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Home Staging: remove the Family Photos?

Posted by Maureen Scullion on February 12, 2020 in  Decorating  Staging
Should I remove all the family photos? HGTV says yes. Most blog posts say yes. I say...maybe.   Check out my youtube video on this topic for more examples: https://youtu.be/xLOVvnRX0Po   Now I have prepared many houses for sale.  I am tasked with telling the homeowners that they are going to have to remove all the photos of the kids in various stages of braces that are proudly featured on the wall going up the stairway. (Side note – I am almost always going to tell you to remove the art on sta... read more
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Things to Do: Cold Wet Nast Weather edition

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on February 07, 2020 in  Bucks County PA  Things to do in Bucks County
Let’s be honest - though the weather is not subzero or snowing it’s still dark and gloomy and rainy and a little boring.  Let’s look at some fun things to do in Bucks and surrounding area. January 11 through March 29: Linvilla Orchards Indoor Golf: https://www.linvilla.com/ The Planet is a highly interactive and playful miniature golf course designed by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. This exhibition exposes children to crucial environmental issues through hours of ... read more
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Home Syles: B-Level

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on January 28, 2020 in  Home Styles
What is the difference between a bi-level and a split level? A bi-level has two levels accessed by a common entrance. When you enter the front door you are faced with a choice: up to the main level or down to, commonly, to the family room and other public rooms. Bi-levels started to gain prominence in the 1970s for many of the same reasons as split levels were popular – it afforded expansive square footage on a modest sized lot. Additionally, just like split levels, the family rooms were separated from t... read more
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Favorite Pennsylvania Foods

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 24, 2020 in  Bucks County History  Pennsylvania
1.  Everyone knows about Philly Cheesteaks and soft pretzels but here are  afew more iconic Philadelphia foods! 1. Tastykake Headquartered in the Philadelphia Naval Yard, Tastykake was established in 1914 and originally only sold it’s bakery treats in the Philly Metro area. The company now distributed throughout the east coast and is expanding nationally. Soon you may be able to get your Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes all over the Kountry.   2.  2. Utz Chips Accordi... read more
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Should I buy a Home Warranty?

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 24, 2020 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
First things first: a home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance. Home owners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes, and certain types of water damage that could affect the entire structure and/or the homeowner’s personal possessions. A homeowners insurance policy can protect your home against damages that occur to the house itself and your belongings inside. Homeowners coverage can also protect your property, some of your personal possessions and you. For instan... read more
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