Our 29 Best Towns - Main Line Today - March 2011 - Philadelphia, PA From Bala Cynwyd to West Chester, we asked local realtors for the lowdown on how things are shaping up in our area. See how your town is faring. By Tara Behan (page 1 of 27) Location, location, location. Here’s a closer look at what 29 of them have to offer. • Ardmore • Bala Cynwyd & Merion • Berwyn & Devon • Broomall • Bryn Mawr • Chester Springs • Downingtown • Gladwyne • Glen Mills • Haverford • Havertown • Kennett Square • Malvern • Media • Narberth • Newtown Square • Paoli • Phoenixville • St. Click here for a list of the area's hottest neighborhoods. Click here for real estate stats on your town. Click here for a list of local realtors who contributed to this feature.
20 Ways to Cut Construction Costs : For Pros When housing starts are in the doldrums, homebuilders need to make every dollar count by cutting construction costs while still providing top value. Easier said than done? Charles C. Shinn Jr., president of the Lee Evans Group/Shinn Consulting in Littleton, Colo., says there are myriad ways to do it. "If you can reduce construction costs by only $10 per cost code, you will significantly increase your profits," he says. Cutting direct construction costs is the most effective way to boost profits, Shinn says. Create target construction-cost budgets. Craig A.
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PriceGrabber.com - Smart Shopping Anytime, Anywhere Real Estate 2010: 10 Awesome Neighborhoods To Call Home | Philadelphia Magazine Articles The College Town Swarthmore, Delaware County [sidebar]Rambling Arts & Crafts houses, streets named for universities, and a hardware store that’s been around since time immemorial make this laid-back, intellectual-feeling square mile graciously tweedy. Schools: Wallingford-Swarthmore; Strath Haven High School. Commute to Philly: By car, 25 minutes; 30 minutes on the R3 train. Things you get: Great public schools; access to Swarthmore College’s 300-acre arboretum; central downtown with a darling and reliable food co-op; family-friendly First Fridays; Saturday-morning farmers’ markets; the Hobbs cafe for lattes, Countryside Market for oversize sandwiches, and Rudi’s BYOB for date night. Things you don’t: Access to the college’s workout facilities. Betcha didn’t know: Fewer than one percent of houses here are new.Residents you ought to know: Union soccer owner Jim Nevels; former poet laureate Daniel Hoffman; Swarthmore College prez Rebecca S.
How To Calculate Cash on Cash Return - Real estate investors often turn to the cash on cash return when considering a real estate investment property. So let’s take a look. 1. The property’s expected cash flow during the first year 2. Cash flow during the first year is simply the amount of money expected to flow in less the amount of money expected to flow out. . The initial investment comprises what the investor invests to make the purchase. . Cash Flow / Initial Investment = Cash on Cash Return (CoC) $5,000 / 100,000 = 5.0% (CoC) Viola! James Kobzeff is the developer of ProAPOD – a leading real estate investment software provider since 2000. Bookmark & Share
Rentals.com New Cars Pricing and Comparisons Local, Regional and National Car Price Reports at TrueCar Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To The post after this one on “black rust” describes why you should heat the pan before applying oil for seasoning. This helps the seasoning to adhere and makes the pan pleasantly black. In a previous post, I illustrated how I cleaned and reseasoned an antique cast iron popover pan. I wanted to understand the chemistry behind seasoning so I’d know how to fix this, but there is nothing that addresses this issue directly. The pictures below are both of the same antique cast iron skillet. Start With the Right Oil (It’s Not What You Think) I’ve read dozens of Web pages on how to season cast iron, and there is no consensus in the advice. They are all wrong. The oil used by artists and woodturners is linseed oil. The seasoning on cast iron is formed by fat polymerization, fat polymerization is maximized with a drying oil, and flaxseed oil is the only drying oil that’s edible. The Recipe for Perfect Cast Iron Seasoning
Secrets to creating a house that's easy to sell Everyone wants a unique home that fits the way they live. Everyone wants their house to sell easily and quickly - someday. Are those two statements contradictory? You might think so, if you listen to some of the conventional wisdom from the real estate and homebuilding industries. If you're selling houses, you're obviously interested in ones that will appeal to the widest audience possible. Houses similar in size and style, and with similar floor plans. Theoretically, that should lead to greater exposure and a greater chance of a quick sale. If you're buying a house, however, you want something much more personal - a home that has all of the things you need to support your unique daily life. If you have lots of kids, you need bathrooms and casual space. If you're an empty-nester, you probably want more living and entertaining space, and less maintenance. [Ready to tailor your home to fit your needs? Things like decent-sized laundry rooms and mudrooms. And maybe in a big way.
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12 Steps to Hiring a Mover The process of finding a good mover can seem daunting. But doing a little research is worth it. By shopping around, you can save money (sometimes more than $1,000) and avoid scams. Here are 12 steps to help you through the process. 1. Get recommendations. 2. Be sure to check the consumer-advocacy sites movingscam.com. 3. Want a timeline to keep the hiring process on track?