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By Stephen E. Sisman | Agent in Media, PA
  • Council chairman: Delco is positioned for success

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:26 AM  |  37 views  |  No comments
    Council chairman: Delco is positioned for success
    Touting a growing work force, Tom McGarrigle declared Delaware County as "resilient, robust and positioned for future success" during the annual State of the County address. McGarrigle, chairman of county council, said the county has added 6,100 jobs since 2011. He noted the county's unemployment rate of 6.1 percent is below the rates of both the state and the nation. "I think a lot of it has to do with the diverse type of businesses we have in the county," McGarrigle said in an interview afterward. "We have great medical (companies); we have great education; we have SAP, which is one of the world's largest computer companies. McGarrigle advocated for a Sunoco plan to construct a pipeline to ship natural gas liquids to Marcus Hook, calling the proposal "vital to the success of the Marcus Hook refinery." He added that council will try to avoid raising property taxes in 2015.
    Source: Daily Times; 4/9/2014

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    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • Thornbury to consider bamboo ordinance

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:22 AM  |  40 views  |  No comments
    Thornbury to consider bamboo ordinance
    The Thornbury Township Board of Supervisors will discuss and consider adoption of an ordinance that would regulate the maintenance of certain noxious plants, including bamboo.  The ordinance, if adopted, would require that all vegetation identified as noxious be cut so as to be no closer than twenty (20) feet from any property boundary or right of way. The ordinance would also provide restrictions on the cultivation of bamboo, and establish a 30 day period for property owners to remedy any violations before facing township removal and fines and penalties for violation of the ordinance. The hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., on April 22, at the Thornbury Township Building located at 8 Township Drive, Cheyney, PA 19319.
    Source: Daily Local; 4/3/2014

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • Radnor Township asks for payment from colleges

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:19 AM  |  39 views  |  No comments
    Radnor Township asks for payment from colleges
    Radnor Township commissioners voted to "demand a formal response" from two universities and a college regarding its request for contributions in lieu of taxes. If Cabrini College, Villanova University and Eastern University were not tax exempt they would be paying the township $940,676 in real estate taxes. Many non-profits around the country have already entered into agreements with municipalities to make contributions in lieu of taxes, said William White, Radnor's finance director. Both Valley Forge Military Academy and College and Barrack Hebrew Academy already take part in the Volunteer Contribution for Service Program. "This is something we've been discussing for a number of years," said Township Manager Robert Zienkowski. The schools receive services from the township including police, fire fighting and public works but do not pay real estate taxes, said Zienkowski.
    Source: Daily Times; 4/10/2014

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • New guide available on funding multi-use trails in southeastern Pennsylvania

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:13 AM  |  38 views  |  No comments
    New guide available on funding multi-use trails in southeastern Pennsylvania
    The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has created a new guide that details the various resources that can be explored for funding multi-use trails in the region. The guide, titled "Funding Trails: A Guide to Funding Multi-Use Trails in Southeastern Pennsylvania," is designed to help citizens and municipalities learn more about the trail funding process, and is available at: www.dvrpc.org/asp/pubs/publicationabstract.asp?pub_id=14039.

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • PA voter registration deadline is April 21

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:11 AM  |  43 views  |  No comments
    PA voter registration deadline is April 21
    The Pennsylvania voter registration deadline is April 21 for the May 20 Primary Election. For more information about voter registration visit http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/vote/register-to-vote.html.

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • 'Classic Towns' website relaunches with new features

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 18, 2014 8:08 AM  |  39 views  |  No comments
    'Classic Towns' website relaunches with new features
    The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) unveiled a new website for its Classic Towns program, designed to promote Greater Philadelphia's unique communities. The enhanced layout showcases many beautiful photos taken in the Classic Towns, while the intuitive navigation provides an easy way to explore the towns, read the news, and discover events in the region's historic places.  Each Classic Town has its own extended page, giving an overview of its storied past and vibrant present. Those in the market for a new home can view the availability of the housing stock at a glance, while a town's unique Walk Score® shows that shops, restaurants, and local goods and services are within an easy stroll. Each community's economic contribution to the region and its major employers are highlighted, as well as notable activities and leisure destinations. The calendar has been updated to a new dynamic format that displays upcoming events, while news articles and outside resources complete the picture of life in a Classic Town. Check out the new and improved website at www.classictowns.org.

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
  • Divorce...SEPARATION AGREEMENTS 30-34

    Posted Under: Quality of Life, Home Selling, Foreclosure  |  April 18, 2014 8:06 AM  |  37 views  |  No comments
    You've probably heard the phrase "We're separated" a hundred times, but never--until now--wondered waht it really meant.  This chapter will tell you what a separation agreement can do for you and what it can't.

        30.    What is a separation agreement?

              
      It is a contract between a husband and wife in which they agree to resolve such matters             as property division, debts, custody and support when they separate from each other.

        31.    Who prepares a separation agreement?

                It is best to have an attorney prepare one for you.

        32.    Can we divide our property in a separation agreement?

               
    Yes.  The two of you can agree upon a division of property in your separation agreement             and that agreement will be binding.  The property to be divided consists of real property             (such as land and the buildings on it), tangible personal property (such as cars, jewelry             and furniture) and intangible personal property (such as bank accounts, stocks and                     bonds, vested pensions and life insurance).

        33.    Do I have to have a separation agreement?

                The law does not require a couple to execute a separation agreement, but it is a wise                 idea if there are debts, children, support claims or property involved and the parties want             to settle these matters in writting.

        34.   Does my spouse have to sign a separation agreement?

              
      An "agreement" means that both parties sign voluntarily.  You can not compel your                     spouse to sign a separation agreement or to agree to the terms you wish to impose on             her/him in the agreement.

    As written by: Edwin Schilling III & Carol Ann Wilson
    - The Survival Manuel for Men in Divorce -
    - The Survival Manuel for Women in Divorce -

    Courtesy of:
    Stephen E. Sisman

    CSP, e-Pro, REALTOR,


    Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,

    Certified Short Sale Master Default Intermediary,

    Certified Divorce Specialist,

    Associate Leadership Counsel Alumnus,

    a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

    a member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber,

    PA Lic# RS218928L  DE Lic# RS-0016238

    Keller Williams Real Estate
    610.565.1995 main 
    610.357.6101 mobile
    1400-6035 N Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 * 610.565.2001 fax
    steve@stevesisman.com * www.SteveSisman.com

    Thinking about: Selling or Buying a home in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia or New Castle County? Please visit: www.SteveSisman.com
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