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By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 8
  This past weekend the weather was perfect in the Lehigh Valley.  The sun was shining, with a few clouds around, and the temperatures were in the 70's.  Couldn't ask for a better weekend.   My husband and I are outdoors people, so we had to take advantage of the great spring weather.  So, off we...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 14

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
  This past Saturday, Timberland Acres, a local, family owned horse facility in the Lehigh Valley, along with the Family Readiness Group, hosted a day on the farm for the military families from Company A, 228th Support Battalion Company from Bethlehem.    The families had a fun filled day with po...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
  The numbers are finally out for the April 2009 Real Estate Market update for the Lehigh Valley.    The sales during April 2009 were up 21.2%, with 406 sales reported as compared to March 2009 at 335.   (Woohoo!!)   Although the sales increased during April 2009, the average sales price dropped ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
  As most of you know, I am a volunteer with the LVCART (Lehigh Valley Animal Response Team).  This past weekend a drill was held to keep our emergency skills sharp.    It was an overnight drill.  This way we had experience in case an emergency required us to spend the night with the animals.  No...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  Are you interested in seeing some of the most interesting kitchens in the Lehigh Valley?  Or maybe get ideas for remodeling your own kitchen?   Now's your oppportunity!    Wednesday, May 13th, the Society of the Arts of the Allentown Art Museum is sponsoring "Heart of the Home Gourmet Kitchen T...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  This past month's market report is showing good news.  The number of sales for March, 2009 increased by 46%.  335 sales were reported as compared to February, 2009 at 230.   The average sales price also increased.  The average for March 2009 was at $202,000, which was an increase compared to Fe...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  The Lehigh Valley was highly rated in a trade magazine that covers corporate real estate and economic development as a place for businesses to relocate.   The Lehigh Valley (the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area) placed 4th of Site Selection magazine's top ten list in the country with populations...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  The Lehigh Valley Market Update for February, 2009, has some good news. Sales during February, 2009 were up about 13.3% with 230 sales reported, as compared to January of 2009 at 203 sales.   The average sales price for February, 2009 was down approximately 3% at $196,000 from $202,000 in Janua...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
  Watch out everyone!  The Lehigh Valley is holding it's own version of 'American Idol'.   This event is in it's 5th year and will happen at 7PM on Friday, March 6th, at the Wind Gap Middle School Auditorium.   Twelve people from all over the Lehigh Valley will perform for the chance to win $500 ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 8
  I was out and about yesterday running some errands.  I stopped into a few stores where I knew the owners and started talking to them.  Somehow our conversation turned towards the economy in the Lehigh Valley.  I am here to tell you what these business owners said.     I had asked the retail bus...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
    Today, February 12th, 2009, marks Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday.  A party is being held in Allentown, PA to celebrate this great man's bicentenial birthday and everyone is invited.  Sample some of Lincoln's favorite treats, his favorite birthday cake and his favorite tea.    Robert Costell...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  The statistics have come in for the real estate market in thes Lehigh Valley for the first month of 2009.  Some of it is good news while some not so good.   To begin with, the number of sales during Januray 2009 dropped by 41% of 203 sales down from 342 sales in December 2008.   The average sal...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
  The national economy is expected to continue its downward spiral for the next few months, continuing with the loss of numerous jobs before stabilizing.  This was stated by chief economist, John Silvia with Wachovia in front of hundreds of people in the Lehigh Valley.   According to Silvia, the ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  Have horses and thinking of moving into the Lehigh Valley area, but not sure if the area is equestrian friendly?  It certainly is horse friendly even with the development going on.   You will find many events, clubs and things to do involving horses.   Do you have horse crazy children wanting t...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
  With the country going through an economic recession, it had little effect on the Lehigh Valley in 2008.  This is credited to the largest employers in the area.  Even with layoffs and companies shutting their doors, the Lehigh Valley still saw an increase in employment.    The Valley's hospital...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  The Market Update for December 2008 for the Lehigh Valley has come in and it is good news.  342 homes were sold in December 2008 as compared to 300 in November 2008.  That shows a 14% increase in sales for December 2008.   The average sales prices on the other hand dropped.  In November 2008 th...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  I'm sure many of you have noticed that more and more cutbacks are being made by companies and industries by laying off employees.     With fewer jobs available in today's economy, and many more on unemployment, local community colleges decided to help out.   Northampton County Community College...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  I'm sure many of you have noticed that more and more cutbacks are being made by companies and industries by laying off employees.     With fewer jobs available in today's economy, and many more on unemployment, local community colleges decided to help out.   Northampton County Community College...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  The real estate statistics for November, 2008 have come out.  Here is the latest market update for the Lehigh Valley, PA.   The number of sales in November, 2008 dropped from October, 2008 by approximately 27.4%.  The reported number of sales for November, 2008 were 300 compared to October, 200...

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