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Things Buyers Will Just Have to Overlook - 06/28/08 08:27 AM
My good friend Kim Brown suggested that I title this post "$%&* Buyers Will Just Have to Learn to Overlook" and add it to my $%&* series, but I'm trying to clean up my image (well, maybe just my language)...So, my previous two posts were some tough love posts for Sellers, outlining some of the things Buyers don't give a $%&* about, and several things they DO give a $%&* about.It's your turn for a little tough love, Buyers. Don't worry, though, I'll be gentle...In light of the touted "Buyer's Market", some Buyers are going a little crazy. They feel that they should get (0 comments)
The Inspection Series - #5 The Septic Inspection - 06/20/08 07:53 AM
It's the discussion you've all been waiting for! Hold back your excitement, people, today we're talking about Septic Systems Fun! A septic system is an on-lot waste water disposal system, meaning everything that goes down a drain: kitchen sink, washer, showers, toilets, goes into the septic system in your back yard. A typical septic system is made up of a tank, distribution box, and drainage field. Waste water goes into the septic tank. Solids fall to the bottom, while any grease or oil floats to the top. The remaining liquid is sent into the distribution box, which then disperses it into (1 comments)
Today, the kids and I visited Ringing Rocks, located on Ringing Rocks Road in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County. What a neat trip to take! We walked a wooded trail that opened up into a field of boulders. It looks like a hidden lake - of rocks. Armed with small hammers, the kids started scuttling across the rocks like monkeys, banging to find the ones that sounded like bells. They really do! They sound like a bell being rung when you strike them with a hammer or small rock. My oldest quickly racked up 160 "ringers." Not all the stones (3 comments)
The Inspection Series #4 - - 06/16/08 09:51 AM
This inspection is usually done when there is a well located on the property. You will have a water testing company come out, take a sample of your water, and test that water for potability. They'll test your water for all the nasties that may be there - choloform, bacteria, and other gross stuff. The water testing will indicate if these factors fall within safe drinking guidelines. If the water tests come back with high levels of one or the other (or all), there are many different treatment systems available. UV light, shocking the well, filtration - there are many different (1 comments)
Why Wrightstown? Hortulus Farm & Nursery - 06/14/08 09:15 PM
Stunningly Beautiful. Those are the only words I have to describe the Hortulus Farm located on Thomspon Mill Road in Wrightstown. I wrote about it previously in this blog, but finally got a chance to take the tour today with a few girlfriends. Our fabulous guide Mary was extremely knowledgable and personable, and she trecked us through the fern and hosta lined woodland walks, the yellow garden, the herb garden, the pool (This is actually the pool! You can just make out some white lounge chairs towards the left of the pool.) and other beautiful gardens. Part of an original land grant (0 comments)
What Buyers DO give a *&%$ About... - 06/12/08 11:27 AM
As promised, here are a few things that Buyers really do care about: Curb Appeal The first impression when a Buyer pulls up in front of your home gives them an initial "Ahhh" or "Ewww" to start off the showing. Even if the house is beautiful inside, it's hard to combat the initial "Ew" factor. The good news is that an initial "Ah" lends itself to Buyers looking a little more kindly on any interior fix ups. Set the tone. Your house should look happy and cared for. Grass should be cut, trash cans hidden, landscaping trimmed and mulched. Maintenance (5 comments)
Buyers Don't Give a *&%$ About the Following: - 06/06/08 09:14 AM
How much you paid for your house It has absolutely no impact on the Buyers at all. How much you are making or losing on your house is your problem. Just as a Buyer can't limit your profit, neither is he/she responsible for covering your losses. How much money you need to move into your next home Again, see above. YOUR finances are never the problem of the Buyer. A lot of Sellers will say, "What's another $5,000 over 30 years?" It's $5,000 more than the Buyer wants to spend on your house. That $5,000 is just as important to the Buyer (3 comments)
Why Wrightstown? The Village Library - 06/04/08 02:01 PM
As a die-hard Wrightstown, PA fan, I'm going to start a series on why you should move to Wrightstown. As a resident, I've got all sorts of goodies to share with you, but I'll start off with this one, because I was there this afternoon and remembered how great it is...
The Wrightstown Village Library
Seriously, how cute it this place? Located on Penns Park Road, right outside of the elementary school, this little library has an amazing amount of programs for such a tiny little building. Can you do a research paper from here? Probably not, although (1 comments)
The Inspection Series #3 - The Radon Inspection - 06/04/08 08:15 AM
Radon gas is a scary thing. It's a naturally occurring, cancer causing gas that is odorless and colorless. However, it is an easily remedied problem, with radon remediation typically costing between $1,000-2,000. So, what does a radon inspection entail?A house will be under closed house conditions during the test - no open windows or doors. (Sellers may have to kick on their A/C during this time - no fresh air for you!) An inspector will place radon detectors on the lowest floor of living space. Living space includes any area that can be finished in the future into living space. Full (0 comments)
Inspection Series #2 - The Wood Destroying Insect Inspection - 06/02/08 11:23 AM
We're going bug hunting today, people! Most people associate this inspection with termites, although it does look for any evidence of wood destroying insects - there are other insects that attack the wood structures of your home. An inspector will look for evidence of insect activity. For termites, she'll look for mud tubes on the surface of the walls, which indicate activity within the wall. Now, here's where some of this gets tricky: An inspector cannot see into the wall, so she won't be able to see activity within the wall, or any damage done by the insects. If you have (2 comments)
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