lancaster county pa: Mule team in Ronks, Lancaster County, PA - 03/20/12 05:30 AM
Mule team in Ronks, Lancaster County, PA:
I was having breakfast with clients at Jennie's Diner, a truck stop in Ronks, PA along Route 30 East in Pennsylvania Dutch country.  One of my companions spotted this mule team behind me on the farm next to us, and I happened to have my camera near enough to be able to take a shot of them from inside the diner.

The interesting thing is the ease of transitioning between city life and country life in Lancaster County, PA.  We were only a couple of miles from Lancaster City!

lancaster county pa: Flash Flood at Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, Lancaster PA - 05/19/11 12:46 PM
Flash Flood at Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, Lancaster PA
I was getting ready to leave our office Monday about 5:30 in the afternoon, when it started raining really hard. Thinking I didn't want to go out in such a hard rain, I decided to keep working for a while.

When I finally went to our rear porch, water was backing up to the stairs!

Water started cascading over the roof...

When it got high enough, it started cascading like a waterfall down the concrete steps into the basement!

Trying to decide whether to make … (4 comments)

lancaster county pa: Red Rose Singles of Lancaster PA March Newsletter - 02/25/11 07:24 AM
Red Rose Singles of Lancaster PA March Newsletter

Due to the ice storm in February, the Red Rose Singles meeting had to be cancelled.  Therefore our March meeting will pick with the same program we were planning for February.
Here's the singles lineup for March:
Tuesday March 1 - Our Red Rose Singles meeting - sign-in starts at 7:00 pm, and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  As always, we meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster.  Come in March for a free line dance lesson!
Sunday March 6 - Dance at … (0 comments)

lancaster county pa: Record Snow in Lancaster County, PA - 02/10/10 11:26 PM
 Record Snow in Lancaster County, PA - February 10, 2010: 
Even the snow plows on the roads sometimes had to pull over because of the blizzard conditions.

Lancaster, PA officially has almost 40" of snow.  Some areas got another two feet of snow yesterday on top of the two feet we already had - four feet on the ground beween last Saturday and Wednesday.  This has been a record snow accumulation for February.  All offices were shut down including Government offices - all schools, churches and events were cancelled - unbelievable...


lancaster county pa: Good Sign for the Economy but Watch Out for Interest Rates - 08/07/09 10:00 AM
Economists expected today's jobs report to reflect a loss of 328,000 jobs.  Unexpectedly, the job loss was "only" 247,000.  Some are interpreting this as a stabilization of the economy.  The unemployment number ostensibly declined from 9.5% to 9.4% - although this figure doesn't reflect the underemployed, or those discouraged people who have stopped looking for jobs.
Although this is a good sign for the economy, it also brings with it the prospect of future inflation and its companion, higher interest rates.
First time home buyers should note also that the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit only extends through the end of November.

lancaster county pa: Nissley Vineyards Lawn Concerts, Bainbridge PA - 07/02/09 10:29 AM
Visitors to Lancaster County, PA are  aware of the popular Amish and tourist areas of the eastern part of the county.  Less well known is that there is some beautiful countryside up the Susquehanna River in the northwest corner of the county.

One point of interest that shouldn't be missed is the Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate in Bainbridge, PA.  This is an operating vineyard and winery in a particularly scenic setting, with a stone barn and farmhouse surrounded by the rows of grapes clustered on their vines, shielding the estate from any sign of modern civilization.
The grounds are … (0 comments)

lancaster county pa: Some Updated Photos in Veranda, Lancaster PA - 06/30/09 10:10 AM
 With the warm weather upon us, the farmland around Veranda in East Hempfield, Lancaster County, PA has come to life...

Historic barns and farmhouses surrounding Veranda, a lovely community, have been preserved and maintained...

Miles of walking trails run through the community.  There's also a wonderful square where community events take place throughout the year.

A pond, stocked with fish, supplies a peaceful, traditional way to pass the time on a summer weekend...

lancaster county pa: Veranda Beauty - First Time Open in Lancaster, PA! - 05/15/09 01:05 PM
Discover Elegant Living In the Heart of Lancaster County...
On a premium lot, this stately Georgian style brick home with its gables, overlooking a pond and farmland, has both superior size and superlative upgrades.  1465 Drake Lane is one of the finest homes in the desirable Veranda community.

The home is based on the largest model available in Veranda, the Creswood - but with even more square footage due to a huge game room addition on the second level, which could also be used as a fifth bedroom. 

Other features that set this home apart from the competition: gorgeous cherry finished … (6 comments)

lancaster county pa: For Lancaster County Sellers With a Private Buyer - I Have an Idea - 05/07/09 01:02 PM
I have an idea for you to consider, which may reduce your risk in keepng your property off the market while you pursue a private sale to someone you know.  In addition, if your private sale is successful, my idea won't cost you a cent.
 If your private buyer writes a good offer, applies without delay for a mortgage, and is approved for their mortgage, then you will have achieved your goals.  However, in today's unsettled economic conditions, lenders have become increasingly cautious in making mortgage commitments.  If any problem happens to crop up in the mortgage process, your property could be off the market … (7 comments)

lancaster county pa: Lancaster PA Seminar for First Time Home Buyers - 04/29/09 11:52 AM

Are you tired of renting??     
Have you heard about the new FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT?  It could put up to /$8,000 cash in your pocket!  You can make your dream of home ownership come true! 
There will be a FREE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINAR THURS.  April 30, 6:30 -7:30 PM at 1000 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA.
Are you tired of making payments to your landlord month after month and having nothing to show for it?  Now a FREE seminar reveals secrets of how to stop paying rent and own a home instead!  Deciding to buy your own home … (5 comments)

lancaster county pa: Lancaster PA Tea Party! - 04/15/09 06:40 AM
The original Boston Tea Party took place in 1773 to protest taxation without representation.  This year, Tax Day - April 15 - is the symbolic day when peaceful "Tea Parties" will be held across the country to protest trillions of dollars being spent by our own government.
In Lancaster, PA, Musser Park, at N. Lime & E. Chestnut Streets,  will be the location for what promises to be a significant gathering of citizens and political leaders, doing their part as guaranteed under the Constitution to practice free speech and send a strong message to Washington DC.
A distinguished lineup of speakers is slated for … (8 comments)

lancaster county pa: Coming soon in Veranda, Lancaster PA... - 03/08/09 10:46 AM
Veranda is a beautiful neighborhood in East Hempfield Township, close to shopping centers, the Lancaster Health Campus and Women and Babies Hospital - yet in a historic setting overlooking a pond and picturesque barns and farmhouses.  Miles of walking trails and sidewalks meander through this well-planned community.

Coming soon, the crown jewel of this subdivision will be available!  This stately Georgian style home, overlooking the pond and farmland, has every upgrade imaginable, and some that you wouldn't have thought of.  Period characteristics such as wainscoting, chair rail and crown molding blend with the most modern of conveniences.
With a three car … (7 comments)

lancaster county pa: A Testimonial From a Loan Officer - 02/28/09 05:24 AM
(Just received from Ray Smith of Home National Mortgage, Lancaster PA:)
"I have worked with Brian Schulman of Coldwell Banker Select Professionals on several projects.  In an age where service is often cast aside in place of the bottom line, Brian makes sure his clients are serviced to the fullest extent of his more than competent abilities.  It is a level of service that is not only rare to see but refreshing and inspiring. 
His ability to recognize homeowner needs no matter what demographic is of the utmost importance in this fastidious real estate environment.  I would recommend Brian's service to … (6 comments)

lancaster county pa: First Time Home Buyers Seminar, Lancaster PA - 02/21/09 05:41 AM
6:30 -7:30 PM at 1000 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA  Are you tired of making payments to your landlord month after month and having nothing to show for it?  Now a FREE seminar reveals secrets of how to stop paying rent and own a home instead!  Deciding to buy your own home is probably one of the biggest decisions you've ever made.  It's an exciting time - but it's serious business, too - and you need serious advice.
How do I get started?
What … (0 comments)

lancaster county pa: Columbia PA Clock and Watch Museum - 02/12/09 12:23 AM
A most interesting place to visit in Lancaster County, PA is the National Clock and Watch Museum in Columbia.   Run by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the museum first opened in 1977 with about 1,000 items, but has expanded to over 12,000 items, from the most intricate pocket watches to magnificent granfather clocks and antique animated clocks.

A separate area features railroad watches from the long history of American railroads.  Other specialized displays feature French clocks, German musical clocks, tower clocks,  and American clocks from 1780 to 1880.  The museum is recognized as the largest collection of … (9 comments)

lancaster county pa: Lancaster PA Museums - 02/08/09 05:13 AM
Lancaster, PA has a long and colorful history extending back to colonial days.  Here are some of the museums that bring Lancaster's cultural and architectural history to life:
The Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, is the largest Pennsylvania German folk museum.  There are exhibits of Pennsylvania German (also known as Pennsylvania Dutch) artifacts, and live demonstrations and interpretations of rural life in Pennsylvania from 1740 to 1940.  There are activities for the children, buildings, artifacts and crafts, and the Weathervane Museum Store.  The Landis Valley Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 James Buchanan's Wheatland is the … (5 comments)

lancaster county pa: Lancaster County PA Association of Realtors Banquet - 01/28/09 06:11 AM
Over 600 Realtors and guests attended the 74th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors (LCAR), held at the Lancaster Host Resort.  Among the distinguished guests were Lancaster, PA mayor Richard Gray, State Senator Lloyd Smucker, and State Representative Scott Boyd. 
The outgoing LCAR Board of Directors was recognized, and the incoming Board of Directors installed, including our own Coldwell Banker Select Professionals President, Quentin Miller.
The program kicked off with the question: "How's real estate?" (Answer: "Unbelievable!")  You can fill in your own thoughts about whether that's positive or negative - it depends on your … (3 comments)

lancaster county pa: Lancaster Township, PA Home for Rent - 01/17/09 08:10 AM
Gable Park Woods is an excellent and popular neighborhood in Lancaster Township, PA,  close to shopping and the city, yet totally suburban. 
This 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath town home boasts many upgrades.  A level lot and driveway lead to an ample garage with overhead remote door opener.

An entrance hall with beautiful hardwood floors greets your arrival.  To your left, the centerpiece of the living room is a corner wood-burning brick fireplace with oak mantel.  A wide arch frames the dining room, which looks out of  French doors onto a second-floor deck overlooking a wide lawn and scenic rear view.
The kitchen gets … (6 comments)

lancaster county pa: A Trillion Here, A Trillion There... - 09/21/08 02:05 AM
Apparently the powers that be have decided, belatedly, to do something about the profligate mortgage policies of the past.  The government will spend an estimated $700 Billion to buy up bad loans purchased by institutional investors.
Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois used to say in the 1960s, "A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon you're talking about real money!"  This new plan makes a billion dollars sound like pocket change.
Some of the loans made in the past six or seven years have been made to so-called NINJA buyers - No Income, No Job, No Assets.  No matter.  If … (16 comments)

lancaster county pa: Coldwell Banker Select Professionals Throws a Company Picnic - 07/27/08 06:39 AM
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, the fastest growing real estate company in Lancaster County, PA, held its annual picnic Saturday, July 26.

                     Approximately 120 people were expected, including spouses and children.

      A beautiful rural backdrop was complemented by beautiful summer weather and a slight breeze!

                                            The kids had plenty of things to keep them busy...

                                                          ...including a covered pool!

                                 Our Fearless Leader, Ryan Hess, with trusty companion Tucker.

                                                       Everyone brought a covered dish.


        As the evening darkened, tiki torches were lit... 

Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)

Brian Schulman

Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Lancaster, PA

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA

Address: 1000 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Office: (717) 735-6265

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