3 Reasons Good Homes Don’t Sell

In the real estate world a home that doesn’t sell within the contracted listing term is called an expired listing. For the home owner who has been trying to sell a home to reach a big transition or goal, an expired listing can be a painful experience.  Statistics show that the average real estate agent only sells 60%-70% of their listings.  This means that during a balanced market up to 40% of home owners have their contracts expire before their home sells!

New Home for Sale at 529 8th Ave, Bethlehem

What a great new home we have the privilege of selling at 529 8th Ave in Bethlehem!  This amazing home was built in 1930 and it’s a classic all the way around.  The rooms are really big, and I mean really big.  It has all of the great features of home built in the early 1900’s, with hardwood floors and huge single-pane windows and split stairways to take you from one floor to the next.  There are five bedrooms, including a 3rd floor guest suite with full bath.

Streamline Your Life by Rightsizing for Your Space

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This is one of the questions we’ve been getting a lot lately from homeowners’ when they’re making a move. Whether it’s a relocation from Nazareth to out of state , or downsizing from South Whitehall to an over 55 community in Lower Macungie, “stuff” can cast a big shadow. To lighten the burden before the big day, it can be helpful to “rightsize” for your move far in advance. Not only will rightsizing save you time, money, and energy as you transition to a new home, it can also help you learn how to evaluate what you really need versus what you’ve been hanging onto for no good reason.

Homes for Sale in Upper Macungie Twp

Here is the complete list of homes for sale in Upper Macungie Twp.  If you’d like more information on any of these homes or to schedule a personal showing, please call us at 484-893-1234.

New Listing at 1158 Wheaton Dr, Hanover Twp

_F1A5579We are really excited to share our newest listing at 1158 Wheaton Dr in Hanover Twp! This is a beautifully maintained colonial home in a great location just off Stoke Park Rd and Jacksonville Rd. You’re going to love the open first floor filled with light from the abundant windows!  The family room and the kitchen connect seamlessly creating some great common areas for the family to share.  The fireplace in the family room creates a great centerpiece for the room and a nice warm spot to share all winter long.
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The kitchen has plenty of counter space with stainless steel appliances and a large center island creating more work room and extra storage space.  There’s even a secretary desk for your laptop and work area. The kitchen is large and also includes a breakfast area in a bump out with doors overlooking the patio and back yard.  It would be a joy to create great meals in this kitchen!

2016 Off to A Good Start

Good weather, very favorable financing and high buyer demand combined to help us get a great start on the 2016 home selling season.  The Lehigh Valley saw an increase of 14.4% homes sold in January compared to this time last year, while pending sales also increased 6.1% from 2015. Altogether there were 445 homes sold this January and the average days on market (DOM) fell from 74 to 69. Days on market is the average time it takes to sell a home. The average sale price also increased last month, showing the biggest increase we’ve seen in quite a while.  The average sale price in January was 5.4% higher than a year ago. 2015 ended the year with prices about 1.4% higher than 2014.

Parkland Real Estate Report Card

2015 proved to be another solid year for Parkland real estate. Sales were up by 8.4% over last year with 758 sales completed. Even more impressive are the number of pending transactions, meaning homes that are under contract but have not yet closed. Pending sales are up 11.3% and this is a great indicator that the market will remain healthy into the first quarter. These solid numbers were typical throughout the Lehigh Valley, with our neighbors in the East Penn School District up 8.7% in 2015, Northern Lehigh +10.9% and Northwestern Lehigh was up an amazing 25.7% from a year ago!

New Restaurants Coming to Hamilton Crossings

Most of the attention surrounding the new Hamilton Crossings shopping center has surrounded the arrival of Whole Foods and Costco to the Lehigh Valley, but residents in the East Penn and Parkland areas will also see some new restaurants not currently on the local landscape.

Upper Macungie Twp Homes for Sale

Upper Macungie Township is one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania and it’s popularity continues to grow!  Upper Mac residents enjoy beautiful parks with a lot of great activities planned by the Parks and Recreation committee, their own local police department, great fire protection by three volunteer fire departments, and access to major highways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-78, and PA Routes 22 and 309.

Luxury Homes for Sale in Allentown

Here are all of the luxury homes currently available for sale in Allentown. Luxury homes in the Lehigh Valley are considered to be homes priced from $500,000 and up.  Some of these homes are near the arts district. Find out more about the arts in Allentown.