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Top 10 Small Cities in the US

March 14, 2014

Realty Times recently posted this article that rates the top ten small towns in the US – one is my old hometown of Vineland, NJ!  Click here to read more: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/27932-20140314-10-small-cities-that-are-big-on-affordability.

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach
O.        484.875.2600
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Cleaning Gutters? Why?

September 16, 2013

Some household chores are more difficult and distasteful than others; we need to know where and when to cut corners.

gutters

At this time of year, it is important to clean your gutters. Overflow and freezing are just two of the issues that can cause damage to your property, if the gutters are not cleaned. Read more of the whys here: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/26164-20130916-important-reasons-to-keep-your-gutters-clean.

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach
O. 484.875.2600
C. 610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Instagram

August 23, 2013

Do you use Instagram? If so, how do you use it? Some folks use Instagram strictly for family and friends – sharing fun thoughts or recent places they have visited. As a consumer, do you hunt for vendors or service providers with Instagram? Let me know your thoughts!.

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach
O. 484.875.2600
C. 610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Curb Appeal – What is Your Ideal?

August 9, 2013

tree and skyOne of the basic premises when selling a house is that you will get more money and/or a faster sale if your property has curb appeal. But what does that mean?

In its simplest form, curb appeal means that your house looks inviting from the street.  As with any ideal, how that translates into real life is as individual as each property and each individual.  Your curb appeal can reflect your aesthetic and core beliefs, just as much as the interior of your house will.

Many believe that conservation, using indigenous plants and establishing a rich, healthy environment in your yard, is just as attractive and “saleable” as an acre of lawn – and healthier for the entire community.  Doug Tallamy, a professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, makes an argument for using native plants here: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/forget-what-you-think-you-know-about-curb-appeal

My own Chester County property became a certified “Wildlife Habitat” years ago.  In fact, the Daily Local News came and did a photo essay of my yard in the early 2000’s.  Interestingly, they had heard about it and thought it must be a complete eyesore!  They fully expected that my neighbors must be pretty upset with me for ruining the neighborhood.  They left with a completely different impression!  I have received many compliments on my yard.  And although I live in a large development of one half to three quarter acre lots (certainly not in the country!), I regularly see fox, deer, rabbits, ground hogs, skunks, heron and many song birds in my yard.  I love knowing I am coexisting with and nurturing nature – just as the beauty of the plants and oxygen exchange in the leaves of the trees nurture me.

You can learn more about this National Wildlife Federation program here: http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Certify-Your-Wildlife-Garden.aspx?campaignid=WH09ASLP&s_src=CWH_GoogleMini_certification.

 

How do you manage your land?  What legacy are you leaving?

 

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach
O. 484.875.2600
C. 610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Social Media – What works?

August 5, 2013
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From social media marketing guru, Kathi Kruze, come these statistics:

The top 3 types of content that are working best for marketers now and for the foreseeable future are:
■Social Media posts and updates (83%)
■Email newsletters (78%)
■News or feature articles, such as blog posts (67%)

See more of Kathi’s blog here: http://www.krusecontrolinc.com/social-media-trends-hot-tips-2013/.

What are you doing to promote yourself and/or your business with social media?

More importantly, what do you look at when you are searching for a service provider?  Do you look up categories in LinkedIn or Facebook or do you Google for recommendations or ask your friends?

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Featured Property – 668 Kadar Dr

July 15, 2013

kadarIf you know anyone who would like to move into Chester County, they couldn’t do better than my friends’ house at 668 Kadar Dr in West Chester. With 3600 square feet of living space, a private setting at the end of a cul-de-sac and Unionville/Chadds Ford schools, this property is the perfect country estate!

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O. 610.363.6006
C. 610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Better Grades Through Home Ownership

June 18, 2013

Yup, studies in Canada recently confirmed that home ownership not only makes people happier, but it increases the school grades of the children who live there.

‘The CMHC study’s conclusions coincide with a recent publication by thereport card
U.S.-based National Association of Realtors (NAR). Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing, says, “There is evidence from numerous studies that attest to the benefits (of homeownership) accruing to many segments of society. Homeownership boosts the educational performance of children, induces higher participation in civic and volunteering activity, improves health care outcomes, lowers crime rates and lessens welfare dependency.”‘

To read more details about the study, click here: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20130618_owningahome.htm.

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054