The topsy-turvy Lehigh Valley house sales market continued in July with closed sales and new listings down by double digits and median sales price and average sales price up by double digits. A key factor is the decline in inventory by more than one-third of houses for sale.
And the “B-Word” is being mentioned, as in real estate bubble when the bubble of increasing house prices could burst as it did a decade ago in the Great Recession of 2007-2008, which was attributed in large part...
New Tripoli Bank has announced that Sundra Bachman has been promoted to Vice President-Senior Branch Manager in charge of Branch Retail Staff.
Bachman has more than 20 years of banking experience and has been with New Tripoli Bank for 11 years.
She has served in various positions within the branch network, most recently as Manager of the Claussville Office.
Bachman is on the Board of Directors of the Emmaus Main Street Partners.
Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a six-credit, spring 2019 semester, cooperative course for enrolled LCCC students to live and work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.
Informational meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and Sept. 18, Academic Resource Center, Room 111, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the meetings.
Students may apply for the program at:...
Moravian College has been named one of the Best 384 Colleges in the nation according to The Princeton Review in the newest edition of its college guide, “The Best 384 Colleges.”
Included was a 90 out of 99 “Quality of Life” rating for “Campus Life” and a 93 out of 99 “Fire Safety” rating.
“Of course, our students, their families, and our alumni know what a special place Moravian is to go to college,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “This acknowledgment from...
St. Luke’s School of Nursing held its 150th commencement Aug. 9 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown.
“The nursing program here at St. Luke’s is unique,” said Nursing School Director Sandra Mesics, RN. “Our curriculum is diverse and comprehensive, and our students benefit from the tremendous amount of resources we have throughout our Network. We also seek to employ many of the nurses we train, so it’s a win-win.”
The graduation ceremony included 65 students, compared to...
The sellers’ market continued apace in the Lehigh Valley during the summer real estate season.
According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) June report, competition by buyers boosted quick sales above the asking price.
On average, a house is selling in little more than a month.
And, according to the GLVR, the June Median Sales Price is higher than that of when the housing bubble burst in 2007 at the start of the Great Recession.
Meanwhile, the percentage...
With the fall course registration deadline right around the corner, Kutztown University is reminding the local community of the KU Advant*age program, which allows retired Pennsylvania residents 62 and older the ability to access free tuition at KU for college-level courses, while only being responsible for minimal fees.
Part of KU’s mission is to promote lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. The Advant*age program provides Pennsylvania residents who are fully retired, the...
Preparation, positioning and planning often determine success or failure.
It’s those characteristics Valor The Advisor Network hope to embody as the firm embarked on a new venture during a grand opening in Easton.
Under sun-kissed skies and a gentle breeze, the company held a ribbon-cutting June 7, featuring Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto and former NFL player Matt Millen, who played with four separate Super Bowl championship teams.
Valor Insurance President Matthew Potter...
Embassy Bank has contributed $20,000 to Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
Embassy’s gift, made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, will enable students in Lehigh County school districts to participate in Cetronia’s CPR and community health education programs.
“These programs will have a lasting impact on the community, as statistics show that using effective CPR immediately increases the chance of survival of a cardiac arrest victim. Many thanks to our...
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley continued their percentage of decline into the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same time in 2017, just as the prime summer residential real estate sales season gets underway.
According to the May monthly report of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR), closed sales were down a bit less: 8.5 percent with 765 houses sold in May, compared to 836 houses sold in May 2017.
Despite the percentage of sales being down according to the GLVR...