Highland Gate is a community of 244 that was built by Toll Brothers in 1987. They are single family homes with interior square footage between 2,000 - 3,500. Lot sizes generally range from 0.25 to 0.5 acres with a median of 0.3 acre.
Highland Gate is situated in Award winning Blue Ribbon Neshaminy School District. Neshimany school District is a top school district in Bucks County.
Open Floor Plan! Expanded & Completely Remodeled Tyler Model. Walk up the EP Henry Hardscaped driveway accented by solar lighting. Take notice of the newer siding and stone exterior (2010) Hardscaping encircles the lush landscaping adding to the home’s appeal. Enter the home through the upgraded decorative glass door that enhances the home’s exterior. The foyer is highlighted by ceramic tile and imported forged wrought iron/brass railing leading upstairs . Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding extend thru the living room to the dining room. The bright & airy dining room is great for holiday dinners. Sit at the dining room table and gaze out your French doors (2010) that lead to your elevated hardscaped patio. Adjacent is the kitchen with breakfast bar. A newer designer kitchen includes granite countertops, custom SS tile backsplash with subway tiles(2011), pull out cabinets, large pantry, glass faced cabinet doors, newer Stainless Steel Appliances (2011) & fabulous lighting! The 28 x 23 "Great Room" boasts floor to ceiling windows that bring the outside in, along with a welcoming wood burning fireplace w/marble surround. The powder room includes upgraded tile, corian countertop & even an electric toilet. Upstairs reveals three bedrooms and two remodeled bathrooms. The hall bathroom (2011) has been beautifully remodeled with an attractive ornate granite counter top, glass vessel sink, custom built in shelves, custom ceramic tile tub surround, and spa bathtub. Let the Master Bedroom Suite be your oasis! Suite includes neutral paint newer hardwood bamboo floor (2014), a sitting area & huge closet along with an incredible master bath featuring granite pedestal sinks, spa steam shower, oversized whirlpool tub, imported mosaic floor & heat lamps and stone walls. Connected to the master bath is the spacious walk in closet with cedar doors and shelving. Downstairs hosts the finished basement (2011) with custom corian countertops and is setup to entertain or enjoy a movie in the theater like setting. The fenced rear yard is ideal for entertaining with two EP Henry Hardscaped Patios (2010). Host a BBQ for friends and family, and enjoy your new home. The Home also features: Surround sound can be found in the Master BR, Great Room & Patios, Custom drapes & blinds (2011), Vinyl fencing (2011), sprinkler system (2012), New electric panel 300 Amp (2010), Frigidaire front load laundry(still under warranty), 2 car garage, and newer windows in kitchen, & front bedrooms (2014). This breathtaking home is one of a kind with luxurious upgrades & features.
How to Save Money when you Sell
There are so many ways a seller can lose money when selling and it starts with not hiring the right expert realtor.
You need a Pitbull negotiator. Someone that is relentless. People don’t understand how important an aggressive negotiator is for the sale of your home.
When another agent accepts a lower commission they are not going to do much marketing and they are not a skilled negotiator.
If they can’t negotiate their own commission, why would you want them to negotiate your sales price?
You need someone to treat your money like it is their own.
We spend thousands on marketing to bring you the most amount of potential buyers as possible so you can yield the most money for your home. Hire an Expert Realtor with Experience. Beware of the average Realtor who lists 1-2 per year.
Thinking about selling your home. Contact us today for a preliminary listing appointment where we illustrate how you can get the most money for your home if you start in advance. (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
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Yardley Hunt was built over several years, primarily by Toll Brothers, starting in 1977. There were about five basic floor plans, with the average house size being about 2650 square feet. Floor plans include ranch, split and colonial style homes. Lot sizes are generally just under 1/2 acre. Because of the age of the neighborhood, there are large, mature trees, which give the neighborhood some character. There are two banks of tennis courts that are actually owned by Lower Makefield Township, within Yardley Hunt. Yardley Hunt is in a great location, very close to 95 for commuting, and within walking distance of shopping, Yardley Boro, and Lower Makefield Township community facilities, including the Township pool complex.
Set amidst the rolling hills of Yardley Hunt. Pride of ownership is evident throughout. The owners have genuinely updated their home with the finest materials and finishes. Step inside to the foyer which opens to the family room and living room. Enter the bright and airy family room through French doors. The family room is highlighted by recessed lighting, brick hearth fireplace with custom fireplace screen, and newer French doors leading to the rear patio. Just off the family room is the 12 x 15 three seasons sunroom with indoor/outdoor carpet. Just imagine sitting in the sunroom and enjoying the warmth of the sun caress your skin on a beautiful autumn day. Remodeled by Tinkermen’s Construction, Inc. www.yardleykitchenbath.com, light floods the kitchen through the bay window overlooking the rear yard. The kitchen has recessed lighting and features cherry wood cabinets with lighted cabinets above to display fine china, English tile backsplash, like-new Kenmore appliances and a new dishwasher. The sink has an instant hot water dispenser. Adjacent from the kitchen is the banquet sized dining room, ideal for entertaining. The downstairs powder room was recently remodeled with an extra-large vanity accented by granite counter top. Upstairs reveals four bedrooms and two remodeled bathrooms with heated floors by Tinkermen’s. The hall bath was beautifully enlarged and remodeled and includes his/her sinks with corian counter tops and bathtub with ceramic tile that is surrounded with custom corian shelves. The master bedroom is sure to please with a walk-in closet and private bathroom. This master bath once again includes his/her sinks with corian counters, and a frameless glass shower with ceramic tile with built-in seating. Full finished basement with recess lighting offers additional square footage, a private office and extra storage space. The home also features: window treatments, newer heater, newer central air, lighting rods and a whole-house surge protector. The owners have fully transferable Sears service contracts on range and stove, microwave, refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine.
Staging....Common Pitfalls When Selling
There are 5 Common Pitfalls when selling. Remember a pitfall is a hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty. An expert Realtor can help you eliminate these hidden dangers and net you the most money in the least time. Ultimately, you should hire your expert Realtor months to years in advance so you have the best chance at netting the most money.
Home Selling Pit Falls
5- Overseeing details
Today we are going to discuss the 1st pitfall....Staging and offer some tips.
Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money.
Tip #1 - Unnecessary Furniture
- Less stuff = more money
- Less Stuff =more room which makes the rooms look larger
Tip #2 - Don’t Block Natural Light
- Don’t have shades closed, allow room to be flooded with light
- Do not allow your realtor to take pictures with shades closed
Tip #3 - Corners
- Important to keep furniture out of corners so people can see how big the room is
Tip #4 - Knick Knacks
- The More knick knacks you put away, the more money will make. Buyers can see the extra space.
Tip #5 - Centerpieces
- You do not need to put centerpieces on the tables. Table should be nice and open.
Tip #6 - Remove Personal Pictures
- Fix holes in the walls
- Buyers need to envision themselves in your home
Tip #7 - Clean out Closets
- Make closets look clean, neat and organized
- Storage space is important to buyers. Put summer/winter clothes away
- Less is More!
Tip #8 - Cleaning
- Have your home professionally cleaned, including the basement.
- Get rid of cob webs, clean b/w windows. Spend the extra $ it makes a HUGE difference.
Tip # 9 - Paint
- Paint goes a long way. Paint home all one color. An off white color
never white – white
- Paint all trim white
- Paint your garage.
Tip #10 - Clean out Garage & Basement
- Sweep & wash down
- Paint walls off white and floor grey or use Apoxy paint
- Buyers aren’t dumb, they want a large storage space as well. You need your garage and basement to look its best as well
- Start Packing. Your Moving! Rent a storage space.
Tip #11 - Six Panel Doors
- Six Panel Doors can transform your old home into a new home. For $30, some paint and a brushed nickel door knob you can have a room that looks like a million bucks.
Remember, You need to have a realtor who is experienced and there to protect you as well as your asset.
If you have any questions about today's topic, or about real estate in general, please give me a call at 215-757-7257 or send me an email. We'd love to hear from you!