Bensalem, PA Real Estate News

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Calling all Builders here is a rare opportunity to build in an established neighborhood called Echo Beach.  This is a Riverfront community and in my professional opinion an up-and-coming community. A short walk from the River you can walk to the dock and down to the river. The Yacht Club is your neighbor and the new condo development Waterside is being built nearby on the waterfront.   Echo Beach remains to be an established community by the Delaware River where families seem to come and go for generations from generations. A place to call home. Where everyone waves and says 'Hello' and smiles so rare in today's world of chaos.   Please watch this video about Echo Beach and Enjoy  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Echo Beach a small Single Home Community in Bensalem Pa along the Delaware River. You will find houses of all sizes and shapes old and new. It is next to the Yacht club and also close to the Waterside development Many people do not even know that  Echo Beach is there even though there is a sign that says Echo Beach  Echo Beach is a very old community but in my professional opinion a very up-and-coming community. Each street you drive up is different than the next. Every house has its own character. Everyone waves to you and says's "Hello how are you" Such a friendly place to live.  Something rare to find in today's world.   There is a special charm about this place called Echo Beach. Maybe it is because it is so close to the Delaware River. It seems to have a magical fe...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 This post is inspired by my friend Endre Barath, Jr., and the stories he tells of coming to the United States of America. Well to tell the truth I was born and raised right here in the USA. In fact, I was raised in Philadelphia Pa home of the Liberty Bell and where Betsy Ross made the American Flag. Let me not forget to mention this is where the Declaration of Independence was signed.    Let me tell you what my father and I would talk about around the kitchen table. I would say Dad what nationality are we? He would always answer " We are Americans " I would ask again No Daddy some kids at school are Italian and others are German than there are Irish what are we?  He would always answer the same way "WE ARE AMERICANS "   No, let us all be truthful no one except for the American Indians ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Today was the first day  I venture shopping for fruit veggies and flowers in a year. I had just re-potted a few of my orchids and to my surprise, the roots were so healthy and the plants were very happy with the repotting. It was a beautiful day.  I decided to travel to Produce Junction in Bensalem Pa where I had purchased my orchids before. They always have a great selection of flowers and plants also nuts, fruits, and veggies, and amazing prices - also eggs   When I parked there were flowers galore all over outside for outdoor planting. Living in a condo I did not stop to admire as I was on a mission. I was looking for Orchids.   Inside there was an array of gorgeous bunches of flowers. They were breathtaking and so colorful. I reached for my camera to shoot some pictures. I realized...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Looking for Cleo today and there she was sound asleep curled up in her bed. She looked at me as if she could talk saying let me sleep it is chilly in Philly. I had to laugh as she usually is right next to me as I work on the computer   
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Thinking back on my first home purchase. I was not a Realtor. My close friend was going through a divorce. She was going to sell her cute row house close to both our parents. I was just 1973 I was  married with a gorgeous two year old daughter Johanna. The house was $21,000 both our parents helped us with the $1,000 each and we had some money saved. My husband worked at an attorney office who took care of everything.  Six years later there was now a nine month brother Eric and we decided to move. We now had a considerable amount of equity in the house. The interest however were very high around 18%. I did find a very nice lady Realtor. She worked for Fox & Lazo (now Berkshire Hathaway) She found a cash buyer right away for top dollar. I respect her even more thinking back as I wanted t...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 I took my grandson Aidan to see the remake of the Disney movie "Dumbo"here is the original made in 1941 The remake was amazing and Aidan enjoyed it so much. It was great how the storyline really wasn't changed that much. He liked it so much he is hoping there will be a part 2.I enjoyed it also remembered seeing original as a child   Looking for a great movie "DUMBO"Looking for a great RE Agent Hannah Williams  Re/Max 215 953 8818
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
   At the Shagun Palace on Monday, I had a delightful Active Rain Meet-up with Gita Bantwal in Bensalem Pa  We ate at an Indian Buffet Restaurant. Gita and I have talked on the phone many times but have never met in person. Sampling many different dishes of flavorful foods Gita was very surprised that I liked the spicy dishes. I told her of the time I had eaten at an Indian Restaurant in Center City with Praful Thakkar. We laughed  and enjoyed our time together   I had a video of Cleo my Siamese cat on my phone that I could not figure out how to get on to YouTube. Gita quickly showed me how to do it. Then she informed me she was taking a break from Active Rain to spend some time with her grandchildren. I told her she could do both. We will see what she decides as we are planning to lunc...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
   Today I read this article directed for seniors in a newsletter I thought how newsworthy it was for local seniors There are so many options when choosing a Medicare plan it can become quite confusing. Always wondering did I make the right choice for me. There always some neighbor or friend telling you that you made the wrong choice. Here is somewhere you can go to get information Know Your Medicare Options  Steven Bobrin, a planning specialist with DelVal Senior Advisors, is offering a FREE seminar titled “Know Your Medicare Options” on Thursday, June 6th from   6:30 pm – 8 pm at Bensalem Township Community Park (4301 Richelieu Road). You’ll learn how Medicare works and what it covers, how Part “D” prescription cards work & how to pick the right one for you, the difference between Med...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Stopped at Produce Junction in Bensalem Pa to buy some veggies to make corn beef and cabbage. When I walked in there were carrots and celery which I like to add. Picked up some baby red potatoes when I spotted this woman with an unusually beautiful plant. I was so taken with the color. We started a conversation I asked her what it was and how to take care of it. There was a bit of a language barrier but we did communicate quite well.  She guided me to where the plants were the sign read bromeliad. No light she said. Flower in middle put water every few months. Sometimes bring in the bathroom when you take shower. I picked one up and talked to it. She said good you talk it will grow for you.  I Loved the colors and decided to look it up on Google when I got home  No one who worked ther...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Last Monday I received sad news about an appraiser I have known since the first day I started Real Estate.  He had passed away  A short man with a big heart Irving Geller everyone called him Irv Geller    When I started Real Estate it was in a small Appraisal office that also did Real Estate sales. Irv Geller would come in the speak to Jack Lentz my Broker to talk about appraisals. They would get into heated agreements. I would listen to them and learn. One would say what is the difference I gave value all they had to do was repairs. The other would bellow it wasn't worth what they sold it for I cut the value no repairs. These talks would go on and on.  Later I moved to ReMax. When I had Irv as an appraiser it was like getting your father as an appraiser. There were never any worries. ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
    Let's take a look at Neshaminy Valley Townhouses in Bensalem . These townhouses are bigger then some single houses . I know this as I lived in a Neshaminy Valley townhouse  for many years when my children were young. It is a wonderful community to raise children in  .There are so many activities and sporting events to keep them busy .   Let's not get off track. We will see what is available and closed so we can get an idea of value . To do this  we will connect with Bright MLS and get the most recent information . Later I will ask you if you are interested in creating your account where  can also set up a portal and search in this area and get the most recent information on houses for sale .  If you are interested in selling a personal  Free Market Analysis is available for you to l...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
This is the time of year to start looking for trees and  decorations. There are many places to go  Lou's Farmers Market in Bensalem has beautiful real green trees and decorations .  Lou's Farmers Market  is here all year around so you know you can depend on them to get you the best for your money . I stopped there and could not resist taking these pictures . Let's support out local stores and small businesses over the Holiday Season    Looking for a local RE agent Let my 34 years of experience work for You  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  There are wonderful days in November. The one that I am the most  grateful for is the day I get to share dinner with my family. .It is not just any dinner . This day is Thanksgiving  It is a dinner of traditional American food . Some of the food is prepared for days in advance  The aromas on Thanksgiving day fill the house with wonderful delightful smells . There is a turkey with stuffing that has been cooking for hours .. Sweet potato pie with marshmallows fill the air . There are buttered carrots ,  corn  , whipped mashed buttery potatoes , all .cooking on the stove   Everyone is talking and you can hear the football game on the television set . The table is being set the turkey is carved the gravy is being made from the drippings .Lets not forget the cranberry sauce . The table is ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 I am thankful for AMC $5 Tuesday movies .  I enjoy going to the movies but don't always make the time . Knowing that on Tuesday I can see any movie I want for $5.00 motivates me to make the time .  One of my friends said you have to be a senior to go on Tuesday to see a $5 movie . I assured her she was wrong . It is $5.00 for everyone to see first run movies . All you need is an AMC movie card which is free .   There may be a day where I need to relax by myself . There be a Tuesday afternoon where my friends and I have lunch and get to see a movie that would have cost us twice as much any-other day of the week .  My favorite movie theater has the  reclining seats . I will say if you want to see a movie in 3D it is more money it is $8 but that is still a bargain price . You have awesome...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Thanksgiving Dinner at Bensalem Township Country Club It is not to late to make a reservation if you call soon .  Thanksgiving Bensalem  Township Country Club Annual Buffet . If you don't feel like cooking this year? Thanksgiving can be celebrated at the Bensalem Township Country Club Annual Buffet. There is a variety of food to choose from. It is delicious the company is great . Thursday November 28,2013 12pm - 5 PM   Adults $33.95Seniors( 65 and over ) $29.95Children  (3- 10 ) $16.95Children under 3 eat free 2000 Brown ave ,Bensalem Pa For reservations call 215 639 5556 ext 105Click here for the complete  menu it is amazing    Looking for a great Thanksgiving Feast Try the meal at Bensalem Twp Country Club Looking for a Great Realtor  Call Hannah Williams  215 820 3376   
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Let's take a look at Village Greens Single home development in the Cornwell Heights section of Bensalem. There are no active listings currently on the market .There is a short sale being negotiated and has been on the market for quite some time    Sold 3BR 2.5 bath Neshaminy Model  2280 sq' price per sq' $163.99   Updated kitchen SS appliances , updated baths  vaulted ceiling in foyer and LR and DR + den/office and family-room w/gas FP  as does Master BR -Days on the Market   31  -SOLD  $373,900     It is my professional opinion Village Greene will always be a very desirable area to live . Being an original owner in the development and watching it grow I can see how well the neighborhood is taken care of. The people who live here love their community . They take pride in their homes ....
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Waterside the new construction in Bensalem . Had a luncheon today and I was invited  . I was glad my calender was free . It has been several months since my last visitto Waterside  . They are selling out this phase and getting ready for the next phase .   When they start the new phase the prices will go up so if you are interested please give me a call . It is best to have your own representative . Especially one that has a good repore with the agents that work for the builder and also knows the community of Waterside and Bensalem Pa     Waterside  is now offering an elevator on one of the three story models that the were not offering this  before .  The sample homes currently in use are up for sale with a lease back which would be ideal for investors . In fact one of the models can n...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 I stopped at the produce store to pick up some banana's to make some chocolate chip banana bread . They has five pounds of bananas for  two  dollar  .While I was there I also picked up these beautiful sunflowers .I did cut the stems they were much longer then this  They were only three dollars and fifty cents .. What a deal of sun-shining flowers and bananas - Happy Friday -  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Yesterday I was inspired to by Ron and Alexandra Seigel  to buy Sunflowers . I stopped at my local Produce Junction to buy some fresh vegetables and fruit . They also have an array of beautiful flowers . My ninety year old neighbor has been ill so I also picked up a bouquet of flowers for them also . Flowers always make you feel better . I was hoping they had Sunflowers  .They do not always have them . I was excited as they did .  Looking for fresh flowers , fruits ,vegetable or herbs go to Produce Junction in Bensalem Pa  19020   
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