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2008 

Chester County, like the rest of the Brandywine Valley encompassing southeastern PA and northern De is rich not just in natural bueaty and history, but in artistic tradition - From Howard Pyle to Frank Schoonover to the Wyeths - its simply part of who we are. One of the most delightful self-taugh...
12/31/2008
Every wondered why that road next to Barnard's Orchard, down from Northbrook Orchards is called Indian Hannah? I have. I figured she was part of the Lenni-Lenape tribe known to have been the original inhabitants of our beautiful area outside Philadelphia - one of the few real estate markets that ...
12/31/2008
found this fun quick and for the answers go to http://www.care2.com/greenliving/quiz-does-clutter-control-you.html Have fun Choose a number between 1 and 4 that best describes your response to each of the following statements. 1: Never or almost never.2: Sometimes.3: Usually.4: All the time. Then...
12/28/2008
As buyers  in today's market it is easy to lose sight of why you are purchasing a home. So much hype coming at you in all directions and so many well-intentioned friends. My suggestion is to be like Goldilocks - not to greedy and not too unrealistic, buy when the house is just right. The most imp...
12/27/2008
Among the treasures of sthe Brandywine Valley is Longwood Gardens, open year round indoors and out. Among the horticultural delights is a collection of bonsai - ask when you go to visit and it is worth it this time of year, especially at dusk when the outside lights start to come on. Remember a ...
12/26/2008
So, it's a buyers market? Not! (*remember that old slang phrase?) Maybe it's fear of losing a job, maybe the see-sawing, hem-hawing, but hopefully we are near the end and someone in my pipeline is going to make an effort. This is why I'm telling eveyrone I can to read Gary Keller's new book SHIFT...
12/26/2008
Since it's such a great time to buy, thought it might be helpful to reminder buyers what NOT to do once you've applied for your loan. 1) Get that paperwork in the lender ASAP - don't dely 2) Don't touch the money you've set aside to cover your settlement costs 3) Don't check your credit online or...
12/24/2008
Most of you woke up to gifts of Saint Nicholas and his successor Santa Claus. But what about Saint Lucia?, Saint who? From the island of Sicily comes the lovely lore surrounding a young woman who gave her dowry to support Christian Families during  their persecution in the reign of  Emperor Diocl...
12/24/2008
Interested to know what sold in November? here's the latest from TREND             Residential Settled This Month   November, 2008         Price Class Houses Sold SF Condos Sold Condo   # of Bedrooms Total # of Bedrooms Total   0-2 3 4+ Sales 0-2 3 4+ Sales No Price Reported       0       0 $49,...
12/24/2008
  I don't know how many of you read this article, but I need to read all I can to convince a particular seller that the reason potential buyers aren't coming to his home in a remote location is price. We've had one price reduction but it is not enough. It is an unusual design, but well built, 3 a...
12/23/2008
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