Bristol Real Estate News
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Nov 19, 2014 | via Patch.com
Two Bucks County banks-First Savings Bank of Perkasie and First Federal of Bucks County-plan to merge, the financial institutions announced Wednesday. Both banks' boards of directors voted earlier this week to approve the agreement to combine. Comment?
Sep 21, 2014 | via The Jersey Journal
In the real estate market, what Scarlett O'Hara's father told her in "Gone with the Wind," is as true now as it was in the novel's post-Civil War setting: "Land is the only thing that matters because it's the only thing that lasts." He could have been talking about pastoral Meetinghouse Road in Bucks County, where a series of luxurious farms in park-like settings off Aquetong Road near New Hope have been carefully protected by preservationists in the Aquetong Valley. Comment?
Jun 29, 2014 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
I was talking with real estate agent Jane Wellbrock a few weeks back about the increasing number of multiple bids for what are, in most of the Philadelphia region, too few houses for sale. Comment?
Jun 24, 2014 | via The Globe and Mail
In this Friday, July 12, 2013, file photo, customers shop at a Wal-Mart, in Bristol, Pa. Comment?
Thursday | via CBS News
Home design trends may come and go, but homeowners are always looking for inexpensive, easy ways to increase their property's value. Some of those trends can translate into bigger bucks when it comes time to sell a home, while others can actually drag value down. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a northeastern Pennsylvania man charged in the strangulation deaths of a drug-dealing pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend. A notorious Pennsylvania inmate found with at least five sets of human remains buried in his yard nearly a dozen years ago is standing trial on charges he strangled two of the victims, including a pharmacist who had called... Three California lawmakers are promoting right-to-die legislation with the family of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via National Mortgage News
Most recently, he served as senior vice president of production at Discover Home Loans, a division of Discover Financial Services. Prior to that, Smith was the senior vice president of production at LendingTree Loans where he led sales and processing teams across six states. Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via Business Journal
Several western Pennsylvania cities and towns make a website's list of the most affordable cities in the state -- but none of them are in the Pittsburgh region. SmartAsset.com ranked the top 10 in several metrics, including most affordable, taking into account average closing costs and mortgage payment, annual homeowner insurance and property taxes plus median income. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via Philly.com
Foreclosure filings nationwide last year fell to their lowest level since 2006 and were down by more than a million properties from 2010's recession-aftermath peak of roughly 2.87 million. RealtyTrac, an Irvine, Calif., housing data and analytics provider that tracks filings across the United States, reported Thursday that last year's 1,117,426 total filings, while down considerably from that peak, still represented an increase of 400,000 since the housing boom of the last decade began to go bust. Comment?
40 min ago | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Where's Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren when we need her? The debutante of the kill Wall Street crowd is suddenly silent as another potential housing bubble begs to be inflated -- courtesy of quasi-government darlings Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Earlier this month, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a step back to their bankruptcies in 2008 and the housing crisis that helped create the nation's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Comment?
58 min ago | via Lowell Sun
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped further below 3 percent. Comment?
59 min ago | via Lowell Sun
Brian J. Stafford, a partner at Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC, an accounting firm in Chelmsford, is newly certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. AEP is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the disciplines of estate planning. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Columbus Dispatch
Joe and Janna Vargo of German Village pick up their daughter, Evie, 2, at Bright Horizons child care and get an end-of-day report from teacher Jade Black, center. Two-year-old Evie Vargo is a sweet, even-tempered toddler, and her parents would love to have another just like her. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Columbus Dispatch
Relatively inexpensive improvements, many of them on the exterior, will return more of their cost when the home is sold than big-ticket changes, according to the latest version of the "Cost vs. Value" report prepared by Remodeling magazine. The annual report compares the cost of 36 home improvements to the estimated value they will add to a home when it is sold. Comment?
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