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Making Your Home More Sustainable

Posted by Stephanie S. Schade on April 06, 2021 in  Energy Efficiency  Sustainability
You hear the word “Sustainable” often but what does it mean in terms of your home? Sustainability is meeting your own needs while thinking of the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sometimes that seems a daunting task but you have to start somewhere and making small changes in your surroundings can begin to make a big difference.   Avoid Disposable Products. Once use products such as disposable razors, disposable diapers, plastic cutlery – even tin foil or cling wrap if possi... read more
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In all sales there are those buyers who prefer to purchase only new – never used. Homes are no different. There are those buyers who want to have the opportunity to choose their upgrades and finishes and even their lot and they don’t mind paying the new construction premium. Conversely there are buyers who want to be able to move in right away and don’t mind that that home has been previously occupied. They prefer the lower purchase price that is usually a feature of resale real estate. So which k... read more
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Find the Helpers

Posted by Maureen Scullion on March 06, 2021 in  Real Estate Advice
Look for the Helpers. You will Always Find People Who are Helping…Fred Rogers   Selling or purchasing a home is a stressful experience. So much money! So much change! So many legal contracts! It is stressful for everyone – both Buyers and Sellers and their families. The primary person, the one that you will have the most contact with, is your agent. But are a few of the other people in that neighborhood and what do they do? Home Inspector You may not have a relationship with a home inspector but y... read more
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Staging: Little things you can do that make a Big Difference

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 01, 2021 in  Sell your home  Staging
Wash your windows: Washing the windows really does make a tremendous difference. It’s like trying to sell a diamond ring that’s encrusted with years of soap and life goo. Wouldn’t you have it professionally cleaned to get the best price possible? In fact, according to Money Magazine, the number one presale improvement that generates the best return on investment is having clean windows. They say the average return on window cleaning is 769%. If your windows are difficult to wash then pay a se... read more
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Suburban Real Estate - Market Update 3rd Quarter 2020

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on January 01, 2021 in  real estate  Sell your home
In the early Spring, As the COVID19 experience began to intensify and the lockdowns began, real estate agents all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Lehigh Valley began to hear their phones ring. With entertainment and culture closed older clients that had left the rural and exurb areas of southeastern Pennsylvania for the walkability of the cities were beginning to think about reversing that migration. Young families with school age children, previously reluctant to pull their kids from a school that they ... read more
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