Monday, March 4, 2013
A look at a few events in Abington this week.
The Abington Public Works Committee will meet Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the township building. Click here for the agenda. The Abington Public Safety and Public Affairs committees will meet Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30. Click here for the public safety committee agenda, and here for the public affairs committee meeting. The 'Touch the Future' Juried Art Show: The art exhibit at Arcadia University runs through March 14. The show features art from Montgomery and Bucks county high schools, including Abington. Be sure to add your event to the Abington Patch calendar here. Contact editor Mischa Arnosky here.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out what this week will bring in Abington Township
Abington School Board Meets: Abington School Board will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the district administration building. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Abington High:She's more than just "with the times." The high school presents its annual musical, beginning Feb. 28 to March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The 26th annual "Touch the Future" Art Exhibit: The juried exhibit features art from 28 Bucks and Montgomery County high schools. Do you have an event coming up next week? To have it featured in the Week Ahead, post your event here on Patch and also e-mail email@example.com to let us know.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team explains a frequently misunderstood term in the real estate market.
We frequently have buyers asking us about pre-foreclosure homes that they found on the internet. There are many sites that will give consumers this type of information. Most of these homes are not listed for sale, but some buyers want to know if they can still see the property with the possibility of buying it. Pre-foreclosure simply means that a homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage payments. And while a foreclosure may eventually happen, at the current time, the home is still rightfully owned by the mortgagor (i.e. homeowner). It does NOT mean that the home is available for sale. In fact, that home may never be available for sale. In most cases, a homeowner does NOT want to sell OR lose their home to a foreclosure. The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team shares an example why sellers need to be careful and not be drawn in by something that sounds too good to be true
There are many ways to sell a house: listing it with a REALTOR©, for sale by owner, the “We Buy Houses” quick sale businesses, real estate auctions, find a friend or relative willing to buy it ... When it comes to selling, there is no magic pill. Time and again, no one is going to pay more than market value for your home but you can be sure, many people will gladly take a home off your hands if they can get it for well below market value. As a seller, it is critical to know the true market value for your home so 1) you don’t end up sitting on it forever waiting for it to sell at an unrealistic price and 2) so you don’t “give it away” by selling it for significantly less than it is worth. Buyers need to be equally as careful so they do …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Energy efficiency doesn't exist just within the four walls of your home
Energy efficient homes don’t end with the structural and interior elements. One of the most important factors to operating a more energy efficient home is the landscaping around it. Not to mention that landscaping is more of a long term plan that one day will affect the re-sale value of the home. It’s a topic we’re familiar with this time of year, as we make our trips (and more trips) to the local home improvement stores looking for that ideal combination of plants, shrubs, trees, and grasses. With the summer months approaching, we’ll soon be looking at cooling costs that air conditioners and fans bring to our utility bill. Did you know that all plants naturally lower the temperature through a process called evaporative cooling? …