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Save The Date - 03/31/09 11:20 AM
Buying or Selling a home can be the most stressful times in your life, and in today's Real Estate market, you don't want to gamble with one of the biggest decision you may make in your life. Therefore on Sunday April 19th from 2pm to 3:30pm we are having a Buyers Seminar and on Sunday May 3rd from 2pm to 3:30pm we are having a Sellers Seminar. Both events are free to the public, we just ask that you call are register so we have enough material. This event will be held at the Bensalem Senior Center on Byberry Rd, in (0 comments)
Is My Home Priced to Sell? - 03/30/09 01:56 PM
Pricing your home is both an art and a science. Achieving the best price is the result both of objective research into comparable properties and the current market. The simple fact is price is the number one factor that most homebuyers use to determine which homes they want to view. And it's important to remember that although the price is set by you, the value is determined by the buyer. Some factors affecting your asking price: How quickly you need to sell. The amount of competition in your price category & area. The availability, flexibility and affordability of financing The sale (0 comments)
What is Spring Fever? - 03/27/09 11:51 AM
What is Spring Fever, and does it really exist? Well according to Encarta.msn.com/dictionary; Spring Fever does exist. It is actually a noun and is defined as: Spring fe-ver, noun. Feelings aroused by springtime: a feeling of restlessness, yearning, lust, or sometimes laziness, believed to be brought on by the coming of spring. The Barb Silcox Team of Keller Williams Real Estate. Call us directly at 215-738-6606 or 215-757-6100 x 176. Check out homes on our website at www.OurDreamHomes.net (0 comments)
Is My Home Ready To Sell - 03/24/09 12:33 PM
Here are some helpful hints to get your home ready to sell. Before the Showings Begin: First Impressions are Lasting Impressions: Make sure your front entrance is clean and inviting. Paint or replace your front door if it's faded or worn Add some paint to shutters, trim and any other outside features showings signs of wear Beauty if More than Skin Deep Keep windows and floors clean Replace any old and faded wallpaper Repair worn woodwork Repaint scarred or dirty walls in a neutral color Steam clean carpeting or replace if necessary Repair (0 comments)
St. Patrick's Day Fun Fact - 03/17/09 12:55 PM
Saint Patrick's Day is now associated with everything Irish, from the color green to shamrocks, good luck to Guinness! However the color of Saint Patrick is blue!! However, its true meaning is as a time-honored day for spiritual regeneration and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. St Patrick's Day is always celebrated on the 17th March. Many believe St Patrick died on this day. The day is a religious holiday, so along with many businesses closing for the day (with the exception being restaurants and pubs), many Irish people attend mass. In many cities and towns, all over the world, with an (0 comments)
Just Listed - 03/13/09 07:47 AM
Bensalem Village - $254,900 This is a wonderful place to call home. This 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath condominium townhome has all the features you are looking for including a finished basement with plenty of storage plus new carpeting, a garage, and large deck. You'll love the tastefully decorated Master Bedroom Suite with full Master Bath and the large 3rd bedroom loft that makes a great office or work-out room if you don't need a 3rd bedroom. This home is perfect for the first time buyer because all the appliances are included with the purchase including Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, even Microwave, (0 comments)
9 Steps To Buying A Home - 03/11/09 01:08 PM
The home buying process can seem complicated, but if you take things step-by-step, you will soon be holding the keys to your own home! Nine steps to buying a home Figure out how much you can afford Know your rights Shop for a loan Learn about home buying programs Shop for a home Make an offer Get a home inspection Shop for homeowners insurance Sign papers The Barb Silcox Team of Keller Williams Real Estate can help you through this process. Call us directly at 215-738-6606 or 215-757-6100 x 176. Check out homes on our website at www.OurDreamHomes.net. (0 comments)
FYI on Home Inspections - 03/10/09 12:46 PM
When you are buying a home, whether you are a first time home buyer or it is a move up home you should get a home inspection. Here is some FYI info about home inspections and home inspectors. Qualifications - Do they belong to any National Home Inspector Organizations? ASHI - American Society of Home Inspectors, www.ashi.org NAHI - National Association of Home Inspectors, www.nahi.org NAHI PA - National Association of Home Inspectors PA Chapter, www.nahipa.org
Do they comply with PA Home Inspection law Act 114? How long have they been a home inspector? Are they licensed in the City (0 comments)
Open House Sunday March 8th 1pm - 3pm - 03/06/09 01:03 PM
Welcome to the much sought after Barnsleigh development in Bensalem. This is a lovely house on an oversized corner lot. Walk through the front door into the ceramic tile foyer. Into the living room with beautiful new hardwood floors that extend into the formal dining room. Dining room also has crown and chair rail molding. The kitchen has been remodeled within the last year. New oak cabinets, granite countertops, and all new appliances make this large c/t eat-in kitchen stand out. The kitchen overlooks the great family room, also with beautiful hardwood floors. Go down to the large well done finished (0 comments)
Making Home Affordable Program - 03/05/09 11:56 AM
The Making Home Affordable program takes effect as of March 4, 2009. Homeowners can now start taking advantage of the new $75-billion foreclosure prevention program. It's expected to help as many as 9-million homeowners. Under the guidelines released loans can be adjusted immediately. The plan will be in effect until the end of 2012. Keep in mind that mortgages can only be modified once, so make sure you get it right the first time. The Making Home Affordable program has two major parts. The first is to modify loans for borrowers who are at risk of default or already behind in (0 comments)
Some Info On Bucks County Housing Group - 03/04/09 10:52 AM
The Bucks County Housing Group offers free housing counseling and workshops. Introductory workshops are offered once a month. Individual sessions are typically scheduled after a person or couple attends a workshop. Face-to-face sessions are usually two to four hours. This is to comply with most programs. Meetings are usually scheduled Monday through Thursday at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 3:00 p.m. Other appointment times may be available by special request. The housing group is located at 2324 Second Street Pike, Suite 17, Wrightstown PA 18940. Phone: 215-598-3566. www.bchg.org For more information contact The Barb Silcox Team of Keller Williams Real Estate. (0 comments)
Where are all the first time buyers at? - 03/03/09 09:12 AM
There probably hasn't been a better time to buy a home for first-time buyers in many years. So where are all the first-time buyers at? Most new buyers are in their mid 20s to early 30s, they could be married or single or single parents. First-time buyers probably don't know what to expect. They have a lot of questions and sometimes don't even know what questions to ask. Buying a home is usually the largest purchase people make and they want to be sure they are making the right decisions. The first step before you consider buying a home should be (0 comments)
Manicures and Martinis - 03/02/09 09:29 AM
Hey Girls looking for a fun night out. The Kiwanis Club of Bensalem is having a ladies night to come out and get a great manicure, a martini, and light refreshment and a special treat for yourself while shopping. It's being held at the Bensalem Country Club at 2000 Brown Ave, Bensalem Pa. Saturday March 7th from 7pm to 11pm. For tickets call or email at email@example.com. What a great way to spend a few hours with your girlfriends while pampering yourself. Barbara Silcox CRS, SRES Owner/Partner 215-738-6606 or 215-757-6100 x 176 Keller Williams Real Estate www.OurDreamHomes.net (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home Can Be Scary! - 03/01/09 12:11 PM
Buying your first home can be a scary experience! The good news is the Barb Silcox Team of Keller Williams Real Estate makes the hassle disappear at NO cost to you! That is because, traditionally, the seller pays one commission that is split between both the listing agent and the selling agent, leaving the buyer to benefit from the services of experienced agents. In addition to showing you homes, below are a few pointers to help you through the entire process of buying a home! Loan Approval: Before you go look at houses, you need to talk with a mortgage professional to get a (0 comments)
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