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Real Estate Agent - Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Some thoughts and ideas about real estate that might help you when you buy or sell.
Charlestown Oaks, Chester County 2104 so far! We have seen some good prices for homes sold this year in Charlestown Oaks in Charlestown Township, Chester County so far this year. After several years of depreciating or at best stable prices 2014 has seen several homes selling quickly and for stron...
PA Supreme Court makes very clear ruling on murder suicide disclosure. A very high profile case has made its way through the PA court system resulting in a very clear ruling on whether murder suicide needs to be disclosed as a material defect, which is NO, it does not. The case Milliken v Jacono ...
What does it mean to be a Main Line Realtor? The Philadelphia Main Line is an area outside and west of the city of Philadelphia, it runs through parts of Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties. It is named because of the original train line that ran out of the city and some of the stations alo...
It is often said in real estate what is important is location, location, location! This second and third floor apartment at 223 Poplar Avenue in Devon is certainly well located in the heart of Devon with an easy walk to either Devon or Strafford Stations.  It has hardwood floors throughout the se...
58 Prospect Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Open 2-4 pm Sunday 7/20/14 $275,000 3 beds 2 1/2 baths off street parking. Lower Merion Schools   I have had this listing for a while, my sellers are motivated to sell and we have had the house open several times, price has been reduced and visitors comment...
How much longer?   How much longer you ask will interest rates remain steady? How long do I have before I truly, really have to buy a home before the rates knock me out completely? Well they rose about 1% since last year. Many homeowners already fear moving because they have refinanced and have a...
In Pennsylvania all homes sold require a seller disclosure, including homes sold on Philadelphia's Main Line whether sold by a Realtor/Broker or a For Sale by Owner. As seen here in the preamble for the seller disclosure form a seller must disclose all known material defects that are not read...
Five things to learn from Airbnb   This year we became Airbnb hosts. I heard about this site on the radio and mentioned it to Trudy. We had a room with it's own entrance and had been deciding what to with it. We ruled out renting it out long term due to the loss of privacy. But listening to t...
Changing Shoes Which pair of shoes would you prefer?  The ones on the left nice and clean or the ones on the right, well worn but dirty? This is how buyers look at your Philadelphia Main Line house when you are selling. You may feel it is clean, because it is well loved, but worn. They see that p...
Using Video in your business?   As we see the rise of the use of videos by businesses, I have been trying to get used to using it myself. Initially, I hated seeing and hearing my voice. Then I took a different tack and started interviewing people and filming our listings. As the focus was not on ...

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Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
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