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Real Estate Sales Representative - Prudential Gulick REALTORS
A few weeks ago, I visited Ricketts Glen State Park, located west of Wilkes Barre, PA to hike the Falls Trail.  The Falls Trail is located within the Glens Natural Area, which is a National Natural Landmark. The Falls Trail is named for twenty-one waterfalls that cascade through the Glens Natural...
Mike by mile, the Schuylkill River Trail, a State and National Heritage Area that will reach from Philadelphia to Pottsville, PA is nearing completion. Recently the Pottstown to Reading section was opened for public use. This is a significant project milestone for the Schuylkill River Heritage As...
And I know that because I just bought a house in one. I gave up my unconnected, ¾ of an acre cul-de-sac lifestyle and moved back to Pottstown Borough. I thought it would be hard for me to adjust to having neighbors close by, cars parked in front of my house (horrors!), and (gulp) kids everywhere....
In February I adopted a 3 year-old ex-racer named Ozark Roger through Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue in Whitehall.  He joins my 12 year-old poodle mix, Tara and my three incorrigible cats.  Roger is a big boy, in Florida he raced at 68 pounds and now in retirement he is over 70 pounds.  His backbon...
Last Friday I attended the seminar "Establishing Successful TDR Programs." A "TDR" is a Transferable Development Right; development rights can be sold by a landowner separately while retaining his or her other property rights.  According to the PA Municipalities Planning Code, a single municipali...
On Thursday and Friday of last week I attended the PA Land Trust Association's Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference held at the Desmond in the Great Valley Corporate Center, Malvern.  It was well attended by many planners and representatives of non-profit land conservation organizations.  Th...
I have a fear of commitment, I'll admit it, and it may be the reason why I haven't locked in my mortgage interest rate, despite the fact that I close on my home in 43 days.  I have also not yet hired a mover. But I have a reason for my procrastination. Home inspections. Buying and selling houses ...
Last fall, before I became a realtor myself, I listed my house for sale and began my search for a new home, what will be my third house.  At the ripe old age of 38, I'm downsizing, from my 9 year old, almost 3,000 square foot home, to a 67 year old home that is less than half that size.  Life cha...

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