Jay Ginsberg blog

What is a Home Inpection?

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on April 02, 2019 in  Bucks County PA  Real Estate Advice
What is a Home Inspection? In the process of closing a home sale, the buyer typically hires a home inspector to come to the house and perform a visual observation. In accordance with the state’s standards, the home inspector identifies health, safety, or major mechanical issues. When Does a Home Inspection Happen During a Home Sale? In a home sale, there are two types of home inspections: a buyer’s inspection and a seller’s inspection (or a pre-listing inspection). A buyer’s inspection occur... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

Wash Your Danged Windows

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on March 20, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Every year you promise yourself that this will be the year I wash all the windows in the house. And yet you still have dirty windows. Dirty you say - but I can still see through them! Take a paper towel and sprinkle a little vinegar on it. Or the glass cleaner under the sink that you bought three years ago and only use on the bathroom mirrors. I guarantee you will be amazed at the black that comes off of the windows that you can see through. Having trouble growing plants? Wash your windows. Feeling the pinch ... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

Bare is Better Than Awful

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on February 22, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Be honest: Are you the proud owner of a velvet painting or dogs playing poker? Perhaps a “Paint by Numbers” that you completed in middle school that looks perfect in your hall bathroom? An Ikea frame that still hold the poster art it came with hanging in your dining room? If you are thinking of putting your home on the market it’s time to let that bad art go. I was with some folks recently who were shopping for homes. One home in particular had large art hanging on the walls. The only comments by... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

What your Builder Wishes you Knew

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Remodeling
Are you considering major home renovations? Here are a few things that will make your Builder/Contractor smile and maybe make the process a whole lot easier.   Do your homework You don’t even make dinner reservations until you cross reference the reviews on Yelp and Open Table – shouldn’t you spend some time checking the reviews on the builders you will be speaking to? The time it takes to come to the property and give you a quote is time he or she will not be making money. Have your q... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed
The title sounds a little flippant but sufferers of seasonal affective disorder know the dread that comes with first drop in temperature. Once the holidays, with the hustle and bustle (and Christmas lights), is done those long moths of January, February and March stretch coldly ahead. There are some things that you can do to your house in order to help get through those long winter months. 1.    Wash your windows every single Autumn. Before the weather gets too cold wash every single window i... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed