real estate: 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)

real estate: 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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real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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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real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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
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real estate: 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
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real estate: 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)

real estate: Spacious 4 Bedroom Home in Lower Makefield Twp – 632 Kings Road - 10/02/12 05:11 AM

Introducing 632 Kings Road
If you are looking to purchase real estate in Lower Makefield Township or anywhere in Bucks County, this one is definitely worth the visit! Contact me to see this beautiful home that is convenient to I-95 and within walking distance of community amenities.
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real estate: Enjoy the last weekend of September in Bucks County - 09/28/12 03:49 AM
 
It looks like the rain will be moving on and giving us a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor activities here in Bucks County. There are lots of events available to ring in October and the changing season. Here are a few ideas:

19th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday September 29 and 30, 10:00am – 6:00pm
New Hope-Solebury High School
The New Hope Chamber of Commerce is again hosting a weekend of art, music and fun for Bucks County residents and visitors. Over 200 artisans will be displaying their wares and competing for prizes. There will also … (0 comments)

real estate: Stunning 4-5 Bedroom Home – Lower Makefield Township, PA - 09/19/12 03:47 PM

Introducing 1750 Partridge Road
 
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This is an absolutely stunning, upgraded, elegant, light, bright and neutral home in Kimbles Field, situated on a wonderful, cul-de-sac lot. Representing the absolute best value in Kimbles Field, this home features gleaming hardwood floors, a spectacular 2 story foyer with turned staircase. Gather in the spacious family room, around the custom, full stone fireplace.
The chef of the house will appreciate meal preparation in the wonderfully appointed, center island, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and an abundance of 42" cabinetry & recessed lighting. The master’s … (0 comments)

real estate: August 2012 Bucks County Real Estate Market Update – Martin Millner - 09/04/12 06:14 AM

 
I want to take a look today at our market conditions, as we enter the fall market season.
 
I started writing as early as January of this year that I could sense that my primary market areas, Yardley, Newtown, Richboro, Upper Makefield, Solebury, etc, was changing.  Buyers were starting to complain that there wasn’t enough inventory, and my own listings started selling quickly and at prices closer to asking.
 
If you look at the accompanying charts, that track the Bucks County real estate market, as well as the Lower Makefield Township (Yardley) market, you can see what … (0 comments)

real estate: Bucks County Labor Day Events – 2012 - 08/31/12 07:52 AM

 
 
This year’s weather for Labor Day weekend in Bucks County looks to be promising, so get those grills fired up and the potato salad ready! When not relaxing or celebrating with family and friends, there are many other Labor Day activities to enjoy in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County.  Here are a few:
 
Labor Day Concert and Family Day
Monday, September 3, 2012 1 – 5pm
Veterans Square Park (“Pocket Park”), Lower Makefield Township
 
Enjoy crafts, local foods and a live concert while supporting the building of the new veteran’s monument in Lower Makefield … (1 comments)

real estate: Upsizing Your Bucks County Home in the Current Market – Can it be done? - 08/29/12 04:33 AM

 
There are many Bucks County residents who want to sell their homes and buy bigger ones, but are waiting for the market to improve. It is understandable that home owners want to get the most equity out of their property sale so that there is a good chunk for the down payment on a larger home.
 
However, the benefits to upsizing in a down or recovering market may outweigh the drawbacks of having less profit from the sale of your current home. Now may be the perfect time to purchase that home of your dreams.
 
Upsizing … (0 comments)

real estate: Positive News For Real Estate Market – 2012 Housing Starts Increasing - 08/21/12 04:42 AM

 
Bucks County home buyers can enjoy some national good news from the construction industry: Housing starts in June 2012 rose 6.9%, which is the highest level in over three years. Although starts dipped 1.1% in July from June, they were still up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis, continuing a steady upward trend since a large decline that started in January of 2008. The sight of new homes being built in our communities is a good sign for a recovering economy.

 
The economy as a whole may still be lagging, with still below-average housing starts, and foreclosures and … (0 comments)

real estate: Late Summer Weekend Happenings – August 18-19 in Bucks County, PA - 08/17/12 06:36 AM
 
Summer’s almost over, with school starting and cooler weather on the way. Even if a late summer vacation was not in your plans this year, there are always exciting weekend activities in Bucks County to end your summer with a bang. Here are just a few happenings this weekend:
 

 
Annual Middletown Grange Fair
 
Saturday, August 18, 2012 10am – 11pm
Sunday, August 19, 2012 10am – 5pm
576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown
 The great admission price of $10.00 per vehicle on Saturday or $5.00 per vehicle on Sunday is a great reason to jump into your … (0 comments)

real estate: Home Improvements in Bucks County – Is it Finally Time to Invest? - 08/14/12 07:23 AM

 
Have you postponed home improvements on your Bucks County home the past few years, uncertain if it would have any effect on its resale value? If you have been waiting to put on that new roof or spruce up the kitchen cabinets, then 2012 may be a great time to finally invest in your home again.
 
Consumer confidence in the housing market is on the rise, and more and more homeowners are willing to invest in home improvements. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies has reported that remodeling and home improvement projects in the U.S. are set … (0 comments)

 
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