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Are you ready to move? - 09/29/08 10:01 AM
Moving home always seems to be a stressful decision whatever time in our lives we make the decision for several reasons. But as we age, or if we have remained in a home for a long time much of the worry seems to be what to do with all the stuff. It is not easy but the there are some simple methods to reduce if not remove the stress this "stuff" brings with it so you can be ready when it is time to move. First you need to break the whole move down into manageable parts so it is not (0 comments)
Have we reached bottom? - 09/28/08 11:30 AM
I attended the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors in Harrisburg this week. One of the sessions was given by Lawrence Yun the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors and it was very interesting. Admittedly the situation right now is VERY fluid as each week seems to bring some news of another challenge to the economy and with the election ahead none of us truly know what lies ahead. But Alan greenspan has said he believes that the bottom of the market will happen in early 2009, eight hundred economists have said they believe that the housing market (8 comments)
New listing Open Sunday September 28, 2008 , Indian Creek, 1010 Andrew Way, Royersford, PA - 09/27/08 04:27 PM
We have just listed a very attractive townhome in the Indian Creek development close to Royersford, PA which is very well priced at $237,500. It is a Windsong model, and has a great open floor plan allowing you to stay connected with family or guests as this is a great home to entertain in with a large kitchen, with plenty of counter space for preparing maels and also lots of storage in the kitchen including a large pantry. Gas cooking is also a feature allowing greater control for those wonderful meals. a half wall between the kitchen and family room means (0 comments)
New listing in West Chester, PA Birmingham Hunt single family home. - 09/27/08 04:12 PM
We recently listed a very attractive home in Birmingham Hunt, a great development of town houses and single family homes just south of West Chester in Birmingham Township. A great location if you work in Wilmington as this is in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School district and the local elementary school Chadds Ford Elementary was just awarded the prestigious honor of a Blue Ribbon in the No Child left behind program.
This single family home sits well into the development and is a four bedroom 3 1/2 bath colonial, with a fabulous finished walk out basement. It has been very well (0 comments)
We spent a wonderful Saturday driving out to Leola in Lancaster County to attend an auction held at the Leola Produce Auction to benefit the Clinic for Special Children a hospital set up to help the Amish with the specific illnesses found in their communities. We have gone several times before and enjoy the day, first for the drive out to the country from Philadelphia suburbs through the countryside of Chester and Lancaster counties. Great views of farms and rolling farmland as far as the eye can see. However, we also notice that suburban sprawl is starting to infringe upon the (4 comments)
Using antiques within your home - 09/10/08 08:16 AM
Whatever you buy new loses value as soon as you buy it and leave the store. Very few things actually increase in value, some rare production cars, some collectible items such as baseball cards etc. Antiques and some art, however, do not lose their value when you buy them. Whilst they do not necessarily have an immediate increased value, although some do if you have bought well, they do maintain their value. Therefore they are an excellent way to furnish your home, if you can incorporate them into your style of design and living. Thhere are many items that can easily (1 comments)
Builders views on green construction - 09/09/08 12:58 PM
So my last post arising out of the roundtable at our local Realtor Association coffee morning with some builders arises out of a question regarding "green" construction. Everyone nowadays seems to be jumping on the bandwagon to label their products green or energy efficient. Since the national building code was altered in 2003 most homes could probably qualify as being green because of the added sealing that goes in to them to make them tighter. This has brought some of its own problems as house breathe less greater allergies have been reported and problems with higher radon readings where it might have (1 comments)
Issues currently facing builders and resellers later - 09/08/08 01:52 PM
It was very interesting to hear last week at our builder and realtor roundtable that one of the biggest issues facing builders currently with new developments is waste water and storm water management. Both issues are similar and details are below. Many townships are insisting on language in the deeds that allows them to demand that there are easements relating to septic systems, septic systems be inspected every two to three years, that township inspectors be present when the septic system is inspected, escrow funds, and even repair where necessary when systems are defective with the home owner responsible for the repair costs. (0 comments)
Some builders views on the market in PA! - 09/07/08 11:29 AM
I attended a great meeting this week at our local realtor association, Suburban West Realtors Association. It is titled Starbucks Mornings and there are always different angles from blogging, to marketing etc. This month it was a roundtable discussion with some local builders, Wayne Megill, Joe Mingioni and Mike Murphy. We talked about a lot of topics which I will post over the next few days but we started out with a question about how these builders see the current market. I apologise now for not making notes about who said what, but the thoughts and comments really flowed and it (0 comments)
2008 Main Line Antiques Show - 09/05/08 01:39 PM
We are once again sponsoring the Main Line Antique Show to benefit Surrey Services for Seniors, this year 2008 it is being held November 22nd and 23rd at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne. Admission is $8.00. The theme this year is Invest in the Past, Save the Future. As many of you know previous to real estate I bought and sold antiques for my living, being the third generation of my family along with my brother Paul whi is still involved in the antiques business. I have appeared on Chubb's Antiques Roadshow as an appraiser in different seasons and (2 comments)
Buying a home; protect your credit score! - 09/03/08 04:13 PM
We are seeing more and more buyers and sellers frustrated as mortgage companies refuse loans based on bad or even low credit. This devastates buyers who see their dream of buying a home and participating in the American Dream smashed. Sellers who have not asked if the buyer is qualified either through ignorance as a for sale by owner, or using an agent who is not experienced enough to ask for mortgage approval and financials are also affected as their home has been off the market and may have missed a qualified buyer in that time. This bad credit can be for (0 comments)
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