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If you had thought about refinancing or buying a home, better do it right now. Experts have been predicting for months that rates would rise by the end of 2013. News out this week confirms that they're already on the rise and your time is running short to get the lowest rates in decades. Fixed mo...
05/16/2013
Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum is sponsoring the first annual "Plow Day," April 20, 2013. The event will start promptly at 9 AM on Fehr Field Farms of Pine Grove. "Plow Day" is a plowing demonstration using antique tractors, horses and mules. Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum members w...
04/19/2013
Friedensburg Fire Company Banquet Hall 1357 Long Run Road - Friedensburg Friday, April 19th 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Schuylkill Mall Community Room 830 Schuylkill Mall Route 61 - Frackville Saturday, April 20th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Mahantongo Fire Company Main Hall 102 Main Road - Pitman Tuesday, Apri...
04/19/2013
Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program   Pennsylvania's Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle's rear window alerts first r...
04/19/2013
Schuylkill County Spot Assessments by Ryan Achenbach, Certified Residential Appraiser in Schuylkill County Schuylkill County has been plagued by the process of spot assessments (AKA Reverse Appeals) on new home purchases. $500,000 lake front in Lake Wynonah or $50,000 semi-detached or row home in...
04/17/2013
Appraisers, lenders, real estate brokers and title closing companies are under tight scrutiny by the government. This is why! Mortgage fraud scams did not go away with the recent real estate crash. They are still alive and kicking. This is why we have to be prepared for strict oversight and scrut...
04/14/2013
In a refinance situation, does the homeowner get a copy of the appraisal? Great question and if you are refinancing your home in Schuylkill County, PA you might be thinking the same thing! Yes, any borrower (refinance or purchase) is entitled to a copy of their appraisal. Read below for a more de...
04/14/2013
  The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved last week legislation requiring residential buildings to install carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties that burn fossil fuels. The bill enacts the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act, requiring existing residential buildings to have ...
03/30/2013
2013 Day of Caring Dates are: Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4   Day of Caring Flyer 2013 Day of Caring Volunteer Form 2013   What is Day of Caring? This year, over 185 volunteers came together to complete 21 community service projects including projects for 9 of the 15 Schuylkill United Way par...
03/30/2013
Corinna Sowers Adler, an Auburn native, will appear in "By Request" at 3 p.m. April 7 at the off-Broadway theater Stage 72 at the Triad in New York City. "By Request" is an interactive cabaret show that asks audience members to send in requests and include the story behind why the song means so m...
03/30/2013
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