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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.)
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  Once again it is time to find out how the real estate market endured during the previous month.   Comparing the activity from September, 2008 to October, 2008, sales and prices once again declined.  During October, 2008, 413 sales were reported from 445 in September of 2008.  That was a drop of...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Here's some great news!!  (I think we can use some at this point.)  The family owned grocery store chain, Wegmans, based is NY, is cutting back prices on many of their groceries.   Wegmans is anticipating price cuts in their products in the near future and, therefore, is cutting prices on chick...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  A study is currently underway to possibly connect the Lehigh Valley to the NJ Transit with a rail system.  Currently, there is no rail transportation from the area to NYC.  The only public transportation in place for communters is a bus system.    With the high costs of fuel, many commuters are...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  It's the beginning of September and the real estate market stats are in for August, 2008.  I'll give you a quick overview for the Lehigh Valley and I won't bore you too much with it.   According to the statistics, the average price of homes, new and existing, dropped slightly in August, down ab...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  The new U.S. Census number are in, and it shows that the Lehigh Valley is continuing to grow.   I know, you've heard the news say otherwise, but the new Census numbers are showing that the Lehigh Valley region keeps on growing.    The population numbers were released on Thursday for 2007 and it...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  This weekend, the Lehigh Valley wineries are holding a "Drink in the Pink" weekend.  This weekend, visitors to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail can help cancer victims.   Just purchase a blush or rose wine from any one of the wineries, from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, and noon to 5PM on Sunday, and $1...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  "A tornado has just ripped through the area and has displaced a number of farm animals!  Possibility of more tornadoes coming through!  CART (County Animal Response Team) needs to relocate these animals to a safer area!" No, this was not for real, but it possibly could have been.    I, as a mem...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  On Thursday, June 26th, a community meeting was held about the PPLsuper power lines running through several Lehigh Valley townships.  Amazingly, over 900 people from the community attended the meeting.  Most of the residents are against the power lines and wish to keep the open space as open sp...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  I saw this news article in the local paper last week, and thought it interesting.  So, I thought I would share it with you:   A local businessman in Allentown, the owner of Jim's Appliance Service, had been driving a 1991 Chevrolet Astro van.  The van had been paid off a long time ago and avera...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  The software firm, Synchronoss Technologies is relocating to the new Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, located at the old Bethlehem Steel grounds in south Bethlehem, PA.  Looking to expand, Synchronoss considered Kansas, Florida and Texas as possible sites.  After an 18 month search, the compa...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  An historic home tour is scheduled for Sunday, June 22nd, from 1 - 5 PM in Catasauqua, a borough in the Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania.    The cost of the tickets is $13 in advance and $16 the day of the tour.  Maps will be included with the purchase of the tickets.  The event is presented by t...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  The East Penn School District in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania needs some help.  A taxpayer tea party is being organized to let the politicians know that it will either be food and gas money for the family or tax money for the government.  They are asking everyone in the Lehigh Valley to ge...

By Shawn Morrow
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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Below is an article published by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation Lehigh Valley Climbs To No. 30 On Forbes "Best" List LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - March 27, 2008 - The Lehigh Valley jumped to 30th place on the annual list of "Best Places For Business and Careers" published this week by ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Big news for the Lehigh Valley area.  We are being invaded by the Transformers!!   Well, not really.  It turns out that the new "Transformers 2" movie, set to be released during the summer of 2009, is being filmed in south Bethlehem, where the old Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces are.  Filming st...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Freddie Awards!?  What are Freddie Awards??  Never heard of them.   Freddie Awards are given to the best High School musical of the year.    Every year, 40 agents (not real estate agents) attend the many HS musical performances held in the spring and rate them.  The scores are then tallied and ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  The Market Update for April, 2008, for the Lehigh Valley just came out and it is showing some improvement in the real estate market.    Home sales were up in April, 2008, by approximately 11.7%, from 444 sales in March, 2008, up to 496 in April.    The average sale price of a home was recorded ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 As we move into spring, we find that the Real Estate business is picking up in the Lehigh Valley, PA.  Take a look at the market update and see for yourself.                                                                 During March, 2008, the sales have increased by 23%, reporting 444 sales, ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Sunday, March 31st was the first exhibition game for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in the brand new Coca-Cola ball park in Allentown, PA.  The game was played against the major league, Philadelphia Phillies.  It was quite an exciting game.   The teams played in front of a sell out crowd of 10,188 ...

By Don Wenner
(DLP Realty)
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   New Listings136  Back on Market16  Price Increases8  Price Reductions68  Contingents8  Pendings42  Solds43  Expireds9  Inactives39   Tired of searching for your new home?  We will provide you with a FREE list of homes for sale that match your buying criteria as soon as they come onto the marke...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 The Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS just released the latest Market Update for the Lehigh Valley for the month of February, 2008.  The statistics are compiled every month based on the figures generated from the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. The activity fo...

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