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Have a Staging Party!

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on May 27, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Everyone works hard to get the house ready to have a party and they work hard to get the house looking its very best. What guest is more important than your potential future buyer? It is very hard to look at your home through the eyes of others – one unique method is to have a “staging” party. Why not invite a group of the friends that you know will be honest to have drinks and nibbles and experience your home at its very best. Ask them to fill out anonymous postcards telling you the top... read more
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Maininting Your Gravel Driveway

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on May 27, 2019 in  DIY  Real Estate Advice
Many homes in Bucks County have gravel driveways. Gravel is a great choice in many cases, especially for long, winding or sloped drives. Maintaining your gravel driveway can keep it looking good and will save wear and tear on your car. 1.    Get the stats –This table is a great help in maintaining your gravel drive.   How to Calculate the Amount of Gravel in Cubic Yards Ideal thickness = 3”-8” 1. Length x width x desired thickness 2. Divide the resulti... read more
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While you might be an excellent, all-around handyman, deciphering what system of your home is not working takes a well-seasoned eye and ear—not just someone who has “seen it all before”, but someone who sees it all the time. Standing Water Anytime you are finding standing water in your home, it’s time to call a plumber. Whether it’s your water heater, toilet, or sink, a plumber can see if there is more than meets the eye. Typically, standing water is a sign of a much larger p... read more
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Smoking and Selling your Home

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on April 23, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
A recent experience listing a home occupied by a smoker underlined the difficulty in selling a home occupied by an active smoker. More than half of the feedback sent by showing agents included some variation of the line: “Buyers put off by smell of cigarette smoke”. The property had to be reduced from the original listing price and I am convinced the smell of cigarettes was largely responsible. According to realtor.com® Smoking in a home can reduce that property’s resale value by up to 29 perc... read more
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Oh Lighten Up!

Posted by Karen Johnson on April 03, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Remodeling
Bringing more light into your home He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade. -Samuel Johnson This time of year means open windows, breezes and sunshine! But for some of us that live in wooded areas having leaves back on the trees means more shadow during the day. Or you may live in an older home whose design did not take natural light into account. Or you may live in the city where the building next door keeps your windows in perpetual shade. How to brighten up the room? 1.... read more
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