Doylestown, PA Real Estate News

By Linda Tremblay, Associate Broker - Bucks County, PA Real Estate Services
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc, PA License #AB065488)
Doylestown is a very charming town situated in the center of Bucks County, PA.  It is the county seat of Bucks County, so the courthouse is located here.  I grew up in Doylestown (the development of Maplewood) and am currently affiliated with Long and Foster's Doylestown office.  If you are considering a move to Bucks County, be sure to put Doylestown on your list of areas to check out.Commute:  Routes 313, 611, and 202 all are within Doylestown. The town is located within a half hour from the PA turnpike, local malls and the bridge to New Jersey.  Shopping: The borough of Doylestown is a tourist type area with lots of quaint and charming stores to shop in and grab a bite to eat..  There are also 3 shopping centers with supermarkets, department stores, K-Mart, Staples, and other local m...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Last Supper ~ Wouldn't have happened without Active Rain...  It happened today.  It was the last supper my Buyers had in their house.  All the children were gathered to help pack.  Their spouses were there.  The grandchildren all helped.  They packed boxes, they taped boxes.  They stacked the boxes high.  The children grew up in the house.  It was their home for 39 years.  Today was their last supper.  Everyone cried.  Closing is this Wednesday December 12th.  What an emotional event!  It wouldn't have happened at all if it were not for Active|Rain!  It is true!..... I signed up for Active Rain in September.  That very day, I got a call to list a house, because I was the only Realtor listed in Quakertown Pennsylvania USA.  Because I got that listing, A buyer I was working with for a...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
from Donald Bradbury The Bradbury Team  www.bradburyteam.com  Coldwell Banker Heritage Quakertown PA  215-536-6777 x 329My first Active Rain closings are this week.  The home inspection of my listing, turned up some issues with the home inspection, and the Buyer's Agent requested a credit of $5,000 to make the necessary repairs.Both sides were upset by this, and my Seller said he would "Walk" if they requested a credit of any kind.  Instead of letting that happen, I suggested to the Buyer's Agent from"That big Red Real Estate Company", to get an electrician that she trusted, and have him provide us with a detailed estimate of what the cost of repairs would really be.  I agreed to do the same.  Home inspectors are not electricians, and they can only recommend repairs. A real professional...
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Here is a link I recently found that makes customized calendars.  You can basically make them any way you would like.  I added our team picture here as an example.  Here also, is the link, where you can make your own customized calendars as asllhttp://www.bighugelabs.com/flickr/calendar.phpJodi Cheatle, The Bradbury Team at Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate Quakertown, PA 18951
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Out of the blue, I received a letter of intent on a property I have had listed for almost a year!  The agent never showed the property.  It was a low ball for sure, and only mentioned that the investor will pay cash in less than 30 days.When replying with our counter offer to the Buyer's Agent, Agent X from "that red real estate company" told me that his client asked him to put in 6 letters of intent on numerous properties.  Sight unseen.  If they got one seller to "Bite" they would withdraw their other letters of intent.The property is now $40,000 under the original listing price, and is now priced less than any property has sold for in that neighborhood.  The letter of intent was $35,000 under our current price. Is it ethical for an agent to place letters of intent, without including ...
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By Joe Santoro
(Personal Property Managers, LLC)
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Should I be brutally honest with my seller?  It would make her cry!Our front desk, emails feedback requests to each agent that shows our listings.  My seller of course, thinks she has the best house on the block.  She priced it at $70,000 over the house across the street that recently sold this year.  I have been able to get her to reduce the price three times, so now it is only $25,000 over the neighbors house.  Today, I received this feedback from one of the very few showings we have had.  I owe it to her to be honest.  She has bought a new home that closes in 30 days.  She is still overpriced.  We went in and staged her house and packed up tons of things into boxes.  It looks MUCH better then it used to.Do I show her this feedback and make this widow cry?  She is all alone and needs ...
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By Joe Santoro
(Personal Property Managers, LLC)
Do you have any clients that have had the good fortune of getting a recent promotion at work?  Well .... that's the good new. What happens when that happy client needs to relocate out of the area or out of the county, and due to current market conditions, they are unable to sell their home?What happens now? Unlike several years ago when their employers would purchase their home, today, that is no longer a viable option. Now what? What options do your clients have? The answer is www.personalpropertymanagers.com.  We specialize in all forms of residential and commercial property management. We can provide absentee home watch services. We can provide full service residential property management services. We can help rent your clients property and take care of all day-to-day tenant issues ....
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
How many times during the three hour Deal or no Deal show on Wednesday night, did we see that commercial that said JCPenney was open at 4 am on Black Friday?  Best Buy & Circuit City opened at 5 am.  Kohls also opened at 4 am this morning.  Each year it seems to be earlier than the year before.  Value City opened at midnight today.  All to get a head start on the Holiday shopping season.Well today is Black Friday.  I did what I was supposed to do.  I went to the mall this morning at 4 am.    There were lines everywhere.  There were door busters and coupons that gave additional percentages off.  People camped out in front of Best Buy overnight.  Inside, the line for the checkout began at the back of the store, and ran like a meandering stream all through the store, which must have taken ...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
So it is a Buyer's Market.  Some still say it is a Correcting Market, not a Buyer's Market.  The financial analyst on the Today Show, who is always telling us not to buy a house right now, says it is a Buyer's Market.Does this give the Buyer's Agent the right to be Rude and disrespectful to those of us that have alot of listings?  We all know that Buyers are in no hurry right now.  It will even get slower after Thanksgiving this week.    Buyers have no urgency at all right now.  Inventories are high.  Prices on most listings have been reduced numerous times, and days on the market are high.  Some listings have not had showings in weeks.So when there is a showing, we Seller's agents tend to seek out that Buyer's agent for feedback.  We have a system in place that will email that agent on...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
 I am a full service Realtor.  Coldwell Banker teaches this in great detail.  We have learned all about what a limited service Broker is.  We are definately full service.But how far do you go for your sellers?  I once volunteered to shovel snow for my seller because they were moving to Buffalo over the winter, and their home would be vacant.I once mowed a seller's lawn for months because their home took a while to sell, and their new home was ready.  They had to move, and I mowed that lawn in the 90 degree heat for a long while.Today, I hit a new low.  I have a Seller who is a widow, and she asked me to take off her old toilet seat and replace it with a new one.  Of course, I did it, as I was at her house for an open house today.  It was snowing like crazy, and the Eagles were on TV, so...
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By Marilyn Woldow, Realtor, Lehigh County PA
(The Bradbury Team at Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate)
New Listing $399,000 9 Sterling Crest Ct, Doylestown, PA 18901 Printable Flyer LR/GR: 11 x 16 M Dining: 11 x 14 M Kitchen: 13 x 10 M Brkfast: 11 x 8 M Main BR: 17 x 13 U 2nd BR: 11 x 10 U 3rd BR: 11 x 10 U Family: 13 x 17 M Inclusions: 2 Refrigerators (As Is Condition) Sitting: 12 x 10 U Basement: 38 x 20 B Exclusions: Dehumidifier Utilities: GasHeat, HotAirHeat, GasHotWater, CentralAir, PublicWater, PublicSewerParking: 2-CarGarage, Att/BuiltInG, 2-CarParking Exterior: Sidewalks, StoneExt, ConcreteFoun, LevelLot, FrontYard, RearYard, SideYard(s)Shed(s), PatioBsmt: FullBasement, FinishedBsmt Interior: AccessPanel, OneFirePl, Gas/Propane, FinishedWood, W/WCarpeting, Vinyl/LinFl, TileFl, Cathedral/Va, 9Ft+Ceiling, CableTVWired, StallShower, FulBathMnBed, SitAreaMnBed, WalkInClstMB, Foyer/V...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Doylestown 2007 Kids' TriathlonThe second annual Doylestown Kids' Triathlon was held on Sunday June 3, 2007. Over 160 young athletes participated in this year's race. The event is cosponsored by Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township, Fanny Chapman Pool and Cycle Sports of Doylestown.Participants range from 7 to 15 years of age. There are 3 separate races with age appropriate distances for the swim, bike and run. The athletes swam between 50 and 100 yards in the pool. Then they transitioned onto their bikes where they rode between 1.5 and 4.5 miles in Chapman Park and the roads of Doylestown Township. This was followed by a run of between .5 and 1.5 miles in Chapman Park and the Farm Complex across East Road. The course has been approved by USATriathlon."It was hard to beat the success...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
With Election day only 2 days away, Tuesday November 6, 2007, Here are a list of polling places throughout Bucks County PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.List of Polling Places for Bucks County PA for 2007VOTING DISTRICTSPOLLING PLACEADDRESSMUNICIPALITYBedminster Twp EastBedminster Township BuildingRte 113 &                                       Kellers Church RdBedminsterBedminster Twp West  Deep Run Presbyterian Church16 Irish Meeting House RdPerkasieBensalem Twp Lower East #1Russell C. Struble Elementary School4300 Bensalem BlvdBensalemBensalem Twp Lower East #2Robert Shafer Middle School3333 Hulmeville RdBensalemBensalem Twp Lower East #3Robert Shafer Middle School3333 Hulmeville RdBensalemBensalem Twp Lower East #4Cecelia Snyder Middle School3300 Hulmeville RdBensalemBensalem Twp Lower ...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
Are you trying or wanting to buy or sell a home in the historic Central Bucks area, near Warminster, Warrington, and Doylestown Pennsylvania area? This area is rich in history! Bucks County is famous nationwide for its historic sites, including the Mercer Museum, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Pearl S. Buck House. From Peddlers Village quaint shopping, to the big malls of Franklin Mills.  Check out this terrific area! Check out the website: http://www.iluvhomes.com/   No matter if you are getting a divorce, inherited a home and want to sell it, in foreclosure, just want to move, or any other reason, if the house is right, they will make an offer within 24 hours, or help you sell it.  pa ============================================================================...
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By John Cooper
(Bucks Realty Group)
If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate in Pa. or anywhere in the US, please call me. I would be honored to help you or your family.To find out more about me, please feel free to go to http://pahomepost.com/ or http://ushomepost.com/I have always done what made me happy.From cutting lawns in Philadelphia when I was 12 years old to selling the most cookies in a school contest...I have always been driven.I served our great country in the United States Navy as a Corpsman. I continued my education to truly help people by getting my R.N. (Registered Nurse). I was licensed in Pennsylvania and New York.I decided to run and operate my own business for about 5 years and sold it. It wasn't what I truly wanted to do.Then I became a Realtor. I love it.  It is very similar to nursing...
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