Lehighton, PA Real Estate News

By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
  Our friend, Sharon Lee of Evington, VA wrote this wonderful post that has so much meaning!   Enjoy!  Via Sharon Lee (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance):   There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.   One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares, Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone. The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow. With its possible adversities, Its burdens, Its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's Sun w...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
 grabbed this from some comments in a blog I was reading and thought it would be appropiate for the season! This came from Alice Held, a wonderful agent in Arizona. Six Gifts That Don't Cost a Cent The Gift of Listening...But you must really listen.  Don't interrupt, don't daydream, don't plan your response.  Just listen. The Gift of Affection...Be generous w/appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back.  Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family & friends. The Gift of Laughter...Clip cartoons, share articles & stories.  Your gift will say, "I love to laugh w/you." The Gift of a Favor...Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. The Gift of a Written Note...It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.  A brief, handwritten note may be rem...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
  When starting the first time home buying experience there are four Individuals that will help you in your quest to obtain the American dream! A Real estate professional that will help you find that perfect home and help in finding the other folks you need! A Banker that will help you get the best possible Loan at a reasonable price. A Home Inspector that will help you from buying a lemon and uncover any major deficiency that should be addressed. An attorney or abstract company that handles the fine details of the transactions and will either make your experience a nightmare or a walk in the dark. So how do you the new Homeowner find the right individual up to the task? several suggestions! Referral from someone that has had good experiences with these folks in the past! Past history i...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
COME ENJOY & SUPPORT OUR LOCAL LIONS CLUB ... Franklin Township Lions Club proudly invites you to the Franklin Festival of Lights During the Festival of Lights, the Phifer Ice Dam Park takes on a magical holiday glow with more than 400,000 lights in a giant outdoor walk-through display as the sounds of the season are heard throughout the park.For 2009, visitors will enjoy walking through candy cane lined lanes to see a magical winter wonderland. Our penguin village display will come alive during the synchronized musical light show. Watch out for the sea monster that has moved into the dam; don't worry, he's very friendly! See deer jumping and Santa's train, the inflatable display and much more. During your walk through the display, plan on stopping at the Christmas Café and warm up with...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
Call me if you have any interest! Really just Taking a break from my honeymoon to do some real estate ! Have to so I can take this trip off on my taxes! LOL !  Reblog of My Wife's Blog  http://fieldsendart.blogspot.com/2009/12/blue-lights-blue-hair-and-eiffel-tower.html I'm sitting here sipping a glass of wine, the wide window of our flat open, letting in the cool evening air...whew, what a day!We woke up rather late, and had a breakfast of juice, fruit and croissant, and headed off to the Musee de Orsay. We're now pretty savvy with getting around on the Metro, so we got there with ease.It had started to rain, but no problem, we have our umbrellas...as we get to the Musee, we see the lines--I mean, it's like nothing you've ever seen in the States--only if you were waiting to get into a ...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
Do you remember the Kevin Costner movie where he built the baseball field out in the corn field and dramatically the players appeared. Is there a home that if we build it and market it the buyers will come? Today's Flop in my market... Massive Colonial  All the bells and whistles Little bigger than the Jones next door 3000 square feet or more Big Price and Big Taxes Yes just a few short years ago this was the house to buy,build, and everyone wanted one! Today's Home that is selling... efficient ... smaller utilities, smaller taxes, smaller home...People want to downsize from the Colonial to the Rancher or Bi-Level economical .... In my neck of the woods that price is hovering right around $200,000 and is approximately 1500 to 2000 square feet. Expandable... People want the basement or r...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
Looking for the perfect place to escape for lunch hour and you are limited to 5 dollars. Well you have the dollar menu at Mcdonalds, foot long special at subways, but for a change in pace stop in for a phenomenal lunch prepared fresh as you wait at BO BO Garden II, 48 Blakeslee Boulevard,(Route 443) Lehighton Pa 18235 - (610)-377-8688   What keeps me coming back for this $ 4.50 special other than the price! Freshly made Chinese crackers/noodles with duck sauce with each meal, addictive Fresh Hot tea to sip and relax for a few moments of reflection An actual attentive pleasant waitress with a smile , this is fresh food served in minutes Bowl of Hot soup or Egg Roll. Wonton Egg drop mix is filling and awesome Choose between almost 25 different entre's - each meal is made fresh and is stea...
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
Just taking a few moments to remember those that sacrificed thier time,energy,health and many the ultimate sacrifice of death so I could live Free. I want to say thank you! As I sit here at my computer I remember my favorite veteran who served in the U.S. Coast Guard, yes that was my father who passed away several years back. Boy am I glad he was willing to give of himself for his country and for me in so many ways... brings back alot of good memories of my Dad... and I am sure there are those in your mind today that served our country... It was thier sacrifice that allows us to be free! Scene from the Jersey shore of some roses cast into the ocean by one rembembering thier loved one. Taken from www.fieldsendart.com Hilary J England my future wife
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Country Junction a landmark family owned retail store in Lehighton was destroyed by fire on October 3, 2006 . It employed around 200 people and it was 170,000 square-foot building on three acres. They have begun rebuiding after almost 3 years. Ground breaking took place this past July 3rd. The new building is  going to be 50,000 square-foot. Check out link for all locations http://www.countryjunction.com/.    Old     Pictures Taken After The Fire   New October 2009      
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By Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County
(Cassidon Realty )
Yes I know statistics sometimes can be taken out of context... But with all the negative press how bad the market is I thought I would share with Local Realtors,Buyers and sellers the Carbon MLS Statistical Market Analysis for the Past Year in Lehighton,PA 18235. I would Like to Point out some POSITIVE POINTS # 1 - 97 Active home Listings at this point and 20 Listings Pending.( That is almost 20 percent of listings are under contract) Pretty good! # 2 - Even Better is that this past year 54 Homes actually Sold. ( That is almost 50% of homes that were put up for sale actually sold). Lets apply these statistics sellers, If you properly price your home and choose a good realtor in Lehighton then your odds of selling your home are very good. If you are  a realtor that properly prices the ho...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival returns to the Country Junction grounds on Route 209, Forest Inn, near Lehighton. The Largest Pumpkin Festival in the Poconos. It also includes Ghost Town, USA! Challenge the Corn Maze, and the Kids Hay Maze with a corn bin and games. The Unlimited Daytime Hayrides are fun for all. Also there is a free Petting Farm houses goats, deer, piglets, ducks, chickens, and an alpaca habitat. Older kids and adults can cop some Halloween thrills and chills in the Teen Terror attraction. Shop in the huge Costume and Halloween Barn. The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival happens 7 days a week; the Daytime Festival is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am until 6:00pm. A $6.00/person fee is charged to enter Ghost Town,...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Before you get to the Poconos make a pitstop at Platz's Restaurant. It is right off the North East Extention of the turnpike exit 74 they have wicked wings. Check out the menu http://www.platzs.com/menus.htm They are open 7 days a week Sun-Thurs 11:30-10 Fri-Sat 11:30-11  Location:  101 Harrity Rd Lehighton PA 18235 610-377-1819 Link for more details http://www.platzs.com/ Weekend Reservations are recommended.      Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form http://jeffrickertteam.com/  
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According to the weather today, Fall is arriving.  If you want to welcome the season, I would like to suggest The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction in Lehighton, PA. I decided to take the 40 minute drive from the Lehigh Valley this past Saturday and I was not disappointed.  The first incentive is thefree parking and free admission.  You can shop in the store, enjoy the concession stands, play some games;  I left with large stuffed fish, a big ball and a train whistle because my son has good luck at these games.We also enjoyed Pappy's Petting Zoo and make friends with the goats, alpacas, ducks, peacocks, peahens or even the giant rabbit.  We tried to feed them however, it was later in the day and everyone beat us to it so the animals we not interested in our cones.  For $...
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