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Home Owners thinking of a Short sale in Bucks Montgomery Counties should read this post. - 04/29/09 11:48 AM
There may be many reasons that you may feel you have to sell your home even though you may lose money. There are programs by Fannie Mae, HUD etc that might help you. You should get legal advice , try to get a loan modification and call housing Counselors and see how they can help. This post is not to be considered as legal advice. An attorney can help you and guide you. I hope this post will make it easy to be organized when you talk to HUD counselors. Go to www.hud.gov for information . After considering your options if you (5 comments)
Go to my web site www.gitabantwal.com to look up listings in Philadelphia and suburbs. I am a Cerified Residential Specialist in Philadelphia Metropolitan area. I specialize in listing and selling homes in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. If you are relocating to other parts of the country I can refer you to qualified agents in the area. Please call me at 2153438200x124 or on my cell phone 2152758491 (4 comments)
Stover Mill at Warwick, Bucks County Real Estate Market - 04/29/09 06:31 AM
I love showing homes for sale at Stover MIll. The rooms are large and they have lots of storage space. They are located in Central Bucks School district. www.cbsd.org I looked at the mls today and found out that there are 4 homes on the market. The least expensive is listed at $199,900 for a 2 bedroom townhome . The average price is $214196 and highest price is $224,900. These homes have been on the market for an average of 81 days. There are 3 homes under contract,pending settlement. They were on the market for an average of 74 days and (3 comments)
More details available at ZIPVO.com. Windrush is a community of townhomes built circa 1996 by Katz/Swerdlogg who built homes on Mayfield Circle and Rockcress drive. and Orleans built homes circa 1998 on Sweetbriar Drive. The models range in size from 1600 sq ft to 2300 sq ft. There are 2 and 3 bedroom models. All of them have atleast a one car garage. There are few with 2 car garage. Some have basements. Some of the models are : Aspen,Briarwood,Carlton,Devon,Eaton,Franklin,Ashley,Cameron,Clifton. The Orleans built homes are also called Courts at Woodfield. The community has tennis courts and tot lots. It is located (6 comments)
Open House flags are becoming more popular. - 04/27/09 06:32 AM
I have been thinking of getting Open House flags as they are more environmentally friendly. It will also save me a lot of time on weekends as I do not have to get balloons. It will be less expensive in the long run. I have seen some agents in our area use flags and I went to an open house this weekend and spoke to the agent. It seems their office ordered in bulk so they got a good price. I am going to order flags soon but want to use some this weekend so I am going to make my (10 comments)
Monday Morning Motivator. Mother Nature. - 04/27/09 06:21 AM
On my recent trip to India, we stayed at a nice place on a beach for a couple of nights. This is located in the countryside and not yet commercialized. We had a room with the view of the beach and it is so quiet and peaceful. You can sit on the balcony for hours and just watch the world go by. I was checking out some pictures for a listing this morning and came across this picture. It is a good Monday morning motivator for me. (7 comments)
55plus community in Buckingham , Bucks County. Home for sale - 04/26/09 10:16 AM
quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="400" HEIGHT="300" NAME="slideshow" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> There are several homes for sale in the community with various floor plans. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in a 55plus community call a Seniors Real estate Specialist. Ask me for my Free Reports available to Seniors. Gita Bantwal 2153438200x124 (2 comments)
Windrush, End unit . Jamison, Bucks County - 04/25/09 03:24 PM
quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="400" HEIGHT="300" NAME="slideshow" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> Lovely End unit with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1 car garage, eat in kitchen, family room with fireplace, dining room, computer room, large deck, walk out basement. Neutral decor. Washer,dryer,refrigerator included. Gas heat, central air, Listed for $359.900. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 or visit www.gitabantwal.com . mls #5521555 This lovely community is within walking distance of township park. It is located in Central bucks school district. www.cbsd.org (9 comments)
Father's Day Kid's Fishing Derby, Bucks County - 04/25/09 08:20 AM
Date sunday June 21, 2009. Check in begins at 7.30 am Rain or shine Location New Britain Awards will be given in following age groups : Ages 5-7,8-10 ,11-13 14-15. Call any of the following for more information Bucks County Parks and Recreation 2154895132 Warminster township 2154435428 Warwick Township 2153436100 Doylestown Township 2153489915 Fees $5/child $10/ 2 or more kids in immediate family. Registration must be paid in full by June 15th to get a goodie bag.
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, 3 BR apartment for rent - 04/25/09 07:03 AM
Willow Grove , For Rent $875 plus utilities This large 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is on second floor and is within walking distance of train station. It is available for immediate occupancy. The school district is Upper Moreland school district. Landlord requires tenant to have good credit. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 to look at this apartment.
Yorktown, Jamison, 55plus community has annual garage sale today . - 04/25/09 06:54 AM
Yorktown is a lovely 55plus community in Jamison. They have a nice clubhouse with exercise room, card room and library. The community is close to the police station and Township Park. There are 4 different floor plans and right now there is only one resale in the community. If you happen to be in Jamison, plan on attending the Garage sale. You may find some great treasures. If you want to look at any homes for sale in Jamison when you are in the area call me on my cell phone 2152758491. I will be glad to show you any home (0 comments)
Are you looking for a 55plus community in Buckingham, Bucks County? Come to Buckingham Springs. - 04/21/09 01:59 PM
Buckingham springs is a wonderful community in Buckingham, Bucks County, There are several resales available starting at $135,000. There are 2 and 3 bedroom homes . Some have garages. I am a seniors real estate specialist. You will love the pool and the clubhouse. I will email you the monthly calendar of events. They have weekly shopping trips. I have listed a beautiful home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage and a nice porch with retractible awning. List price is $205,000. It comes with a one year AHS warranty .Washer, dryer, Refrigerator and window treatments included. Call Gita Bantwal (3 comments)
Buckingham Springs, Annual Flea market May 1 and 2 - 04/18/09 06:44 PM
Buckingham Springs is a 55plus community located off route 413 in Buckingham township. The residents of the community are going to have the annual flea market on May 1 and May 2nd. You will find all kinds of treasures , so plan to attend. When you are in the area you might want to look at some of the homes for sale. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 I can show you any house listed . 451 W Grouse Court has 2 bedrooms, and two baths and a one car garage. it is listed for $205,000.
Discounted tickets to Amusement Parks available at Warwick Township building - 04/18/09 03:31 PM
If you are planning on going to amusement parks in the area , you might want to purchase tickets at Warwick Township building, 1733 Township Greene,Jamison, Pa 18929 during business hours Call ahead to make sure they tikcets are available .2153436100 You can purchase tickets for Sesame Place, Hershey Park,Philadelhia Zoo,Dorney Park and some other places. Go to the website www.warwixk-bucks.org If you would like to buy a house in the area call Gita Bantwal at reMax 2153438200x124 (0 comments)
Pa Department of Aging website - 04/18/09 01:52 PM
Pennsylvania offers many resources for people who have questions about Medicare and other programs. Go to www.state.pa.us Pa Keyword : aging for infromation about home and community based services Pace and Pacenet prescription drug coverage and insurance information.
Medicare web site is www.medicare.gov and the toll free helpline is 1800 MEDICARE 18006334227 Please pass this information on to seniors who might qualify. If you are a Senior looking to buy or sell a home call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 2153438200x124
Top five reasons why you should mow the lawn regularly if your home is listed - 04/18/09 01:38 PM
.Top five reasons why you should mow your lawn regularly if your home is listed : 1.Most people like to drive by the house before making an appointment to see inside. If they do not like the outside they may not even come inside. 2. If the grass is too high it gives people the impression that the house is in foreclosure or that it is a distressed sale. Buyers will make a low ball offer. 3.If you take care of the outside , buyers get the feeling that you have taken care of the inside.You get top dollar for a (3 comments)
There are several communities in Warwick township with homes less than 20 years old. I looked up the mls this morning for homes under $300k and this is what I found : There are 3 units available at 55plus community at Knox Court condos of Heritage creek. There are 6 townhomes available at Mill Ridge. there are 4 homes at Country Crossing. There is one home at Windrush There is one at Warwick Greene There are 2 homes at Deer Run priced under $300k If you would like to look at homes in Warwick township, Call Gita Bantwal . 2153438200x124 or visit (0 comments)
Attention Renters, Is it better to Own a home , than to rent? - 04/18/09 06:29 AM
If you are renting and are thinking of buying a home please consider the following : 1. When you own a home, you may be able to take advantage of tax break for mortgage interest and Real estate taxes. Talk to a tax professional for information or look on www.irs.gov In many cases it may be cheaper to own than to rent . 2.If you have a fixed rate mortgage the monthly payments will remain the same except for Real estate taxes, home owners association fees and insurance , that can increase . 3.In the long run, home prices go up so (3 comments)
First time home buyers , how to know if you qualify for a mortgage - 04/18/09 06:12 AM
Many renters would like to take advantage of the first time home buyer's tax credit but do not know where to begin. You need to know your credit score and the amount of money you have saved for down payment and closing costs or if your family member can give you gift money towards the purchase or can help you by being on the mortgage with you. You should have two of your most recent pay stubs and bank statements and then sit down with a trusted loan officer who will let you know where you stand. You need not apply (0 comments)
sheep Sheering at Washington Crossing Park, Bucks county, April 24, 25 - 04/15/09 05:56 PM
This is a great opportunity to experience colonial spring including sheering of the sheep, spinning and weaving demonstrations, cooking etc. Fee $8/adult, $4/child Hours 9.30 to 3.30 pm Location Washington Crossong Park, Thompson Neely Section. 1112 River road.Washington Crossing Call 215 493-4076 for information. visit www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing If you are looking to buy a house in Bucks county call gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 visit www.gitabantwal.com and look up all available listings (6 comments)
Strawberry Festival at Peddlers Village May 2 and 3 - 04/15/09 05:42 PM
Location : Peddler's Village , Lahaska, routes 202 and 263 Time 10 am to 6 pm Free admission and free parking Call 215 794-4000 or visit www.peddlersvillage.com for more information. There will be strawberries served up many ways : dipped in chocolate , in pastries, in shortcakes etc There will be entertainment and contests. If you would like to look at homes for sale in Lahaska call gita bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 visit www.gitabantwal.com and look up 1000s of listings.
Mark your Calendar. Dates to remember at Warwick Township. - 04/14/09 06:37 AM
Monday May 4 Summer camp registration begins 8 am Township building Sunday June 14, July 12, August Concert in the Community park 7 pm Monday June 22 First day of Camp Saturday June 27,July 25, Movie in the park 8.30 pm (to be announced) Saturday August 20 Warwick Day Guinea lane Park go to www.warwick-bucks.org Look up all available homes for sale at www.gitabantwal.com
Warminster Township, Bucks County, Rubber Ducky Regatta - 04/11/09 09:17 AM
Warminster Parks and Recreation will present the Rubber Ducky Regatta on Sunday My 17th, 1 pm. 905 Valley rd, Warminster. Cost is $5/ per ducky or 5 duckies for $25/ The rubber duckies compete in a race to the finish line. For information go to www.warminstertownship.org The more duck you buy , the better your chances of winning. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Warminster call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 (12 comments)
Reach out to someone this weekend.Deliver an Easter Basket with goodies. - 04/10/09 05:31 PM
I always thought Easter candy and eggs is for kids. I was talking to an older client today and she said "Hope the Bunny is good to you, " then she told me that her daughter always gets her Easter candy. I thought of some of the seniors whom I know who would probably appreciate a small Easter basket, so I have decided to go and deliver a dozen Easter baskets with candy tomorrow. This is a good opportunity to reach out to someone and deliver an Easter basket with goodies. Happy Holidays! Have a great weekend.
Salute to Armed forces, Southampton Community Band Concert - 04/10/09 04:55 PM
Salute to Armed Forces , Southampton Community Band Concert on May 9, 2009 at 8 pm. All past and present members of the Armed Forces will be admitted free. Tickets $8/ Seniors/ students, $10/ Adult Concert will be held at Klinger Middle School, 1415 Second Street pike, Southampton. This will be a very patriotic program and they will play songs honoring the armed forces. If you are a veteran you may qualify for a VA loan if you want to buy a home. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124
Salem Manor , 55+ Community in Bensalem , Bucks County Homes under $225k - 04/10/09 03:05 PM
Salem Manor is an affordable 55plus community in Bensalem, Bucks county, Pa. I looked up the mls this morning and found 5 active listings under 220k A 2 BR ,2 baths 4 yr old condo is listed for $189,900, another unit is listed under 200k. three others are listed under $215,900 . There is a 3 bedroom home under contract, pending settlement, The community is located off Hulmeville and Gibson road. If you would like to move into a 55plus community, call a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 (0 comments)
Warwick Township Bucks County Pa Real Estate . Market report first quarter 2009 - 04/06/09 07:05 AM
Based on information in multiple listing there were 12 homes that settled in the first quarter of 2009. This does not include commercial, multi units and lots and is for residential sales only. It does not include homes not listed and is subject to errors and omissions. The average sale price was $399,151, the highest sale price was $840,000 and lowest sale price was $175,000.They were on the market for an average of 99 days. (number of days from listing date to date it went under contract) There were 3 sales in STOVER MILL varying in price from $175,000 to $209,900. (5 comments)
Warrington Township Bucks County Real Estate Market report March 2009 - 04/06/09 06:42 AM
The real estate market has picked up. I looked up our multiple listing service to check out the statistics for residential sales for March 2009. There were 17 homes that settled in March. The average price was $320153. The highest price was $525000, the lowest price was $160000 and these homes were on the market for an average of 105days. (number of days from date listed to date it went under contract ) The above does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units and is subject to errors and omissions. There are 22 homes pending settlement right now. They were on the (0 comments)
Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Real estate Market report March 2009. - 04/06/09 06:36 AM
The real estate market has picked up. I looked up our multiple listing service to check out the statistics for residential sales for March 2009. There were 9 homes that settled in March. The average price was $469,722. The highest price was $784,500, the lowest price was $165,000 and these homes were on the market for an average of 56 days. (number of days from date listed to date it went under contract ) The above does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units and is subject to errors and omissions. There are 22 homes pending settlement right now. They were on (0 comments)
Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market report March 2009. - 04/06/09 06:09 AM
The real estate market has picked up. I looked up our multiple listing service to check out the statistics for residential sales for March 2009. There were 9 homes that settled in March. The average price was $403,778. The highest price was $509000, the lowest price was $265,000 and these homes were on the market for an average of 149 days. (number of days from date listed to date it went under contract ) The above does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units and is subject to errors and omissions. There are 14 homes pending settlement right now. They were on (0 comments)
Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pa real estate Market report, March 2009 - 04/06/09 06:00 AM
The real estate market has picked up. I looked up our multiple listing service to check out the statistics for residential sales for March 2009. There were 35 homes that settled in March. The average price was $236,900. The highest price was $439,900 , the lowest price was $$149,500 and these homes were on the market for an average of 76 days. (number of days from date listed to date it went under contract ) The above does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units and is subject to errors and omissions. There are 46 homes pending settlement right (0 comments)
Visit Four Doylestown Museums for free on April 5th, 2009 . - 04/04/09 12:57 PM
Four Doylestown museums will waive admission fees on Sunday April 5th, 2009. You may visit the Fonthill museum,Michener Art museum,the Mercer museum and the Moravian Pottery and tile works. there will be a free shuttle between the museums and Doylestown train station. Fonthill Museum is located at East Court St and Route 313, tel 2153489461 www.fonthillmuseum.org James A Michener is located at 138 S Pine Street,Doylestown tel 215 3409800 www.michenermuseum.org The Mercer Museum is located at 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, 215-3430210 www.mercermuseum.org The Moravian Pottery and Tile works is located at 130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, 215-3456722 If you would (7 comments)
Easter Bunny Express. The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad - 04/04/09 12:09 PM
Celebrate Easter by climbing aboard the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad. The Easter Bunny will be riding the train and handing out treats to all the kids. You will have an opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunn. You may purchase tickets on line at www.newhoperailroad.com or call 215 862-6169 The train departs New Hope train station April 4th,5th,11th ,12th - 11am,12,1,2,3,and 4pm April 10th Good Friday 11am,12,1,2 and 3 pm Located one block west from intersection of Bridge and Main St in downtown New Hope , pa. This is a good way of seeing beautiful Bucks County. If you would (2 comments)
Mother's Day Craft Warwick Township, Bucks County Pa. - 04/04/09 07:13 AM
This is a great opportunity for kids to make a gift for Mom. Location Warwick Township buildong Date Saturday May 2, 2009. Session 1 9 am to 10.15 am ages 3 to 5 Session 2 , 11 am to 12.15 pm 6 to 12. Community room 2. cost residents $15/, non residents $18 minimum 6 , maximum 12, Must be preregistered at the township building prior to the date, Make sure kids wear old clothing or a smock. P.S There will be a Father's Day Craft event in June. If you would like to buy a home in Warwick township call (2 comments)
This lovely twin in Hatboro is priced at only $210,000. It features 3 bedrooms, and 1.5 baths, It has an updated kitchen, hard wood floors, fenced in yard, new central air and a finished basement. It is located in Hatboro -Horsham School district. Mls #5476187 For more information about this home and homes in Hatboro go to www.gitabantwal.com Open house this sunday 2 to 4 pm. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 (6 comments)
Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market report March, 2009 - 04/04/09 06:30 AM
The Spring Real Estate Market is here. Homes priced right are selling. Based on information in multiple listing service here are the statistics for March, 2009 for residential sales. This does not include commercial, multi units or lots nor homes not listed. there were 12 homes that settled in March, the highest sale price was $279,900 and lowest sale price was $71,000 for a one bedroom condo in Meadowood condos. The homes were on the market for an average of 82 days. There are 27 homes pending settlement. They were on the market for an average of 70 days.The lowest listed price (2 comments)
Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market report March, 2009 - 04/04/09 06:20 AM
The Spring Market is here and homes priced right are selling. Based on information in trend MLs , for residential sales in March in Warwick township, this is what I found. : 5 homes settled , highest sale price was $840,000, lowest price was $175,000 for a 3 bedroom townhome in Stover Mill, The average sale price was $485,000 and these homes were on the market for an average of 114 days, (time from date listed to date it went under contract) This is subject to errors and omissions and does not include multi units, commercial property, lots and homes not (0 comments)
Day trip to Baltimore Aquarium from Warwick/Doylestown has been planned - 04/03/09 04:56 PM
Date: Saturday June 6, 2009 Where : Warwick Township building at 7 am, will return by approximately 9 pm Cost : Ages 12 and older and adults : $62 for residents of Doylestown , Warwick, $72 for non residents Children ages 3 to 11 residents of Doylestown and Warwick $54/, non residents $64 For more information go to www.warwick-bucks.org. Price includes driver tip, transportation,and aquarium,Lunch is on your own, Please note minimum 35 and maximum 45 . They will have information about the city on the bus. If you are looking to buy a home in Doylestown or Warwick township call Gita (2 comments)
visit www.Warwick-bucks.org Warwick township will not be sweeping any non -dedicated streets. The schedule can be affected by weather and natural causes. But most streets are scheduled for April . Stover Mill, Country Crossing and Heritage Creek are scheduled for April 7 and April 9. Creekwood, Sovereign Esttaes,Bridge Valley,Deer Run,Eagle Court,Country Vlub 11 , Country club Knoll are scheduled for April 13-14.
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