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The holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Whether you are a Black Friday regular or just love the convenience of Cyber Monday (Cyber Week?), may I request you consider adding just one more gift to your gift list? It could make a big difference to a local family in need. The Angel Tree Project, coordinated by the Council Rock School District nurses and volunteer Paul Salvatore, a local Realtor and very active member of the Newtown Business Association, has begun and needs your help, perhaps this year more (4 comments)
The Newtown Historic Association presents its 49th annual Open House Tour this Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm - 11/30/11 03:03 PM
The Newtown Historic Association presents its 49th annual Open House Tour this Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. Six private homes and six public buildings, including the Half-Moon Inn will be on view in Historic Newtown Borough. All the homes in this year’s tour can be reached by foot from the Half-Moon Inn. All tour properties will be decorated for the holidays. Each of the homes on the tour have historic significance and tour guides will be on hand in each home to discuss its historic features. The Half-Moon Inn will feature period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations, re-enactors from (1 comments)
Safety tips for Home sellers who have young kids. - 11/29/11 05:16 PM
Gita Bantwal, from Central Bucks County, has written an excellent post on safety tips for sellers. While Gita focused on young families, her points are well taken and can apply to every seller. Please leave a comment on Gita's blog, I know she will appreciate it very much. Via GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI BUCKS County & Philadelphia, PA HOMES (RE/MAX Centre Realtors): Safety Tips for home sellers who have young kids. When you list your home for sale the agent will take photos of all the rooms. Take down all photos of your young children especially infants and toddlers. You do not want their (3 comments)
The Annual Yardley Olde Fashioned Christmas Parade steps off Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 p.m. from the American Legion on South Main Street, heading north on South Main Street.The sights and sounds of the holiday season are sure to put your family in the holiday mood. Participants in this year's parade include the Marbleheaders with George Washington riding in a Durham boat; The Uptown String Band, American Celts Bagpipes, many costumed characters, A Betterway Farms Belgian Draft Horses, the Pennsbury Marching Band and of course Santa Claus!After the parade, Santa will be visiting with children at the Yardley Community Centre.The Yardley Business Association invites local (2 comments)
Saying Goodbye...Why's it so sad? - 11/20/11 07:40 AM
Saying Goodbye...Why's it so Sad? We must remember the good times we've had.... Three recent closings have been with clients who are either relocating to another city or state or who already live out of town and were handling the sale of a family home from a distance. I will miss these "friends" very much. Real Estate is a funny business - our relationship wiith clients is an intense one. As we ready the property for sale and begin the marketing, we may have contact with our clients on a daily basis. Once the marketing period moves forward, the agent and client might develop a rhythm - (19 comments)
Another Home Sold by Anne Costello - 77 Martha Drive, Fallsington - 11/20/11 07:20 AM
Another Home Sold by Anne Costello - 77 Martha Drive, Fallsington One family moves on to easy retirement living and a young family moves in. The parents are absolutely delighted to move into a great neighborhood with wonderful schools. The daughters are delighted to have nice sized bedrooms to decorate and "chill" in, plus a family room, sunroom and a big yard for entertaining friends and hanging out!
Another Home Sold by Anne Costello - 77 Martha Drive, Fallsington Welcome home to the Village of Nottingham!
Another Home Sold by Anne Costello - 68 Delaware Avenue in Morrisville PA This lovely Morrisville Victorian, cherished by its owners since 1928, has been sold. A young "Son of Morrisville" is looking forward to creating a special home, landscaping the large yard and tinkering in the 3 car detached garage/workshop. Best wishes to the happy new owner! Another Home Sold by Anne Costello - 68 Delaware Avenue in Morrisville, PA (6 comments)
NY, NJ and PA Rainers: How About a Triple Play Meetup? - 11/20/11 04:15 AM
A special invitation to PA and NJ Rainers - Join us a for Meet-up at Triple Play! Phil Faranda has suggested a Meetup in Atlantic City during Triple Play. Please join us! Time and place to be announced. we would love to have you stop by, chat and share your Active rain experiences. Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY: For those of you in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the annual Triple Play convention will be held this December 6-8 in Atlantic City. I have gone to the last two and just registered for this year's event. In (2 comments)
Open House Sunday November 20 1 to 4 PM 265 Liberty Drive, Langhorne - 11/17/11 08:01 AM
Open House Sunday November 20 1 to 4 PM 265 Liberty Drive, Langhorne This two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home awaits a new owner. Best value in Oxford Crossing, Falls Township's gateway townhome community. Conveniently located to malls, shopping, supermarket and all that Historic Bucks County has to offer. Children attend the award winning Pennsbury School District. Open House Sunday November 20 1 to 4 PM 265 Liberty Drive, Langhorne Open House Sunday November 20 1 to 4 PM 265 Liberty Drive, Langhorne Let us welcome you home!
Support the Bucks County Zoo First Annual Zoofest - Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11/14/11 10:21 AM
Support the Bucks County Zoo First Annual Zoofest - Friday, November 18, 2011 Come celebrate at the First Annual ZooFest this Friday evening at Bensalem's Eddington Room. Enjoy an evening with great food, refreshments, entertainment and prizes. All proceeds will be used for the Bucks County Zoo's Education and Conservation Programs.
Support the Bucks County Zoo First Annual Zoofest. We hope to see you there!
Support Small Business Saturday November 26th - 11/14/11 07:14 AM
Support Small Business Saturday November 26th Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year! The Second Annual Small Business Saturday - November 26 reminds us of the contributions that small businesses in our towns and boroughs right here in Bucks County. From Bristol Borough to Quakertown and beyond, thousands of Bucks County small business owners provide goods and services in quaint home town shopping districts and shopping centers. Apparel, electronics, games, toys, bicycle, skis, books, records, jewelry, gourmet foods and so much more is available close to home and close to your heart. Support Small Business Saturday November 26th because when we (5 comments)
The hills are alive in Newtown! - 11/13/11 03:53 PM
The hills are alive in Newtown! What better way for Newtown Arts Company to end their 2011 Season and to usher in the holidays than a production of Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music? This beloved and popular final collaboration of Broadways' renowned composer and lyricist is an excellent entertainment choice as families prepare to celebrate the holiday season. Love, loss and survival are central themes in this heartwarming musical based on the story of The Von Trappe Family Singers. The musical showcases some of Rogers and Hammerstein's most famous songs including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain and the signature The Sound of Music. (8 comments)
Energy & Tech Showcase – November 12 – FREE TO THE PUBLIC – Exhibits! E-Cycling! Seminars! - 11/11/11 08:32 AM
Energy & Tech Showcase – November 12 – FREE TO THE PUBLIC – Exhibits! E-Cycling! Seminars! 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Bucks County Community College-Lower Bucks Campus (Bristol) 1304 Veterans Highway (right off I-95 Bristol Exit), Bristol, PA 19007. Local vendors will display energy efficient products and technologies for residential and commercial buyers to help attendees save money. E-CYCLING OPEN ALL DAY! Bring your old Laptops, PC’s, Printers, Monitors, Phones, Copy Machines & Related Equipment. Sponsored by Keystone Technology Management, LLC, DEP Certified as a computer & electronic waste recycler. SEMINARS:8:00-9:00 am HVAC Contractors & Realtors to learn about programs from the (3 comments)
Discounts and specials to thank our dedicated veterans! - 11/11/11 06:49 AM
Discounts and specials to thank our dedicated veterans! Many US companies, restaurants and attractions are taking advantage of Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 to thank our dedicated servicemen and women with discounts, free meals and free gifts! See the partial list of participating venues. Applebee's Champp's Chili's Denny's Famous dave's Golden Corral Hooter's McCormick & Schmick's (Sunday Nov 13) Olive Garden Outback Steakhouse Subway Texas Roadhouse TGI Friday's Uno Chicago Grill Lowe's Home Depot Anheuser-Busch Parks National Parks Amazon 7-Eleven And many, many more! Check out many more discounts and free offers at The Military Wallet's free (7 comments)
5th Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Day Parade - 11/11/11 05:15 AM
The 5th Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Day Parade takes place Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM. The parade begins at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Long Acre Lane and proceeds southward on Edgewood Road to Veterans Square Park at the corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads. The parade features veterans from various conflicts, the Pennsbury High School Marching Band, local dignitaries, boy and girl scout troops, firetrucks, and much more. Decorated World War II veteran Leon Nowalinski is Parade Marshal. Refreshments will be available at the end of the parade at Veterans Square Park, and the Pennsbury Marching Band will play at the park until the parade is complete. Immediately (3 comments)
Fire the Board of Trustees! - 11/10/11 07:16 AM
Fire the Board of Trustees! The scandal at Penn State University is another example of those in charge failing to protect the least among us. When we become more concerned with protecting one man's legacy or the football program's legacy and we forget our responsibilities to ensure the proper, legal and moral conduct of those in our employ, we have failed in our responsibilities. It is sad that Joe Paterno will finish a distinguished coaching career on such a disgraceful note. However, I believe strongly that Coach Paterno, in his affection and friendship for Assistant Coach Sandusky forgot his responsibility to (12 comments)
Pennsylvania USDA Refinance - 11/09/11 07:48 AM
Keith Landis offers some excellent information in this post about refinancing with a USDA loan. Take a look and be sure to comment on Keith's post. He will certainly appreciate it. Via Keith Landis - Pennsylvania Mortgages (NMLS#137243 Flagship Mortgage Corporation, Pittsburgh PA): Homeowners who currently have a USDA Mortgage in Pennsylvania may be able to take advantage of the low interest rate market with a new USDA Refinance.
The USDA Refinance Program can only be used to pay off an existing USDA mortgage and can not be used to pay off other mortgages like VA, FHA or Conventional. As you may know, the (5 comments)
Sun City Festival Buckeye Arizona Pickleball Fall Festival - 11/09/11 06:14 AM
Leolinda Bowers is introducing the sport of pickleball to Active Rain. Her video is excellent and is a great example of how a localism video inspires, entertains and entices! Take a look and if so inclined, please leave a comment on Leolinda's blog. I know she would love to hear from you. Via Sun City Grand Real Estate Homes Phoenix AZ Golf Retirement Communities (Sun City Grand Leolinda Bowers Ken Meade Realty): Pickleball anyone? Want to know about Pickleball? Pickleball rules? Curious to learn how to play Pickball? Stop by Sun City Festival in Buckeye Arizona to see some of the best (2 comments)
Under contract in 6 days and closing today! - 11/08/11 07:38 AM
Under contract in 6 days and closing today! This beautiful bi-level, tastefully decorated and lovingly maintained, in Bristol Townships's sought after Heddington neighborhood was under contract in just six days. The relocating buyers have started a new chapter in their lives and the happy buyer moves in tomorrow. Under contract in 6 days and closing today!
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Bucks County, contact me at your convenience. I work hard to make my clients' real hopes and dreams come true. (17 comments)
Election Day is tomorrow and I can't wait to exercise my cherished right to vote. Mostly I can't wait for the negative advertising - both print and media - to be over! I was a big city girl for most of my life. Regular readers know that I spent 47 years living in Philadelphia. I grew up in what is known as Lower Northeast Philadelphia. I went to college in West Philadelphia at Drexel University and my husband and I raised our children in two different homes in the Northeast's Rhawnhurst section. In the big city, politics and politicians were a (5 comments)
Three extra hours a week and what I will now do with them! - 11/03/11 08:21 AM
Three extra hours a week and what I will now do with them! Many of my costumers and clients live out of town - anywhere from 25 miles away to across the country. I started using the paid Docu-Sign version this past Spring and Docu-sign has become an increasingly important part of my business, even with very local but very busy clients. Sad to say, I have used this time to work even harder and then to write and blog more. Thanks to Bob Stewart's challenge and hint that using the time to work harder requires a different conversation, I am resolving (12 comments)
Removing Black Stains on Roofs - 11/01/11 06:27 AM
Reuben Saltzman is a very knowledgeable home inspector from Minneapolis. Below, he offers practical suggestions for cleaning a stained roof. If you try it, be sure to follow his safety suggestions. Please stop by his blog and leave a comment. He will certainly appreciate the feedback. Via Minneapolis Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections): If you have nasty black stains on your asphalt shingle roof, don't worry. The black staining won't damage the shingles, and it won't make your roof leak. This black staining is typically caused by an algae, and usually shows up on areas of the roof (12 comments)
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