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According to www.uslegal.com, a deed restriction is defined as: … private agreements that restrict the use of the real estate in some way, and are listed in the deed. The seller may add a restriction to the title of the property. Often, developers restrict the parcels of property in a development to maintain a certain amount of uniformity. So what does that mean? Imagine that, after months of searching, you finally find the home of your dreams. Your escrow deposit was deli... read more
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In our more rural areas where houses are spaced so far apart that a sewer system would be too expensive to install, people install their own, private sewage treatment plants. These are called septic tanks. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The septic tank digests organic matter and separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a s... read more
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Should I buy a generator for my house?

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on November 29, 2019 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
Electrical power outages are unavoidable in our area. “SnowTober” the Delaware River Floods and Hurricane Sandy, just to name a few, were all incidents that cause local power outages for a week or more in duration for many areas in Bucks County. So what’s a homeowner to do?One increasingly popular option is to purchase a standby generator, also known as a whole-house generator. These power-producing machines are your own personal electrical power source. Within seconds of a blackout, a standb... read more
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Winterizing your Vacation Home or Snowbird Nest

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on November 06, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice
It’s that time again. We look up into the sky and see flocks of them leaving us – the annual migration of the Mid-Atlantic snowbirds heading to their winter homes. If this is your first year away from snow and ice, or even if you have racked up millions of airline points, here are a few pointers. 1. Protect Your Pipes to Avoid Water Damage by Turning Off Your Water Supply If a pipe bursts or leaks while you are away, it could cause significant damage. Consider completely turning off the water supp... read more
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Get Your Mind INTO the Gutter!

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on November 06, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice
Water is the number one problem for every home. We want to do whatever possible to make sure the home is waterproof. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your rain gutters often or realize what an important role they play in keeping your home and property safe from water damage.   The Many Ways That Gutters Defend Your Home Your home is made up of multiple components, which makes it vulnerable to damage from rainwater, especially in these key areas: · &nbs... read more
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