The Barb Bottitta Team of Lehigh Valley Home Experts

The Barb Bottitta Team of Lehigh Valley Home Experts Why choose our team? Our licensed agents, experienced staff and well tested systems will smooth the way from starting line to contract dotted line. Visit www.Bottitta.com to view videos of homes for sale, client testimonials & our team in action.

Just in time for the warmer weather, our Spring Buyer, Seller and Millennial Real Estate guides are now available.  Just...
03/24/2019
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just in time for the warmer weather, our Spring Buyer, Seller and Millennial Real Estate guides are now available. Just click below and then on the "Guides" menu option in the upper right corner to download your eGuides for you or someone you know who may be buying or selling a home this Spring!

A lot of good points, especially the section about having a rental agreement in writing - "From this, a cottage industry...
03/22/2019
AARP

A lot of good points, especially the section about having a rental agreement in writing - "From this, a cottage industry has emerged. Companies like Silvernest and Roommates4Boomers charge a fee to match older renters and homeowners and help with background checks. Nonprofits such as Home Share Now in Vermont pair older homeowners with housemates who may help with chores. ***“There is a lot of discussion about the Golden Girls model,”

Older Americans are seeking companionship, mutual care and, in some cases, a less expensive living situation.

03/21/2019
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

This is not just a place, but a people oriented video about the Lehigh Valley. Do you see someone or someplace in this video that you feel strongly about? Do you agree? - it takes a Valley, not a Village!

Lehigh Valley has been and always will be home to those with great vision. We don't just innovate; we elevate. Our new video by Fire Rock Productions demonstrates that we are a region committed to excellence, where anything is possible. #lvmadepossible

The key to selling your house in 2019 is making sure your house is Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)! That way, your hom...
03/21/2019
Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

The key to selling your house in 2019 is making sure your house is Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)! That way, your home will be seen by the most buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market! My team and I are the Lehigh Valley Home Experts at PTSI and at marketing your home for PTSI. Call/text us at 610-216-9012 and we'll sit down with you to review home prices in your LV neighborhood. #LehighValley #SellingYourHome

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a

Who's the sports fan in your family?  Andrew Garcia Phillips, the creator of Chartball, is a good friend of our  son and...
03/20/2019
Chartball, Sports Data Visualization

Who's the sports fan in your family? Andrew Garcia Phillips, the creator of Chartball, is a good friend of our son and a partner in many UpStatement.com projects. Search http://www.chartball.com/posters/ for your favorite team, city or college. Andy did a great poster for Villanova when they've won NCAA championships. These posters make great birthday presents.

The overlap of sports + data + design, from award-winning designer Andrew Garcia Phillips.

Happy St Patrick's Weekend - Do you have the "luck of the Irish"?  It takes more than luck to buy or sell a home!  Conta...
03/15/2019
Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Happy St Patrick's Weekend - Do you have the "luck of the Irish"? It takes more than luck to buy or sell a home! Contact the Bottitta Team for all your real estate questions and needs. Call/Text 610-216-9012 before interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, which have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018, start to rise again.

Some Highlights: Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018. Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home! Buying now will allow you to start earning equity today!

Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spr...
03/08/2019
Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sellers! Get prepared now to stand out in the crowd! Call or Text us for details: 484-788-2160

Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST. Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spring bri

One expert's opinion:  "Moderating home prices combined with gains in household income will boost housing affordability,...
03/06/2019
2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

One expert's opinion: "Moderating home prices combined with gains in household income will boost housing affordability, bringing more buyers to the market in the coming months.” The outlook is bright for sellers and buyers in 2019 - thinking about jumping in? Call/Text 484-788-2160 today.

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached height

KW Northampton and Law Allenown offices end 2018 in the #1 and 2 spots for all Real Estate offices in the Valley!
03/02/2019

KW Northampton and Law Allenown offices end 2018 in the #1 and 2 spots for all Real Estate offices in the Valley!

#Factsmatter The numbers don't lie.

✔️ We are the # 1️⃣ brand in the Lehigh Valley and hold the most market share! Hands down....Period... 🎤 drop.
✔️#1 Innovative Company
✔️#1 Best place to work
✔️#1 Best place to work for women
✔️#1 Best in Culture
✔️Over 1 billion in profit share given back to its agents

Join the movement and the company that places the agent at the center of the real estate conversation. Join the company that fights for its agents and provides them the best tools, tech, and support.

Contact us for a confidential conversation on how we can build your business. If your split is anything but 100% it is worth the conversation.

Team Leader Sam Del Rosario ☎️ 610-762-6631
Keller Williams Real Estate - Allentown 610-435-1800

#WeareKW #1KW #Factsmatter #Truth #Tech #Agent #Techenabledagent #Facts #Truth #Realestate #Realtor

If you plan on buying a home this spring, meet with a member of our team who can help prepare you for today’s local ma...
02/27/2019
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

If you plan on buying a home this spring, meet with a member of our team who can help prepare you for today’s local market before rates increase! Call/Text 610-216-9012

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change f

Buyers who were unable to find a home in 2018 are out in force, and there are even more coming!  Don’t wait for the ma...
02/19/2019
2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers

Buyers who were unable to find a home in 2018 are out in force, and there are even more coming! Don’t wait for the market to heat up! Be ahead of the curve and sell your house at the best possible price! There are plenty of buyers entering the market! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current homeowner looking to move-up to your next home. TEXT 484-788-2160 and let’s get together to discuss your real estate needs!

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming! NerdWallet’s 2018 Home B

02/12/2019

Are you planning on selling your house in 2019? You will no doubt have more than 4 questions on your mind, but knowing the answers to these will get you started with confidence! Let's get together to answer these and any other questions you may have! Text us at 484-788-2160 and we'll make sure you have the right answers to all your questions.

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the item...
02/12/2019
The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move, but also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home! And if you're not moving now, you will some day, and this post gives you the tips to get started now on decluttering. If you are thinking about moving down or down the road, contact the Bottitta Team for advice on how to prepare and what to do.

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of T

This is an excellent summary of all the advantages and tools that KW agents have over other real estate franchises.  Alt...
02/05/2019

This is an excellent summary of all the advantages and tools that KW agents have over other real estate franchises. Although Keller Williams Real Estate - Allentown didn't have all these tech tools when we became partners in this office over 14 years ago, the education, income and culture of KW made it clear to us that this was a company we wanted to be a part of. *** Are you or anyone you know thinking of a new career? ***Contact us and we'll gladly explain the Keller model and share the KW culture with you! Text "KW" to 484-788-2160.

Congratulations Fred! Proud that you are one of our Lehigh Valley Home Experts.
02/02/2019

Congratulations Fred! Proud that you are one of our Lehigh Valley Home Experts.

Please congratulate our first Agent of the Month for 2019, Fred Hutterer, who was voted by his peers as someone who demonstrates Keller Williams Culture. Fred demonstrates hard workmanship and leadership everyday. He devotes his time to coming into the market center to learn and provide knowledge/experience to other agents. He is an active member on the Agent Leadership Council, which is a voluntary position, and obviously wins best dressed in the office! Thank you for actively being apart of our Market Center, Fred! As a reward for your service your office bill for the month of January has been waived!! Great Job!

Part of our culture is recognizing those individuals who are not only successful in sales, but also contributes to the value that is Keller Williams. We recognize our agents and support them to be more than just a Realtor.

#Success #Agentofthemonth #Realtor #Realestate #Allentown #Mindset #KellerWilliams #KW

36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agen...
01/25/2019
Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold by an owner with no Realtor representation. Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss the advantages of having the Bottitta Team on your side. Call/Text 484-788-2160 today!

Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year di

You could be seeing these 24 vendors at Triangle Park as soon as February:  Hausman Fruit Farm, North Star Orchard, Dove...
01/23/2019
Emmaus Farmers' Market is moving to Triangle Park

You could be seeing these 24 vendors at Triangle Park as soon as February: Hausman Fruit Farm, North Star Orchard, Dove Song Dairy, Backyard Bison, Ridge Valley Farm, The Flour Shop, Saxman Breads, Backyard Beans Coffee Company, Blue Mountain Winery, Eight Oakes Craft Distillers, The Big Red Barn, Easton Salsa, Schocharie Ridge Orchard & Apiary, Stagecoach Orchard Apiary, BAD Farm, Breakaway Farms, Ironstone Creamery, Lemon Tree Lane Kitchen, Lettuce Alone Farm, Mediterranean Delicacy, Red Earth Farm, Teprovich Farm and Bakery, Tooth of the Lion and Wild Fox Farm.

Emmaus Farmers' Market is moving as early as February.

01/10/2019
Lehigh Valley Home Values on the Rise

During 2018, home values increased nationally by over 5%! Final 2018 numbers for the Lehigh Valley aren't available yet, but for the 1st 9 months of the year, prices were up 2.3%, and even higher in some areas of the Valley. If you are planning on selling your home in 2019 you may be pleasantly surprised by your appreciation. Every neighborhood is different. Call/Text us at 484-788-2160 if you are curious just how much your home has gone up in value!

This winter has been relatively mild so far, but that's about to change per the weather forecast.  This post has some go...
01/08/2019
Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

This winter has been relatively mild so far, but that's about to change per the weather forecast. This post has some good info for you if you are a homeowner looking to take advantage of your home equity by investing in a vacation home. Want help? Let’s get together to discuss your options! We can even recommend Realtors who will represent your best interests when buying in a "vacation market" - Call/text 484-788-2160 for assistance.

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate. For those homeowners staying at their first residence, AccuWeather warns: “The

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices in the starter home market have appreciated faster than any o...
01/07/2019

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices in the starter home market have appreciated faster than any other category over the last year, at 8.5%. At the same time, inventory in this category has dropped 14.2%. This is great news if you own a starter home and are looking to move up to a larger home as the equity in your home has risen as prices have gone up. Contact us and we'll help you evaluate you options!

Research by the National Association of Realtors in their 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that,“the m...
01/07/2019
Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Research by the National Association of Realtors in their 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that,

“the median selling price for all FSBO homes was $200,000 last year. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $264,900 – nearly $65,000 more for the typical home sale.”

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counterin

Learn more about what this group is doing to preserve the Lehigh Valley's architectural history by visiting Allentown Pr...
01/06/2019

Learn more about what this group is doing to preserve the Lehigh Valley's architectural history by visiting Allentown Preservation League

There is a professional photographer documenting the whole complex, but here are a few highlights of the Allentown State Hospital, originally built as a homeopathic hospital. Highlights include the central administrative offices, rotunda, auditorium, and chapel. The front entry had a second floor porch originally, accessed by a set of double doors.

If you are planning to list your house for sale this year (or any time in the near future), here are the top four home i...
01/04/2019
Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you are planning to list your house for sale this year (or any time in the near future), here are the top four home improvement projects (with cost estimates) that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impress

This house was for sale for 6 months in 2018, but didn't sell when listed with another RE company.  After Barb and Fred ...
01/04/2019

This house was for sale for 6 months in 2018, but didn't sell when listed with another RE company. After Barb and Fred assumed the listing and made their staging and pricing changes, it was under agreement in less than 2 days. Buying or selling in 2019? - contact the LV Home Experts!

The 2018 market started strong and  prospects for the 2019 Real Estate market nationally are improving per this post. Th...
01/03/2019
24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

The 2018 market started strong and prospects for the 2019 Real Estate market nationally are improving per this post. The Lehigh Valley, PA market is typically a little behind and has lower numbers than the national market. We have had 3 months in a row when the median sales price went up, but we have not yet had 3 consecutive months of increasing inventory. Low unemployment is keeping local demand for houses strong. Thinking of buying or selling? Call/Text our team at 484-788-2160 for an analysis of your neighborhood and your situation.

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 a

Here's our first post of 2019 - The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly ho...
01/02/2019
Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch

Here's our first post of 2019 - The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, is the amount of home you can afford to buy for the budget you have available to spend. Call/text us at 484-788-2160 to talk about your Purchasing Power in the Lehigh Valley housing market. #LehighValleyHomes #HomeBuyers

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the real estate puzzle you

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Why you should choose Barb Bottitta’s Lehigh Valley Home Experts: "Helping our clients to achieve their home buying goals is almost like building a home. If you had one individual who had to clear the land, put in the foundation, do the framework, electrical, plumbing, finish carpentry and paint it would take forever and the results would not be as good as if you had an expert craftsman who specialized in each task. It’s the same thing in Real Estate. If one individual had to do everything, whether it’s searching the MLS for new listings, advertising, going on listing appointments, returning feedback calls, working with buyers, working with sellers or checking for all the legal and financial aspects of a closing, there’s no way one person can get it all done and do a superior job at each task. I feel so blessed to have such an incredible team working with me and for our clients. Each member of the team contributes to the synergy that allows us to provide you Real Estate services that exceed your expectations and help you to achieve your home buying and selling goals. My Team and I take pride in providing our clients, the very best in service, real estate expertise and Internet technology. Our experience and professionalism benefit you, our clients, with all your home purchasing and selling needs. " Barb

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