2021 Bucks County Real Estate Guide

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You Need Professional Help Even though we are experiencing a booming sellers-market, it is still important that sellers and buyers use real estate professionals rather than act as their own agents by Sedia Wyatte


his is a great time to sell your house! The inventory of listed homes gets sold almost immediately. Home sellers get multiple offers that often boost the price above what the owner is asking. Realtors speak of actual bidding wars. Houses are in demand right now. A report of the marketing conditions by the Bucks County Realtor Association shows that new listings have been going down. Yet demand for housing has increased, making this a seller’s market. More people are wanting to buy than there are houses to sell, so the price of houses is going up. This means that it is a perfect time to list your house. Although this trend is believed by many to be caused by the pandemic and a kind of pent up demand, ex-

perts say that the trend precedes the COVID 19 pandemic and was only slowed down by the restrictions. The fear of a bursting bubble caused by sky-high prices is absent. Financial experts do not see this as a factor. Dave Ramsey, for example, concedes that the real estate market is always changing. But are we heading for disaster again? He says, “The long and the short of it is, not quite. Most feel that what we’re seeing in the economy doesn’t involve the same housing industry-related issues that caused the ’07 crash …” In other words the rising costs of housing is based on supply and demand, rather than easy lending and abuses that were present during the bubble that caused the big crash in 2007. FA L L

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Town & Country Real Estate And the market is not only good for sellers. Lower interest rates make buying a home a great deal. Interest rates for both 30year and 15-year mortgages are well below 3%. This means that mortgage payments are lower and make buying a home a bargain, even though the actual prices of housing have gone up. So buying a home doesn’t necessarily mean a higher mortgage and selling your home for a higher price can leave you with money in your pocket and affordable monthly payments. The lower interest rates allow one to take shorter term loans and buy equity faster. The cost of renting a home is continually rising. Younger families are not getting the same tax advantages as homeowners and they have no accumulation of equity. This is why statistics from the National Association of Realtors show that first-time buyers made up 33% of all home buyers, holding steady from last year’s 33%. And although downsizing has been a buzzword for the last decade, 12% of home buyers purchased a multi-generational home, to take care of aging parents or to provide space for children over the age of 18 who are moving back home with their parents. And at the lowered interest rates people can afford to buy a much bigger home than they could have when rates were higher. However, the market is complicated, and now more than ever it vitally important that sellers and buyers use real estate profes-

sionals rather than act as their own agents. The Pennsylvania Realtors Association explains that buyers need a professional realtor because “They understand their local markets and can negotiate on the buyer’s behalf, which is especially beneficial in competitive markets.” As for sellers, “They help navigate the complex home selling process and have the experience to effectively prepare, position and price a home for sale.” Bucks County is uniquely situated for this trend to continue. Although it seemed for a while that we were experiencing a great exodus from the suburbs to the city, this trend had reversed. Now the exodus is going the other way. People in New York, North Jersey and Philadelphia are leaving because of the chances of catching communicable diseases as witnessed during the height of the COVID pandemic. Also reports of increasing violence mitigate against this trend. So now people are leaving cities and once again moving to the outlying areas. So, this fall it will continue to be a seller’s market due to low inventory, record low interest rates and a high number of qualified buyers seeking lifestyle changes or looking to make real estate investments. It is a good time to list your property with a professional realtor. Sedia Wyatte is a freelance writer from Bristol, PA.

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Town & Country Real Estate Chosen Philadelphia Magazine "5 Star Real Estate Agent"

Paula Campbell Your Neighborhood Expert Paula has spent more than 20 years building her expertise in the real estate industry. She has extensive knowledge of towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties and has real estate contacts all around the state. The greatest compliment and testimony to Paula’s dedication is her growing number of repeat clients— homeowners who trust her to guide them through their next move.

Paula Campbell REALTOR® O 610.822.3356 M 610.308.7003 paula.campbell@compass.com 54 W. State Street Doylestown, PA 18901 Compass RE is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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212 N. Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

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SHERRY W. JONES has received consistent recognition as a Top Producer in both international rankings and Central Bucks County. She has extensive knowledge of the Buckingham and surrounding areas and understands our local market conditions. Having relocated her family across the country in 1999, Sherry has personal experience dealing with the challenges sometimes associated with a move. She is familiar with the public school systems and raised three children in the Central Bucks School District. By realizing how important it is to focus on the needs of her clients and always keep herself accessible, Sherry alleviates many of the frustrations encountered during the process of buying or selling your home. For 20 years Sherry has continued to accumulate numerous awards; but more importantly, she continues to accumulate life-long customers. Integrity, Dedication and Experience . . . Working for You!


DEBRA GRANITE I invest 100% of my time delivering exceptional services to my clients. As a result, my valued clients, suppliers, & friends refer their family members, co-workers, neighbors & others acquaintances to me for consultation on Buying or Selling real estate. Certified Residential Specialist • Certified Buyer Representative Bucks County Board of Realtors • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors I can be reached 24 hours a day! I am just an email, text or phone call away!


215-801-7661 • www.bucksrelo.com DOVER CHORLEY BULL

Specializing in Equestrian Properties, Dover is a life-long passionate member of the Bucks County community, bringing extensive local knowlege and expertise to the table as a seasoned real estate professional.

Dover is just a phone call away! 415 York Road New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.1312



LOVE what you do, do what you love! Our team of real estate experts know Bucks County and its history, culture, quaint towns, interesting neighborhoods and the school districts. We specialize in working with both buyers and sellers moving into and out of the area. So, whether you’re looking for new construction, downsizing, upsizing or are a first-time homebuyer, our team has all the tools to make your transaction a smooth one. Contact our office to schedule a phone or in person consultation. We’re here to help you.


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Town & Country Real Estate Creating a concierge-style experience for my clients is of the utmost importance. I listen to your wants, needs and motivation which drives us toward achieving your real estate goal. When I partner with you, you feel like you are the only one I am working with. Top-notch communication, respect and service allows your next step to be taken with ease. "Working hard to make your move easy."


STACY HILMAN ME.d Top producer Bucks County

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Stacy and her family relocated to

Bucks County, PA. Living life to its fullest is something Stacy strives for each day. It is this belief that has brought her to where she is both professionally and personally. Intrinsically motivated, she is driven by compassion and the willingness to help others of various interests and backgrounds, which has proven to be a guiding force in her success.

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"Let our team's experience work for you" Prestigious Chairman’s Circle Gold award in both 2019 and 2020, placing them in the top 2% of 45,000 Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide. Frances McNinch consistently appears in Philadelphia Magazine’s list of 5-Star agents Serving Bucks & Hunterdon Counties

Frances McNinch cell: (609) 462-2026 John Clement cell: (646) 460-9662 6319 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 18938

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DAN SPIRER dan.spirer@foxroach.com DAN SPIRER: Your local REALTOR proudly servicing PA and NJ. I specialize in working with clients on the acquisition and restoration of unique and historic properties. I am the owner and operator of NEW HOPE BUILDING, LLC, a custom residential construction and design company. A longtime Bucks County resident, I am proud to call my clients friends. 6319 Lower York Rd. • New Hope, PA 18938

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Thomas E. Hora Attorney & Realtor

Thomas Hora moved to Philadelphia and practiced law full time for 17 years before moving to New Hope, Pa. Since 1998, Tom has been a licensed realtor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, most active in Bucks and Hunterdon

counties. He also is “Of Counsel” with Begley, Carlin & Mandio LLP, a full-service law firm in Bucks County. 6038 Lower York Rd. •New Hope, PA

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CAROL MAYHEW BEING AN OUTSTANDING, successful real estate professional requires integrity, in-depth community and marketing knowledge, effective negotiating skills and high-quality professional network, hallmarks of how I work. In my 27 years as a Realtor, my client-first philosophy has inspired continually improving my skills and ways of doing business which includes embracing new technology. This has made it easier to respond quickly to the clients’ needs. Sellers are guaranteed professional, confidential and ethical service with an educated analysis of pricing and marketing. Buyers can be assured that they are competently represented by a Realtor highly respected by her peers in the real estate community. As a 40 yr. Bucks County resident, I am committed to sharing my opinion that “Bucks County offers the best of lifestyles”.

100 Brandywine Blvd., Suite 302 • Newtown, PA 18940 office 267.350.5555 x2541 • cell 215.805.2927

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