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So what’s the deal with the Stock Market? Gimme the House instead.

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

I don’t have a clue.  Used to be  able to gauge the housing market by what’s going on in the Stock Market. I gave up on that comparison a long time ago. To me it makes absolutely no sense. How can a barometer of the economy change so fast. I mean really, up 200 points […]

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Death and Taxes

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

I think you know what I mean. Its inevitable. But I guess I  anticipate  the tax portion of this phrase with  utmost dread every year. April 15, or some day real close  when the government comes a calling and tells me to pay up.  God I hate it. and I always pay. Oh I know […]

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Touchy, Feely

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Internet, smart phone,voice mail, email,Facebook. What do they all have in common?  Heck this one is easy.  They all allow so-called communication between two or more people without any overt face to face interaction. No, you can’t count Skype.You know you all have heard or seen the story, or perhaps you actually participated in the […]

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The old mortgage is back and so are the real buyers.

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by admin No Comments

Did you know that you need to have good credit to apply for a mortgage? Did you know that you have to have a job to get a mortgage? Did you know that you have to have a down payment to get a mortgage? Surprised??? Well you might be if you are one of those […]

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Here’s a little secret in negotiating with either a buyer or seller.

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Real Estate Agents are always put in a position of representing somebody. Most of us tend to think of an agent as either representing the seller or the buyer. Pennsylvania law requires that once an agent meets a consumer for the first time and there is a “significant discussion of real estate” that we are […]

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5 different ways to engage using Social Media and stay connected.

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by admin No Comments

I am getting more geekitized the older I get. I really have become fascinated with all aspects of Social Media and the profound ramifications that it has on the practice of my business, which is selling houses and helping buyers find their dream homes. I don’t feel like I am a johnny come lately to […]

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You have got to be kidding! I can still buy or sell????

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by admin No Comments

There is nothing I like to do in this world than to be with my grandkids and mess around. I  also love my job in helping and advising folks on the purchase or sale of their home. I have been doing it for over 35 years.  There is something about watching the excitement in the […]

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Thanks you guys are the best.

Posted on: May 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Wrote this a couple of years ago and I promised I would never forget.  So here it is again with a few changes to the  greatest group of folks that I know. Sam   Nick is my son. He’s a geek, a computer engineer. He is also a husband and the father of my two […]

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Coming out of a coma…

Posted on: March 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

I don’t know, I just kind of gave up last fall. When someone told me it was hard to keep a blog up and have a fresh ideas day after day, I knew it was hard but I didn’t think I would go into brain freeze almost permanently. Well I did. I thought to myself […]

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Bringing the Generations Together

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Bringing the Generations Together By Salvatore(Sam) Ruta Prudential Choice Properties Although your home may have been housing a traditional family of a mom, dad and two kids, savvy real estate agents will tell you that in order to attract more buyers, staging your house as one fit for multi-generations is the way to go. More […]

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