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Schuylkill County Commercial Market Trends for November indicate rentals are slowly picking up, although office rentals are still crawling. We have too much office inventory right now, and tenants have their choice of many properties in some towns such as Pottsville. However, retail looks to be picking up a bit. We rented two retail spaces in the past few weeks in areas that have been vacant for a while. And we wrote leases on one good office space in Orwigsburg (to be used as a professional office) and a second, larger space that (4 comments)
Schuylkill County Rental Market November 2011 - 11/29/11 07:25 PM
Schuylkill County Rental Market November 2011 The rental market in Schuylkill County is stronger than ever. Right now we have a very short supply of good rental houses and apartments, and too much demand. That means many rentals are snapped up even before they hit the market and landlords are having no trouble at all finding tenants (finding good qualified tenants is another story). For a list of rentals in Schuylkill County, go to our rental website. Prices range from $550/month in Shenandoah to $950/month in Orwigsburg. We are taking applications right now for 2 single family houses in Orwigsburg. They (0 comments)
Lessie's Garden Poinsettia and Wreath Sale - 11/29/11 03:45 PM
December 1-23 Lessie's Garden Poinsettia and Wreath Sale Hours: weekdays - 8am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm. Christmas Decor & Gifts. Lessie's Garden and Giftshop, 2 Park Street Pottsville 570-622-7368 avenuesofpa.org
Lessie's Garden is in bloom with a variety of seasonal and house plants. It is operated by trained individuals who are either physically or mentally challenged. These individuals learn all types of planting skills through our greenhouse supervisors, and program specialist. The gift shop is decorated with gifts for all occasions including our special TRASH TO TREASURES! We not only have beautiful plants, but we also sell balloon bouquets, snack baskets, planters, seasonal (1 comments)
November 30, 2011 Historical Society of Schuylkill County Program - 11/29/11 03:42 PM
November 30 Historical Society of Schuylkill County Program 6:30 p.m., 305 North Centre St., Pottsville. Father Eli Bremer will talk about the life of James Brown Neale who was a coal baron located in Buck Run. Neale’s endeavors made him a millionaire. His philanthropy made him an icon. Buck Run was studied by industrialists far and wide, including by the pre-revolutionary, Tsarist Russian Government. While the Pullman company town was deteriorating, and Concrete City lay abandoned after less than ten years, it seemed that Buck Run was poised to continue indefinitely. This model village thrived, and could, seemingly, change the way (0 comments)
December 2-4, 2011 Events in Schuylkill County - 11/28/11 09:23 PM
December 2 The BC Combo at Blue Mountain Summit 7 to 10 p.m. Blue MountainSummit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. 2520 West Penn Pike Route 309,Andreas. 570-386-2003. Thursdays-Wing and Clam Night. Fridays-Prime Rib Night & Entertainment 7 to 10. Saturdays-Candlelight Dinner. Sundays-Open Mic last Sunday of each month hosted by Forward Thrust 5 to 8.7 to 10 p.m. Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. 2520 West Penn Pike Route 309, Andreas. 570-386-2003. Thursdays-Wing and Clam Night. Fridays-Prime RibNight & Entertainment 7 to 10. Saturdays-Candlelight Dinner. Sundays-OpenMic last Sunday of each month hosted by Forward Thrust 5 to 8. December 2 Raymond the Amish (3 comments)
The Value of a Good Real Estate Agent – the PANIC difference - 11/28/11 09:00 PM
This is an excellent explanation on why you don't just need any agent -- you need a GOOD agent. No you need a GREAT agent working for you! Via The Living in Lancaster Group - Cal Yoder 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Realty Lancaster): What value does a good real estate agent have? Recently I have encountered a larger number of persons who are trying to sell their own home or contact the listing agent to buy. I suspect this is due to the fact that these persons want to save money and fail to see the value of a good real estate agent. Why (4 comments)
Local author and former Penn State professor Art Marsicano will be appearing one day only at the Schuylkill YMCA to host a book signing and informal chat session on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. All proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Schuylkill Y. A native of Hazleton, Marsicano has been living in Schuylkill County for many years and has written three books, two fiction and one non-fiction, and is currently working on his fourth. With his latest work, Marsicano invites readers to “Laugh at the Devil: And Dance Around the Rim (1 comments)
We currently have 4 HUD owned properties for sale in Schuylkill County, three of which have been on the market for a few months now, and their prices are actually listed at below appraised value. Normally HUD homes don't last this long, but these seem to be not going anywhere soon. The one in Minersville is extremely rough and even at $8000 asking price is not a bargain.
Our office is a certified HUD Homes Broker in Schuylkill County. If you'd like to see any of these HUD homes, please (3 comments)
Why Small Business Loses - 11/24/11 09:58 AM
This Saturday, November 26 is "Small Business Saturday" where there is a national campaign (for the 2nd year in a row) to shop local, and to support small businesses. Let me start by saying I totally support this movement. Small business is at the heart of our main streets and towns. I used to own a regional magazine, and I always strive to buy at a local business before a big chain or something outside of our area. However, when small business fails to provide good service or competitive prices, they're going to lose. The retail world is way to competitive (25 comments)
Orwigsburg Holly Trail 2011 - 11/23/11 11:23 AM
The Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library will be holding its 29th Annual Holly Trail on Saturday, December 3, 2011. It has been a long tradition to start the Holiday Season on the first Saturday of December with a tour of area homes decorated for the Holidays. This year we have five locations including a local church featuring over 20 crèche displays.
Tickets can be purchased at the Orwigsburg Area Library for a donation of $13.00 through December 2, 2011 or for $18.00 on December 3, 2011. The Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library is located at 214 E. Independence Street, Orwigsburg. (6 comments)
Electronic Signatures Gaining Acceptance - 11/21/11 07:24 PM
If you are a buyer or seller in Schuylkill County, our firm uses electronic signatures. As far as I know we are the only firm as of this date to adopt this office-wide policy. Since 2010 we have offered electronic signatures to our clients, and to clients who purchase properties through our office. Read below to see waht this is all about, and how easy it is to use. Via Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD): CROFTON, MARYLAND: REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Q. I want to sell my Crofton home, but (2 comments)
Schuylkill Ballet Theatre presents its 32nd Anniversary of the "Nutcracker" Sat. Nov 26th at 7:00PM, Sun. Nov 27th at 3:00PM, Schuylkill Haven High School Auditorium. Advance Ticket prices - Adult - $10. Students Ages 3-18/Sr. Citizens - $8. For ticket information please call 570-622-2286.
Shenandoah Dickens Christmas 5:30 p.m. There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Carols, Vignettes from A Christmas Carol in The Veterans Memorial Garden next to the DSI office. Hot Chocolate and cookies in The Damato Post Hall. Horse Drawn Trolley. Come on out and enjoy the start of the Christmas season in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Drawing Classes at The Arts Barn - 11/15/11 11:56 AM
November 22 Drawing Class for Ages 7-11 The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Road, Schuylkill Haven. Taught by David Spavero. This class will present an introduction to drawing and sketching including sketching techniques, still life, perspective, and composition for beginners. The class will run for the month of November on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except for Thanksgiving) from 6:00-7:00 PM at The Arts Barn outside Orwigsburg, starting November 1st and ending on November 25th for a total of 7 classes. There will be a maximum number of 10 students. The cost is $40 for the session (7 classes) plus a $15.00 supplies (3 comments)
Schuylkill County Historical Society Events - 11/15/11 11:54 AM
November 16 2011 Civil War Roundtable 7 p.m. at the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, 305 N Centre St., Pottsville. Stu Richards will talk about Civil War small arms, muskets, pistols and sabres and their use in combat, and the type of wounds they inflicted. He will bring several different types of weapons for viewing. The program is free and open to the public. November 16 2011 Flags Over America with Wayne & Dorothy Fliegel 7:00 p.m., Orwigsburg Historical Society & Museum, 109 East Mifflin Street. Feel free to bring your favorite Halloween collectible! All Society programs are free and (0 comments)
Real Estate Agents Are Licensed to Transact Real Estate - Not Give Tax and Legal Advice - 11/14/11 02:12 PM
This scenario is all too common here. If you are considering a short sale or facing foreclosure, call a short sale expert before you list your home with "just anybody." Realtors cannot legally give tax or legal advice. Pay for a consultation with an expert. Remember, you get what you pay for! Via Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Short Sale Agent (San Jose Real Estate - 800-972-1822): I received a call the other day from someone wanting to discuss selling his home as a short sale. Those were his exact words "I need to talk to someone about selling my home as a short (2 comments)
Schuylkill County Civil War Roundtable November 16, 2011 - 11/13/11 07:25 PM
November 16, 20117:00 pm Civil War Roundtable 7 p.m. at the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, 305 N Centre St., Pottsville. Stu Richards will talk about Civil War small arms, muskets, pistols and sabre's and their use in combat, and the type of wounds they inflicted. He will bring several different types of weapons for viewing. The program is free and open to the public. (1 comments)
Altered Book Art in Pottsville November 14, 2011 - 11/13/11 07:23 PM
November 14, 20116:00 - 8:00 pm Altered Book Art $35/two sessions An art form for all ages that is environmentally friendly, by recycling old books into works of art that express your passions. No matter what your level of artistic ability, altered books project confidence, enthusiasm and most of all fun. There are no rules or limitations to your visions. You will learn the basic skills to create a memory keeper. Supplies are included. Pottsville Center - 201 North Centre Street, Pottsville Call Susan to register 570-624-3018 (0 comments)
Fairlane Village Mall Holiday 2011 Events - 11/13/11 07:18 PM
Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville will greet the 2011 holiday season with a full slate of events, starting this weekend. All events are open to the public free of charge, unless otherwise noted.
Sat., Nov. 12 – Holiday magic is in the air beginning with the White Christmas magic show at 11 a.m. – complete with a snow storm! Santa Claus will arrive at Fairlane Village Mall at the conclusion of the show. From noon to 3 p.m., the family fun will continue with face painting, spin art, balloon animals and tons of other free activities. Santa will be available for visits and photos until 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19 – (0 comments)
USDA Home Loans - 11/10/11 08:03 PM
Here in Schuylkill County we see lots of USDA loans. They are one of our major source of funding, along with FHA loans in Schuylkill County as well. Via Mike Walsh - Direct 858-864-8924 Jumbo FHA VA USDA (AmeriFirst Financial): USDA home loans requires no money down and closing costs can be paid by the seller making USDA home loans a great alternative to FHA financing. The program is available for properties considered to be in a rural area in California. There are many benefits to USDA Home Loans which buyers should be aware of while considering their financing options. The USDA (1 comments)
But what do I know… - 11/09/11 02:23 PM
If you hire my firm to represent you in buying or selling a home in the Schuylkill County, PA area, we will be advising and guiding you every step of they way -- including in choosing lenders, title companies, inspectors, etc. You can certainly use whoever you wish. It is indeed your choice. But know that some are better than others and we can help guide you through this. Via Ashley Cox, Keller Williams Realty (972.978.3109 www.DFWHeroes.com): An open letter to customers and clients in the real estate game.
Look. I like you. And hopefully you like me. We don't have to (1 comments)
Should I Take My Home Off The Market For The Holidays? - 11/09/11 01:58 PM
If you have your house for sale in Schuylkill County, PA and are thinking of taking it off the market for the holiday season, read on! You just might reconsider after you read a few facts about buyers and the holiday season. Via Doug Rogers- Your Pineville Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties Realty):
With leftover Halloween candy still in the bowl, our nation enters the Holiday Season. For the next two months turkeys, egg nog, and credit cards will all be in high demand. As the churn and burn of the Holidays bear down, some sellers consider taking their home off the (5 comments)
Schuylkill County HUD Home Update: November 2011 - 11/09/11 01:32 PM
As of November 9, 2011 there are 4 HUD homes for sale in Schuylkill County, PA: 441-408707 235 TWIN ST MINERSVILLE, PA 17954 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY Price is lowered now from $10,000 to $9,000! Make an offer!
441-774686 22 PAPOOSE DR AUBURN, PA 17922 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY Price is lowered to $67,760
441-779523 218-222 E WASHINGTON ST MCADOO, PA 18237 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY $27,280
441-788365 119 W MAIN ST TREMONT, PA 17981 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY This is a NEW LISTING! $70,000
Schuylkill County Things to Do: November 11-13, 2011 - 11/08/11 10:32 AM
November 11-20 Pottsville's Block of Art hosts Graffiti of War project Pottsville's Block of Art is hosting in downtown Pottsville the first exhibit of a national tour of the Graffiti of War project.www.graffitiofwar.com November 11 Gentle Yoga $36/six week session. Drop in rate $7. In this gentle yoga course you will experience gentle yoga postures, yoga breathing techniques, progressive relaxation, guided relaxation and visualization, proper body alignment, and meditation techniques. Location: Pottsville Center - 201 North Centre Street, Pottsville. Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Session one: Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21. Session two: Oct. 28, November 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, (4 comments)
Schuylkill Headwaters Association: Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 11/07/11 09:17 PM
November 10, 20116:00 pm Schuylkill Headwaters Association hosts "Wild & Scenic Film Festival" 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sovereign Majestic Theater in Pottsville. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Students and senior citizens are eligible for a discounted ticket price of $8.00 at the door. The following is a preview of what you will see: Witness (18 min.) Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. Meet Your Farmer (28 min.) Meet Your (0 comments)
In recognition of the holidays, Mayor Gary Hess is challenging all residents and businesses to let Haven glow for the holidays! The sixth annual decorating judging contest kicks off this month. Judging will take place from November 24th thru December 18th.
Over 90 commemorative ornaments and certificates will be awarded to those who do an excellent job decorating their properties and business.
Nominations are welcome. Call the mayor's office at 570-385-3450.
November 27th (Sunday) - Kick off the Holiday Celebrations 1 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. - Holiday Open (1 comments)
Agents Don't Always Call With Feedback - 11/06/11 03:16 PM
Let me preface this blog entry by stating that I represent more sellers than buyers. In my office, most buyers that come here are represented by one of our full time Buyer's Agents. So most of my time is devoted to talking to sellers. When we get a call that someone wants to see your home, if someone calls our office, a Buyer's Agent takes them to your home. When that happens, our office knows who the buyer is and if they are qualified (we pre-qualify all of our buyers before bringing them through your home). Also, another agent from a (32 comments)
Schuylkill Haven Rentals - 11/04/11 04:16 PM
Schuylkill Haven Rental New rental! 2 bedroom apartment in Schuylkill Haven. Walking distance to downtown. $575/mo + tenant pays electric. Owner pays heating oil, water/sewer/trash. Call Erica at 570-622-6006 ext 301
Orwigsburg Single Home for Rent We have one for immediate occupancy, $900/mo. Newer double wide, nice large kitchen and living room. And a nice single upcoming in December for $950/mo just outside town.
_____________________________________________________________________ Shenandoah Rentals available: 3 bedrooms + includes garage $550/month Includes heat/sewer/trash. Tenant pays water and electric. Section 8 approved
Cozy 1 bedroom on first floor for $350/month Includes heat/sewer/trash. Tenant pays water and (3 comments)
Things to do in Schuylkill County - November 4-7, 2011 - 11/01/11 04:38 PM
November 4 Friends of Tom at Blue Mountain Summit 7 to 10 p.m. Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. 2520 West Penn Pike Route 309, Andreas. 570-386-2003. Thursdays-Wing and Clam Night. Fridays-Prime Rib Night & Entertainment 7 to 10. Saturdays-Candlelight Dinner. Sundays-Open Mic last Sunday of each month hosted by Forward Thrust 5 to 8. November 4 Sterling Koch Band at the Sovereign Majestic 7 p.m., Sovereign Majestic, 209 North Centre Street, Pottsville. Tickets: $7.00 in advance / $10.00 at the door. www.sovereignmajestic.com November 5 Mountain Valley's Oktoberfest Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. 8" Cup 18 Hole 2 Person Scramble 12pm Shotgun start! ONLY $20pp! (1 comments)
The clinic will be open to the public and is 100% free! This effort will be supported by staff from the PA Department of Health, Schuylkill County EMA and the Schuylkill Mall.
Anyone over 6 months of age is welcome to receive the vaccination at this clinic. Individuals who have had a reaction to the flu vaccine in the past, who are allergic to eggs, or have a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome will be advised to see their health care provider.
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