Schuylkill County Real Estate Information - Your Guide to Homes in Pottsville & The Region

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - RM420589
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2008 

March 9 Anthracite Heritage Charter Day Noon to 5 PM, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park, Scranton, will offer an afternoon of family activities, all free of charge. Charter Day marks the anniversary of the document by which King Charles II, in 1681, granted to William Pen...
02/29/2008
Then come to Shenandoah this weekend!They're having their "Taste of the Town" 12 noon to 3 pm at Shenandoah Valley High School Cafeteria. Tickets from any Shenandoah Rotary member or by calling Mary Ann at 570-590-0728 or after 5 pm 570-462-0777. Adults $10 Children 6 to 12 years old $6.00. Local...
02/29/2008
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Here's the results of that blog I posted asking about YOUR opinions on the duck farm. The local paper called me to comment on it's affect on property values, and here's what they printed:  Duck farm takes flack 02/29/2008 BY STEPHANIE LASOTA  DETURKSVILLE — Many neighbors have been coping with th...
02/29/2008
2007 Profile of Home Buyers and SellersPennsylvania Report This has been uploaded to the PAR website, and it's just filled with great insights and info! You can download it at  http://parealtor.org/content/upload/AssetMgmt/Publications%20News%20and%20Research/2007%20HBS%20Custom%20Report-PA.pdf I...
02/28/2008
Does anyone have any experience with forging a relationship with another brokerage to help co-market properties? I"m working a deal now with a firm that specializes in commercial only. We're trying to work it out so I will help them market their properties here (they don't have an office in town ...
02/28/2008
Anybody have any first hand knowledge with duck farms and how a new operation coming to a rural, predominantly agricultural area will affect neighboring property values? Neighbors are worried the waste and potential pollution will hurt their property values. This could happen. Anybody have any an...
02/27/2008
Okay, I do NOT want to harp on the topic of negative, depressing news. But this is important for us to know: The U.S. foreclosure rate last month was one filing for every 534 homes. 1 in 534 homes!  OUCH! No wonder we keep seeing negative stories on this topic. Whatever the banks are doing to mit...
02/26/2008
This was just reported in the USA Today (see below). Our sales were slower in 4th quarter for sure, but the 1st 2 months of 2008 are just TERRIBLE. We're off to a rough start here in NE PA. I ran the numbers for January last week, and now am running February (yes I have a few days left but I want...
02/26/2008
This is summarized from factcheck.org.  I found this interesting. Some people worry (okay, poll takers worry!) that people who have cell phones only (no landline) are not included in political polls. Does this skew the results because of the age-related use of this technology? A recent study indi...
02/26/2008
I'm sure you've heard it by now, but word on the street is that electicity prices will rise by as much as 30% in 2010.   Several lawmakers have proposed extending the rate caps for three more years. But that's only a temporary fix, because might go up even more when the caps are again lifted in 2...
02/24/2008
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