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Big Kid-Small House

Posted by Stephanie Schade on July 08, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice
Your home used to be big enough. When your kid was small, even though his toys were everywhere, they were small toys. His room was big enough for reading and sleeping even six months ago. But somehow in the last few months your home has shrunk. There just isn’t enough room for everything that has to happen in it and moving is NOT an option. Your teenager is working on schoolwork, yes, but he is also working on developing a sense of identity, exploring who he is as an individual and maintaining friendships ou... read more

The “Now” Normal – Creating a flexible space for children

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on July 08, 2020 in  Remodeling
Upon reflection so much of our children’s days involved a place that was outside our home. School, play dates, sleepovers, vacation, shopping, parks…even during the summer when school was out most activities involved other places. During this time your children are likely staying home instead of going to school or daycare, and it can be easy (and understandable) for everyone to feel overwhelmed. We are inundated with information and most articles speak about the “new normal”. As a parent w... read more
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Creating a Space for Long Term Guests

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on July 08, 2020 in  Remodeling
“May You Live in Interesting Times” is just about the definition of the modern family. Circumstances seem to be changing daily with those that we love and our homes are required also to be flexible. It has, in a sense, always been this way. The practice of real estate has always been connected to major life events: marriages, divorces, births are the big ones. Now our homes are being asked to be our business centers and even perhaps long term medical care. If moving isn’t the right choice at this ... read more

Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on March 27, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
The February 2020 National Housing Survey was conducted between February 1, 2020 and February 22, 2020. Most of the data collection occurred during the first two weeks of this period. The most detailed consumer attitudinal survey of its kind, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey (NHS) polled approximately 1,000 Americans via live telephone interview to assess their attitudes toward owning and renting a home, home and rental price changes, homeownership distress, the economy, household finances, and ... read more
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Things to do Lehigh Valley 2-28 to 3-1

Posted by Maureen Scullion on February 27, 2020 in  Things to Do in Lehigh Valley
Weekend of February 28 - March 1   Greater Northern Lehigh’s Winter Restaurant Week February 23-29 | Various LocationsThe week-long event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse and delicious restaurants the Northern Lehigh Valley has to offer. Participating businesses include Curious Goods at Bake Oven Inn (Germansville), Back Home Bagels (Schnecksville), 19th Grille at Woodstone (Danielsville), Mr. Doggy Style Hot Dog Shoppe (Walnutport), Legends Valley at the Best Station (Slatington), Ma... read more
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