Mary Lou Fiske ABR, AHS Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach

Mary Lou Fiske  ABR, AHS  Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach As a Lehigh Valley native licensed since 1983, I am an experienced professional committed to my clients' satisfaction. I can assist you or anyone you know across the country with your real estate needs and always welcome your referrals.

April is a Great Month...!
04/02/2019
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

April is a Great Month...!

The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, peaking the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.

Thinking of making a move-- know someone who is??
02/05/2019
Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

Thinking of making a move-- know someone who is??

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth
01/22/2019
Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set.

Interest rate dropped to 3.375 % from over 5.5%
01/16/2019
Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rate dropped to 3.375 % from over 5.5%

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Something to consider if you are thinking of selling this year!
01/08/2019
Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Something to consider if you are thinking of selling this year!

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing pote...

Honoring George H.W.Bush
12/04/2018
American Kennel Club

Honoring George H.W.Bush

Sully's next mission takes him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he will continue to provide support for U.S. servicemen and women.

It's been a great ride-- however, interest rates are beginning to rise--
10/09/2018
Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

It's been a great ride-- however, interest rates are beginning to rise--

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a perc...

OPEN SUNDAY Oct 28 from 1 to 3:00.  3681 Dartmouth Road, South Whitehall at new price of $475,000. 5 BR, 3 1/2 bath , 32...
09/04/2018

OPEN SUNDAY Oct 28 from 1 to 3:00. 3681 Dartmouth Road, South Whitehall at new price of $475,000. 5 BR, 3 1/2 bath , 3200 sf, custom home in Parkland Terrace, finished basement, spacious rooms,loft, quiet street, deck, koi pond, super neighborhood, very convenient location! Contact me for more details! Please stop by to see this wonderful home!

Under Agreement in only 1 day on the market! Trust an experienced professional such as myself to get your home SOLD quic...
09/04/2018

Under Agreement in only 1 day on the market! Trust an experienced professional such as myself to get your home SOLD quickly and under your terms.
40 Washington Avenue, Northampton - 3 bedroom brick ranch listed at $198,500 #parealtor #lvrealtor #lehighvalleypa #northamptonpa

Open House Sunday 26th 1-3 at 40 Washington Ave, Northampton.  Sweet 3 BR all brick ranch, 1 car gar, Florida room-- Gre...
08/23/2018

Open House Sunday 26th 1-3 at 40 Washington Ave, Northampton. Sweet 3 BR all brick ranch, 1 car gar, Florida room-- Great updated kitchen w center island and corian counters, central air, newer roof, easy to maintain, move-in ready! $198,500 See details with link:
https://40WASHINGTONAVE.go2frr.com/

Beautiful new listing on Dartmouth Rd, Springhouse Terrace, South Whitehall. 5 BR 3 1/2 baths, 3300 sf plus finished bas...
08/10/2018

Beautiful new listing on Dartmouth Rd, Springhouse Terrace, South Whitehall. 5 BR 3 1/2 baths, 3300 sf plus finished basement. $495,000 To see more check out this link https://idx.imprev.net/74FB48F3/90/9790/1330652 and call me at 610-360-9726 if you have any questions.

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOw!
07/03/2018
You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOw!

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do...

I do not own a cat, but I thought this was an interesting article--good tips when selling a house, or anytime! Easy as e...
06/22/2018
Simple Ways to Keep Cats Off Your Kitchen Counters

I do not own a cat, but I thought this was an interesting article--good tips when selling a house, or anytime! Easy as essential oil spray!

A few ways to set up the kitty equivalent of a "keep off" sign.

Thinking of Selling? Now's the time!
06/19/2018
Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

Thinking of Selling? Now's the time!

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month.

Lovely Lehigh Valley--
06/11/2018

Lovely Lehigh Valley--

Century Farm.
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Stunning Homes in the Lehigh Valley--
05/11/2018
20 of the priciest Lehigh Valley homes for sale [PHOTOS]

Stunning Homes in the Lehigh Valley--

20 of the most expensive homes for sale in Lehigh and Northampton counties as of April 17, 2018, which is when the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors group retrieved the data from its Multiple Listing Service

Definitely THE First Step in HomeBuying!
04/24/2018
Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Definitely THE First Step in HomeBuying!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualifi...

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!
04/11/2018
NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.

04/07/2018
NowThis Future

Thanks for sharing this Bryan Youpa and Dave Sweeney

Concrete could be replaced by a foam that's just as firm (via Explorist)

You may think you can't afford to Buy, but you may be surprised--
04/03/2018
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

You may think you can't afford to Buy, but you may be surprised--

Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Rent vs. Buy The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.6Kshares 2.5K 92 0 5 0 Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to...

New Listing in Catasauqua 1224 5th STNow Under Contract--
03/13/2018

New Listing in Catasauqua 1224 5th ST
Now Under Contract--

Regarding "Springing Forward"...
03/13/2018
Housing Market Expected To 'Spring Forward' This Year

Regarding "Springing Forward"...

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.

It may not be what you think--but it works!
02/27/2018
2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

It may not be what you think--but it works!

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?

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02/19/2018

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Here are some tips for negotiating with sellers, and as always, trust in me to get you the deal you deserve! #parealesta...
02/19/2018
Tips For Negotiating With Sellers - Realty Times

Here are some tips for negotiating with sellers, and as always, trust in me to get you the deal you deserve! #parealestate #lehighvalleyhomes #lehighvalleyrealestate #realtor #bhhs #lehighvalley #realestate https://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice/item/1015200-20180216-tips-for-negotiating-with-sellers?rtmpage=

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you if a negotiation point needs to be made. It's important to stick to the strategy you and your agent have agreed upon -- showing the seller how strong your offe...

Is Buying a Home in 2018 on Your List of Resolutions?
01/02/2018
Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home

Is Buying a Home in 2018 on Your List of Resolutions?

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons.

Some FACTS about Home Buying--
10/31/2017
Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some FACTS about Home Buying--

Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Millennials Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.6Kshares 2.2K 107 0 6 277 Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qua...

Allentown Art Museum
10/18/2017
Allentown Art Museum

Allentown Art Museum

Wouldn’t you love to experience the majesty of nature the way it looked before smartphones and Instagram? Visit our amazing Hudson River landscapes from the collection of the New-York Historical Society…now through December 31!

It's a Beautiful time of year to be out re-discovering the Lehigh Valley!
10/10/2017
View Stunning Fall Foliage in Lehigh Valley

It's a Beautiful time of year to be out re-discovering the Lehigh Valley!

Be sure to pack along your camera as you explore these photo-ready fall foliage viewing locations throughout the region.

I can get claustrophobic just looking at this!Everyone should have some space--preferably a nice yard to enjoy -- ;)
09/28/2017
Urban Living in Hong Kong

I can get claustrophobic just looking at this!
Everyone should have some space--preferably a nice yard to enjoy -- ;)

This is a shot of Montane Mansion in Hong Kong that shows the extraordinary living conditions in old parts of Hong Kong

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