Expect growth in the housing market

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Momentum in the housing market is expected to continue into 2015, driven by low interest rates, tightened inventory, declining foreclosures, normalizing price appreciation and an improving economy. Nationally, new home sales have lagged behind the recovery, with barely an increase over 2013 and the share of first time homebuyers fell to the lowest level in over 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. This is largely due to the decrease in homes for sale and tightening lender standards, which are expected to ease ever-so-slightly this year.

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Will our children live longer than us?

submitted By Dr. Dane Donohue, www.WSCenters.com

How will the rise in childhood obesity and the decrease in childhood vitality affect the physical and psychological future well-being of our children? What effects will the lifestyles of our children have on their life expectancy, the national economy, and our society?

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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Holiday stress? Tame it naturally!

submitted by GNC, Newtown

The holidays are a wonderful time of year shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, they can also be a hectic time filled with chores, deadlines and responsibilities. If you’re one of the many who feel stressed and anxious this time of year, here are some natural remedies to help put the fun back in the holidays.

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Some common seller positions when selling and why you shouldn’t take them

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

  • “I need my house to sell for “X” so I can get into my next home.” Unfortunately, no one but you cares. Harsh, but think about it – would YOU pay more than market value to help out a seller you don’t even know? Enough said.
  • “I have “X” into this house and need it to sell for “Y.” See #1. While it’s true that you get a portion of some improvements back, it doesn’t hold true for basic, maintenance items, if you’ve over-improved for the neighborhood, or if you’ve customized the home and narrowed the appeal.

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Med-Spa vs. day spa

submitted by Valerie Higgins, LMA, Lifestyle MedSpa

In today’s world there are so many choices when it comes to skincare. How do you know which is right for you? Do you want the fluff of a day spa or do you want result-oriented treatments from a Med-Spa? Both can be a great place to relax and unwind after a long day, but there are some things to consider when making your choice!

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N-acetyl Cysteine: The overlooked compound

submitted by GNC, Newtown

For more than three decades, a safe, inexpensive compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. In fact, pharmaceutical companies long ago incorporated it into various patented drugs.

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Bucks County real estate market update

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Just like the weather, the real estate market is local, and national and regional statistics don’t always tell you the full story of what’s happening right here in Bucks County. Many factors influence how the market is trending, including consumer sentiment and confidence, jobs and the local economy. The statistics for year-to-date and year-over-year are very encouraging for Bucks County and it seems apparent that the positive trend will slowly continue.

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Electroencephalograms unveil autism

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Diagnosing brain activity in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is essential in developing interventions, meaningful treatments and positive outcomes. This has been made easier with information from research using electroencephalograms (EEGs), a recording of the brain’s electrical signals.

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The amazing benefits of copper peptides on your skin

submitted By Valerie Higgins, LMA, Lifestyle MedSpa

Copper was one of the first metals used in cosmetics in ancient Egypt, said to be used by Nefertiti herself! But what does copper actually do on the skin? The goal of the copper peptide is to stimulate collagen and elastin formation. Helping to rebuild and restore the skin from signs of aging.

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