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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
   Fathers Day Breakfast was packed at Arrowhead Lake Yesterday. The volunteers cooked an outstanding breakfast. They had made to order omelets. The menu was scrambled eggs, potato's, sausage, bacon, french toast, pancakes and more, more, more. All this and it was all you could eat! Too top it off dad's ate free as well as under 3 years of age and the rest of your family above 3 years old were charged $6 a person WHAT A DEAL!          Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form    
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
                                               July's Events Calendar    6/9/2009 to 9/1/2009 - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM  Island Pool & Beach 2 will be open  6/20/2009 to 9/7/2009  Pools & Beaches Open  7/1/2009 - 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Swim Lessons  7/1/2009 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Water Aerobics  7/1/2009 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM  Day Camp - American Pride  7/1/2009 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Ladies Crafts  7/1/2009 @ 6:30 PM  Men's Poker Night  7/1/2009 @ 7:30 PM  Aerobics  7/1/2009 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Family Swim Night  7/2/2009 to 7/5/2009  Carnival  7/2/2009 @ 9:30 AM  Men's Horseshoes  7/2/2009 @ 7:00 PM  Adult Pool League  7/2/2009 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Evening Water Aerobics  7/3/2009  Deadline for Biographies & photos for Smoke Signal  7/3/2009  Deadline Submissions of Petitions  7/3/2009  Firewor...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
3rd annual tribute fest Date(s): Saturday, July 18, 2009 Location: Big Boulder  The 3rd Annual Tribute Fest showcases amazing renditions of classic rock supergroups in a natural amphitheatre setting. This must attend event includes vendors, food and beverage, scenic chairlift rides, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Tribute Fest Info   pocono blues festival Location: Big Boulder  Friday, July 24, 2009 - Sunday, July 26, 2009 18th Annual Pocono Blues Festival-July 24, 25, 26, 2009 This award winning 3 day national Blues Festival features 20 national acts on 3 stages. Each year thousands of music fans travel from 30 states and 10 countries to witness real deal American Blues Music. The lineup has been finalized. Pocono Blues Schedule   Follow link for more info http://www.jfbb.com/event...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  Suburban REALTORS Alliance  sent to me a News brief for the week of June 15, 2009 PA REALTORS® laud Gov. Rendell and PHFA for creating initiative to benefit homebuyers The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) commended Gov. Edward G. Rendell's plan to award a portion of the $380 million in federal economic recovery funds to assist Pennsylvania homebuyers. According to the governor, nearly 1,000 families will receive thousands of dollars to help make down payments on new homes, more than 5,000 families across Pennsylvania will find affordable housing and jobs will be created for some 3,000 workers. "By initiating this program, the governor and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) are making significant strides in helping reinvigorate the real estate market and the econ...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
 Did you read on realtor research? Low mortgage interest rates boosted pending home sales for the third consecutive month, with some benefit now from the first-time buyer tax credit, according to the latest numbers. "Housing affordability conditions have been at historic highs, but now the $8,000 first-time buyer tax credit is beginning to impact the market," he said. "Since first-time buyers must finalize their purchase by November 30 to get the credit, we expect greater activity in the months ahead, and that should spark more sales by repeat buyers."    Follow the link for more details.  http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2009/06/phs_up           Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 21...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  We do not endorse any one contractor supplier or vendor but I wanted to pass on to you an inspector that has worked well for us for a few years now for both buyers and sellers. Brad of Safeguard Home Inspections he is knowledgeable and does continuing education all the time. He is priced reasonably and if you are a repeat customer he gives you a discount. He is also a few ActiveRain subscriber http://activerain.com/bchasse. Call Brad tell him we sent you. Here is their link http://www.safeguardhi.com/.         Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  Here is an example of the recreation vehicles that are allowed in Arrowhead lake. You are allowed side by sides, moped scooters, snow mobiles,electric and gas golf carts, electric pontoon boats as well and any boat with an electric motor gas motors on the lake are prohibited. You must be at least 14 and take the RV class to be able to drive the golf cars and 50 cc mopeds.You must me 16 to drive the side by sides.    A big supplier of recreation vehicles is Pocono Motor Sports http://www.poconomotorsports.com/ call Lance today tell him I sent you he is the owner and a resident of Arrowhead. A big supplier of boats is Pocono Boat House http://www.poconoboathouse.com/ call and ask for Tom he's the owner of Pocono Boat House tell him I sent you.         Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bet...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Today is the beginning of the end of the old lodge. Demo begins today on the lodge. The demo project should last 2 weeks to a month. The RFP bid went to Christian Container http://www.christiancontainer.net/home.nxg The owner of Christian Container lives in the community. There are a few items that are being saved and put into the new lodge. A few large timbers from inside. They will be made into mantles for the new lodge. 200 SQ of the rough sawn siding will also be saved to be re-install in another area as long as the carpenter ants have not already been there. Also the 2 arrows see pictures below will be saved and re-install in the the new lodge as well.   If you are a resident you can look on the website click the link http://www.arrowheadca.org/outside_home.asp members section for ...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
 Here is a good example of family dining                          Family Dining               Alaska Pete's     J.R.'s Greenscene Restaurant Route 209     I-80, Exit 51 Marshalls Creek, PA     East Stroudsburg, PA 570-223-7333     570-424-5451 ~ 888-788-2833         Barley Creek Brew Pub and Restaurant     McDorff's Tavern Sullivan Trail & Camelback Road     5005 Poole Drive Tannersville, PA     East Stroudsburg, PA 570-629-9399     570-421-8212         Bailey's Grille and Steakhouse     Memorytown Restaurant Route 611 & Pocono Blvd.     HC 10 Grange Road Mt. Pocono, PA     Mt. Pocono, PA 18344 570-839-9678     570-839-1680         Brandli's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant     Perkins Family Restaurant 6A Foxmoor Village     1215 West Main Street East Stroudsburg, PA     Stroudsburg, PA 5...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
 Here is just an example of fine dining                                       Fine Dining               Beaver House     Pines Cafe 1001 N. 9th St.     Corner of Routes 940 & 423 Stroudsburg, PA     Pocono Pines, PA 18350 570-424-1020     570-646-1313         Chateau Resort and Conference Center     The Pocono Brewing Company 300 Camelback Road     Route 611 Tannersville, PA     Tannersville, PA 570-629-5900     570-839-3230         Edelweiss     Stroudsmoor Country Inn Route 940, Between Mt. Pocono and Blakeslee     PO Box 153, RD4 570-646-3938     Stroudsburg, PA 18360       570-421-6431 ~ 800-955-8663 Evergreen's at Sheraton Four Points       1220 West Main Street     The Wolf Hollow Room Stroudsburg, PA     Delaware Water Gap Country Club 570-424-1930 ~ 800-777-5453     Off Route 61...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
The Washington Post said:   The Federal Reserve's Beige Book report released Wednesday found five of the Fed's 12 regions reporting improved business activity. Most reported an increase in home sales and some stabilization in new-home construction, albeit at low levels. Good news! The survey, which is based on phone interviews with businesses in all parts of the country, concluded that the recession is receding. The sense of improvement leaves observers wondering what the Fed will do about interest rates when it meets in two weeks.The Fed has left interest rates near zero for months, but fears that this approach will lead to inflation has increased the premium investors are willing to pay on long-term Treasury bonds. That has resulted in rising mortgage rates, making it possible that th...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
The Wall Street Journal  said: What can be done about appraisals missing the mark? If a home appraisal comes in dramatically lower than the agreed-upon sale price? Good Question. Lenders will consider an appeal, but sellers must provide them with evidence.Start by examining the appraisal carefully for errors. If the appraiser missed one of the bathrooms, miscalculated the square footage, or didn't note the garage, the seller has grounds for an appeal.Look at the comparables: Is the home used as a comparison in a different and more challenged school district? Is the comparable next door to something undesirable? If possible, pull some more realistic comps.   I have had this happen. Has anyone else had this problem?     Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Mo...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Camp Koda Information Summer 2009Date: 6/9/2009CAMP KODA (Kid's Day Camp)Friendship. Learn it. Live it. Love it.Participate in sports, making crafts, making friends, learning new things & having fun!Fishing, Swimming, Tennis, & MUCH more!For kids up to 13 years of age!(MUST be potty-trained!)Mondays 9am-3:30pmWednesdays 9am-3:30pmJune 29, 2009- August 12, 2009$16/day, $30/week, $200/seasonIncludes simple lunch each day*Director & Counselors are CPR/AED and First Aide Certified.Monday June 29,2009 at the Clubhouse!(locations may vary, please see schedule)Sign up and make payment at theMember Services BuildingQuestions? E-mail Sara Lentowski (Director) at alca_daycamp@yahoo.com or call(570) 643-8101*See Recreation Guide 2009 for additional information
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  ARROWHEAD LAKE RENTALS For more details on eack home click the more details and rates line. Borough of Mt. Pocono , Pa Private, CommunityVacation Rental4 Beds, 2 BathsSleeps 12More Details and Rates -----> New Rental! 4 Bedrooms and loft. There is a pool and clubhouse.In the summer pool tags come with the house. The house is in the Borough of Mt. Pocono just off of Rt. 940. The Crossings Outlet is about 10 minutes away as is the new casino at Mt. Airy Lodge. Pocono Lake, Pa Private, Gated CommunityVacation Rental4 Beds, 3 BathsSleeps 18 Max.More Details and Rates -----> Spacious contemporary chalet located in Arrowhead Lakes. This gated community has plenty to offer all year long. In the summer enjoy the three pools and two lakes for swimming, boating or fishing. We are located within...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
As summer quickly ascend on us all, most of us have already made our reservations for vacation. Whether it be the Ocean or the Mountains or possibly even a Caribbean Extravaganza, most of us have already made the plans! For those who procrastinate and who might not have been able to find the time to make the plans I want to direct your attention toward our Pocono Vacation Rental Website as we still have some Great Summer Weeks left! You Can Check Out Our Rental Homes by Clicking Right Here!  You will find some Economic Stimulus Specials for sure. Take a week in a Brand New 3,000+ sq ft Pocono Home Backed up to The Pa Gamelands and only a short walk to the New Island Pool in Amenity Filled Arrowhead Lakes for $750 / Week. Two Small Families splitting the bill and it is less than $400 / w...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Have you heard E REALTOR NEWS said:   FHA-approved lenders received the go-ahead to develop bridge-loan products that enable first-time buyers to use the benefits of the federal tax credit upfront, according to eagerly awaited guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on so-called home buyer tax credit loans that was released today.Under the guidance, FHA-approved lenders can develop bridge loans that home buyers can use to help cover their closing costs, buy down their interest rate, or put down more than the minimum 3.5 percent. Check out your E REALTOR NEWS for more info. http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2009052901?OpenDocument&LID=RONav0019 Learn more about the credit, including how to apply for it this year even if you've already filed your tax...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
  The national news this morning had more good news for our industry. They reported that the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in April increased by 6.7% which far exceeding analysts forecasts. Its the biggest monthly jump since October 2001, and pending sales rose 9.2 percent. They indicated rates remaining low and the $8,000 tax credit is what continues to be the motivator and may signal the slump is ending. Sounds like good news to me!     Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Arrowhead Lakes Community is a private and gated pristine lake community in the tiny town of Pocono Lake, PA! The community amenities seem endless! 2 Large Lakes ( 260 Acre & 90 Acre ), 4 Beaches, 3 Heated Swimming Pools, 7 Tennis Courts, 5 Boat Launches, 2 Sets of Basketball Courts, Volleyball Court, Horseshoe Pits. There are picnic facilities at all pools and beaches with tables and grills. Just bring your charcoal and food and spend the entire day at the pool or beach! There is a fitness room and billiards room available to all homeowners as well as computer stations and share library all encompassed in the New Member Services Building!     The community is patrolled by security 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Garbage is picked up once a week curbside.      You can expect to see th...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
A new lodge project in Arrowhead Lake is under way. The current lodge is 40 plus years old and was involved in a storm. The storm caused structural damage and has been closed for 6 plus years. They looked into repairing the structure 6 plus years ago and was cost prohibitive.  An Ad Hoc Lodge Committee was created this past October 2008 to look at replacing the structure. Sub committees were also created in October and consist of Communications, Usage, Demolition, Architect, and Client Representative. One of my first jobs in the communications subcommittee was to take pictures and video. I am SCBA trained and another member of Arrowhead is Hazmat trained went into the lodge at the direction of the BOD and GM. The reason for the pictures and video was for historical, structural and abate...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Here is Info that was passed on by my mortgage guy about last weeks crash.   A free fall indeed was the case last Wednesday, as Bonds had their worst one-day performance since last October, losing an astounding 206bp. So what caused this free fall...and what helped Bonds and home loan rates rally back and improve later in the week? Here's what you need to know. The main culprit for Wednesday's sell off was supply. The Treasury auctions and the increased number of refinance transactions closing have added hundreds of Billions of dollars of new Bond supply to the market. Economics 101 tells us that anytime supply vastly exceeds demand, prices will move lower, and that's exactly what we saw last week...and as Bond prices move lower, home loan rates move higher. And the trend isn't likely t...
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