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By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Many people are struggling to raise their FICO score to meet mortgage qualifications.  A forgotten payment, high balances, a prior foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy can wreck havoc with your score. Banks have been unforgiving about past transgressions.  Qualifying for a mortgage has been pret...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Thinking about buying your first home?  You are perhaps excited.  Maybe you are fearful.  Both emotions are perfectly normal.  Buyers Agent with Clients   Let's face it - you've been doing lots of research.  You've looked at homes online. Spent hours shifting through your favorite real estate we...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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As Real Estate professionals we tour more homes in a month than the average consumer will tour in a lifetime.  Consistently we see the same marketing mistakes over and over again. Clarks Summit Home For Sale   A home will sit and languish on the market for months without an offer.  The seller get...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Many first time home buyers we encounter in Scranton Pa use the internet for all their needs. The internet is either a blessing or a curse. Recently we had a couple come to us who had been pre-approved by two lenders. One was a local bank and one lender they found on the internet.   There was a b...
Since 1962 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held in Scranton, PA, that’s 51 years! This Parade in Scranton has become nationally known and is the SECOND LARGEST parade in the Country, based on participants per population. THAT’S BIG! The Parade of Parades in Northeast Pennsylvania!It is highly r...

By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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For all those convention goers and zombie lovers, the city of Scranton in Northeastern Pennsylvania has a treat for you. Scranton is holding its Infect Scranton convention that will begin Friday September 21st, 2012 through Sunday September 23rd, 2012. This Festival gives zombie fans a whole new ...

By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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For all the zombie fanatics, zombie movie fans, or the ones who plan on surviving the coming zombie apocalypse, Scranton Pa is where you all need to be for this blood thirsty event taking over the Northeast this September! An event full of zombies, make - up, zombie movie stars, and many more. In...

By Thomas R. Wilkins, PoconoRealEstate
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Assocs)
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Scranton- Ron Parasole has joined the Wilkins organization as a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates.  Within a set period of time, Parasole will open his own business under the name Parasole Property Management & Assoc.'s (PPMA) of which Thomas R. Wilkins will s...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Many of us have one or more kitties in our homes.  We become very attached to these affectionate felines and share our lives with them.  The list of horrendous disases which can be fatal to them has grown over the years.  The latest disease to catch my attention is Cytauxzoonosis or Bob Cat Fever...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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We are in the throws of one of the worst gas crunches this country has ever seen. Gas  is over $4.00 per gallon in parts of the U.S. and rapidly headed there every where else.  Some experts are convinced we will see $5.00 gas or more.  Gasoline - like it or not - is intertwined with almost every ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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As Spring gets into full swing many folks will begin a Spring Cleaning ritual.  In the home it might be time to clean out the attic, basement or garage. Straighten up the wood pile that became disheveled after the heating season.  Rake up fallen branches and dead leaves.    One of the most deadly...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Scranton Pa St Patricks Day parade is toted to be the 1st or 2nd largest in the country depending on who you talk to. On Saturday March 10 ,2012 Scranton Pa was decked out totally in green. Every body had one day to be Irish. The 51 st annual parade began promptly at the conclusion of mass held a...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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According to a recent article in the Scranton Times, home values have dropped in the Scranton Wilkes-Barre real estate market. Home prices have shown a decline in recent years in the Scranton real estate market.  Price drops were not as fast or significant as markets in Las Vegas, Florida, Arizon...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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                                     Bargain Priced Homes In Scranton Pa. Looking to take advantage of great deals now available on the market?  Bank owned properties offer a great selection even if your budget is modest. Get them before they are gone.  Take a peek at some very reasonably priced ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Every now and then an American company will do something not for financial gain, but to make a point.  We are all Americans - we have all been touched by the tragedy. From the smallest to the largest we are united by our common bond - Love of the United States.I am so moved by this 9/11 10th Anni...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Today the National Association of Realtors circulated a story I saw on the wire yesterday. It seems that Robo signing of documents around the United States has led to paperwork discrepancies in real estate transactions. The current owner of the home may not in fact own it, if the documents filed ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Disasters can be created as a result of one incident or a combination of incidents leading to an unfavorable outcome.  It appears the accumulation of rain from both Irene and Lee has pushed river stages into the danger zone here in Pennsylvania.  Officials expect massive flooding similar to what ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Recently when I was commenting on a blog I noticed a previous Rainer had made a comment about "Walking on the moon" in a skeptical manner. Our lunar presence has been questioned by scores of people as a farce.  A fairy tale if you will.  I vaguely remember a movie James Brolin starred in which wa...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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NEW HOPE FOR UNDERWATER MORTGAGES Globe Newswire reported on July 25, 2011, that an innovative approach to "fixing" delinquent mortgages had been announced by Ocwen Financial. Ocwen is a mortgage service provider. They are going to offer a program designed to help underwater homeowners by forgivi...

By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGLocation: Miller ParkAnalomink and Kistler Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301Town: East StroudsburgPhone: (570) 424-7540 December 3, 2010 - Annual Christmas Tree lighting in Miller Park.  Join them as they ring in the season with seasonal music with the New Approach ...

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