Allentown, PA Real Estate News

By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
4 Critical Tips When Purchasing Foreclosures in Allentown PA   Buying a foreclosed property in Allentown and the surrounding area can be different than buying other types of real estate. In many cases you will be able to get a fantastic deal on a home, but you will need to go through quite a bit of work and negotiation. Here are four tips to help you navigate the foreclosure buying process: #1 - Find the right real estate agent The first thing to keep in mind is that your real estate broker will deal directly with the bank that owns the foreclosed property. The bank has the final say in whether they’ll accept your bid – so you want an agent who has developed a good relationship with them. #2 - Know that cheap doesn’t mean good value Sometimes the tiny price tag on a foreclosed property ...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
Perfect Single Family Home 3 Bedrooms and 1.5 Bath in Allentown PA 2011 W Highland St Allentown City, PA 18104 Perfect Single Family Home 3 Br 1.5 Bath Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Dale Kessler RS284385 Mobile: 610-573-9695 Office: 610-437-0900 Website: Visit Website Price : $134,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 1.5 Square Foot : 1,332 Lot Size : 5,996 County : Lehigh Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1940 MLS Number : 447311 click for more information and pictures Property Description New Arrival on the Allentown market may be just what you have been looking for. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home has a large back yard and is situated in a location that gives you easy access to all major highways, shopping, dining, hospitals, schools, and area ame...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
5 Bedrooms & 3 Baths Double Unit Home in Allentown City PA 306 N 9th Street Allentown City, PA 18102 5 Bedrooms & 3 Baths Double Unit in Allentown Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Dale Kessler RS284385 Mobile:610-573-9695 Office:610-437-0900 Website:Visit Website Price : $50,000 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3 Square Foot : 2,438 Lot Size : 2,200 County : Lehigh Property Type : Condo or Townhouse Year Built : 1880 MLS Number : 441273 click for more information and pictures Property Description Great 2 UNIT Opportunity Waiting For YOU, Both units feature large rooms with the first floor providing 2 brs/1 bath and the 2 3 fl having 3 brs and 2 full baths plus a den/officelean. With a detached 2 car garage for extra potential income and a nice rear yard,...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
REO, HUD, Foreclosures & Investment Properties in Allentown, PA REO, HUD, Foreclosures & Investment Properties in Allentown, PA with Dale Kessler Get to know a little about me and my team..... Consistently ranked as one of the Top REO Agents in our Market, we have a proven track record for disposing of foreclosed properties. My Team and I are very familiar with corporate procedures from verifying occupancy, cash for keys, BPOs, evictions, as well as arranging securing and movers where necessary. We have an extensive network of contractor that allows us to obtain bids for trash outs, initial and continuing lawn service/snow removal, winterizations, as well as any and all repairs. When required I will have utilities put in my name and pay contractors up front. As soon as the property is r...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
Store Front and 1 Unit Apartment in Allentown, PA 204 N 7th Street Alentown City, PA 18102 Store Front and 1 Unit Apartment in Allentown, PA Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Dale Kessler Mobile:610-573-9695 Office:610-437-0900 Website:Visit Website Price : $39,900 Bedrooms : 1 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,488 Lot Size : 958 County : Lehigh Property Type : Condo or Townhouse Year Built : 1870 MLS Number : 422982 click for more information and pictures Property Description LOCATION IS IMPORTANT..This 1st floor store with converted 1-unit apartment is within walking distance of the new Allentown Arena currently under construction. Wonderful opportunity to secure a centrally located building where you can have your business on the first floor and yo...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
Allentown, PA Home Foreclosures and Short Sale Real Estate 2281 Yost Avenue Lower Saucon Twp, PA 18105 Must See 3 Bed 1 Bath, Lower Saucon Twp, PA Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Dale Kessler Mobile:610-573-9695 Office:610-437-0900 Website:Visit Website Price : $52,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 1 Square Foot : 1,252 Lot Size : 7,841 County : Northampton Property Type : Attached Year Built : 1900 MLS Number : 411401 click for more information and pictures Property Description Come see this great semi detached home, wonderful for the first time home buyer owner occupant, close to schools, shopping, and dining. A hop, skip and a jump from the casino. Call for an appointment today. Equal Housing Opportunity. REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc : 516 Hamilto...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
Allentown, PA Home Foreclosures and Short Sale Real Estate 61 Chapman Circle Penn Forest Twp, PA 18201 Newer 3 Bed 2 Bath in Penn Forest Twp, PA Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Dale Kessler Mobile:610-573-9695 Office:610-437-0900 Website:Visit Website Price : $92,500 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,184 Lot Size : 20,909 County : Carbon Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1989 MLS Number : 414341 click for more information and pictures Property Description Cathedral ceilings, open floor plan, stone fireplace and a great deck to enjoy the quiet surroundings. Make an offer today. Equal Housing Opportunity. REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc : 516 Hamilton Street - Allentown PA 18101 : 610-573-9695
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By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
Good Evening, I was originally going to title this post "Silent Saturday" and let the picture do the talking.  But me being the verbose and anti-parsimonious bastard that I am, that obviously can't happen.  Instead, I came away from tonight's inspiration for words with a deeper understanding of our current economic woes. It is not unsavory practices in spending that have gotten our collective bank accounts in a bunch.  It isn't even the daily dose of which Political Party is in Power.  Nope, there's a simpler version to the truth of it all.  Remember Fred Savage in "The Wonder Years"?  I do.  I also recall the episode where Ben Stein played his teacher and said something to the affect of, "Every question contains its own answer." And the following picture contains it:   Before going int...
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By Phil Osborne
(Keller Williams/Lehigh Valley Homes TV)
We are living in such an amazing time in history! It is incredible that within minutes I can gather all of the information I need to write this blog post! The amount of data that is shared and received on a daily basis is mind boggling. I hear many complaints and the horror stories of what technology has done to us humans and on the flip side I have heard miraculous, emotional stories that bring incredible hope. So I believe the key to technology is how we use it! The beautiful thing about real estate is that technology can’t really touch it! There will always be humans, brick and mortar in real estate! Yes technology assists in the sale and research of home sales but at the end of the day the selling and buying of real estate will involve human interaction! I want to point out 2 things...
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
4 Bed 2 Bath Twin in Allentown City, PA 913 S 4th Street Alentown City, PA 18103 4 Bed 2 Bath Twin in Allentown City, PA Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Dale Kessler Mobile:610-573-9695 Office:610-437-0900 Website:Visit Website Price : $105,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,452 Lot Size : 4,200 County : Lehigh Property Type : Attached Year Built : 1973 MLS Number : 407120 click for more information and pictures Property Description Twin with two car garage and 4 bedrooms. Close to all major routes and shopping. A must see property! Equal Housing Opportunity. REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc : 516 Hamilton Street - Allentown PA 18101 : 610-573-9695
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By Dale Kessler, REO,Real Estate,HUD Owned, Foreclosures,Investment
(REOcomplete Real Estate, Inc.)
  Foreclosure Investing in Allentown PA- Steps To Success Equally with every other financial investment, due diligence on the part of every savvy buyer can predict a favorable outcome in the form of outstanding profit based on current marketplace trends. Careful timing, knowledgeable decisions and sound financial assets can run concurrently to secure the highest probable profit margin in investing in foreclosures. Choosing what time to obtain is probably the primary and for the most part crucial step in the foreclosure investing process. An assessment of the diverse points on which a property can be acquired readily identifies a preforeclosure obtain to be largely advantageous for the investor. It is by this moment that an investor can concurrently be of service to both a struggling hom...
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By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
To the top... ... and I promise not to "like" this post. ~  In an effort to create an outlet for any brain activity, I chose a craft I would never pursue for monetary reward.  It's one thing to be able to articulate a train a thought and quite another to tell the story in 180 pages or less. ~ -Gunther Moses-  The story is simple, as most are.  A twenty-four year old boy enters an industry that makes him a man.  That industry experiences a "redefining period" that hadn't been known since the late seventies, when Carter was in office.  If you want to get political, that's not part of the story just yet ... I'll never regret how I was trained (or not) nor the personal demons that made eight years of my life more difficult than they should have been.  Then I ran across some folks who make 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.)
  Mark this date all you horse enthusiasts!  The Elite Equestrian Pennsylvania Spring Horse Expo is almost here!  It will be held Saturday, April 10th, 2010 from 10AM until 5PM at Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.    There will be many demonstrations such as: -  Cutting horses -  Percheron Breed Highlight -  Natural Horsemanship -  Horsemanship Training Techniques -  and much more   There will also be a kid's roping clinic and contest.   In addition to the demonstrations, there will be many vendors and booths to check out for whatever your needs.  Food will also be available.   There is plenty of free parking and admission is $6 for adults and children over 12, $2 for children ages 6-11.  Admission is FREE for children under 5.   It will be a day...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury | Prudential Patt, White Real Estate | don@bradburyteam.com | (610) 952-3578 177 South Mennonite Road, Collegeville, PA Collegeville Short Sale, includes a beautiful in ground pool with pool house! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $275,000 Year Built 1961 Sq Footage 1,994 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 42,253 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This wonderful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch Located in Collegeville has it all! Home Offers hardwood floors & an open floor plan. The spacious living room features recessed lighting, a large bay window, & a cozy stone fireplace. The full kitchen with separate eating area offers more than enough counter space, chair rail & crown molding. The lower level feature...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury | Prudential Patt, White Real Estate | don@bradburyteam.com | (610) 952-3578 177 South Mennonite Road, Collegeville, PA Collegeville Short Sale, includes a beautiful in ground pool with pool house! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $275,000 Year Built 1961 Sq Footage 1,994 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 42,253 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This wonderful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch Located in Collegeville has it all! Home Offers hardwood floors & an open floor plan. The spacious living room features recessed lighting, a large bay window, & a cozy stone fireplace. The full kitchen with separate eating area offers more than enough counter space, chair rail & crown molding. The lower level feature...
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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 Jay Tilton
(WIN Home Inspection Allentown)
Last Sunday the Morning Call & Philadelphia Inquirer had the article below which essentially stated that buyers were hammering the sellers with the home inspection and that it would be EXTREMELY WISE for the Seller to get his/her own home inspection prior to putting the home on the market to prevent surprises.  All home inspectors agree with that but I would take it a little further in that before having the inspection done that the Seller do the following: ELECTRICAL - Replace broken &/or missing electrical outlet & switch covers, replace missing or burned out light bulbs, purchase ($6 - $9) & use a GFCI tester to make sure the GFCI's work, clear the area in front of the electrical panels, HEATING - Make sure baseboards &/or radiators heat up, Make sure there is a recent service report...
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By Jay Tilton
(WIN Home Inspection Allentown)
Today, I received a call from a potential client telling me his bank told him that he had to pay for a Code inspection for the home he was purchasing in Allentown.  I explained to him that he needed to call Allentown's Building Standards and Safety Department due to the fact that a Home inspection is not a code inspection.  I told him that most Home Inspectors are not licensed/certified code inspectors.  I told him that CODE was a four letter to a Home inspector and that home inspectors were aware of code but did not inspect to code.  I also said as Home inspectors we were looking for issues with items and systems that were health issues, safety issues, could cause failure of an item or system or indications that an item or system was close to failure. Finally, I went on to explain to h...
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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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