Butera Blog

July 6, 2018

Homes with blue bathrooms sell for more

Choosing the right paint color for your bathroom can result in a huge return on your investment, according to Zillow’s 2017 Paint Analysis. Thousands of homes sold in the Philadelphia area were examined to see how certain wall colors impacted the home’s sale price. A $50 can of paint and ...

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March 20, 2018

NEW DATA: Top high schools in Pennsylvania by SAT scores

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has published the SAT test scores for public high schools statewide. We've put together a ranking of the top-scoring schools in the state with at least 30 test-takers – based on the total mean score. Some of the highest ranking schools ...

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March 20, 2018

Subscriptions that make homeownership easy!

1. Filter Easy

Air filters delivered to your doorstep when you need it. They are high quality and made in the USA. 
Pro Tip from Maria on The Pam Butera Group: "I use Filter Easy and it has lowered my heating costs and keeps my heater in great condition ...
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Feb. 28, 2018

Don't fall short of your New Year's Resolution to buy a home!

Don't fall short of your New Year's Resolution to buy a home! 80% of new year resolutions fail by the end February. Don't become a statistic and let your resolution to buy a new home this year become another dream. NOW is the time to start prepping ...

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Feb. 19, 2018

How To Outsmart Your Mortgage Company!

 

One extra mortgage payment each year adds up. Where does the strategy come in? Most months have four weeks, which means that in those months, you'll be paying the exact same amount as if you made your typical monthly payment Each year, a few months have a fifth ...

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Posted in Butera Blog, Mortgage
Feb. 9, 2018

When it snows in Philadelphia, the Fun Begins

(image curtasy of: http://www.phillymag.com)

When winter arrives in Philadelphia, there’s no reason to be glum. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you (and the entire family!) entertained from November to March. Whether your idea of winter fun is trying out a new sport or enjoying ...

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Nov. 9, 2017

Why you should become a landlord

Hi, it’s Pam with the Pam Butera Group with another ask pam.

Have you thought about becoming a landlord?  there are 3 great reasons to do it…

First is the extra cash… let your renters pay off the mortgage and the bills… what’s left over is gravy.. use it ...

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Posted in Butera Blog, Investing
Oct. 24, 2017

Zestimates are often not right

 

 

Hi it’s Pam with the pam butera group with another ask pam… In today’s world.. we understand that folks looking to buy or sell a home hit the internet for research.  A common stop is Zillow… and that means the site’s Zestimates… Many think this estimate is ...

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Oct. 10, 2017

6 Things you might not think about when refinancing your home

Hi, it’s Pam with the Pam Butera Group with another Ask Pam. Are you planning to refinance your home this year? Here are 6 things you might not think of when refinancing your home 1) You’ll have to get an appraisal 2) You’ll need to pay closing costs 3) You’ll ...

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Posted in Butera Blog, Mortgage
Oct. 1, 2017

How to cut your electricity bill with out really trying

Switch to LED light bulbs

About four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, LEDs last for years. The "lumens" number indicates the amount of light emitted; use this to compare bulbs.

 

 

Install a programmable thermostat

With this device, you can automatically adjust the temperature to reflect where ...
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