For most people buying, selling, or renting real estate in the Lehigh Valley and beyond can be a daunting task. Steve and Sandy Camarano, Realtors with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Inc., have brought together resources, and a team of real estate and mortgage professionals to get you to the closing table in a timely and enjoyable fashion.
Through the years of living and building various businesses in the Lehigh Valley we have developed a strong network of resources from title, mortgage, home insurance, home inspection, repair and remodeling services.
We can and will work 24/7 to make your journey into buying a home in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and beyond an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The Camarano Team welcomes a new team member, Linda Partenope!
Linda is originally from Boston, Massachusetts but she spent most of her life in Staten Island, New York before moving to the beautiful Lehigh Valley in 2008. She now lives in Lower Macungie with her two sons, Nick (27) and Matt (24) and a loveable golden retriever, Jake.
Linda has worked as a legal assistant for over 25 years at law firms in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with varying legal specialties, including real estate. She has extensive experience in working with both builders and buyers, preparing sale contracts, coordinating with banks and mortgage lenders, assisting title companies in clearing exceptions, preparing closing documents, maintaining attorney trust accounts and most importantly, providing clients with both professional and personal service.
And on a personal note:
“Just for the record, my teammate Sandy Camarano found my family a beautiful home in the Lehigh Valley, and I am honored to be joining the Sandy & Steve Camarano Team. It is my hope to provide clients with the same outstanding professional and personal service that was provided to me!” -Linda Partenope
Weekly News Articles:
How Much Resale Value for a Garage?
By P J Wade
When you’re planning renovations to boost the resale value of your home, don’t overlook the other money maker on your property – your garage.
The ideas and suggestions offered here are aimed at detached garages, but most apply to attached garages as well:
1. Know your target buyers
Will this outside space represent true value to the buyers you’re counting on to pay top dollar? If so, transform it into the best garage it can be. How can your garage separate your property from the competition? This may mean tearing down the worn-out version and building a new one, or adding a garage if none exists. Adding electrical power and running water can add value, but check value appreciation against costs and permit expenses before you undertake these changes.
2. Know your zoning bylaws
If your municipality allows accommodation to be added to a garage, the additional space and any related income may be the deciding factor for some buyers. If an occupancy permit is out of the question, the garage can still double as an art studio, workshop, or man cave, and differentiate your property from the neighbors. Will your zoning allow the space to be used for a home-based business? Read more at: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/sellersadvice1/item/31161-20141016-how-much-resale-value-for-a-garage
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