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Real Estate Agent - Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Some thoughts and ideas about real estate that might help you when you buy or sell.
The biggest mistake home owners makeIt is easy to avoid, but equally easy to be culpable in making the biggest mistake. We all get comfortable and dislike change. And maybe we are all just a little bit lazy. Avoiding maintenance and updating your home will affect the value of your home more than ...
Not sure if you have been to King of Prussia mall recently. Over this last year they had been extending or connecting the two parts of the mall, which actually went by different names even. Now under one name, King of Prussia Mall, it is connected with the most gorgeous bridge, extra parking unde...
Last year we were invited to a wonderful wedding in Aruba, this lovely restaurant Papiamento was recommended to us as a place to eat one evening as a romantic destination. Certainly the food was delicious, the setting around the pool was relaxing and the inside of the house/restaurant was filled ...
We used this photo for a listing and although it was the back of the house, the front did no justice to how big the house was and what a wonderful deck and sunroom existed behind. So we ended up using this as the main photo. Below is the front, I cannot tell you at Open Houses how surprised peopl...
This last month I helped a young man buy his first home in Old Forge Crossing, a wonderful condo development in the Devon, PA area. It basically sums up a day or a week in my life, it can vary day to day, but this is common. He contacted me through Zillow late one Monday evening, asking about a c...
I'm thankful for the moment!A couple of years ago at this time I discovered I had cancer. Initially the doctor was very laid back about it, being prostate cancer often it can be actively watched and there is no risk. However, my doctor had also done a genomic test and a couple of weeks after tell...
I'm thankful for Old Forge Crossing!Within a five to ten minute drive of my home sits Old Forge Crossing. This is a most delightful condo community of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and a number of 2 bedroom townhomes as well with 1 cottage. Located on the site of an old farm, this development was bu...
I'm thankful for Jenkins Arboretum!Do you notice a trend here in what I like and am thankful for...nature, I find it immensely relaxing. The Jenkins Arboretum is located in Devon, PA and sits on a wooded hillside plot filled with Azaleas and Rhodedendrons. I may get this wrong, but I believe all ...
I'm thankful for my co-workersI am very lucky and blessed with the most amazing co-workers. In fact everywhere I have worked in real estate I have been blessed with wonderful supportive, knowledgeable co-workers.When I started in real estate,Trudy had already been busy selling homes for four year...
I'm thankful for my parentsBoth my parents have died. My father died 34 years ago, my mother six years ago. They were very different from each other but both made me feel loved and cared for. I had a brother and a sister, both older, yes I was the Benjamin, the youngest of the family. My mother m...

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Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
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