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Home Styles: Split Level

Posted by Stephanie Schade on January 01, 2020 in No Category
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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5 Romantic Bucks County Restaurants

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 01, 2020 in No Category
I'm a romantic guy - ask anybody. And to make my beloved happy I will gladly plan ahead. That's why I encourage you to take a look at these five restaurants so that you can make reservations in plenty of time for that most romantic holiday - Valentine's Day.  1. Arielle's Country Inn: (Sellersville) Housed in a beautifully appointed historic stone building built in 1754, Arielle's was a stagecoach stop between Philadelphia and Allentown. Candlelight and a crackling fireplace combined with exposed stone an... 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 No Category
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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Top 5 Reasons to List your Bucks County Home Now!

Here's why now is a good time to sell...
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 13, 2019 in No Category
Top 5 Reasons to List your Bucks County Home Now!Thinking for selling?  Have always been told spring is the time to sell, right?  Well...let's think about that.  There are 5 (well at least 5) reasons I can think of that might throw that advice out the window in 2019!1 - In order to maximize return on your investment and sell your home for top dollar, you want the least amount of competition possible.  When there are more choices for buyers to choose from, competition increases and your sale pric... read more
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4 Renovation Tips to Sell your Bucks County Home for Top Dollar this Spring

Now is the time to take the steps to maximize the return on your investment
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 04, 2019 in No Category
4 Renovation Tips to Sell your Bucks County Home for Top Dollar this SpringWhat sells homes in Bucks County?  You've probably heard it before, and it still holds true.  Kitchens, bathrooms and curb appeal!  There...in 3 sentences you've already got 3 of the tips.  But how much renovation do YOU need to do?  Over-improving can be your worst enemy.  That's why the 4th renovation tip is the key.  Consult a Realtor experienced with renovations and remodels!1 - For many families i... read more
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