Allentown, PA Real Estate News

Don Wenner | Keller Williams Real Estate | donwenner1@hotmail.com | 484-542-2868 2640-2644 SW Broder St, Allentown City, PA Check out this ranch style home with a one car garage and lots of parking 2BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $89,000 Year Built 1941 Sq Footage 880 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 6,300 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Great opportunity to invest. Check out this ranch style home with a one car garage and lots of parking. Knee wall stone front. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own a single for under $100,000. Home needs work. Being sold as is. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Living room Dining room Stove/Oven Basement Laundry area - garage COMMUNITY FEATURES Garage parking ADDITIONAL ...
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Don Wenner | Keller Williams Real Estate | donwenner1@hotmail.com | 484-542-2868 335 S 18th St, Allentown City, PA GREAT END UNIT IN SOUTH ALLENTOWN! 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $139,900 Year Built 1925 Sq Footage 1,494 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Lot Size 2,340 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION GREAT END UNIT IN SOUTH ALLENTOWN! Nothing to do but move-in. Hardwood floors as you enter into the sunroom and continue through the living room and dining room. Entire home has all been freshly painted and updated. Bathroom with new fixtures. Exterior is maintenance free with brand new large deck in the back which extends to two off street parking spots. This is truly home you can settle right into and not skip a beat in your life. Lowest price on...
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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.)
  Attention all Lehigh Valley Equestrians!  The Horse Expo is coming to Allentown, PA! February 26th - March 1st, Harrisburg held their annual Horse Expo in the Farm Show Complex.  For those of you that missed it, here is another opportunity for all of you to attend a Horse Expo.  And it's held in our own backyard.  (Even those that had the pleasure of attending the Harrisburg Horse Expo might not want to miss this.)   The Eastern Pennsylvania Spring Horse Expo will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 (sorry it's for one day only), from 10 AM until 6PM at the Ag-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA.    Admission is $5 per person for adults and children 13 and older.  Children 12 and under get in for FREE.  Parking is FREE and plentiful.   This event is sponsored by the "B...
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Don Wenner | Keller Williams Real Estate | donwenner1@hotmail.com | 484-542-2868 2310 S 11th St, Allentown City, PA A ranch home that sits on a hill overlooking the city 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House offered at $179,900 Year Built 2007 Sq Footage 1,088 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 5,634 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This ranch home sits on a hill overlooking the city. Original home has been rebuilt inside and out. Now a three bedroom, one and half bath home with a new eat-in kitchen. Living room with stone fireplace. New furnace, new roof and new siding. Two decks to enjoy the view. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Living room Dishwasher Stove/Oven Microwave Base...
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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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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
growth leader blog Leads, Leads, and more leads.  They keep coming!  It is very exciting! Almost everyday, My Blackberry alerts me that I have another sales lead from the Growth Leader Lead Generation on line program from Market Leader. I have had as many as 4 leads in the same day!   When there is a phone number included, I call them immediately.  So quick in fact, that at times, the client is still on my web site for their first visit. The Growth Leader program is a complete contact management system, that manages your leads for you.  You file them in seperate files, like hot leads, inactive leads, and you can also file the active leads according to immediate, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, etc. You can see exactly what homes your contact has viewed and when.  The system then recommends home...
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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
For years I have tried to explain to clients that depending on their circumstances it may make more financial sense to pay down debt instead of your mortgage.  Liz Pulliam Weston posted an article that I think everyone who pays additional against their mortgage may find very interesting!Here's a link to the article:http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/HomeFinancing/DontRushToPayOffThatMortgage.aspx  A question you can think about is what is the rate of return on the equity that is stuck in my home?  That would be 0! Joe Gonzalez1st Metropolitan Mortgage610-351-7510
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By Don Wenner
(DLP Realty)
Don Wenner | Keller Williams Real Estate | donwenner1@hotmail.com | 484-542-2868 2201-2203 E Pennsylvania St, Allentown City, PA stone Cape Cod in Allentown City 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House offered at $149,900 Year Built 1944 Sq Footage 1,264 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 9,150 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This stone Cape Cod is a great deal. Large corner lot minutes from Rt 22 & Rt 78. Huge three bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home with over 1200 square footage. Wood burning stone fireplace in living room, enclosed sun patio and hardwood floors throughout. Bring all offers!! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Fireplace Hardwood floor Living room Dining room Refrigerator Stove/Oven Basement Balcony, Deck, or Patio ADDITIONAL P...
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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
Rates are fantastic but they will only last for so long!  You need to take advantage while you still can!!  Call us today at 610-351-7510 for your free rate quote. Joe Gonzalez1st Metropolitan Mortgage610-351-7510 Officejgonzalez@1stmetro.net www.1stmetropolitan.net
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
How honest should I be with my seller?   This was my original post in November, where I received an email reply of feedback on my local listing.  Since then, after 61 comments, all with great advice and thoughts, My seller has moved out with the house still on the market. This is a widow of 18 months, who just needed to get out of her house and move to her new life in Ohio.  She was very difficult, but at the same time very sensitive and emotionally drained.  She left her home with the moving van the day after Christmas.  She left a dirty home, with numerous things behind, like the dining room table and chairs, and selected items that she just didn't want. In my earlier post, I asked the Active|Rain community how they would handle this situation.  How honest should I be with my seller? ...
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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.)
  Do you enjoy model railroads?  If you do, this is the event for you!    The Great Lehigh Valley Train Meet will be held at Merchants Square Mall at 1901 S. 12th St. in Allentown, PA January 17th and 18th, 2009.   The Great Lehigh Valley Train Meet is a unique show and is still growing and improving each year.  The Train Meet has 2 shows in one location and one weekend.  Each day of the show is dedicated to different scales and items.      This is the only show in the area dedicated to the scale modeler and operator.  It has been very well received and continues to grow and attract vendors and attendees from 5 states.  Even though this is a smaller venue, it is able to provide 10,000 sqaure feet with 175 tables of Scale items for the collector and modeler.   On Saturday, you will find ...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
  It is not about the points.  It really isn't.  Active Rain is for those that are not willing to sit and wait for the business to fall in your lap.  If you are an aggressive Realtor, and understand that you must go out and find your business on your own, then you are a Rainmaker.  You must be active on a consistant basis.  Every day, you are dumming up business.  You are going to make it Rain.  Believe in the 80 / 20 Rule?  Then those of us that are Rainmakers, represent 20% of the Realtors, that are producing 80% of the business. I have gone to meetings in the past year to talk about the success that I have found through Active Rain, and now these many other social networks as well like Twitter, Face Book, linkedin, zillow, Trulia Voices, to name a few.....    Most are from the 80% t...
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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.)
  Would you like a relaxing night out on the town?  You can with "$5 after 5" an evening at the Allentown Art Museum followed by dinner at the Allentown Brew Works.   Sound good to you?  Well, here's how it works.  The museum is open from 5PM - 7PM on the second Friday of every month through March.  The admission at this time is only $5.  In addition to the regular artwork, you can tour the neon light art exhibit by Stephen Antonakos through January 11th.  There is also a guided tour of American-made hooked rugs display.   The museum's holiday store will be open and Christmas themed items are 30% off.   After visiting the museum, stop by the Allentown Brew Works for dinner, where you will get a free sampler.  Make sure you call to make your dinner reservations, though, to ensure a spot ...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
How many friends do you have on Facebook?  Try Twitter!  Twitter is a similar social network, that will allow you to get your name out there, and your business as well, for the consumer to see.  Social Networks are growing in importance, and this one is one you should try! Twitter is widely known in the social networking scene, and is available for us, as Active Rain Members, to post our blog postings there for Free!.  Yes, Free. Here in Active Rain, as shown in the screen shot on the right, simply go to settings.  There, you will see a place to enter your Twitter username and Twitter password.  This is free folks! Then, your blog posts will show up on the Twitter system. Many more consumers are aware of this social network, and getting your blog posts out there will certainly help the ...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Now is a great time to buy. Interest rates are down, Prices are certainly lower! Inventory is high. Deals are there to be had! 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 ex...
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By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
    Welcomes  Beth Forbes !!!!!     I wanted to welcome Beth Forbes to Infinity Home Mortgage Company as the Branch Manager of our Allentown, PA office...  what a breath of fresh air in so many ways. Not only a true professional, but very knowledgeable in regards to the mortgage industry in so many ways. Let's take a quick look at that. Beth got into the mortgage business in 2000. Here is what she has done in that time period....   Mortgage Originations (loan officer) 2000 - present                     Loan processor 2000 - 2001                     Mortgage loan underwriter 2001 - 2003                                                                 Sr. VP of Operations 2003 - 2008     So as you can see the reason why I am very excited for Beth to join our company, in regards to her qual...
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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.)
  Last week the National Association of REALTORS(r) and the US Conference of Mayors named Allentown, PA, an Ambassador City for its Hometown Heroes Program.  This program creates home-ownership opportunities for police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel for the city.   The Hometown Heroes Program was created by the City of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS(r).  This program aids need-based financial assistance and education to the home buyer of Allentown's public safety work force, to assist them with purchasing a principal residence within the city.   Through this program, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who qualify would be eligible for mortgage-interest or mortgage insurance buy-downs.  The Hometown Heroes Program hopes ...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Hello up there in Allentown, PA.  My name is Larry Story from Greensboro, NC.  As you know by now Mack Trucks is moving their headquarters to the Volvo Corporate Campus here in Greensboro, North Carolina.  I would like to offer my services to any of your past clients, family, friends, or acquaintances that you may have that are relocating to our area.  I am with Coldwell Banker Triad and we are relo qualified in the Weichert Network which is the relocation company that Mack Trucks is using.  So if you want to get paid I can help with any referrals that you want to send south.  All my referrals get paid simply because I turn in every referral to my relocation department in corporate.  They of course take a few percent out on top for managing the transactions but, this way I do not have t...
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By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Interesting article today in the Allentown Morning Call today:   http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-shame-1015cn,0,6629405.story   I'd be interested to see what other professionals think of this idea. Should it be implemented in Schuylkill County (my own county) and other parts of PA?   Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski launched a program today aimed at drawing attention to city landlords who let their property deteriorate. The program is called the Landlord Hall of Shame, and its first inductees were Adam and Ira Thor, two brothers who reside in New Jersey and own at least eight properties in the city. Pawlowski made the announcement during a press conference in front of 343-345 N. 9th Street, which is owned by Adam Thor. Pawlowski said the property has numerous code violations that have w...
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Inman News reported that HUD will detail the 4 billion grant program this month. The link to the article is below. HUD details $4 billion grant program The program is called Neighborhood Stabilization and contains specific grants for cities. The program link in spanish is Programa de estabilización de vecindarios (NSP). For the community of Allentown Pennsylvania the allocation for the NSP is $2,113,456. Keep the blue sky up!    
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