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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.
What have you been doing in your spare time? Trudy decided we needed some extra space behind our sun room. We have a dry stone wall there. So on Labor Day we took the wall down and began digging out the dirt. Well, I say dirt, but it was more like stone. I believe the correct term is "Schist" a m...
How to get a FREE ticket to The Main Line Antiques Show   November 15 & 16 The Main Line Antiques Show returns to the Main Line outside of Philadelphia. This year the show is moving to a NEW LOCATION, The Dixon Center at Cabrini College.  Watch the video below to see how you can get a FREE genera...
Great Main Line starter home in the heart of Bryn Mawr. This is the affordable place you have been looking for, why rent when you can buy a home with gas heating and hot water in the middle of everything. You can walk to TWO different train stations, multiple restaurants, bars and coffee shops. ...
Investors, financing just got easier!   One of the issues for investors on the Main Line is getting financing for their purchases. Different lenders have different overlays for how many mortgages you can carry, how much money you need to put down credit scores and what you can use for income. Pro...
Selling a house is easy... I was reading an article over the weekend how tech companies are trying to set up systems to remove the real estate agent from the transaction and lower costs for the seller. Of course the savings when you delve deeper are more limited. First you need to hire a photogra...
Now is the time to make offers on Main Line Bank Owned Properties Yes, you read that correctly, if you are looking for a deal along the Main Line on a Bank Owned Property, whether you are an investor, or looking to live in a bank owned property NOW is the time to make an offer. I have found from ...
Sometimes things just don't work out! I have clients who purchased a home for their son. They wanted to help him live alone, he has some severe social issues, but they felt if the house was nearby he would be able to cope. Well, sometimes things don't quite work out as we planned. No sooner did h...
Frequently asked questions when buying a Main Line Home If you are buying a Main Line home outside of Philadelphia you may find things work a little differently to buying a home elsewhere, be that another country, another state or another city in Pennsylvania. We have developed a list of Frequent...
Greens at Waynesborough, Berwyn, PA 19312 Prices are dropping in Greens at Waynesborough in Berwyn. Where prices used to be well over a million dollars depending on location in the community, over the last few months prices of most homes on the market for sale have fallen below a million dollars....
What are basis points? Buyers today, especially first time buyers have lots of questions. It is interesting to see what questions they come up with. Why do we all use so much jargon? A client today emailed and asked me the above question after having emailed our mortgage provider and asked severa...

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Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
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