pa: Housing Starts way up in 2012 - 01/22/13 11:47 PM
When the Real Estate market crashed in 2005-2006, new home construction ground to a halt.  This occurred all over the country, not just here in Bucks County.
This drag on the Real Estate market and the economy has turned a corner.  Growth in this sector is the latest sign that the housing market is gaining strength.  In 2012, builders started work on 780,000 new homes – a 28.1% increase from 2011.
A bonus in the recovery of the market is in the jobs market.  More new home building equals construction jobs. 
For the economy to recover, the housing market needs to … (0 comments)

pa: Weekend Events for Bucks County, January 18-20, 2013 - 01/18/13 02:11 AM
Hello Bucks County Friends!
Here are some fun events in the area for you to put on your calendar for this weekend!

January Heats up with the 2013 Winter Festival
January is here and the winter season’s biggest event is just around the corner!  Winter Festival runs from Saturday January 19, 2012 through Sunday January 27, 2013
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pa: The Housing Market is rebounding, both Nationally and in Bucks County! - 01/16/13 05:37 AM
The Housing Market is rebounding, both Nationally and in Bucks County!

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For the first time in almost 6 years, most Real Estate markets experienced increases in home prices in 2012.  It is still a long road back to where we were in 2005 and 2006, but the market has stabilized and is now improving.
In the 3rd quarter of 2012, home prices had the biggest home price gains in more than two years - an increase of 3.6% on a National level.
If you look back a year ago to the 3rd quarter … (1 comments)

pa: The Perfect Offer – Bucks County Real Estate 2013 - 01/08/13 04:11 AM

 
Have you heard news of the real estate market in Bucks County changing to a “seller’s market”? You may notice home prices are rising again, and competition for homes has increased as well. Competing with another buyer can happen frequently, and sellers have an advantage when this happens.
When the real estate market transitions from a buyer’s to a seller’s market, it’s important to do everything you can as a buyer to improve your chances of having a seller accept your offer. Here are a few offer-writing tips to help solidify a contract on your new home in Yardley, … (0 comments)

pa: First weekend of 2013 in Bucks County - 01/04/13 12:23 PM

 
Hello, Bucks County friends! The holiday festivities may be over, but there it’s still a good time to relax with friends and family this weekend. Here are a few things happening in the area this weekend:
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Feel free to contact me if you are looking for a great home this New Year season. There are a lot of great homes in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County!
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pa: 3 Quick Holiday Home Safety Tips – Bucks County, PA Homeowners - 12/19/12 02:42 AM

 
Most of us in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County have been shopping, decorating and anticipating some holiday vacation time. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there has been a rise in personal injuries and property damage related to holiday home decorating. Don’t forget to keep in mind these 3 quick home safety practices during the holiday season:
 
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I wish my Bucks County friends a wonderful and restful holiday season with your love ones and friends. And I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs … (0 comments)

pa: Enjoy a Break from Holiday Busyness – Bucks County Events December 15-16, 2012 - 12/15/12 05:52 AM

 
The holiday preparations are sure to be in full swing at your home! If shopping, baking and cleaning are filling up your Saturday, be sure to relax and enjoy a few fun events for Bucks County residents. These New Hope, Yardley and Newtown events are just a few of the great opportunities this weekend.
If you are visiting friends or family in any of the beautiful Bucks County neighborhoods, and thinking about moving to the area, feel free to contact me to help you find your dream home here.
 
North Pole Express
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December, … (0 comments)

pa: Let Your Tenants Finance Your Child’s College - 12/11/12 08:38 AM

 
There are many owners of Bucks County real estate who are concerned right now about how to afford one of the larger price tags of parenthood: funding your child’s college education. As homeowners, we have a lot of things to save for and invest in, but not always enough discretionary income after the family essentials have been met. In almost any economy, wise real estate investors have an interesting option…
With a relatively small investment in a rental home, you can create rental income that generates positive cash flows and pay for itself. The borrowed funds create leverage that … (4 comments)

pa: Holiday Spirit in Bucks County – Weekend Events for December 8-9, 2012 - 12/07/12 05:25 AM

 
 
I hope that all residents of Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County  have had a productive week, and you are looking forward to a restful weekend. Of course, the December holiday events and activities are ramping up in the area. I am happy to keep you posted on a few worth checking out:
 
David Leonhardt Jazz Group - A Winter Jazz Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2012   7:30pm
Yardley Community Centre
Enjoy some festive mainstream and modern jazz by the David Leonhardt Jazz Group, an acoustic powerhouse. Get in the holiday spirit!
 
Breakfast with Santa
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pa: December in Bucks County – Weekend Events for December 1-2, 2012 - 11/30/12 10:07 AM
 
It’s going to be another great weekend in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County! I hope you have a great start to your December. Here are a few local events worth checking out:

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Saturday, December 1
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2012   8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012   3:00pm
Newtown Theatre
This classic musical comedy based on Charles Shultz’ “Peanuts” comic strip is presented by the Newtown Arts Company. Join the Peanuts gang for some childhood fun. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com or call 215-860-7058.
 
Yardley Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2012  3:30pm
Starts at American Legion … (0 comments)

pa: Mortgage Insurance Premium – Who Needs MIP in Bucks County? - 11/28/12 12:41 AM

 
First-time homebuyers in Yardley, Newtown and Bucks County can wonder why they may be required to pay an extra fee each month on top of their regular mortgage payment. Before you make a choice on a mortgage loan, make sure you understand the mortgage insurance premium, and how you can reduce it and put the money toward building up your equity.
Here’s a tip for potential FHA buyers of Bucks County real estate:  Paying extra principal on your mortgage loan can help you remove the required monthly mortgage interest premium (MIP) faster, which will lower your monthly loan payment, … (0 comments)

pa: Paying Down Your Rate with Points – Tax Implications - 11/20/12 03:10 AM

 
If you are in process of procuring a mortgage to purchase a home in Yardley or Newtown, or any home for sale in Bucks County, it’s important to understand the tax implications of “buying down” your interest rate with pre-paid points.
Pre-paid interest, sometimes called "points", can be tax deductible when a person pays them in connection with buying, building or improving their principal residence. Be aware however, that when you pay points on a refinance, they are not a current deduction, but have to be pro-rated over the life of the mortgage.
For example, if you pay … (1 comments)

pa: Give Thanks to Local Bucks County Artists – Bucks County Events Nov 17-18, 2012 - 11/16/12 04:34 AM

 
The weekend before Thanksgiving is a good time to give thanks for the great communities here in Bucks County, PA. I am proud to live here in Yardley, and love to show new home buyers around the areas of Yardley, Newtown and all over Bucks County. This weekend, there are many opportunities to support the local artists of Bucks County and the local economy. Here are just a few:

Artists of Yardley Fine Craft Show
Saturday Nov 17, 2012, 10am-5pm
Sunday Nov 18, 2012, 11am-4pm  
Patterson Farm, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
Start your holiday shopping at … (0 comments)

pa: Enjoy the Warm Weekend – Bucks County Events for November 10 – 11, 2012 - 11/09/12 05:31 AM

 
Hello to my friends in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County!  It looks to be a wonderful fall weekend, and we certainly could use one after a challenging few weeks of weather.  No snow, no high winds and no flooding are in the forecast, so grab your family and friends and enjoy! Have a great Veteran’s Day weekend, remembering those who have served to protect our great country!
Canal-O-Ween
Through Saturday, November 10, 2012 at dusk
Rivermawr Green, Historic Yardley
Canal-O-Ween was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, so you can still enjoy it through this Saturday. Take the … (1 comments)

pa: Filing Claims for Water Damage – What is covered? - 11/06/12 02:04 PM

Downed trees and power lines have been a common sight for Bucks County residents lately. Yardley, Newtown and Bucks County did not suffer as much flood-related damage as it did wind damage during Superstorm Sandy. But it is always good to understand what to do in case of water damage to your home, and how to file claims on your homeowners insurance.
A number of things can cause water damage to a home and it's important to know whether they're covered by your insurance policy. Some water damage may be covered and other may not be. In general, damage … (1 comments)

pa: The Weekend after Hurricane Sandy – Yardley, Newtown, Bucks County - 11/02/12 05:31 AM
 
This has been a hard week for residents of Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County, with many of us recovering from the damage and/or inconvenience of Hurricane Sandy. I hope that you, your family and friends have weathered the storm safely and that you have the support and resources to get “back to normal”. That’s what we are trying to do here at the Millner household.
If you are looking to take a break from the drama of this week, there are a few events still on schedule that I recommend.

2012 Apple Festival
Saturday, November 3 & … (0 comments)

pa: Family Halloween Fun – Yardley, Newtown, Bucks County - 10/26/12 03:21 PM

 
There may be windy wet weather coming our way next week, but we still have a chance to enjoy some Halloween celebrations this weekend! There is much fun to be had in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County. Here are a few events:
Yardley Halloween Parade & Party
Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:00am
Buttonwood Park
Parade starts at 11:00am at Borough Hall and ends at Buttonwood Park. Party with your fellow Yardley Borough residents at the park with lots of tricks, treats and pumpkin painting!
Newtown Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00am
Stocking Works, State Street
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pa: Lots to do in Bucks County this weekend – October 20 – 21 - 10/19/12 09:47 PM

 
The weather in Bucks County, PA looks promising for this weekend, so get out and enjoy one or more of these events in Newtown, Doylestown and Richboro.
Brewfest – Saturday, October 20, 2012, Newtown Athletic Club
It’s time for the 7th annual Newtown Brewfest.  Over 175 different beers & wines to choose from while you enjoy local food and live music on 2 stages.  Special Home Brewers Tent with local home brews to sample and judge! Visit the Brewfest homepage for ticket information.
HOWL-O-Ween – Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10am – 12pm, New Doylestown Dog Park
Treat your canine friends … (2 comments)

pa: Tips for Moving with Your Pet - 10/16/12 04:09 AM

 
Moving to a new home is stressful enough for humans, who understand what is happening. Pets can only sense that a change to their comfortable life is on the horizon, and they can actually be more anxious about a move than we are. Here are a few tips to make the transition to a new home as smooth and safe as possible for your pet, whether you are moving just across town, out of or into a new Bucks County home, or all the way across the globe.
Vet check – Before the big day, get a complete vet … (16 comments)

pa: Sell Your Bucks County Home – 4 Simple Fall Home Staging Tips - 10/10/12 12:51 AM

 
Football, beautiful leaves and holidays may be on the minds of many in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County this fall. For homeowners who currently have their Bucks County home on the market to sell this season, attracting buyers is an additional priority. Here are a few quick autumn staging tips to give your home a cozy and warm feel during these chillier months.
Curb Appeal – Fall is the most difficult time of year to keep the outside of your home looking neat and tidy. The beautiful green grass of summer is quickly covered in brown fallen … (0 comments)

 
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