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Monthly Archives: October 2016

    Don’t Be Afraid of the Mortgage Process

    By Erica Ramus | October 31, 2016

    A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. We get calls from buyers who start by saying “I don’t know where to even begin” or more commonly “I don’t think... Read More

    Guide to Your Home Inspection

    By Erica Ramus | October 26, 2016

    So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on an acceptable home inspection. Time is of the essence in all real estate contracts, so you may have a week or... Read More

    SWIC Needs Volunteers & Donations

    By Erica Ramus | October 21, 2016

    Get Involved Join the movement to end domestic and sexual violence! Discover how you can show your support through volunteering, donating, or fundraising.  VOLUNTEERING Volunteers help Schuylkill Women in Crisis in many ways. Do you have a few hours a month to improve the lives of women and children in your community? Do you have... Read More

    Major Gift Establishes SWiC Fund for the Future

    By Erica Ramus | October 21, 2016

    On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, a ceremony was held to celebrate the naming of one of Schuylkill Women in Crisis’  buildings as “The Anna Marie Wise Home.”  The building will be used for transitional housing.  Speakers at the dedication included: Valerie Clay, Chair of the Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC) Board of Directors; Sally Casey,... Read More

    Volunteers Needed – Drivers & More

    By Erica Ramus | October 21, 2016

    RSVP of Schuylkill County is recruiting volunteers age 55 and above for several positions. Contact them at 570 628-3103 for details. Available positions: MEDICAL and ERRAND TRANSPORTION DRIVERS: Drive consumers over the age of 60 to a variety of errands. Being able to go to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other tasks are vital to maintaining... Read More

    Walk In Art Center Holiday Market – Vendors Wanted

    By Erica Ramus | October 21, 2016

    Calling All Artists! The Holidays Are Right Around The Corner Showcase and Sell Your Work 2016 HOLIDAY MARKET Saturday, December 3, 2016    12:00 noon – 5:00 pm Join us as we celebrate the 5th Annual Spirit of The Holidays, a cultural arts tour of Schuylkill County offering a weekend of art appreciation, culture, shopping... Read More

    Something Sweet Candies – Pottsville’s Candy Store

    By Erica Ramus | October 21, 2016

    Something Sweet Candies is a retail candy store located in historic downtown Pottsville offering custom gift baskets, full service candy buffets and a large array of old fashioned candies, novelty treats, gummies & chocolates. We hope to become the area’s favorite candy store, a destination not only for candy but gifts and fun as well. Something... Read More

    2016 Schuylkill Halloween Events

    By Erica Ramus | October 18, 2016

    Ashland – Parade: Ashland Area Rotary Club Annual Halloween Parade October 30th – 3:00 pm. Trick or Treat:  October 31st – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Auburn – Parade:  October 24th – 7:00pm. Trick or Treat:  October 31st – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Blythe Township – Trick or Treat:  October 31st, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Butler Township – Trick... Read More

    How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

    By Erica Ramus | October 18, 2016

    According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of the last 16 weeks, marking a historic low. The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your... Read More

    Is Fall a Bad Time to Sell in Schuylkill / Berks?

    By Erica Ramus | October 18, 2016

    The holidays are right around the corner and you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. While Spring and Summer are the hottest times to sell in... Read More