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Lessons for Success

by Jacky Coyne Damis

 

Personal development is a lifelong commitment for those seeking lasting success. This means not just creating, but maintaining a positive outlook on life which includes surrounding ourselves with positivity; both through people and experience is essential. As Zig Ziglar, an author and salesman once said, “your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Our attitudes are constructed from and reflective of our effort; what we put into life, we will receive back.

In order to be successful, it is incredibly important to keep our minds sharp and constantly up to date. This means...

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Simple Ways to Help Maintain Your Credit Score

It is exciting to shop for and find your dream home, but during that process there are a few things you will want to consider prior to making that jump. Maintaining your credit score is pertinent to the process of applying for mortgages; good credit scores can get you better mortgage rates and opportunities. Since the holiday season is almost upon us, this will be especially important to keep in mind.

 

Here, we have accumulated a list of ways in which you can help maintain your credit score:

 

  1. Don’t change your job before applying for a home loan.

Along with that, while searching for a home wrong time to become self-employed or quit your job. You want to show lenders stability,...

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Team Damis Reaching International Markets

One of Team Damis’ featured agents, Marie Scarpulla, recently received the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). CIPS designees have undergone specialized training to complete global transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk, helping to serve clients in over 45 countries around the world. This exciting development has allowed Team Damis to reach international markets, with Marie’s regions of specialization in North America and Western Europe; furthermore, her countries of specialization include the U.S.A. and Italy.

When Marie Scarpulla visited her grandparent’s town in Italy in 2017, she rediscovered her love of all things Italian. She sees a viable connection between the established Italian-American...

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The Five Golden Rules of Home Staging

Article: The Five Golden Rules of Homestaging

Author: Nick Caruso

When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the infographic below shows, the following five golden rules of home staging will help you show off its best assets:

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5 Reasons for Graduates to Start a Career in Real Estate

 by: Richard Nolan

Choosing which career path to go down is the biggest decision a graduate has to make and should never be rushed. As a graduate, you should first do your research to see if what you want to do is viable. If you've considered getting into the real estate business, you will discover it is a vast field to pursue on your professional journey.

Here are five reasons why it'd be beneficial to begin a real estate career after graduation:

You Get to Be Your Own Boss

Real estate agents are independent workers. A graduate will find that they'll get to make their own decisions. You will see that they are the ones scheduling their work. It is up to them to grow their client list and decide on the marketing strategies they want to use. The...

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Independence Place Condos

Independence Place Condos

Luxury Condominiums

History

Independence Place Tower 1 was started in the early 80's and by 1986 both tower 1 and 2 were completed. These two condo towers, designed by the Salkin Group, consist of 487 units located on one of the most picturesque blocks in Philadelphia....

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The Residences at Dockside Condominiums

The Residences at Dockside

Luxury Condominiums

History

The Residences at Dockside stands today as a landmark building, located along Christopher Columbus Boulevard at 7th Street. Designed and constructed by The DePaul Group, The Residences at Dockside substantiates the firm’s reputation of innovation,...

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210 Rittenhouse Condominiums and Hotel

210 Rittenhouse Condominiums and Hotel

Condos with the Luxury of a 5-Star Hotel

 

History

The building at 210 Rittenhouse combines condominiums, hotel rooms, and office space in a single building of the historic center city district. The building opened to guests in 1989, however the site...

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Suburbs Lagging Philadelphia in Real Estate Pricing

by Caitlin McCabe, philly.com

The Philadelphia suburbs aren’t what they used to be — at least when it comes to home-sale prices.

For the fifth year in a row, the suburban counties saw a near-negligible increase in median home-sale price, ticking up just 0.9 percent overall in 2016 to end the fourth quarter at $231,000. (Median is the middle number; half the houses sold for more, half for less.)

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Society Hill Towers

Society Hill Towers

Why these historical structures still enhance modern living.

History

Within the Center City district of Philadelphia, Society Hill stands today as a model of what can come from urban renewal. Having been the target of redevelopment by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission in the 1950’s, Society Hill...

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Top 10 Holiday Light Attractions in Philadelphia

Top 10 Holiday Light Attractions in Philadelphia

There is no better time to explore everything Philadelphia has to offer than during the holidays when the city is covered in holiday lights and decorations. From the iconic light show at Macy's, to the secretly tucked away displays on Smedley Street, there is an event for everyone. Team Damis representatives have listed their favorite 10 holiday light events (plus a bonus event on the December 10th), to make your holiday in Philadelphia perfect!

 

1. Miracle on South 13th Street

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Top 5 Fireplaces in Philly Presented by Team Damis!

Our team at Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors is well versed in finding not only great homes in the neighborhood, but also finding your tucked away secrets too. This week's feature: The Top 5 Fireplaces in the City. Take some time this cold winter to check out these great locations!

Plough & the Stars 123 Chestnut Street, (215) 733-0300 With an impressive draft and bottle selection, true pub fare with ample seating and charismatic bar staff this is a Marie Scarpulla and a Team Damis favorite on a chilly winter night!

Race Street Cafe 208 Race Street, (215) 627-6181 The late night happy hour, interesting...

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10 Must-See Philadelphia Parks from Team Damis

10 Must-See Philadelphia Parks from Team Damis

 

Philadelphia’s diverse landscape provides the opportunity for adventure to anyone. In no other city can you travel from an urban park, like Rittenhouse, to a hidden swimming hole in just 20 minutes. Team Damis representatives have listed 10 parks, which could make your time in Philadelphia full of opportunity, exploration and excitement!

 

1)   Forbidden...

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Coolest Spot for Ice Cream in Each Philadelphia Neighborhood

Coolest Spot for Ice Cream in Each Philadelphia Neighborhood

If you’re moving this summer, like so many Philadelphians, take a break from touring homes and the summer heat and escape to your local ice cream shop. There’s no better way to prepare yourself for packing than a delicious bowl of ice cream. The locations below are local small businesses of Philadelphia, and a great indication of the thriving neighborhoods they are surrounded...

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