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“Light Up Erdenheim!” Shines on Christmas Eve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Light Up Erdenheim” Shines Bright on Christmas Eve

Erdenheim, PA — On Christmas Eve, more than 2000 luminary bags were placed on the sidewalks throughout various sections of Erdenheim in celebration of the holiday season.

“Light Up Erdenheim” was the brainchild of local businessman, Edward A. Welch, III of Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. and was co-sponsored by other local businesses, Jon Massari-State Farm Insurance and McCloy Construction. These illuminated bags lit up the streets and created a beautiful runway, which added to the festive neighborhood spirit of the season.

“Thank you for the luminary bags. What a wonderful idea. We walked around the neighborhood around 10PM and it was magical. We really appreciate the time and effort you all took to make this happen,” said Erdenheim resident, Janice Rittenhouse.

“Thank you. We enjoyed coming home to Erdenheim on Christmas Eve and being greeted by the luminaries that lit the way. Very nice, greatly appreciated”, commended neighbor, Neil.

“We are incredibly pleased that we could do something to give back our wonderfully supportive neighbors. It took a bit of work to make it happen, but it was worth it,” stated Mr. Welch.
Higgins & Welch hopes to make this an annual event which will grow bigger by enlisting neighbors to join the effort.

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc, is a forward-minded, regional brokerage whose foundations date back to 1976 and provides professional real estate sales, appraisal, consulting services and title and settlement service for both Residential and Commercial clients throughout the nine county Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
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Luminary press release

Light Up Erdenheim!!!

Appraisers & Sales Agents – Congressional Testimony (Modernizing the Appraisal)

Appraisers & Agents,

We’ve reached the point in our Philadelphia real estate market life cycle where agreed upon sales values are frequently not supported by historical data. Multiple layers of appraisal regulatory requirements are extending completion times and delaying settlement dates. These factors are creating issues between transactional parties with blame often placed on the real estate appraiser.

Complicating matters, have been increasing and costly professional licensure requirements that has resulted in a lack of new appraisers entering the profession; and a lack of competent or credible appraisers. As a certified appraiser or licensed real estate broker/agent, it is crucial that you understand the current state of affairs and play a role in shaping them.

This past Wednesday, a Congressional hearing was held on “Modernizing the Appraisal”. Several organizations (Appraisal Subcommittee, The Appraisal Foundation, Appraisal Institute, National Association of Home Builders, and others) were able to testify. It is a lengthy video, though relevant to remain educated and participatory for both appraisers and agents. It is now available to watch online.

A link describing the “Subject of the Testimony” is:

http://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/111616_hi_memo.pdf

The link to view the hearing is below.  The hearing starts at the 10:25 mark (it is a static screen before that).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XwhTQsguYI

 

 

Graditude

All,

Each morning, my children wake up to the message board in our home hanging near the refrigerator and where we eat breakfast. There is usually a doodle or cartoon sketch and notes about the day’s schedule; and there are always the words “Love” and a “Rule of the Day.” Today’s Rule of the day was “Be thankful for the simple things.”

Each day, I am thankful for the intelligent, diligent and dedicated individuals on our team; and think about how each of us bring unique skills, experience and value. I have tremendous gratitude as we look forward to the holiday season, and toward a new year.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward

 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families,  

 Edward Anthony Welch, III, ASA

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Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc and Commonwealth Agency, Inc. Form Strategic Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2016
Edward A. Welch, III Broker of Record
215-247-5000
ewelch@welchgroup.net

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc and Commonwealth Agency, Inc. Form Strategic Partnership

Erdenheim, PA: Welch Settlement Services, LLC, an affiliate of Higgins & Welch Real Estate Inc. and Commonwealth Agency, Inc. announce a partnership to offer prompt and efficient title insurance and settlement services though it’s new company Commonwealth Residential Title, LLC

This alliance will strategically unite two like-minded longtime Greater Philadelphia Area real estate companies, enabling an increased regional footprint and efficiencies of operations while adding an additional layer of review and customer service.

“We are pleased to expand with Commonwealth Residential Title, LLC. The diversity of our real estate services and wide range of clients is a powerful combination”, said Edward A. Welch III, President of Welch Settlement Services, LLC, “Every client and transaction is viewed as our most important opportunity and our goal is to exceed expectations. The increased volume combined with our scalable capacity positions us to complete larger projects now, and be able to continue to focus on service during the next market down-cycle. ”

“This is a perfect match that will give customers a more streamlined experience,” said Marc Franzoni, President of Commonwealth Residential Title, LLC, “We understand that buying real estate is a serious event and we strive to keep our clients from ever feeling confused or overwhelmed. We also recognize the value in a partner offering sales, appraisal and property management services.”

An integrated and secure online process utilizing the iOrderExpress system ensures all parties have access to upload and download title related documents; as well as track communication and activity. Make your initial request for title insurance via email to orders@welchtitle.com and your account will be created.

About Welch Settlement Services, LLC
Welch Settlement Services, LLC adds to the full suite of services provided by Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc., which offers professional real estate sales, appraisal, property management, development and consulting services for both residential and commercial clients throughout the nine-county Philadelphia metropolitan area. Higgins & Welch Real
Estate, Inc. is a forward-minded regional firm whose foundations date back to 1976.

About Commonwealth Residential Title, LLC
The Commonwealth Agency, Inc. is the parent company of Commonwealth Residential Title, LLC and is one of the Philadelphia region’s premier title insurance companies. It has over 40 years and tens of thousands of closing and experience in both the Philadelphia and New Jersey markets.

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Read full press release- here and here.

Selling a home built on memories

This is why I love real estate.

We met Maxine more than three years ago after she called from a flyer solicitation mailed to the Township in which she lived. We spent those three years working hand in hand with her, sorting through a lifetime of more than 90 years. Over 65 of those years in the same home she now wanted to sell.

The accumulation of memories connected with every corner of the home was vast, to say the least! Pricing, marketing and selling the property was no problem. It was easy, because we eat sleep and breathe real estate. Selling a box of memories full of love, loss, childhood, first steps, music lessons, and an endless swirl of milestones – this is a more delicate task.

For the physical process of cleaning out the house, we hired a long time trusted clean out/auctioneer who assisted in sorting through all of the furniture, artwork, books, photographs and documents.

With limited mobility and traveling from Center City Philadelphia to her former Suburban neighborhood once or twice a week, Maxine would meet me at the house and sort through belongings.

Things that were to be kept for the family were placed in one section; items of value were then placed in two different categories (sell or donate); and items of no value were discarded.

The monetary value raised was hundreds of thousands of dollars; a total of 60,000 pounds of items cleaned out, 42,000 pounds of which were refuse; and personal effects resulted in a small storage unit to protect for future generations.

Every photograph, art piece, knick knack, document – everything – had a history and an emotional value.

The education I received on all matters ranging from art to music to local history – and life lessons such as marriage and raising children – were priceless.

Yes, we sold another amazing property in a perfect location. But the real value was in helping to relive and box up those decades of memories; and what we learned along the way.

This is why I love real estate.

Edward A. Welch

Announcement: Svitlana Lykhatska joins Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc.

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc is pleased to announce Svitlana Lykhatska.

Lana is a long-time Philadelphia Area native. Recently earning her real estate sales licensure in Pennsylvania, Lana looks forward to applying her outgoing personality honed in her years in the service industry into real estate sales. She is multi-lingual, and speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish. Lana is a welcome addition to Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. whose diverse services span commercial and residential real estate sales, appraisals, property management, and consulting.

In addition to general real estate sales with Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc., Lana will also focus on investment properties, rental leasing, and first time homebuyers from Center City and throughout Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County.

Lana looks forward to broadening her focus in the Greater Philadelphia Area and continuing to provide the high levels of service and expertise for which Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. is known. You can rest assured that every aspect of your home purchase or sale will be handled efficiently and virtually stress free. If you are looking for an experienced, honest, hard-working team, you have found them.

As a member of Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc, Lana has joined a forward-minded, regional brokerage whose foundations date back to 1976. Clients benefit from synergies between the sales and property management department, and appraisal and consulting departments.

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. provides professional real estate sales, appraisal, property management, and consulting services for both Residential and Commercial clients throughout the nine county Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

We, at Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc, along with Lana Lykhatska welcome the opportunity to provide you with the superior solutions and services to which you are accustomed. We look forward to serving you now and in the future.

Please contact me directly with questions and don’t forget to visit us on the web at www.welchgroup.net. You may also reach Lana Lykhatska at slykhatska@welchgroup.net.

Edward A. Welch, III, President
o. 215.247.5000
c. 610.331.7655
ewelch@welchgroup.net

Announcement – Svitlana Lykhatska – January 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: Matthew Kruc joins Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc.

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc is pleased to announce Matthew Kruc.

After years working as a successful professional musician, Matthew is now starting anew in the world of real estate. He resides in North East Philadelphia with his growing family. Matthew has embarked on the journey to obtain his real estate appraiser certification and is a welcome addition to Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. whose diverse services span commercial and residential real estate sales, appraisals, property management, and consulting.

In the valuation division with Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc., Matt is familiar with the South and North East Philadelphia area in residential appraisals of all types. He looks forward to building on his experience and providing the high levels of detail and diligence for which both he and Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. are known.

As a member of Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc, Matthew has joined a forward-minded, regional firm whose foundations date back to 1976. Internally, we each strive to effectively motivate our dedicated and diligent staff and promote atmosphere of mutual respect, empowerment, accountability and team commitment.

Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc. provides professional real estate sales, appraisal, property management, and consulting services for both Residential and Commercial clients throughout the nine county Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

We, at Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc, along with Matthew Kruc welcome the opportunity to provide you with the superior solutions and services to which you are accustomed. We look forward to serving you now and in the future.

Please contact me directly with questions and don’t forget to visit us on the web at www.welchgroup.net. You may also reach Matthew Kruc at mkruc@welchgroup.net .

Edward A. Welch, III, President
ewelch@welchgroup.net
215.247.5000 Ext 102