Yardley, PA Real Estate News

By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
  Asking $239,900   Welcome to 7705 Spruce Mill Dr. a beautiful Lexington Model in Makefield Glen. This home offers a bright & airy floor plan & neutral, stylish decor throughout. Providing a large living room & dining area, a white on white eat-in kitchen with recessed lighting, corian countertops & undermounted sink. The second floor has a great master bedroom with 2 closets including a Walk In, a second bedroom, linen closet, handy laundry room and a lovely remodeled bath with double vanity & wainscoting. The full finished basement has an office, a family room with entertainment/bar area and a storage room with new mechanicals. Whether it's a winters night entertaining in the finished basement or a balmy summer afternoon on the custom landscaped patio, this home offers it all along ...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Yardley Bucks County has homes in all price ranges. There are many homes for first time buyers as well as for move up buyers. People love to live in Yardley because it is convenient to go to New York and New Jersey as well as to Philadelphia from Yardley. When people from out of state consider relocating to Philadelphia region many people consider buying a home in Yardley. If you would like me to email you listings of homes for sale in Yardley or anywhere in Philadelphia and suburbs please call me at 2153438200x124 or 215-275-8491 You can look up all listings on www.gitabantwal.com. If you would like free market analysis of your Yardley home call me at 2152758491 Here are some luxury homes in Yardley courtesy of Realbird. Please note information is deemed to be accurate but subject to ...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
  So what is happening in real estate in Bucks County, and Yardley? First quarter real estate market results are in, so lets take a look at what is happening. First, looking at Bucks County real estate, what is really striking, is that the number of houses for sale, was more than 7% lower at the end of March this year, than last year at the same time. I have blogged a couple of times recently, about the changing dynamics in the market.  It seems as though more houses are selling faster than they were last year, and based on the decrease in inventory levels, that makes sense. The other extremely striking statistic.... READ MORE ON MY BLOG ->> If you are getting ready to put your house on the market, please ask me for a copy of my ebook, 450 ideas to help get your home sold quickly.  Sen...
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Yardley Point is an active adult community in Yardley boro in Bucks County. It is a wonderful community in a great location.There are walking trails from where you can walk to town for shopping, to restaurants etc. There is a community room with kitchen, library and exercise room. There are two homes listed for sale  right now. They are listed at $169,000 for a 2 bedroom two baths unit with a one car garage, and there is another two bedroom unit which is larger listed for $199,900 . There is one home pending settlement.It was listed for $157,000. There was one home that sold in last six months.It sold for $195,000 If you are looking to buy or sell a home in active adult community call a Seniors real estate specialist. Call Giota Bantwal at ReMax centre 2153438200x124 or 2152758491 cell  
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes For Sale in Makefield Glen, Yardley Homes Sold in Makefield Glen in the First Quarter of 2012   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 s...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I can remember many times, where we still have snow on the ground, towards the end of March. That is definitely not the case this year, in Yardley, here in beautiful Bucks County. After an incredibly warm winter, we have experienced a very early spring. Here are a few early spring photo’s from the area I love so much, Yardley, Pa in Bucks County Yardley pond in early spring READ MORE HERE --> If you are interested in learning more about the Yardley area, contact me at 215-519-1399, or Marty@MartinMillner.com. 
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I just received the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2011 profile of home buyers and sellers. As we move further into the spring real estate market in Bucks County, I always enjoy reviewing the NAR survey, which comes out around this time every year. READ MORE HERE--> The entire buyer and seller report is almost 200 pages, and includes interesting charts and graphs.  I can email the report, if anyone is interested in seeing it. I like to look at the report and see how the national experiences of buyers and sellers, compares with what I find in my real estate business in Yardley, Newtown and Bucks County.  I will talk about the report in future posts, but it is always important for me to emphasize that, especially in our area, real estate is moving.  I have had recent listings that...
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Maybe because the weather has been so warm and snow-free, it seems as though the so-called “spring” real estate market in Yardley, Newtown and all over Bucks County has started early.  I have written a few recent posts on changes in the Yardley, Newtown area real estate market. When working with buyers, I always stress how important it is to have a thorough and complete home inspection.  For any buyer of real estate in Bucks County, it is critically important to know that any offer you make on a house, can be made contingent on the results of a home inspection. Over the years, I have worked with many area home inspectors.  I thought it would be interesting to review what I think are 10 great questions to ask your home inspector. READ MORE HERE--> I hope that these suggestions are helpfu...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I spend a great deal of time going in and out of houses all over the Yardley and Newtown areas in Bucks County. I talk to a lot of sellers, as well as buyers. I’ve posted recently about how the market dynamics have changed in our market, over the past month or so.  Buyers are complaining again that there is “nothing to see.” I suspect that there are potential sellers who, because of where the Yardley and Newtown real estate market has been over the past few years, have decided to put off selling. If you’re are thinking about renovating the interior of your home, or if you are moving and want to create your own new fantasy home, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of three great sites to help inspire your imagination.  So, when you have time, check out these great websites. ...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I saw an interesting article this morning from MSNBC entitled, “What you should know before buying a home”. The author of the article described the journey from moving 9 times in 9 years, from college dorms to various apartments, before deciding to look for something a bit more permanent in the form of a house. In 2009, the author purchased a home, and based on that experience, has suggested five important pieces of advice. READ MORE ON MY BLOG--> In searching for your first home, you should love it. It is exciting, it is a lot of money, but in the end, should all be worth it. If you want a copy of the book, “Before You Buy”, send me your contact information, and I will get a copy out to you. I have about five or six copies left.
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By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Yardley zip code 19067 is located in Bucks county. I looked up Realbird for real estate for sale priced over $500,000. in zip code 19067 People love to live in Yardley because it is convenient to go to New York and because of the conveniences. If you want to look at homes in Yardley call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre 2153438200 x124 or 2152758491 cell Here are homes for sale in zip code 19067 as well as some commercial property
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
 Every Yardley seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar. It's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning, and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep your house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable property. Disassociate Yourself From Your Home. Say to yourself, "This is not my home; it is a house -- a product to be sold just like a box of cereal at the grocery store.” Make the mental decision to "let go" of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours. Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to the new owners. De-Personalize It. Pack up your personal photographs and family heirlo...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I realize that the weather so far this winter has been very pleasantly warm for Bucks County. But the calendar says that spring is still weeks away! That is not the case in  real estate in Yardley. From a real estate perspective, we in the industry feel as though what we refer to as the “spring market” begins just after the Superbowl. Happily for us Eagle fans, the Superbowl is over.  On a different note, that was one of the most painful games to watch for those of us who are diehard Eagle fans.  From a purely football perspective, I am happy that the game is over! So what are we talking about when we say that the spring market starts after the Superbowl?   What that means, in general, is that as we get closer to real spring, people begin to take steps to effect moves in June, July and ...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
The Big Game is over and we are all winners!  It's Monday morning and Super Bowl XLII has entered the history books with the underdog New York Giants winning over the New England Patriots 21-17. However, as compared to many past Super Bowls, the game remained competitive, so football fans were rewarded with an entertainng game and advertisers, especially those who risked late game tv spots, should have been rewarded with enough viewers to justify their investment. NBC found a way to market the Super Bowl for the entire weekend, so certainly they are happy with themselves this morning as well. The Big Game is over and we are all winners!  Surely the New York Giants are happy with the performance of their team, their MVP Quarterback Eli Manning and their much maligned veteran coach Tom Co...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Many folks believe that very few houses are selling, and that almost no one can get a mortgage. Along with Keeping Current Matters, I want to let everyone know that neither of these assumptions is true. A few weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Homes Sales Report. According to the report there are, on average, 12,109 homes selling in the United States EACH and EVERY DAY! That means that approximately 12,000 houses sold yesterday, approximately 12,000 will sell today and approximately 12,000 will sell tomorrow. So the thinking that homes aren’t selling just isn’t true. Another interesting fact in the report was that 72% of these transactions were accompanied by a mortgage. That means that approximately 8,719 people qualify for a mortgage on a dai...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
I thought it would be helpful for those who are looking for real estate information in the Yardley and Newtown area in Bucks County to look at what is happening in specific neighborhoods. For my first neighborhood of the week, I will focus on Yardley Hunt, in Lower Makefield Township.  READ MORE HERE... Click on this link to register for automatic updates on homes in Yardley Hunt.
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I am part of an extremely productive and active networking group that meets every Tuesday morning at 7:00 am. We meet at the Yardley Inn for breakfast.  Our single goal in our networking group is to generate business for each other.  We have about 40 great professionals in our group, which is called Le Tip of Yardley.  Check out the link to our Facebook page. This morning Gabe Schick, who is the business insurance professional that I refer to on a regular basis, gave us a great presentation that I thought would be worth sharing, since I often work with people who are moving because of business start ups in Bucks County. Gabe is with the Makefield Agency in Yardley.  This morning, he shared with us 10 insurance considerations for every new business owner to consider.  This list is not al...
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Moving day can definitely be a hectic day! For people moving in and out of the Yardley area, because of how hectic moving day can be, people often leave behind very important things, that will be sorely  missed at their new home.  In order to help prevent that, I put together this list of what I see as the six top forgotten items during a move. 1.  Jewelry, watches and small valuables.  These small, sometimes expensive and often irreplaceable items should be kept in a safe deposit box, or kept with trustworthy friends or relatives on moving day. 2.  Garage door opener.  Be sure to leave your old garage door openers behind, and be sure to get the garage door openers to your new house.  Most new cars have a button that you can program, that replaces the old fashioned garage door opener.  ...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
The issue of so-called “low ball offers” comes up relatively frequently these days, for both buyers and sellers of houses in Yardley, Newtown, and all over Bucks County. I have worked with buyers, who erroneously feel as though the real estate market in Yardley is similar to the real estate market in Arizona. Those buyers often think that they can take an asking price and immediately knock off 15% because in their mind, sellers are desperate. I have represented sellers who are on the receiving end of these low ball offers. So, the question for today is, if you are selling your house in Yardley and you get what you perceive to be a low ball offer, what should you do about it? 1. Leave your emotions at the door! I can’t emphasize this enough. I have been involved with successful transacti...
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