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Funny Friday - Golfer Jokes - 08/27/10 09:26 AM
Scott and I are going to take our son golfing today for the first time. I might have to try a few of these on my guys! Have a great weekend. ~Lisa The 10 Best Caddy Putdowns - EVER! #10 Golfer: "Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?" #9 Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth." #8 Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now." #7 Golfer: "Do (6 comments)
Time Is Your Most Valuable Asset - Use It Wisely But Don't Be Stingy - 08/26/10 11:31 AM
Remember college? Remember all the time we had on our hands? Sure some of the coursework was daunting, but it still seemed in college that we had all the time in the world. I can remember spending a whole day watching movies with my roommates, riding with friends three hours round trip to keep them company when they wanted to get something from their parents' house, or spending a whole weekend helping friends move. But we had no responsibilities back then. No mortgage payments to make, no kids to drive around, no houses to clean and maintain, no clients calling with requests - all we (5 comments)
Home Technology Trends: KVAR Energy Controller - 08/26/10 10:47 AM
For full disclosure, we don't own a KVAR Energy Controller but it comes highly recommended by another agent in our office who feels that it did make a difference on her electric bill. We are considering a purchase. However, there is controversy over their effectiveness. If you have experience with these units, please share your story. ~Lisa A KVAR Power Factor Optimization is a patented energy controlling device that can be installed at the main electric distribution panel in your home. It claims to optimize the electric motors throughout your home, saving users on average 6% to 15% on their electric (1 comments)
Via Myrl Jeffcoat (Real Living Great West Real Estate): Real Estate Professionals often lament about mortgage lenders that provided liar loans and mortgages to otherwise unqualified homebuyers, and helped kick-start the housing crisis we presently find ourselves in. But how about adding salt to the wound by finding out the IRS actually sent $9 million in First Time Homebuyer Tax Credits to 1300 convicted prisoners across the country!Ya gotta love Mike Leury of Sacramento TV station KOVR Channel 13. And that's even if you don't live in Sacramento, and are located most anywhere (2 comments)
Call Your Insurance Agent Before Vacating a Short Sale Home - 08/25/10 01:49 PM
This seems like a very good word of warning for sellers and their agents out there. Not just those involved in short sales, it can happen as homes sit on the market longer and sellers have moved on to their new homes. Thanks Elizabeth! Via Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Short Sale Agent, Land Park, Sac 916-233-6759 (Lyon Real Estate): It happened again. This time to a different short sale and not in Sacramento. This short sale is in Roseville. High demand neighborhood -- such high demand that I received more than a dozen calls within 24 hours of putting this short sale on the (0 comments)
Zip Lining at Spring Mountain Ski Area, Spring Mount, PA - 08/25/10 10:53 AM
As summer winds down, there is still a lot of fun things to do in Montgomery County, PA. A great place for the adventurous of spirit is zip lining at Spring Mountain Ski Area in Spring Mount, PA. Spring Mountain has created a canopy tour called the Full Monty that runs through the woods. You take a chair lift to the top of the mountain and then zip line from platform to platform with each zip getting longer and faster. You also must cross several challenging rope bridges (think Survivor) and perform two rappels. The entire course takes a few hours and (0 comments)
A Funny Video On This Rainy Monday - 08/23/10 05:03 PM
Attached is a very funny video that is currently on YouTube. It should bring a smile to your face as it parodies the dilemmas, egos, impressions, and realities of the current housing market. If you or anyone you know is in the process of a loan modification, we would encourage you to contact a real estate agent or broker that you can trust to help you get out of your current situation. We know that not everyone currently behind on their mortgage payments is a social climbing intellectual. And likewise, we are not all blood sucking vampires as the video would suggest. (3 comments)
Open House in Souderton PA - Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 08/20/10 06:32 AM
31 N. Front Street, Souderton, PA 18964 4 BR / 1.5 BA twin with brand new Central Air and a completely renovated 3rd Floor with a vaulted cathedral ceiling, new windows, new carpet, and fresh paint. MLS #: 5748006 Asking Price: $214,900 *** OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 - 12-2PM ***
Welcome Home to 31 N. Front Street, Souderton, PA
Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realty Group at 215-513-1333 for help buying or selling a home in Lansdale, Harleysville, Hatfield, Souderton, Skippack, Collegeville, North Wales and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County Pennsylvania. To Search (3 comments)
What's So Great About Southeastern PA? - 08/17/10 05:24 PM
If you are considering a relocation, there are many wonderful reasons to live in Southeastern PA. I am specifically referring to Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Berks. Now this could take a thousand blogs to really capture what is so great about our area, but for today we are going to look at the macro view - where we are in relation to the many terrific places in the Mid-Atlantic. Southeastern PA offers many things to do, but there are also so many places to visit and explore just outside of our area, all accessible by train and (0 comments)
Open House in Hatboro, PA - Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 08/16/10 11:20 AM
2700 Fair Oaks Drive, Hatboro, PA 19040 (Upper Moreland Township) Solidly built and lovingly maintained ranch home with hardwood floors, updated eat-in kitchen and large front porch. MLS #: 5749928 Asking Price: $224,900 *** OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 - 12-2PM ***
Welcome Home to 2700 Fair Oaks Avenue, Hatboro, PA
Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realty Group at 215-513-1333 for help buying or selling a home in Lansdale, Harleysville, Hatfield, Souderton, Skippack, Collegeville, North Wales and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes For Sale in Montgomery County Click (2 comments)
WELCOME TO TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP If you live in Towamencin Township, PA and plan to sell your house, be prepared for the Use & Occupancy inspection that is required by the township. We personally live in Towamencin Township and have sold many homes here over our years in real estate. The U&O inspection by the township has always been strict and required sellers to make many changes (i.e. installation of GFCI outlets, smoke detectors, handrails, re-routing of sump pump discharges, inspections and certifications of chimney flues, egress from finished basements, etc). The problem with the inspection is that the requirements have changed (0 comments)
Pick Your Own Veggies in Chalfont, PA - 08/14/10 07:11 PM
Peace Valley Winery in Chalfont, PA has acres of fresh vegetables available to pick your own for 50 cents per pound! Everything you can think of: tomatoes, grape tomatoes, zucchini, squash, eggplant, hot peppers, sweet peppers and more! Plus they have fresh corn, watermelon, and cantelopes available for picking. Our recommendation (as true fans of this area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania): Head to Peace Valley Park, home of the beautiful Lake Galena, for boating, fishing, biking, or hiking - whatever your fancy. There is so much to do there! Spend a few hours or most of the day. Then stop by Peace Valley Winery (3 comments)
Gorgeous Upgrades in Inglewood Gardens Home for Sale, Lansdale, PA - 08/09/10 07:05 AM
******THIS HOUSE IS SOLD, BUT PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND A SIMILAR PROPERTY IN THIS AREA - SCOTT@SCOTTLOPERTEAM.COM OR 215-513-5133****** 216 Woodlawn Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446 (Towamencin Township) MLS #: 5751407 Asking Price: $299,900 Stunning upgrades in this 4 BR / 2.5 BA split level in North Penn School District. Click here for a virtual tour of 216 Woodlawn Road
A beautifully updated and spacious home in desirable Inglewood Gardens. A decorative glass entry leads to a warm and inviting living room with large bay window, crown moulding accents, and gorgeous cherry floors that extend into (5 comments)
Beautiful Fox Heath Townhouse for Sale, Schwenksville, PA - 08/09/10 06:30 AM
******THIS HOUSE IS SOLD, BUT PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND A SIMILAR PROPERTY IN THIS AREA - SCOTT@SCOTTLOPERTEAM.COM OR 215-513-5133****** 719 Martingale Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (Perkiomen Township) MLS #: 5753113 Asking Price: $219,900 Beautiful 3 BR / 2.5 BA townhouse for sale backing to open wooded space in the desirable development of Fox Heath in Perkiomen Township, PA To See a virtual tour of 719 Martingale Road.
Well appointed kitchen with abundant oak cabinetry, breakfast bar, gas range, dishwasher, trendy décor, and sliding glass door leading to the deck. The kitchen opens to a spacious (3 comments)
Not All Work is Created Equal - 08/05/10 10:01 AM
We seem to be hearing it a lot from sellers these days... "But I've done so much work to this house..." This is usually in response to our estimate of the probable selling price of the home as sellers try to convince us to list their home at a higher price. But sometimes as sellers are proclaiming the level of blood, sweat and tears poured into their homes, we can't help but look around and think, "Really?" It got us thinking about how people are so different - their tolerance for hard work, their handiness around the house, how meticulous they are in the upkeep (4 comments)
If you are looking for fun things to do in the greater Philadelphia area, a good website to check out is PHILLY FUN GUIDE. This website has links to all kinds of special events in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties with links to more information, reviews, and how to get tickets. This includes the theaters, music concerts, art exhibits, classes/workshops, sports, film, and all things cultural. What's more, there is a special section devoted to kids and families including what is new at places like the Philadelphia Zoo or the Adventure Aquarium. DID YOU KNOW... There (2 comments)
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