Thursday, December 11, 2008
If you take a peaceful drive through the tranquil Amish valley that is Penns Valley you may stumble upon a new neighborhood perched on the edge of Millheim. And for you Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks lovers (http://www.elkcreekcafe.net/I'm one too), you can walk to the brew pub from this cozy little neighborhood.
Mensch Estates is a "builder exclusive" project of Brookside Homes (http://www.brookside-homes.com/) and there are 14 buildings lots available that offer public water and sewer in a quiet neighborhood setting on the edge of Millheim. In addition to walking to the brew pub, active families can jump on their mountain bikes and start pedaling through the countryside in about 90 seconds. There are several world class trout streams within minutes of the neighborhood and two state forests are ten minutes away.
The neighborhood is located in the desirable Penns Valley school district and is an easy drive to Penn State University or Bucknell University. Check out the Brookside Homes web site to view the quality constrution available in this new neighborhood.
For more detailed information about this new Penns Valley neighborhood give me a call.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
If you are thinking about selling your Bellefonte home and you think the price is in the $280 to $320K price range, following are numbers that you need to know.
5 houses sold in’08 in your price range in Bellefonte School District
Avg. List Price—$302,761
Avg. Sold Price—$287,480
List to sale % - 95.0%
For additional information about the Bellefonte real estate market or for a FREE market evaluation of your home, give Tim Rogers a call at 814-280-0054.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Driving back from state football playoff game I stopped to top off the tank and much to my surprise, I found regular unleaded at $1.86.90 per gallon. So, in our digital world I grabbed the camera and snapped a photo in the inky cold night just to prove to myself that prices have retreated from the $4.29 a gallon of a few months ago.
The gas price was the good news. The bad news was our team lost the game but there is always next year.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
If you need to sell your house in Philipsburg, you need to talk to Tim Rogers about is unique and successful home selling system. The direct number is 814-280-0054.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
But what a great country we all live in when voters of every persuasion go to the local precinct and stand in a long line to testify to the world about their personal political beliefs and there isn’t a single fight to break up. In my local precinct, I stood in line with republicans, democrats, and independents and there was a sense of pride among all the would-be voters anxiously awaiting their private moment of truth. There was amicable conversation and not a single incident of name calling. No fights, no threats, no coercion, and not a single soldier threatening the line with a machine gun.
This is what makes our country great. Well defined differences of opinion to be sure, but a coming together none the less. I trust that we will wake up tomorrow morning to a united American electorate and a single-minded purpose to continue to make this country the greatest country in the history of the planet Earth.
Tune in Saturday morning to Top Gun Tim’s Ask the Realtor on News Talk 970 AM WBLF from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. as we talk about private property rights—a major factor that elevates our country above all others.
Monday, November 03, 2008
- The $2,000 seller credit towards closing costs (acceptable offer before November 30, 2008).
- The dream private location with no through traffic.
- The massive screened-in porch for wildlife watchers.
- The finished walk-out lower level.
- The cozy woodburning stove.
- The proximity to all the Bellefonte Schools.
- The easy commute to Penn State University.
- The large 2,356 finished square feet of living area.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
THERE IS NO NEW CONTRUCTION IN STATE COLLEGE, PA...
or so I'm told almost on a daily basis by the naysayers that think the real estate and contruction industries are dead and buried in an election year economy. This is the group of people that listen to the national news and make the assumption that if things are bad every where they must be bad here too.
Nothing could be more opposed to the truth. The photo above was taken about two weeks ago in a local develop of new homes that has almost completely sold out and the construction is at a break neck pace. The builder isn't building spec homes but there are plenty of custom home buyers to keep them busy.
A quick check of building permits in Centre County shows that through the end of August, only 6 fewer permits were issues than in 2007. This would reflect a flat market rather than a horribly down market.
For information about the local building industry, give me a call or tune in to my weekly radio show on 970 AM WBLF. Ask the Realtor airs every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. You can always call me at 814-280-0054.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
What is your excuse?
Born the twentieth of twenty-two children, in a small, rural Tennessee town in 1940, she contracted polio as a four year old and was told she may never walk again. She lost the use of her left leg and was in such a weakened state she was shackled with leg braces. Living in a house with no money for special medical treatments, her TEAM of siblings took over. Thus, her legs were massaged a number of times each day, helping her to regain strength. Her confidence may have flagged at times in her childhood when it seemed she might spend a lifetime in leg braces or even a wheelchair. Through the efforts of her devoted family—and her own steely determination to strengthen herself—she rose from disability to Olympic glory in a few short years.
After five years of leg massage treatment, she one day stunned her doctors when she removed her leg braces and walked by herself. Soon she was challenging her brothers to races in the back yard.
Her love of basketball led her to try out for the ninth grade team where her coach cut her and told her not to bother with the sport. As a tenth grader she was added to the roster simply because the basketball coach wanted her older sister on the team and her father told the coach that the older sister could play if he allowed the younger girl to be a part of the team. The girl with the leg braces that was cut as a ninth grader went on to score 803 points that year which is still a Tennessee record for sophomores.
As a fourteen year old she started running track after the track coach saw her on the basketball court and encouraged her to run.
You see, WILMA RUDOLPH, the girl with the leg braces had never heard of the Olympics as a fourteen year old and two short years later she was toeing the line of the 100 meter dash in Australia where she won a bronze medal.
Four short years later the poor girl from Tennessee that stunned her doctors by removing those leg shackles shocked the world in Rome, Italy.
At the 1960 Olympics, Rudolph won all three of her gold medals in very dramatic fashion. In both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash, she finished at least three yards in front of her closest competitor. She tied the world record in the 100-meter and set a new Olympic record in the 200. Rudolph also brought her 400-meter relay team from behind to win the gold. The French called her "La Gazelle." Without question, Rudolph's achievements at the 1960 Olympic Games remain a stand-out performance in the history of Olympic competition.
Are you hurting today? There is nothing you can’t overcome without a singleness of mind and purpose. And I ask again, “What is your excuse?”
Thursday, July 31, 2008
$ 461.17 a month
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* Double lot - .28 acres
* 3 Br 1 Bath
* Quiet neighborhood
* 1,400 Sq. Ft. Living Area
Monthly P & I Payment - $668.37*
* Utilizing Centre County Grant Money
Great first time home in comfortable neighborhood. Move right in and update each room at your leisure. Large double lot for gardening. Walk to Centre Hall Elementary and the Centre Hall Library.