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Tuesday, January 29, 2013   /   by Martin Millner

Buying your first home

There are many benefits to home ownership.  Buying your first home will make you a part of the Bucks County  community you move into and you will experience the security and satisfaction of owning the roof over your head.
Some of the other advantages of homeownership include:
Building equity – you will be growing your assets as the value of your property increases
Huge tax benefits – you can deduct mortgage interest and property tax
You will be building your credit
Owning your own home is a big commitment and you need to take into account credit, cash flow and your savings.
That being said, right now is a great time for first time homebuyers to take advantage of record low interest rates and home prices.
Here are a few tips/suggestions for first time homebuyers:
Meet with a licensed mortgage broker (or three).  They will help you know what you can afford and what down payment and plans will work for you.
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Friday, January 25, 2013   /   by Martin Millner

Weekend Events in Bucks County. January 25th – 27th

Weekend Events in Bucks County.  January 25th – 27th

 
Shady Brook Farm, one of the last working farms in historic Bucks County, PA, is the place for family fun!
We’re open year ’round for milk, eggs, bread, fresh produce, gourmet cheese and specialty foods, baked goods, snow removal supplies, Agway products, and lots more. Make us your one stop shop! We have GREAT prices on fresh produce.
Monday – Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm
931 Stony Hill Road  
Yardley, PA 19067
 
WINTER FESTIVAL TRIBUTE TO DORO KERR 
Join us as we honor one of New Hope's most distinctive citizens. Doro has been an active participant and generous contributor to numerous community organizations for over 50 years! Proceeds from previous events helped fund the flowering baskets and hayracks throughout town this past summer.
Saturday, January 26th
Time: 6:30 - 10:30 
560 Union Square Dr.  
New Hope, PA 18938
Kathy Mattea & ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013   /   by Martin Millner

Housing Starts way up in 2012

When the Real Estate market crashed in 2005-2006, new home construction ground to a halt.  This occurred all over the country, not just here in Bucks County.
This drag on the Real Estate market and the economy has turned a corner.  Growth in this sector is the latest sign that the housing market is gaining strength.  In 2012, builders started work on 780,000 new homes – a 28.1% increase from 2011.
A bonus in the recovery of the market is in the jobs market.  More new home building equals construction jobs. 
For the economy to recover, the housing market needs to recover.  Housing starts, along with low mortgage rates, shrinking inventory in the housing resale market are critical to recovery and a step out of the nation’s financial crisis.
In Bucks County, there are currently 39 developments that are building new homes, with prices ranging from the mid $200’s up to $2.4 million.  All of this new construction provides more inventory to ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013   /   by Martin Millner

Weekend Events for Bucks County, January 18-20, 2013

Hello Bucks County Friends!
Here are some fun events in the area for you to put on your calendar for this weekend!

 
January Heats up with the 2013 Winter Festival
January is here and the winter season’s biggest event is just around the corner!  Winter Festival runs from Saturday January 19, 2012 through Sunday January 27, 2013.
 
Saturday January 19th
 
Kick-off Winter Festival with the Fire & Ice Ball from 7pm to 11pm Tickets $20 Advance/ $25 at the door.
New Hope Borough Community Room
123 New Street, New Hope
 
 
Bird Walks @ Peace Valley Nature Center, Doylestown
8:00 am – 10:00 am  Walk the trails of Peace Valley Nature Center searching for winter birds. Bring your binoculars and enjoy this great sport. Meet some like-minded folks who enjoy birding. Or come to learn a new activity, great.
PEACE VALLEY NATURE CENTER
170 N. Chapman Road,
Doylestown, PA 18901
 

The Ottsville Indoor Fa ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013   /   by Martin Millner

The Housing Market is rebounding, both Nationally and in Bucks County!

The Housing Market is rebounding, both Nationally and in Bucks County!

For the first time in almost 6 years, most Real Estate markets experienced increases in home prices in 2012.  It is still a long road back to where we were in 2005 and 2006, but the market has stabilized and is now improving.
In the 3rd quarter of 2012, home prices had the biggest home price gains in more than two years - an increase of 3.6% on a National level.
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If you are looking to purchase Real Estate in Yardley, Newtown or Doylestown, please visit  our Featured Homes section for wonderful properties or search the Multiple Listing Service for all available listings. We’ll help you find your perfect home.

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Martin Millner
100 Brandywine Blvd. Suite 302
Newtown, PA 18940
215-519-1399
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