Gettysburg, PA Real Estate News

By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
The Gettysburg Keller Williams Keystone Realty team did some volunteer work this last Thursday at the Gettysburg National Cemetery.  The National Cemetery recently hired a new staff member to help maintain the headstones along with some other duties.  The head stones were not being regularly cleaned so we were a test group for some future volunteers.  Our objective was to wet the stones down with mild cleaner, scrub, wait, and rinse with water.  It was amazing how much more clean the head stones were after our treatment.  The goal wasn't to make them bleach white on the first treatment but over time they should really start to shine.  We spent about 2.5 hours and cleaned about 150 head stones.  We could have done more but we ran out of solution.  It was a great event and was much apprec...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Pa takes a Hike This morning I set out at a brisk 6:00am to help co-ordinate an annual event for the Rick & Sally Myers Animal Shelter of Gettysburg Adams County Pa. Each year at this time the shelter puts on their "Loyalty Walk" event. Historic Gettysburg Pa comes alive with activity during the spring and summer months, and the Loyalty Walk has become a fund raising staple for the shelter. The walk starts at 9:00am and travels through the beautiful rolling hills of the historic Gettysburg Battlefield. Todays walk was a wonderful time, the recent and huge amounts of rain that Gettysburg  has been experiencing has the Gettysburg Battlefield looking a lush green. The creeks are full and the sound of babbling brooks was in our ears the whole walk. A wonderful time was had by all...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
How to Get Your Own Gettysburg Address Early  in 1864 President Abraham Lincoln was invited to speak at the newly created Soldiers National Cemetary in Gettyburg Pa. Honoring both Union and Confederate troops who had fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. Former Secretary of State Edward Everett gave a two hour speech to the crowd of approximately 15,000. Then President took to the podium and with a "few appropriate remarks" was able to summarize the war un just ten sentences. Gettysburg Pa has become a mecca for Civil War enthusiasts and re-enactors alike. The quiet safe neighborhoods of Gettysburg have become a popular place to call home for many from all over the country. If you are looking for your own Gettysburg Address, feel free to contact Gettysburg Gerry for help in finding your ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Moving to Gettysburg Pa - Contact Gettysburg Gerry - It's a Good Maneuver There are so many people that come to Gettysburg Pa for a vacation and the next thing you know they are looking for that perfect single family home, retirement home, or historical home to purchase. I would imagine that that is a common occurrence in many vacation area's. Here in Gettysburg we experience in the neighborhood of  a million or so visitors a year. With so many visitors coming to such a little town, for such a specific reason it is amazing to watch the dynamics play out. There is a pretty diverse group of people living here in Gettysburg Pa. New home buyers who are attracted to the quieter country setting, retirees who are looking to be close enough to the city (Baltimore is 1.5 hrs, Wash. DC is 2hrs)  ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Area Pro is the Way to GOOOO Well it's been a few weeks and I am beginning to get comfortable with all the new stuff that Area Pro Realty Southern Pa has to offer. There are a myriad of websites, blogsites, client contact systems, electronic signature etc, etc, etc. I have put together a simple powerpoint presentation to introduce myself and Area Pro Realty Southern Pa to the greater Gettysuburg, Adams County area. Funny thing, it has been a long time since Gettysburg Gerry used Powerpoint, there is alot more to it these days, and I think I will be doing more with the new improved Powerpoint. It kinda pushes one to get creative. In any event, as Jackie Gleason used to say.....and away we gooooo.
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
One of the great things about living in Gettysburg Pa is that I get to enjoy everyday in a place that people come to vacation. Yeah it has it's dirty underbelly as do all towns, but every once in a while I get to just pull off the road and get to experience something wonderful. As was the case the other day with beautiful sunset  on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Enjoy your weekend my freinds....
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
I recently went on a listing appointment where I was the higher price of the agents interviewed.  I had asked them to discuss the other agents figure with me prior to making any sort of decision to list the home.  Of all things the price is one of the simplest adjustments to make.  The agent wasn't just "some agent" it was an agent that had been used for the purchase of another home by these sellers.  However our price difference was nearly 46,000 dollars apart on an 185,000 dollar home (my price).  Some may suggest that I bought the listing, however I can show proof of price.  So I think we have to define the difference between buying a listing and pricing it right.  I have a suspicion that the other agents were looking for a quick sale and quick commission check.  I'm getting to my po...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Wondering About Gettysburg Pa Homes for Sale As we enter in another spring season it is time to take stock of Gettysburg Pa homes for sale for spring 2011. Below you will see a chart of the Gettysburg Pa homes sold, Jan - Mar 2011. Over all we have sold a few more homes than this time frame in 2010, however the median home price has fallen about $ 20,000 . There are roughly 200 agents in the Adams county area, so having 86 sold properties in the first 10 weeks of the Gettyburg Pa homes for sale market is at best alright. Keep in mind that there are 815 current lisings, of those 815, 235 have been on the market for 6 months or more, and 116 are in pending status. The Gettysburg Pa homes for sale market is still not healthy by any means, however it is getting better, month by month, year...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
April is Restaurant Week in Gettysburg PaGood things are happening in Gettysburg Pa the week of April 4 - 11. During that week restaurants around the Gettyburg area will be showing off their talents during it's first annual Gettysburg Restaurant Week. This is a wonderful opportunity for all you foodies out there to tqke advantage of some of Gettysburg's best restaurants. Here is a list of participating restaurants thus far, be sure to check back often to get the updated list. 1863 RestaurantBlue Parrot BistroCenturies on the SquareDobbin HouseGarribaldi'sGreat American Grill (in the Hilton Garden Inn)Inn at Herr TavernJ's at the VillageMcClellan's TavernOld Eagle GrillSharpshooters GrilleThe PikeTipton's GrillCome on out and enjoy some great food in a wonderful little boro, there is a l...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Google Search Story Comes to Life I just love finding new, easy ways to get the Google juice flowing. Found this cool tool today and thought I would share. Gotta say there is no better way to say I love to a tech geek than, new, cool, easy to use, and FREE. If you haven't done it jump in, the Google juice is cool and refreshing, don't be left on the shore. Follow this link to creating your own Google search story, and by the way, IT IS FUN too.
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Harvest of Death - The Wheatfield on Gettysburg BattlefieldHarvest of Death is the name of a famous photograph by Civil War photographer Timothy H. O'Sullivan showing dead Union soldiers at the Wheatfield on the Gettysburg Battlefield during the second day of the battle.  The fighting that took place at the Wheatfield consisted of eleven different brigades attacking and counter attacking for over two hours. Over 20,000 soldiers, (6 Confederate brigades & 13 Union brigades) participated in the action that transpired at the Wheatfield. Of those that engaged over 6,000 were killed, wounded, or captured. 20,000 men engaged in battle on an 19 acres of ground, no wonder they consider the Wheatfield among the bloodiest battles on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Some of the casualties were able to ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Bagpipers Right at Home in Gettysburg Pa One of the wonderful things about Gettysburg is it's First Friday tradition. Many of the small towns and cities around the Southern Pa area have First Fridays. The events run year round, and the first friday of the month shops and restaurants stay open at night, the art galleries offer wine and cheese to sip and nibble while browsing the gallery, and many of the local pubs and public houses offer something special. I ran into these guys outside of O'Rorks Pub on Steinwehr Ave in the heart of the Steinwehr business district.
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Home Front General Store - Gettysburg Borough Pa   One of my favorite stores here in Gettysburg Borough is Home Front General Store. Stepping into Home Front is like stepping into the past. They have a huge selection of  17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century war reenacting equipment and supplies. Home Front General Store started in a small shop on York St, moved to a bigger location on Baltimore St, and is now in it's new home at 39 Queen St.        Owners Diana Thomas and Kirk Davis have a passion for all things reenactment. The store is filled with uniforms, guns, swords, collect-ables and even a room set aside for the ladies of the reenactment world. You will find everything from perfume bottles, to Victorian dresses, to a WW II Chaplains bicycle. Home Front General Storehas is all, and ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Springs Ave - A Gettysburg Pa NeighborhoodSprings Ave is a popular neighborhood in the Gettysburg borough. It is filled with large mostly, Victorian style single family homes. At the top of Springs Ave sits the Lutheran Theological Seminary, The Seminary overlooks the rest of the street as you head into the heart of Gettysburg Borough. There are approximately 25 single family homes of Springs Ave. Of those 35 there are currently 3 single family homes for sale on Springs Ave. Prices range from $349,900 - $499,000. 97 Springs Ave 108 Springs Ave144 Springs AveThe avenue is tree lined and a quiet section of town. Gettysburg borough doesn't have neighborhoods per say, but among those that live here Springs Ave is a neighborhood. The single family homes on Springs Ave are within walking dist...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Adams County Pa - A Historical Gold MineBeing a Realtor in the Gettysburg Adams county area of Pennsylvania I am exposed to some of the most beautiful historical architecture in the country. Gettysburg and the surrounding Adams county is a treasure chest of historical homes and buildings. Many times as I am traveling to and from appointments I will pass a building that sticks in my mind. Being a true blogging addict and amateur history buff I love when I run across buildings like the one shown here. Not only does it provide a wonderful photo opportunity, but with a business name on the building, it gives me a chance to do a little Gettysburg Adams county area research.         This particular building is the J.F. Biesecker & Sons Flour Mill. After doing some research I was su...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Cannon Ridge is home to beautiful single family homes as well as some new townhomes all built by S & A Homes. The Cannon Ridge development is located just minutes from downtown Gettysburg and within a mile of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The development is serviced by Gettysburg Area School District which is the largest school district in Adams County. At Cannon Ridge the $100/mo fee covers lawn care and outside maintenance/insurance of the building. The townhomes feature 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an open floor plan that is great for daily living and entertaining. A 2 car garage comes standard. Prices range from $195,900 to $215,900 for an end unit. Looking for a townhome near Gettysburg? Call 717-319-3408 (Dave's Cell).I have the ability to negotiate the terms of the contract and...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Single Family Homes, What are my Choices Question: I am thinking of living in the Gettysburg Pa area, and am looking for a single family home.  I have no idea what I am looking for and I need some advice on what is available in the area. Answer: The Gettysburg Pa area offers a variety of home options. A lot depends on what type of single family home you are looking for, and in what environment are you looking to live. Some questions need to be answered before an informed choice can be made. Are you a young couple looking for a home way out in the country, lots of privacy, or an older professional who is looking to live in an active adult community? Maybe you are a young professional looking to live in the Gettysburg borough with access to the Gettysburg night life. Lets atte...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Colt Park Gettysburg Colt Park Neighborhood Gettysburg's Colt Park is a popular neighborhood in this section of Adams county. There are currently 3 single family homes for sale in Colt Park. 745 Fairview Ave        4 bedroom/2 full baths  2284sq ft     $209,900 710 Highland Ave        2 bedroom/2 full baths  3005sq ft       $249,000 930 Highland Ave        4 bedroom/2 fb/1hb       3455            $299,000 One property has sold in Colt Park since Oct 2010 925 Highland Ave        3 bedroom/2 full bath        1757sq ft    $227,000    12/27/2010 If you are interested in purchasing in the Colt Park neighborhood of Gettysburg Pa Please feel free to contact GettysburgGerry for assistance. If you are thinking of selling your home in the Colt Park neighborhood of Gettysburg Pa, feel free to con...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Excellent commercial rental space in downtown Gettysburg.  Located just one block from the Gettysburg square and Gettysburg college this space is an excellent opportunity to open a new business or relocate your business into the Gettysburg Borough.  Eight room office suite located 1 block from Gettysburg College and center square. Features 1654 sq. ft. with 5 fireplaces, half bath, kitchenette, laundry area and additional storage throughout. water/sewer and trash included Tenant pays gas and electric. No CAM fees.  New paint and carpet throughout.  Road frontage on Carlisle Street and 6 parking spacing at the rear of the property.  Metered street parking available.  Location is convenient to Gettysburg Courthouse, local restaurants, attorney's offices, and medical facilities but is not ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
What is a Gettysburg Historic HomeBeing a  Gettysburg Realtor and specializing Gettysburg historic homes I am often asked "What do specifically consider a Gettysburg historic home?"  The answer depends on really on how old a house you are looking for. Many of the homes here in Gettysburg are pre Civil War homes, however there are full neighborhoods such as Colt Park that were built in the 1950's. You may not consider a home built in the 1950's to be historic but many of todays young home buyers do, those my age may choose the term "nostalgic" home "historic" home. Either way you look at it, Gettysburg Pa has a wide variety of historic home choices. If  choose to live in the Gettysburg borough Civil War and actually live in a whole neighborhood of Gettysburg historic homes. You may choos...
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