Lititz, PA Real Estate News

By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Homes for sale in Lititz, PA market report for September 2011 show some important factors. First the facts and figures: ·         35 properties sold. ·         18 properties went under contract. ·         257 properties are currently on the market. ·         Absorption rate of 7.34 (amount of properties on the market/properties sold or how long it would take the market to sell all properties at current rate) Homes for sale in Lititz, PA market report reiterates that properties priced correctly can and do sell. The 35 homes which settled, sold for an average of 96% of list price. What can you learn as a consumer? If you are thinking of listing your home for sale in Lititz, PA, you must price your home correctly. Having a proper comparative market analysis completed and pricing very compe...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Lititz Springs Park in Lititz, PA is one of the centerpieces of this lovely borough. It is the center of life on the fourth of July and hosts wonderful antique shows. The beauty and vibrancy of Lititz Spring Park is readily apparent on entering it. Lititz Springs Park is maintained by a 12 member trustee board which utilizes volunteer labor and proceeds from rental activities to maintain her beauty. This non-profit entity does not utilize taxes but the heart and soul of the community to keep its center alive. There is a sense of history with this park. It was started and run for over 200 years by the Moravian Church in Lititz. It was turned over to the community of Lititz through a declaration of trust in 1959. In 1956 Elmer Bobst returned to his hometown for its bicentenniel celebratio...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Yesterday, my wife and I went for a 3.5 mile walk through the great walking trails in Warwick Township, the streets of Lititz and Lititz Spring Park. It was a humid day, but great exercise and some wonderful scenes along the way. If you are looking for great walking trails, the answer may be found in these series of paved trails throughout Warwick Township. We began our walk and talk session at the Warwick Township Building. There is ample parking and an automatic light ensuring safety crossing the main road into the trail system. The exercise was wonderful, but even more importantly we had a great time to talk. It was a walk which built our bodies and our relationship. There was also some history mixed in with this walk. So we were able to generate some neuron activity, making it healt...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
The buzz around town has been that Lady Gaga was in Lancaster over the weekend. For most of the Lancaster natives, this will mean nothing. Most Mennonites and Amish in Lancaster will not even know who Lady Gaga is. However, anyone slightly familiar with pop culture will recognize the name Lady Gaga. It seems that Lady Gaga is now dating a Lancaster native, Taylor Kinney. Kinney's grandmother died and he was back for the funeral. Lady Gaga joined Kinney and they spent some time at a couple of local establishments. They were at Log Cabin Restaurant and Bulls Head in Lititz, PA. Read the full story if interested.
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Linden Hall in Lititz, PA is the oldest resident school in the United States. It was founded by the Moravian Church in Lititz, PA. Linden Hall ideals continuing to guide the philosophy of education: To fully educate females in order for them to become whole, responsible citizens. To develop a love of knowledge. To encourage older students to embrace being role models to younger students. Understanding the attitudes held regarding women and girls in our early history of a country makes these ideals quite remarkable. Nestled in beautiful Lititz, PA, Linden Hall seeks to prepare young women to become leaders of the next generation. This is done through strong academics and a family centered environment. If interested in learning more about this prepartory school, check out their website.    
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Okay, I am a little biased, but I believe that Wilbur Chocolate is the best in the world! My favorite item produced by Wilbur Chocolate is Wilbur Buds! These bite size items come in both semi-sweet and milk chocolate. I believe you will agree with me when you pop a Wilbur Bud in your mouth and allow it to melt, savoring the taste, and experiencing the ecstacy! Wilbur Chocolate traces its roots back to 1884 and prior, but it did not begin in Lititz, PA. H.O. Wilbur was operating a hardware and stove business in New Jersey when he went into the confectionary business. It seemed to offer more opportunity. The Wilbur Bud was introduced in 1894. The business thrived, had various partnerships. Wilbur Chocolate eventually bought a company in Lititz, PA and built the building you see pictured. ...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
August 2011 had 44 Homes for sale in Lititz, PA which sold. Currently there are 259 Homes for sale in Lititz being actively marketed. An additional 31 properties went under contract during August. Homes for sale in Lititz which are priced well are selling with just under 6 months of inventory. Interest rates continue to be at historic lows and buyers still have ample inventory to choose from, so sellers need to price very competitively. When pricing a property, a common misconception is to start high and come down. However, this strategy rarely works in this market. Pricing a property correctly helps sell the home. 85% of marketing is pricing. So to sell your home in Lititz, PA you must realistically price your home and you will likely be able to find a buyer. Each home is unique and I ...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
If you have read any of my previous posts, you may recognize this covered bridge in Lancaster County. It is Erb's Covered Bridge. I travel through this bridge on a regular basis to get to a great market center. It is a place where my wife and I shop regularly. It is Hoovers Farm Market. They sell great produce which they grow right there on their farm. It is locally produced and locally sold. Below see one of the fields in which the produce is grown. They have a very attractive market stand where you choose your produce and pay for it. A unique feature for a farm market in Lancaster County is that they accept credit cards. It was a busy Saturday with many customers shopping at Hoovers Farm Market. However, produce is not the only thing that is sold at this market. Several greenhouses a...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Warwick Boys Soccer played Lancaster Mennonite at the LM field on Saturday night. It was a beautiful night for soccer under the lights in Lancaster, PA. This well played game was exciting and displayed the skills of both teams. Lancaster Mennonite got on the board first. However, Warwick countered with the next three goals. Mennonite scored the final goal, but could not garner another one to tie the game. Warwick wins the game 3-2. Enjoy exciting high school soccer by coming out to games by either of these teams. Warwick Boys Soccer will be back in action on Tuesday, September 6, hosting the Comets of Penn Manor.
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
We all love food. We have to eat some each day in order to maintain some level of health and energy. This was my meal at lunch today. Very easy to make and semi-healthy. We use ground beef and add taco seasoning. One of the most satisfying aspects to this meal was the tomatoes. We produced them right here on the property. The stakes have given way, but still the production has been great. Here are a few picked tomatoes. We do not get store quality, but are able to trim them to gain the benefit of the best meat of this tomato. Let's sit down and eat together. Need a great property to raise your own tomatoes in Lititz, PA? Please contact me, I will help.
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
I regularly shop at Bomberger’s in Lititz, PA. I stop at this store for hardware items, to dream about a new kitchen, buy some paint or rent equipment. Tonight I stopped to have my gas grill tank filled with propane. The customer service is excellent. Employees seek customers out to see if they need assistance. They are friendly and serve with a smile on their faces. Residents in Litiz, PA know the value of this excellent, service oriented, customer friendly store to our local economy. Ironically, Roy Bomberger, one of the owners was a college classmate at Eastern Mennonite University. As I was going outside to have my propane tanks filled by a very friendly Greg, Roy was pulling into the parking lot. He generously gave me some time to engage in conversation sharing his daughter was mar...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
The school year for Warwick School District begins on September 7, 2011. Kindergarten classes will begin on September 9, 2011. As school begins there are stresses placed upon families as they adjust to a new schedule. In order to lessen these stresses, each school provides many resources to aid in these adjustments. The four elementary schools are: ·         John Beck Elementary ·         John R. Bonfield Elementary ·         Kissel Hill Elementary ·         Lititz Elementary Review the following resources as you prepare for the 2011-2012 school year: ·         Attendance Manual  ·         Lititz Elementary Does Not Bully!  ·         Parents make the difference! Newsletter - Sept. 2011 Issue ·         Pre-K to K Warwick School District Transition Plan  It is going to be a great year for...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Tonight we made one of my favorite summertime dishes - grilled vegetables. Simply cut your favorite vegetables, apply some garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Grill for about 15 minutes and eat healthy, delicious food. We place the vegetables on rice and sometimes add chicken. Need a great place in Lititz, PA to grill some vegetables and to entertain friends. Please give me a call and I will help you find that dream home!
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
As Warwick School District in Lititz, PA begins a new school year, many are anticipating many exciting athletic contests. High School sports are some of the best and most dramatic events which occur in local communities. Plan now to come out and support our Warwick teams. Place some dates on your calendar from the information listed below.   Football Sports Schedule - 2011    Field Hockey Sports Schedule - 2011   Cheerleading - 2011     Golf Team Schedule - 2011     Cross Country Team Schedule - 2011     Girls Tennis Team Schedule - 2011       Boys Soccer Team Schedule - 2011     Girls Volleyball Team Schedule - 2011        
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
  Warwick School District in Lititz, PA will begin classes on September 7, 2011. Back to school in Warwick Schools includes the following: Bus Schedule http://goo.gl/Snaht Warwick School Calendar http://goo.gl/BZtSS Information for the high school, the middle school and each elementary school. Warwick High School http://goo.gl/C6Roq Warwick Middle School http://goo.gl/I8Yy4 John E. Beck Elementary http://goo.gl/n7mDt John R. Bonfield Elementary http://goo.gl/OmP9r Kissel Hill Elementary http://goo.gl/LHT00 Lititz Elementary http://goo.gl/zbdJL School Board Information http://goo.gl/ZxE1i With school back in session, be aware of bus stops, children walking along the road and consciously think safety. It will soon be time for a new school year.    
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Are you looking for a remarkable living experience? The Lancaster Living experience is exemplified by the history, character and small town feel in Lititz, PA. This is a place to live with history beginning with its birth in 1776. It was begun by the Moravians and was an experiment in utopia, allowing only folks who would sign a pledge to reside in the town. It, however, changed with the times and is a thriving town, open to all who want to call it home. Enjoy eating in many fine dining establishments, including the General Sutter Inn. Warwick School District offers many educational and extra curricular activities for her residents. Learn first hand about Lancaster living in Lititz, PA. If you need to find a home or learn more about the area, please give me a call. This is a place even...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
One cannot help but find the covered bridges of Lancaster County, PA part of the tranquil experience in Lancaster Living. There are 29 covered bridges in the county. This makes it the number one county in Pennsylvania for covered bridges and second in the nation to Parkes County, Indiana. Many of these bridges are passable by car, but limited to one lane. This is Zook's Mill Covered Bridge, located within two miles of my home. It is typical of most of the covered bridges in Lancaster county. It is made of the Burch Arch Truss design and can be seen in the picture below. Most early bridges were constructed of wood because it was easily accessible and affordable. These bridges were covered because it protected the wood and substantially increased its life. Zook's Mill Covered Bridge is o...
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By Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Folks, I'll be out at my listing at 323 Knightsbridge Way near historic old Lititz this Sunday between 1pm and 3pm.  If you're in the area and/or are interested in checking out this great Lititz PA home please stop by and keep me company!   Modern Meets Traditional In Lititz, PA 323 Knightsbridge Way, Lititz, PA 17543 View Map Visit www.323Knightsbridge.com for more info and pictures... Nestled in a hollow near the histories borough of Lititz runs Knightsbridge Way. Lined with stately homes, this quiet Lancaster County street is home to 323 Knightsbridge Way and this wonderful property. Enjoy a light & bright floorplan with all the conveniences you’d expect from a modern generation of home – large family room with skylights, screened porch and a great fireplace. This is a “dual master s...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
385 Crosswinds Drive, Lititz, PA Sold The 2 bedroom townhouse in the Crosswinds Development sold on June 21, 2011. This property was on the market for 32 days and settled in 60 days, selling for 99% of list price. The sold price was $148,000. I am pictured with the former owner who will be settling into a new place in a few weeks. We are both smiling because of this successful transaction. If you would like to learn how I can help you achieve the same results, please contact me.
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