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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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Where to Score Summer Savings

August 3, 2015 1:51 am

For savvy shoppers, the summer season means sales, and lots of them. With careful planning, any shopper, savvy or not, can score big savings on everything from household appliances and electronics to toys and clothing. To take advantage of some of the best deals and pricing of the year, suggests these tips.

• If you’ve been putting off a large purchase for your home, summer is an ideal time to splurge – without really splurging, of course. Home improvement tools and materials are typically on deep discount in summer, along with other big-ticket items like appliances, furniture and décor.

• Families wanting to have fun in the backyard this summer should consider purchasing sale-price outdoor toys and games, including sports gear and apparel.

• Clothing clearance sales on tank tops, sandals, shoes, shorts, swimwear and eyewear heat up during the height of summer. Prices continue to come down as retailers look to move inventory ahead of the back-to-school shopping season.

• Early back-to-school sales bring sharp price drops on laptops and desktop computers. Shopping ahead of these sales will assure parents shop from a better selection of models and features their kids want and need.


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Walk This Way: Accessible Communities a High Priority

August 3, 2015 1:51 am

Americans have a penchant for walkable communities more so than they have in the past, with millennials favoring walkability by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a recent poll by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University.

Poll findings indicate nearly half of respondents would prefer to live in communities containing houses with small yards, but within easy walking distance of community amenities. While 60 percent of respondents live in detached, single-family homes, a quarter of those would rather live in an attached home in an area with greater walkability. Millennial respondents, especially, prefer to live within walking distance of shops and restaurants and have a short commute.

Respondents also point to community transportation options, such as sidewalks, as positive factors when purchasing a home. Millennial respondents show a stronger preference than other generations for expanding public transportation and providing transportation alternatives to driving, such as biking and walking, while also increasing the availability of trains and buses.

Source: NAR

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