Gettysburg, PA Real Estate News

By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
The USDA Mortgage Program, also know as a Rural Development Loan, allows home buyers to purchase a property without a down payment requirement.  What surprises home buyers is that this program is also available in many suburbs of larger cities and in towns with sizeable populations such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The Gettysburg area is home to close to 10,000 residents and is very rich in history, as it was the site of perhaps the most well known and significant battle of the Civil War in early July of 1863.  According to the USDA Eligibilty Maps, all of Gettysburg is zoned as eligible for the USDA Loan Program.   You May Not Need Money At Closing    Buying a home with the USDA Loan Program often allows home buyers to need no money at all for closing.    Unlike most mortgage programs...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
Gettysburg Battlefield ToursLast year around this time I was fortunate to get a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour from a cousin-in-law. We drove around for a while and he described what each area and monument was in place to remember. From the top of Little Round Top you can look over most of the fields of battle and see great distances.The picture below is of a sight that made us all giggle a little. You can actually tour the area on a Segway. Here we were listening to the history of the assault on Little Round Top, and here is this trail of Segways rolling through the area reminding us how different the world was during the battle.The history of war and the United States has a central point of study in the town and surrounding area of Gettysburg. Although my cousins sold their historic home...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
If walls could talk - A Civil War home for sale. The Civil War is a point in American history like no other. This five bedroom home in Gettysburg can be your base of operations and your own piece of the history of the United States.Entering the 2700 square feet of living space from the grand porch, the main foyer opens to a parlor, dining room, and central staircase. The parlor fireplace is surrounded by an antique mantle and the room has beautiful hardwood floors and tall windows. Currently decorated with Civil War artifacts and memorabilia, this is the gathering space for reading, reflecting and reveling in the history that is Gettysburg.The kitchen has been modernized with all the comforts of home. A family sized eating area allows for end of the day gatherings or morning coffee. Hig...
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I have been doing some research on volunteering and I absolutely love animals.  I looked up the Adams County SPCA, located at 11 Goldenville Rd, in Gettysburg, PA and they happen to be having a volunteer orientation on January 10th from 6pm-7pm.  Anyone can come and learn about volunteering and then can volunteer anytime.  This is for a great cause and I am sure will be very rewarding.  Come join me next Thursday and check it out with me.  Must fill out following form and bring with you http://meyersshelter.org/uploads/volunteer_application.pdf.
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Stop watching football for a few minutes and come take a look at 51 E. Stevens St.  It's within one block of Gettysburg College and three blocks from downtown Gettysburg.  Victorian style semi-detached and many original features still in tact.  With some love and attention to detail it could be a real show piece or convert it into a profitable Gettysburg College investment property.  This home features 5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 1800 sq ft of living space.  One car garage on property and off street parking available.  Come take a look for yourself on Sunday September 25th, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 PM.  If this house isn't the right house but you're interested in other Gettysburg Properties click "search homes" below complete access to all listings in the York/Adams MLS Service.  If you have...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
  Dance Comes to The Adams County School of Musical Theatre The Adams County School of Musical Theatre in Gettysburg Pa will soon be offering classes in dance. Yes that's right, dance classes will be added to the curriculum of the school. The ACSMT offers the Gettysburg community such a wonderful experience both  for students of the school as well the parents and the public. Executive/founding director Chad Allen Carr along with a talented and dedicated staff have put together a first class program right here in Gettysburg Pa.  Chadd Allen Carr & members of the Board of Directors  The Broadway Dance Program will be instructed by Bridgid Wills and will begin August 29th. Classes  will  include,  Broadway  Dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballroom, as well as Pre -K creati...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Take a Walk w/Gettysburg Gerry-Gen.G.G. Meade  HQ During 3 days in July in the summer of 1863 Gen. George Meade choose the little farmhouse of Lydia Leister to call home. Little did he know it would within those walls that the future of our country would be determined. The Leister farmhouse is a small two room home on the Tanyetown Rd just south of Gettysburg Pa. The choice was a contrast to the HQ's of Gen R.E. Lee on the Chambersburg Rd, west of Gettysburg Pa.    The small home was positioned just inside the curve of the famous fishook formation that the Union Army Of the Potomac chose. The home was abandoned by Lydia and her 6 children shortly before the battle. It is best remembered for it's famous council of war meeting held by Meade and his Generals on the evening of July 2nd. The...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Thank You Once Again Gettysburg   Once again Gettysburg Pa comes through as the place that I know it can be. This past Saturday evening my wife & I saw Gettysburg Pa in action as the outstanding commuinty it truley is. Of course I know that most think Gettysburg National Miltary Park and Civil War when they think about Gettysburg, but I have been lucky enough to get to know the deep down community that is Gettysburg. I have emersed myself these last months in getting to know Gettysburg on a more intimate level, and I have enjoyed every bit of it. On my radio show "Your Gettysburg Address" I have interviewed some of the finest people in the commuinty, with much more to come, on my Youtube channel I have posted some of the incredible talent that is yet unknown to the rest of the world, bu...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
A Gem in the Gettysburg Adams County Area Yes that is what we have here in Gettysburg. In a town the size of Gettysburg, in a County the size of Adams, who would think that we would be lucky enough to have such a gem in our community as the Adams County School of Musical Theatre. The theatre opened it's doors in February of 2009 and stayed in operation since offering the kids of Adams County Pa a place to learn, grow and explore the world of musical theartre. The board of directors, staff and kids that are the Adams County School of Musical Theatre deserve praise for the work they have accomplished, taking an old worn out building and bringing it back to life for such a wonderful use. The kids themselves are the real stars, working hard and offering the community a chance to see some de...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Ragged Edge in Gettysburg Pa Has Got the Talent On my constant journey to introduce the rest of America to Gettysburg Pa I have been frequenting some of the local coffee shops, and drinking establishments to highlight what Gettysburg after dark has to offer. While we are relatively small little burg, we do have a pretty cool night life that has some hidden gems.  One of those gems that sparkles brightly in the summer sun is the Ragged Edge Coffee shop in downtown Gettysburg.  It started as a way to highlight the hidden yet accomplished talent the lurks here, but turned into a enlightenment of just how good some these folks really are.  I am now addicted and absolutely love attending these events and helping getting these "kids" out to the public. Take a look for your self, tell me that ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Theres More to Historic Gettysburg Than the Battlefield This last weekend people from Gettysburg as well as tourists from the outter areas were exposed to a real treat that is sweeping the county. Gettysburg Pa hosted it's 2nd annual Vintage Base Ball Tournament at the Hickory Hollow Horse Farm. This years Vintage Base Ball Tournament saw more teams, more spectators, more fields which all equal more fun. This weekends event hosted nine teams playing on three fields and watched by upwards of 2,500 fans. The rules are a bit different, such as a fly ball caught on one bounce is still considered and out. While strikes and balls are called, they don't mean much. If a "hurler" (pitcher) throws a pitch that is way off base, he will get a warning from the "mediator" (umpire). Likewise if a "str...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg is Worthy, Gettysburg is Worthy I actually think this particular challenge is interesting.  What building, place, would be worthy of hosting the 5th anniversary of Active Rain. To start things off with no slight intended to the people of Gettysburg, I think a company such as Activerain might be a bit confusing to Gettysburg Pa. Activerain builds, thrives,and exists on the principal of Internet technology, and while Gettysburg is alot of things, technology forward is not a label one could apply. So lets put Gettysburg where it is most comfortable, in the realm of history. I mean really, when one thinks of Gettysburg Pa besides Gettysburg Gerry the second thing that comes to mind has got to be the Gettysburg Military Park. History abounds here, it is the foundation for our busi...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Brick Colonial in Gettysburg, PA Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $218,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2208 sqftLot: 1.80 acre(s) Location 2450 Biglerville Rd.Gettysburg, PA 17325USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David E Monsour Keller Williams Keystone Realty(717) 319 3408david.monsour@gmail.comhttp://www.realty-insights.com Listed by: Keller Williams Keystone Realty Our recent listings Brick Colonial in Gettysburg, PABeautiful Victorian Style Home with over 36 Acres in Biglerville PA - Horses WelcomeCommercial Space in Biglerville PAUpper Adams Single Family Home For SaleSkier's Delight in Fairfield, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for s...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Home Price - Home Values in Gettysburg Adams County Pa - Calling All Real Estate Investors Earlier this week the Case - Shiller index came out for home values across the United States. While the news was bad for the real industry, and those with homes on the market, and quite frankly for the country on a whole. The one group that should be taking advantage of the news is Real Estate Investors. As you can see from the chart below home values have fallen in the Gettysburg Adams County Pa area by  4.4% Year to Year. Even more drastic is the drop from an average of $ 275k for a single family Gettysburg home in Oct of 2008, to $220k in April of 2011. Those numbers do not even reflect the current Case - Shiller index. Gettysburg Median List Price Gettysburg Home Values - Interactive chart So ...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
    Often when Americans ponder Memorial Day, they focus on wars experienced through their own lifetimes - The Gulf Wars, Vietnam, Korean War, World War II, World War I, or the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Since the beginnings of American History, each generation has had its war(s) imprinted on the psyche.  There is one memorable war - the Civil War, which pitted American against American.  Sometimes brother fought against brother.The Battle of Gettysburg often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion" was the bloodiest of the Civil War, at a cost of 51,000 casualties.   The Union victory at Gettysburg ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North in 1863.There were approximately 95,000 Union troops involved.  And approximately 75,0...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Come to Gettysburg for Vacation - Stay for the Lifestyle Many times I am contacted about finding a home  by some one who has come to visit and is now looking to relocate to the Gettysburg Adams County area. This area offers a wide variety of home choices, some are retired and looking for a Gettysburg Historic home restoration project, some are young couples looking for that Gettysburg first time home purchase, and still others are families that are looking for that perfect Gettysburg Single Family home to raise the kids. Here in Gettysburg we are even begining to develope a inventory of Gettysburg Condominiums for those young professionals, and still have an inventory of Gettysburg new construction homes. Whatever type of Gettysburg Adams County home you are looking to purchase be sure ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Looking to Relocate to a Historic Home in Gettysburg Pa Gettysburg Gerry can show you properties in the Gettysburg Adams County Pa area all from the comfort of your own home. I was the first in the area to offer such a service so it would make sense to go with the original innovator, but hey they say imitation is a form of flattery. However, keep in mind that I am the only Realtor in the area that has the bandwidth, and technology to not only live stream, but communicate with you live as well.  My Gettysburg Historic Homes site has been offering clients information and innovative concepts since July of 2010, and it is only getting better and better. Gettysburg Historic Homes is not just a real estate sales site, visit my Gettysburg Historic Homes blog and get information on renovating a...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Battlefield Spangler Springs and A.L Coble RockThis area of the Gettysburg National Military Park was one of the most strategic on the Gettysburg Battlefield. This area on the south slope of Culps Hill was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863. The spring which is this area is named for was used for many years for watering horses and thirsty men for many years prior to the famous battle. The area saw heavy fighting mostly between the Union Twelfth Corps under General Greene, and the 2nd Maryland, Tenth Virginia, and North Carolina regiments. Legend has it that during the fighting truces were set to allow the thirsty soldiers to get water from spring as it's position during the fighting was in "no mans land" between ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Pa offers an Art Deco Look on the Battlefield Okay, so you are headed to Gettysburg Pa, you are gonna spend some time on Gettysburg Battlefield, walk around the quaint town that makes up Historic Gettysburg Pa. You are primed for Civil War history to come at you at a fast and furious pace. You head down Confederate Ave, admiring the Gettysburg historic homes that line the lane on the Battlefield and then it hits you.....what is that. You are now looking at the best example of Art Deco architecture in Gettysburg Pa. What you are seeing is the Gettysburg Armory building. Built in 1938, and designed by John Hamme, it is a beautiful combination concrete, brick and asphalt. I personally love this building and if I ever won the lottery I would snap this baby up and make my personal...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Does the Weather Affect Your Showing Schedule? Yesterday I was out enjoying a rare day of somewhat sunlight here in Gettysburg Pa. You see we here in Gettysburg have been experiencing a major amount of rain, so this rare brief  time slot when there was some sunshine I headed out to the Gettysburg Battlefield. There are many reasons why someone would want to move to Gettysburg, Pa, but I don't believe any are as compelling as being able to take some time, pretty much whenever you want, to go spend some time on Gettysburg Battlefield. So as you can see, I got stuck in a pretty intense hail storm, that is not usual weather for our area, however we have been getting alot more of it than normal. Personally, I think it is affecting our real estate market in that I notice showings increase whe...
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