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Gettysburg Pa Prepares for It's Biggest Weekend of the Year - 06/30/10 04:41 PM
Gettysburg Pa Prepares for It's Biggest Weekend of the Year Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle ReenactmentThis past week has been a busy one for residents of Gettysburg Pa, residents that are year round, as well as those that come in for the same weekend year in and year out. Gettysburg Pa has been readying itself for it's busiest and most famous weekend event of the year. The Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment draws many thousands of spectators as well as reenactors during the July 4th weekend. This year the reenactment will be taking place out on Table Rock (8 comments)
The next Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce mixer event will be held Thursday July 15, 2010 - 5 to 7 pm Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 1857 Gettysburg Village Dr. in Gettysburg The event sponsor, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is a wonderful chain of motels. I have done a number of posts and reviews for them over the last year. I often stay with them when traveling on business, they have wonderful staff and a great room rate with great rooms. Besides, my buddy Bryan Johnson is the regional (3 comments)
Looking for a Nice Place for Dinner in the Gettysburg Adams County Area? - 06/29/10 03:13 PM
Looking for a Nice Place for Dinner in the Gettysburg Adams County Area?If you are visiting the Gettysburg Adams County area and are looking for a dining experience that is a step up from the "grab a bite" menu, you have some great options. While this area has a myriad of dining options, I am going to highlight only places that I have personally eaten recently. Just click on the bold title of the restaurant to be directed to the restaurants website. Without further hesitation lets take a look at some of the finer dining options in the Gettysburg Adams County (7 comments)
Monday's with Jim Rohn - 06/28/10 11:12 AM
Monday's with Jim Rohn"The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. That is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big."
Was this guy a fortune teller of what? No I don't think so, but I do believe Mr. Rohn had a clear and unobstructed view of the world of business in what ever form it may be practiced. Having a grasp of how business works at it's core is a great gift, and Jim Rohn had as strong and clear a (4 comments)
Open House - Yard Sale New Oxford Pa - 06/25/10 01:09 PM
Open House - Yard Sale New Oxford Pa Open House - Yard Sale New Oxford Pa. Come on out enjoy the day and stop by1155 Irishtown Rd, New Oxford for our combination Open House - Yard Sale, Saturday, June 26th, 8 am - 2pm. Complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs will available while they last. Stop on by and check out this beautifully restored farm house charmer. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 3 stories, new appliances (convey), gazebo, shed, blinds, washer/dryer, 3 air conditioners, it's all included!! This is one beauty of a home. So while you are out yard sale'en, stop (3 comments)
National Housing Numbers - Market Still a Thrill Ride - 06/23/10 03:53 PM
National Housing Numbers - Market Still a Thrill RideThis week two sets of numbers for the National Housing Market came out, and it appears we are still on a roller coaster. The first numbers to come out this week were existing home sales, which were not good. According to the National Association of Realtors not only did we not the expected 5.2% increase in existing home sales for May, but we experienced a 2.2% decrease. This comes on the heals of a nice 8% jump in April. Two factors that are causing problems are the June 30 deadline to close for (7 comments)
Building a Bamboo Bike Yeah Really Tucked away in a quiet little studio in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn NY is the Bamboo bike studio. Yeah you heard correct, that is Bamboo bike. The studio boasts a mellow, friendly atmosphere where creating a green, cheap, durable bike from renewable bamboo material is the order of the weekend. You see over the course of a weekend bike builders can turn seven pieces of bamboo into a bike frame, and then use material to lash the frame together. The result is a sturdy bike that can stand up to dirt paths (13 comments)
The information shown in the two charts above shows pretty consistent median home prices except for two area showing major changes and one school district showing significant changes. Bermudian Springs shows a whopping 21% increase in the median home price, and Fairfield shows a 20% decrease in the median home price. Gettysburg as well shows an 11% decrease as well, not as dramatic as Fairfield, however 11% is nothing to sneeze at. Information like this gives the homeowner some real perspective as what that particular market is doing, and what it has done. When buyers and the Realtors that are representing (1 comments)
Mondays with Jim Rohn - 06/21/10 11:52 AM
Mondays with Jim Rohn"Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design"I absolutely love this one, when you think about it, it really rings true. Why would you waste time wishing for happiness, when you should be spending that time designing a life that is creating happiness. That may take some soul searching deciding what truly is important in your life. Happiness comes from spending time with your loved ones. Whether that time together is on a cruise, at a special beach, or hot dogs and hamburgers at the local park, the point of (9 comments)
Soci@l Ebook Addresses "Your Brand" Create It & Protect It - 06/21/10 08:38 AM
Soci@l Ebook Addresses "Your Brand" Create It & Protect ItMy favorite chapter in the Ebook Soci@l: written by Ben Kinney with Jay Papasan is definitely the chapter on Branding. As many of my fellow Activerainer know, I have been focusing on my brand. In the beginning of this project I wasn't sure where to start, it took quite a bit of reading and trying to understand what it was I was trying to accomplish. I got myself a good start, and along came Soci@l and it gave me everything I needed to hyper focus and come with a plan. It has (11 comments)
Spirit of Gettysburg 5K Run in it's 20th Year - 06/17/10 12:10 PM
Spirit of Gettysburg 5K Run in it's 20th YearON June 26th more than 1,00 participants will be coming together for one of the biggest run events in the Central Pennsylvania area. Besides the 5K run the event also features a 1 mile fun/fitness walk, as well as a kids run. Proceeds from this event go towards helping the YMCA to provide quality programs that enrich the lives of those in the Gettysburg, Adams County community. The running events will be followed by a post race party on the YMCA/Seminary grounds, and will include balloon artists, stilt walkers, moon bounce house, and (8 comments)
Yesterday I saw my future flashed before my very eyes - 06/17/10 07:57 AM
This is a great post from friend Loreena Yeo in Frisco, Tx. She reminds us why we do what we do, and what is important in our lives. Thanks Loreena for the reminder.... Via Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of Frisco TX Homes (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY): Yesterday, June 16 2010 will go down in my history book as something I'd never want to experience again. I saw my future flashed before my very eyes. Everything that I worked so hard for could be gone in an instant. Here today, gone tomorrow. I can be awesome one day, and at the very bottom (3 comments)
Gettysburg Adams County Area by the Numbers - 06/16/10 08:02 AM
Gettysburg Adams County Area by the NumbersThe market that we are all dealing with no matter where in the county you are practicing is unpredictable. Having as much knowledge about your particular area is a definite advantage. Who was it that said "knowledge is power, he who has the knowledge, has the power". I will be updating this information monthly so that we can get a true picture of Gettysburg Adams County by the Numbers. Below is a graph showing the number of active listings by school district. The numbers seem to correlate to the size of the district. The numbers (7 comments)
Via Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC): One of my favorite things about being a real estate broker/agent is helping my buyer clients to negotiate the best deal on the home they have chosen. Having represented hundreds of buyers over my 13-year career, I've found that each situation is unique, and that's part of what I enjoy. The mental challenge makes it....fun? That may be (3 comments)
Price Reduction - Price Reduction-Single Family Home in Dover Pa - 06/15/10 02:17 PM
Price Reduction - Price Reduction-Price has been reduced to $179,900 on this single family home in Dover, Pa. This property is completely remodeled with new carpet, new paint, stainless steel dishwasher & range. 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, garage, large level lot, large storage shed, deck, all in a quiet comfortable private neighborhood. At this price you can't afford not to buy....This one truly "Turn Key"...Don't miss out!!! Like Brand New View Larger Map (1 comments)
Gettysburg Pa Celebrates Flag Day - Pa has Close Ties to Flag Day - 06/14/10 01:42 PM
Gettysburg Pa Celebrates Flag Day - Pa has Close Ties to Flag DayFlag Day is celebrated on June 14th and commemorates the adoption of the flag on the United States. What is amazing that the resolution deeming it so was passed way back in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. Woodrow Wilson issued the proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day in August of 1949. While Flag is not a federal holiday such as Memorial Day or July 4th, there is one state (and the only one) that has made Flag Day an official State Holiday. My home state (6 comments)
Monday's with Jim Rohn - 06/14/10 01:08 PM
Monday's with Jim Rohn"The real genius to make a marketplace flourish doesn't come from the government. It comes from the individual genius of it's people" Jim RohnI think Mr. Rohn has hit our current market right on point with this one. With all the government interference in many business markets, not just the real estate market it take removes the chance for the market to correct naturally. I for one believe in private business, I believe that we the people can make or break this situation for ourselves. (0 comments)
Gettysburg Festival June 18-27 Arts, Food & More... - 06/12/10 05:23 PM
Gettysburg Festival June 18-27 Arts, Food & More...For roughly 10 days in June Gettysburg Pa puts on a show of sorts. The Gettysburg Festival offers over 100 events including art, music, theater, dance and even culinary events. There are also children's events throughout the entire festival. One of the highlights of the Gettysburg Festival are the two culinary events, the North - South dinner, and the Edible Art Tour, both events are designed by a former White House chef.
Event sites include The Majestic Theater, Lincoln Square (which is the center of town), and Gettysburg College.The Gettysburg Festival is (3 comments)
Monday's with Jim Rohn - 06/07/10 02:13 PM
Monday's with Jim Rohn"The greatest definition for concentration I ever heard is, Wherever you are, Be There!"If this doesn't apply to todays world, I don't know what does. I find more and more that business people I talk with are constantly interrupted by phones, emails, tweets, you name it. But as professionals we need to control these interruptions, and continue to provide our clients with undivided attention, and ultimate customer service. I don't know about you, but it irkes me when I am with someone and in mid sentence they take a phone call, or check for a tweet or (8 comments)
John Wooden - A Class Act - 06/06/10 02:05 PM
John Wooden - A Class Act As most everyone knows by now, legendary coach John Wooden passed away this past Friday. Most people know John Wooden as a the successful coach of the UCLA basketball team. What people don't know is that John Woodenwas also an accomplished author of inspirational books. I know I myself will be purchasing two on my trip to DC for Raincamp this Thursday. I am coming in a day early and will be hitting the book stores in DC.
John Wooden was an inspirational man, (6 comments)
Hot Rod Parade in Downtown York Pa - 06/05/10 12:55 PM
Hot Rod Parade in Downtown York PaWhile on a local business trip to downtown York Pa I was pleasantly surprised by a Hot Rod parade in downtown York Pa. It was actually kind of funny, as I was driving into town I definitley noticed the police presence coming into town, and I didn't understand the all the people sitting in chairs along the side of the rode. Now this went on for some time, not just a two or three block section, all the way through town. I am such a dork, here I am driving right by the fair grounds (8 comments)
Single Family Home in Dover Pa OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE 2944 Village Square in Dover, Pa is holding an OPEN HOUSE this Saturday June 5th 12 - 3 pm. Come on by and take a look at this beautiful single family home in Dover, PA. This home has been completely redone and is in move in condition. This 1 story detached, raised rancher, split foyer has a vinyl exterior for easy maintainence. It has 4 bedrooms, and 2 full baths, all on a clear level 0.20 acre lot in a wonderful neighborhood. Home boasts new carpet, paint throughout, stainless (5 comments)
Do You Have the Tools To Get a Mortgage - 06/02/10 10:24 AM
Do You Have the Tools To Get a MortgageWe are living in interesting times to say the least. Buying a home is not the slam dunk that it once was, however buying a home is not impossible. Any and all information that can be accumulated before beginning the process is a major positive. The good news is if you have good credit you have a big advantage. Interest rates are low, and Freddie Mac predicts rates will stay below 6% throughout 2011. So what does it take to get a mortgage at this time.If you are looking to refinance the first (6 comments)
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