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Real Estate Agent - John Franc Realtor ABR Vandyk Group - NJ License - 1537463
I just wanted to share this ad that was listed in the "HELP WANTED" section of the classified ads: TANKER DRIVERS NEEDED with experience.  Immediate openings. Call xxx-xxx-4811.  If you are an addict, alcoholic, or can't get out of bed in the morning don't respond.  I already have some of those. ...
I just read an article in the Pocono Record that there are over 800 deer killed on Monroe County roads a  year.  This amount accounts for only the deer that are picked up as many more run off into the woods to die or recover.  No wonder the car insurance industry wants to increase the limits on t...
The Poconos enjoyed one of the best 4th of July weekends weather wise ever!  I can't wait to see the results that local businesses had, I'm sure they were all happy.  The economy has negatively affected most of our local businesses and this weekend's influx of tourists really helped them all.  I ...
Just a friendly reminder that we make sure that we keep our pets cool during this "heat"!  I stopped at a diner today for lunch and saw a driver leave a Great Dane in his truck while he went in for lunch.  As we were leaving I heard the truck running and the air conditioner was on full blast and ...
Mt. Airy Casino recently opened up a totally "smoke free" free that overlooks the lake.  A recent contest determined that the new slots room will be called the "Lakeside Room".  I haven't been to the Mt. Airy Casino for a few years but may test my luck this weekend since I (ex-smoker) cannot tole...
I took the afternoon off yesterday to do a little smallmouth bass fishing.  I hadn't been to Promised Land State Park in a couple years & decided to go give it a try.  Fishing was slow until about 7:00 pm and then it broke loose with a bunch of nice 15" smallies.  We were using Yamamoto black 6" ...
I just had another closing with an investor that I work with.  The sold price on this property was $41K and needed very little work.  He plans on renting it for $1200.00 a month which is the going rental rate in that area.  This is the same investor that closed on a property about a month ago for...
I just wanted to kick this thought this around!  Are the record low mortgage rates hurting the housing market recovery?  On the surface it would seem that they should be helping but are they?  Just think if the rates started to creep up ever so slowly.  This could create a case of urgency to all ...
The Mt. Airy Casino is having a contest to name it's new totally smoke free slots room.  Winner will receive dinner for 2 at either Mount Airy's "le Sorelle Cucina or the Red Steakhouse resturant and an overnight stay.  Entrants must be over 21 or older & can send their suggestions to contest@mta...
I just heard an interesting story about some sellers in our foreclosure market.  It takes about 18 months for a home to be foreclosed on in our area.  A seller could stop paying his mortgage of let's say $1500.00 a month for 18 months.  That would equate to about $27,000.00 in that period the sel...

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