Yardley, PA Real Estate News

By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Tanglewood   What's My Tanglewood Home Worth?     Tanglewood is a townhome community built by Toll Brothers in the mid 1980's. The neighborhood is located in Yardley off of Heacock Rd./ Oxford Valley Rd. just before you hit Big Oak Rd. near the Oxfor Valley Mall. The townhomes range from 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath approximately 1300 sq. ft. homes to 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhomes with lofts and approximately 2,300 sq. ft. The Tanglewood association fee costs approximately $195 per month and includes Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Swim Fee & Tennis Court. Tanglewood Recreation Center 1590 Willow Pond Drive, Yardley, PA 19067-5796(215) 493-1139ý   Edgewood Elementary, Charles Boehm Middle School, and Penns...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Rose Hollow, Yardley PA What's My Rose Hollow Home Worth?   Rose Hollow was built in the early 1980's by Toll Brothers and is located just off of Stony Hill and Heacock Rd. in the same general area as Heacock Meadowsand near Makefield Glen in Yardley. The community is comprised of 2 bedroom 2 bath single level condos that are approximately 1,500 sq. ft. and most come with garages and all have off street parking. There are a few 1 bedroom condos, but only a very few. The Rose Hollow association fee is approximately $195 per month and covers Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal and Swim Fee. There is also a one time capital contribution of approximately $585 due at settlement. Afton Elementary, William Penn...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Palmer Farm, Yardley PAWhat’s My Palmer Farm Home Worth?   Palmer Farm is a cluster style community built by Realen homes beginning in the late 1980's off of Township Line Rd. inYardley. The single family home community was at first going to be an over 55 community, but in the end that never materialized. The homes range in size from just over 2,000 sq. ft. up to nearly 2,800 sq. ft. and offer basements and garages as well. The Palmer Farm homeowners association fee costs approximately $262 per month and includes Common Area Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Tennis Court, Club House, Health Club, Management Fee & Play Ground. There is also a one time capital contribution of approximately $262 due at settlement. Palmer Farm Assoc. Website Afton...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  Most of us in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County have been shopping, decorating and anticipating some holiday vacation time. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there has been a rise in personal injuries and property damage related to holiday home decorating. Don’t forget to keep in mind these 3 quick home safety practices during the holiday season:   VIEW THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON MY BLOG->>   I wish my Bucks County friends a wonderful and restful holiday season with your love ones and friends. And I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs in 2013!  
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes For Sale in Makefield Glen, Yardley What's My Makefield Glen Home Worth?   Makefield Glen is a neighborhood built in the early 1990’s by Toll Brothers. It is located off of Heacock Rd. inYardleynot far from Mcaffrey’s. The largest models are in the Aspen Woods section and these are 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath townhomes with a garage, a basement, and possibly a loft as well. The Spruce Mill section of Makefield Glen offers townhomes & condos. There are two styles of townhomes the Brockton or Lexington. The main difference between the two is the Brockton is an end unit and the Lexington is an interior unit, but their layouts also differ a bit. Both of these models offer 2 bedrooms 1 1/2 baths and a basement. When Toll Brothers built these homes there were a few options such as adding a 2nd f...
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  The holiday preparations are sure to be in full swing at your home! If shopping, baking and cleaning are filling up your Saturday, be sure to relax and enjoy a few fun events for Bucks County residents. These New Hope, Yardley and Newtown events are just a few of the great opportunities this weekend. If you are visiting friends or family in any of the beautiful Bucks County neighborhoods, and thinking about moving to the area, feel free to contact me to help you find your dream home here.   North Pole Express Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December, 5:15pm New Hope & Ivyland Railroad It’s time for kids and kids at heart to enjoy the timeless ride on the North Pole Express. Board the vintage coach cars to spend time with Santa and enjoy carolers, hot chocolate and cookies. This is a ...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
If you would like to look at homes for sale in Yardley or Morrisville zip code 19067  you can look at the listings here courtesy of RealBird.com or go to my web site www.gitabantwal.com I would love to be your buyer agent and help you find a home in Yardley. I am an accredited buyer representative and hold ABR designation. I have been licensed since 1992 and have  lived in Bucks County since 1978. This information is subject to errors and omissions and some may have price changes or be sold by the time you call me to look at them.    
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Heacock Meadows, Yardley   What's My Heacock Meadows Home Worth? Heacock Meadows is a neighborhood of townhomes and condos built in the early 1980‘s off of Stony Hill Rd.& Yardley - Langhorne Rd. bordering I95 in Yardley and directly across the street from a strip mall that includes a pizza restaurant and two grocery stores. The Heacock Meadows condo association fee costs approximately $176 per month and pays for Common Area Maintenance, Trash Removal, Swim Fee, Tennis Courts, Play Ground. The types of homes range from 1 bedroom 1 bath condos to a 2 story 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhome some offering garages and basements. There are many variations in between. Afton Elementary, William Penn Middle School, and Pennsbury High School serve the Heacock Meadows community. Map...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Condos for Sale in Cornerstone, Yardley What's My Cornerstone Condo Worth? Cornerstone is a neighborhood of 2 bedroom condos with 1 or 2 baths between approximately 1,063 - 1,275 square feet. Cornerstone was built by Realen Homes off of Township Line Rd in Yardley, beginning in the early to mid 1990's. The homeowner association costs approximately $220 per month and pays for Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Tennis Courts, Swim Fee, Gym & Sauna. There is also a one time capital contribution of approximately $200 due at settlement. Cornerstone Condominium Associates Cornerstone Drive, Yardley, PA 19067(215) 750-3942. Afton Elementary, William Penn Middle School, and Pennsbury High School serve the Cornerstone community....
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes For Sale in Big Oak Woods, Yardley PA What's My Big Oak Woods Home Worth? Big Oak Woods is a townhome, twin & single family community built in the late 1970's off of Big Oak Rd. across from the Big Oak Bend Community. Both Big Oak Woods & Big Oak Bend do not have association fees. The homes range from about 1,800 - 2,100 sq. ft. all with garages and some offering fireplaces and basements. Edgewood Elementary or Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary, Charles Boehm Middle School or Penwood Middle School, & Pennsbury High School serve the Big Oak Woods community. If you would like to be notified whenever a home is for sale in Big Oak Woods click on the link below. Click Here For Free Automated Listing Alerts Right To Your E-mail! View Larger Map All information deemed reliable but not guarant...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes For Sale in Big Oak Bend Yardley PA What's My Big Oak Bend Home Worth? Big Oak Bend is a townhome community built in the mid 1980's by Cutler off of Big Oak Rd. in Yardley, PA. This is one of the few townhome communities in the area that does NOT have an association fee. The styles of homes range from a 2 bedroom 2 full banth ranch style townhome that is approximately 1,371 sq. ft. to a 3 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath townhome that is approximately 2,300 sq. ft. All homes offer garages & fireplaces but none have basements.   Edgewood Elementary, Charles Boehm Middle School & Pennsbury High School serve the Big Oak Bend community. If you'd like to be notified whenever a home is for sale in Big Oak Bend click on the link below. Click Here For Free Automated Listing Alerts Right To Your E-...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  There are many owners of Bucks County real estate who are concerned right now about how to afford one of the larger price tags of parenthood: funding your child’s college education. As homeowners, we have a lot of things to save for and invest in, but not always enough discretionary income after the family essentials have been met. In almost any economy, wise real estate investors have an interesting option… With a relatively small investment in a rental home, you can create rental income that generates positive cash flows and pay for itself. The borrowed funds create leverage that will earn a return on the total value of the home and not just the amount of cash you have invested. The strategy is simple. Find a slightly below average priced home that will rent well. Find one in a pop...
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    I hope that all residents of Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County  have had a productive week, and you are looking forward to a restful weekend. Of course, the December holiday events and activities are ramping up in the area. I am happy to keep you posted on a few worth checking out:   David Leonhardt Jazz Group - A Winter Jazz Holiday Concert Saturday, December 8, 2012   7:30pm Yardley Community Centre Enjoy some festive mainstream and modern jazz by the David Leonhardt Jazz Group, an acoustic powerhouse. Get in the holiday spirit!   Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 8, 2012   9:00am & 11:00am Temperance House, Newtown Spend some time with friends, family and the jolly old elf himself! Sponsored by the Newtown Business Association. There are 2 seating times available. Y...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Are you a buyer looking to purchase real estate in Yardley, Newtown or anywhere in Bucks County? Actually, anyone looking to purchase a new home with an FHA mortgage loan needs to be aware of some changes on the horizon for mortgage insurance premium (MIP) requirements. FHA has announced a significant change to its loan program, which currently allows borrowers to cancel the MIP when their unpaid balance reaches 78% of the original purchase price. The change is anticipated sometime in 2013, and new FHA loans will require the mortgage insurance for the life of the loan. Here’s a quick example: At existing rates, the monthly MIP on a $168,875 mortgage is $178.99 per month. Under the current rule with normal amortization, the MIP could be canceled in 9 years and 9 months. However, under t...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  First-time homebuyers in Yardley, Newtown and Bucks County can wonder why they may be required to pay an extra fee each month on top of their regular mortgage payment. Before you make a choice on a mortgage loan, make sure you understand the mortgage insurance premium, and how you can reduce it and put the money toward building up your equity. Here’s a tip for potential FHA buyers of Bucks County real estate:  Paying extra principal on your mortgage loan can help you remove the required monthly mortgage interest premium (MIP) faster, which will lower your monthly loan payment, reduce your overall interest, and build equity faster on your home.  FHA loans require mortgage insurance premium to cover a possible loss to the lender if the property has to be foreclosed and sold. The premiu...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  If you are in process of procuring a mortgage to purchase a home in Yardley or Newtown, or any home for sale in Bucks County, it’s important to understand the tax implications of “buying down” your interest rate with pre-paid points. Pre-paid interest, sometimes called "points", can be tax deductible when a person pays them in connection with buying, building or improving their principal residence. Be aware however, that when you pay points on a refinance, they are not a current deduction, but have to be pro-rated over the life of the mortgage. For example, if you pay $3,000 up front in points when refinancing a 30 year mortgage, you can deduct $100 per year. If you sell the home and pay off the mortgage, or you refinance again, the balance of any un-deducted points may be then deduc...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  There may be windy wet weather coming our way next week, but we still have a chance to enjoy some Halloween celebrations this weekend! There is much fun to be had in Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County. Here are a few events: Yardley Halloween Parade & Party Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:00am Buttonwood Park Parade starts at 11:00am at Borough Hall and ends at Buttonwood Park. Party with your fellow Yardley Borough residents at the park with lots of tricks, treats and pumpkin painting! Newtown Halloween Parade Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00am Stocking Works, State Street Get your best costume on, stroll down State Street to the Newtown Theatre, and compete for prizes in ten different categories. We shouldn’t have snow like last year, so come on out, watch or participate, and e...
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By Joel Gruenke, The Kim Tokar Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
  Bucks County real estate is changing. We have been ingrained to believe that spring is always the best time to put a home on the market.  While many buyers do come out looking as the weather gets warmer, there are very good reasons to list in the fall instead of waiting. People Looking Now Are Serious Buyers In the fall and winter, only serious buyers will be in the marketplace. You will not have to prep and show your home to mere “tire-kickers” who are only browsing. In areas like Yardley, Newtown and Washington Crossing, for instance, many potential buyers are relocation transferees who tend to move now, before the end of the year.  They may be working in Philadelphia, New York or the Rt. 1 Princeton corridor, and they need to buy now. There Is Far Less Competition Inventory of real...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Welcome to545 Aspen Woods Drive in Makefield Glen.This beautiful Afton Elite end unit offers a bright and airy open floor plan with pergo floors and neutral decor. The first floor offers a large great room with floor to ceiling marble fireplace and full view door leading to a private patio. Nice sized dining room with large window and a fabulous, totally remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops and SS appliances. A laundry room with newer front load appliances, a powder room and attached garage complete this floor. The second floor offers a lovely master suite with sitting area, large closets and a remodeled en-suite bath, two more bedrooms and a hall bath. All this, plus a finished basement and great storage area. Welcome to 545 Aspen Woods...Maybe you are home already...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  Do the low mortgage interest rates and still-recovering housing prices have you thinking about real estate investment? In Yardley, Newtown and all of Bucks County, there are many options for real estate investors. But with market conditions as enticing as they are right now, there is an investment option that might interest anyone: purchasing a home now that you can retire into later. Even if you are nowhere near planning your retirement years, you can still take advantage of the optimal market right now and get more house for your money, and at a super interest rate. Let tenants pay for your retirement home by renting the house until you are ready to move into it. The rental demand is high, and rental prices are strong. And with rates as low as they are, you even be able to obtain a...
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