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Where are the Poconos? The Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Poconos are centrally located approximately 2 hours (depending on traffic) from several major cities in Northeast PA. Interstate 80 from the East and from the West runs through the Hub of the Poconos.  They begin west ...

By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
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Looking to buy a home in Somerset County, Pennsylvania? You might want to make a quick check to see if you and the property are eligible for a Pennsylvania USDA Mortgage, also known as a Pennsylvania USDA Rural Development Loan. Here's Why... USDA home loans offer a few benefits that other mortga...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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In support of the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group's (LMVG) first of three 2010 trail care days, PTAG (Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group) will be hosting a "Laurel Mountain Work and Roll Weekend", June 19-20th, 2010. This is a great opportunity for everyone who enjoys the beautiful trails at Laurel...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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What a shame! This once to be, multi-million dollar property will be up for Sheriff Sale Friday May 21, 2010. The sale will be held in the main lobby of the Somerset County Courthouse, 300 North Center Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501 at 1:30 PM. This 5.95 acre parcel was purchased in 2004 for $255,000...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Seven Springs had a booth at the 2010 Home and Garden Show in Pittsburgh last month. They had a sign promoting a new community. Locally we haven't heard any new marketing concerning the newest offerings across the street from the Villages. But when a home owner shared that there is to be a model ...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Hidden Valley Resort will present the annual Spring Carnival March 6 - 7, 2010.  More than 220 inches of snow this winter have provided awesome snow conditions this March, and the time has come to celebrate the fact that spring is just around the corner! Guests will enjoy a full schedule of games...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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We had hoped that the increased sales that we saw after the Buncher group purchased the resort in 2007 would begin a new trend. Unfortunately the economy, increased inventory, and declining prices at Seven Springs have derailed our expectations.  In 2008 there were 80 recorded resale transfers. I...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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By Larry Walsh, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRick Garstka of Munhall waxed enthusiastic while describing the quality and quantity of snow that has fallen in the Laurel Highlands since Dec. 28:"Bonanza." "Heaven sent." "Phenomenal.""We've been waiting a long time for this," said Garstka, the president o...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Celebrating its 15th year the Fire and Ice Festival in Somerset, PA will offer up its 48 creative ice sculptures throughout up town Somerset and the Georgian Place. Mastro Gourmet Quality Ice from Pittsburgh will once again be delighting the crowds with their one of a kind pieces! This is a three...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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2742 Powder Ridge   $273,500 471 Gardner Road   $230,000 1467 Gebhart Way   $154,000 533 Kooser Circle   $180,000 2407 South Ridge   $322,000 5034 Summit   $279,000 1736 Snowfield Drive   $320,000 2421 South Ridge Plaza   $310,000 1922 South Ridge   $250,000 Stayed tuned for the 2009 year end up...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Last week I attended a public meeting regarding a deep mine application for New Enterprise Stone and Lime. This stone quarry is across the street from Hidden Valley. It wasn't a very large turnout and only three people shared their concerns. We were surprised not to see any representatives from H...

By Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes
(RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist)
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It seems these days lines are being drawn between those that "believe" in global warming and those that don't. Well guess what, I am not an environmentalist ("tree-hugger" as some might call me) because of global warming, although it is worth mentioning that I do believe the planet is warming, an...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Like any other Saturday I had a zillion things on my to do list.  But this was November 9th. The ground turning day for the Fight 93 NATIONAL Memorial in Shanksville, PA. From the resorts it's a 40 minute drive one way but I knew I had to be there. The site chosen for the ground turning was very ...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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1244 Tanyard         $182,500 1807 Eagles Ridge  $187,500 1807 Eagles Ridge  $187,500 1931 South Ridge   $292,000 62 Valley View        $133,000 1585 Snowfield       $200,000 Recorded sales transfers for the resorts are acquired electronically from records inputted at the Somerset County Court Ho...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET 3rd Quarter 2009 MLS 799234 528 Nebo Road Ext, Melcroft 1 BR 1B house on state stocked trout stream. New roof, windows, bath, lighting, insulation, electric bb heat, ONLY$59,000 MLS 797980 112 Hill view Lane, Melcroft 4BR, 1B Renovated home with newer siding, electrical ...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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Here's a first for our resorts! Hidden Valley has teamed up with Touchstone Center for Crafts to bring us this celebration. According to the web site "November 7 and 8 will feature interactive art demonstrations, arts and fine crafts exhibitors, children's workshops, live music, and great food." ...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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One of our dear friends is a devoted fan of this Halloween tradition. We never really considered making an evening of this adventure until we were challenged to do so! The plan was met at 6:30 for a quick dinner, drive out, get in line, while he purchased tickets!  The line was Disney style with ...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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1144 Tanyard $157,000 106 Four Seasons $25,000 1222 Veech Lane $118,000 We keep a multitude of statistical information and welcome the opportunity to share our market knowledge with motivated parties. Recorded sales transfers for the resorts are acquired electronically from records inputted at t...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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  1616  Snowfield $194,500 1616 Snowfield $194,500   307 Imperial $390,000 2334 South Ridge  $515,000 1606 Snowfield $184,000   564 Pine $145,000 Recorded sales transfers for the resorts are acquired electronically from records inputted at the Somerset County Court House, Office of the Recorder o...

By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
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1610 Snowfield   $174,600 As this posting takes us through the first half of 2009 we thought you enjoy some other statistics. Total transfers for Hidden Valley are substantially off with Jan through June only seeing 18 sales compared to 56 last year. The average sales prices here have declined co...

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