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You say Rockwood, Pennsylvania? WHY and who cares? Rockwood is just one of the TRAIL Towns located along the Great Allegheny Passage. The passage is an awesome 320 mile Bike Trail from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Wags and some friends did the whole trail in 5 days, my girlfriend and I have been...
For many years sellers have been under the impression that the majority of BUYERS come out of the DC area. We believe this idea came from the days when both Kettler Brothers and Kettler Forlines Homes were exclusive builders at the resorts. Kettler Brothers were builder/owners at Hidden Valley an...
The good news is that the number of resale transfers is up! As you can see in the chart below in 2008 there were only 28 sales recorded, in ‘09 that number climbed to 39. Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 # of Resales 94 67 80 41 28 39 We know that EVERYONE ALWAYS wants to buy BEFORE the market ...
We had hoped that the increased sales that we saw after the Buncher group purchased the resort in 2007 would begin a new trend. Unfortunately the economy, increased inventory, and declining prices at Seven Springs have derailed our expectations.  In 2008 there were 80 recorded resale transfers. I...
By Larry Walsh, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRick Garstka of Munhall waxed enthusiastic while describing the quality and quantity of snow that has fallen in the Laurel Highlands since Dec. 28:"Bonanza." "Heaven sent." "Phenomenal.""We've been waiting a long time for this," said Garstka, the president o...
Celebrating its 15th year the Fire and Ice Festival in Somerset, PA will offer up its 48 creative ice sculptures throughout up town Somerset and the Georgian Place. Mastro Gourmet Quality Ice from Pittsburgh will once again be delighting the crowds with their one of a kind pieces! This is a three...
2742 Powder Ridge   $273,500 471 Gardner Road   $230,000 1467 Gebhart Way   $154,000 533 Kooser Circle   $180,000 2407 South Ridge   $322,000 5034 Summit   $279,000 1736 Snowfield Drive   $320,000 2421 South Ridge Plaza   $310,000 1922 South Ridge   $250,000 Stayed tuned for the 2009 year end up...
T4 SunRidge   $420,000 313 DeerRidge   $700,000 3001 Swiss Mtn   $118,000 153 Southwind   $1,250,000 49 Southwind   $765,000 Stay tuned for the 2009 update on year end market stats!
Since Governor Rendell has blessed table games in Pennsylvania (just yesterday) Nemacolin Resort has decided they now want that last available resort license! If you remember back in 2006 they had submitted an application for a license. But before the vote they withdrew it! At the time they cited...
Telepalooza Telemark Ski Event is the Largest in the Mid-Atlantic for the Eighth Year Running. January 30 and 31st 2010 Seven Springs, PA Telepalooza, a weekend gathering of telemark or "free heel" skiers is being held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. The event features two ...


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