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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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To Do This Weekend: Partake in America's Favorite Dessert

January 22, 2016 1:03 am

Did you know January 23 is National Pie Day? Pie is the preferred dessert for special occasions throughout the year, over and above major holidays, according to the American Pie Council® (APC). Whether shared between spouses, friends, parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren, pie embodies “the simple life”—and that’s just what the holiday is all about.

On National Pie Day, take a moment to appreciate the simplicities in life. Bake a family-favorite, try a new recipe or purchase a pie from your local baker. And make sure to celebrate the day with loved ones.

After all…pie is meant to be shared!

Source: APC

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The Ideal Home for Millennials

January 22, 2016 1:03 am

Every generation has had their own set of preferences when defining the “ideal” home, and the next generation of homeowners—millennials—are no exception. But what would a millennial’s ideal home look like?

Enter the Responsive Home project, a collaboration between BUILDER magazine and Pardee Homes, to answer that question. The recently completed project called upon design professionals to develop concept homes that appeal to millennial tastes. The result is the “Contemporary Farmhouse” and the “Contemporary Transitional,” both of which offer adaptable floor plan options, smart home technology and indoor-outdoor flow.

The concept homes also include features like:

• Bedroom Suites (Complete with full bath, kitchenette and outside entrance)

• Casitas (Complete with covered private patio, small kitchen, full bath and adjoining fitness room)

• Electric Car Chargers

• “Flex” Spaces (Convertible area to accommodate long- or short-term rentals, or growing families)

• Retractable Doors

• Roof Sensors (Detect rain and communicate to a garden irrigation system to conserve water) 

“Designed based on the exclusive insights of our target buyer, millennials, this project is the intersection of insights and collaboration among researchers, designers, builders, architects and more,” says Klif Andrews, spokesperson for Pardee Homes. “Through this process, we’ve defined the concept of a ‘responsive’ home.”

Source: Hanley Wood

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