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Real Estate Broker - Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
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2011 

Maybe if it would have money under the mattress that would be great, but no. Not in our house anyway.   We are on our second mattress in as many years. First all it was Nick's idea to change it. The old one was indeed just that, old, but I guess he wanted to spend his money on something. So we ge...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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What is your first thought when you order wine? Red or white correct? But in Europe many people drink Rose, with an accute e, when it is hot. In America we have the misnomer of white zinfandel which is actually like  a rose, but much sweeter. Last year I also saw some white merlots which are simi...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Old Forge Crossing in Devon is an idyllic condo development on over 40+ acres of land with walking trails a pond and stream, swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and active social life for residents with BB-Q's, and other events throughout the year. Last weekend they just had a community yard...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Why is it that nobody really likes splits. I do. I live in one. And have lived in one for 9 years. We have quite a few of them in our area, so I guess people like them to a degree, but I always feel, given half a chance they would move out of them in a heart beat. Splits are always price a little...
Posted about 3 years ago
Economical and practical describe me to a tee. So this is what I dreamed up. I didn't know it was a clever idea, until somebody in CVS mentioned it. And then a few days later somebody in Petsmart and then in the Hallmark store. I put all my "non valuable" store cards and library cards etc. on a l...
Posted about 3 years ago
I love bird feeders and I love birds. I don't really know all their names and species, but I think they are delightful and above all I love the idea of flying. Oh to be able to fly, but I digress..... Birds love seeds, but we all know who loves seeds too. Those darn squirrels. I love to hate squi...
Posted about 3 years ago
Any time of year can be a great time to spruce up your home - with new colors, new styles, even a few new furniture and accessory pieces to breathe life and energy into a tired old space!  Here are a few great ideas - guaranteed to "uplift" any tired room!  1.  Lighten and Brighten!  Declutter!  ...
Posted about 3 years ago
You know the old saying, "measure twice, cut once?"  Taking that extra step to make sure your calculations are just right can mean the difference between excitement and disappointment on the day of new furniture delivery. Floor plans to scale are a great "first measure".  But the best way to mak...
Posted about 3 years ago
My friend Deb Bettcher a local interior designer and owner of the Devon franchise of Decorating Den Interiors is my contributing author today. Thanks Deb great article. ONE:  RAISE THOSE WALLS!   If your rooms feature low ceilings, you can definitely fool the eye and add more height to your walls...
Posted about 3 years ago
I got a call this week from a buyer who wanted to see a property of which she thought I was the listing agent. I was not and when I explained this to her she wanted the phone number of the listing agent. I asked her if she was looking at other homes and that I could set up all the appointments fo...
Posted about 3 years ago
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Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
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Some thoughts and ideas about real estate that might help you when you buy or sell.