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In 2011, we donated time and/or money to: Susan G Komen Race for the Cure RE/MAX Realty Group's Memorial Day Community Open House International Friendship Committee's Holiday Craft Fair Operation Brotherly Love Manna on Main Street National Brain Tumor Society's Race for Hope North Penn Visiting Nurses Association North Penn Knights' Basketball Meal Train and Memorial Funds for local residents Plus, Scott was elected to the position of Towamencin Township auditor - a strictly volunteer position.
Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realty Group at 215-513-1333 for help buying or selling a home in Lansdale, (6 comments)
Real Estate: 2011 in Review, Predictions for 2012 - 12/30/11 08:10 AM
There are a lot of things that affect real estate: the overall economy, how people feel about their personal situations, interest rates, the willingness of banks to lend money, and housing prices to name a few. The good news is right now is the most affordable houses have been in the last decade. Consider these facts: > Housing prices in Montgomery County: In January 2011, 356 homes sold for an average price of $291,870. In November 2011 (final numbers are not out for December), 516 homes sold for an average price of $290,130. Sales are up without a significant drop in (2 comments)
Home Color Trends for 2012: Protect and Preserve - 12/29/11 09:42 AM
The “experts” say that color trends follow the moods of a nation. The expected mood for 2012 is an overall movement to protect and preserve what we have. Maybe it is the uncertainty in all the markets (jobs, stocks, housing, global economy, political/taxes), but the prediction is homeowners will seek to protect their families and their assets in 2012. Colors that evoke feelings of security will prevail. They can be broken down into four categories: Heritage—Embracing your background, culture, and traditions. Earthy natural tones in shades of brown, khaki, red, green, and beige will be popular. You will see many “National (10 comments)
Have you been curious about the commercial development in Towamencin Township, specifically near the Pennsylvania Turnpike Lansdale Interchange? Demolition, lane changes, new road signs, and construction vehicles are at every turn in the vicinity of Sumneytown Pike and Towamencin Avenue. It’s hard not to notice the changes going on there. Have you often wondered what is being planned for land surrounding this intersection and Forty Foot and Bustard Roads? I spoke with Joe Leis, Towamencin Township’s Director of Community Development earlier today to find out the plans. In a nutshell, there’s more going on than meets the (1 comments)
The 4 Biggest Mistakes that Landlords Make - 12/20/11 10:42 AM
There are some caveats to being a landlord. These are the biggest mistakes landlords make: 1) Not collecting enough of a security deposit (Especially if pets are involved) A security deposit is money that is held by the landlord to cover the cost of any actual damages done to a rental property by the tenant. 2) Not checking on the property once in a while (You or someone you trust should at least drive by occasionally.) The occasional drive-by can tell a lot. Are the tenants cutting the grass and shoveling the snow? Is there trash lying around outside the property? (9 comments)
Does Your Front Loading Washing Machine Stink? - 12/19/11 11:42 AM
Front loading clothes washing machines are great. They use less water, less detergent, and less energy to operate. But there is a downside (besides the higher cost to purchase a front loading machine). Many consumers complain that their front loading machines have a strong musty smell and sometimes smells and stains are left on the clothes after washing. This is usually because water can get trapped in the machine. If the washer goes unused again for several days, that water will become stagnant and grow mold. The problem gets compounded if the last load was exceptionally dirty, left in the (9 comments)
Is Your Home Showing Ready? - 12/15/11 09:08 AM
The holidays are the perfect time to expect the unexpected visitors. > Your aunt happens to be in the area and wants to drop off some presents for your kids. > Your in-laws have a plumbing problem and want to switch dinner from their house to your house. > Your husband invites everyone from the office Christmas party back to your house. It is not that different than accommodating a last minute showing request. So the strategy we offer sellers would be the same to use if you are suddenly unexpectedly expecting company. We know how hard (2 comments)
North Penn Knights Football Go for the State Championship - 12/14/11 07:59 AM
Congratulations to the North Penn Knights Football team from Lansdale PA for making it all the way to the PIAA State Championship game to be held this Saturday in Hershey, PA. Saturday, December 17, 2011 PIAA State Championship AAAA Football Game North Penn vs Central Dauphin Hershey Park Stadium – 6:00 p.m. Admission $8
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 of Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes For (4 comments)
'Tis the Season To Shop... For a House - 12/09/11 11:45 AM
While you’re making a list and checking in twice during the holidays, consider some of the national and local data on housing prices and interest rates. You just might say, its time to shop……… for a house or investment property.
Did you know that in many cities across the country the monthly cost of owning a home is more affordable now than at any time in the last 15 years? And, on top of that, owning is less expensive than renting? This is because home prices have fallen and interest rates are low (around 4% and sometimes (8 comments)
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS: We are a group of friends, colleagues and business partners who are seeking a deeper level of interaction with the community. We are interested in helping others in ways that extend beyond monetary support. Annually, Operation Brotherly Love hosts a large holiday event to spread joy to area families during the holidays and inspire others to do the same for their communities. From individuals to corporations, all (0 comments)
Is Your Home Like a Water Park? - 12/02/11 08:28 AM
Its the holidays! Time to clean the house and get your food shopping done if you’re hosting any parties. You may also have kids coming home from college or relatives visiting for a few days or a few weeks! Let the fun times begin. Did you ever stop to think how much water you use on a daily basis, not to mention when you have additional people in your home? Did you know that we use 69.3 gallons per day in the typical single family home? Washing machines and dishwashers account for most of the water use, followed by a (7 comments)
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