Nazareth, PA Real Estate News

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 August 2009 in Real Estate:   June, 2009 Nazareth area School District, Pennsylvania Northampton Area School District, Pennsylvania Number of Sales 22  38 Average Price $280,000 $188,000 Median Sales Price  $250,000 $188,000 Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 25  60 New Listings 33 63 Pending Sales 30 41     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, i...
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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 July 2009 in Real Estate:   June, 2009 Nazareth area School District, Pennsylvania Northampton Area School District, Pennsylvania Number of Sales 31  31 Average Price  $282,000  $203,000 Median Sales Price  $248,000  $215,000 Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 56  104 New Listings 61 122 Pending Sales 20 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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By Mark Lutz, Selling the Lehigh Valley
(Northampton and Lehigh County , Prudential Choice Properties)
Welcome Home,   Many wonderful homes for sale at www.marklutz.net Celebrating many successful years in Real Estate, I invite you to view multiple photos, take a virtual tour inside my homes and calculate a monthly payment that is affordable to you and your family.   Selling the Lehigh Valley... One Yard at a Time!!   Mark Lutz Prudential Choice Properties 145 S. Main Street Nazareth PA 18064 610 759 7833 office
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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.)
  Martin on Main returns to Nazareth, Pennsylvania for a second year.  It was so well received last year, that it is back again.  Last year it attracted 5 thousand Martin Guitar owners, families, friends and music lovers from around the world.   This year's event will be held on August 1st on Nazareth's Main Street from noon until 8PM.  It will be an exciting day of music, Artisans, great food and shopping venues.  There will also be a chance to win a Martin Guitar.    You will thrill to the sounds of music, smell the aroma of the delicious food being prepared and feel the excitement of the crowd.   This event is hosted by the Nazareth Downtown Association, Inc., the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc., C.F. Martin Guitar, Inc., Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum and the Borough of Naza...
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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 was Nazareth Day in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.  I, along with a couple of other agents from the office, Susan Ringer and MaryEllen Erdie, had a table at this event in the town square.  We attracted a lot of traffic to our table from the downtown area.  We were located near the trolley stop and close to the Nazareth Boro Park.  And, the weather was perfect.    In the circle, we had music playing all day to entertain us and plenty of food.  The strawberry shortcake sold at one of the tables tasted great with the fresh strawberries.  MMmmmmmm.  I believe I gained a couple of pounds that day.  We couldn't ask for more.   Here is Main Street in downtown Nazareth, leading up to the town square.  Our Keller Williams table is at the right.   Here I am at our Keller Williams table at the...
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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 evening, the Lehigh Valley Horse Council sponsored an Introduction to Polo demonstration at Edgewood Valley Farm just outside of Nazareth, PA.   The meeting started out with the guest speaker, Bob Brosious of the Tinicum Park Polo Club, explaining the game.  I finally know what a chukker is.   Did you know that the polo pony comes from Argentina?  Polo ponies are a Quarter Horse and a Thoroughbred cross.  Thoroughbred's are used more now in the high level competitions than the crosses because they found that the Thoroughbreds are faster.   After the explanation, the speaker and a partner of his, hopped on their polo ponies to demonstrate the game.  Wow, that looked like fun.   Once the demonstration was over, attendees were allowed to try their hand at the game.  Many participate...
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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.)
  Ever wonder how the game of polo is played?  Interested in learning how this powerful sport played?   Here's your chance to see and learn about this exciting sport.  On Thursday, July 17th, at 7PM the Lehigh Valley Horse Council will be sponsoring an "Introduction to Polo" demonstration at Edgewood Valley Farm, just outside of Nazareth, Pennsylvania.    The speaker will be Bob Brosious from the Tinicum Park Polo Club.   There will be an opportunity to try your hand at it also, if you wish.  The only requirement here is that you wear a helmet and boots, plus sign a release form.   So, come on out and try your hand at playing this exciting game.       
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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.)
  It's almost time for Nazareth Days in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.    What are Nazareth Days?    Nazareth Days are lots of fun!!   This year, Nazareth Days start July 16th and end July 18th.    On Thursday, the local shops and businesses have sidewalk sales.  You can find some really great bargains here.    On Friday, in addition to the sidewalk sales, some of the businesses offer free popcorn and pretzels, ice cream for 10 cents a scoop (WOW!), and hot dogs for a super low price.  I have not seen these prices since I was  little girl.  (Oh, oh!!  I'm showing my age.)  Friday evening is the block party.  The streets downtown are closed off for food, dancing and entertainment.  Lots of fun!   But, wait, there's more!   Saturday is the final day of the sidewalk sale.  In addition to the sale...
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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 our area:   June, 2009 Nazareth area School District, Pennsylvania Northampton Area School District, Pennsylvania Number of Sales 25   31 Average Price  $277,000  $214,000 Median Sales Price  $254,000   $215,000 Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 57  65  New Listings 59  75 Pending Sales 23  28     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, it's also important that you work closely with ...
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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.)
  Have you ever wanted to watch a polo match?  Or even learn the game?   Well, here's your opportunity!    The Lehigh Valley Horse Council will be sponsoring a polo demonstration at Edgewood Valley Farm just outside of Nazareth, on Thursday, July 16th at 7PM.  The speaker will be Bob Brosious of the Tinicum Park Polo Club.    All are welcome!   If you bring your riding helmet, you can even try your hand at it.  Just think, you will actually be able to get on a polo pony and try this sport out for yourself.   Hope to see you there!!   The Lehigh Valley Horse Council is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting equine activites and educating the horse owner and the general public.  They sponsor clinics and lectures that feature experts on every aspect of horsemanship.  All this is of...
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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 our area:   Month of May 2009 Nazareth Area School District Northampton Area School District Number of Sales 14  31  Average Price 261,000  195,000 Sales Price per Square Foot     Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 48  51 New Listings 48  67 Pending Sales 16   30     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, it's also important that you work closely with a highly-motivated agent who und...
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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, a craft sale was held on the lawn of the Whitfield House and Museum in Nazareth, PA.   It was a gorgeous morning and my husband and I walked around to see.  There were many tables set up and many crafts.   Some were selling jewelry, art work, woodwork, home made sauces and jellies and baked goods.  At one table, a Native American was selling hand made Native American Flutes and drums.  He even played some of them.  They have such a mellow sound.  At another table, a vendor was selling handmade wooden plaques which were in 3D.  I have never seen such artwork and it was beautiful.  I almost bought one.  (A horse head, of course.  What else?)   In addition to the crafts, food was available on the premises, such as hot dogs, home made fudge (mmmmm), and even the ice cream truck ...
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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 playing golf?  Well, here's an opportunity to play and to help out the Nazareth HS Golf Team at the same time.   This event will be held on June 7th, 2009, starting at 12:45PM at the Whitetail Golf Course.  Registration will be from 11:30AM to 12:15 PM.  The entry fee is $85, which includes: A golf cart Greens fee Range balls A beverage on the course A buffet dinner, dessers and beverages after the outing at the club.   There will be contests for men and women (closest to pin & longest drive) and games (raffle, pot of gold, plus more).    Each player will receive a prize in addition to a free T-shirt.   Don't care to play or not your game?  Not a problem.  You can be a sponsor, instead.  Donations are also accepted.   Come on out on June 7th to help the Nazareth HS Golf 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.)
  Rios Brazilian Steakhouse is located in the center of Nazareth, PA.  Everytime you go by the restaurant it smells sooooo good.  This weekend, my husband and I decided to finally try it.   Here is our experience:   When we were seated at a table, the waiter took our drink order.  (All the employees happen to be Brazilian.)  I ordered a "Brazilian Lover".  I'm game for trying anything once.  We were then informed how you were served.    You served yourself at the salad bar.  It had a huge assortment, hot and cold.  There were a variety of salads (green, beet salad, Brazilian potato, etc.) along with rice, baked Ziti, chicken lasagna, etc.  I sampled a little bit of the foods I have never had before.   Once you are seated after the salad bar, waiters come around to each table, with assor...
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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.)
  A long awaited store opening in Nazareth, PA is finally opening it's doors to the public.  The store is Tractor Supply.   To many of us, it has seemed like forever as we watched the building go up, awaiting the moment to see the sign "OPEN".   I was one of the privelidged few community members that received an invitation to preview the store this past Friday evening.  I managed to squeeze in time in my busy schedule to attend the preview.    As I walked into the store, I was greeted by some of the employees.  I walked around the store to see what they had to offer.  This was my first time inside a "Tractor Supply" store, so I checked it out.    They offer many items geared towards a farming and agricultural community.  There was a section for clothing and boots, feeds and supplies for...
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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.)
  Wednesday was Earth Day.  It was also a sad day for Nazareth area residents.   It was a day where Nazareth residents said good-bye to an old friend.  Who was this old friend?  The old friend and long time resident of Nazareth was a tree in the center of Nazareth.  It's home was in the circle for over 100 years.    The tree had shaded many couples sitting under it and witnessed first kisses.  The evidence was in it's trunk, where many initials were carved over the years.    The borough council had decided at it's last meeting that the tree was diseased, infected with insects and slowly dying, therefore, presenting a public hazard if it were to fall.     It was cut down Wednesday afternoon in front of many Nazareth witnesses, who also took pieces of it as a remembrance of an old friend....
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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.)
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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.)
  Ahhhhhhhh!  I can see and hear spring coming!   It was a gorgeous sunny day in Nazareth, PA today.  So, for my lunch break, I decided to take a walk around town and enjoy the sunshine.  It was still chilly, so I had to wear my winter jacket, but I couldn't resist the sunshine.   As I was strolling through town, I noticed that the lawns were starting to turn green.  Looking up at the trees, some of the trees have set buds already and are ready to bloom as soon as it gets warm enough.   As I walked down the residential section of Nazareth, I noticed some color in front of the houses.  The flowers were popping their heads through the ground, getting ready to bloom.    Then, walking down one of the quiet neighborhoods, I heard the birds singing their songs.  Plus, the squirrels were runni...
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