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Notes from the Editor Here we are at the beginning of summer! The forecast is warm and sunny and the world of real estate is a buzzing with thoughts of good to come. A recent article in RealtorMag mentions there are plenty of deals to be had when looking at today’s current housing market. Maybe it’s time you looked into an investment and where better to look than right here in LifeandHomes™ Montgomery County? A few of the best markets out there for ‘deals’ are Phoenix, Mesa, Minneapolis, Long Beach, and Baltimore but there’s plenty in our own area too. Great houses with incredible potential melded into solid neighborhoods providing wonderful schools for our children and places for us to enjoy. We are in or nearby the Philadelphia marketplace which puts us within arm’s reach of some of the best companies to work for in the country. We are close to the shore and the mountains for recreation and relaxation. We are in a hub area that stretches out into close-by New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. If you can’t find it here you are in for a long walk in getting to where you think it is!

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As a seller, CNNMoney, says you may need some razzle-dazzle to nab a buyer Real Estate Marketing Consultant 610-337-3260 • alfox@lifeandhomes.com today. They also say you can’t count on things turning around soon since at the current sales rate it would take approx. 9 months to clear out the 3.5 million existing homes listed today. It's not enough to show buyers your house is a deal: You have to convince them it's a total steal. That means slashing your price, bringing in a pro to pretty it up, and creating a killer website for your home. Try something new: professional home staging. Staging, increasingly popular with homeowners trying to sell mid-range houses, can extend from simply rearranging existing furniture to repainting, replacing fixtures, and bringing in new furnishings. The goal: to highlight the house's best features while making it as easy as possible for buyers to imagine themselves living there. Veteran real estate brokers interviewed by MONEY say that proper staging can speed the sale and often increase the price too. The key is to get it done right. Our advertisers are here to help. Realtors can put you on the right track to selling your home and suggest upgrades that will pay off in the short run. Take those suggestions to some of the contractors in our magazine. These are good people wanting to offer great products and services. They are also the experts in their fields and can help keep your goals from going awry in these hectic times. If you are in the market for a new house or someone to help maintain and add-to your house then you would be doing yourself a favor by checking in with any of our advertisers. They are experts in their field and they truly enjoy helping you find what you’re looking for.

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Backyard Pool Drownings Happen

"Quickly and Silently" According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of about 250 children under 5 years old drowned in pools nationwide annually. "Most people assume if their young child falls into the pool, there will be lots of splashing and screaming, and plenty of time to react," said commission Chairman Hal Stratton. "In reality, a child slips into the water and often goes under the surface. These drownings can happen quickly and silently without warning." The key to preventing these tragedies is to have layers of protection. This includes placing barriers around your pool to prevent access, using alarms on doors that access the pool, and being prepared in case of an emergency. Close supervision of young children is vital. A common scenario is that young children leave the house without a parent or caregiver realizing it. Also, just because children know how to swim, doesn't mean they are drown-proof. All children should be supervised every second while in and around the pool. The commission offers these additional tips to prevent drowning:

Don't leave pool toys and floats in the pool or pool area that may attract young children to the water. For above-ground pools, steps and ladders to the pool should be secured and locked, or removed when the pool is not in use. If a child is missing, always look in the pool first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability. Pool alarms can be used as an added precaution. Look for alarms that meet the requirements of the ASTM standard. The commission advises that consumers use remote alarm receivers so the alarm can be heard inside the house or in other places away from the pool area. To prevent body entrapment and hair entrapment/ entanglement, have a qualified pool professional inspect the drain suction fittings and covers on your pool and spa to be sure that they are the proper size, properly attached, and meet current safety standards. If your pool or spa has a single drain outlet, consider installing a safety vacuum release system that breaks the vacuum to avoid potential entrapment conditions. The commission offers two free publications to help prevent child drowning: Safety Barrier Guidelines for Pools (PDF) and How to Plan for the Unexpected (PDF). Copies of these publications can be obtained at www.cpsc.gov, or by calling (800) 638-2772.

Uninvited Guests Crashing Your BBQ?

Many people look forward to summer because it brings the chance to host barbecues and enjoy time outdoors. Unfortunately, people aren't the only ones looking forward to the season.

Harrison offers the following tips to help avoid flying and stinging pests: * Apply an EPA-approved insect repellent on clothing and exposed skin to deter bites and stings. * Pour out water collecting in items like flower pots, dog bowls and bird baths. Standing water provides the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, so scan your yard regularly for places where water could collect. * Use a weed trimmer to thin vegetation near your home, as thick vegetation provides a place for both bees and mosquitoes to nest. * Don't leave food or drink containers uncovered for long periods of time. Pests are attracted to human food sources and stinging pests can often enter cans unseen. * Fit screens and tighten seals properly on doors and windows to prevent pests from entering into your home. * If you think you may be having an allergic reaction to a bite or a sting, consult a physician immediately. * Call a licensed pest control technician to address nests or other issues that may be causing your pest problems. Everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, so don't let summer pests force you back indoors. For more information, instructional pest safety videos or to receive a free home inspection, visit www.orkin.com. (ARA) A well-maintained lawn and landscape can add up to 15 percent to the value of a house. www.Life and Homes .com

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While pests can make enjoying your outdoor space uncomfortable, they can also spread diseases

"A large part of minimizing biting and stinging pests in your backyard is knowing what attracts them in the first place," says Ron Harrison, Ph.D., technical director for Orkin. "Reducing the things that attract pests can make your summer safer and more enjoyable."

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Warmer weather also means that flying and stinging pests are looking for places to breed and thrive, and backyards provide the habitat they need. When pests like bees and mosquitoes take over your yard, outdoor hosting and relaxing becomes much less attractive.

like the West Nile virus and cause allergic reactions. It's important to take some preventative steps at the beginning of the season to make your yard a safer and more enjoyable place to be all season.

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Fences and walls should be at least 4 feet high and installed completely around the pool. Fence gates should be self-closing and self- latching. The latch should be out of a small child's reach. Keep furniture that could be used for climbing into the pool area away from fences. Doors leading from the house to the pool should be protected with alarms that produce a sound when a door is unexpectedly opened. A power safety cover can be used when the pool is not in use. Keep rescue equipment by the pool and be sure a phone is poolside with emergency numbers posted. Knowing CPR can be a lifesaver.

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$499,000

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$120,000

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247 Hurst St

4 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

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$475,000

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858 Old State Rd

$499,000 217-219 E Baltimore Ave

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$415,000

Devon

$499,900

49 Manchester Ct

330 Old Lancaster Rd

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$185,000

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$349,000

Eagleville

$510,000

4610 State Rd

4016 Killington Ct,

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$590,000

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$299,999

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537 Church Rd

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$75,000

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$265,000

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3014 Potshop Rd

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Make room for family: Whether finishing basements or updating bathrooms, Americans are making home improvements to accommodate more family members moving into their homes. A combination of hard times and an aging population increased the number of U.S. households with multiple generations living under one roof, according to AARP. In 2010, 7.1 million U.S. households - or 6.1 percent of homes - were multigenerational. Compare that to 2000, when just 5 million households were multigenerational. "Whether you're caring for an aging parent or making room for adult children, grandchildren or other relatives, completing practical remodeling projects can add living space, help reduce home maintenance time and save energy," says Kathy Krafka Harkema, spokesperson for Pella Corporation. Remodeling Tips Considering remodeling? Check out the hottest small-project remodeling trends for 2011, from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). As you're planning, incorporate universal design principles to help make your home safer and more functional. Bathroom Renovations Updating bathrooms? Add slip-resistant surfaces to minimize potential falls in bathtubs and showers. Walk-in showers and safety bars are also smart choices.

"Pella offers energy-efficient windows and doors with cordless blinds or shades between-the-glass that are easy to operate and safer for homes with children and pets," Krafka Harkema says. "Plus, since the optional blinds or shades are between glass, they don't need cleaning." Patio and Outdoor Rooms Staying home more? Spending more time in the yard? Creating a new patio area off a kitchen or dining room can add space for entertaining. Install energy-efficient sliding or hinged patio doors, like the Pella 350 Series vinyl patio doors, to help save energy and create beautiful views. Hiring a Skilled Contractor Today's consumers are more diligent about choosing the right contractor for the specific job they need done, NARI reports. Ask for referrals for a reputable licensed, bonded, insured contractor and check credentials. Opening Up Rooms As you remodel, consider removing interior walls to create extra space in high-traffic areas like kitchens or bathrooms. Add 36-inch doors to make it easier to move about your home.

Adding Bronze Choose bronze finishes like oil-rubbed bronze, when replacing missing or broken hardware on windows or doors. Bronze is also popular in bedrooms, home offices and kitchens. Replace small knobs or round pulls on doors, drawers or cabinets with levers and larger pulls that are easier for arthritic hands to operate. Go Green and Save Now's the time to replace your home's drafty single-paned windows with more energy-efficient wood, vinyl or fiberglass windows. "Many U.S. homes still have energy-wasting singlepaned windows," Krafka Harkema says. "Replacing them with more energy-efficient ENERGY STARqualified windows helps save energy and add comfort to your home." You may be able to claim a U.S. energy-efficiency tax credit from $200 to $500 on certain ENERGY STAR-qualified windows and doors installed in 2011. Check Pella.com/taxcredits for details. Whether you're making room for your parents or welcoming home a college graduate, home remodeling is a sensible investment in today's economy. Be sure your home update features comfortable, practical, universal and energy-saving improvements. (ARA)

Creative Colors Paint is an easy upgrade. According to Buzzle.com, one great bathroom paint idea is to use brighter colors like lime green, citrus yellow, butterscotch yellow or cream to create the illusion of space and make a small bathroom look larger.

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Necessary Repairs As they update their homes, consumers are fixing problems, like replacing broken hardware and glass on windows and doors. For safety's sake, make sure your windows and doors are not jammed, painted or nailed shut. If they are, it could be time to replace them.


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$950,000

282 Hughes Rd

Lot 55 Orchard Dr

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+/- 1 acre lot at Allendale Road & Route 23

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Hatfield

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$319,900

King of Prussia

$135,000

1610 Hedgewood Rd

11316 Valley Forge Cir

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2 Bedrooms / 2.0 Baths

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Havertown

$235,000

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King of Prussia

$259,000

124 Brentwood Rd

441 W Church Rd

3 Bedrooms / 1.1 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 1.1 Baths

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Havertown

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$229,900

Lower Gwynedd

$355,000

109 E Manoa Rd

248 Towyn Ct

3 Bedrooms / 1.0 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 2.0 Baths

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King of Prussia

Prudential Fox & Roach - Blue Bell Associate Broker • Jgprealtor@aol.com

$299,900

Malvern

$429,000

911 Stewart St

24 Duffryn Avenue

Office and warehouse w/ 2nd flr residence

3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths

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Classic Realtors Eric Biletta

528 E Lancaster Ave

(610) 633-6571 Cell

(610) 687-2900

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Havertown

$229,900

QSN #58003 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath Red Brick Chatham Park two story colonial with finished basement and detached 1 car garage. Main level features living room, dining room & eat in kitchen.

Paoli

$400,000

QSN #58015 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths Home backs to open space for amazing wooded views from the spacious back deck. Hardwood floors, 2-car attached garage, daylight/walk-out lower level, newer windows, updated heating system.

Wayne

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Malvern

$600,000

QSN #57989 4 Bedrooms/3 Baths The home boasts a large e-i kit w/ new drywall & paint, updated lighting, ceramic counters, gas cooking & center island workspace, random width pegged hdwd floors t/o much of 1st flr.

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$449,000

QSN #57995 4 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths Entrance hall, living room with stone fireplace, dining room that leads out to a large covered porch - what a nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning or dinner al fresco.

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Wayne, PA 19087

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Havertown

$235,000

QSN # 58028 3 Bedrooms/ 1 Bath Good opportunity, priced below market in nice Chatham Park neighborhood. Newly refinished hardwood flooring, freshly painted inside, new updates in kitchen, good floor plan.

Boothwyn

$95,000

QSN # 58005 3 Bedrooms/ 1 Bath Take advantage of this home and opportunity. Ready to move right in and entertain guests in this large living area. Quiet area with private yard space. This is an approved short sale.No DELAY.

Bridgeport

$120,000

QSN # 57999 4 Bedrooms/ 1 Bath Short Sale! Buyer must pay a short sale administration fee of 1% of the sale price at closing.

East Norriton

$265,000

QSN # 58011 5 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths The main floor features a large living room with a bay window & dining room, both updated w/Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen w/Corian countertops, ample cabinetry & tile flooring.

Wayne

$425,000

QSN # 58018 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths Original owner has decided to move after 55 years! This great Colonial brick split level home is located on a quiet street away from all busy roads. Priced to sell!

Birchrunville

$349,900

QSN # 58012 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths Highlights include updated e-i kit w/granite counters, center island w/butcher block top, upgraded appliances, w-i pantry & Andersen slider leading to deck & back yard.

Wayne

$250,000

QSN # 65069 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath Bungalow with charm seeks buyer to transform the home for another 80 years of enjoyment. Rounded doorways, brick fireplace & hardwood floors are some of the special features.

West Chester

$125,000

QSN # 65070 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath Great location, short distance to town and West Chester University. 3 bedroom and 1 bath with an upper level laundry room. Current rent is $1050. Previously was approved by Section 8 at $1200.

$999,500

QSN #57983 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Baths Best location in the gated, luxury home community of Wrenfield with privacy and beautiful views. Architecturally interesting inside and out. Equipped with an elevator for easy access to 3 levels.

Berwyn

$499,000

QSN #57981 4 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths Spacious and Immaculate Brick Colonial home situated on a private 1 acre lot. Hardwood floors throughout. Upgraded lighting fixtures and completely repainted interior.

Malvern

$700,000

QSN #57978 4 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 2 Half Baths Upgraded Meadowlark Model, with beaded siding, in the popular Summerhill community on cul-de-sac in Tredyffrin Township. Community trails, close to VF Park, Shopping, Highways and Train.

Ambler

$149,900

QSN #58009 3 Bedrooms/ 1 Bath Don't miss this outstanding value! Desirable row home nestled in the heart of Ambler. A freshly painted brick row features a living room, dining room, full kitchen, finished walk-out basement and a 1 car garage.

Devon

$499,900

QSN #58006 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths Classic Stone Front Two Story Colonial with Cedar Roof. Updated kitchen with newer 42" wooden cabinets, newer appliances including ceran top stove & cozy eating area.

Wallingford

Maple Glen

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$374,900

QSN # 65074 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths Home is situated on a premium lot along meandering creek with level, park-like private back yard. Eat in kitchen with 4 recessed lights and self cleaning oven plus outside entry to wood deck.

Paoli

$325,000

QSN # 57991 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath Rare opportunity to acquire property with Town Center Zoning which allows Single Family, Multi Family, Retail, Office, Personal Service, Restaurant, Additional uses since property abuts Railroad.

Gulph Mills

$899,900

QSN # 57998 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths This gorgeous Tennessee stone home exterior boasts beautiful EP Henry paver patio, wonderfully landscaped grounds, a large upper and lower rear deck with scenic views that spans 40-50 miles.

Wayne

$575,000

QSN # 65068 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths Lg bank of tall windows along w/massive front & back decks allow for open views of TE Twp dedicated open space. Many updates. Private ¾ of an acre lot w/flagstone patio & walking paths.

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$299,000

QSN # 57996 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths Welcome to this beautiful 2 story Colonial in the heart of Wallingford. This 4 bedroom 2 and a half bath home is waiting for you to put your personal touches to a truly amazing property.


King of Prussia

$950,000

QSN # 58008 0.96 Acres Almost Endless possibility with +/- 1 acre lot located on the corner of Allendale Road and Route 23. Close to 23, 422, 76, 476, 320, and the PA Turnpike. Zoning is suburban metropolitan.

Eagleville

$299,999

QSN # 57993 5 Bedrooms/3 Baths Outstanding opportunity to purchase an affordable spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a 3/4 acre lot. There is a deck off the back that can be accessed from the living room through French doors.

Norristown

$299,900

QSN # 58000 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths 3 singles at the price of town homes. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 baths, 2-car garage, central air, full basement. Great location right on the East Norriton, Norristown border.

Drexel Hill

$399,000

QSN # 57982 3470 Sq Ft Very Well Maintained Office Building on heavily traveled road Available! Owner has improved the entire building to make it a true turn key opportunity.

$850,000

$650,000

Wayne

$150,000

QSN #65075 1 Bedrooms/1 Bath Off Old Eagle School Road it is close to the Strafford train station, less than five minutes to the wonderful King of Prussia shopping and dining, the library, and all major roadways.

Phoenixville

$225,000

QSN #58019 2196 Sq Ft Valley Forge Professional Center. Wonderful 12 unit condo office complex with plenty of parking. First floor consist of large reception area, 5 private offices, powder room and semi-finished lower level with outside entrance.

Phoenixville

$1,250,000

QSN #58013 20,400 Sq Ft ATTENTION ALL RETAIL OR MEDICAL USERS! SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE IF NEEDED!! We are offering 3.6 acres - Excellent Redevelopment or Re-use Opportunity.

King of Prussia

$299,900

$259,000

Newtown Square

$2,200,000

QSN # 58010 5 Bedrooms/ 5.5 Baths The house has been built with green principles and the builder used top of the line insulation materials and design, energy efficient windows, doors and heating-cooling systems.

Paoli

$300,000

QSN # 57990 1384 Sq Ft Existing 10 year tenant may consider multi year lease. Rare opportunity to acquire property with Town Center Zoning which allows Single Family, Multi Family, Retail, Office, Personal Service, or Restaurant.

Drexel Hill

$349,000

QSN # 58016 2400 Sq Ft Free Standing Office Building Available! 2/3 LEASED! Chiropractor and Engineering group presently lease space in the building. Highly visible corner with own parking lot.

Berwyn

$415,000

$515,000

Newtown Square

$895,000

QSN # 58001 4 Bedrooms/3 Baths/2 Half Baths Stunning Springton Pointe home that is directly on the lake with beautiful views all year long. Stone front English Tudor w/circular driveway. Walk through the curved arched doorway into the 2 story marble foyer & circular staircase.

Paoli

$275,000

QSN # 57992 1603 Sq Ft Rare opportunity to acquire property with Town Center Zoning which allows Single Family, Multi Family, Retail, Office, Personal Service, Restaurant, & Additional uses.

Upper Darby

$385,000

QSN # 58004 4218 Sq Ft PACKAGE DEAL!! Bar and entire building was renovated in 2005. Everything is NEW in the bar and 2 two bdrm. apartments above. New Owner is acquiring a TURN KEY Opportunity with MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME.

Philadelphia

$1,850

QSN # 57988 4 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths Perfect for students. Property includes hardwood floors, Central Air, Ample Closet Space, Full Storage Basement, Rear Patio and ADT Alarm System. Tenants responsible for all utilities except water.

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Berwyn

$475,000

QSN #58007 4 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths eace, quiet and spectacular views await one lucky buyer at the top of the driveway. Classic two story colonial home with updated custom eat-in kitchen.

Clifton Heights

$499,000

QSN #57979 8 Units Stable tenant base and low turnover. POSITIVE CASHFLOW INVESTMENT PROPERTY! There are a total of 7 apartments and 1 storefront. Most units have been updated and current owner has made some long term capital improvements.

Drexel Hill

$590,000

QSN #58029 10,000 Sq Ft Fully Leased! Front Tenant is an Ambulance Company and Back Tenant is a Fire Services Company. Each tenant will have a NEW 3 YEAR LEASE as of 1/1/11.

East Greenville

$75,000

QSN # 65073 10.23 Acres Wooded Lot. Located on South Side Road across from Koch Filter Corporation. 1653 State Street is vacant residential land zoned R-3. 875 feet of frontage along the south side of State Street.

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QSN #58002 3 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths The original owner of this Highlands townhome is moving on. This is a lovely end unit with lots of natural light coming from all the great windows. The two story entrance foyer features a tile floor.

Paoli

QSN # 57997 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths/2 Half Baths Eat In Kitchen with breakfast room that has beaded board & chair rail plus new granite, all new stainless appliances including 5 burner stove, tumbled marble backsplash, nine recessed lights.

QSN #58017 3024 Sq Ft Built as an office & warehouse along with second floor 2 bedroom residence. Huge all masonry building offers OVERSIZE garage with powderroom and potential for up to six (6) cars.

King of Prussia

QSN # 57994 3 Bedrooms/ 1.5 Baths Charming Cape situated on a beautifully landscaped setting. Main floor features a newer eat-in kitchen with a Jenn Air oven, a living room and dining room with hardwood flooring.

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QSN # 58027 Priced to Sell! 63 Unit Self Storage Facility! Fully Leased! Very low turnover. Located off of Burmont Rd in Drexel Hill. Great proximity to all of Delaware County and Philadelphia.

Penn Valley

QSN #58014 4 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths Spacious multi-level stone & stucco contemporary home w/circular driveway. Covered flagstone entrance to the tiled foyer, living room and dining room w/hardwood floors.


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$700,000

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618 Swede Street

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Malvern

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Norristown

$600,000

121 William Penn Dr

4 Bedrooms / 3.0 Baths

2 Bedrooms / 2.0 Baths

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Maple Glen

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Norristown

$374,900

Lot 1 Johnson Hwy

4 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

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Newtown Square

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North Wildwood

$895,000

$449,000

8 Lakeshore Dr

507 E 7th Avenue

4 Bedrooms / 3.2 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 2.0 Baths

For more details visit www.LifeandHomes.com Type in Quick Search #58001

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Eric Billetta • 610-598-2745

Colleen Wilson • 609-522-4400

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Blue Ocean Realty

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Newtown Square

Broker Associate • colleen-wilson@comcast.net

Paoli

$2,200,000

$275,000

7 Philips Ln

21 W Central Ave

5 Bedrooms / 5.1 Baths

Town Center Zoning allows many options!

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$299,900

1509 Temple Dr

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$1,850

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Paoli

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$325,000

Phoenixville

20 W Central Ave

$225,000 1260 Valley Forge Rd 108

3 Bedrooms / 1.0 Baths

1st flr lrg reception area & 5 private offices

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Paoli

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$400,000

Phoenixville

$1,250,000

1559 Stanford Ln

445 Schuylkill Rd

4 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

3.6 acres with an existing 20,400 sf bldg

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Paoli

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$515,000

Phoenixville

$174,900

471 Hilltop Rd

416 Heckle St

4 Bedrooms / 2.2 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths

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Michael Brango • 610-935-3200

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Penn Valley

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$650,000

Phoenixville

$129,900

430 Sprague Rd

37 Franklin Ave

4 Bedrooms / 3.1 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 1.0 Baths

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Handling Everything From

Blue Ocean

Beach to Bay

Realty

Wildwood

$209,900

This spacious first floor condo was constructed in 2005 and offers 2BR, 2BA, living room and dining area. QSN# 42537

N. Wildwood

(609) 522-4400 • (609) 522-9412

$449,000

Wildwood Crest $169,000

Wildwood

$764,900

Wildwood Crest $239,000

Beachblock Condominium with Spectac-

This Crest condo has been renovated inside & out. This is an oversized 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo w/ loft. Unit #4 QSN# 42541

This 6 unit complex located in N. Wild-

This spacious Crest townhouse is approximately 1600 sq. ft. and has been newly renovated. Unit #1 QSN# 42539

ular Oceanviews! 3 bed 2 bath furnished condo in a complex of only 5 units. QSN# 42533

Wildwood Crest $189,000

N. Wildwood

This spacious Crest condo/professional office is approximately 900 sq. ft. and has been newly renovated. Unit #3 QSN# 42540

This 3 story Victorian home is situated on a

$325,000

60x100 lot and offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, LR, formal DR, kitchen and breakfast nook.

Montgomery County, PA

QSN# 42535

N. Wildwood

$499,000

Here’s your chance to own and operate a turnkey restaurant nestled on the highly traveled New Jersey Avenue! QSN# 42531

wood is a fabulous investment opportunity. A 90x100 parcel - 2 duplexes, 2 cottages.

QSN# 42529

N. Wildwood

$199,000

This top floor condo has had some recent renovations including a new kitchen, custom bathroom, and more! QSN# 42538

Wildwood

$399,900

This newly renovated condo consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully equipped kitchen with granite tops, and more. QSN# 42534

North Wildwood $349,000

Wildwood Crest $148,900

Wildwood Crest $567,500

WATERFRONT LOT located Otten’s Canal. The lot is suitable for the construction of a single family home. QSN# 70471

BEACHFRONT CONDO - living room, galley kitchen, bathroom and private bedroom with 2 double beds. QSN# 42542

Great Investment Opportunity! This newly renovated 5 unit complex consists of two separate buildings. QSN# 42530

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Packing and Transporting Tips for Do-It-Yourself Movers The economy is moving again - and so are Americans. About 38 million people moved to new locations, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you're planning a move to any state this year, Penske, who has been renting out moving trucks to do-it-yourselfers for more than 40 years, offers some advice: * For long-distance moves, a moving truck is a must. But even if you're just moving across town, renting a moving truck makes sense. Making multiple trips can be exhausting - not to mention the gas you'll use and the greenhouse gases your vehicle will emit on multiple trips. Reserve your truck at least two weeks in advance of moving day - Penske guarantees a truck for every reservation. A 12- or 16-foot truck works for moving a few large items or the contents of a small condo or apartment. For guidance on larger moves and which truck to choose, visit www.PenskeTruckRental.com. * Pack in increments. Start early to avoid the stress of last-minute rushing. It's OK to leave a box open in case you need something you've

packed inside it; it's much easier to tape a box shut on moving day than it is to pack at the last moment. * Buy sturdy boxes in a variety of sizes, along with foam and bubble wrap to protect fragile items. You'll also need a good supply of packing tape and markers for sealing boxes. * Make sure you have moving blankets and hand trucks on moving day to make the process easier. * Purge before packing. It's much easier to throw away, donate, sell or give away items that you don't need than it is to pack them and move them. As a rule of thumb, if you haven't used something in the past 12 months - or it's still

packed in a box from the last time you moved you can probably get rid of it. * Label boxes as you pack. First, list the room that the contents belong in, and, if necessary, a few details such as "glass," "fragile" or "dishes." As you load the truck, try to keep boxes from each room grouped together. * Load the heaviest items onto the truck first to create a sturdy base, then start stacking on top. * Moving trucks are taller, wider and heavier than the passenger vehicles you are used to driving. They require more distance to stop. Be extra careful driving your moving truck, especially after it's loaded. Be aware of low-hanging tree branches and building overhangs, and use caution when cornering. Park only in well-lit areas and keep the rear door padlocked and the passenger compartment doors locked. Finally, create a travel bag for moving day and keep important paperwork, credit cards, identification, a change of clothes, beverages and snacks close at hand. You can find more moving tips at www.PenskeTruckRental.com. (ARA)

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maintenance can help identify and address home-related issues early and prevent them from becoming bigger problems later.

from the ground and look for missing or damaged shingles, discolored spots or areas of the roof that sag. * Check toilets for leaks - The average home loses 10,000 gallons of water per year to leaks, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That's enough water to fill a swimming pool. To ensure your home is leak free, start by checking your toilet. Just drop food coloring in the toilet's tank. If after 30 minutes the water in the bowl starts to change colors, then there is a leak. This can usually be corrected by replacing the toilet's flapper. * Have your home pressure washed - Pressure washing your home can keep it looking brand new and can also extend the life of your siding or other building materials. Dirt, mold and mildew will gradually accumulate on your home, deck and other surfaces, and you may not even notice it. In some cases, these contaminants can deteriorate building materials and can create slick, unsafe walking surfaces. * Get your gutters cleaned - Gutters help capture rain that hits your home and direct it as far from the structure as possible. Clogged gutters cannot properly redirect water and can lead to water pooling against your home's foundation and leaking into your crawlspace or basement.

* Rake and aerate your lawn - Raking a winter's worth of leaves will allow sunlight and nutrients to reach your sod, and aerating the lawn will prevent soil compaction, improve drainage and promote better root development. * Have your trees trimmed - Pruning is typically done to remove dead or diseased limbs, eliminate overcrowding or to prevent potential hazards. In addition to creating a healthier tree, pruning can also allow better light penetration which can be a benefit to plants below. * Look for termites - Termites are wood-destroying pests that can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. The most obvious sign of a termite infestation is a termite swarm, which is when winged termites take to the skies to find a mate. These winged termites are easily confused with winged ants, so if you spot a swarm, gather some of the winged specimens and immediately contact a professional pest control company so they can inspect. Visit Kudzu.com for more home improvement advice or to find a highly rated professional in your area that can help you get these projects done. (ARA)


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$385,000

$425,000

6805 Marshall Rd

136 Sullivan Dr

Bar/Restaurant

4 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

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Wayne

$999,500

$250,000

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270 S Devon Ave

4 Bedrooms / 4.1 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 1.0 Baths

For more details visit www.LifeandHomes.com Type in Quick Search #57983

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656 Upper Weadley Rd

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$575,000

$125,000

396 Croton Rd

303 E Miner St

4 Bedrooms / 2.1 Baths

3 Bedrooms / 1.0 Baths

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Questions? CHAT with a Local Business Expert! Electrical G & M ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION, LLC 484-571-4088 Commercial/Residential Exceeding Your Member Since 02/11

Expectations! 24 Hour Emergency Service / Commercial/Residential / Tenant Fit Outs / Retail Stores/Service / Pole Lighting Service / Tennant Improvements. gordy@gm-electric.net

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EARL HARRISON CARPETS 610-996-2589 Serving Southeast Pennsylvania and the Tri-State 610-275-7280 areas. We supply expert installation of carpet and Member Since 01/11

Landscaping

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Member Since 01/11

areas we have been in the Property Maintenance & Landscaping business for over 20 years and we know lawns. A quick phone call will set us up to give you an on-site estimate and schedule for your home’s needs.

Pets DOGGIE DOOERS 610-326-9835 Dog waste removal service.

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DAVID / RANDALL ASSOCIATES INC 215-256-7950 Enhancing commercial roofs for over 20 years 1-800-799-ROOF through extraordinary performance. Licensed Member Since 01/11

Installation & Service Applicator of major roofing systems. 24/7 Emergency service. Roof Inspection Service. GREEN Applications. OSHA Approved.

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H&H SYSTEMS INC 610-495-5688 Fire Protection * Security * Access Control * CCTV Backflow Preventers, Building Fire Alarm, Camera & Surveillance, CO2 Systems, Fm-200 Systems, Gate/ Parking Solutions, Nicet Certified, Pre-Engineered Systems, Put Muscle In Your Fire Protection.

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LONESOME J’S LANDSCAPING 610-721-3469 Serving the Montgomery County and nearby

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floors and are certified in CFI and Karastan flooring. For all of your Residential and Commercial needs give us a call today for a quick on-site estimate!

MCBRIDE PLASTERING 610-656-7187 Serving the Delaware Valley area since 1998. Specializing in Stucco Walls with fine detail and design. We are also experts with stone walls and facing. Call today for all your new design needs as well as restorations and renovations!

SPLASH-A-WAY POOLS Pool Maintenance & Supplies ; Winterize, water 610 489 6040

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