Brookhaven, PA Real Estate News

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19015 - Houses Sold January 2010Here is information about residential houses that sold in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania 19015 for the month of January 2010.The maximum sold price for a house was $163,000.The minimum sold price for a house was $83,000.The average sold price was $122,000.The average amount of days on the market was 54.5 residential houses sold in Brookhaven in January 2010.(Information from Trend MLS) Doug Durren and Gloria Todor, Realtors®, CENTURY 21 Absolute RealtyServing Delaware County Pennsylvania and Surrounding AreasTake advantage of the Tax Credit before April 30, 2010- First Time Home Buyers and Current Homeowners - 610-909-0687 Doug       610-328-4300 x131 Office484-431-3686 Gloria      www.RealEstateDelawareCountyPA.comEmail Glo...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Stone Work in Cold Weather (Brookhaven, Pennsylvania)It was the first day after a long stretch of cold days earlier this month, when the weather was finally above freezing and the sun was offering warmth for those who had to be outdoors.  Larry Shoemaker and Adam Keys were workers who had to be outdoors in order to do a job for their company RockSolid Installations.  They were taking advantage of the warmer weather to do their puzzle work of placing a stone veneer over brick on a marquee for the Borough of Brookhaven.  In the photos you can see that Larry and Adam had already completed a bit of the puzzle.  Larry told me that if he gets to a spot and he does not have a stone that fits, then it is necessary to shave a stone to make it fit.  To me this work takes an eye for detail and a s...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh.....My.....Darling......__________ .                                                   
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Real Estate 19015 - Houses Sold in 2008 and 2009 - A ComparisonHere is information about residential houses that sold in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania 19015 for the years 2008 and 2009: a comparison.The maximum sold price for a house was $300,000 in 2008.The maximum sold price for a house was $350,000 in 2009.The minimum sold price for a house was $66,000 in 2008.The minimum sold price for a house was $65,000 in 2009.The average sold price was $180,120 in 2008.The average sold price was $171,089 in 2009.The average amount of days on the market was 57 in 2008.The average amount of days on the market was 73 in 2009.128 residential houses sold in Brookhaven in 2008.158 residential houses sold in Brookhaven in 2009.(Information from Trend MLS)
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Real Estate - Houses Sold Third Quarter 2009Information about residential houses that sold in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania 19015 for the months of July, August and September of this year.The maximum sold price for a house was $350,000.The minimum sold price for a house was $65,000.The average sold price was $165,785.The average amount of days on market was 70 days.62 residential houses sold in Brookhaven, Pa in the Third Quarter of 2009.(Information from TREND MLS - Listings/Sales represented by various Brokerages/Agents)
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Philadelphia Spiced Wafers (Ginger Snaps)I never really thought about it until this week that the spiced wafers I grew up with are not only a seasonal product but also a regional product.Doug was sharing with me that he knows a person who stocks up on boxes of these things because they are only around a very short period of time.With my curiosity peaked, I did some research on line and sure enough, Sweetzels Spiced Wafers have the monopoly on this Philadelphia area autumn treat. This product is only available July to Thanksgiving, with Halloween being the focal point, thus the trademark black and orange box. From the articles I read on line the owner has been marketing these goodies to the larger market and they are slowly catching on.  Good for him!Another thing I learned was that thes...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
One way to do your part in helping our planet is to get in the habit of crushing and reducing the size of empty containers before you throw them in the trash or in your recycling bin.   This habit will save space in your local landfill. Flatten boxes, soda cans, milk cartons, egg cartons, you get the picture.  Step on them if you have to!  Check out this instructive video thanks to YouTube.    
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Remember if you are thinking of replacing your aging water heater, boiler or furnace, now is the time to do so in order to be prepared for the upcoming colder weather and to possibly receive a rebate offered by PECO.  The deadline is December 31, 2009 and is offered on energy efficent models.This offer is extended to gas customers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.  To find out more details, please check the notice that comes with your monthly bill or visit PECO on line. 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Please inform all that you know who are 65 or older to see if they qualify for this rebate.  It is also for permanently disabled persons 18 and older.  The deadline has be extended to December 31, 2009.  Eligible participants can receive up to $650.  To learn more and to obtain a claims form contact your local state representative's office or use the following link http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/ptrr/site/default.asp.
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Today I happened to see someone removing peeling paint from an old garage of a house that is going to settlement in a few weeks and I imagine this work may need to be done for the buyers to get their mortgage or to satisfy the terms of the Agreement of Sale.  The worker was using an electric sander and not wearing a protective face mask.To me this is an ironic situation because the paint is most likely being removed to protect the new owners from lead based paint, but the person doing the work either doesn't care to protect themselves from potential exposure to lead paint dust particles or they are totally out of the loop about the health hazard.  Of course they could have tested it to make sure it contained no lead.Become aware of the potential dangers of working or living with peeling...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
TOM JONES est. 1970  FAMILY RESTAURANTOpen 24 Hours Everyday4417 Edgmont AvenueBrookhaven, Pa 19015610-874-1055If you have never been to Tom Jones Family Restaurant for breakfast you are missing an experience.  This is a hot spot for affordable eating and a place where time has stood still.  The waitresses all wear respectfully short skirts, most of the seating is in booths, of course there is the counter for those who may be in a hurry or want to chat with the staff, and you will most likely be called "hun" when you interact with your server.  The Blue Ribbon Special is by far the favorite breakfast choice and for good reason.  For only $3.49 you will receive a hot beverage, a cold beverage, eggs, hotcakes, toast, sausage and bacon.  What a deal and they make it 24 hours a day!I drive ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Pennsylvania Law Makers voted in October 2008 to put this Legislation in place to help protect consumers when dealing with contractors in 2 ways:  #1 by offering consumers the knowledge up front that a contractor is registered with the state and #2 by offering consumers legal recourse if a fraudulent situation occurs while under contract with a home improvement contractor.Doug and I became aware of this legislation since Doug is still a practicing contractor in addition to being a Realtor®.  He registered on line and obtained his HIC # and now all of his printed material must show this number. Before hiring a contractor look for their HIC #.  If you are not sure if a particular home improvement contractor is registered with the State, call the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-888-520-...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Today we are in central southern Delaware County PA for the next example from Danielle Mateu's foreclosure homes.  The Borough of Brookhaven is located on Route 352 just south of Middletown/  Media and north of the City of Chester.  Although settled in 1682, this area was part of Chester and Middletown Township before being incorporated in 1945.  Today it is a smaller borough with over 8500 people and 3600 residences. This foreclosure home is located just southeast of the intersection of Route 252 (Edgmont Av) and Brookhaven Rd, the original center of the borough, on Edwards Dr.  It is a nice 3/4 bedroom, 1 bath Cape on a nice residential street just a block from the intersection.  This appears as an average solid foreclosure that will need additional work, but it is not a ground up res...
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