Bloomsburg, PA Real Estate News

By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
The last Saturday in April of each year is a special day in downtown Bloomsburg, PA.  For over 20 years, Main Street is closed from early morning until early evening for a street fair.    Renaissance Jamboree is a celebration of Spring where everyone comes out to enjoy lots of food provided by all non-profit organizations, and over 150 crafters selling their unique creations.      In addition, there is plenty of entertainment for all ages.                What a wonderful day in Downtown Bloomsburg!  Make plans to visit the only Incorporated Town in PA, Bloomsburg, for our next Renaissance Jamboree! To see a video of Renaissance Jamboree of 2009, visit my web site at www.DotSellsBloomsburg.com and click on the Area Video Library.  On my web site you can also see videos of our beautiful t...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
Don't miss the window of opportunity!  There couldn't be a better time to buy!  Affordable prices, historic low interest rates (as low as the World War II era), and FREE MONEY FROM UNCLE SAM!  That's right...in February the new and improved tax credit expanded the $7500 tax credit (which was similar to an interest free loan because it had to be repaid) to an $8000 tax credit that does not have to be repaid!  Of course, there are some noteable guidelines--income limits for single borrower of $75,000 adjusted gross income and $150,000 for a married couple.  Also, you must own the home for three years, and to qualify as a "first time buyer" you could not have owned a primary residence within the last three years.  Settlement must occur in 2009 BEFORE December 1st, so don't wait until the l...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
One weekend each and every July the town of Bloomsburg, PA will be overrun with truck enthusiasts.  The exciting summer 4-Wheel  Jamboree Nationals are hosted at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.  Over 3,000 custom 4x4 trucks compete in various events including a ride and drive obstacle course, mud drag racing, burnout competition, and show and shine among others.  There is also a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening and a bikini contest.   For three days you can see big trucks, bigger trucks, and monster trucks.  Past participants have included the infamous monster trucks, Grave Digger, Bigfoot, and Avenger.  All of the participants and spectators, both young and old, enjoy seeing these incredible rigs.  The hours of operation for this year show are 10am to 6:30 pm on July 11, ...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
This morning was an ugly day in Bloomsburg.  It had been raining very hard since last evening.  My daughters called me at 9:30 a.m. and asked if I'd like to go along with them to the fall craft show to be held at the Columbia Montour Area Vocational Technical School today.  I think everyone in our town and the surrounding communities were there!  There were more than a hundred crafters displaying and selling their wares.  There were ghosts, goblins, Thanksgiving turkeys, and plenty of Santas and snowmen that were beautifully created and painted, many which were illuminated with sparkling white lights.  In addition there were lovely hand made clothing items,  handcrafted furniture, and decadent chocolates.  A highlight of the show every year is the luncheon that is available that is prep...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
At the end of Main Street on the top of College Hill is the entrance to Bloomsburg University, and since it had been there as long as I remember, it was easy to take it for granted.  Since the early 1800's post high school education was available in the town of Bloomsburg.  The beginning of higher education in Bloomsburg began in 1839 with the founding of an academy.    Later in 1856 the academy was chartered as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute.  Upon the construction of the first building at its current location, the school was established as a state normal school in 1869.  The Commonwealth of PA purchased the school in 1916, and in 1927 it became Bloomsburg State Teachers College.  In 1960, due to a variety of available programs and graduate degrees, the "teachers" was dropped from i...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
Bloomsburg's earliest development and inhabitants were part of the Indian period of American history. The Susquehannock Indians were the first occupants of the Susquehanna River Valley which was a major route into Central New York State. Today we are reminded of our Indian heritage by the many interesting names of nearby local places such as Susquehanna, Catawissa, Nescopeck, and Shickshinny.The first settlers occupied lands along the river.  In 1772, James McClure came to the area from Lancaster and built a log cabin near the banks of the Susquehanna within the present Town limits. In 1781, a wooden stockade was constructed around the McClure dwelling to protect settlers from Indian attacks. Today, all that remains of the Fort McClure site is a one-room cabin, which is open to the publ...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
Bloomsburg is located in the heart of Columbia County and is the county seat with a population of nearly 12,000.  Everyone who visits falls in love with the beautiful and quaint downtown, magnificent architecture in the historic district, the gorgeous surroundings by the banks of the Susquehanna River and the scenic mountains and valleys.  One of the focal points of the downtown is the majestic town fountain at the square that was refurbished for the bicentennial celebration in 2002.  Bloomsburg has a strong business community and is further enhanced with the clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities for the citizens of the area.  A favorite spot for young and old is the lovely town park.  Along the banks of the Susquehanna, the park has a variety of things enjoyed by all.  The ...
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By Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA
(Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.)
Late September of each and every year the town of Bloomburg has many visitors.  Home to Bloomsburg University, this quaint college town is transformed into a popular tourist attraction with an abundance of traffic resembling a metropolitan area and local lodging accommodations filled to capacity.  This year from September 22nd through September 29th  you can again enjoy the awesome Bloomsburg Fair. Daily attendance is usually anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000, depending on the day and the weather.  Local resident's habits and lifestyles change for that special week.  Bloomsburg and Central Columbia School Districts both have school vacations for the entire week, while some surrounding schools have one or two days off to enjoy the fair as well. Started in 1855 as primarily an agricultural ...
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By Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale
(ADT Real Estate)
Hello all. I just wanted to stop by and invite you all out to the Bloomsburg Fair from the 22nd to the 29th of September. The fair is just a short ride from Wilkes-Barre, PA (about 35 minutes) down Route 11, in Bloomsburg, PA. This is the 153rd annual fair and it just gets better every year!! There are plenty of rides for the thrill seekers, carnival games for the kids (both big and small), live animals (it's a fair after all), great food and plenty of live entertainment. This year you will be able to see Josh Turner, Josh Gracin, Bill Engvall, Ryan Pelton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gretchen Wilson, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Charlie Daniels Band, Joe Nichols and Taylor Hicks. That's quite a line-up of talent!!So, don't forget to come out and check out the fair. It'll be lots of fun for ...
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