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National Open House Weekend April 10 and 11, 2010. - 03/31/10 03:26 PM
There will be Open houses across the country on April 10 and April 11, 2010. If you are a buyer in Pennsylvania and looking at homes : Please remember that the listing agent represents the seller. If you are working with a buyer's agent please mention it to the agent at the open house when you sign in. If you would like me to email you listings in the area that are open to the public, call me at 215-343-8200x124 and let me know the search criteria . location and price range. You can look up listings for sale on my (2 comments)
Legacy Oaks, Warrington Township, Bucks County, 55plus community - 03/31/10 01:56 PM
Legacy Oaks in Warringtom township is a wonderful 55plus community. The clubhouse is a great place to meet your neighbors and participate in activities.They have exercise room, billiards room, library, in-ground swimming pool, tennis courts and walking trails. There are activities to suit people with different interests. These homes are detached homes with garages and a few have a basement. These were built a few years ago and you can always find resales. Go to my web site www.gitabantwal.com and look up listings or register for automatic nootification as they come up. Some of the models are The Argyle Grand,the Barclay,the Doyle,the (0 comments)
New Construction that you can close on before the tax credit expires, available in Bucks County - 03/29/10 08:07 AM
The home buyers tax credit deadline is fast approaching. If you are buying new construction read the fine print and talk to an attorney if needed so as to be protected in case the home is not ready before the deadline. To read about the tax credit go to www.irs.gov I am glad to inform that several builders in my area have new construction and offer quick delivery homes that they say will be ready to close by the deadline. If you are looking to buy new homes in the area and are looking for a Buyer's agent call Gita Bantwal, (8 comments)
Woodfield Estates in Jamison were built by Katz builders. There are many different models . They are located in Central Bucks School district. Go to www.cbsd.org for information about the school. They do not have a lot of resales in there but if you would like to buy a house in Jamison , you should consider looking in Woodfield. You can walk to the Township building where they have activities for kids and adults, the park is close to the township building and they have walking trails ,soccer fields, picnic area and other (2 comments)
Warrington , Turnberry condo , Reduced $229,900. open March 28,2010, 2 to 4pm. - 03/27/10 04:53 PM
Turnberry Condos are located off Bristol road and Guinea lane in Warrington. Address : 103 Grand Boulevard, Warrington Pa 18976 This lovely first floor condo has two bedrooms two baths and one car garage. The spacious living room has a fireplace.The renodeled kitchen has breakfast bar and sliding door to covered patio. Main bedroom has a walk in closet and a second closet. mls #5671695 Go to www.gitabantwal.com and look up all listings in Warrington. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-343-8206
Bensalem Township, Bucks County , 31 homes under $250,000 - 03/27/10 04:44 PM
Bensalem township in Bucks County Pa has a lot of good buys for the first time buyer. I looked in the mls and found 31 single homes under $250,000. The average original list price is $222,096, the current average list price is $218580 The homes have been marketed for an average of 94 days. 13 homes have been listed in last 30 days. There is a 5 bedroom home for $241,990 , there is a 4 bedroom home for $159,900. There are homes with basement and garage, You can look up listings on my web site www.gitabantwal.com Call Gita Bantwal at (2 comments)
Attention Sellers! If your home is on the Market , please make it easy to show . - 03/27/10 06:28 AM
The tax deadline for Home buyers tax credit is fast approaching. Buyers who want to buy are going to be making up their minds soon so as not to lose out on $8000 or $6500 if they qualify. Next weekend is a holiday weekend so I expect this weekend to be a very busy one . If your home is listed please do not cancel appointments and be prepared for last minute showings as well. Somebody might be driving by and will call their agent or the agent may be showing homes in the neighborhood and the buyers may want to (93 comments)
Warwick Township, Bucks County, 15 townhomes under $320,000 . - 03/26/10 06:19 PM
I looked up the multiple listing for townhomes under 15 years old in Warwick township. Criteria: Minimum 3 bedrooms Age less than 15 years. I found 15 homes. They seem to be in good condition. There are 4 homes in Mill Ridge, 5 homes in Country Crossing,3 homes in Deer run, 1 home in Warwick Greene. Some of these homes have garage and basement. They are located in Central Bucks School district. www.cbsd.org If you are a first time buyer you may qualify for the $8000 tax credit. The deadline is fast approaching. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 (4 comments)
Time to Spring Clean your listings. - 03/26/10 06:08 AM
Spring is here and we see pictures of homes with ground covered with snow. This is a good time to take new exterior pictures to replace the old pictures. We should look at interior pictures of the listings as well. If we took pictures in December with Christmas tree and holiday decorations , it is time to take new pictures as well. When we have new pictures we usually upload them to the mls right away but forget to print out new brochures to leave in the house and forget to change pictures on all the other internet sites we use. (22 comments)
The Estates Of Bucks County Country Club, Jamison.
Golf course view from a house. Estates of Bucks County Country Club were built by Toll Brothers. These are luxury homes located off Route 263 in Jamison,Pa. There are various floor plans . Homes have sold recently for $500 and $600s. There are homes with golf course views as The Bucks Club is located close by.The Bucks Club has a golf course that is open to the public. They also offer swim club membership. There is a restaurant , the Jamison Grille at the club . This is a (4 comments)
Five Tips for New Agents working with First time Buyers. - 03/26/10 05:07 AM
This is a great time to be working with First time Home Buyers . Rates are low, prices are low and the $8000 tax credit is an incentive for buyers to buy before the deadline. According to a survey by NAR 2009 profile of first time buyers , average age of First time buyer is 30 years ., their median income is $61,600, and average purchase price is $156,000. The price will vary in different parts of the country. Here are tips for working with this age group . 1.Instant communication. Use a Blackberry to read and send emails or learn (6 comments)
Meadowood Condos in Warminster, Bucks County, Are affordable for first time buyers. - 03/24/10 06:15 PM
Meadowood Condominiums in Warminster are located off Street Road and Valley Road. They have efficieny size apartments as well as one,two and three bedroom units. The efficiencies go for low $70s. There are investors who have bought some units as they are easy to rent and there is demand for rentals. You can look up listings in Meadowood Condos on my web site www.GitaBantwal.com any time. The community has a large swimming pool. The condos are located next to a shopping center . It is convenient for those who do not have a car. The shopping center has a Harleysville bank, (5 comments)
Warminster Township,Bucks County ,homes under $150,000 - 03/24/10 07:27 AM
I looked up the mls for homes in Warminster township priced under $150,000. These are great buys for first time buyers looking to take advantage of the tax crediit. There are 11 homes available. There are 5 homes in Meadowood Condos in the price range starting at $78,000 for an efficiency. There are 2 homes in 55plus community Centennial Station There are 2 units in Yorktown condos and 2 in Saxony Manor. The deadline for tax credit is approaching If you would like to work with a buyer's agent to buy a home call an Accredited buyer's representative who holds the (2 comments)
Bucks County, 55plus communities , Detached homes under $500k - 03/21/10 08:34 AM
Bucks County has some wonderful 55plus communities, including new construction. Some Seniors who downsize may prefer detached homes rather that attached homes. There are resales in Heritage Creek estates in Warwick township and Legacy Oaks in Warringtom township.These are detached homes. If you are looking for new constrction you can go to Villas of Lamplighter in Warrington. If you are looking to buy in a 55plus community, call Gita Bantwal at REMax Centre 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-2758491
Luxury Homes in Central Bucks school district. Pa - 03/21/10 07:16 AM
I looked up the mls to see residential listings priced between $750k and $999,000. in Central Bucks School district. www.cbsd.org There are 58 homes listed. 11 of these homes are located in Warwick township, 1 home is in Warrington township, 22 are in Buckingham township and 7 in Doylestown township I noticed that some of the homes are priced to sell and buyers have a nice selection of homes to choose from. There are people who live in the area who commute to New York and New Jersey. You can visit www.gitabantwal.com and look up 1000s of listings in mls. I (3 comments)
Rice's Market in New Hope.' Find everything under the Sun!' - 03/21/10 06:16 AM
Rice's Sale and Country Market is located on a 30 acre farm in New Hope and is open all year on Tuesdays 7 am to 1 pm and on Saturdays 7 am to 1 pm from March through December. They are also open on certain holidays visit www.ricesmarket.com telephone 215 297-5993 You can buy new and used stuff, clothes,crafts,shoes, antiques, and a whole lot more. People from New York and New Jersey come to this unique Flea market in Bucks County, Pa. There is ATM machine located in main barn . Vendor opportunities are available and you can rent open space (8 comments)
15th Annual Egg Hunt in Warwick township, Bucks County, March 27th - 03/18/10 05:39 PM
The 15th annual Egg hunt at Warwick township is being sponsored by Hatboro Federal Savings bank. There will be 5 special prizes per age group to those who find the golden ticket.. Date Saturday March 27th, 2010 Time 1 pm Place Community Park Age groups 2-3,4-4,6-8,9-10 Cost FREE You will have a chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny.
' Race For Autism ' in Bucks county on April 24th, 2010. - 03/18/10 01:44 PM
The Bucks County Autistic Support Coalition , BCASC , a non profit community based group , presents 5K and 1 mile fun walk/run and family day at Bridge Valley Elementary school on April 24th Registration is from 7.30 to 9.15 am 9.30 is - 1 mile fun walk/run 10.15 am -5k For more information go to www.bvraceforautism.com There will be games,face painting,food and more. The money raised will benefit BCASC whose goal is to empower people with autism to reach their full potential and encourage acceptance within the community.
Bucks County,Pa Real Estate Market update February,2010. - 03/18/10 06:30 AM
I looked up statistics for February 2010 and February 2009. for residential single family , (not multi family,)property in Bucks County. February 2009 February 2010 Inventory 3514 3328 Inv. accumulation 91 81
MARKET HISTORY Settled 196 230 Median price $255,0000 $269,000
Year to date settled Median price 396 461 Median price $260,000 $282,000 The above is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions. If you would like a free market evaluation of your home or would like to know what your neighbors house sold for call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 325-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 (5 comments)
Gourmet Pizza at Valley Square Centre , Warrington Bucks County. - 03/17/10 09:03 AM
Valley Square Centre in Warrington has many good restaurants as well as Wegmans where you can buy Indian and Thai food. I had a coupon recently for 'Peace a Pizza " so I tried their Gourmet Mediteranean Veggie pizza. It was delicious. They have many varieties of Gourmet pizza at Peace a Pizza. They also have great salads. You can dine in, carry out or have them deliver. Next time I have a Brokers open, I will serve their gourmet pizza. They are open seven days a week. Telephone number is 215 343-1300. www.peaceapizza.com
Upper Moreland, Montgomery County,Pa detached homes under $300,000. - 03/16/10 07:56 AM
I looked up the multiple listing this morning for detached homes in Upper Moreland priced upto $300,000. There are 38 single homes in the price range. 16 of these homes have a garage, 31 of these homes have a basement and 12 homes have garage and basement. 36 of the above homes have a minimum of three bedrooms. You can look up 1000s of listings in Upper Moreland on my web site www.gitabantwal.com email firstname.lastname@example.org to look at any home in the mls. I am an Accredited Buyer's representative and would love to be your Buyer's agent. (6 comments)
Stover Mill , Warwick Township, Bucks County, Market report. - 03/14/10 09:49 AM
Stover Mill at Warwick is a wonderful community located in Central Bucks School district. www.cbsd.org Here is the real estate activity at Stover Mill for last six months. based on listings in trendmls which does not cover sale by owners. There are 6 active listings with lowest price being $164,800 and highest price being $$229,900 These have been marketed for an average of 100 days. There are 4 homes pending settlement with lowest list price $215,500 and highest list price $227,500 These were marketed for an average of 89 days There were 7 homes that settled in last six months. They (4 comments)
Good Morning Active Rainers. Hope you remembered to set your clocks last night. - 03/14/10 07:58 AM
I had to remind myself all week so that I would not forget to set my clock last night. I have a new car so have to figure out how to do it and it may not be done today . I have an open house today and am sure there will be someone who forgot to set the clock forward .. If you have any appointments today please call them and remind them. It is also a good time to check the batteries for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you are a buyer looking to buy in Warrington, (17 comments)
Do not let the rain stop you from attending my Open house in Warrington. - 03/14/10 07:39 AM
I have an open house today , March 14th 2010 from 2 to 4 pm at 103 Grand Blvd in Warrington,Pa 18976 This lovely first floor unit is in great condition and offers two bedrooms, two baths, 1 car garage. fireplace, and lots of storage. Washer,Dryer,refrigerator are included. It is listed at $234,800. Directions. Bristol road west,right on Guinea lane,left on Grand Blvd to sign. Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 21343-8200x124 Look up 1000s of listings on www.gitabantwal.com Do not let the rain stop you from attending my open house. You can pick up a free St Patricks day Button just for (7 comments)
Ivy league courses for FREE. - 03/13/10 06:07 AM
We would all love to take courses at Ivy League Colleges but may not do so either because it is expensive, or because we do not have confidence in passing the exams. I came across a site www.AcademicEarth.org You can stream course lectures from the top Universities like Harvard,Princeton,Yale. All you need is your Computer. You can attend classes from the comfort of your home and there is no Homework or exam. If you come across any real estate related course let us know. (18 comments)
Warwick township, Bucks County,Homes pending settlement. - 03/12/10 05:24 PM
Warwick township is located in Central Bucks School district www.cbsd.org I looked up the mls to see residential market activity for homes under $999,000 and here is what I found.: There are 19 homes under contract pending settlement. They were marketed for an average of 149 days, The lowest list price of these homes is $215,500 and highest list price is $845,000 There were 3 homes in Stover Mill. If you are think of selling your home in Stover Mill now is a good time to sell. People are looking to take advantage of the tax credit for first time buyers (4 comments)
Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia March 5th to April 17th. - 03/12/10 04:21 PM
If you would like to enjoy the beauty of the Cherry blossoms visit Philadelphia during the Cherry Blossom Festival March 5 to April 17. The best locations are Fairmount Park near Kelly Drive and near Japanese House and Garden., 4700 States drive, Philadelphia Pa 19121. There are lots of things planned for the festival. You can go to www.visitphilly.com for details about this event as well as other events in Philadelphia and suburbs.. or Call 215-790-3810 If you want to look at homes in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 215-343-8200x124 or 215-275-8491
Advice for those who purchased a home in 2009. - 03/11/10 06:02 AM
Congratulations on becoming home owners. When you file your tax return whether you are going to an accountant or doing it yourself by using Turbotax or some other software please look for your HUD1 statement. There are items on the HUD1 that you will need while preparing your tax return whether you are a first time buyer or not. And do not forget the First time buyer's tax credit or repeat buyer tax credit if you qualify. If you cannot find the HUD 1 , then contact your title company or real estate agent. Do not wait till April 14 th (9 comments)
You can check for unclaimed property that may belong to you. - 03/09/10 08:03 AM
The newspaper sometimes publishes names of people who have unclaimed property . You will be surprised at the number of people on the list. If you think you have unclaimed property you can look it up . Every state maintains an office of unclaimed property. If you live in Pennsylvania you can go to http://www.treasury.state.pa.us look for unclaimed property. There is a national web site that you can check for links to other states. www.unclaimed.org You will get free information.
The Bucks Club in Jamison . - 03/07/10 09:39 AM
The Bucks Club is located at 2600 York Road, Jamison, Pa 18929 Go to their web site www.thebucksclub.com to read about all the wonderful things it offers FITNESS MEMBERSHIP " They have a state of the art fitness center and offer great fitness classes. Call 215343-0350 ext 3 for details GOLF COURSE ; The golf course is open to the public. They have a 18 hole championship course.Call 215-343-0350 ext 1 to book tee times. SWIM CLUB MEMBERSHIP is available. Heaven Spa . Call 215-343-0350 x 2 Jamison Grill has great menu and variety of drinks. 215-343-0350 Our office is located (5 comments)
Spring Forward, March 14,2010. Some tips for agents. - 03/07/10 06:56 AM
Do not forget to set your clocks on Saturday March 13th before you go to bed. Ever since they changed the date to second Sunday in March I find that atleast 2 or 3 people I know do not remember it. Here are some tips that agents can use 1.If you are having an Open House , remind the sellers about Daylight Savings time. 2. Email all your clients on your contact list. 3. If you are having a get together remind everyone who is attending. 4.If you have showing appointments remind the buyers the previous evening or in the morning. (14 comments)
Home Buying Seminar. March 13th, 10 to 11.30 am - 03/07/10 06:40 AM
Home buying Seminar. March 13th, 10 to 11.30 am Location. 2701 York Rd, Jamison, Pa 18929 Please call and register in advance. You will receive information about the home buying process, and a brochure about the home buyer's tax credit. You will receive a free list of homes for sale matching your criteria, in the location and price range that you request. You will learn about closing costs associated with buying a home . Call Gita bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491
Develop a home Exercise program with help from Abington Memorial hospital. - 03/06/10 11:22 AM
I am pleased with my consultation with an exercise physiologist at the Willowood building off Blair Mill road. Fees are $45/ for a 60 minute session.The sessions are by appointment only. I got answers to all my questions . She developed a program based on my needs and I do not need much equipment to exercise at home. I thought the fees are very reasonable as it was a private session and not a group class. For information you can call 215-481-5900.
Home Buyer Tax credit is not just for first time buyers . - 03/06/10 07:50 AM
Home Buyer Tax credit is not just for First time home buyers. Qualified move up/repeat buyers who buy a principal residence may qualify if they meet certain criteria. The best source for information is www.irs.gov You should also talk to a tax professional before you decide to buy another house, to see if you qualify. If you are thinking of selling your current home, this is a good time to sell because buyers are rushing to buy, to beat the deadline. Your house should be priced right so that the maximum number of buyers will look at it. Employ an agent who (10 comments)
Warminster Township, Bucks County, Real Estate Market, February, 2010 - 03/04/10 08:16 AM
Warminster Township, Bucks County is located in Centennial school district. I looked up the multiple listing for residential sales in Warminster township, in February, 2010. Here is what I found: There were 11 homes that settled in February, 2010. The lowest sale price was $75,000 The highest sale price was $422,500 The average original list price was $233,473 The average sale price was $207,491 The average days the property was marketed was 123 The above is subject to errors and omissions and does not include commercial property, sale by owner and homes not listed. If you would like a free market (6 comments)
Warrington township, Bucks County, Pa. Real Estate Market Report February, 2010. - 03/04/10 07:55 AM
Warrington Township, Bucks County is located in Central Bucks School District. www.cbsd.org I looked up the multiple listing for residential sales in Warrington in February, 2010. Here is what I found: There were 8 homes that settled in February, 2010. The lowest sale price was $165,000 The highest sale price was $539,900 The average original list price was $292,463 The average sale price was $281,738 The average days the property was marketed was 158 The above is subject to errors and omissions and does not include commercial property, sale by owner and homes not listed. If you would like a free (3 comments)
Marketing idea for St Patrick's day. - 03/03/10 05:58 AM
St Patricks Day is on March 17. Here is a marketing idea for your Open House in the next two weeks. You can get party favors at the Dollar store for St Patrick's day. I got some buttons with cute sayings last year and gave them away at the open house. I will be going to a few stores in the area and see what I can find. Looking for feed back on what items you find to give people for St Patricks day. (18 comments)
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