To renovate or not to renovate? That is the question.

Posted by Stephanie S. Schade on February 25, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Renovate
Answer: It depends. Ask your agent. How is the Market? What is the condition of the homes in your neighborhood? What is the likely return on investment? Many sellers put way too much money into fixing up their homes before listing them for sale. Or worse, they make renovation mistakes like putting granite counter tops on old worn cabinets. Talk to your agent long before you swing a hammer. She can help you weigh the pros and cons of renovation.   Selling a Home in "As Is" Condition Let's say that the property ... read more

No Art is Better than Bad Art

Posted by Jay L. Ginsberg on February 22, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Be honest: Are you the proud owner of a velvet painting or dogs playing poker? Perhaps a “Paint by Numbers” that you completed in middle school that looks perfect in your hall bathroom? An Ikea frame that still hold the poster art it came with hanging in your dining room? If you are thinking of putting your home on the market it’s time to let that bad art go. I was with some folks recently who were shopping for homes. One home in particular had large art hanging on the walls. The only comments by... read more

7 Reasons why you need a Buyers Agnt

Posted by Cynthia L. Rundatz on February 19, 2019 in  uncategorized
Shopping for a new home can be scary. Most buyers ultimately have one question: Whom can you trust? Will real estate agents act in your best interest -- or will they do whatever it takes to sell their client's home? Will your mortgage broker give you a good deal -- or will that broker stick you with a mortgage that you eventually won't be able to afford? Homebuying is a complicated business that requires a fair amount of legal expertise, and many people want the reassurance that comes with getting help from someone... read more

Tyler Formal Gardens

Posted by Karen A. Johnson on February 06, 2019 in  Bucks County History  Things to do in Bucks County
Now that Phil the groundhog has decided has decided that Spring is on the way, thought’s naturally turn to flowers and gardening. One of Bucks County’s most amazing gardens is the Tyler Formal Gardens at Bucks County Community College.   The Bucks County Community College website information tells us that Tyler Formal Gardens were constructed in the early 1930s by Charles Willing of Willing, Sims and Talbutt to provide a formal landscape setting for the Tylers' magnificent home and to acc... read more

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