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Agent kickbacks from mortgage lenders? Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM, Keller Williams, PA & DE - 01/28/09 08:06 PM
Highly doubtful. It's a serious offense and could cost them their license. Fresh out of real estate school a few thousands and thousands of days ago, I did get a call from a young mortgage specialist who offered to reward me for referrals, He was the son of a friend and I later mentioned it to her as well as to him. This was one of those issues pressed firmly in my mind that was a violation of RESPA, the Real Estate Settlemement Procedures Act. Established in 1974, it prohibits agents from receiving any kind of favor from mortgage, title, inspection (1 comments)
Make this your own mini estate! Only 3 years old, 3000 square feet, bedrooms with huge Master Bath, 2.1 bahtrooms. Great open floor plan. Appliances included. Tenant occupied,48 house suggested, but not always necessary. Call 610-399-5100 for appointments. For additional information email email@example.com or call 610-764-3062. Sets down a beautiful private lane, yet close to Philadelphia Airport, Wilmington, and points north such as West Chester and King of Prussia. Blue ribbon Garnet Valley Schools. (2 comments)
Are we becoming a generation of "hit and run" communicators? Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM, PA & DE - 01/28/09 07:24 AM
The Buddhists call it "monkey mind." The Western World has spawned "ADD" and ADHD" with corresponding treatments and medications. Really, really, for most of us not seriously impaired, the mind can only focus on one thing at a time. It can be trained however, as many of us are doing, to switch from one thing to another at warp speed. Is this improving life and business? Are we becoming a generation of "hit and run" communicators, afraid to actually meet with someone or have a meaningful conversation on the phone even - with clients or friends. Look only to our new Prez for a (9 comments)
Talula's Table on West State Street in Kennett Square is dedicated to local foods and flavor, handmade pastas and breads, high quality ingredients. Touted as a boutique gourmet market with its own pastry, breads, artisan cheese collection, coffee bar, prepared foods, and take away dinners, it has received rave reviews from foodies and critics alike - so be prepared for a long wait when you call for reservations. Stop in a 7 a.m. when they open each day and treat yourself to a pastry and cup of freshly brewed coffee. Talula's Table will do catering, make children's cakes, (0 comments)
What are you reading? I just read The Poisonwood Bible - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM , Keller Williams, PA & DE - 01/26/09 07:11 AM
Thank you Susan Mangigian, for getting back to reading fiction. I just finished the POISONWOOD BIBLE wiritten by Barbara Kingsolver in 1999. I so enjoyed it. Reminds me how books are friends too. Even got me to search on line and discover there are study classes for this classic tale of a missionary family in the "Congo" spanning the 1960s to 1980s. The Price family move from Geoergia to the fictional village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo Their story, which parallels their host country's tumultuous emergence into the post-colonial era, is narrated by the five women of the family: Orleanna, long-suffering wife of Baptist missionary Nathan (1 comments)
Seems lilke the 'shroom capitol of the world also spawend other inventors such as James Green, inventor of a hay knife, Bernard Wiley, inventor of the famous Wiley Plow, John Chambers, inventor of the asbestos stove plate, and Cyrus Chambers, who patented a (2 comments)
Part I: Kennett Square History- Janice Roosevelt, Ecbroker, ABR, ePRO, MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM, Keller Williams PA & DE - 01/24/09 07:23 PM
Where is Kennett Square, the mushroom capital of the world? Who are its prominent citizens? In the early 1700s, it simply was the crossroads between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Before that the Unami clan of the Lenni Lenape tribe, a branch of Algonquin-speaking Native Americans used the area as a a smoke signal center. The name Kennett came from a village and river in England, home to Francis Smith, who moved here and purchased 200 acres at the mouth of the Pocopson Creek around 1686. Names you see around today are the names of earliers settler, Way,Pyle, Pusey, Perice, Miller, Kirk, Harlan, Shippen, When the railroad (0 comments)
It is a great time to buy OR sell - Janice Rosoevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO, MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM, Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/24/09 07:28 AM
A strong Buyer's Market does not necessarily mean that it is not a good time to sell your home. Likewise, a strong Seller's Market does not necessarily mean it is a bad time to buy a home. Why? Price, Location and Condition - the same fundamentals that apply in all market conditions. Media, more than anything has placed fear and erroneous information inside would-be buyer and sellers' heads. A good realtor can counsel you as to what might be the best options. There are places in our selling area - southeastser PA and northern DE where we are seeing multiple offers (0 comments)
Andrew Wyeth gave meaning to where I live - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM - Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/18/09 09:31 AM
My children will tell you that growing up in Wyeth country meant class trips in a canoe down the Brandywine Creek with beloved art teacher Ann Ferron- to view, as the iconic artist Andrew Wyeth did, the landscapes, neighbors and animals he so beautifully recreated on canvas. It meant learning to ice skate on the slough in winter and riding the rope swings over the creek in summer - noticing the play of light over the fields. The world marks the passing of Andrew Wyeth this week, who from accounts died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 91. Channels (6 comments)
Particularly PEE-Ay realtors know the difference among township, borough, and commonwealth. Drivers from New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland or other neighboring states are id'd their annoying driving habits and their front license plates.A traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a horse-drawn carriage on the highway in Lancaster County . (And remember ... that's Lank-ister!) When vacationing on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, you say you (0 comments)
Could not resist "Church bulletins" - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM , Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/17/09 08:26 AM
They're Back! Those Wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences appeared inchurch bulletins or were announced in church services (Summer, 2007Release).----------------------------------------------------------The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.----------------------------------------------------------The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight:'Searching for Jesus.'----------------------------------------------------------Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in therecreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.--------------------------- -------------------------------Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of thosethings not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.----------------------------------------------------------The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to (0 comments)
Smiles happen in all cultures - mostly because we are happy. Flexing muscles around the mouth and eyes denotes pleasure- there's even a whole array of intenet "smileys" that have developed around this simple expression of positive energy. When I teach a yoga class, I always ask my students to turn to the left and right and smile at each other - it makes us and others feel good. It actives 42 muscles and when they constrict, it reduces blood flow to the brain, cooling it down. The cooler the brain, the happier we feel. It turns off stress hormones (2 comments)
The Omega management style works on three premises: •1. One person trained twelve who so influenced the world that we now record time as (B.C) and (A.D.) by Jesus's existence. •2. His staff -- who had moments of doubt and cowardice-- came from some questionable backgrounds. For the most part, they were illiterate . (3 comments)
You shake off the dust of a deal that fell through, you're reading more than ever -online and off, you're using new technoloiges but havent lost sight that face to face contact still rules. Surrounding yourself with (4 comments)
Coming Janaury 23- the Kennett Flash - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - MATT FETICK REAL ESTATE TEAM , Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/13/09 10:09 AM
The Kennett Flash is a new concert venue in thedowntown Kennett Square. Sponsored by Historic Kennett Square, this listening room brings arts and entertainment to the entire Kennett region. www.kennettflash.org Top regional, national and local artists will be performing on a weekly basis. The venue will open on Jan. 23 with WXPN Welcomes Jeffrey Gaines. Tickets in advance are $22 and available at the website www.kennettflash.org or can be bought at the door for $25. The Kennett Flash is an all-age, BYOB venue serving light fare. The opening night will feature Gaines with two shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Local (0 comments)
Beginners Guide to Going Green - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - Keller Williams - PA DE - 01/08/09 07:48 PM
Eat more veggies Turn off lights when you leave a room Use a cloth bag for groceries Use rechargeable batteries Unplug electronics when not in use Replace incandescent lightbulbs with CFLs when they burn out Buy shade grown coffee Take public transportation or walk Take the stairs not the elevator Plant a garden; compost Take shorter showers Recycle plastic baggies Buy energy-efficient appliances Wahs your clothes in cold water Line dry clothes Spend more time outdoors (3 comments)
Joshua Foss Promotes Green Design is only one of a few HGTV celebs to be there. You may recognize Joshua Foss if you're a fan of HGTV: he hosted a series on HGTV.com called 'Get Green' and appeared as Organic Josh on the second season of the hit show 'Design Star'. Foss, a LEED Accredited Professional and nationally renowned living-green leader, designer, and artist, is the head of Minneapolis-based Thrive Design Studio. Through Thrive, he promotes green design as attractive, (0 comments)
Who is eligible to claim the $7,500 tax credit?First time home buyers purchasing any kind of home-new or resale-are eligible for the tax credit. To qualify for the tax credit, a home purchase must occur on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009. For the purposes of the tax credit, the purchase date is the date when closing occurs. (8 comments)
Kennett Square restaurant offers wild game menu and Belgian beers - check out the Half Moon Saloon - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/08/09 12:35 PM
If you haven't cruised the main drag in Kennett Square, check out the Half Moon Saloon and Restaurant from some great eats - especially some wild game chili in these chilly months http://www.halfmoonrestaurant.com Phone: 610-444-7232 108 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, 19348 Local raised Buffalo/Bison is on the regular menu. they rotate wild game burger / sloppy joe / entree favorites, and occasionally appetizers and soups. Seasonal menus include entrees and appetizers with any of the meats below. Wild game is such a healthy choice! there are marked nutritional health benefits from natural raised meats. Keep in mind when ordering! wild game (0 comments)
How New Construction Site Agents Should be! And a thank you to Active Rain! - 01/06/09 05:05 AM
What a delightful surprise to see this post and the the other posts now part of the thread.thank you, Susan. It is true that since joing AR, I see Susan's photo each morning when I log in and enjoy her posts about life in and around West Chester. Chester County is huge geographically so it's not an area where you know each and every agent. We're so excited that Susan's clients want to become part of The Arbours at West Goshen and Matt Fetick and I look forward to working with her throughout the process. Via Susan Mangigian, West Chester PA Realtor RE/MAX (1 comments)
I Believe... That just because two people argue, It doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, It doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe...That we don't have to change friends if We understand that friends change.
I Believe...That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe...That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I Believe... That you can do something in an instant That will give you heartache (5 comments)
Buying a Home in 2009 : Fact vs. Fear - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/01/09 04:16 PM
For first time home buyers with decent credit and jobs it's time to get moving- literally! Record-low interest rates, great inventory, $7500 first-time home buyer credit (which might even be forgiven down the road) and the fact that there really is no better place to put your money. Who wants to continue to throw $800 plus away on rent? Here are the facts and fears as we see them: Fear #1: I can't afford to buy a home Fact #1: Actually, you can't afford not to buy a home right now.- look at those interest rates! Fear #2: I should wait til (9 comments)
Famous Chester Countians: Rebecca Lukens, Woman of Steel - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/01/09 07:48 AM
Stories of women working outside of society's expectations always fascinate me. So does Rebecca Pennock Lukens known as the Woman in Steel. A curious child who loved school and reading, she sounds like Abe Lincoln - reading books by candleight. Her father, Isaac Pennock, founded Lukens Iron and Steel Company in 1790 under a different name and Rebecca was always at his side growing up. She wathced, not just the way steel was processed, but the kind way in which her father treated workers. Rebecca married Dr. Charles Lukens, who, in 1816, took over the business from her father. When Dr. Lukens died in 1825, Rebecca (0 comments)
Chester County's famous athletes: Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO, K - PA & DE - 01/01/09 07:39 AM
Baseball heroes aren't hard to find around the Philadelphia area, not after the Phillies won the World Series in 2008 , but Chester County, one of the five counties surrounding the city of Brotherly Love claims Herbert J. Pennock, pitcher and manager among the ranks of the famous, albeit he ran the bases a few years ago. Born in Kennett Squre, now the "mushroom capitol of the world,, in1894; he was general manager of Bob Carpenters Philadelphia "Phillies" when he died in 1948. His strong left arm propelled him into baseball's Hall of Fame after starting his career with the Philadelphia Atheltics at the tender (0 comments)
Brandywine Valley Artists: Three generations of Wyeths - Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABR, ePRO - Keller Williams - PA & DE - 01/01/09 07:27 AM
Andrew ""Andy" Wyeth was raised in Chadds Ford, PA, technically Delaware County, but right next to Delaware County - like so many locations in the Brandywine Valley- geographic boudaries blur. Considered one of lead 20th century American artists, Andrew Wyeth's images appeal to many different kinds of art lovers, including serious collectors, casual enthusiasts and the general public. Son of the famous illustrator N.C. Wyeth Andrew Wyeth details moments in time that invite reflectio of the natural world. In addition to Chadds Ford - the people and places there - he spends time and finds inspriation around Cusing Maine. Andrew Wyeth grew up in historic Chadds (0 comments)
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