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Thankful Thursday, 7/30/09 - 07/30/09 11:24 AM
My younger son Max has a rare eye condition called Familial Exudative Vitreous Retinopathy, or FEVR for short. It is a condition that has something to do with the blood vessels to the retina and 90 percent of people who have the condition never have any symptoms. When you do have symptoms, however, there is not much the doctors can do about the vision, their main goal being to save the physical eye itself. Max has this condition in both eyes, with one eye being symptomatic. His left eye has very low vision, but he does see something there and has (22 comments)
East Goshen Township, Chester County - 07/24/09 08:29 PM
I thought it would be fun to see what is for sale, currently in my favorite township in Chester County, East Goshen. I live here, my office is here and I love it here! East Goshen has a lovely park, two golf courses, walking paths, social activities and great people. Here's the rundown on what is currently available for purchase in East Goshen Township.
There are currently 142 available listings in East Goshen. Prices range $132,900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath flat to $1,699,000 for a 5 bedroom, 4 bath and 2 powder room single home. 54 of these (6 comments)
Thankful Thursday, 7/23/09 - 07/23/09 12:56 PM
If you are among my many friends who are sick to death of hearing JJ stories, you may want to move onto someone else's Thankful Thursday post. I can't help it, I am helplessly enamored with my little dog. He just cracks me up each and every day, and I can't get enough of him. Let me start this story by telling you that he is a chicken. He is afraid of his own shadow and finds even a plastic bag in the wrong place, to be a menacing enemy, that he must run behind me to bark at. He loves (33 comments)
You may want to take a new picture - 07/21/09 11:25 PM
We all know that this market can be daunting. We know that listings can sit for a while and sometimes, part of our strategy to make them look like new listings is to re-list them. This is a good strategy, although our local MLS now runs cumulative days on market so that an astute buyer can tell if the property has been re-listed. Prior to this, only buyers with great buyer's agents knew you could also check the history of a property. A new listing came up today in my market area. The first picture had snow. Snow on the (29 comments)
What are you reading? 7/20/09 - 07/20/09 09:44 PM
It's summertime, and the living is easy. Beach books, reading by the pool books, reading anytime, anywhere books! It's not a secret that I don't live to read, I read to live. I love to escape into a good book and I have been reading all summer! Right now I am reading an absolutely wonderful book that is such a surprise to me. Why it's a surprise is a mystery, because my mom recommended it. My mom has never lead my astray when it comes to books. Or anything else, for that matter.
If you are a history buff, particularly (38 comments)
What do you want to be when you grow up? - 07/19/09 12:31 PM
It seems to me that there are many women about my age who are searching for happiness. I suppose there are probably many men my age looking for the same thing, but it seems that women may be a bit more vocal about it. They are leaving relationships and jobs in the ever elusive search for happiness and fulfillment. They are interviewing career counsels for advice on what they should do when they grow up. They are seeing psychologists in the hopes that if they dig deep, they will find the cause of their unhappiness. Is it really the men they (17 comments)
Thankful Thursday, 7/16/09 - 07/16/09 04:58 PM
It's been a whirlwind week, getting back from vacation a week ago Tuesday, I've been working non-stop since I got out of my car. I listed two homes this week, and getting them marketed and on the various websites is extremely time consuming. I am still not unpacked totally, my house looks like a cyclone blew through and Saturday is my son's big family party. There will be family there, but there will also be many friends that are like family to me. I have always believed that friends are the family you get to pick for yourself and I am (21 comments)
Life Begins Here... The Life of Leisure! - 07/15/09 06:59 PM
You'll say that your life began when you bought this lovely 2 bedroom home in the Devonshire Village of lovely Hersheys Mill. Hardwood entry foyer, new carpeting in the living room and dining room, built-in bookshelves and a fireplace in the living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a new kitchen floor in the eat-in kitchen. Hersheys Mill is beautifully landscaped and all landscaping and snow removal are done for you, so you can put your feet up and enjoy the view! (11 comments)
Want Breathing Space? Great New Listing in East Goshen Township! - 07/13/09 04:42 PM
If you have been longing for a larger home and don't want to compromise on your location, this is the listing for you. Please call me to schedule an appointment to preview this brand new listing! Very roomy, at over 4100 square feet, located in lovely East Goshen at the end of a cul-de-sac. Gorgeous new kitchen with granite counters and every amenity and brand new master bath with 2 sided fireplace. Large finished basement with second kitchen and atrium doors to side yard. Simply beautiful!
Ever since I saw the movie Moonstruck many years ago, whenever I see a full moon, I howl "Bella Luna" at it. This embarrasses my sons to no end, which is more than half the fun of it! Every so many years there is a full moon while we are at the shore enjoying our family vacation. You can see the moon shimmering on the water from the house that we rent, centered at the end of the street where we live. This was early in the evening, while the moon was still orange and it was gorgeous. I went (33 comments)
If you are reading this and have NOT signed this petition, what is wrong with you? - 07/10/09 02:03 PM
My good friend Tammy reminded me that this is something we should all be doing.. signing this petition. Via Tammy Lankford/Broker (Lane Realty) Lake Sinclair : Please watch this video and please sign this petition! If you are an agent, broker, mortgage broker, homeowner, HVCC is hurting you. It's hurting home values and with Big Banks owning the "third party uninterested appraisal vendors" it's not accomplishing anything except more cost to home buyers by appraisals now costing MORE! And while I understand the intended correction of HVCC, I see from my personal experience in less than 3 months that it's not working. We (5 comments)
Thankful Thursday, 7/9/09... Back from the FFV! - 07/09/09 03:58 PM
I am back from my FFV, my freaking family vacation and surprisingly, I had a wonderful time. Every year, or at least most years, I come home seething with resentment at all of the work involved in this "vacation". Not this year. Last year, I practiced deep breathing and blowing out all of my angst and that worked surprisingly well. This year, I imagined a stream, with me floating along with the current. You know, going with the flow. I used to think I went with the flow but realized early on in my marriage that I only did so when (23 comments)
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