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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
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Homebuyers Today Reap Rewards Quickly

July 17, 2015 1:09 am

Though some homebuyers who bought 10 years ago have not broke even on their investment, buyers today can break even in two years or less, according to a recent Zillow® analysis. Nationally, homebuyers today can break even in an average of 1.9 years.

"It's very clear that when it comes to maximizing gains from an investment in real estate, timing really does matter a great deal," says Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. "However, timing isn't everything, and trying to time the market perfectly is incredibly difficult, even for professionals.

“There are any number of factors to consider when purchasing a home, only one of which is the potential for financial gain,” Humphries adds. “Potential buyers should always place their personal needs and their family's needs first, and make the decision to buy only when they are ready to make a significant investment of both their time and money. Just because the math might say to buy or rent in a given area, personal preferences and situations vary greatly, and there is no one answer that is right for everybody."

Source: Zillow

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Traveling with Your Tablet? Protect Devices with These Tips

July 16, 2015 1:09 am

Technology is a vital vacation companion for many travelers, but your plans can go awry if your mobile devices become lost on your trip. According to mobile device insurance provider Asurion, more than half of travelers store boarding passes, driving directions, confirmation numbers, itineraries and more on portable devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops. To avoid scrambling to recover a lost device and important information, the experts at Asurion suggest vacationers follow these tips.

• Use hotel room safes when possible.
Put tablets and other electronics in the safe during the day when they are not in use to protect them from damage, loss or theft.

• Double-check your surroundings when exiting public transportation. Lots of phones are accidently left in cabs, planes and buses. Check the seat, seat back pockets and floor one last time before leaving.

• Don't leave belongings unattended in public spaces. Avoid leaning backpacks, bags and purses against a chair or over the back of a seat. This gives potential thieves easy access to the valuable electronics inside.

• Get a good carrying case, and use it. When not in use, store portable electronics like cameras, phones and tablets in a sturdy case. This will help protect against scratches, dents and water damage.

And most importantly – if you don’t need it, don’t bring it!

Source: Asurion.com

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