News | Michael A. Kelczewski

Should First-Time Buyers Bypass the Venerable Starter Home?

Via The Street Han Chang doesn’t believe in starter homes — and he shares that sentiment with a burgeoning number of younger Americans. Chang, co-founder of Investmentzen.com, recently moved from San Francisco to Austin to become a first time homebuyer, but he’s aiming higher than first-time buyers historically have. “My wife and I are totally […]

23 May 2016 0

House hunting: 7 lovely Victorian-era homes

An Excerpt Via The Week Wilmington, Delaware. This Richardsonian Romanesque home was built in 1901 with iron ore bricks. Details include original stained-glass windows, hand-carved reliefs, and oak molding. Commercially zoned, the property is close to area hospitals and public transit. $1,250,000. Michael Kelczewski, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty, (302) 645-6500. Original Source: http://theweek.com/articles/441341/house-hunting-7-lovely-victorianera-homes

23 May 2016 0

The Ins and Outs of Getting Started in Real Estate

Via BPlans If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you love talking to others, building connections, and helping out—you’re a people person. If this is the case, the real estate industry is a perfect career choice because it relies on you having excellent people skills in order to be successful. And, if on […]

19 May 2016 0

Buying a Historic Home: What You Need to Know

Via Homes.com You’ve always dreamed of buying a historic home with 100-year-old hardwood floors and a hand-carved fireplace mantle. And if the property has a historically significant tie to the community, you’ll probably be even more in love with the idea of restoring its rich history. However, there are some regulations in regard to restoring […]

5 May 2016 0

Ultra-Luxury Real Estate: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Via Investopedia A major driver of demand for luxury homes after the global recession was a coterie of wealthy international investors seeking a safe place to earn superior returns in a low-interest-rate environment. As they’ve pulled back due to international events such as plummeting oil prices and slowing economic growth in China, as well as […]

5 May 2016 0

Bid or bad? The appeal and risks of buying a home at auction

Via NewSok It’s easy to get caught up in the competitive excitement of an auction. Bidding up the price of your spouse’s baked goods for charity or snagging an antique clock at a fraction of its value is one thing. But the stakes rise considerably when it comes to landing a solid deal via a […]

5 May 2016 0

On The Market: English Manor on Chester County countryside

A private English pub room in the lower level, adjacent to a stone hearth fireplace and billiards room, make it easy to feel closer to London than Philadelphia. On the Market profiles homes for sale in the Philadelphia region. Gail Sanders and her husband Dariel partnered with renowned local architect Peter Batchelor to custom design […]

25 Nov 2015 0

Why move to Delaware?

The state of Delaware is ideally located in between 4 major North East cites – only a 90 minute drive to NYC, 25 minutes commute to Philadelphia, or 100 miles to Washington D.C. Recreational avenues also abound; the resort areas of Rehoboth Beach (http://www.cityofrehoboth.com/) and the Pocono Mountains (http://www.800poconos.com/) are within a 2 hours drive […]

27 May 2015 0

Wilmington Seeks a Youthful Energy Downtown

WILMINGTON, Del. — In a downtown district previously characterized by pawnshops and check-cashing stores, hundreds of apartments are being built here for a new generation of young professionals who want to live and play in the communities where they work. Buildings that have been vacant or underused for years are being demolished or rebuilt in […]

27 May 2015 0