Lansdale, PA Real Estate News

By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Last year's inaugural season of the Lansdale Farmers Market was a rousing success story.  Shoppers converged on Railroad Plaza on Saturday mornings to get fresh produce, bakery goods, crafts and more. The market will be back this spring.  Information can be found at www.lansdalefarmersmarket.org.   From their web site: We are excited to let you all know about our upcoming planning meetings in preparation for the 2010 market season!  The meetings are open to the public.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, volunteer, or just curious to find out what we are about, we'd encourage you to come. We will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm at the North Penn Community Health Foundation which is located at 2506 N Broad St in Colmar.  Below are the dates of the meetings:...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
If you live in the Philadelphia region and have always wanted to be on the silver screen, this may just be the opportunity for you! Oscar-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan, who calls the Philadelphia region home, is filming his version of The Last Airbender. The film is holding a casting call Saturday March 13th for extra scenes to be shot in the Philadelphia area in March through May. Casting directors are looking for 'physically fit' men and women 18-65 years old, boys and girls 6-16 years old, of all ethnicities, for work as extras on the film between March 22 and May 22.  They say, "Martial arts experience is a 'plus', and ethnic costumes or Karate Gi are welcome." Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 13 between 11 am and 4 pm at the Independence Visitor Center, Liberty Vie...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Mark your calendar - it's almost time for Lansdale's annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Save the date -- Saturday March 27th, 2010.  All children must be pre-registered no later than Friday the 26th.  Call 215-361-8352. From the Lansdale Borough web site (www.lansdale.org): EGG HUNT Each spring, the Easter Bunny makes its annual visit to White's Road Park to greet the children and their families on hand for our annual Egg Hunt.  Over 300 children participate in the hunt each year as they romp through the park in search of hidden plastic eggs.  Many children win certificates or prizes donated by local merchants and all children receive an assortment of treats for participating.  The Egg Hunt is open to Borough children ages three through eight.  Pre-registration is required.  For  information call...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Lansdale has always been a town full of charm, good people, good food and great housing.  And now it's home to a professional theater company as well! Lansdale Theatre Works is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company located in residence at the Lansdale Center For Performing Arts in Lansdale, PA. Visit them at http://www.lansdaletheatre.org Their next production is the Moliere classic "The Miser." Dates and Time: Location: Friday March 26, 2010 at 7:30pm Saturday March 27, 2010 at 7:30pm Friday April 9, 2010 at 7:30pm Sunday April 11, 2010 at 7:30pm Lansdale Center For The Performing Arts 311 West Main Street Lansdale, PA 19446 P hone: 215-361-1296 If you haven't been to the Lansdale Center For Performing Arts yet, it's a must!  It's a beautifully renovated historic Masonic Templ...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Today, we're stalking the elusive Walking Closet.  While some consider this beast mythical or at the very least, long extinct, we have recently come across the tracks and droppings of this magnificent creature. While we might expect to see this on an episode of Animal Planet, we as Realtors more likely than not run into this animal on our local MLS.  Which brings me to my  point today.  Grammar and spelling count in your listings!   Grabbed from the remarks of my local MLS, here are some examples I quickly found:  "an Ample Walking Closet and a Private Master Bath " . . . "walking closets for him and her" . . . "Walking closet. Gorgeous bath with Jacuzzi tub." . . . "Second level has main bedroom w/walking closet and private bath. " . . . ‘the master bedroom has a walking closet with l...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Peace of mind is an important part of home ownership.  And if you could buy a piece of this peace of mind for between $10 and $15, would you? If I asked you right now if you knew if your water heater was leaking, would you?  Without going to the basement and looking?  Most of us don't know if water is intruding into our home until it is too late.  Water damage from a burst water heater, overflowing sink or washing machine, or failed sump pump can cost thousands. But there's a good solution -- an inexpensive, battery operated leak detector.  Put one of these (some are self contained, some have a remote water sensor) near your potential water intrusion area -- a hot water heater, a washing machine, a sump pump, etc.  It unobtrusively sits there until it senses water (most are usually acti...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
Snow.  The snow is getting deep.  What did you think I meant?? Yes, the Philadelphia region has been hit with ANOTHER major snow storm.  And I'm going to gaze into my crystal ball . . . I have showings tomorrow.  I've been out with the buyer in the snow before, so I know that won't be a problem.  But I'm going to make sure I have a snow shovel in the back of my car.  Why?  Because there are so many listings in this area that seem to be ignoring the fact that this is the snowiest winter in record!  First, there are the vacant properties.  I don't know whether to blame the owner for not arranging for snow removal, or the agent for not making sure the owner did it.  And I'm not talking short sales here, these are vacant, full-price, up-scale homes. What's even worse is when it's an occupie...
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By Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
(American Foursquare Realty)
We are getting another snow storm in the Philadelphia region.  So what if we've shattered old records and now have the snowiest winter since they started record keeping?  Let's have some more! But I have a real estate settlement today!  What can this do to people on both sides of the table?  Well, you can get reactions from "Who cares?  Bring it on!" to "Can we do it another day?" to sheer panic. Today, I am lucky.  My sellers are not buying another home yet.  The buyers are first-timers, so they are not selling another property today.  And the title company (and the sellers, the buyers, and all agents!) could rearrange their schedule to do the settlement as early as possible.  We're gonna get this one done! But what happens when weather, other acts of god, severe illness or other immov...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
The Bradbury Team; Don Bradbury,Marilyn Woldow, Jodi Cheatle, Linda Hoy | Coldwell Banker Heritage 1448 W Broad St Quakertown PA 18951 | bradburyteam@bradburyteam.com | 215-536-6777 x 329 401 Hoffman Road, Harleysville, PA Elegance and Luxury in this Golf Club Estate 6BR/6+1BA Single Family House offered at $717,800 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 7,264 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 6 full, 1 partial Floors 4 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 16,552 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Public:WOW! ELEGANCE & LUXURY IN THIS FORMER MODEL HOME! This estate is fully loaded with every imaginable decorator detail. Located in the Lederach Golf Course, it has 4 finished levels and hosts 6 bedrooms & 6 ½ baths. From the custom millwork to the extraordinary gourmet granite kitchen, to the soaring 3 story foyer...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
The parking lot was so full this past weekend they were parked on 63. They have had the fest for 25 years. The tours are 1/12 hour long. The tours are Tuesday thru Friday the cost is $6.50 person. Also they have 2 miniature golf courses, a driving range, batting cages, a farm zoo, homemade ice cream and fresh milk from Freddy Hills cows.   Here is a link for more info. http://www.freddyhill.com/images/stories/tours_2009_for_web.jpg  
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Pumpkin Patche, Corn Maze, Hay Ride and More Saturdays and Sundays in OctoberFreddy's Fallfest12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.Freddy Hill Farms1440 Sumneytown PikeLansdale, PA 19446215-855-1205 Activities include: hayrides to Pumpkin Patch, Farm Zoo, pony rides, sand and button art and mini-golf. Purchase cornstalks, Indian Corn and gourds. Taste their funnel cake, cider and gourmet ice cream. Pig Races are held every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Directions: From Philadelphia: Take the Schuykill Expressway (Rt. 76) North to exit 476 E (Blue Route) to the Northeast extension of the Turnpike. Go North to Exit 31 (Lansdale). Take a left after the ramp, and then proceed straight for 1 mile. Freddy Hill will be on your right hand side.
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Visit Open Houses: Thursday, October 1, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 1-3 p.m.     Meet faculty, students and staff   Tour our beautiful 75-acre campus   Learn about financial aid opportunities Come learn about our: Honors and AP opportunitiesDock offers a wide range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses, and has consistently produced National Merit Scholarship Award winners. Qualified and caring facultyThe average Dock faculty tenure is over 12 years, and more than two-thirds have advanced degrees. Faculty who care about students beyond the classroom are a big part of the "Dock Difference." Award-winning music, art and sportsDock has a longstanding tradition of excellence in vocal and instrumental music, drama and visual arts, with greater opportunities for participation than many sc...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
This past June, I wrote a blog targeted towards home sellers and their Reasons to be Optimistic if You Can Lure First Time Buyers.  Within that post, I pointed out that the current market requires sellers (regardless of which type of buyer they are targeting) to compete more for buyers in three main areas: Location (can’t feasibly change), Condition, and Price.  In this post, I want to specifically address the relationship between Condition and Price with some real life examples. For these examples, I’m using the five most recent sales (within 6 months) in our local neighborhood of Stonegate.  Stonegate is a beautiful, yet affordable, townhouse community in the Lansdale, PA area.  Its popularity stems from a great combination of features; modern construction and styling, centrally locat...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
My almermoter North Penn got off to a great start this past Friday by beating No. 1 Liberty ranked in first statewide football poll. Here is North Penn's schedule so you can follow them during the year.    Varsity Date Day Opponent Place Time Score September 4th Friday Liberty HS Home 7:30pm 42 - 10 NP September 11th Friday Lansdale Catholic HS Home 7:30pm   September 19th Saturday Saint Joseph's Prep Away 7:30pm   September 25th Friday *Central Bucks South HS Away 7:00pm   October 2nd Friday *Central Bucks East HS Home 7:30pm   October 9th Friday *Central Bucks West HS Home 7:30pm   October 16th Friday *Quakertown HS Away 7:00pm   October 23rd Friday *Souderton HS Home 7:30 PM   October 30th Friday *Hatboro-Horsham HS - Senior Night Home 7:30pm   Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethleh...
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By Jordan Mariano, ABR, ASP, REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors)
Lansdale, PA Real EstateLansdale is a great place to live, work & play. ( http://www.lansdale.org/, http://www.jordanmariano.com/) The location is convenient with access to train, bus, shops, restaurants, close proximity to many major highways, national, state, township & borough parks, and more. REAL ESTATE IN LANSDALE IS REASONABLE TOO......According to 2007 Trend MLS Statistics, the average residential SOLD price in Lansdale, PA was $221,284....WOW!!!!!  Please send me any requests for information about Lansdale, PA and the surrounding areas.  I'm always happy to work with Buyers & Sellers in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Chester & Philadelphia Counties.  ((( Lansdale is situated in desirable Montgomery County, and is approximately 15 miles Northwest of Philadelphia )))Jordan Mariano,...
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By D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
39 East 3rd Street Lansdale PA USA  - Just Sold by the Bradbury Team!That's Right, We did it again!  We have sold another home!  In the Lansdale Boro in Montgomery County PA USA, This spacioius townhome is sold!    http://www.bradburyteam.com/  215-536-6777 x 329 fax:  215-536-7170 Just Sold!  39 East 3rd StreetLansdale, PA USA 19446$159,900Listed PriceThe Bradbury Team   The Bradbury TeamDon Bradbury, Jodi Cheatle, Marilyn Woldow, Linda Hoy Jen Lorenz and Janice KuttColdwell Banker Heritage Real Estate1448 West Broad StreetQuakertown, PA 18951215-536-6777 x 329
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By Will Kelly
(RE/Max Realty Group)
Lansdale Real EstateWe here at the Penn Realty Group continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below you will find Harleysville real estate statistic for the 3 rd week of October.Total homes on the market: 259New homes on the market: 16Number of homes entering escrow:6Number of homes closing escrow (sold):11Number of homes expiring:3Avg Days on Market: 101 Your Home Sold In 60 Days Or I Will Buy It (To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home eval, please visit:www.PennRealtyLink.com If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood, would like more information about Lansdale or would like to be the first to know about hot new listings before other buyers do, then give me...
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By Sarah and Vincent Sherpinsky
(Coldwell Banker Realty Corp Associates)
Since we specialize in the Towamencin real estate market and selling homes in the area. We promote the area quite alot not just becuase we specialize there, but because we live there! Towamencin is one of the seven communities making up the North Penn community. The North Penn community is a strong, vibrant, and evolving area.  
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