marty millner bucks county realtor: Get Your Home Ready For Winter This Fall - 10/09/19 12:12 PM
Simple home maintenance and yard tips don't have to take a lot of time but can save a lot of headaches and money if that first winter storm catches you unaware. Here's a checklist to help you prepare your home for winter:
Assess Your Windows and Doors
Take a walk around your interior, preferably on a windy day. Check for drafts and air leaks; replace weather-stripping, align door thresholds. and repair window frames and sills if they're damaged. If you have storm windows, make sure they're ready to install. Replace the screens in a storm door with glass panels. Also check your garage door to make … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Weekend Haunted Happenings and Fall Festivals To Welcome October: Oct. 4 – 6, 2019 - 10/05/19 07:03 AM
Welcome the start of October this weekend and go see the detailed paintings at the Bucks County Plein Air Festival. Make sure to check out the antiques at the Art & Antiques Weekend in Lambertville and New Hope. Go and get spooked at Horrorfest or Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres.
Here is a list of this weekend’s events in Bucks County:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Bucks County Plein Air Festival
The 4th annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival is here! See 30 artists from across the country compete in a juried painting competition for $15,000 in prizes. Artists will paint throughout the week in various Bucks County towns … (2 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Outdoor Lighting Tips for Fall - 10/02/19 03:52 PM
Many people associate the fall months with cooler temperatures and changing colors in Bucks County. But another defining characteristic of fall is that the days become shorter. Yes, there's limited daylight, as the sun rises later and sets earlier. Noting this, it's important to take any exterior lighting into consideration if you're listing your home this fall. It's important because you want your home to have a welcoming vibe to it, but with the potential for showings to occur in limited daylight, some modifications and new light installations may be necessary for it to stand out. What's more is that exterior … (4 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Weekend Events and Festivals in Bucks County: August 16 – 18, 2019 - 08/16/19 05:31 AM
 
This weekend in Bucks County you can attend summer festivals, including the Upper Bucks Brewfest in Quakertown and the Summer Food Truck Festival in Warrington! Go and enjoy a show at the Bristol Riverside Theater and step back in time at the Moland House Annual Revolutionary War Reenactment.
Here is a list of events, musicals, and events in Bucks County this weekend:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
The Summer unWINEd Concert
Kick back and relax with a glass of local Bucks County wine or a locally brewed craft beer. This week enjoy live music by Witzend! Activities for the kids include pedal go karts, lawn games, sports … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Weekend Events and Festivals in Bucks County: July 26 – 28, 2019 - 07/26/19 09:01 AM

This weekend in Bucks County you can celebrate Christmas in July at Sesame Place, enjoy a Murder Mystery dinner, or relax and unwind to Live Jazz. In Bucks County there’s always an adventure waiting for you!
Here is a guide and details on this weekend’s events around the Bucks County.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
Christmas in July Celebration  
‘Tis (almost) the season! Join your favorite furry friends at Sesame place as you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year—in warm weather! From photos discount holiday shopping to a special story time with Santa, you’ll discover it’s never too early for Christmas cheer!
When: July 22 – … (1 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: 5 Safety Tips to Prepare for a House Fire - 07/10/19 09:59 AM

House fires can break out for a wide range of reasons, and these include everything from grease fires while cooking in the kitchen to lightning striking the home. They can cause a significant amount of property damage as well as personal injury or even loss of life, so preventing them and knowing how to properly respond if a fire does break out are important. Whether buying a new home or residing in an existing home, everyone can benefit from learning more about fire safety rules.

Have an Exit Strategy
Fires can break out whether residents are awake in the … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: How to Hire the Best Contractor for Home Renovations - 07/05/19 09:16 AM

If you're planning to complete some renovations on your home before putting it on the market in Bucks County, you may be unsure of the best way to go about finding the right contractor for the job. While there are probably many contractors available who can do your renovations right, here's how you can get to the bottom of who will work the best for you.
Make A Few Phone Calls
Once you've done some research and determined a short list of prospective contractors, you'll want to call each contractor to determine that they can complete your project in good time and … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Getting the Most Out of Your Home Inspection - 06/05/19 02:11 PM

A home inspection may be one of the last things that needs to be done before the deal is sealed. However, it's very important to have a proper inspection done so that you can ensure you're offering price is appropriate for the home you're getting. If you're prepping for an inspection soon, here are some things you'll want to consider beforehand.
Choose A Good Inspector
Like a good agent, the right inspector is going to have expertise in what they do and know what to look for. They will not only find the small fixups; they'll be able to highlight the potentially huge … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: How Your Debt-To-Income Ratio Affects Your Mortgage - 04/16/19 08:00 AM

When you're delving into the market in the hopes of finding your dream home in Bucks County, it's likely you'll come across the term debt-to-income ratio. This may not seem important at first, but your DTI is the key to determining the amount of money you can put into your home and just how much you should spend on a monthly basis. If you're curious about what this means for you, here's how to calculate it and how it can impact your mortgage.
 
What's Your DTI Ratio?
One of the best ways to determine whether a home is affordable for you is to … (2 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: EVENTS TO KICK OFF 2019 IN BUCKS COUNTY - 01/05/19 08:45 AM

Celebrate the New Year in Bucks County and take advantage of your last opportunity to explore Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show, 30 Years: Art at the Michener art exhibit and the Once Upon a Time at the Mercer Art Museum! 
Here is a list and details on this weekend’s must-see events around Bucks County:
Friday, January 4
Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride.
When: January 4 – … (1 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Celebrating New Year’s In Bucks County - 12/29/18 07:55 AM

Looking for something to do this New Year's Eve in Bucks County?  Whether you want to dance the night away, dine in style or finish the year off with a bang during a dazzling fireworks display, there is a place for everyone to start the New Year in Philadelphia's countryside.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS
A DICKEN'S OF A MURDER MYSTERY
Dec 31, 2018
Event Location: Fisher's Tudor House
Address: 1858 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 244-9777
Admission: $69.99
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Put on your special thinking cap and solve a "crime" at Fisher's Tudor House. The "A Dicken's of a Murder" murder mystery will take you back … (1 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Interior Paint Colors That May Help You Sell Your Home Faster - 11/20/18 12:02 PM

When you put your home up for sale in Bucks County, you should remember that it should appeal to as many people as possible. Sometimes those flashy paint colors that owners loved will not charm prospective buyers. Here are some ideas for paint colors that will help any home sell quickly.
Keep It Neutral for A Reason
The first thing everybody hears when they try and sell their home is to paint in neutral colors. There is a good reason for this. Every person who walks through the front door should be able to picture living in the home and not think about … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: How to Avoid 4 Common Remodeling Mistakes - 11/07/18 02:46 PM

Investing in your home by remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase its value in Bucks County. However, a significant renovation project can quickly turn into a disaster, especially for those who are inexperienced. Let's take a look at four of the more common home renovation mistakes that homeowners make and how you can avoid them.
Mistake #1: Skipping the Permit Process
The first mistake you will want to avoid is undertaking any home renovation without the required permits. While some remodeling projects will not require a permit, others will. Regardless, it is more than worth taking the time to do … (6 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: 3 Key Flaws to Consider Before Buying an Older Home - 10/30/18 08:35 AM

Are you a fan of homes with a bit more character than newer, modern designs? Whether in pristine condition or more of a "fixer upper," older homes are incredibly popular in cities across the country. However, there are some key factors to consider if you're thinking about buying a home built decades ago before modern standards were enforced.
Let's look at three key design issues that you will need to be aware of if you're thinking about buying an older house in Bucks County.
Old Electrical Designs Can Be A Significant Fire Hazard
No matter when a home was built, it's almost guaranteed to … (1 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Celebrating Halloween this Weekend in Bucks County - 10/26/18 09:28 AM

This is last weekend to visit the many Halloween happenings in Bucks County’s spookiest locations! 
You can hop aboard the Sleepy Hollow Hayride for a night of fright you won’t soon forget! Enjoy three terrifying attractions, including the Sleepy Hollow Hayride, The House in the Hollow and the Field of Fright. Join the Triumph Brewing Company as they tour some of Bucks County’s most supernatural sites, plus taste delicious whiskey along the way during the Specters and Spirits Whiskey Ghost Tour.
Check out this guide for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County. 
TRICK OR TREAT THROUGH THE VILLAGE
Date: Oct 26, 2018
Event Location: Peddler's Village
Address: Routes 202 and … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: The Pros and Cons of Buying An Ugly Duckling - 10/26/18 09:09 AM

"Move-in ready" homes are desirable -- there's no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master bath. You may not get your dream home immediately, but the opportunity to transform a property into your own swan can be rewarding. It can also be easy on the pocketbook. 
When looking at Ugly Ducklings, however, look first to structural integrity and the condition of major home systems. including plumbing and septic, driveway and drainage. A home inspection is invaluable, even though no inspector can guarantee trouble-free systems. Inspections will … (1 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Autumn-inspired Décor Ideas For Your Home - 10/17/18 02:57 PM

The kids are heading back to school, the leaves are starting to turn and the weather is getting cooler. Yes, autumn has arrived, but the end of summer does not mean that your home décor has to suffer. Let's take a look at a few ways that you can brighten up your home and give it that warm, autumn feeling.
Start with Oranges, Yellows and Light Browns
A quick walk through your local neighborhood will offer a good sense of the color palette that you should be using in your décor makeover. In much of the country, trees will be turning a variety … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: 4th of July Fun and Festive Events in Bucks County - 06/29/18 03:17 PM

With concerts, fairs, mouth-watering barbecue and of course, fireworks, Bucks County has all the best activities to celebrate your patriotic pride!
Fantastic Fireworks:
Fireworks are a quintessential part of any Fourth of July celebration. Here are our picks for where to see stunning displays throughout Bucks County.  
• Celebrate throughout the summer with breathtaking Friday night fireworks on select dates over the Delaware River in New Hope!  
• Take the kids to BBQ and see magnificent fireworks with everyone's favorite furry friends at Sesame Place® July 3-4!
• Combine the charm of a country fair with the excitement of a fireworks display at the Annual Southampton Days Country Fair! Enjoy a parade, rides, delicious food, a … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Why You Should Organize Your Garage Before Selling Your Home - 06/05/18 01:44 PM

Are you selling your home in bucks County? If so, then don’t forget about your garage before listing your home.
The garage is often the last thing on seller’s minds when it comes to home staging. It is prudent to make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are perfect for showings. Just make sure that you don’t neglect your garage when getting your home ready to sell.
A good-looking garage can be a great selling point. Has your garage become a greasy, junk-filled space that you’d don't like to visit? If so, then buyers won't want to see it either. Fortunately, it is easy … (0 comments)

marty millner bucks county realtor: Tips to For A Stress-Less Closing - 05/18/18 01:02 PM

Buying a home in Bucks County is an exciting and exhilarating time, but between the time your offer was accepted, and when you actually have the keys in hand and finally step into your new home, it can be stressful. The escrow period, also known as the closing, can take the most easygoing home buyer to the brink of insanity. But, after you've negotiated your best price and come to an agreement, there are ways to make the escrow process less anxiety-provoking. Here are some tips from top real estate agents to help you get through the escrow process without losing … (2 comments)

 
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