Delap Real Estate Welcomes Laura Sandvik!

We at Delap Real Estate are thrilled to welcome another top agent to our team.  Laura Sandvik recently joined us, and we could not be more pleased.  Read more about Laura in her own words, right [...]

How to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Without Hurting a Sale

Should you keep your home on the market during the holiday season?  In our busy Northampton area real estate market, there are always buyers out there.  While some sellers may prefer to not to [...]

Delap Real Estate Welcomes Lisa Palumbo!

We at Delap Real Estate are pleased and extremely proud to welcome Lisa Palumbo to our team! In the past year, Lisa sold over $15 million in real-estate transactions conducted throughout the [...]

Offers and Counter-offers— Doing the Dance

In a seller’s market, often a buyer only gets one chance—if there are competing bids, you do your highest and best, right from the start, one and done.   But if the area is not in hot [...]

What the Heck is a Kickout Clause?

In our fast-moving Northampton real estate market, buyers often find themselves with a dilemma.  They are on the lookout for that perfect new home, but they  can’t buy unless they sell [...]

Multi-generational Living—a New Trend?

“Good night, Daddy.” “Good night, Grandpa.” “Good night, Grandma.” “Good night, John-Boy.” For many boomers, those words evoke memories of the 1970s CBS TV classic, The Waltons, about a Great [...]

Can I Get an FHA Loan for a Condo Purchase?

Buying a condo is a great way to begin home ownership.  While a decade ago there were not many complexes to choose from in Northampton area real estate, currently there are many choices, from [...]

Bidding Wars—Can you “Win”? The “Escalation Offer”

In our Northampton area, inventory of available homes is thin, especially this year.  Many times, all it takes is an Open House to generate several offers.  While this shows that the property has [...]

Is Your New Neighborhood Pet-Friendly?

Many of us could not imagine life without a lovable pup to accompany us on a jog, a hike or even to work.  Sometimes this can be a consideration when you are searching for a new home to buy!  Is [...]

How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment?

  The down payment on a property can be confusing, especially to a first-time homebuyer.  The down payment may range from 0% (for a Veteran’s Administration loan) to 30% for a [...]

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