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Holiday Choral Concerts - Bucks County

Posted by Maureen Scullion on November 29, 2019 in  Bucks County PA  Things to do in Bucks County
Bucks County Choral Society: The Bucks County Choral Society is a symphonic choir composed of upwards of 120 auditioned singers whose mission is to give memorable performances of outstanding choral music and to enrich the community through the choral music experience. Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown PA Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA Britten, Ceremony of Carols and Annual Festival of Christmas Music&n... read more
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Celtic Fest Bethlehem - September 27-29

Posted by Maureen Scullion on September 02, 2019 in  Lehigh Valley  Things to Do in Lehigh Valley
Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival is a 3 day event being held from 27th September to the 29th September 2019 in Bethlehem. This event showcases amazing farm border collies, competitive Highland games, many live musical performances, parade opening ceremonies, highland dance, a song writing contest, grade 4 pipe band competition, children crafts and lots more! The Celtic Classic historically attracts over 260,000 visitors to the downtown Historic Bethlehem. Presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, a 501(c... read more
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Smoking and Selling Your Home

Posted by Maureen Scullion on April 23, 2019 in No Category
A recent experience listing a home occupied by a smoker underlined the difficulty in selling a home occupied by an active smoker. More than half of the feedback sent by showing agents included some variation of the line: “Buyers put off by smell of cigarette smoke”. The property had to be reduced from the original listing price and I am convinced the smell of cigarettes was largely responsible. According to realtor.com® Smoking in a home can reduce that property’s resale value by up to 29 perc... read more
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Low Mortgage Rates!

Posted by Maureen Scullion on April 22, 2019 in  Buying a home  Mortgage
Granted, we're not back to the sub-4% mortgage rates that dominated much of the past 8 years, but moving back in to the low 4% range is welcome news!  Rate are holding near their lowest levels in well over a year and in fact had their biggest one week fall in over a decade. The net effect has been a decisive break lower with the average lender easily able to offer 4.375% on a typical 30yr fixed scenario.  Many lenders are at 4.25%. The rate drop comes just in time for the spr... read more
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You have spoken to your Mortgage Professional, you have saved your down payment and you have worked with your real estate agent to identify your target purchase price. Have you included these coast – the ones that are often overlooked? 1.    Improvements: Even if your home has no repairs to make there will be things you want to change or add to make it just right for you. Painting rooms, replacing the “rooster” back splash, updating lighting fixtures – these changes ... read more
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