Explore Clarks Summit, PA

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 14
  Closed door meetings have been going on at the White House. President Obama has been directly involved trying to bring dissenting Democrats together in an effort to ram through his socialist health care agenda. The latest dirty deal involves caving into Union demands.  Most union health care pl...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 13
  The Associated Press reported that the Supreme Court is considering lifting the ban on Corporations, Unions and wealthy individuals from funding campaign ads.  The ruling could affect the upcoming 2010 elections and the 2012 Presidential election.    A ruling is expected as early as Tuesday. Li...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 59
  I've taken much flack for my political position since I started blogging.  Some of it has been good natured.  Some of it has been down right low down gutter trash. More than once I've been called a Conservative, Repug, and all manner of labels.  I've often posted that I was a lifelong Democrat....

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 13
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who attempted to blow up a Northwest Airliner on Christmas Day, made a startling revelation.  According to Abdulmutallab there are 20 more men being trained in Yemen to blow up airliners. British Intelligence has also confirmed his claim.  The enhan...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 12
  Two days ago we closed our US Embassy in Yemen. The British followed suit based on credible intelligence that a bombing might be immanent. Yemen is where the bomber was trained who tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day in Detroit. Yemen is where we want to send Gitmo detainees for rehabilit...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 60
                                        Newt Gingrich has called for profiling.             Whether people like it or not that's what we need.  Glad to see someone is brave enough to speak boldly.  This is not an unknown enemy.  Why do we continue to offer them the vehicle to slaughter innocent p...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 8
  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — The First Amendment ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 58
  Perhaps our President should listen to Fox News or BBC instead of CNN.  President Obama, after 3 days of figuring out how to address the American Public declared Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab an isolated extremist. One must wonder why we suddenly have individuals acting like terrorists, but are iso...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 12
  It is always amazing how out of touch our lawmakers are with society and the people they govern.  Not just the health care issue but all issues. The plight of the homeless in our country is a national disgrace. Has anyone seen what our illustrious federal government is doing to alleviate the pr...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 30
What is the purpose of the Constitution?  Some how I thought it ensured equality throughout the United States. It prevented the federal government from creating unfair practices or inequitable advantages or disadvantages from one state to the other. Under the new health care reform being railroad...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 19
Living 50 miles south of Washington DC puts us in a weather band.  Usually Richmond, Va and Washington DC see much more snow than we do.  Our snow consists of an inch or two a couple of times during the winter.  Usually the next day it's all gone. I recall some pretty nasty blizzards.  1996 was a...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 34
The handwriting is on the wall.  Several weeks ago an advisory board laid out new guidelines for mammograms.  The panel decided that it is not necessary for woman under 50 to have mammograms. Quickly the federal government came out to calm the fears of Americans.  No, those guidelines would not b...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 22
Sarah Palin's book tour rolled through Fort Hood on Friday night, with the former Republican vice-presidential candidate getting an adoring welcome from hundreds of fans waiting to get their copies of "Going Rogue" signed.    As Sarah exited her bus she was met with the crowds shouting and chanti...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 0
MARKET UPDATE BY SCHOOL DISTRICT AUGUST 1, 2009 - AUGUST 31, 2009 ABINGTON HEIGHTS Chinchilla, Clarks Green, Clark Summit, Dalton, Glenburn, Newton, Ransom, South Abington, Waverly Units Sold              21 Aver Sales Price                    $224,621 Median Sales Price                    $193,...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 4
              WHO IS THE BEST REALTOR FOR YOUR HOME?                           This is the last in our series of 7 articles                  TURN AN EXPIRED LISTING INTO A SALE   What are some of the things that would encourage you to select a Realtor?    Who in this list do you feel is the best ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 8
This is the sixth installment in our series of seven.   In the prior installments of our series we covered:   Part Two ~ INTRODUCTION Part Two  ~ Make Like a Detective Part Three ~ The View From Afar Part Four ~ No Duct Tape Please Part Five ~ Spring into Action The prior installments addressed ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 4
Everyone knows that if you eliminate the middle man you can save money.  Buying milk directly from the dairy is cheaper than buying milk at the grocery store.  Absolutely correct!  Does the same logic apply to the most important purchase you will make in your life?  You have heard that if you eli...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 4
PART 5 ~SPRING INTO ACTION ~ MAKING THE PLAN This is number 5 of a 7 part series.  In previous installments we listed some of the factors that negatively impact a home sale.  The single most influential aspect is pricing. We looked inside and out for obvious flaws.  Next we stood back and made a ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 6
PART FOUR  ~  NO  DUCT  TAPE  PLEASE!   Previously we discussed assessing the exterior and interior of your home.  We addressed clutter, paint, and the condition of the living area. The next area to explore is everything that is mechanical or requires maintenance.   NO DUCT TAPE PLEASE!   If you ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
Comments 2
TURN AN EXPIRED LISTING ~ INTO A SALE -  PART 3   THE VIEW FROM AFAR! In our previous installment we talked about curb appeal and interior appeal.  Now lets take a critical look from afar.    Being objective is critical to changing the outcome.  Are there things in and around the home that cause ...

Clarks Summit, PA Real Estate Professionals