Ephrata, PA Real Estate News

By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
The covered bridges of Lancaster County PA have suffered because of the hurricane floods of 2011. However, I discovered Keller’s Mill Covered Bridge had been reconstructed not far from my home on Middle Creek Road and it was undamaged. When we moved to Lancaster County in 1997, Middle Creek Road was closed and remained so until late 2010 or early 2011. For some reason I remained oblivious to the fact that the road had been reopened. Keller’s Mill Covered Bridge originally stood on Rettew Road, but with increased traffic the bridge needed to be upgraded. The bridge was carefully dismantled in 2006 and reconstructed on Middle Creek Road in 2010. This bridge is painted white and as such is the only one in Lancaster County this color. Originally constructed in 1873 by Elias McMellan and th...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
There are over 100 homes for sale in Lancaster County, PA in Ephrata. There is wide selection available for buyers of homes. Located in north east Lancaster County, Ephrata borough has restaurants and small businesses which are thriving. If you are a seller of a Lancaster County PA home for sale, it is important to price your home competitively. Good inventory is at a premium and priced correctly will sell in a very reasonable amount of time. Ephrata School District serves over 4000 students with 8 schools: Akron Elementary Clay Elementary Fulton Elementary Highland Elementary Ephrata Intermediate School Ephrata Middle School Ephrata High School Ephrata Virtual Academy   In June 2012, 40 homes sold ranging in price from $10,900 to $395,000. Understanding the marketplace is imperative fo...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
You are looking to sell or buy a home in Lancaster PA and specifically in Ephrata PA 17522. You scour online for real estate or homes for sale. You dream about the perfect place for you and your family. This is not an easy task. There is so much to consider. Discovering your home in Ephrata, PA requires understanding the community, the schools - the pros and cons of neighborhoods. If you are serious about discovering your ideal home for sale in Lancaster PA - Ephrata, contact me for more information. You can also begin your learning about the Ephrata Community by searching on my website.   Ten Most Recent Blog Posts Sharing the Light in Lancaster - December Season of Celebration & Sharing Living in Lancaster - Adventure Flight Training Rain Camp - December 2011 in Lancaster, PA Landis V...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
The Ephrata Fair will be held September 20-24, 2011. This Fair is a highlight for the Ephrata Community and claims to be the largest fair in Pennsylvania. It offers something for almost everyone. See what the Ephrata Fair may have to offer you. If you enjoy midway rides, they are available at the Ephrata Fair. Possibly you enjoy the old fashioned agriculture displays and judging contests, you will find some enjoyment at the Fair in Ephrata. Make plans to spend part of your day or night at the Ephrata Fair.
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
In Ephrata, PA, B & E Notary has three locations. Two in Ephrata, PA and one in Brownstown, PA. The picture to the left is the Brownstown location. B & E is an authorized online agent for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or PennDot. We were selling a car and I used my Power of Attorney to sign the title, so the buyer was able to officially purchase the car. I was quite pleased with the service I received at B & E Notary. Tiffany, who is the night manager, served us very well. She was efficient, friendly, professional and speedy. I highly recommend B & E Notary, especially if you are selling a car. A big, hearty thank-you to Tiffany and to the owners of B & E Notary.  
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Selling Ephrata, PA We settled on 16 Hilldale Drive, Ephrata, PA on June 22, 2011 for Natasha and Tayush. This Freddie Mac home was a very good deal for these first time home buyers. It is so exciting to see this deal come together and they got this property for $96,900. If you are a first time home buyer and need someone who places your needs first, please contact me. It is definitely a great time to buy with great prices and great interest rates.
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
            During a recent visit to the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I learned that German immigrant Conrad Beissel emigrated to this area in 1732, joining other German, Swiss, Dutch, and French Protestants escaping religious persecution in their homelands.  Our tour guide, Michael, explained that the two main issues for Beissel were that Saturday was the main day for worship, and celibacy was necessary in pursuit of heavenly goals. By 1750, the community numbered nearly 80, plus families who, while not celibate, sympathized and lived on nearby farms which supplied earthly needs which the Brothers and Sisters needed to supplement those produced in the colony itself. The building above, with its low doorway, was the Sisters' House, and on each of the 3 floors, the...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals | brian@cbselectpros.com | 717-951-5552 223 Penn Ave, Lancaster, PA 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $194,900 Year Built 1950 Sq Footage 1,352 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size .18 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Creek-front lot and quiet neighborhood, new wood stove for economical heat, fenced-in back yard, all appliances included, 4th bedroom could be family room. Click here to search all homes in Lancaster, PA. Seller contact info: This home offered as a courtesy of  Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, co-operating broker. brian@cbselectpros.com 717-951-5552 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: Oct 20, 2008, 7:18pm PDT
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
The ninetieth Ephrata PA Fair is now history.  The weather threatened to rain on several days' worth of events, but in the final analysis, everything turned out all right.                 The younger children were excited to ride on an old fashioned merry-go round!                      Forget healthy eating!  County and state fair season only comes once a year!                                              Neon from the rides lights up the night. Friday night we were treated to a trip down memory lane.  Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods rocked the town with Rock & Roll hits from the '50s and '60s. ©BrianSchulman2008
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Love small town living?  Love little boroughs with lots to do within a walkable area?  Then you will LOVE downtown Ephrata boro! Come and celebrate the "Dog Days of Summer" during Ephrata's monthly downtown celebration, Third Friday's a Charm.  You guessed it, pets are the theme for this month's downtown celebration on August 15 from 5pm to 8 pm.       Bring you pet along and join the fun!  Some of the planned activities include: Pet Photography - dress up your pet for their own portrait with a summer beach theme.  How cute is that! Pet Contest - think YOU have the cutest pet??  (you don't, because I do!) But, nevertheless, register your cutie for the pet contest!  Best dressed, cutest, biggest, smallest - they're all included!  Does your pet look like you?  Or, do you look like your pe...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata PA Nestled close to the intersection of Routes 272 and 322 lies an ancient compound that predates the modern roads by centuries...   The Ephrata Cloister was a Seventh Day Baptist community established by devout German settlers in 1732.                              The Ephrata Cloister is now a museum run by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The community was run by "brothers" and "sisters".  Today, "brothers" and "sisters" can be seen in period costumes as guides, and in activities that would have been typical of life 250 years ago. Conrad Beissel, the founder of Ephrata, was born in 1691.  Having experienced a religious awakening, he had established a following in Germany.  His sect came into conflict with the state sponsored Protestant relig...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
Historic Smithton Inn, Ephrata, PA At 900 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA, not far from the Ephrata Cloister, stands an inn which has been in business for 237 years!  The Historic Smithton Inn, a beautiful estate of multicolored stone, was originally built in 1763. Innkeeper Dorothy Graybill was born only a mile away from the Inn.  The rooms are furnished with antiques and hand crafted furniture.  Each room has an operating fireplace, which is in use from November through April.  The rooms can be candle lit, and are decorated with Pennsylvania Dutch quilts and stencils. The Historic Smithton Inn was built by members of the Ephrata Cloister, a Seventh Day Baptist community with surviving buildings erected between 1735 and 1749.  The Inn is constructed with hand-cut timbers, held together b...
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Begining this FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2007 , Downtown Ephrata in Lancaster County, PA will begin their 3rd Friday's a Charm celebrations!  This sounds like tons of fun for the entire family to enjoy.They have also started on online Journal where ideas and experiences about Ephrata can be shared.  3rd Friday's a Charm will be held every 3rd Friday of each month, from 5-8pm.Shops will stay open, and dining and entertainment will be featured. Some of the featured stops include Michelle's Gallery where you can meet the artists while enjoying wine and cheese.  The tykes can enjoy milk and cookies (my favorite!) at The Fun-est Toy Store Ever!There will be trolley rides taking you to a number of destinations.  Check out the Ephrata Business District's website for more information.  Ephrata features a...
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By Steven Shewell, The Mortgage Maverick
(Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.)
  Ephrata Borough is located in the northeastern section of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  The Borough is the outgrowth of the famed religious community, the Cloisters, founded in the early 1700's by the German mystic Conrad Beissel.  When the Cloister community declined in the early 1800's, the village grew as a regional center of commerce.  During this time of growth, two resort hotels were built, the Mountain Springs and the Mount Vernon House.  The village also became known as a key stop for the Reading and Columbia Railroads. This rapidly growing village was incorporated on August 22, 1891.  The population at the time was about 2,200 people.  Six newly elected councilmen organized this new enterprise called Ephrata Borough with a Council/Mayor form of government. Ephrata's many h...
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