Lititz, PA Real Estate News

By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
In 1784 Peter Sturgis built a lovely stone house at 219 East Main Street, Lititz.  In 1861, Julius Sturgis began baking pretzels at the house.  The Sturgis Pretzel House, now a Lititz landmark, is the oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States.                            Lititz Improvement, Inc. has purchased the Pretzel House for renovation.  Managed by Dennis Beck, Lititz Improvement is a real estate investment group made up of civic-minded local investors who have purchased and renovated several Lititz buildings in the past. Modern rest facilities are planned so that the Pretzel House can accommodate bus tours.  Lititz Improvement, Inc. plans to reopen the Pretzel house for business as an operating museum in the near future.  The Sturgis Pretzel House will once again conti...
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By Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Lititz is another example of a historic Lancaster County town that has successfully developed into a thriving community where tourism & preservation go hand-in-hand.  Founded in 1756 by Moravians, it was named after a European castle.  Today Lititz is a popular destination for families relocating to Lancaster County and boasts many interesting highlights.  For example, Wilbur Chocolate is headquartered right off the square and houses a chocolate museum adjoining the Lititz Springs town park.  The square itself is a heavily-traveled area with historic structures on each corner.   Exploring Lititz will take some time, as it one of the larger Lancaster County towns.  Try the General Sutter Inn on the square,  then venture across to the park to check out the replica 1884 train depot and exp...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
Brookwood Estates, Lititz, PA Just outside the Boro of Lititz, you will find the wonderful community of Brookfield Estates.  Nestled between Newport Road and Market Street, Brookfield boasts a nice mix of townhouses, semi-detached and detached homes. What makes this community outstanding is that it is bordered on one side by farm land, and on the other side by a community park run by the township. Linear Park has a playground for the children, soccer and baseball fields, paved walkways, and a small creek.  In the winter it is home to many snow geese, and in the summer months ducks thrive in its pond and wetlands. The homes in this development have continuet to increase in value since being built in the early 1990s.  Close to shopping and restaurants, Brookfield Estates is within walking...
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I spoke with a 'soon to be expired listing' homeowner today, who is just about done giving his Realtor second chances and done extending the listing contract.  He's ready to list with someone else who can get the job done.  Hopefully, I'll get the job - as he's interviewing with a few other agents as well as myself next week.  True, the market has been fluctuating, but after doing some research into the home and the listing history it seems like this Realtor hasn't done much other than open houses.  The photos of the exterior and interior have been taken 8 months ago -- way back when the house was still occupied!  Since then, the homeowner has moved out and has painted the walls.  No new pictures were updated into the MLS or the advertising.  The homeowner suggested installing new carpe...
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