Nazareth, PA Real Estate News

By Pam Burzynski, Bethlehem Area Homes, Grace Realty Co. Inc.
(Grace Realty Co. Inc.)
I have a new listing which had the first showing booked. Yay! Of course, on the first showing everyone, the sellers and myself, are curious about what these first lookers think about the property.  I always tell my sellers I'll contact all the agents and try to get feedback, but also warn them some agents don't give feedback, much feedback can be bogus, and the whole feedback routine is over rated, if you think about it. Then I explain to the sellers why obtaining feedback isn't usually helpful. I have found explaining just about anything in advance, while time consuming upfront, makes life easier and less stressful for everyone concerned in the end. So, why is getting feedback over rated? Well, first off, the agents showing the property are representing the buyers. When I'm representin...
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By Pam Burzynski, Bethlehem Area Homes, Grace Realty Co. Inc.
(Grace Realty Co. Inc.)
Why is it a Good time to buy a home it it's not a Buyer's Market? The definition of a Buyers market is a market which has more sellers than buyers.  So for Real Estate a buyers market "normally" means the supply of homes exceeds the number of buyers looking to buy, thereby driving prices down and giving the buyers the upper hand in negotiating. Normally, lower prices result from this excess supply of homes over the demand for homes. Are we in a “traditional” Buyers Market? Definitely not in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Remembering that Real Estate pricing and trends are area specific, most areas in the "Valley" and especially, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Easton and Hanover Township are experiencing very low inventory of homes for sale while prices are trending slowly upward not downward. Instead of ...
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By Pam Burzynski, Bethlehem Area Homes, Grace Realty Co. Inc.
(Grace Realty Co. Inc.)
If you are like so many people, just watching the Olympics and the athletes is inspiring to you. I'm inspired by the hard work, discipline, confidence, and mental toughness of these athletes.  If you do or did participate in sports at all, have you ever wondered what would or could happen if you just pushed yourself a little harder? Do you ever have the feeling that you blew it, that it's too late for you to achieve that Olympic Gold? Well, maybe it is too late for you to actually qualify for the Olympics, but it's never too late to challenge yourself and get that same Olympic Gold feeling of satisfaction and the adrenalin rush that super-star athletes get. Our local Y here in Nazareth, PA has just about every type of class and equipment you could think of to help you get that feeling 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.)
  Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor our service people and Veterans.    Nazareth held a parade today to honor these heroes.   It started out with the local service men and women marching at the start of the parade, followed by the area Veterans.  As they came marching down the street, the spectators clapped and gave them a standing ovation to show their appreciation.    The rest of the parade included Nazareth Area HS and Nazareth Area Middle school marching band playing "God Bless America", the local cub scout and brownie troops, and, finally, the Nazareth Area fire departments and rescue trucks.   The parade ended at the Nazareth circle for a brief ceremony for the Veterans and armed forces personnell.   Thank you to all that have served this great country to protect us and our fr...
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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.)
    Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI Pennsylvania License #RS297130 Residential, Rural and Horse Properties and Farms Keller Williams Real Estate  
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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.)
    Brigita McKelvie. REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI Pennsylvania License #RS297130 Residential, Rural and Horse Properties and Farms Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA        
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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 buyers interested in purchasing a town home in the Nazareth Area School District!   Mark this date.  Sunday, March 7th, 2010 I will be holding an open house in the Redcliffe Townhome development in the Nazareth Area School District in Pennsylvania.    This townhouse is a brand new end unit at an amazingly low price.  It includes numerous upgrades, fireplace in the Family Room.  The kitchen has a center island with crown molding.  It also features a second floor laundry.   The address is 3575 Penfield Way.  The directions to this home are as follows: Take Route 22 to Route 512 North towards Bath for about 10 minutes.  In Bath, make a right onto Route 248 East.  Go about 1/2 mile and Redcliffe Townhomes are on our left.    Come out and see this new home at an affordable ...
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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.)
    Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI Pennsylvania License #RS297130 Residential, Rural and Horse Properties and Farms Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA  
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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.)
    Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI Pennsylvania License #RS297130 Residential, Rural and Horse Properties and Farms Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA
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By Susan Ringer
(Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem PA)
This is the age old question in real estate.  Kind of like the chicken and the egg.  A real catch 22!  As a real estate agent specializing in Nazareth, PA homes for sale, I get this question all the time.  There is no right answer to this one, however, there are some grave mistakes that can be made if you don't protect yourself with the right contingencies. The ideal scenario is to get your house in top shape and ready to sell - then we'll list it and sell it.  After your home is sold, I help you with purchasing home number two.  This scenario gives you the most buying power than any other, however, the obstacles are obvious.  You need to find a place to live in the interim and/or you need to store your things.  If you have an obliging relative, you can camp out with them for the time i...
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By Susan Ringer
(Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem PA)
Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Lehigh Valley Real estate blog - specializing in Nazareth and Surrounding Areas!   If you are looking for some tips on getting your home on the market in the Nazareth PA communities of Bushkill Township, Upper Nazareth, Lower Nazareth, Tatamy, Stockertown or in-town Nazareth, you have come to the right place!  As with many markets, properties are still selling here, contrary to what your friends and neighbors or media may be saying.  Although you will hear the words "buyers market", don't despair if you are a Nazareth Area seller.  Buyer's market simply means that buyers have more options with higher levels of inventory.  It does not necessarily mean it's a bad time to sell!  A good time to sell is when you want to make a lifestyle change from a housing standp...
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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.)
  Nazareth now has an arts center, The Nazareth Center for the Arts.  It is offering a free lineup of performances and art in the coming months.   Friday, January 8th, 2010, the song and dance group Kids for America will be performing at 7:30PM.  This group consists of 5 siblings ages 12-19 are on a mission to show appreciation and raise money for local military families.   Another group, the Gilbert family, will also be performing.  This group has performed at Musikfest and political and military events.  They present a Donny and Marie style variety show of oldies, Broadway and patriotic music.   Even though the event is free, donations are requested.   Click here for more information.     Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, E-PRO, GRI Pennsylvania License #RS 297130 Keller Williams Real Estate...
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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.)
  I'm sure many of you heard about the snowstorm on the east coast this past weekend.  The strange part was that the southern regions for the most part received more snow than the northern.  Philadelphia received almost 24" of snow (I understand that is a record) and the Lehigh Valley had up to only 6".  Huge difference!   Here are some snowy winter scenes from this storm in the Nazareth area:   Winter beauty in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.           Here are photos taken in Jacobsburg State Park just outside of Nazareth, Pennsylvania after the snow storm:           Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, e-PRO, GRI PA License #RS 297130 Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, PA  
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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.)
  Saturday, December 12, 2009, Nazareth will have it's annual Candlelight Walking Tour.  It will be held from 7PM until 10PM.   This tour will be led by costumed guides and will visit 6 different sites in Nazareth.    Some of the activities will be Santa Claus reading "The Night Before Christmas" at the Nazareth Public Library, historic versions of a Moravian Christmas Eve Lovefeast at the Nazareth Moravian Curch, music and dances at Nazareth Borough Hall and Holy Family Catholic Church and Nazareth history and music at the Whitefield House.  Some sites will offer refreshments.   Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Library of Hall Square Craft Shop for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  The proceeds benefit the Moravian Historical Society.   Come on out for a nice ...
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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 Halloween Parade for Nazareth, Pennsylvania will be held this coming Saturday, October 31, 2009.   The parade is great to watch.  It has many great floatsput on by area businesses, groups and clubs, bands, some really neat costumes, fire trucks, Rajahs driving their little antique cars, and much, much more.    There are a number of divisions in the parade and every float is judged in each division.     The parade usually has a huge turnout.    The parade was actually supposed to have been held on October 17th, but due to rain, it was postponed until this coming Saturday.    Come early to get a good seat to see the parade.  
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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.)
  Here is what's happening in the Nazareth, Pennsylvania area for September 2009 in Real Estate:   June, 2009 Nazareth area School District, Pennsylvania Northampton Area School District, Pennsylvania Number of Sales 22  42 Average Price $276,000 $214,000 Median Sales Price  $251,000 $199,000 Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 35 86 New Listings 39 92 Pending Sales 22 24     Recommendation:   If you're buying a home, it is important that you work closely with a highly-motivated agent who understands what's going on with the real estate market and local economy.  He/She will be able to advise you on how to get the most for your money and what homes you may want to avoid, as there are homes on the market that are not priced at their fair market value.   If you're selling your home,...
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