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Originally National Rolling Mills, the site of  Uptown Worthington by O’Neill Properties gets its name from Worthington Steel which acquired National Rolling Mills in the 1980’s. The site has been under development for several years.  Most recently a new Target and Wegman’s opened in 2010.  O’Neill Properties, which is suing Citizens Bank over financing, will […]

Think for a minute about those things in which we take pride.   Those of you who know me personally know that I’m fiercely proud of several things.  Chief among them:   a proud Villanova and Conestoga graduate;  a proud Catholic and  Italian;  my integrity and sincerity. But there’s an intense pride in our geographic associations that […]

“Pennsylvania led all states with 34 public school districts” honored by the College Board for increasing access to Advanced Placement courses while simultaneously “maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning” high scores on AP exams (emphasis added). In Thursday’s Daily Local Jeremy Gerrard reports that once again another Chester County school system has achieved […]

I’m sure you’ve heard it at some point.  “Location, location, location.”  It’s a cliche right?  YES!  Because it’s true.  No other single determinant of property value is as important as location.  And in our area one of the most important determinants of a location’s quality are the schools. It’s not not too often that I […]

Homes subject to an HOA have grown tremendously in popularity in the last decade.  Most new developments are subject to an HOA.   Single family homes, twins, condominiums–any style property can be part of an HOA.   In Pennsylvania the Uniform Planned Community Act 5407 and 3407 provides some protection for buyers.  Under the act a buyer […]

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What does the “housing bubble” mean to consumers?  For sellers it means there is excess supply in the market.  That means there is fierce competition.   As anyone who has taken an Econ 101 course knows, more competition means lower prices.  But a competitively priced property will sell quickly. For buyers it means the best time […]

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Interest rates are at historic lows.  And with more homes on the market buyers have a tremendous amount of choices.  It’s a great time to buy!  Here’s Chairman Larry Flick’s report: Chairman’s Report

“Government is like a baby–an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other” –Ronald Reagan