Rich's Real Estate Ramblings

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I will be posting information intended to be helpful for home buyers, sellers, and investors. I will also post articles intended to be of benefit for other Real Estate Professionals. I will try to avoid articles on religion or politics, unless it has direct bearing on Real Estate matters, but I reserve the right to be thought-provoking, and even philosophical at times. (And even humorous, if I am feeling in the mood)
by Rich Schiffer, REALTOR, e-PRO  (This article is part of a training series presented for real estate professionals, whether new to the industry or experienced, to help them discover, understand, and benefit from the tools that are available on-line.  For access to the full series, join the Acti...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors Many people have asked me about the current economic crisis, and what I think about the proposed $789B economic stimulus bill. They have trouble understanding why things got so bad, so fast. I have to admit to them that I have no answer - at least not one that ...
I toured this lovely Raised Rancher in Springfield yesterday. Sitting on a corner lot, with beautiful landscaping, this could be the home you have been dreaming of. Three bedrooms on the main floor, and a huge bonus room with a half bath in the attic make great use of the space. There is even a p...
By Rich Schiffer, REALTOR, e-PRO You have probably been hearing news stories that go something like this: "Without perfect credit and 20% downpayment, no one can a mortgage today."   This is simply NOT TRUE.   Steve Madonna of Weichert Financial Services, for example, reports that they have many ...
Many people are vocal about their opposition to the "Bailout Bill" that is about to get a second chance in the House of Representatives. The common thread of the arguments against the bill boil down to this: "My money should not be used to line the pockets of greedy corporations that couldn't mak...
Like so many others, you watch shows like "Flip This House" and think,"Wow, what a great way to make money...I should do that."  You think you might want to "flip" properties, but you don't know where to start.  For most people, it stops there, and they never invest in a single property. Some peo...
I toured this Springhill Farms condo yesterday. It is a 1st floor end-unit flat, with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Shopping in the Glen Eagle Square shopping center is within what I consider an easy walk -- even with my bad knee. The condo fees cover all your external building and lawn maintenanc...
Those of you that know me personally, know that I have a passion for writing -- and not just blogs.  I co-wrote the screenplay for the short film, "The Cracked Man", among other things. The director of that film, Kevin Corcoran, also invited me to help with the production of another film, "Cube Z...
The southeastern PA region's largest energy services provider, PECO, has teamed up with ENERGY STAR ® to provide consumers with energy saving tools.  PECO serves over 1.6 million electric customers and 485,000 gas customers. This is a great example of responsible corporate behavior - a company ac...
I toured this property in Upland Borough, today It is a lovely 3 bedroom twin in truly move-in condition. Beautiful hardwood floors, newer windows, a finished basement with a powder room all make this an ideal place to call home. The fenced back yard overlooks about 2 acres of well-maintained law...

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