Make a List. Check It Twice.

January 6th, 2021

If a new home is on your holiday wish list, and you’ve been very, very good this year, your dreams may come true.

Our newest community, Plymouth Valley Estates, is a great choice. But, there’s another list you might want to consider as you think about your new home selection.  That’s the list of very frequently asked questions we encounter from our buyers.  It includes everything from when you should sell your existing home, to reserving a lot, securing financing, making changes to house plans and more.  Take a look at our FAQs page and you’ll find the questions and answers you might not even know you were wondering about.  With so many of us staying home during COVID, now’s a good time to explore virtually and prepare for an eventual purchase.

To learn more about Plymouth Valley Estates, you can drive over for a site visit, or check out this website put together by Rima Kapel at Vanguard Realty Associates. Here’s hoping your holiday dreams come true!

Home for the Holidays

December 30th, 2020

Looks like we’re all staying home for the holidays this year.  But, that can be a good thing with these ideas from Houzz for creating a fun and festive holiday.  Their ideas include getting creative with decorating, celebrating outdoors and making the most of virtual gatherings with friends and family Read More...

Let there be light

December 23rd, 2020

Holiday lights are beckoning, and there’s no better way to treat the family to a safe and festive outing during this strange pandemic time. Living in the Greater Philadelphia area offers a great advantage with light shows on display at multiple locations both in the city, and in the neighboring ‘burbs Read More...

Winter Weather Home Checklist

December 14th, 2020

Don’t be fooled by our region’s relatively mild fall season.  Winter is still coming – and it’s important to do a few simple things to get your home ready, so your family and abode will be safe and sound. According to Kiplinger’s, one of the most important is checking your smoke detectors, and having your chimney inspected and possibly cleaned Read More...

Winter Weatherizing: Do It Now

December 9th, 2020

You may not think about the benefits of weatherizing until a cold draft is blowing through your windows, or your heating bill suddenly shoots sky high. But, by then, it’s too late. This is the time to prepare your home to stay warm and cozy. The Easy Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Home, published by The Spruce, can help Read More...

Getting Fit for Fall Cleanup

December 2nd, 2020

Yes, the headline is correct.  You need to be in good shape to survive fall cleanup. That’s because lifting pumpkins, raking leaves, and other autumnal activities can be tough on your body, especially your lower back. Now’s the time to stretch and strengthen those muscles. The Philadelphia Inquirer offers these top tips for staying seasonally safe, with instructions from personal trainer and wellness coach Ashley B Read More...

Buying a First Home During a Pandemic

November 25th, 2020

If you’re a first-time home buyer, COVID has actually created some unexpected opportunities.  Federal, state and local governments recognize that home-ownership can bring stability to the economy and a sense of community to neighborhoods.  So, they’ve developed financial programs to help first-time buyers Read More...

The Right Pet for Your Home

November 18th, 2020

For many families, COVID has created the right conditions for welcoming a pet into the home. Online work and learning mean someone’s always around to play with and care for a new addition.  A furry friend can also alleviate isolation and boredom. Before adopting, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests giving some thought to choosing a furball that works for your space and your lifestyle Read More...

Everyone’s Moving Home

November 2nd, 2020

With so many people becoming unemployed or underemployed during COVID-19, meeting rent or mortgage payments can be difficult. That’s driving a trend towards multigenerational homes, as family members of all ages and life stages decide to live together and share expenses. That could mean a younger family moving into their parent’s home, older parents deciding to live with their children, young adults moving back home or any other combination Read More...

Boo!

October 26th, 2020

If the thought of trick-or-treating during COVID-19 terrifies you, stay calm and take a look at USA Today’s guide to celebrating safely during the pandemic. Tips for keeping your little ghosts happy include contactless candy pickups, scavenger hunts, creative mask ideas and costume parties.  Halloween decorating can also bump up the fun factor Read More...