Allentown, PA Real Estate News

By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
2053 Baker Dr Allentown PA 2053 Baker Dr, Allentown, PA 18103 View Map This well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as well. Backs up to the South Mountain Middle School. Modern Kitchen, Attractive decor, nice sized dining room and living room. Basement Laundry with walkout to back yard and attached garage. Parking access to garage through back alley. Three bedrooms and one bath on upper level. This is a must see property in a great neighborhood, with a competitive price. Please call for a showing appointment today. Details Asking Price: $...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Photo GalleryDescriptionThis well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as well. Backs up to the South Mountain Middle School. Modern Kitchen, Attractive décor, nice sized dining room and living room. Basement Laundry with walkout to back yard and attached garage. Parking access to garage through back alley. Three bedrooms and one bath on upper level. This is a must see property in a great neighborhood, with a competitive price. Please call for a showing appointment today. FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 1965Subdivi...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Photo GalleryDescriptionThis well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as well. Backs up to the South Mountain Middle School. Modern Kitchen, Attractive décor, nice sized dining room and living room. Basement Laundry with walkout to back yard and attached garage. Parking access to garage through back alley. Three bedrooms and one bath on upper level. This is a must see property in a great neighborhood, with a competitive price. Please call for a showing appointment today. FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 1965Subdivi...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury,Marilyn Woldow, Jodi Cheatle, Linda Hoy | Coldwell Banker Heritage 1448 W Broad St Quakertown PA 18951 | bradburyteam@bradburyteam.com | 215-536-6777 x 329 2053 Baker Drive, Allentown, PA Charming Allentown PA Townhouse Priced to Sell 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $113,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 1,152 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 2,000 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as well. Backs up to the Sou...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury,Marilyn Woldow, Jodi Cheatle, Linda Hoy | Coldwell Banker Heritage 1448 W Broad St Quakertown PA 18951 | bradburyteam@bradburyteam.com | 215-536-6777 x 329 2053 Baker Drive, Allentown, PA Charming Allentown PA Townhouse Priced to Sell 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $113,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 1,152 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 2,000 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as well. Backs up to the Sou...
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By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
  The much anticipated Great Lehigh Valley Antique Toy and Collectible show is coming.  While not the biggest Toy show, the Great Lehigh Valley Antique Toy and Collectible show has continued to grow and has really become a must attend event.   It is being held at Merchants Square Mall in Allentown on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 10AM until 3PM.  Admission is $5.   This year's show has grown to almost 100 dealers from 5 states with 170+ tables of every type of toy you could desire.  There will be a great selection of items featuring Toy Soldiers, Action Figures, Die Cast Slot Cars, Tin Toys, Star Wars, Marx, Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Dinky, Vintage Children's Books, 50 & 60's toys, Teddy Bears, Dolls, Barbie's, Pop culture, Western, Disney, GI Joes, Advertising and so much more.  They ha...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury,Marilyn Woldow, Jodi Cheatle, Linda Hoy, Janice Kutt, Jen Lorenz | Coldwell Banker Heritage 1448 W Broad St Quakertown PA 18951 | bradburyteam@bradburyteam.com | 215-536-6777 x 329 2053 Baker Drive, Allentown, PA Charming Allentown PA Townhouse Priced to Sell 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $113,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 1,152 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 2,000 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This well maintained home in the Westbrook Park community of South Allentown is a great buy for the first time home buyer that is eligible for the recently extended $8,000 tax credit, and is just starting out. Walk to shopping, playground, swimming pool and busses. Close to Little League Fields as ...
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By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
  The Lehigh Valley Fall Horse Expo 2009 is coming to Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.  It will be held Saturday, November 21 from 10AM - 5PM.   There will be vendors, speakers, live horse demonstrations and Master Magician Mark Mysterrio.   Demonstrators will be: -  David Nemeroff on Craniosacral Therapy for Animals -  Patrick King on Developing a Connection with horses -  Musical Horse Ride and Cutting Demonstration -  Dodie Sable on Endurance Riding -  Caroline Rider on Natural Horsemanship -  and more   There will also be a roping clinic and roping contest for kids.  This looks like fun.   Tickets are $6 and kids under 12 get in FREE and there is plenty of FREE parking.   I'll be there so I hope to see you there, too.  It will be a day of fun for all ages.   Click here for more...
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By Heather Moriah Martin, REALTOR - Lehigh Valley
(eXp Realty)
Lehigh Valley Real Estate & Homes - Free Upcoming Home Buying Seminar / Workshop being held in Allentown PA - Learn before you buy - Not only First Time Home Buyers - Repeat Buyers welcome too. UPDATE 5-26-10: Updated Dates/Times and Speakers FREE Home Buying Workshop    WHEN: February 6, 2010 What Time: 11am to 12:30pm                  WHERE: RE/MAX real estate Office 3021 College Heights Blvd Allentown, PA 18104           Go to MapQuest to Get Door TO Door Directions     Registration is a MUST click HERE! Refreshments will be served     WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance Programs (state & local) How to Determine how much a home is worth to make an offer. How, When, & Why to Get Prequalified How to get the seller to give you... $5000 toward your closing costs N...
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By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
A young gentlemen was pre-approved.  While a small loan, it is significant for him since it is the very first house he has ever bought.  The closing date is on the back end of November's Ides... The supporting documentation was collected and the appraisal was ordered, yet over the weekend, he spoke to the Family Attorney.  Mr. Attorney recommended that he shop around.  Alas, the chap was "approved" at a local bank at an interest rate that was about a half percent lower than we quoted.  So, he went that way. Days later, meaning today, it so happens that the local bank turned him down.  While getting into specifics may be a bad thing, they low-balled a legitamate rate they could offer him and their debt ratio requirements are tighter than an amateur porn star's balloon knot.  (No, you did...
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(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
Tired of extending Sales Contracts? Disgruntled because of bait and switch interest rate and fees? Trepid because of the surprises that pop up like a flaring zit in your teenage years? Fed up with never getting a phone call or email back in a timely manner? We hear you here at Sardi Mortgage, Inc.  Now, while Sardi Mortgage, Inc isn't an actual operation... it is an actual human being.  I breathe air.  I breathe smoke (I know should quit, Mom).  And I breathe what's best for anyone who takes a chance on a guy like me. Let me tell a story and I'll try to make it brief.  I read too many posts bloviating about this and that and never really saying anything.  I don't desire this to be one of them. About two months ago I had a return customer come to me with a two-fold question.  The first o...
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By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
  This Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, will be the 33rd Annual "Old Allentown Preservation Association House Tour".  Eleven restored home and properties in some of Allentown's oldest neighborhoods will be on display.   The tour will include 3 center city neighborhoods.   Come see how an old Victorian home was turned into a contemporary showplace with a second floor light well that gives a view of the first floor.  Check out how the backyard of a row home was turned into a relaxing retreat.   Also included in the tour is the former General Harry C. Trexler mansion, with its magnificent oak woodwork and sparkling leaded glass.   Two FREE trolleys will transport tour goers between homes.   Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day fo the tour.  Click here for ticket locations and more informatio...
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By Thomas Araujo, "YOUR SATISFACTION IS MY SUCCESS"
(Remax Real Estate)
"The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; The leader says "WE". The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, "GO"; the leader says "LET'S GO!"- H. Gordon Selfridge    No need for my commentary; this quote says all that needs to be said.
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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
    This week, we placed an offer on a home with the first Growth Leader Lead I met in person.  We did not get it, as our lowball offer was too low.  We are looking for more homes this weekend, that are priced a bit lower.  This will be my third house hunting trip with these buyers. Today, with the second Growth Leader Buyer I met in person, we placed a written offer, and after some negotiating, it was accepted!  Closing is in about 30 days from now! I have two additional sets of buyers from Growth Leader I have actually met and showed homes with.  Both are serious buyers, and preapproved and ready to buy. Growth Leader is very very good to me Don Bradbury  
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By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
Sometimes the best laid plans go unplanned.  Before Jennifer moved in with me, she visited a few months earlier.  On our way to pick up some mundane cleaning supplies, we accidently came across The Allentown Farmer's Market.  Now, despite living here since the tender age of twenty-four, I'd never been there.  Okay, so I don't get out much. We decided to peruse this uncharted territory and had a freaking blast!  We both fell in love with the place.  We go there almost every week.  One place stood out above all the others.  Clover Farm's has a stand there selling some of the highest quality meats I've ever had a chance to chow down.  While I may not get out much, I've had my fair share of high quality cuisine, working at a few dining restaurants before entering the wonderful world of mort...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
http://www.servingbucksandlehighcounties.com/ The Bradbury Team was formed to provide exceptional customer service. No team will work harder from beginning to end. Customer Service is our number one priority! We will return each call on the same day. Our mission is to always provide professionalism, honesty, integrity and full service at such a high level, that our clients are happy to refer our services to friends and family. We have successfully marketed residential and commercial property throughout Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, and throughout the Lehigh Valley for a number of years, and were multi-million dollar producers for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Combined, we exceed 100 years in Customer Service experience.
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Some say Open Houses are a waste of time! I don't think so! Open Houses are a waste of time!  Oh Really? As a new agent some years ago, I was taught to do open houses.  They said it would get you leads.  Work them and they will pay off.  I don't do them myself, they said, but as a new agent, it will pay off for you. As time went along, I sat many an open house.  If the Philadelphia Eagles are on TV at the same time, perhaps it will not be a good open house.  If they play at night or on Monday night, then perhaps it will be good.  I've done them in snow storms, rain, cold and hot, sunny and cloudy.  I like them.  Some are slow, but some have really paid off. They don't help you sell the house, others say.  They are just good at letting the neighbors and tire kickers, look around and get ...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
City parks Much of the city's park system can be attributed to the efforts of industrialist Harry Clay Texler.  Inspired by the City Beautiful movement in the early 1900s, Trexler helped create West Park, a 6.59-acre (26,700 m2) park in what was then a community trash pit and sandlot baseball field in an upscale area of the city. The park, which opened in 1909, features a bandshell,  designed by noted Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, which has long been home to the Allwntown Band and other community bands. Trexler also facilitated the development of Trexler Park, Cedar Parkway, Allentown Municipal Golf Course and the Trout Nursery in Lehigh Parkway. Trexler was also responsible for the development of the Trexler Trust, which to this day continues to provide private funding for t...
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