Lansdale, PA Real Estate News

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
To kickoff the 28th Annual Merrymead Harvest Days 2011 Friday September 30th- Storytelling & Lighting of:  "The Great Pumpkin"!  6:45 PM Music by Steve Pullara - Children's Entertainer  7:30 PM Storytelling & Lighting  Admission - $2.00 per person  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Hayrides (Additional Charge)  Great Family Fun!! 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.  Great Pumpkin Lighting at Merrymead Farm, Lansdale PA - Copyright © 2011, The Scott Loper Team, All rights reserved.
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By Kathy McGuriman, CRS, SRES, ACRE, Realtor for Lansdale, PA area
(First time home buyers, downsizers,seniors,new construction)
THE SELLER ACCEPTED OUR OFFER – NOW WHAT? Inspections It is important to have a home inspection.  The home inspection is about educating you on the details of the home you are purchasing.  It’s not about pass or fail, good or bad.  It’s about learning first hand and fully the workings of the home’s systems.  A home inspector will point out areas that will require ongoing maintenance and other important need to knows’ that are critical for the care and upkeep of your new home.   Many home inspectors will create detailed reports on what you should be doing on a regular basis to keep your home in tip top shape during your ownership.  He will also detail any concerns he may have about the homes systems. If you are present for the home inspection, your inspector can show you the shutoffs for...
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By Kathy McGuriman, CRS, SRES, ACRE, Realtor for Lansdale, PA area
(First time home buyers, downsizers,seniors,new construction)
I FOUND A HOME, NOW WHAT? We’ve gotten our pre-approval.  We’ve found the perfect home. Where do you go from here?  What do we offer the seller?  How do we know it is a good offer and we are not paying too much? There is a lot of information on the web and news everyday about the housing market, the recession, it’s a buyer’s market.  That news however is very typically national news and based on averages and trends.  It might not necessarily apply to the home you are interested in.  First and foremost, work with a trusted real estate agent that knows the area and market you are considering purchasing in.  They know how to develop a smart purchasing strategy – about what price and terms to offer.  The strategy isn’t always about price.  It can be the down payment, the settlement date, th...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Within the last six months of 2011, SOLD prices for a single family home in the Lansdale mailing area (19446 zip code) range from $130,000 for a single on Derstine Avenue in the West Ward to $720,000 for new construction in the Cheswold Estates at the corner of Sumneytown Pike and Troxel Road (WB Homes).  In the last six months, 125 homes sold in the Lansdale PA 19446 zip code. If you look at active listings, here are the most expensive and least expensive homes on the market in the 19446 zip code.  In total, there are currently 121 other single family homes on the market falling in the range of $175,000 to $600,000.  Homes Over $600,000 1209 Pattys Circle  $629,900  4BR 3/2BA 2209 Wentz Church Road  $849,000  4BR 3/2BA 2120 Country View Lane  $1,195,000  7BR 7/1BA Homes Under $175,000 ...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Mayhem at Morgan - October 28-29, 6:30pm-9:30pm Do you have the courage to explore the Morgan Log House after dark with only a lantern to guide you and hear the creepy tales of ghosts and mysteries of this 200 year old historic site? Tours start at 6:30pm and run every 15 minutes.  Reservations are recommended.  Not recommended for children under 9 years of age.  For more information or a reservation, call Sarah DiSantis at 215-368-2480.  ADMISSION CHARGED Dusty Attic, Creepy Cellar Open House - November 6, 12pm-4pm Visitors will have a chance to explore the entire Morgan Log House including the attic and the basement and see how the home was built in the 18th century and the efforts made to save it from demolition.  The visitor center will also have demonstrations of colonial workmansh...
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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 19, 2011 at Fischer's Park.  Race starts at 9am.  Registration starts at 8am. 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: $25 on the day of the race.  Save $8 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.  Runner bag pickup will be available the day before the race (November 18th). Race proceeds benefit the Towamenci...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Merrymead Farm's Harvest Weekends start soon!  If you have never gotten lost in a 5-acre cornfield maze, now is the time to try it!  There is so much to do - the Fall Harvest Days are a perfect way to enjoy all the wonderful things that make us love the fall.  Pumpkins, hayrides, cornfield mazes, apple cidar, caramel apples, mums, cool sunny days and moonlit nights!  Fun for the whole family! Merrymead's 5 Acre Cornfield Maze 2011 - Great Family Fun! Baffling Twists and Turns!! Weather Permitting: Open Every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday October 1st, 2011 through Sunday October 30th, 2011 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Admission: $10.00 per person; Organized Groups of 20 or more: $9.00 per person by reservation Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult!! New for 2011! Wednesday Evening...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
What a great idea!  Come out and support the fair.      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 of Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes For Sale in Montgomery County Click Here. Environmental Fair 2011 at Fischers Park, Towamencin Township, Lansdale & Harleysville PA - Copyright © 2011, 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)
Since the price peaks of 2006, home prices have declined throughout the country.  Montgomery County PA is no exception, and average prices are 15-20% off their peaks.  But looking at averages throughout a county as large as Montgomery County don't always provide an accurate picture of what is happening in some communities or developments; some pockets have held up better than others. Let's look specifically at Gristmill Run; this is a development of 160 beautiful single family homes in Towamencin Township built in the early-1990's.  Most of the homes are 4BR/2.5BA colonials with full basements and 2-car garages, situated on cul-de-sacs with relatively small lots (0.15 - 0.4 acres) but abundant open space throughout the development.  Nicely situated, Gristmill Run is relatively close to ...
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By Kathy McGuriman, CRS, SRES, ACRE, Realtor for Lansdale, PA area
(First time home buyers, downsizers,seniors,new construction)
SHOW ME THE MONEY AND I WILL SHOW YOU THE HOUSE*   Ok, you've decided it is the right time to buy.  You've got the pre-approval in hand.  What's next?  House Hunting.....   Let's talk about regular resales and distressed properties.  Distressed doesn't always mean "good deal". Distressed properties, or short sales and foreclosures are a part of today's market.  The percentage of them depends on where you are in the country.  It's not always the case that a foreclosed or short sale home offers the buyer a fabulous deal.  Mortgage servicers and asset managers who make decisions about distressed peoperties are on the hook to their investors to recoup as close as possible to the current fair market value of every home they sell.  On short sales, the bank is trying to get as close as possibl...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
COME ONE, COME ALL!  North Penn is hosting their 25th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 9:30am through 4:30pm at North Penn High School, 1340 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA. There will be over 95 top quality craft artists, a homemade luncheon available for purchase, and great gifts for everyone on your list.  Admission is $5.  For a $1 Off Discount Card, please contact Lisa Loper.  All proceeds benefit the North Penn High School Student Exchange Program, a very worthy cause!   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 of Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes...
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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 of Pennsylvania. To Search for Homes For Sale in Montgomery County Click Here. Wordless Wednesday - A Pillar of Lansdale, Trinity Lutheran Church - Copyright © 2011, 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)
As you can see from the flyer, for 25 years, Freddy Hill Farms in Lansdale, PA has the one of the BEST Fall Festivals in the area.  Every weekend in October, Freddy Hill offers hayrides, a corn stalk maze with a giant slide at the end, pick your own pumpkins, pig races, and so much more! The Fun Center at Freddy Hill (which is open most of the year except for the winter), offers two very fun miniature golf courses, a driving range and batting cages.  The Dairy Store at Freddy Hill offers a wonderful selection of gourmet ice cream. So for a day of family fun this fall, head to the Fall Fest at Freddy Hill Farms in Lansdale, PA!     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, So...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
It is that time again Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 46th Annual Chicken BBQ this Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 3:30 until sold out. Dinner includes: half a chicken, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce, roll, cookies and ice cream. Cost is $10 per meal, take-out only. For more information, visit the website for Towamencin Fire Company Chicken BBQ.      
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Do you plan to have a gathering at your home soon, or maybe some remodeling work to your interior or exterior?  You’ve probably thought about all the details in the planning process except one. Noise. Local municipalities can structure ordinances restricting the level of noise and time of day that noise can occur.  Let’s take Towamencin Township for example. The township of Towamencin has been in existence since 1728. Until June of this year, there was no noise ordinance on the books. According to one township official I spoke with, there was one noise problem with one resident during the spring time, which prompted the discussion of the township’s lack of guidelines or laws on noise and decibel levels.  In a matter of two months from the time this noisy incident occurred, Towamencin pa...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Back to School Night is one of the most important nights for parents.  It is the opportunity to visit your child's school andfollow their schedule to each classroom and meet the teachers.  So much can be gained at Back to School Night including: meeting the teachers and being able to associate a face with a name, seeing the classroom and class size, finding out more about the curriculum and expectations, getting and providing the best contact information for each class, and so much more!  Back to School night is not the time to discuss specific concerns regarding your child; parents are encouraged to schedule a parent/teacher conference for any concerns/issues specific to your child. Elementary Schools A.M. Kulp - 9/27 @ 6pm Bridle Path - 9/14 @ 7pm General Nash - 9/20 @ 7pm Gwyn Nor - ...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Are you ready for some footbal???? North Penn Knights Football is ready to play!  The following is the schedule for the Fall 2011 Football season.  Away games are in red and home games are in blue.  Go Knights!!! Sat 9/3 6:00PM B V Football @ La Salle College HS Fri 9/9 7:30PM B V Football vs. Lansdale Catholic HS Sat 9/17 7:00PM B V Football @ Saint Joseph's Prep Fri 9/23 7:00PM B V Football @ Central Bucks South HS Fri 9/30 7:30PM B V Football vs. Central Bucks East HS Thurs 10/6 7:30PM B V Football vs. Central Bucks West HS Fri 10/14 7:00PM B V Football @ Quakertown HS Fri 10/21 7:30PM B V Football vs. Souderton Area HS Fri 10/28 7:30PM B V Football vs. Hatboro-Horsham HS Fri 11/4 7:00PM B V Football @ Pennridge HS   Contact Scott Loper, Associate Broker, Realtor®, RE/MAX Realty Grou...
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By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
The start of school for the North Penn School District is swiftly approaching.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  The following is the bus schedules for all the schools in the district.  Be sure to check as some routes and bus numbers have changed from last year. NPSD Bus Schedules:   Bridle Path   Gwyn Nor   Gwynedd Square   Hatfield   Inglewood   Knapp   A.M. Kulp   Montgomery   General Nash   North Wales   Oak Park   Walton Farm   York Avenue   Pennbrook   Penndale   Pennfield   NPHS    In-District Non-Public Bus Schedules: The schedules listed below are for in-district non-public schools only. This year, North Penn School District buses will be joining with First Student buses to provide transportation for students attending our in-district nonpublic schools. Please review ...
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By Kathy McGuriman, CRS, SRES, ACRE, Realtor for Lansdale, PA area
(First time home buyers, downsizers,seniors,new construction)
The billionaire investor that the brightest watch for advice, Warren Buffett, said, “I buy when people are selling and I sell when people are buying.” In Real Estate, at the moment, there are an abundance of homes for sale (people are selling) and a scarcity of Buyers. That means prices are soft which makes it an excellent time to buy for those who are able to finance the purchase of a home.  Down payment requirements are still wonderfully low. Interest rates are ridiculously low.  Steve Wynn, billionaire Las Vegas casino developer recently (July 19, 2011) commented publicly that insecurities in business are causing people to not make buying decisions.  Real Estate Buyers should talk to a lender or get a lender recommendation from a Real Estate Agent. Find out if you can qualify for a m...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Towamencin Township Montgomerty County  One of the premiere Townships in Montgomery County! The Community Is: Situated within the North Penn School District Situated minutes from the Turnpike (Northeast Extension) route 476 The Community Has: Beautiful residential neighborhoods and historic farmhouses   Outdoors in The Community Has: First-class recreational facilities, and wide-open spaces   Township Map Where Towamencin Township Is Situated in Montgomery County Click here to view current homes for sale in Towamencin Township or contact us for more information.
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