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Visit a Salt Cave - in Doylestown!

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on February 06, 2019 in  Bucks County PA  Doylestown Borough
What is a salt cave you ask?  Designed to simulate the environment of Himalayan salt caves, these cozy grottos feature literally tons of crystal salt rock, a dim glow provided by rock lamps, reclining chairs and soothing instrumental background music. Meanwhile, during a session, a machine outside the room (called a halogenerator) grinds dry salt and pumps micro particles of it into the air, which is kept at low humidity and approximately 70 degrees. You simply sit quietly and breathe the refined air, as... read more
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The Secret of Lake Galena Bucks County

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on February 01, 2019 in  Bucks County History  New Britain Township
You probably know the common history of Lake Galena a beautiful lake in New Britain Township Bucks County and the park that surrounds it: Peace Valley. The lake was created when the county flooded the lake in 1972. According to its Wikipedia entry, the lake is supplemented by water from the Delaware River Point Pleasant Diversion Project for the purpose of augmenting public drinking water supplies for approximately 150,000 people in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Lake Galena supplies water ... read more
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Purchasing your next Home using a 203-K Renovation Loan

Perfect when your dream home needs some major repairs!
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 27, 2019 in  As-is  farmhouse  fixer upper  historic  home buyer  investment  property  real estate  Real Estate Advice  Remodeling  Renovate
Purchasing your next Home using a 203-K Renovation Loan  Purchasing a home using a renovation loan can be an amazing opportunity or a huge nightmare.  The difference lies in being educated about the process, your budget and making smart decisions! Recently, clients of mine purchased a home that was their dream home.  They just knew it was the one for them.  It had the perfect school district, great community, quiet neighborhood and just the right layout and space for their family.  But, t... read more
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Can waiting to buy your next home actually cost you more money?

Time is money. Let's look at the numbers.
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 21, 2019 in  Bucks County  Bucks County PA  Help with Housing  home buyer  investment  Real Estate Advice
Can waiting to buy your next home actually cost you more money?Good news...this one's an easy one!  Let's look at the facts.  What makes up "cost" when it comes to buying a home?  2 things...price of the home and interest rate on the mortgage make up the cost to you of owning a home (excluding of course taxes and maintaining the property).  Now, nothing is guaranteed but based on history and what we know about the market today, it's a pretty good bet to expect both home prices and mortgage rates... read more
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What Your Builder Wishes You Knew

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Remodeling
Are you considering major home renovations? Here are a few things that will make your Builder/Contractor smile and maybe make the process a whole lot easier.   Do your homework You don’t even make dinner reservations until you cross reference the reviews on Yelp and Open Table – shouldn’t you spend some time checking the reviews on the builders you will be speaking to? The time it takes to come to the property and give you a quote is time he or she will not be making money. Have your question... read more
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