Help Wanted!

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Happy Home Seller – There is currently an inventory shortage in our area! I need your help! My qualified home buyers need your help! If you are thinking of making a move or if you know someone who is, please contact me … I have qualified buyers who need homes to make offers on! We need new inventory!!

An inventory shortage creates an environment where there are more home buyers than there are homes for sale! In turn, there are multiple, competing offers on many properties! This can therefore drive real estate sales prices up! Property values are increasing in many, many locations!

Maybe over recent years you’ve “stayed put” thinking you couldn’t move due to lack of equity in your home? In this new and exciting climate, that may no longer be the case! I ask you to please contact me or pass my name along if you or anyone you know is considering a move. I would be happy to provide you with a detailed report regarding the current value of your home and go over with you how your community is fairing in today’s real estate market!

REQUIREMENTS:

You simply need to be a current home owner who wants to make a move and you want to do so with the backing of a highly qualified, experienced real estate professional who will make that move and your real estate transaction as easy as humanly possible!

REWARDS:

Oh the possibilities! Money in your pocket. A new home. A new view. The list goes on! Happy place, new space = smiley face!

CONTACT:

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates – Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Cell 215-510-2149   Office 215-992-1726
KimMovesYou@gmail.com

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Happy Home Buyer – You (or someone you know) who is thinking of buying a home or investment property. You could be a first time home buyer who is looking to stop throwing money away on a rental. You are someone who wants to stop paying someone else’s mortgage. Maybe you’re ready to leave the nest, spread your wings and fly? You could be looking for an investment property or a second home. You could be looking to down-size. You could be outgrowing your current home. Whatever the case may be .. this is very much a “perfect storm” …

“Money is Cheap” – Meaning mortgage interest rates are at historic lows! There are many new and wonderful loan options and grants available today. From first time home buyers to seasoned investors, there is a loan product out there to make almost everyone happy!

REQUIREMENTS:

The perfect candidate is someone who has dreams that they want to turn into reality. You are goal-oriented and you possess a strong desire to become a home owner or an investor. Of course there are credit requirements if you need to obtain a loan for a home or investment purchase, or to qualify for a grant. To see if you qualify please contact me – this opportunity can start as early as today!

REWARDS:

There are so many … A new home. A new view. A tax deduction. An awesome investment – as they say … “there’s money in bricks!” This is an equity-building opportunity. Happy place, new space = smiley face!

CONTACT:

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates – Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Cell 215-510-2149   Office 215-992-1726
KimMovesYou@gmail.com

 

 

Real Estate – it’s all about the bass.

Cerwin-Vega-SpeakersCerwin Vega Speakers. Who remembers these gems? Today they are the inspiration of my post. My brother bought me these monsters back in the day, if I recall, maybe in the early 1990s, possibly even the late 1980s. He saved up his money and bought me these for my birthday or maybe it was Christmas .. it was so long ago, I really don’t remember anything but being ridiculously happy. These speakers kicked some major ass. My parents would go out for the night and I’d stay home just to blast them, the windows rattled and the neighbors complained. I wasn’t a very nice “kid” – the more they complained to my parents, the louder I’d make them the next time my parents left the house. A few times I put them outside in the yard on full blast just to annoy the crap out of them. If I had to guess, this would be my Dad’s DNA as I can recall him having the volume up so high, he’s shattered windows. Today I thank God I don’t have neighbors like the former, younger me (or my Pop) … I do, I really do.

But bad neighbors, they’re not the point of this blog. These big, old speakers made me realize that being a real estate agent is truly a rewarding career. You may wonder … how in the hell did these ginormous speakers make a Realtor feel that way? My clients. My clients got a kick out of them. My young, 20 something clients. In one of the houses I was showing them, someone had a glorious set of these monster speakers very similar to mine (because yes I still have them, they still work, I still love them, they still kick ass and I still occasionally blast them – only now I don’t have neighbors close enough to piss off)!!

Our “speakers of the past” conversation made me think .. Wow, I am probably 2 decades (or more? no .. just no) older than my clients?!?!!  Not that it made me feel old, because in my head, I’m still 20 something too. It made me feel awesome because they are sharing their excitement and their firsts with me. Newly married and buying their first home and I get to be a part of that. The speakers took me on a trip down memory lane and made me think about what I’ve done, my life’s firsts and how I now get to help so many others and be a part of their firsts, helping to make their dreams come true. Now … How cool is that?

This blog is just a little shout out to thank my clients, Cerwin Vega and most especially my brother for the fond memories I’ve made for myself, both old and new, and the amazing ones I get to have a small part in helping to create for others.

Making the American Dream of Homeownership REAL

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates
KimMovesYou@gmail.com
C 215-510-2149 O 215-992-1726
http://www.KimSchreiner.com
http://www.PaRealtyWeb.com

Fabulous Fall Fun Festivities!

PA Fall Festivals - Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County

I challenge you to say that three times in a row!

You did it, didn’t you?

I also challenge you to visit these awesome websites if you’re looking for Fall Adventures (Fall Events, Festivals, Hayrides, Haunted Houses, and Fun, Family Outings):

VisitBucksCounty.com           – Great Fall Adventures All Around Bucks County, PA

MontCo.HappeningMag.com – Montgomery County, PA Fall Events

VisitPhilly.com                        – Top Fall Festivals In and Around Philadelphia

Enjoy the crisp fall air and the beauty Pennsylvania has to offer!

Happy Fall!
Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR
REALTOR
Remax Affiliates
Serving Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia
KimSchreiner.com

Things to Do in Bucks County this Weekend

Bucks County Fall Things to DoBensalem, PA – Fall Festival is Saturday, October 5, 2013 starting at 11:00 AM and ending with a bang (Fireworks!) around 8:15 PM. Some of the events scheduled for this event are: Performances throughout the day by local high school bands and area entertainers capped off by a 6:00 PM evening concert … the Trammps (open act is Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes).

Always a fun, family event with a day full of activities including Rides and Games, K9 Police Demonstrations and Motor Patrol Performance, Fire Prevention Displays, NASCAR Remote Control Car Racing, Mini Golf and a Car Show is from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! Food, drinks and more so … Come out and support your community!

For a full list of events please visit http://www.tdbaevents.com/fallfestival.html

Langhorne, PA – Old Langhorne Harvest Day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM featuring a craft fair, live music, food and fun for the whole family. Located in Langhorne Borough (Maple and Bellevue Avenues).

Please Visit http://www.tdbaevents.com/fallfestival.html for info.

For a full listing of things to do in and around Bucks County, PA please visit:  http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/things-to-do/

Keep checking back for updated events and an upcoming blog featuring ghoulish fall recipes collected from around the Internet! Have one you’d like featured? Email it to KimSchreiner@aol.com!

http://www.KimSchreiner.com
Kim Schreiner, REMAX
Serving Bucks County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County
and parts of Berks and Delaware Counties!

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Just Listed: Somerton Twin Home for Sale, Philadelphia 19116

Somerton Twin home for sale in Northeast Philadelphia 19116

Contemporary Somerton Twin Home For Sale
3
Bedrooms,
2.5 Baths, Fireplace, Modern Kitchen …

  –  Spectacular Somerton Contemporary Twin! Very desirable location! This home has many exciting features: Large foyer entrance, Living Rm w/Wood Burning Fireplace, updated Kitchen featuring Corian Counters, stone backsplash, D/W, G/D, gas cooking, Sliding Glass Doors to low maintenance, fenced yard w/shed, first floor updated powder room, garage converted to a welcoming Family Rm with Vaulted Ceiling and huge bay window, tons of closet space throughout this lovely home. On the upper level, the Master Suite has its own full, updated bath w/Wainscoting, sitting area (dressing room or office), and boasts a Cathedral Ceiling. There are 2 other big bedrooms w/large closets. Full hall bath and upper level laundry room, washer and dryer are included in the sale! All windows replaced w/thermal, double paned energy efficient windows. Heater Apx. 5 years old. Other perks include a good sized attic for extra storage, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, Central Air, driveway parking and you can just move in, unpack and enjoy!    Property information

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

 

Considering Making a Move During the Holidays?

Moving During the Holidays

If moving AND the holidays aren’t stressful enough by themselves, moving DURING the holidays can be just downright overwhelming for some people.

People do it, they get through it! Your most serious buyers and sellers are out shopping for a new home during the holidays. There are deals to be found, made and had! But moving during the holidays can be very stressful if you are not prepared, especially if you have children at home.

Consider packing a duffel bag for your child (or children). Put some of your child’s favorite items in the bag, pictures of your family, their favorite toys, and a special holiday gift from you for their new bedroom that they can’t open until you’re in your new home. That will add excitement to their move and something to take their mind off of the scary thought of sleeping in a new place.

Keep it Real! Don’t overwhelm yourself by forcing yourself to do things you typically do during the holidays. Mailing out holiday cards, baking homemade cookies, etc. can all be put on the back burner to save your sanity. Store bought cookie dough can be just as fun and less time-consuming for parents who are busy trying to pack up a house.

Prioritize and Label your boxes. All boxes labeled #1 (obviously) should be opened first; fill those boxes with your most needed items to get you through the season. Don’t go crazy forcing yourself to decorate your new home immediately, but do put up some items that remind your family of their favorite holiday things. You can always National Lampoon your new home next year and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, go crazy then to make up for it!

Invite friends and family over. No – don’t cook for them, have a pot luck party! It’s less you have to do and just think of the left overs you will have in the fridge so you don’t have to cook dinner for a few days giving yourself more time to unpack.

Walk around your new neighborhood (or drive if you moved to the sticks) – check out all of the holiday lights and seasonal activities in your new area, make yourself at home!

Don’t forget Fido and Fluffy, they are lost too. Show them special attention during the adjustment. Don’t just let them out in their new yard, go out with them, toss them a ball and have some fun. Remember, they don’t know where they are, they may have accidents because they don’t know where the door is to their new yard, make sure to walk them to the door when you see signs they have to go do their business and don’t get too mad at them if they do make a mistake. They are almost human, too!

Start a NEW tradition, something easy … maybe a family Christmas eve portrait each year or snuggling up with your family for some pizza and movie (may I suggest Polar Express?) to celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21st.

Lastly, play music and watch movies that remind you of your favorite holiday times. Relax and enjoy your new home. God willing, you will have plenty of years to enjoy each holiday in your new space! Yes! You can do this!

Happy Holidays from Kim SchreinerKim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
2011 Philadelphia Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Professional
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are here! No matter how you celebrate or which holiday you celebrate, there are usually some kind of decorations involved that have to do with electricity. Please be safe this season, protect your family and your investment and please follow these tips featured by the Home Safety Council:

  • Look at each string of lights carefully. If any are cracked or damaged, buy new ones.
  • When you buy new lights, look at the box for a label that shows they have been tested for safety, such as ETL or UL.
  • Follow the directions on the box. It will tell you how many strings to use together. As a rule, UL recommends using no more than three standard-size sets of lights together.
  • Hang or mount light strands carefully to avoid damaging the cord’s insulation.
  • Do not plug in too many things at one time. Use a surge protector.
  • Unplug all holiday lights when you go to sleep or leave home.
  • Plug outdoor decorations into outlets protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent shock.
  • Automatic lighting timers can be used to ensure that lights are not left on by mistake. These are available for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Do not put electrical cords under rugs. Try to keep them away from places people walk.
  • When replacing a holiday bulb, be sure to use the correct bulb size (wattage) that is right for the fixture.
  • Use safety caps to keep children from putting things into electrical receptacles/outlets.

Happy Holidays from Kim SchreinerKim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
2011 Philadelphia Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Professional
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149