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Our first 5 months on Active Rain have given us new insight into the world of Online Marketing, Real Estate 2.0 and Active Rain! To give back to our subscribers and associates, we produced numerous informational blog posts to Pay it Forward "Castellum Style". Below are 20 of those articles, hand picked by our agents to share with you once again. We hope you use this opportunity to bookmark these posts now as next year will bring new material. Thank you for reading and Happy Newyear.
FOR ACTIVE RAIN MEMBERS/ READERS / SUBSCRIBERS ACTIVE RAIN Active Rain / Localism (10 comments)
Hershey PA Real Estate - 2008 Authentic Hershey Car Show - Part 5 of 10 - 12/31/08 12:39 PM
And we continue.... Keep in mind that this is a yearly show held at the Giant Center (next to Hershey Park) in Hershey, PA. I Highly suggest getting a hotel room far in advance as they are always sold out months ahead of time. If you were to drive down the strip at night before the day of the show you would see literally thousands of campers inside giant stadium field/parking lot. So plan early for this event. IF you need anymore information, please contact us as we have gone there now for 13 years and can tell you where to (1 comments)
Placencia Real Estate proudly presents a unique investment opportunity in Placencia, Belize. The Placencia Hotel & Residences, a waterfront residential community, is located in a private gated community alongside a tranquil lagoon forming a naturally protected harbor. Situated directly across from the Placencia Hotel, each residential lot has its own boat dock allowing the owner to motor out into the Caribbean Sea.There are a number of unique home designs to choose from each offering individual style and luxury to suit all tastes and budgets. Our on site architectural consultants will be available to discuss your every need. Once (2 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate
Via Chris Anderson (We Find Agents): Keys to Maintaining a Healthy Working Relationship This is an incredibly stressful time for both you and your agent. You’re in the process of buying or selling what is likely the most valuable asset in your portfolio. Your REALTOR will be working tirelessly for months, and their payment relies entirely on whether or not your sale closes. You both have a lot at risk, and you’re naturally going to be somewhat tense. Over the course of your relationship there will be plenty of opportunities (0 comments)
Ara Macao Resort and Marina welcomes you for a few days, a week, or as long as you wish to stay. Ownership provides you with the opportunity to enjoy this personal paradise whenever you please. And because there are so many options, you can customize your Caribbean retreat. Click on either the Condos or Villas below to learn more about ownership opportunities So Contact us to experience Placencia in Belize , where carefree living and luxury merge for the ultimate lifestyle If interested, contact Everard at 717-390-8704 and we'll make your dreams come true EMail: Contact Us Web: View site of Castellum Realty ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________
Based in Lancaster, PA. Selling Worldwide! - Contact Us: (866)980-8700 (3 comments)
Can you imagine these beautiful birds at the Resort? Soon it will be a reality. View our Belize Travel Diary for more info and pictures >
So Contact us to experience Placencia in Belize , where carefree living and luxury merge for the ultimate lifestyle If interested, contact Everard at 717-390-8704 and we'll make your dreams come true EMail: Contact Us Web: View site of Castellum Realty ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________
Based in Lancaster, PA. Selling Worldwide! - Contact Us: (866)980-8700 Belize Real Estate - Placencia Real Estate - Ara Macao Condos for sale Let us help you buy or (2 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Simpson Real Estate: Naturally, when purchasing a home, all buyers want to believe they are getting the best Real Estate deal possible. Briefly, we will discuss short sales and their relationship to the home purchase and its consumption. Let us first establish that when a buyer purchases a HOME, it is considered to be something that the buyer will live in or consume. Therefore, buying a home is naturally an emotional process as well as logical. If a buyer can streamline the emotional side and expand on the logical side of (2 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via Jared Wangsgard (Equity Real Estate Utah): Image by lu2shoot via Flickr I spent the majority of the day outside working in the yard and cleaning up the garage. With winter just around the corner, we must utilize these final nice-weather days while they last. Preparing your yard now will make it much easier to work around during the winter and will significantly reduce the amount of yard work that you will have to deal with during the spring thaw. This is also the perfect time to clean out the (1 comments)
GETZS' WOODS A premier Hempfield community located just off Harissburg pike. It's a wooded community with wide streets, large lots, primarily traditionally brick built homes situated right off Centerville Road. Prices run between 450 and 750 thousand.
EAST HEMPFIELD East Hempfield Township is located in west-central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census, the population was 21,399. East Hempfield is one of six immediate suburbs of the Lancaster City sharing the same official designation as Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the United States Postal Service. WEST HEMPFIELD Western side of Lancaster on your way to (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Nancy Morrish, Stage Tucson! (Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging):
Selling a house can be stressful and emotional at the best of times, but in today's marketplace, those emotions are exacerbated. Before a property is even listed, it is CRUCIAL that the home be in "showcase condition" or it will not stand a chance against the competition. With so many well priced, lovely homes on the market, why would a home buyer even consider purchasing a home that is dirty, needs painting, has old carpet, or is bejeweled with mirrors on the family (1 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Michael Lange, CNE, e-Pro, GRI and Cheron Lange (John Hall and Associates): Buying your first home can be a satisfying and rewarding experience however, you need to determine if you are ready to take that exciting leap into home ownership. Are You Financially Ready? Find out how much you really can afford. There are mortgage calculators available online that can give you an idea of what mortgage payments will be. However, these often don't include other expenses of home ownership like property taxes, maintenance and insurance. Save as much as (2 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Brenda Carus (Re/Max Towne Square Realty): A quick glance in the window displays downtown and at the yards in town are enough to let us know that the winter holidays are coming even without a calendar. This time of year is both harder and easier to sell a house. Traditionally, fewer people are looking to move in the next five to six weeks, so there are likely to be fewer showings. However, the buyers coming through your home between now and January are not tire kickers. These people are usually (2 comments)
The Beachfront Condominium Residences feature European neo-colonial architecture influenced by French, British and Spanish colonization of the Caribbean basin during the 16th through 18th centuries. Buildings will be arranged throughout the community within well-spaced courtyard settingsthat includes lavish landscaping, walkways and water features. Multiple floor plans with spacious living areas, luxuriously detailed interiors and relaxing verandas complement the two-bedroom/ two-bath deluxe suites, two-bedroom/two-bath bi-level lofts and three-bedroom/three-bath luxury penthouses with vaulted ceilings. Using high-grade concrete, steel construction and IBC (International Building Code) construction standards, condominium buildings are rated to withstand category 5 hurricane winds and provide water surge protection up (1 comments)
To continue our series about The Placencia Condos and Residences, We have included the Site Map and other pertinent information about this incredible Resort in Placencia, Belize. RESIDENTIAL SITE MAP
View >> the Residential Site Map and Price List Note: A pdf viewer is required to open the above documents. If you are unable to view it then simply download it below. Download >> Residential Site Map and Price List (Note: The above is as of 8/04/08) (Note: if the above download doesn't work then use: right click>save target as) ONE BEDROOM CONDOMINIUMS One Bedroom, (1 comments)
Castellum's Travel Diary - Part IV - About Belize, A Birdwatcher's Paradise! - 12/25/08 03:20 PM
In our last feature of our travel diary, we focused on DUBAI, a megalopolis built from the ground up. Today, we continue our diary with Belize, a Birdwatcher's Paradise. For a complete list of all bird species in Belize, reference to our Bird Watcher's List. >>Belize boasts the largest coral reef formations in the Western hemisphere >>Belize is an English speaking British Commonwealth country >>Belize has a longstanding democratic tradition and independent judiciary. >>There is a fixed exchange rate. US$1=BZ$2. >>Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America. >>Belize protects 60% of its tropical forests with over 500 species (4 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via Julie Staradumsky CREN (Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore): Explore Loan Workout Solutions with Your Lender First and foremost, if you can keep your mortgage current, do so. But if you find you are unable to make your mortgage payments, you might qualify for a loan workout option. Check with your lender to see which option may be available. Some options may not apply to your loan if it is not insured by FHA. If your problem is temporary - call your lender to discuss these possibilities: Reinstatement: Your lender is always (0 comments)
Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Communities in Lancaster - Relocate to Lancaster PA - 12/25/08 01:39 PM
Lancaster is a beautiful community spread around rolling green hills. Within lancaster are numerous communities that makeup the very best lancaster has to offer. Here are some of those communities: MONDAMIN FARM Located in little Conestoga and Manheim township in Lancaster county. Mature trees and covered bridges nestled next to the conestoga river give this quaint community charm and beauty. Built in 1959,This quiet community features picturesque estates with house prices ranging from 400k to one million.
BLOSSOM HILL Blossom Hill is located in manheim township. It's called blossom hill because it overlooked the apple orchard at the bottom (0 comments)
Copal Beach, an exclusive new development on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize, blends the sophistication of European design with traditional cultural elements and wraps an outstanding architectural concept around a core of modern conveniences to please travelers and residents alike. Designed by renowned architects, Alex Anger & Martin Bodas (of BMA Bodas Miani Anger), Copal Beach lets you experience the tropics like never before. Its ultra-modern buildings comprise 180 units. Lavishly appointed, each of these condominiums features outstanding workmanship, premium materials and superior interior design to delight your senses with sleek modern lines, graceful curves, warm woods, splendid stone, (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Moe Bedard (Loan Safe Solutions): For home borrowers ("mortgagors") facing foreclosure, a deed in lieu of foreclosure provides an alternative solution to the standard default process. In particular, the deed grants the lender (the "mortgagee") full rights to the property title to satisfy the conditions of the loan. Such agreements are a common form of mortgage contract settlement. In general, a deed is a right granted by a legal contract based upon mutual agreement; therefore, a deed-in-lieu must be based upon voluntary agreement knon as a "quitclaim deed" in good (2 comments)
Nestled on 582 Acres of lush green landscape edged by a mile of sugar sand beach with blue waters of the Caribbean Sea to the east and scenic views of the Maya Mountains to the west, Ara Macao Resort and Marina is posed to take its place among the renowned destinations of the world. The opportunity to own a piece of paradise in the development of this exceptional seaside resort situated in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty is available now. Located on the eastern coast of Central America, Belize is bounded on the north by (3 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via Travis Broadwater (Kennen & Kennen Realtors): 10 Smart Tips For Savvy Homeowners
Here are some tips that I give my sellers when listing their house. It's a mix of domestic wisdom and selling secrets!
Keep candles in the refrigerator for several hours before use to slow down dripping and make them last longer. Have you tried baby wipes on carpet stains? They work so well you will be wondering why no one told you sooner! To eliminate strong cooking odors (fish, fried food, bacon, garlic, ect.) heat white vinegar in (2 comments)
Lancaster County Pennsylvania also known as "Dutch Country" was for the longest time predominately habitated by ""Amish" and Mennonnite farmers who were mostly descendants of the early German and Swiss settlers. This has greatly changed in the last several decades as Lancaster is quickly becoming a major eastern city. Industry, Commerce and especially Residential Real Estate are booming. The Amish still hold influence over the area and have made their own mark with local favorites such as Love-Lace Manor Bed&Breakfast,Hershey Farm Restaurant, Miller's Smorgasbord Buffet. To learn more about the Amish, visitTheamishcountry.com.
Lancaster has become a popular destination for tourists due to (6 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Patty Carroll, ASP®, SRES® & Scott Carroll - RE/MAX, Vancouver WA (RE/MAX Equity Group): How a home is presented can have a significant impact on how quickly a home sells and for what price. Especially now, when most markets have an abundance of homes for buyers to choose from, it's important for sellers to carefully consider how their home is staged. Buyers generally want to get as much space as their money can buy. A moderate sized home that is presented well can often feel more spacious that a larger home that is not presented well. In turn, (2 comments)
Official Name: Belize Population (2008 est.): 301,022 (growth rate: 2.2%); birth rate: 27.8/1000; infant mortality rate: 23.7/1000; life expectancy: 68.1; density per sq mi: 13 - 25 persons per square kilometerLabor Force: approximately 90,000 Land Area: 22,923 square kilometers or 8,867 square miles Total area: 8,867 sq mi (22,966 sq km)Form of Government: Democratic - Bicameral Legislature Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Sir Colville N. Young Sr. Head of Government: Prime Minister, Hon. Said W. Musa Major International Airport: Phillip S W Goldson International, 8 miles WNW of Belize City. Business Hours: Usual business hours are 8:00 am - Noon, 1:00 pm (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via William Sexton (Northside Realty): I was recently asked by a buyer, "I have heard that a realtor fee is built into the cost of the home purchase. Can you tell me what the Realtor actually does for the buyer in this situation?" Buyer Agent Benefits Why use a buyer's agent for a new home? Because the builder's agent's job is to get the best possible price and terms for the builder and your buyer's agent's job is to get the best possible price and terms for their client, you! That (0 comments)
High Pointe in Hershey is currently in Phase 2 which is set to be completed in the next month. Below are some pictures of current development progress with a brief description of each. Older Phase 2 images can be seen in our Photo Gallery.
Unit 101 - Front
Unit 101 - Back
Unit 102 - Front
Unit 103 - Front
Units 102 & 103 - Front
Units 104 & 105-106 - Front
Units 105-106 and Community Center
Units 107 & 108 - Back
Community Center - (still under construction) Phase 3 Information coming soon. A (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via Patty Carroll, ASP®, SRES® & Scott Carroll - RE/MAX, Vancouver WA (RE/MAX Equity Group): Old homes are great. They have character and charm that you just can't find in new homes. Patty and I have spent the last 2 years renovating an old church into our home. Recently, we started researching the property to learn more about its history. We are finding that it can be a real challenge to research a home in our area ... especially if it was built in the early 1900s or before. We've found a (0 comments)
As many local residents know, there's a new shopping center currently being built in Lancaster PA. The project is coupled with surrounding residential homes in the adjacent area next to Fruitville Pike. This busy "Pike" was previously bare and had felt no resemblance to the growing nature of Lancaster City. Today we show you a few images of the current progress of the project and will soon hopefully bring you some more information in regards to the types of shops that will be inhabiting it. Enjoy.
Finishing touches are being made on the interiors now.
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Patty Carroll, ASP®, SRES® & Scott Carroll - RE/MAX, Vancouver WA (RE/MAX Equity Group): We have always told friends, family & clients that painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve the appearance of a home. After years of renovating our own homes, you would think we would stop being amazed by the transformations. But this is just too good ... we have to share. We bought a place at Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in May 2006. We were told that it sat for 8-10 years with little or no (0 comments)
Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Communities - Stonehenge Part II - 12/24/08 10:08 AM
Estate style living in manheim township in the Northern reaches of Lancaster. Large palacial lawns on massive acreage. It's not uncommon to see 2 story homes with 4 car garages in this community. These homes are built towards the homeowners needs.
Each home was built around the homeowner's lifestyle. Most of these homes therefore have an out of state feel when compared to the usual Victorian Style made so common to this area.
Most of the homes in Stonehonge are custom builder showcase homes by renowned construction companies. Companies such as Simeral Construction and Costello whose projects were designed for (1 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via Clint Miller - www.recr.com (Real Estate Client Referrals LLC): I was talking with an agent friend of mine over the phone discussing the power of having a home staged to help it sell quickly. Marti is a big believer is using a home stager for her listings. She feels that it cleans up the look and gives her listings a much more ‘manicured' look. Changing the furnishings, painting, etc...all can add loads of ‘appeal' to the listing. And, having an outside eye look at things is always a good way (1 comments)
Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Castellum Realty llc Via William Sexton (Northside Realty): Charm pricing is very prevalent in our society. A product is advertised at $9.99 rather than $10 or $97.50 rather Charm Pricing and Real Estatethan $100. When sellers back off the rounded number by a few cents or few dollars to make something look less expensive, it's referred to as "charm" pricing. Such pricing make sense for items sold at retail for a set price. But what about real estate pricing? Does a seller gain anything by setting the listing price to seem lower than it (2 comments)
During the winter months, High Pointe can get a little snow as these pictures depict from last year. _____________________________________________________ If you're looking to buy a home in Hershey PA then Contact Us Looking to visit High Pointe in Hershey? Then check out these Hotel recommendations. Want school, crime, and other data from Hershey? Get that info Here. For more information go to the Official High Pointe in Hershey Site _________________________________________________ __________________________________________
Interested to list with us? See what Castellum Realty has to Offer Want to Relocate to Hershey PA? See our Lancaster (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via Brian Schulman - Your Lancaster County, PA Real Estate Professional (Coldwell Banker Select Professionals): Years ago you could get a loan from a local banker who knew you personally. Your reputation and your relationship with your lender were often enough to get your loan approved. Nowadays, your credit score is the factor that determines whether or not you can get credit. Improving your credit score is the same as improving your credit. Don't fall for the easy promises of so-called credit repairers who advertise that for a fee they can make (0 comments)
Hershey is a convenient location close to major roads, airport, and railroad station. This is perfect for the traveling executive as it puts major East Coast cities reachable within a few hours. Hershey is also a prime location for many tourist, cultural and entertainment activities. Many of these activities are in the town (0 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate Via William Sexton (Northside Realty): As foreclosure rates hit record levels and property values have decreased in many areas, more sellers are turning to short sales as a way to avoid foreclosure. So, what is a short sale and how does it work? In a short sale, the seller arranges with their mortgage lender to accept a price that's less than the amount they owe on the property. As part of this arrangement, the lender may agree to forgive the rest of the loan. As a result, the seller doesn't have to go (4 comments)
These are some of the flowers you can see during spring, summer and fall months in High Pointe. Landscaping was done by renowned Landscape Architect Howard Jay Supnik who has done numerous residential, institutional and commercial projects around the country including the Getty Center in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, CLARB certified and a former graduate at Harvard University where he earned his Master in Landscape Architect diploma in 1997. Visit his website for more details. Services offered to clients: Consultation, Master Planning, Concept / Schematic (4 comments)
Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Lancaster Communities - Waterford - 12/21/08 02:35 PM
WATERFORD A premier family neighborhood in Manheim township. Located in the best school district in Lancaster, Reidenbaugh elementary exemplifies this perfectly. Built in late 80s' featuring large lots, colonial style homes, with mostly 4 bedrooms, 8 foot ceilings and 2 car garages. Straight colonial, modeled after williamsburg, these homes run between 350 and 550 thousand.
Interested to list with us? See what Castellum Realty has to Offer Want to Relocate to Lancaster PA? See our Lancaster PA Relocation tips Want to Downsize? Check out (0 comments)
A limited number of residences are available now at Pre-Construction prices. Bowser Construction has earned its reputation by providing "quality workmanship, on schedule, at a reasonable price." Bowser's team listens first, builds second. One, two and three story luxury condominiums start at 250,000$ High Pointe is Hershey's most appealing address for discerning homeowners who care about the environment but want the best. As part of a special incentive plan for the holidays,
Bowser Construction and Castellum Realty llc offer a 25,000$ reduction for those willing to purchase a home in Phase 2 at the already low pre-construction price. This offer will only last until January (0 comments)
How NOT to advertise your properties. . BAD Real Estate Commercials. - 12/21/08 09:42 AM
In a sequel to our most popular series: What are you willing to do to sell Real Estate. Good Real Estate Commercials., we now continue with BAD real estate commercials presented to you in such a way that it will make you think twice about how you advertise them. Certain properties may or may not also have a negative impact on such a campaign regardless of how incrediblly well edited the video is. Some properties are simply doomed to fail.
Zellers Realty - Your Home Zellers! - watch more funny videos The above Videos should not be (9 comments)
Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate Via William Sexton (Northside Realty): Moving expenses related to a change in employment present excellent tax-savings opportunities. However, three types of tests need to be met to take advantage of moving related expense deductions: a couple of distance tests, a "time to start work" test, and a "weeks worked test". And, of course, in typical government fashion, a different set of rules can apply to members of the armed services and retirees. For now, lets keep things simple and work on the first tests mentioned. Distance From New Home To New (2 comments)
Interested to list with us? See what Castellum Realty has to Offer Want to Relocate to Lancaster PA? See our Lancaster PA Relocation tips Want to Downsize? Check out our Lancaster PA Downsizing offers
Based in Lancaster, PA. Selling Worldwide! - Contact Us Toll Free: (866)980-8700 ( Active Castellum Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate - Hershey PA Real Estate ) Let us help you buy or sell your homes for sale in Lancaster County, PA YOUR PREFERRED LIFESTYLE ADVISORS
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Lancaster PA Real Estate - Castellum Realty llc Via Jason Sardi, Mortgage Banker (FHA-VA-USDA-Conventional-Pennsylvania Loans): In a world where good credit seems to be more and more vital, every tip and piece of knowledge you can muster can be huge to your financial health. I read the other day that only 8% of the entire wealth of the world is ever printed as physical cash. The rest seems to exist on a computer hard drive, in electronic bank accounts around the world. That leaves 92% of the wealth existing in some sort of credit. Without good credit, you don't have access to this wealth and (1 comments)
The Waterfront Marina Villas offer incredibly spacious living areas on three floors all with private front and back verandas and a lanai facing the marina. All residences include two car garages and a lower level ‘flex space' for storage or extra space for entertaining. Homes feature 2 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with richly detailed interior finishes with upgrade options. Villa residences line the Marina and private docks are available for convenient access to the Sea.
EXTERIOR FEATURES: Concrete: Cast concrete building structures designed to withstand Category V hurricane, 150 mph wind speed. (6 comments)
Lancaster PA Real Estate - Castellum Realty llc Via Steve Kappre, Gloucester County, NJ Loan Officer/Mortgage Planner - 856.419.3561 (Treasury Mortgage): If you have been paying attention, mortgage rates are great right now. Several days this week you could have locked a rate below 5%, depending on your scenario. We haven't seen rates like this in several years. So who benefits from these low rates? This article is not going to get into FICO scores and loan-to-values. The people who benefit from low rates are primarily clients who have a solid working relationship with a mortgage professional. Consider this scenario ... 9:45am: Ratesheets (1 comments)
The Beachfront Condominium Residences feature European neo-colonial architecture influenced by French, British and Spanish colonization of the Caribbean basin during the 16th through 18th centuries. Buildings will be arranged throughout the community within well-spaced courtyard settings that includes lavish landscaping, walkways and water features. Multiple floor plans with spacious living areas, luxuriously detailed interiors and relaxing verandas complement the two-bedroom/ two-bath deluxe suites, two-bedroom/two-bath bi-level lofts and three-bedroom/three-bath luxury penthouses with vaulted ceilings. Using high-grade concrete, steel construction and IBC (International Building Code) construction standards, condominium buildings are rated to withstand category 5 hurricane winds and provide water (0 comments)
Lancaster PA Real Estate - Castellum Realty llc Via Johnathan Smith (Gillani Home): Disclose!!! Sure it can be frustrating, exhausting and time-consuming to sell a home in some markets, but don't try to cut corners by failing to make the proper disclosures.
Not only is it illegal for you and your agent not to disclose certain material facts that can affect the value, desirability or salability of a home, most savvy buyers will quickly walk away if he or she suspects deceit. If you lie by omission and get caught, not only can you face both local and federal (0 comments)
Placencia, Belize , provides a unique blend of history, geography, and culture. Perhaps the best kept secret of Belize is its environment, which includes tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, virgin beaches, beautiful islands, and the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere. Buried in the landscape of Belize lies ancient Mayan ruins, flowering plants, and the exotic Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao), a rare bird species of the macaw family. Hidden below the sea lies the Barrier Reef, underwater caves, and the famous Blue Hole, considered one of the world's best dive locations. Simply stated, Belize is not just a place in (0 comments)
Lancaster PA Real Estate - Castellum Realty llc Via Rich Schiffer, REALTOR, e-PRO (Weichert, Realtors): The southeastern PA region's largest energy services provider, PECO, has teamed up with ENERGY STAR ® to provide consumers with energy saving tools. PECO serves over 1.6 million electric customers and 485,000 gas customers. This is a great example of responsible corporate behavior - a company acting in the best interests of their customers, not just the company's bottom line profit. If PECO customers follow the guidelines, they will dramatically lower their energy consumption. Bravo, PECO!
Visit www.PECO.com/save for energy saving tips and green information. (0 comments)
High Pointe in Hershey has been created with the discriminating active adult in mind. This beautiful Active Adult Community will offer all the conveniences one might desire while reducing the responsibilities of homeownership to the absolute minimum. This community of luxury condominiums is located on a wooded hill in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. This unique 55+ condominium development stands out from all others because these condos will be Custom Built to give every buyer exactly what they want.
Offering one, two and three story designs, with options for a first floor master bedroom, this 55+ community has (1 comments)
Based in Lancaster, PA. Selling Worldwide! - Contact Us: (866)980-8700 Lancaster PA Real Estate - Hershey PA Real Estate - Lititz PA Real Estate Let us help you buy or sell your homes for sale in Lancaster County, PA
ABOUT CASTELLUM REALTY LLC Castellum is the latin word for Castle"<, and that's exactly how we want our clients to regard their home. So, it's only natural that Castellum Realty strives to treat our customers like royalty. We often go above and (1 comments)
Lancaster PA Real Estate - Castellum Realty LLC Via Stefan Swanepoel (Trends Expert, Author & Speaker): As part of the annual Swanepoel TRENDS Report that is published every year during the first week of February, the research team wraps their four month study of the real estate industry by announcing the top 10 Newsmakers, Events and Trendsetters for the year. The second list to be released is the top 10 events that during 2008 had the largest impact and influence on the real estate brokerage industry. Events are defined as those occurrences that transpired during the previous calendar year (2008) that (1 comments)
What are you willing to do to sell Real Estate? Great Real Estate Commercials - 12/16/08 03:11 PM
In this current tough real estate market, realtors have to work twice as hard for every listing. As a realtor you may be forced to go out of your comfort zone to accomplish this. The question becomes, how far would you be willing to go to sell real estate? Are you willing to fall down a set of stairs to sell a house? Would you be willing to advertise a listing on your head? Would you go insane? Would you get naked? Would you run into the ocean with a suit on? Would you beg? Will you work hard for (37 comments)
2008 Triple Play Realtor Convention & Trade Expo Reviews - 12/16/08 09:35 AM
Well we just got back from the 3 day event and have lots to mention: The Real Estate Coach gave 14 hot Trends for 2009. Terry Watson gave some funny slide presenations (see below) Joe Meyer helped inspire professionals get back on track Zillow and homes.com had lots of informational flyers. _____________________________ According to Joe Meyer: Realtors weren't prepared for this downfall in the housing market Self motivation is key to survival Prospecting is only hope for recovery You should Manage your career Joe Meyer can be reached at 1-888-863-5951 15 time presenter at NAR Annual conventions. 24 years as speaker/trainer 30 (8 comments)
In addition: Our relocating partners will arrange the entire move whether that's regarding making arrangements with recommended experienced movers or by contacting their own. During preparation of your move, they will also do all the packing & unpacking for those that require special handling and protection. Any items that are designated for storage or shipment to friends , charities, auctioneers or relatives will be carefully identified and brokered by them. When unpacking, all kitchen items, accessories and personal items will be in their proper place. This includes the making (5 comments)
Not only is this a showcase builder home, but it's also a perfect place to entertain a large group of guests, friends or family members in style and comfort due to the ample space and layout of the property.
Make use of this fantastic opportunity to buy a multi-family estate with long term profitability for investment return at half the reconstruction cost. No cost (3 comments)
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Lancaster Pennsylvania has some great Historic Architecture and coupled with that some great fine dining. Case in point, El Serrano a Latin-American restaurant which has been designed based on 150 year old peruvian architecture ideals.
Additional information can be found on the Official El Serrano Website
One of the features of El Serrano is Clementinas. This private room on the 2nd floor of El Serrano allows people to spend an evening in comfortable conversation while eating a course of the finest peruvian food. This meal will consist of especiales (specials) designed especially for you. With fine dining comes (4 comments)
Early in the morning, with lighting at it's optimum best, crowds weren't as heavy (7:00 a.m). So we got a good opportunity to take a look at some of the cars that were for sale as well. There were some absolutely incredible cars here, some of which easily could have been on the showgrounds. (perhaps next year with new owners). When i'm done with the 5 part series, i will be taking the top 10 cars i saw on this show and publicizing it on the web. The car with the price tag attached to it will be included in (5 comments)
Are you advertising for Active Rain? Paying it forward to Active Rain, "Active Castellum Style". - 12/13/08 03:20 PM
We decided several months back to start advertising our Active Rain blog locally in print. Our google analytics shows it's helped raise awareness. It's the little we can do to give back to this great community despite the recent setbacks by dreaded Mr. Proxy. This advertisement campaign is currently running in the Real Estate book and in Homes and Land. We are the first in our area to do so and we hope it spurs our competitors nationally and locally to do the same. This will give everyone on this network more breadth in readers and give us all a larger (11 comments)
Q: What is High Pointe in Hershey? High Pointe in Hershey is a 55+ Plus Active Adult Community New Construction development of luxury condominiums located on a wooded hill in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Q: How many houses will be built? A: 108 condos. Q: When will the common area be finished? A: As part of phase 2 it is scheduled to be finished by end 2008. Q: What is the condominium price range? A: Starting at around 250,000 to 600,000+. Q: Is the owner responsible for any outside maintenance? A: Your homeowners association fees will cover all services. Q: How old do i have to be to live in (3 comments)
High Pointe in Hershey Photo Galleries presented by Castellum Realty LLC Winter 2007 | Spring 2008 | Summer 2008 | Fall 2008 | Indoor Pictures | Phase 2 Coming soon: Winter 2008 and Updated Phase 2 Picture Galleries
Entrance to High Pointe in Hershey _____________________________________________________ If you're looking to buy a home in Hershey PA then Contact Us Looking to visit High Pointe in Hershey? Then check out these Hotel recommendations. Want school, crime, and other data from Hershey? Get that info Here. For more information go to the Official High Pointe in (1 comments)
HIGH POINTE GREEN BUILDING ITEMS High Pointe in Hershey has many green building features. The luxury condominium offers harmony between building structure and its natural surroundings. the complex was designed around the original layout of the existing building and wooded landscape. Wood chips from existing tree trimmings and shrubs were used for silt fence, later the wood chips became a walking trail. Some existing trees and shrubs were moved to new locations. Wood chips were used as ground cover. Brwnstone rocks, hauled from a local quarry were used for landscaping. Rocks removed from utility trenches were crushed and used (3 comments)
Nationally recognized for exemplifying the industry's highest standards, Bowser Construction is more than a full service general contractor. We're a "single source responsibility" contractor. That means Bowser delivers a total follow-through on every detail of your project, from start to finish. And it's your assurance of the highest quality workmanship- completed on time and on budget. For your next project, put a leader in charge. Bowser Construction is your Lancaster PA based builder of choice, Recommended by Castellum Realty LLC. BOWSER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS A NATIONAL AWARD WINNING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BASED ON QUALITY, SAFETY, CREATIVITY AND VALUE. _____________________________________________________ If you're (3 comments)
High Pointe in hershey, is a 55+ plus Active Adult Community in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This community boasts a common area featuring a library, reading room, game room, coffee shop, community center (for 100 people), fitness center, park, kids play area, pool, koi pond, walking trails and so much more:
Come visit us at High Pointe in Hershey!
Community Amenities Include: Fitness Center, Library, Reading Room, Community Center (for 100 people), Kitchen, Kids Play Area, Coffee Shop, Security Office, Game room, Several parks for idyllic reflection, Koi Pond w/waterfalls, Rose Garden, Community Pool, Community Gazebo & Cabana and (1 comments)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: ____________________________________________________ BALTIMORE, MD (1.5 hours, 90 miles) Take 1-83 North towards York and Harrisburg. Approaching Harrisburg, follow signs to continue on 1-83 North. I-83 North to 322 East to Hershey. Take the exit. Route 322 East towards Ephrata. At first light, make a right on Bullfrog Valley Road. Take 2nd left on Alpine Drive, follow signs to High Pointe. NEW YORK CITY AND NORTHERN NEW JERSEY (2.5 - 3 hours, 175 miles) Follow 1-78 West to 1-81 South. Take exit 80 and follow Route 743 South to Hershey. Turn right on Hersheypark Drive (traffic light). Go through (1 comments)
High Pointe in Hershey is currently in Phase 2 which is set to be completed in the next month. Below are some pictures of current development progress with a brief description of each. More Phase 2 images can be seen in our Photo Gallery.
Early Stages of Unit 101 - Rosemont Villa
Back of Unit 101 bordering courtyard & Rose Garden
Unit 102 - Rosemont Villa
Units 101,102 and 103 - Rosemont Villa
Units 104 & 105
Community Center - (still under construction) _____________________________________________________ If you're looking to buy a home in Hershey PA (1 comments)
At the recent 2008 Parade of Homes for the Greater Harrisburg Area in PA, High Pointe In Hershey and Bowser Construction swepped up all awards in its class including the esteemed Fulton Award for the best Multi Family Home. Unit #165, Rosemont Villa was our Model of choice and the public agreed. Congratulations to Dave Bowser for bringing a beautiful community to life and for his fine craftmanship and due dilligence.
The Parade of homes is a 2 weekend event. The show-homes represent a diverse portfolio of townhomes, condos, single and multi-family homes, duplex and EZ living homes. (1 comments)
Hershey PA Real Estate - Communities - High Pointe In Hershey - Part V - Advertisements - 12/12/08 02:52 AM
_ Local Advertisement in Central Pennsylvania Magazines. _____________________________________________________ If you're looking to buy a home in Hershey PA then Contact Us Looking to visit High Pointe in Hershey? Then check out these Hotel recommendations. Want school, crime, and other data from Hershey? Get that info Here. For more information go to the Official High Pointe in Hershey Site _________________________________________________ __________________________________________
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Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate information for homeowners in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and for those wishing to relocate to Lancaster PA. We offer downsizing services specifically for 55+ seniors looking to move into an Active Adult community in Lancaster PA or Hershey PA. This blog covers, green building practices, historic homes, market conditions and statistics, and general news and information about the real estate market in Lancaster, Lititz, Hershey and all neighboring communities. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Lancaster PA, then Castellum Realty is your preferred Real Estate Agency of Choice. Castellum Realty strives to treat it's customers like Royalty.
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