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Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on March 27, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
The February 2020 National Housing Survey was conducted between February 1, 2020 and February 22, 2020. Most of the data collection occurred during the first two weeks of this period. The most detailed consumer attitudinal survey of its kind, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey (NHS) polled approximately 1,000 Americans via live telephone interview to assess their attitudes toward owning and renting a home, home and rental price changes, homeownership distress, the economy, household finances, and ... read more
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Things to do Lehigh Valley 2/28 to 3/1

Posted by Maureen Scullion on February 27, 2020 in  Things to Do in Lehigh Valley
Weekend of February 28 - March 1   Greater Northern Lehigh’s Winter Restaurant Week February 23-29 | Various LocationsThe week-long event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse and delicious restaurants the Northern Lehigh Valley has to offer. Participating businesses include Curious Goods at Bake Oven Inn (Germansville), Back Home Bagels (Schnecksville), 19th Grille at Woodstone (Danielsville), Mr. Doggy Style Hot Dog Shoppe (Walnutport), Legends Valley at the Best Station (Slatington), Ma... read more
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Can I sell my house if it needs work?

Posted by Karen Johnson on February 18, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
For one reason or another you need to sell your house NOW and all those projects you have been putting off will just never get done. What can you do when your home needs work or is dated or even just not-trendy? 1.    Call your agent. Your home might not be as bad as you think! Or if it really is “that house”; the one with the dead grass or the beat up wood flooring or the original kitchen your agent can talk through some strategies. She may tell you that you shouldn’t touch a thin... read more
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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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