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.)
  This past Saturday, August 2nd, Nazareth held an event called "Martin on Main" .  This event was part of the year's celebration of C.F. Martin & Co. 175th Anniversary.  So, after a brief summer shower, it turned out to be a beautiful summer evening and my husband and I decided to check it out.   During this event, downtown Main St. was closed off for this celebration.  Martin Guitar had a tent set up with some of their guitars on display and for visitors to try.  An artist was set up in a tent sketching comical portraits of anyone who dared to sit still while the music was playing.    All along Main St. there were little areas for musicians to jam playing their Martin guitars.  In addition to the jammers, a small food stand was set up selling hot dogs, fries and drinks for those that ...
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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.)
  C.F. Martin & Co. located in Nazareth, PA, has been building fine musical instruments since 1833.    Martin guitars are considered among the best made guitars in the world.  I am sure at least one of your favorite music artists plays a Martin guitar.  Musicians such as Hank Williams, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Sting, Kurt Cobain, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Trey Anastasio play or played a Martin guitar.  And these are just a few of the big name artists.   To celebrate its 175 years in business, Martin Guitar and Nazareth, PA, it's home town, are throwing a party for everyone to enjoy, on Saturday, August 2nd, from noon until 9PM.  Many models of guitars will be on display in downtown Nazareth, along w...
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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 Days??  What are Nazareth Days??   In Nazareth, PA, an event is held every year during the 3rd weekend (Friday and Saturday) in July and it is called Nazareth Days.    On Friday, the local merchants participate in a sidewalk sale.  As you stroll down the streets checking out the sale  merchandise, you can also smell popcorn (you can get for FREE) and hot dogs (at a good price).  You can also get ice cream (25c) to cool off with.   Friday night, there is a good old fashioned block party with a live band.    On Saturday, in addition to the sidewalk sales, there will also be a road rally (4:30PM).   You can also hop onto the trolley and take a ride over to the Nazareth Boro Park for more activities.  Feel like walking?  No problem.  The park is only a few blocks from downtown Na...
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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.)
  Once again, the Miss Pennsylvania Beauty Pageant will be held in Nazareth, PA at the Nazareth Area HS.  All this week, the contestants will be visiting many areas in the Lehigh Valley and participating in several events.   The actual pageant will be held on Saturday, July 12th, at 8PM at the auditorium of Nazareth Area HS.    The winner of this pageant will be going on to the Miss America contest.    So, this week you will see many gorgeous looking girls walking around the Lehigh Valley, who will be vying for the Miss Pennsylvania title and then on to the Miss America contest.  Will be interesting to see the many talents these girls may have.
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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, June 21, starting at 8AM, the Nazareth Rotary Club will celebrate "The Barony of the Rose" historical repayment day.  It will be held at Center Square in downtown Nazareth.    Every June 24th, a single red rose is due as payment on the town's first property deed from the William Penn family.    The festivities will include musical selections played by the Nazareth Community Band from 9:30AM - 11:30AM and a rose procession at 10:15AM led by a Nazareth native.   Roses will be sold at various borough locations on Friday from 3PM - 6PM and during Saturday's festivities.   Wouldn't it be nice if that was all we had to pay for our property deeds??
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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 that time of year again when the carnivals will be occuring everywhere.    Nazareth's Carnival will be held Wednesday, June 18th until Saturday, June 21st.  It will be held at the Nazareth Borough Park, Wednesday thru Friday from 6PM until 11PM, and Saturday from 4PM until 11PM.  It is sponsored by the Nazareth Vigilance Hose Co. #1 and the Nazareth area Kiwanis club.    The Carnival will have lots of rides and attractions, entertainment and plenty of food.  You can play Bingo nightly from 7 - 10 PM.  Plus, parking is FREE.    Thursday & Saturday are "Ride Nights".  These nights you can ride on all rides for $15 with a wristband.    So, Come on out to Nazareth and join in the fun and games during Nazareth's Great Carnival.
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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.)
 On Thursday, April 24, 2008, a team from Nazareth HS competed in the Northampton County Envirothon at Louise Moore Park, located in Lower Nazareth Township and Bethlehem Township.  The team of Joe Keglovits, Morgan McGinnis, Rachel Noble, Michelle Martin and Luke Matheson, with Kathy Romano as the team advisor, won the competition. Nazareth HS will now move on to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon on May 19-20 at the Penn State University, located in State College.  They will compete against other schools from the state. The Northampton County Conservation District runs the local competition for HS students.  The students are tested in several environmental areas, including wildlife, forestry and aquatic ecology.   Pen Argyl Area HS had 2 teams tied for 2nd place and the Free...
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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 is 3:30AM Easter Morning.  You are awaken by the sound of music.  Music?  At 3:30 in the morning?  That's right! It is tradition in Nazareth, PA for the Nazareth Moravian Church Brass Choir to walk down the streets of Nazareth playing their Brass instruments early Easter morning.  This tradition started back in the 1740's when the Moravians settled Nazareth and has continued until present day.   Many residents come out of their homes to greet the brass choir, some sleepy-eyed, with "Happy Easter!" or "Christ has Risen!"  Newcomers to Nazareth have called the police to find out what is going on.  Few call the police to complain about the loud music.  Most Nazareth residents find it a pleasant experience. This year, the police have been notified ahead of time and will escort the brass...
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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 Nazareth Area High School Theatre Troupe presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma". Performance dates will be April 11, 12, 18, 19 with curtain time at 7:30PMMatinee performance dates will be Sunday, April 13 starting at 2PMTickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Those of you that would like to have dinner before the show, a Dinner Theatre will be offered Saturday April 12, with dinner at 6PM in the HS Cafeteria and show starting at 7:30PM in the HS Auditorium.  The dinner menu will consist of your choice of:Fresh Fruit Cup or Salad with DressingsSteam Ship Round of Beef (carved on serving line)Herb Roasted Chicken with Corn Bread FillingFlame Roasted Whole Kernel Corn with PeppersParsley Buttered Carrot SlimsTwice Baked Potato CasseroleApple Crisp with Topping ...
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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, PA has an excellent school system in place.  Many different programs are offered in the schools. At the elementary level, if your child is a over achiever, they have what is called the "Gifted Program".  This is a program that allows children that are bored with the regular classes, and are above average, to get together and do extra curricular activities.  They are taken out of their classes about twice a week and do creative projects to keep their minds active.  On the other hand, if the child needs extra help to keep up with the class, it is available.  The teachers work with each student as individuals.At the middle school and high shool levels, there are many activities and clubs available to the students.  There seems to be something for every type of interest.  The Hig...
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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.)
 Welcome to the historic town of Nazareth, PA!  Let me give you a brief tour of our quaint little town.As you walk down the streets of Nazareth, you see so much history.         Strolling down Main St., you see Nazareth Furniture, which used to be the old Nazareth Hotel                                                                  Across the street from Nazareth Furniture, you see one of our banks.  When you enter, it has kept it's old world charm.  It feels like you have gone back in time.       Continue north on Main Street and you will come upon the circle.  In the circle you will find a memorial to the local war veterans and our cannon,                                 surrounded by some more historic buildings in the business district.                                             ...
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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, PA?  Where the heck is Nazareth, PA?"  I have heard this from a number of people from out of state.  So, to help give you an idea, I will do my best to explain the area and give you a quick overview.Nazareth, PA is a nice, quiet, little town, located in central, eastern part of Pennsylvania.  It is part of the Lehigh Valley, north of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, PA.  New Jersey is only 20 minutes away.  New York City and Philadelphia are only 1 1/2 hours away.  Even though Nazareth is a small town, it is close to major routes, shopping and malls, and recreation.  For those of you that are into NASCAR, it is home to the Andretti family. Nazareth has many things to offer, especially if you are a history buff.  On Main St., in downtown Nazareth, there are quaint little shops...
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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, PA is home to C.F. Martin & Co., which is celebrating it's 175th Anniversary this year.  It is the oldest surviving producer of guitars in the world and currently the largest manufacturer of acoustic guitars in the United States.  The company is known for making some of the finest, quality instruments, and introducing standards in the music products industry.  C.F. Martin & Co. was started by German immigrant Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. in 1833 and was founded in the U.S.  It has been family owned and operated for 6 generations.  The company will kick off it's year long celebration in honor of the acoustic guitar, which has been played in all types of music, from classical and country, to blues, folk and acoustic rock.  Special events will include an auction of exquisite ...
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By Mark Lutz, Selling the Lehigh Valley
(Northampton and Lehigh County , Prudential Choice Properties)
Ed Mertz Quality home in Nazareth.  This home is not built like others.Upper Nazareth291026 View Details 148 Tewksbury Court ColonialResidential2,480 sq. ft.$375,000
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By Mark Lutz, Selling the Lehigh Valley
(Northampton and Lehigh County , Prudential Choice Properties)
Pizza Parlor for SalePizza Pizza Business for Sale.Owner retiring.  Building remolded. Downtown290618 View Details 104 Main Street Single StoryCommercial$80,000  Turnkey business.  Start as easy as tomorrow.  Set up and ready to make money.Call for details.
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By Mark Lutz, Selling the Lehigh Valley
(Northampton and Lehigh County , Prudential Choice Properties)
Have you ever wanted to own your own business? Located on a busy road in Nazareth this established restaurant is ready for its new owner. Includes real estate, large parking lot and all equipment. Seats appx 50. Griddle, deep fryer, cooler and take out window. Large ice cream business. Extremely clean. Outdoor additional seating. LL storage and office. Turn key. No set up needed you simply walk in today and everything is ready for you to make money. Confidential Listing.  Call for details. 
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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 turned out to be a gorgeous winter day with the sun shining and temperatures around 50 degrees, which is a heat wave for around here at this time of year.  With it being so nice, I decided to take a stroll around downtown Nazareth, PA.  On my walk, I happened to pass the old Nazareth Hotel, which is now Nazareth Furniture (a local store) and Nazareth Hardware.  I decided to go inside and check out the furniture.  I hadn't been in there in years.  The old Nazareth Hotel is a Victorian Style building built sometime in the late 1800's.  It has 4 floors with a basement.  As you walk through the building, you notice that much of the structure is original.  The windows are old, not the modern insulated windows from today.  The floors in each of the rooms are the old plank flooring.  The...
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By Ron Fuhrer, Lehigh Valley PA Homes
(Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White )
Curious about what's happening on a month to month basis in the Nazareth PA area? Market Updates are in for November 2007. Although sales are down, homes are still selling - we did see 24 sales in the Nazareth area in October and over 500 in the Lehigh Valley. Moving a home today is all about pricing it right. Home prices have dropped and inventory is still high. There are lots of opportunities for buyers! For the full report see Nazareth Market Update - October 2007For All of your Real Estate Needs! www.northampton-homes-online.comJill Fuhrer 484-241-5186  
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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 well known Speedway in Nazareth, PA is for sale once again.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Nazareth Speedway, it used to host the Indy Racing League and CART racing until August, 2004.  It then closed in part due to dwindling support.  The last race run was the Indy 225, on August 29, 2004.  The 1 mile oval track was then put on the market 5 months later by the owners.The track went under agreement with Ashley Development Corp. in March of 2006.  They had agreed to purchase the 158 acre property from International Speedway Corp. of Daytona Beach, Florida for $18.8 million.  The developers had proposed to build single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and a 55 and older community along with stores and office spaces.  It seems that Ashley Development defaulted on ...
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