Yardley, PA Real Estate News

By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes Sold in Makefield Glen in 2011 Homes For Sale in Makefield Glen Real Estate In 2011, 25 Homes sold in Makefield Glen ranging from $180,300 for a Manchester Model in Spruce Mill to $360,000 for an Afton Elite in Aspen Woods.  The link above shows all of the homes and what they sold for in 2011.  Currently thee are 7 Homes For Sale in Makefield Glen. Makefield Glen is a neighborhood built in the early 1990’s by Toll Brothers.  It is located off of Heacock Rd. inYardley not 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 d...
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58th Annual Yardley Antique Show - January 13 and 14, 2012  The Yardley Community Centre will open its doors for the 58th Annual Antique Show next Friday, January 13 and Saturday January 14, Attendees, organizers and antique experts agree that the show's success is due to the quality of the antiques displayed and the high caliber of antique dealers who return year after year. Another key factor is the faithful collectors who come from around Pennsylvania and surrounding states to attend and shop the show.   In keeping with its location, the Yardley Antique Show has emphasized "good" country antiques. According to the official show website, featured items this year include Bucks County primitives, country and traditional furniture, quilts and other textiles, folk arts, maps and prints, c...
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By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Welcome to 2012! For many, there was no great heartache in saying goodbye to 2011. Here is an interesting perspective on real estate in Yardley, Newtown and Bucks County. I think everyone would agree that the worst investing advice in the world would be to buy high, sell low!  To me, that is the very definition of losing money on an investment.  Not too smart, if you can help it, right? So, my question for those considering buying real estate in Yardley, or Newtown, or anywhere in Bucks County,  is why would you wait for the housing market to improve, before buying a house?  Seriously, I understand that there is a lot of uncertainty out there right now.  Job security is still questionable, unemployment is too high, and there is general fear about getting approved for a mortgage.  it can...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Toys for Tots Campaign coming to a close  The Weidel Yardley/Newtown office was a drop-off site for Toys for Tots this year, for the first time. What a wonderful experience. The box was placed in our lobby, and allowed access 24 hours a day - at least for the tenants. We share the Historic Grist Mill with a handful of companies, a yoga studio and a separate karate studio. We also share the parking lot(s) with a bank, bakery, pharmacy and a restaurant.  With so may local businesses hosting Toys for Tots sites, we weren't sure how successful our toys collection would be. Turns out, we worried unnecessarily. Yoga and karate customers, employees in our building, our own Weidel Realtors and staff and the Yardley community all found their way to our donation box. Toys for Tots got a late star...
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Toys for Tots Dropoff at Weidel Realtors 10 N Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067  Imagine a Christmas where Santa does not come! The Marine Corp Toys for Tots Program has been gathering toys in the families in need for many years.  Weidel Realtors is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots. Due to the cuurent economy, and a later start, toys are needed more than ever before. As you shop for family and friends this holiday season, please pick up a toy ot two children in need and drop off (unwrapped) at the Toys for Tots drop off box at Weidel Realtors in the Historic Grist Mill, right next to Cramer's Bakery.  All donations must be dropped off by Decemebr 16.   You will make a child's holiday and your own Christmas will be that much sweeter. Toys for Tots Dropoff at Weidel Realtors...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
The Annual Yardley Olde Fashioned Christmas Parade steps off Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 p.m. from the American Legion on South Main Street, heading north on South Main Street.The sights and sounds of the holiday season are sure to put your family in the holiday mood. Participants in this year's parade include the Marbleheaders with George Washington riding in a Durham boat; The Uptown String Band, American Celts Bagpipes, many costumed characters, A Betterway Farms Belgian Draft Horses, the Pennsbury Marching Band and of course Santa Claus!After the parade, Santa will be visiting with children at the Yardley Community Centre.The Yardley Business Association invites local residents and businesses to participate in the parade.  Walk, decorate a car, truck or even a bicycle and come joi...
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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 Bucks County. There is a community room with kitchen, exercise room,card room, and there is a walking trail to Yardley shoping center and restaurants and shopping in the boro. I looked up the mls this morning and found 4 homes listed for sale . They have 2 bedrooms , 2 baths and garage. The lowest list price is $169,000 and highest list price is $212,000. The condo fee is $370 per month. If you are looking for an active adult community in Bucks County you should  consider looking at Yardley Point. Call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre 215-343-8200x 124 or 215-275-8491 to look at homes in Yardley.
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
  On September 24th, from 10 AM until 5 PM, over 100 fine artists and one-of-a-kind crafters set up their beautiful artwork and handmade pieces along West Afton Avenue, up Penn Valley Drive, and into Buttonwood Park as part of the 42nd Annual Yardley Harvest Day Festival.  Along West Afton Avenue, attendees will be  enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Afton, our large resident duck and Canadian geese population and the sights and sounds of historic Yardley Borough.   The largest Yardley Harvest Day Festival offered lots of family entertainment, local musicical talent, delicious food vendors, and community-sponsored booths.  Yardley Harvest Day is a rain or shine event but the overcast and threatening skies only kept a handful of vendors away.  The rains held off and by noon, the Yardley Har...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
A few reminders as Hurricane Irene approaches.... As Hurricane Irene charges up the East Coast, we have had days to prepare.  By now, we should be ready, just in case we lose power or hav eissues with downede trees, downed power lines, etc. Now that your batteries, water, candles, spare food, etc are purchased, make sure you know where everything is. In the dark, you don't want to be fumbling around, looking for the flashlight. Or having the candles, but not the match. Charge your laptops, cell phones, and all battery devices now. Ipods and other MP3 players that have a radio should be charged to the fullest, as well as a battery operated radio, if you still own one. Check your porch or patio. Bring in all light objects like patio tables, etc. Make sure the kids toys are secured. Tidy u...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
It was raining cats and dogs!  Yesterday, being a Sunday, was a work day for me. Open Houses for two of my locations were the order of the day. Awakened at 3:00 AM by a severe thunderstorm that lit up the sky, I started my day especially early, keeping a wary eye on the weather. By the time I left the office to show homes and then head to one of the Open Houses, it was pouring rain - and it continued to pour rain all afternoon. Surprisingly enough, we had serious buyers come into both Open Houses.  The point here is that there are serious buyers out there and they will come out even in driving rain to an Open House. It was raining cats and dogs! 
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Saturday August 13th is National Garage Sale Day National Garage Sale Day is this Saturday, August 13, 2011. Don't have a garage? Not to worry, make your event a yard sale, moving sale, relocation sale, divorce sale, whatever you choose to call it. As you prepare for your garage sale, take a little time to go through each room in your home and garage, including the basement, attic and barn - if you have one. If you haven't used an item or worn an article of clothing in a year, that item might be a good candidate for the garage sale. Be sure to have an idea on pricing and expect your customers to bargain. That's half the fun of the sale. Make sure all of your items are clean and ready for the sale. Fold clothing neatly. If using a hanging rack, make sure you have enough hangers for the c...
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Open House Sunday July 31 1 to 4 PM 147 S Delaware Avenue #7  Charming 2 Bedroom Condo, in a 1920'2 Riverfront Mansion allows you all the fun and convenience of river front living. Within walking distance of the shoppes and restaurants of Yardley Boro, your new home offers biking and running activities on the scenic Delaware Canal Tow Path andconvenient access to the Yardley Boat Launch for fun on the Delaware River. Minutes from all that Historic Bucks County has to offer, and close proximity to all major arteries for easy commuting, this delightful condo is your new home.  
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Customer Service Issues - the Bad and the Good  The appliance gods are working overtime in the Costello household these days and as usual there are lessons to be learned. About four weeks ago, my two year old, very expensive clothes dryer stopped delivering heat. I called my good old reliable national retailer which has a national service department for service. Three and a half weeks later, after a technician no show, reschedule, new tech explaining how I was wrong, taking an hour to prove there was indeed no heat, ordering a part, third tech arriving and informing me the part is wrong (any fifth grade would have known!) and rescheduling and returning with the correct part, the dryer was fixed. Along the way I spoke with approximately 7 customer service reps and supervisors who all wer...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Cornerstone, Yardley Homes Sold / House Values in 2011 in Cornerstone, Yardley 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 Cornerstone 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. 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.  Map of Cornerstone. View Larger Map To receiev...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Homes for Sale in Brookstone  Homes Sold / House Values in 2011 in Brookstone, Yardley Brookstone is a neighborhood of condos and town homes built off of Township Line Rd. in Yardley by Realen Homes starting in the late 1990‘s.  The Brookstone homeowner association costs approximately between $155 and $175 per month which pays for Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Swim Fee, Tennis Courts.  Brookstone Condominium Association  2500 Sterling Rd, Yardley, PA 19067-7283(215) 757-2574. The different homes range from approx. 1350 sq. ft. 2 bedroom 2 bath condos with garages to approximately 2,235 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 2 story townhomes with garages.  Some models do offer basements as well. Map of Brookstone. View Larger Map   Afton ...
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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 / House Values in 2011 in Makefield Glen, Yardley Makefield Glen is a neighborhood built in the early 1990's by Toll Brothers.  It is located off of Heacock Rd. in Yardley not 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 f...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Riverfront Condo in Yardley Borough Open Sunday 1 to 4 PM  PRICE IMPROVED for this charming condo in a 1920's RIVER FRONT mansion. Private entrance; spacious Living Room; updated Kitchen with newer appliances and breakfast bar; cozy Dining Room with slate floor; 2 Bedrooms, including Master with huge Walk-in Closet; Powder Room and full Bath; Bonus Room and large private Storage Room. Freshly painted throughout and waiting for new owners. Walking distance to restaurants and shops in Yardley Boro. Near Delaware River Boat Launch for lazy summer days. Easy commuting via Yardley (regional rails) and Trenton (NJ transit and Amtrak) train stations and convenient access to I95 and RT 1. Condo fee includes: HEAT, water, sewer, trash, snow, landscaping, exterior maintenance, insurance and flood...
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By Anne M. Costello
(Weidel Realtors)
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Yardley FSBO: I have admired your home for many years. So warm and inviting, with wonderful curb appeal, surely your home has attracted a lot of attention from friends, neighbors and casual passers-by over the years.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Recently I noticed that you have listed your home For Sale By Owner.   As a REALTOR® who is very familiar with your neighborhood, I'd like to offer you some information as a professional courtesy.  Hopefully, you will find the marketing tips below valuable,because the marketing of your property is a critical element of a successful sale.    Marketing Tips: H...
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Pennsbury School District Art Show - a creative ending to the school year! Art teachers from Pennsbury School District's 15 schools have collected student art works for the Annual Pennsbury School District Art Show, talking place this week at the PHS gymnasium on Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Pennsbury's Art Curriculum Coordinator, Ruth Anne Schwartz organizes this annual showcase, which shows off student art works and the Pennsbury Art Program as a whole. This year's event features more than 1,000 works featuring 2D and 3D pieces, stained glass, marionettes, sculpture, photography, ceramics and so much more. The show opened last evening and continues Wednesday (today) and Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This event is open to the public and there is no charge t...
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By Dale Cosack, Newtopias: The Cosack Team
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
Welcome to 180 Crestview Way a beautiful center hall colonial for sale in Yardley Crest. You'll 1st be greeted by the amazing curb appeal as you walk thru the freshly landscaped yard on the slate walkway. You'll enter your beautiful new home stepping into a 2 story foyer with turned staircase and hardwood floors which carry thru to the Living Room & Dining Room with crown molding & chair rail. Through the Dining Room to the Kitchen with newer flooring, recessed lights, white raised panel cabinets, & a large pantry. The Kitchen is open to the breakfast area and Family Roomm so it's perfect for entertaining. Double sliding glass doors lead to your newer trex deck a perfect spot to bbq and enjoy the summer evenings. A laundry/mud roomm & powder room finish off the 1st floor. Upstairs the M...
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