Monday, October 13, 2014

Frank A. McKee Charity Golf Classic

McKee raised $30,000 for the Navy Seal Foundation,
a non-profit organization that supports the needs of U.S. Navy SEALs, recognized as the most elite fighting force within our U.S. military and their families.
The Golf Classic, which attracted 200 golfers along with a number of generous corporate sponsors, was held to honor these warriors and assist the foundation. We were proud to help this cause and even prouder of the golfers who participated. 

“Without the these heroes and the protection they provide, we wouldn’t be where we are now,” said Frank McKee Jr., the firm’s vice president of sales and marketing.  “They are so humble and appreciative, it makes it even more rewarding to support and give back to them.”
For over a decade, the McKee team has been committed to helping our vets. From building a home for a disabled soldier, to swinging for the Seals, we appreciate America’s finest and say “thank you for your service.”

McKee Builders also made the news in 2006 when they partnered with Homes for Troops to build a home for a disabled Army veteran returning from Iraq after losing both legs in battle. It is yet another way The McKee Group shows its pride in America and support for our troops.

McKee has dedicated over 60 years to creating exciting 55+ lifestyle communities in the best locations across Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Headquartered in Springfield, Pa., they are a recognized leader in their field and were recently ranked by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the Philadelphia Metro Area.
To learn more about one of the five premier McKee communities and their locations, or to view individual home floor plans at each, visit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spring Arbor Social Calendar

Spring Arbor's 55+ community is an epicenter for active adult homes in Delaware. The calendar is bursting with opportunities to get out there, get active, and make some friends, ranging from activities such as line dancing, yoga, and water aerobics, to social gatherings like mah jong, rummikub, and book club, to charity opportunities and much, much more. This is only a small smattering of what is available to community members.

For more information, check out the Spring Arbor website, or take a look at the September calendar below!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Staging a Home to Sell

I hope you got some useful tips from part 1 of Nina's guest blogs.  As promised, here is part 2.  There are really great ideas for anyone considering a move to a 55+ new home community in here.  Don't forget to visit our website to see what's new at 

In my last post I addressed what I refer to as, the 'Where do I begin' phase in selling your home.  I left off with telling you the next important step in doing that would be 'Staging your home,' and I would deal with that in my next blog. So, here goes.  'Staging' plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your home will sell before you actually put it on the market.  Professional Stagers are good at what they do, their price tag bears that out.  As an  experienced Professional Organizer I can help you achieve the same results more cost efficiently.  Below is an outline on staging your home and property to sell, more often than not, at your full asking price:

•   Curb appeal is the most important aspect in staging your home.  We all know ‘first impressions are lasting’.  That being said, what is the condition of your home's entire exterior?  Is your roof in good shape?  Does anything need to be power washed?  i.e.: your homes framework, whether Stone, Brick, Vinyl or Wood. How about Windows, Gutters, Patios, Driveways and Walkways?  Is your landscaping eye-catching or an 'Eyesore?  All of this is what gives your home great ‘curb appeal.’  And, what prospective buyers will see first when they pull up.  Make sure your entire exterior is a precursor and a good reflection on your interior. 
•   As I indicated in my previous article, a bitter enemy for any home is clutter, especially one on the market!  Remove as much clutter from your home as possible.  This includes closets, cabinets, and any room that has a door.  Keep in mind, when buyers are doing a walk-through, they will open all doors.  Make sure all trash, things to donate or recycle and everything you are not keeping is out-of-the-way or disposed of.
•   If you have decided to add a fresh coat of paint to walls or cabinets, keep it fresh and simple by using a warm neutral color which will open up space.  If you would like to add a ‘spark’ of color, limit it to one accent wall such as behind a bed.
•   When you have donated or removed all unwanted furniture, reposition the furniture you're keeping by ‘floating’ the pieces away from the walls.  This ensures good traffic flow.  
•   Accessories are important, but don’t over do it.  Your goal is to impart an atmosphere of a house that is more of a home; this can be achieved by placing family photos, personal items and knick-knacks throughout.  Keep in mind, ‘less is more.’  
•   Make sure your home is well lit.  If need be, add overhead lighting or lamps where necessary.  
•   Fresh flowers and lit candles work wonders.

Next time we'll deal with the most dreaded task of all...the move itself. 
Remember, if you are feeling overwhelmed, I am just a phone call away.

Written by Nina Bowdler, Professional Organizer, Divine Intervention. 

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