Erie, PA Real Estate News

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Skywalker ~ What Goes Up Must Come Down From tiny seedlings to 70+ ft tree to pile of logs & sawdust It was not an esay decision to take down two beautiful trees but their proximity to the house and lack of sunlight on our roof meant it was time.  Last year our roofer recommended Skywalker Tree Service 814-434-3233 and yes, the name, Skywalker, fits his agility. Out on a Limb   Skywalker Tree Service 1-814-434-3233     Skywalker ~ What Goes Up Must Come Down  
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Success Starts Here ~ Erie/PA Success Starts Here ~ Erie/PA Your Real Estate career begins with Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hours) and Real Estate Practice (30 hours) offered by Alan Kells School of Real Estate. Next class begins soon. Don't delay, call 1-412-967-0240 or www.alankells.com  Cost $178 per class EBCO Park 2820 West 21st Street Erie, PA 16506    
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Enjoy a Little Spring Bouquet Spring might be a little behind schedule in the northeast but I found a few tiny buds in my yard yesterday.  They weren't open yet, but I brought them inside where it is warm.  Look what I found on my window sill this morning!  Even my little frog is hanging out with the first blooms of spring.   Enjoy a Little Spring Bouquet      
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Under Cover Flowers ~ Snowy Blanket \ Under Cover Flowers ~ Snowy Blanket We have all heard too many compliants about lack of spring-like weather in the northeast, including Erie, PA, so I will just post this photo.    These are shoots from crocus bulbs I planted last fall.  Like these shoots we are all waiting patiently for spring to arrive, however the weatherman announced that spring is actually delayed.  Oh well, that is life in the northeast ~ but at least we don't have hurricanes and tornados . . . Under Cover Flowers ~ Snowy Blanket      
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Control, Alt, DELETE ~ Are You Feeling Like Your Computer? Tough day?  Tough week?  Tech issues?  Contract issues?  Showings all day . . . Listing appointment tonight . . .  phone calls, e-mails and text messages to return?  A 'To-do' list with no end?  Feeling tired?  Is your schedule jammed?  No time for dinner?  Can't even think of taking a day off? Are You Feeling Like Your Computer?  When our computers get jammed with too many open programs or not enough memory, it is time to hit Control - Alt - DELETE.  Sometimes we need to turn off the computer and restart.  When the battery is low on our laptop/notebook or tablet we need to recharge the battery.  I plug mine in each night. Are you ready to click your own Crtl - Alt - DELETE to recharge yourself?  Okay, okay, here comes the excus...
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Okay it is not spring in the northeast or Erie, PA so I will go to Spring   Let's see where these ships are going. Looks sunny and warmer so I am ready to hop on board at least until spring arrives.  Would you like to come, too?   Okay, okay, I just had to review my vacation pictures to warm up after the local weatherman delivered the bad news.  Another ten days of winter for the northeast.   Let's escape.  Are you coming?  
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Dinosaurs ~ Tracy School ~ Erie, PA Dinosaurs ~ Tracy School ~ Erie, PA Four kindergarten classes at Tracy Elementary School, Erie/PA presented Dinosaur program with songs this afternoon.  Dinosaur was the culmination of month long project at Tracy School.  Following the program parents & grandparents were invited to tour the kindergarten classrooms to view student displays including their 'junk-a-saurs,'  a dinosaur made out of junk from each child's home.  Of course Jacob remembered he was supposed to make a 'junk-a-saur' at 8:30 last night so my daughter got him up a little early this morning.  The very charming art work next to his ~  well, the creator's mother admitted she had a 'lot' of help. (My grandson, Jacob, is fifth from left in back row with his hands on either side of his ...
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Where Is Spring?  Not in Midwest or Northeast  Even my silk flowers on the window sill are wondering when spring will arrive. Despite the cold, deary weather the Real Estate market in Erie, PA is HOT.  Great time to buy or sell in Erie, PA.  If you are considering a career in Real Estate,  I invite you to check Alan Kells class schedule. Alan Kells School of Real Estate  
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
500,000 Points  =  Party Time!!! I am so ready to take leap over 500,000 points!  Let's party!   And of course a party means fireworks, a little bubbly drink and chocolate. (No calories--guaranteed)              500,000 Points  =  Party Time!!! ActiveRain, it has been fun navigating my way along the path to this milestone of 500,000 pts.  I have no doubt the next 500,000 will be just as much fun.  Best of all I know that all my Rain friends will be traveling along with me.  Some are faster, others, like me, are moving along the path at our own pace.  We are here because we know ActiveRain works if we work it.  500,000 Points  =  Party Time!!! No calories!        
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Did You Spring Forward? Just in case you are not up yet to see the sunrise here's one . . .   It doesn't matter how often we are reminded to turn our clock forward or backwards there is someone in every group that misses every reminder.  Was that you? I am hoping that all the students in Real Estate Fundamentals class remembered to turn their clocks forward.  Class begins at 9:00 am.   Regroup & enjoy the day. Did You Spring Forward?      
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
  Real Estate Fundamentals Class Begins Today Erie, PA Today is the start of your new careeer in real estate.  I look forward to seeing you in class.  Pennsylvania requires 60 hours of class work.   Fundamentals 30 hours Practice 30 hours Classes are held at EBCO PARK 2820 W. 21st. Erie, PA 16506 Real Estate Fundamentals Class Begine Today Erie, PA      
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean ~ This Is Why We Drove 1,000+ Miles Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean ~ This Is Why We Drove 1,000+ Miles Over time I have posted many sunrise and sunset pictures, but for me nothing surpasses seeing the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean.  Since Dave is not a morning person he appreciates me capturing nature's beauty on camera.  Dave's reason for driving 1000+ miles . . . US Navy ships.  (see next post) Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean ~ This Is Why We Drove 1,000+ Miles   Maryland Meet-Up with Roy & Dolores Kelley Maryland Meet-up with Mary Yonkers  post by Roy Kelley Dave Yonkers' Adreneline Rush ~ US Navy Ships @ Mayport Naval Station Snow ~ Welcome Home to Western Pennsylvania
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Dave Yonkers' Adrenaline Rush ~ US Navy Ships @ Mayport Naval Station Dave Yonkers' Adrenaline Rush ~ US Navy Ships @ Mayport Naval Station Having served 27 years in US Navy, Dave loves being on or near the water.  Yes, we live close to Lake Erie, but Dave prefers the ocean. Yes, we drove 1,000+ miles to view ships at Mayport Naval Station where he was based for three tours.  (I took the pictures, but my first love is sunrise/sunset photos) David P. Yonkers, CAPT USN Ret Finally we boarded Freedom of the Seas to enjoy week of Caribbean sunshine and warm tempertures.  A great winter escape for two 'hardy northerners.' Dave & Mary Yonkers   Calling all cruise enthusiasts let's plan an ActiveRain meet-up on cruise Maryland Meet-Up with Roy & Dolores Kelley Maryland Meet-up with Mary Yonker...
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Erie, PA Launch Your Real Estate Career March, 2013   Erie, PA begin your Real Estate with Fundamentals Pre-license March 9, 10 and March 23, 24  2820 West 21st Street Erie, PA 16506  Time:  9:00 - 4:30 Cost only $178 Register now @ www.alankells.com or call 1-412-967-9000 Erie, PA Launch Your Real Estate Career with www.alankells.com   Erie, PA I look forward to seeing you in class this weekend.  
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Snow ~ Welcome Home to Western Pennyslvania  Allegheny Mt Tunnel at Somerset, PA (about halfway across PA turnpike) Snow, snow and more snow.  Welcome home to western Pennsylvania to more snow. It was snowing when Dave & I left Erie, PA three weeks ago and it was snowing when we reached western PA this afternoon.  The Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mts, keeps the snow west of the mountains.  Then of course Lake Erie, where we live, adds another dimension to the snow total with 'lake effect' snow.  So far this season 80+ inches.  Fortunately we were gone and missed a few inches, however the temperature was only 25 degrees this evening.  Brr!!  It will take awhile for my body to adjust.  Now I need to regroup quickly and be ready to teach a Real Estate class tomorrow, March ...
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
 Wonder What's for Lunch??? Great Blue Herons are such elegant birds. I was amazed to be able to capture him/her on camera.  Living along Trout Run, about a mile from Lake Erie, we often have Herons looking for lunch in the stream. Over the years we have had many friends and clients looking for similar country-like property, but ours is not for sale. If you are thinking of career in Real Estate, join me next weekend in Real Estate Fundamentals class. www.alankells.com March 9, 10 and March 23, 24 9-4:30 Cost $178 2820 W. 21st Street Erie, PA 16506
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Are You Thinking SPRING?    After 80+ inches of snow and frigid temperatures in Erie, PA I certainly am  thinking SPRING.   What does SPRING mean to you?  To me SPRING means flowers so let me show you a few flowers to 'wet your whistle' for SPRING. Are You Thinking SPRING? Keep in mind that Punxytauwny Phil did not see his shadow on Februuary 2nd which forecasts an early spring.   Well, I am ready for SPRING.  Are you ready for SPRING? And, SPRING it the busiest time in Real Estate.  Are you ready to begin your new career  as Real Estate agent?
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Erie, PA Real Estate Fundamentals March 9, 2013 March 9, 10 and March 23, 24 9:00 - 4:30 $178 EBCO Park 2120 W. 21st Street Erie, PA 16506 www.alankells.com Erie, PA Real Estate Fundamentals March 9, 2013 Your Real Estate career begins with Alan Kells School of Real Estate.  I look forward to having you in class on March 9th.  Will you be there? More details @ www.alankells.com or 1-412-967-9000      
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Get Healthy Challenge--Walk with a Friend Need motivation? Invite a friend to walk with you. On recent post Margaret Rome said that she planned to a walk on Tuesday & Thursday.  I responded to Margaret saying that I would love to walk with her if we were closer. (She is in Baltimore and I am in Erie.)   Margaret responded back to me, "Let's talk while we walk," so we set Tuesday as our date to walk and talk. Since I live close to Lake Erie my favorite walk is to the lake.  Margaret & I had a great conversation as I walked to beach. Enjoy the view before we head home. Get Healthy Challenge --Walk with a Friend  
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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Enjoy a Touch of Spring.  The Pennsylvania Punxsutawney Groundhog did not see his shadow last week so maybe most of the country will have early spring. Well, I can't wait so I just had to put together this beautiful basket of pansies.  Enjoy!!! BTW  I live in Erie, PA where we average 101 inches snow during winter, but I refuse to let the weather prevent me from enjoying life. Never fear, no matter what the calendar says it can be spring in your own mind. Enjoy a Touch of Spring (Written with my new iPad including uploading photo that was taken with my cell phone.)
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