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Home Syles: B-Level

Posted by Stephanie Schade 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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Senior First Time Home Buyer?

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on January 01, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
Seniors can be first time home buyers. Even if it’s not your very first time, it may be the first time you’ve bought a home in a long time!   1. Take the time to formulate questions and identify your goals. Make sure you feel comfortable with the process.   2. Get your finances in order before you apply for a mortgage. Order a copy of your credit report so you can check it for accuracy. If you are paying cash, or cashing in other assets to buy the home, make sure you get appropriate financia... read more
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Popular Trends in Home Furnishings 2019-2020

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on January 01, 2020 in  Decorating  Real Estate Advice
With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time. Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style. Lighter finishes: In keeping with ... read more
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