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Senior First Time Home Buyer?

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on January 01, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
Seniors can be first time home buyers. Even if it’s not your very first time, it may be the first time you’ve bought a home in a long time!   1. Take the time to formulate questions and identify your goals. Make sure you feel comfortable with the process.   2. Get your finances in order before you apply for a mortgage. Order a copy of your credit report so you can check it for accuracy. If you are paying cash, or cashing in other assets to buy the home, make sure you get appropriate financia... read more
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Popular Trends in Home Furnishings 2019-2020

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on January 01, 2020 in  Decorating  Real Estate Advice
With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time. Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style. Lighter finishes: In keeping with ... read more
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Can I rent my house on AirBnB?

Posted by Karen Johnson on January 01, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Rentals and Tenants
Answer: Maybe. It depends on where you live and under what circumstances.  If you have considered renting out your home on a site like AirBnB or VRBO you are not alone. Many people are looking at the possibly of offering up their house as a short term rental especially since it's tempting to make some extra cash during the time that the home may be sitting empty. In our area, as the number of short term rentals have grown, municipalities have started to look at or even regulate the offer of residences as ... read more
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It's the Price

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 01, 2020 in  Pricing Your Home  Sell your home
So many times we, as real estate agents, sit in the living rooms or kitchens of the homes of very nice people and we all vehemently agree on one thing: We Want The House To Sell.  The Sellers want the house to sell because it's time for them to move to a new home. I want their house to sell because that is how I get paid. We are in complete agreement that we have one singular goal: to get to the Settlement table as fast as possible at the highest possible price. Very often these same people will come to t... read more
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Home Styles: Split Level

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on January 01, 2020 in  Bucks County  Home Styles
What is a split level you ask? You know what a split level is; it's the home style that has a front door entering into the living room with the kitchen and dining room on the main level and a step down to the family room and a step up to the bedrooms. Think of it as the mini-van of residential architecture. Not too exciting but supremely functional.  Bucks and Montgomery Counties are full of split levels built in the 1970's. For many years, when house hunting with new Buyers, a common directive was: "You can s... read more
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