How to Save on Cooling Costs

August 14th, 2019

The scorching heat wave we all experienced in early July had home air conditioning costs soaring right along with the temperatures. 

While you can’t control the weather conditions outside, there are steps you can take to reduce your AC bill and power usage inside.  Planting trees around your home, and dressing your windows with solar screens or films are just two of the 9 Ways to Cool Down Air Conditioning Costs offered by Bankrate.com.  The Balance offers more ways to save.  They suggest that if you’re installing a central air conditioning unit, pick a shady spot for the condenser, and be sure it has room to exhaust warm air efficiently. Inside your home, sealing air leaks and installing ceiling fans can help.  It’s also a good idea to turn off, or reduce use, of lights, computers or appliances that can produce heat.  Need additional ideas for freezing your air conditioning costs?  Here are 15 more – complements of the CashMoneyLife blog.

Tips for Move-Up Buyers

August 7th, 2019

A lot of real estate advice is focused on first-time buyers.  For those who have already been there and done that, it’s helpful to have advice on taking the next step.  Move-up buyers may have experience with buying and owning a home.  But, in order to move to your next home, you’ll also need to sell your existing home Read More...

Going Up — A New Paone Community!

July 30th, 2019

A new Sal Paone Builder community will soon be going up in Plymouth Meeting!  So, for all of you who may have missed out on recently sold communities, now’s your chance to own a Paone.  Our new community, Plymouth Valley Estates, will include 79 single-family-detached, luxury homes on .25 - Read More...

Must-Have Home Features

July 24th, 2019

If you enjoy being on trend, and you’re considering a new home, you might be interested in what the experts say are today’s “must-have” home features.   According to the National Association of Home Builders, laundry rooms and energy-saving features are among the most-wanted items.  Home storage, such as garage storage or a walk-in pantry, is also highly desirable Read More...

Taking the Plunge

July 17th, 2019

A backyard pool is a dream come true for many families. It’s also a big decision with many different options. Do you want it for exercise, or are you happy to simply float?  Will the kids be using it or are you thinking more of adult entertaining?  What about the area surrounding your pool?  Will it be paved, decked or landscaped?  Before you dive in, consider your investment from every angle, so you can create the perfect pool Read More...

How to Choose a Home Builder

July 10th, 2019

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home in a new home community, or considering building a custom home, choosing the right builder is your most important decision. It’s easy to be swayed by a beautifully decorated model home, or by a builder’s portfolio of gorgeous one-of-a-kind residences Read More...

Go Fourth and Sparkle!

July 3rd, 2019

Nothing says summer like July 4th fireworks – and no place offers more sparkling, booming fun than Montgomery County. But fireworks are just the beginning of this area’s Independence Day celebrations. From concerts to parades, carnivals and cookouts, Montco is the place to be for festive, family-friendly events Read More...

The Dreaded SLFs are Back

June 25th, 2019

The horrible Spotted Lantern Flies (SLF) are back, and now’s the time to start going after them with every tool in your arsenal. Right now, these nasty creatures have hatched into the nymph stage.  Unless caught and killed, they will grow into the big, ugly black and red bugs that swarmed Southeastern Pennsylvania last summer Read More...

Easy Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

June 18th, 2019

Going green at home doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of green.  There are little things you can do everyday that can make a big difference.  We’re talking LED lightbulbs, using a toaster oven instead of the big oven, composting your food scraps, fixing leaky faucets, line-drying laundry, and reusing shopping bags for starters Read More...

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

June 11th, 2019

It’s outdoor living season – and that means it’s time to turn your patio, deck or yard into an oasis of both beauty and functionality.  With today’s many products designed specifically for open-air living, it’s easy to move beyond the grill, cooler and lawn chair mindset.  Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home, one without walls or limitations Read More...