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Bucks County, Real Estate : Free Report for Home Buyers. - 11/29/09 10:24 AM
Gita Bantwal, a realtor in Bucks County , Pa is an accredited Buyers Representative and Certified Residential Specialist. If you are looking to buy a home in Philadelphia, Bucks or Montgomery Counties, Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 email Gita at Gita01@aol.com for a free report for home buyers. The free report will explain the home buying process, and the tax credit for home buyers . visit www.gitabantwal.com and look up 1000s of listings.
Why do sellers like to list their homes at a much higher price than recommended by agents? - 11/28/09 02:13 PM
Why do sellers list their homes at a much higher price than recommended by their agent ? Here are a few reasons : 1. " We can always reduce the price later " 2."We need the money to buy our next house." 3."Our neighbors got so much, our house is much better than theirs" 4."We paid xx dollars and should get more than what we paid." 5."We spent xx dollars on upgrades. example :We paid 300K and spent 100k in upgrades.We should get $400k" Have you been able to show comps and get sellers to price their home according to the (13 comments)
Four Signs that Real Estate Market is improving. - 11/27/09 06:21 AM
Realtors do not have to wait for media reports to see signs of a recovery. We see the signs of recovery in our market before it is reported. Here are Four signs of recovery : 1. The phone starts to ring . ( not from telemarketers, but from consumers looking to buy or sell a home ) 2.There are many 'pending sale' signs in the yards 3. The inventory of homes for sale is decreasing .and there are fewer homes that have price reductions. 4.Buyers lose out on homes because someone else put an offer by the time your buyers decided to (13 comments)
Gift certificates for restaurants at discount on www.restaurants.com - 11/25/09 07:03 AM
This is time of year when we are looking for gift ideas and a gift certificate to a restaurant is always appreciated. We can use these for closing gifts, gifts to clients and to family and friends. go to www.restaurants.com You get great discounts. There maybe restrictions at some restaurants. Another good option is to give Entertainment books. Realtors can buy them at discount.
Free site to post your rental listing. - 11/25/09 06:21 AM
I came across a free site where you can post a rental listing. It is www.rentalads.com If you want to post many listings then you may want to go for the paid version. But if you do rentals occasionally , this is a great site. The listings are optimized so you get included in google, yahoo and msn seraches.You get to upload a photo of the listing. There are resorces for tenants. I have a couple of listings so I am going to try one and then delete after a week and try another. Unless the system lets me post both (10 comments)
Warrington township, Bucks County, 55plus communities. - 11/24/09 02:26 PM
Warrington Township Bucks County, Pa has some wonderful 55plus communities. I looked up the multiple listing this morning and looked for homes under $500,000 with a garage. There are 26 homes listed. There are 7 homes at Bluestone Creek. A three bedroom , 4 year old home with a basement is listed at $279,900 There is a 5 year old house at Lamplighter Village listed at b$309,900. There are homes being constructed at Villas of Lamplighter. There is a one year old home at Meridian Valley Square for $349,900.There are other homes as well at higher price. There is a single home (0 comments)
Warwick township, Bucks County, townhomes for sale. - 11/24/09 06:43 AM
I looked up the multiple listing this morning and looked up townhomes for sale in Warwick township. There are 27 homes listed in mls. There are 5 homes in Stover Mill, lowest price is $213,900 2 homes in Mill ridge , lowest price $225,000 4 homes in Country Ceossing. Lowest is $244,700 6 homes in Warwick Greene. Lowest price is $249,000 3 homes in Deer Run.Lowest price is $299,500 2 homes in Windrush lowest price is $299,900 4 homes at Bridge Valley at Furlong , lowest price is $349,900 1 home at Yorktown for $369,900. This is a 55plus community. If you (4 comments)
Why people move to Bensalem township, Bucks County, Pa - 11/22/09 11:49 AM
Bensalem is strategically located in Bucks County. The Pennsylvania turnpike has an exit that is easily accessible in Bensalem. I-95 and route US 1 is close by to many communities. You can go to Center City Philadelphia or Princeton, New Jersey using these routes. Franklin Mills Mall with great outlet stores is within minutes of some communities. Houses are affordable. I looked at the multiple listing and found 19 single homes priced under $200,000. Read my blog http://activerain.com/blogsview/1338209/bensalem-township-bucks-county-19-homes-under-200,000 If you are thinking of relocating to Bucks County and would like to be close to New Jersey, consider moving to Bensalem, . You (6 comments)
Winter Survival Kit for your Car - It is time to prepare for Winter weather. - 11/22/09 08:20 AM
I am not looking forward to winter and do not drive in bad weather. It is a liability I like to avoid and I do not drive clients around in bad weather. However I like to prepare for emergencies. I have made a list of items needed for the winter survival kit. 1. A small shovel . 2 Blankets. 3.Flashlights 4 cell phone and charger 5.battery cables 6.de-icer for locks 7.Red cloth or flag 8 .kitty litter 9. some non perishable food item. If you have teenagers who have just started driving, make sure you have the kit in the car and (12 comments)
Do you like to receive Freebies? Here are a few sites you should know about. - 11/22/09 07:38 AM
Most of us like to look for bargains and freebies. Here are a few sites that offer free stuff. www.freecycle.org You can belong to a local group. You can also post items you are looking for or want to give away. This is a good site to refer to sellers, so they can get rid of their clutter and it can help stage the house. www.Heyitsfree.net www.freestuff.com www.buxr.com You can go to www.freebirthdaytreats.com and find birthday giveaways at restaurants. If you would like a free market evaluation of your home call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124
Attention Seniors. You can find your dream home in Buckingham in one weekend. - 11/22/09 07:10 AM
Buckingham Springs is a great 55plus community in Bucks County, It has a great clubhouse which offers all kinds of activities and there is a community swimming pool. The location is convenient for those who love to go to fine restaurants in New Hope or the museums in Doylestown. You can take a bus to New York from Buckingham. If you are looking to move to the area, you can find your dream home in a weekend. I can show you 32 homes. There should be one to match your budget and your needs. There are 32 homes on the market (4 comments)
Stover Mill, Warwick Township , Great Buys under $230,000 - 11/21/09 08:20 AM
Stover Mill in Warwick Township has townhomes priced under $230,000. I looked up the multiple listing this morning and found 5 homes are listed for sale. The lowest price is $215,500 for a 3 bedroom without a basement and highest price is $229,900 for a 3 bedroom home with a basement. There are different floor plans. The community has tennis courts and tot lot. It is located in Central Bucks School district. www.cbsd.org There is one home under contract pending settlement. In the last 6 months, there were 14 sales. They were on the market for an average of 31 days (3 comments)
Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market October 2009 - 11/20/09 10:58 AM
Based on a report in Trend mls here are the statistics for residential single family homes in Bucks County, for October 2009 compared with October 2008. Inventory October 2008 October 2009 3873 3505
Market history Settled 388 458 median price $293,000 $270,000
Year to date statistics settled 4209 3985 median price $300,000 $285,000 SP/orig.price 93.69% 92.21%
Looks like homes are selling in Bucks County . If you are thinking of listing your home in Bucks County and need a free market evaluation of your home call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 visit www.gitabantwal.com please note (4 comments)
Condos for sale in Doylestown, Bucks County,Pa - 11/17/09 06:54 AM
Doylestown Township has condos in all price ranges. Based on information in multiple listing, there are 17 condos listed for sale in Doyelstown township. Here is the breakdown by neighborhood Chestnut Grove 4 . Lowest price is $169,900 Old Colonial Greene 1 Charing Cross 3 Doylestown Station 5 Teversall 4 You can look up all available listings on www.gitabantwal.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 or on my cell phone 2152758491
Legacy Oaks, Warrington Township, Bucks County, Market report - 11/17/09 04:37 AM
Legacy Oaks is a wonderful 55plus community in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pa. The community has a clubhouse wihich offers exercise room, library, and lots of activities. They have a swimming pool and tennis courts. I looked up the multiple listing this morning. There are 4 homes listed at present. They vary in price from $$335,000 to $384,900. All of these have 2 bedrooms . The median price is $369450 and they have been marketed for an average of 151 days. There are 2 homes pending settlement. They were listed for a median price of 377,400 and were on the market (0 comments)
Bensalem township in Bucks County , Pa is located in Bensalem school district. If you are looking to buy a home in Bucks County you may want to see some of these affordable homes. There are 19 single homes listed in the multiple listing priced under $200,000 The lowest price is $129,000 for a 3 bedroom home. Some of these are foreclosures, some are handyman specials and some are in move in condition and are great buys. Whether you are looking for foreclosures or handyman specials in Bucks County or just looking for a home in move -in condition call (7 comments)
If you are looking for gift ideas , Here is something you can get for free-- - 11/13/09 07:27 PM
I came across a great site www.BigHugeLabs.com You can make your own calendars, magazine covers, puzzles and other items by downloading pictures and printing it your self. You can make calendars as closing gifts with the picture of the house ' It makes a great gift for grandparents if you can use pictures of the grandchildren. There are some items that you have to pay for but you can certainly take advantage of the freebies. If you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Philadelphia nd suburbs please call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 (17 comments)
25 homes for sale in Warminster township, priced under $200,000 - 11/13/09 04:41 AM
Warminster township in Bucks County Pa is located in Centennial School district. If you are looking to buy a home in Warminster township you may find some good buys Based on information in Multiple listing 25 homes are on the market , priced inder $200,000 There is a one bedroom condo in Centennial Station, a 55plus community , priced at $79,400 Thee is a one bedroom condo in Meadowwood listed at $147,900 There isa 2 bedroom condo at Log College Manor for $132,900 There is a 2 bedroom condo at Yorktown for $145,900 There is a one bedroom condo at Saxony (6 comments)
Attention Home Sellers !Top Three Reasons why you should keep your home on the Market during the Holidays. - 11/13/09 04:12 AM
Many sellers take their home off the Market between ThanksGiving and the New Year . Here are Three Reasons why you should consider keeping your home on the market , 1. Buyers who look at homes at this time are serious buyers. Some relocating buyers come to the area to look at homes at this time and may even make up their minds over the weekend. 2.There is less inventory of homes unlike in the spring market so your home will have less competition. 3.It is a good opportunity to show your home at its best if you decorate well for the (11 comments)
Free Credit Reports and much more on this great site - 11/12/09 11:40 AM
Consumers can get free credit reports on www.creditkarma.com This site has other tools as well. It has a home affordability calculator, amortization calculator and more. There are great tips on improving credit and a Q and A section from which we can learn just by reading what others have enquired about. If you have buyers who may not want to be prequalified by a lender may be they should atleast check out their credit on this site. If you are looking to buy a house in Philadelphia and suburbs and would like information on the Home buyers tax credit please email (6 comments)
Stover Mill in Warwick Township, Bucks County has great buys under $250,000 - 11/12/09 05:41 AM
Stover Mill is a community of townhomes located in Warwick township, Bucks County. There are two and three bedroom homes and some have basements. They are located in Central Bucks School district. I looked at the multiple listing this morning and found 6 homes are available for sale. . The lowest price is $179,900 for a bank owned home.It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a basement. There are 4 more homes that range in price from $215,500 to $234,900. These are between 24 and 30 years old. They have 3 bedrooms and various floor plans. The community has tennis courts. If you (7 comments)
Two web sites that will save you Money - 11/11/09 05:06 AM
FreeCycle.org is a great site where you can find almost anything you need . It is organized into local communities so you can register on the site for a location close by . If you have things you no longer need just post it on the site and chances are you will find someone who can use it. They will come to your house by appointment and pick it up. Or if you need something look for it on the site and contact the person who wants to give it away for free. Some of my home sellers have used it (12 comments)
Via Erica Ramus - Realty Executives / Pottsville PA Real Estate: I am torn -- to write this post or NOT write this post. I want to write it to help other Rainers. I am scared to death my competitors will read it. But I'm posting it anyway ... besides, unless your name is Jonathan, if you're one of the 300+ agents in "my turf", you're not reading this post because you are NOT on Active Rain. Your loss. Jonathan and I (10 comments)
I love the way Loreena, has written this post in an easy to understand format so I have reblogged it . Consumers are urged to go th www.hud.gov and look for more information. If you are looking to buy a home in Philadelphia and suburbs call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 2153438200x124
Via Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of www.Frisco-TX-Homes.com (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY):
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Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market report October 2009. - 11/09/09 06:53 AM
Warminster township is located in Centennial school district Based on information in trendmls, our multiple listing service there were 31 homes that sold in October. This does not include homes not listed, sale by owners, commercial , multi units etc and is subject to errors and omissions. The homes were marketed for an average of 79 days. the lowest price was $71,000 for a one bedroom condo in 55plus communiyu of Centennial station and highest price wa s$350,000 for a single home. If you would like detailed report emailed to you email email@example.com or call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors (0 comments)
Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market report October 2009 - 11/09/09 06:45 AM
Warrington Township , is located in Central Bucks School district www.cbsd.org Based on information in Trendmls our multiple listing service, there were 25 homes that settled in October 2009. These were marketed for an average of 134 days. The lowest sold price was for a townhouse in Willow Knoll. It sold for $172,900 the highest sold price was for a single home that sold for $565,000 The above is subject to errors and omissions and does not include homes not listed in mls ., commercial ,etc, If you would like a detailed report emailed to you please call Gita Bantwal at (0 comments)
Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pa Real Estate Market Report for October 2009 - 11/09/09 06:36 AM
Warwick township in Bucks County is located in Central Bucks School District. www.cbsd.org Based on information in Trendmls , our multiple listing service, there were 11 residential listings that settled in October 2009. The lowest sold price was $150,000 for a one bedroom condo at Knox court, Heriitage Creek a lovely 55plus community in the area The highest sale price was $558,000 for a Toll built single home in Estates at Bucks County Country Club. The above is subject to errors and omissions and does not include commercial, rentals, sale by owners etc.
The homes were marketed for an average of (0 comments)
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