Fayette County, 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)
Looking to purchase a home in Fayette County, Pennsylvania?  You might want to make a quick check to see if you and the property are eligible for a USDA Mortgage, also known as a USDA Rural Development Loan.  Here's Why...  USDA home loans offer a few benefits that other mortgage programs cannot match: including no down payment and financed closing cost. If the home appraisal allows, the closing costs can also be wrapped into the mortgage resulting in no money needed at the closing table. USDA is the only mortgage program that allows for all closing costs to be financed into the loan amount on a home purchase.  Interest rates for USDA mortgages are comparable and often lower than the low fixed rates of Conventional, FHA and VA financing. The USDA Mortgage program does have restrictions ...
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By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
Since Governor Rendell has blessed table games in Pennsylvania (just yesterday) Nemacolin Resort has decided they now want that last available resort license! If you remember back in 2006 they had submitted an application for a license. But before the vote they withdrew it! At the time they cited the $25 per person charge requirement for their change of mind. That fee has been reduced to $10! Another change in the license is that the number of allowable slots has gone from 500 to 600. Add with table games being added to the mix the opportunity becomes much more interesting! They announced that they have a casino management and marketing agreement with Isle of Capri Casinos. This is a relatively large corporation in the industry. They own and or operate 14 casino properties in six states...
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
A recent New York Post article promoted Ohiopyle PA as # 50 out of the best 100 spots to visit in Pennsylvania.  If you are visiting the SW Pennsylvania area be sure to make time to visit Ohiopyle.    Ohiopyle offers biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, fishing, and many other opportunities for family fun and adventure.  To find more information about the Ohiopyle PA area, events and Real Estate for sale, visit www.DiscoverOhiopyle.com  
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
It is almost that time again!  The annual Over the Falls Festival in Ohiopyle PA will take place on August 22, 2009 in Ohiopyle PA.  Once per year the main Falls in Ohiopyle are open to competitors who wish to take the plunge. For more information about this event or the Ohiopyle area visit www.DiscoverOhiopyle.com If you are looking for Real Estate in the Ohiopyle Area give me a call or visit www.FayCoHomes.com to set up your own auto-notifier.
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Another easy way to find information and links to Fayette County PA can be found at the Live and Visit Fayette County website   Live and Visit Fayette County PA magazine will publish the first issue on August 1, 2009.  This informative magazine is filled with information regarding local events, visitor information, relocation guide, real estate and fun informative articles about Fayette County, the surrounding areas and people who live there.  The August issue will have a special feature section about Ohiopyle PA and September brings you information about the Uniontown area. 
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By Robert Wagner, Your CHOICE for Real Estate.
(BHHS The Preferred Realty 3802 St RT 31 Donegal, PA 15628)
The Tribune-Review Local last month had a very interesting article on Ohiopyle's history and future. We have long loved the natural resources and beauty offered within Ohiopyle State Park. One of our first dates was hiking to Cucumber Falls. The Park offers a little over 19,000 acres with the main attraction being the Youghiogheny River Gorge. White water enthusiasts from all over the world have taken the challenge of the 14 miles of class I through IV rapids that this river offers. Kayakers, rafters fishermen, water lovers there is a section of the river just waiting for your visit! Speaking of visits this park draws 1.5 MILLION visitors every year. According to the Trib article there are ONLY "76 YEAR ROUND REISDENTS" that call Ohiopyle home. If you've been following our Blog posts yo...
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
If you are looking for a great vacation spot or weekend trip consider Ohiopyle PA.  You will find miles of hiking and biking trails along the river.  If you like water sports, try kayaking or rafting.  Ohiopyle offers Class IV rapids.  In addition, there are many restaurants and shops in Ohiopyle.  Ohiopyle is just minutes away from Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.  Whether you are an active sportsman or prefer relaxing Ohiopyle is a great place to visit !
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Brownsville PA is located in the western most portion of Fayette County along the Monongahela River, about 35 miles south of Pittsburgh.  Brownsville is home to Nemacolin Castle, a 22 room house museum, Dunlops Bridge - the first Cast Iron Bridge in America, Frank L Melaga Art Museum,  the Flat Iron Building.  The Historic Thompson House Restaurant is also located in Brownsville.  Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation is an organization that promotes revitalizing Brownsville.  There are many buildings in Brownsville that have fallen into disrepair. BARC is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization governed by an 11 member board of directors who meet monthly.  BARC's goal is to rebuild Brownsville into a thriving town.
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Farmington PA is a small mountain community located in the Laurel Highland Mountains in Fayette County.  Farmington is approximately 15 minutes from Uniontown. There are many fun things to do in Farmington!  History Buffs will love the area.  Fort Neccesity National Battlefield and Braddocks Grave.  If you prefer Golfing or Skiing be sure to visit Nemacolin Woodlands.  This 5 star resort offers 36 holes of championship golf with breaktaking mountain views.  Relax at the Spa or take a spin at the Off Road Driving Academy and learn to drive a Hummer.  Winter brings downhill and cross country skiing opportunities.  Farmington is close to Ohiopyle PA where you can enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking as well as hiking and biking. Aerial Shot of Nemacolin Resort If you are looking for Real ...
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Many People who are facing foreclosure are forced to give up their pets because they have nowhere to go.  Shelters are full of pets that have lost their home in this slow real estate market. Shelters need your help more then ever.  If you are faced with giving up your pet please investigate whether or not the shelter you choose is a NO KILL shelter.  This means that they will keep your pet until they find a suitable home.  Fayette Friends of Animals is a NO KILL Shelter in the Uniontown PA area. . If you are interested in helping Fayette Friends of Animals you can do so by donating Money, Volunteering, Organizing a Fund raiser or Adopt a pet.  Click here to see a list of their fundraising events
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Every Monday evening thru August 25th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. - Storey Square Summer Series & Farmers' Market event will he held in Downtown Uniontown.  Live music and food in the center of downtown Uniontown at Storey Square, sponsored by the Downtown Business District Authority.  Includes locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, fresh flowers along with baked goods, handmade crafts, and candles.  For more information call the Downtown Business District Authority office - 724-430-2909.
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Mark your calendar for September 6, 2008 -  10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. - Annual Arts in the City event on Main Street Uniontown.  Meet some of the top artists in the region.  There will be live music at Storey Square and fun activities for the whole family.   If you will be in the Uniontown PA area on September 6, 2008 don't miss this event!  For more information, call the Downtown Business District Authority at 724-430-2909.  
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Join fellow walkers on August 13, 2008 for the "Where's George?" Wednesday Walk, 6:30 pm - 8 pm, in Downtown Uniontown.  Find out how many George Marshall's there really are in Uniontown on this walk through downtown with Steps to a Healthier Fayette County.  Walkers will meet at Storey Square on Main Street in Uniontown.  The event is Free.  Call 724-439-1484 for more information.   
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
It's that time of year again!  The 25th Annual Italian Heritage Festival will be held in Downtown Uniontown PA Saturday, August 2nd - 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.  This festival is fun for the whole family.  There will be musicians taking stage at Storey Square and plenty of Italian food vendors.  There will be chairs and tables set up at Storey Square as well as throughout Main Street.  Five Guys Named Moe is scheduled to play.  They are a Pittsburgh-based band that performs old crooner songs in the style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.  If you will be in the Uniontown Area on Saturday don't miss this festival.
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Uniontown PA is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles Southeast of Pittsburgh.  In the early part of the 20th century it was said that approximately 13 millionaires lived in Uniontown.  Evidence of this are the many mansion style homes in Uniontown, many of which have been refurbished.  Downtown Uniontown has been revitalized and many shops and restaurants are located on and around Main Street.  www.53WilsonAvenue.info Nemacolin Woodlands Golf and Ski Resort is a 5 star Resort in the Laurel Highlands Mountain area and is located approximately 15 minutes from Uniontown.  Uniontown is the County Seat of Fayette County.  If you are visting Uniontown PA or are relocating to the area and have any questions that I may answer please feel free to contact me or subscribe to...
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3221, the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008.  The Senate concurred this past weekend. This bill includes a temporary, $7,500 first-time home buyer tax credit which many believe will jump start the housing market and bring first time buyers off the sidelines. This $7500 tax credit would be available for any qualified purchase between April 8, 2008 and June 30, 2009. The credit is repayable over 15 years. In addition to the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, H.R. 3221 includes FHA reform and FHA Foreclosure Rescue.  To see the full information on H.R. 3221 and how it can impact you click here If you are a first time Home Buyer and would like to enlist my assistance in finding a home in the Southwest PA area give...
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By Ron Lovelace
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Deer Lake is a 77 acre lake community in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania located in Fayette County.  Deer Lake offers many ammenities such as a walking trail around the lake, boating, picnic and playground area and sandy beach.  Many of the original homeowners still live in the Deer Lake Community.  If you are searching for a home in the Deer Lake Community or surrounding areas of Fayette County, PA visit my website at www.RonLovelace.com to search local area listings.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  RE/MAX ProfessionalsRon Lovelace, REALTOR217 W. Main Street, Uniontown, PA  15401724-437-7539 Office or 724-366-7428 Direct
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
The Former Tara Hospital in Brownsville will Re-open as the new Brownsville Tri-County Hospital.  The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 am, July 31, 2008. Uniontown Hospital continues progress on it's expansion.  The expansion includes a new emergency department to offer the most advanced care in the region, reconfiguration of outpatient services and a patient tower with private rooms.  Visit the official website to keep updated on the most current progress.  When I visited their employment section today I saw that there were approximately 69 employment opportunities!  This is great news for area job seekers. If you are relocating to the Fayette County PA area and would like to enlist the help of a Buyer's Specialist, give me a call.  View hundreds of homes for sale on my website ...
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
When you visit Uniontown PA, you should be sure to make time to visit the George C. Marshall Memorial off Main Street at the 5 corners.  This Memorial is especially beautiful in the spring and summer months.  General George C Marshall was born in Uniontown PA on December 31, 1880.  He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his Marshall Plan which helped rebuild Europe after World War II. 
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By Rachel Agostini
(RE/MAX Professionals)
I just found out about the Coal and Coke Music Festival that is scheduled at Penn State, Eberly Campus on September 27, 2008.  There are some notable performers scheduled to appear including Harold Betters who is a native of Connellsville, in Fayette County PA.  His career has spanned over 4 decades.  Check out the website at www.CoalandCokeMusicFest.org for more information. When: Saturday, September 27, 2008 Time: 10:00 am to dusk Location: Penn State Fayette This regional music festival will celebrate the music, arts and culture indigenous to the coal and coke region of SW Pennsylvania.  The festival is scheduled to offer a full day of musical entertainment of all kinds, as well as ethnic food of the region.
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