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)
On Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m at the Darby Borough Hall, 821 Summit Street, Darby Pennsylvania there will be a public meeting regarding the Main Street Vision Plan which is being prepared in cooperation with the Delaware County Planning Department.Your attendence is encouraged, so that the Co...
Rich Rhys, a senior writer at Philadelphia magazine recently wrote an article about Upper Darby Police Chief, Michael Chitwood.  "Not In My Town, Scumbag," points out that there's a high-energy crack-down on crime in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.Chitwood is...
Many people who buy homes or rent in the Philadelphia area choose this region because of its rich rock and roll music roots.  Philadelphia is a major stop on many performers' world tours, and we also have had many home-grown stars, who got their start in the niteclubs throughout the region.  Phil...
I make it a point to avoid politics and religion in my articles, but have been suppressing myself for too long regarding a particular issue that is taking up entirely too much valuable time which my representatives (and yours) could be using to actually solve some of our nations pressing issues (...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors® In this article, I will explore the ABCs of Designations, focusing on REALTOR® Designations.  If you ever asked yourself any of the following questions, then this article may shed some light for you: Who do Designations apply to?What are the different Designat...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors A recent review of residential sales in Swarthmore Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania revealed some interesting trends.2005: 85 Units Listed$37,835,200 Listed Volume$445,120 Listed Average (County-wide average = $284,008)70 Units Sold$28,399,200 Sold Volume...
By Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors As many of you who read the Active Rain blogs know, I am a US Army Veteran.  I also try to avoid blogging about political topics, however, a recent post I read got me thinking.  I thought about what it was like for me to serve during Desert Shield & Desert Stor...
As responsible Realtors, we know the value of providing ethical service to our clients.  Satisfied clients translate directly to your long-term economic prosperity.  They bring you repeat business and referrals, often the life-blood of a Realtor's business.Responsible loan officers know the value...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert RealtorsA highly controversial Sharon Hill Ordinance has been overturned.The ordinance (Sharon Hill Ordinance 1311) required single-family owner occupied dwellings converted to single-family or multi-family rental units to be retrofitted with sprinkler systems.  This cr...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert Realtors Pennsylvania residents of "manufactured housing" (a.k.a Mobile Homes) have certain rights established and protected by the Mobile Home Park Rights Act.  Park owners must post a copy of the Act in a conspicuous place in their parks.  They are also required to pr...

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