Lansdale, PA Real Estate News

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
                                                                                                                            Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realty Group at 215-513-1333 for help buying or selling a home in Lansdale, Harleysville, Hatfield, Souderton, Skippack, Collegeville, North Wales and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes For Sale in Montgomery County Click Here. Lansdale's Mardi Gras Parade in Pictures, November 20, 2010, Lansdale PA Copyright © 2010, The Scott Loper Team, All rights reserved.
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
 Come one, come all for the 60th Annual Mardi Gras Parade in Lansdale, PA! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2010  @ 1:00 PM The 60th annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held in downtown Lansdale on Saturday, November 20th.  The parade starts at Main Street and Mitchell Avenue at 1:00 PM and travels east on Main Street to Park Drive.  The parade ends at Memorial Park. "60 Rockin' Years of Mardi Gras" is the theme of this year's parade. There will be lots of candy for the kids, local marching bands, floats, fire trucks and old fashioned cars.  The end of the parade is always Santa on a large sleigh.  A 60 year tradition in Lansdale - this parade has been beloved by area families for generations! The weather is supposed to be beautiful!  I will be there and I will share the photos with you next week! ~...
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By James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
(Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first)
Lansdale Homes | An Abundance of Lansdale Homes For Sale Choices Lansdale Homes: are you and your family considering investing in one of the Lansdale homes ? Lansdale is a community located about 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia. It is the location of the Lansdale Performing Arts Center which provides a great source entertainment that is close to many of the great Lansdale homes. The community is also filled with wonderful local and chain restaurants as well as great parks and recreational facilities. This community filled with activities and local eateries makes Lansdale homes are a great affordable living solution for any home buyer. While single family homes are the housing style of choice for Lansdale homes there are plenty of different choices for home buyers. Lansdale homes inc...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Pennsylvania Law prohibits placing leaves in the trash. Leaves must be composted on site or placed out for separate collection.  Your Contracted Waste Hauler is to provide this service to their customers in Towamencin Township. Residents must purchase their own biodegradable leaf and yard waste collection bags that are available at grocery and hardware stores; no plastic bags are permitted. No more than 10 bags per collection. Haulers are to advise customers of specific dates for leaf pick-up: First collection in late October Second collection in November Third collection in May Customers can be billed by their hauler for this DEP mandated collection. Haulers are required to report tonnage collected from each collection to Towamencin so that it can be fo...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  2010 Turkey Trot The Township's Annual Turkey Trot 5k Race is scheduled for November 20th at Fischer's Park.  The Trot will utilize local roads and park trails to see who the top trotting turkey is.  Top male and female runners will win a free turkey!  All Pre-registered runners will receive a free long sleeved t-shirt.  Shirts for the day of the race will be based on availability.  DATE:  Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time FEE:       $17 pre-registration    $20 day of raceRegistration starts at 8:00am Race starts at 9:00am.   To register on line - click hereTo download a registration form - click here  
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Burning Ban  There is no burning ban in place at this time.  Burning is allowed on a daily basis during the months of April, May, October and November.  You must notify the police department at their non-emergency number (215) 368-7606 prior to burning.  We ask that you exercise due caution and following all burning regulations.   Here is a link for the the Burning Ordinance http://www.towamencin.org/codeenforcement_files/Burning%20Ord.pdf
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Towamencin Township Police Department In Conjunction with The United States Marine Corp Is Collecting New, Unwrapped Toys for the 2010 Toys for Tots   These toys all go to local kids who, in many cases, would not otherwise get toys this season.   Toys will be collected at the Towamencin Police Station, 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale.  You can drop off new, unwrapped toys beginning December 12, 2010.
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Towamencin Township will hold its Holiday Lights Festival December 10th & 11th at Fischer's Park. Time:  6 - 9 pm both nightsLocation:  Fischer's Park, 2225 Bustard Road, Lansdale, PABack by popular demand, Holiday Surrey Rides in the 77 acre Fischer's Park.  Come out and enjoy the light displays with a relaxing ride around Fischer's Park in a horse drawn surrey.  Kids of all ages will delight listening to the jingle of the horses' bells and the clippity-clop of their hooves against the cobbled main trails of the park.  It is sure to get one and all in the holiday spirit!Fees for the horse drawn holiday surrey rides: December 10th - $5.00 per personDecember 11th - $7.00 per person Registration Form for Holiday Surrey Rides   Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realt...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Corpus Christi Church in Lansdale, PA has a few wonderful holiday events coming up.  HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be held on Thursday, November 17th in the school gym from 5:30-9:00.  Dozens of vendors will have crafts and merchandise for sale.  If you would like to be a vendor at this event, the cost is $35 for one table and $60 for two tables.  For a vendor registration form. ADVENT WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP: On Sunday, November 21st, there will be a family workshop in Father Doyle Social Hall from 4:30 - 5:45 to make Advent wreaths for use during the holiday season.  A light dinner of pizza and dessert is included.  At the conclusion of the workshop, all the wreaths will be blessed and participants will be encouraged to attend the 6pm Youth Mass.  ...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Towamencin Township is holding their annual Turkey Trot 5-K on Saturday, November 20th at 9am at Fischer's Park. The top male and female trotters will win a free turkey!  Runners of all ages are welcome and encouraged to run or walk in this event.  The race will weave its way through the 77 acre Fischer's Park and use some of the scenic roadways surrounding the park.   Fee to race: $20 on the day of the race.  Save $3 if you pre-register.  All pre-registered runners will get the classic long-sleeve official Turkey Trot 2010 T-Shirt.  Additional t-shirts will be available on the day of the race on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration starts at 8am, so come early if you did not pre-register. Race proceeds benefit the Towamencin Parks and Recreation department.  Registration sta...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Saturday July 10th was a landmark day for Lansdale, PA - the first (of hopefully many!) Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival.  With proceeds going to the Lansdale Farmer's Market, and local food pantry Manna on Main Street, this was a fun event with heart. I'd never been to a beer tasting festival before, so was not too sure what to expect for my $35 entrance fee.  What I got was a fun afternoon of amazing hand-crafted beers, great food from local vendors and Amazing music from Great Big House. A huge crowd of all ages mingled under the humongous tent enjoying the food, music and beer.  The breweries represented included Anchor Brewing, Bear Republic, Fegley's Brew Works, Flying Fish Brewery, Founder's, Great Lakes, Hometown, Lagunitas, Lancaster Brewing Company, Latis (Palm), Long Trail Brew...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
What makes a town a great place to live?  Above all, it's the people.  Regardless of the great restaurants, fun shops, beautiful parks or ease of transportation, a town is only as good as its inhabitants. I live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania - population 16,071 .  That may sound small, until you realize that Lansdale is a small, historic borough located in Montgomery County. A county with 750,097 inhabitants.  And that county is located in the Philadelphia suburbs - a Metropolitan Statistical Area with over 5.8 million people. So how does little Lansdale stand out?  Well, when I walk to our Main Street, I usually run into someone I know.  The former mayor runs the hardware store.  The current mayor lives two blocks from me and is also a local business owner.  Our neighbors are our friends. ...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Nestled in the heart of Towamencin Township (Lansdale, PA) since 1972 is Freddy Hill Farm and Freddy's Family Fun Center.  At the Freddy Hill farm store, you can get homemade ice cream by the scoop or by the half gallon to take home.  The store also offers milk produced right on site - it is the freshest, best tasting milk around.       You can also pick up eggs, butter, cream plus Amish baked goods brought in daily from Lancaster.  The store also has some seasonal produce, country decorations and nicknacks, annuals, pumpkins and hay bales depending upon the season.   While enjoying your ice cream, you can walk through the farm and see the many farm animals such as cows, pigs, goats, and chickens. Every kid's favorite part (and some big kid's too) is the Freddy Hill family fun center.  ...
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By Rob Gerhart
(Long and Foster)
Kingsley at Gwynedd is an enclave of 13 single family homes located in Upper Gwynedd Township and has a Lansdale, PA mailing address.  The community was built in 2005 and 2006 and each home features 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.  The lot sizes range from .5 to .8 acres and the homes range in size from 3,200 to 4,500 square feet. Sale prices in the neighborhood have ranged from $550,000 to $775,000. View Kingsley at Gwynedd in a larger map At the time of this post, there was one home for sale.  To view a list of homes currently for sale in Kingsley at Gwynedd, click here.
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
It's that time of year again!  Time for the 2010 Fairmount Fire Company Under The Lights Car Show! Every year, the annual car show is a crowd favorite.  Main Street Lansdale is closed down, the cars a lines up from Broad Street to Valley Forge Road, and thousands of visitors enjoy the music, food, and most of all, the vintage, classic and antique cars under the lights. Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, Saturday 6/19/2010! Started as a fund raiser for the Fairmount Fire Company twenty years ago, this has turned into one of the must-attend activities in the North Penn area. So come out and support you local volunteer fire company, and have a great time looking at the cars of yesteryear.  They just don't make 'em like this anymore! Here's a video of some of the great cars  from 2006's car show. ...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
It's that time of years again - time for the annual free White's Road Park Concert Series. The free concerts take place at the White's Road Band Shell, located in the natural amphitheater in White's Road Park.  The concert series runs every Tuesday evening through mid-August,  and features a wide variety of musical genres - many are sure to suit your tastes! Lansdale, PA is located about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, PA and is on SEPTA's R5 commuter rail line.  The park is walking distance from the train station, so people from all over the Delaware Valley can come and enjoy the concerts! This Tuesday's concert on June 15th starts at 7 p.m. and features JD MALONE & THE EXPERTS.  Singer songwriter JD Malone and his band The Experts perform a muscular hybrid of Americana, indy rock, and...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Immigration is certainly a hot topic these days.  And discrimination has even been a hot topic on Active Rain this week.    There was a terrific Op-Ed article in The NY Times earlier this year written by Thomas Friedman about why we should Embrace Immigration (legal immigration of course).  The main point was all but one of the 40 high school finalists in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search were from immigrant Asian families.  Families who came to the United States of America to make a better life for themselves and their children, people who CHOOSE to be American.  Friedman argues in his article that we should be glad that the best and brightest in science and innovation want to be American citizens, that is the absolutely best way to stay a global leader.  Think about it.  He makes a...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
A neighbor asked us to sponsor a table at the Lansdale YMCA's Senior Fitness Day which was held yesterday from 9-12 at the YMCA in Lansdale, PA.  We will admit that we mainly did it because our neighbor asked us to.  She is a lovely woman who always comes to us with her real estate questions.  She has told us many times that someday when she does sell, it will be with us.  She is always looking out for us.  We are her go-to Realtors.  How could we possibly let her down?  So we paid our $15 fee and got a table. We had chip clips as giveaways with a corny tag on it which read, "For easy closing, call the Scott Loper Team at Re/Max Realty Group (and no stale aftertaste!)" We also donated a $25 Kohl's gift card as a door prize (which ironically our neighbor won). So how did it go? It was a ...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale Borough is the crossroads of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  While the metropolitan Philadelphia region has a population approaching six million, historic boroughs like Lansdale manage to have all of the modern conveniences of 21st century living while retaining much of the charm of small-town America. One of the great traditions of the borough is the annual Memorial Day Parade.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 32, The Virgillio Schembri Battavio Post No. 23, and the American  Legion William Hare Post No. 206 will be hosting this year's parade on Monday, May 31st, 2010.  The parade starts at 9 a.m. at the intersection of West Main Street and Cannon Avenue, and ends at 10 a.m. with a ceremony at Memorial Park. Be a part of the 2010 Lansdale Memorial Day Parade - decorat...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Following our blog last week on the Revitalization of Lansdale, the North Penn Community website has updated the themes for all the First Fridays until the end of 2010.  Mark your calendars now. First Fridays Monthly Themes Friday, May 7th-Green First Friday Idea-Promote recycling in the community Business Currently involved:  Horizon Waste, Ritcher Drafting, & Gonzo cell phone   Friday, June 4th-Live United-United Way Idea-Promote community volunteering programs, promote the Disney Give a Day Get a Day First Friday Suggested businesses-Disney store, Crayola Factory, Kinder Music Other ideas-YMCA will provide Winnie Pooh & Tigger, and have Kinder Music sing some Disney songs.   Friday, July 2-Back in Time First Friday Idea-Promote the 40s and 50s era as well as the History on Lansdale B...
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