Explore Erie, PA

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Finally Family Day with my only daughter's family at Waldameer Amusement Park was yesterday.  A month ago my grandson, Hunter, turn 8 years old and his present from me was to be Ride-A-Rama at Waldameer, however the weather delayed our fun event.  Hunter, Jacob, Tim & Stacy All winter and spring ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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I will meet you 'Under the Clock'         Meeting 'under the clock' at the Boston Store in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania was very common for many, many years.  Unfortunately times changed and the store closed in the late 70's as more and more retail stores moved to malls in the suburbs.  For many y...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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John Maleno, co-founder of Maleno Development, announced that his company has been choosen by Extreme Makeover Home Edition to build a home in seven days starting June 25, 2009 for one of five Erie families being considered.  Julie Maleno, his daughter, had sent an e-mail to the producers of Extr...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Much has been written about the Underground Railroad in both history books, special publications and in documentary films.  Nothing I had seen or read in the past prepared me for an afternoon touring the exhibit "Into the Light: The African American Experience" presented by the Erie County Histor...

By gretchen wheeler
(Creative Spaces)
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     We just finished our 4th "flip" house, and we agree it's our favorite one yet! I started a blog with this one that ended up being in our local paper. (www.creativespaceserie.blogspot.com)  I had no idea what was in store for us, each house is so different. This one was almost perfect! We wer...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Escape to Presque Isle Peninsula Erie, PA Yesterday was my day to escape to my favorite place.  I love to walk here either alone or with a friend.  Join me as I reminisce through the photos.   Walking trail along the bay side Below--Notice the white caps on Presque Isle Bay... The temp was 8 degr...

By gretchen wheeler
(Creative Spaces)
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Home staging expert Gretchen Wheeler , and her husband Randy, are presently "flipping" their 4th home in Erie PA. In a recent article in the Erie Times News, Gretchen was quoted as saying "I think one of the hardest things when rehabbing a house is not overdoing it. It is so easy to just keep add...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Feels like a Zoo Day!!  The weather is warm and the sun is out.  Put the kids in the car and let's go to the    Erie, PA has a wonderful zoo.       Are we there yet?  How many times have we heard that? How big is the giraffe's tongue?                   Of course the train ride is a must!!        ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Local Erie, PA businesses team up with Junior Achievement (JA) to bring financial & business topics, current issues and career options to grades K-12.  Volunteers from local businesses visit the schools presenting age-appropriate lessons in workshops over a five-week period or a one-day event kno...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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  Meet: Posi  Posi will introduce each positive post. Good Samaritan The Erie, PA newspaper, Erie Times News,headline didn't read, 'Good Samaritan' but read: Man shot on area street.  It wasn't the headline that caught my attention.  It was the name of a middle class suburb in my hometown of Erie...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Challenging economic times are driving even the most seasoned real estate agents back to the basics we learned as Newbies in FastStart or Sweat Hog training courses many years ago. Let's look at a few key basic tactics that lead to our initial success and will get us back on that success track ag...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Mercyhurst College, Lady Lakers Women Hockey team is disappointed because they lost the national women's hockey tournament called the Frozen Four, but they are proud of the strides they made as a team and the development of individual players.  No one likes to lose, but Mercyhurst College's, Lady...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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No, that is not a misprint. For second year in row Home Prices Are UP in Erie, PA.  Unlike the rest of the country Erie prices are up 1.3 percent.  Modest though it is a 1.3 % increase in home prices in Erie, PA contrasts sharply with the national average of 11.6 percent decline in home prices.  ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Mercyhurst Lady Lakers defeated #2 team in women's ice hockey in the semifinal game of the Frozen Four tournament in Boston.   Mercyhurst ....5 Minnesota.....4 Today Mercyhurst will face off against Wisconsin, #1 team in champsionship game of the Frozen Four tournament at noon.  Watch game on CBS...

By gretchen wheeler
(Creative Spaces)
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When my realtor called me and said "can you come right over?" I knew it was serious. She had received a call from two brothers who had been trying to sell the home they grew up in for the past 18 months , listed with another realtor. They had repeatedly asked the other realtor what they could do ...
With the media constantly telling all of our potential clients that the economy is horrible and house prices are falling, it is with great joy that I share with you how the Erie market is doing.  According to Cyberhomes, an Irvine, California based company that publishes a database of real estate...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Bob Sanders, Colts Safety Has a Soft Spot in His Heart for KIDS.  Yes, THE BOB SANDERS, the Super Bowl Champion, two time Pro Bowl safety for Indianapolis Colts is the local boy from Erie, PA has just rushed back to Erie on Friday to help the Erie Zoo and Erie's Experience Children's Museum by ma...

By Sonja Thompson
(Howard Hanna)
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Hello fellow Real Estate professionals.   I wanted to share with all of you how things are going here in Erie,PA. Erie has a stable market house prices have actually increased.  In the first 11 months of 2007 the Median residential house price in Erie county was $103,950 and in the first 11 month...

By gretchen wheeler
(Creative Spaces)
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    I have recently signed up to be a rep for www.signaturehomestyles.com    It is a great Home Decor company that I feel will really complement my home staging and design business. They have some beautiful pieces. What I will do is have some of my clients host a "decorating show" in their homes...

By Jackey Mazzocco
(Howard Hanna)
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I recently helped the nicest couple sell their home!  They were in a hurry to sell but didn't want to take less than what they thought it was worth. (of course!) I met and interviewed with them in July.  I was competing for the listing with another broker- who had more experience in the actual ci...

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