Urban Living In Allentown

Urban Living In Allentown Shelby Ek is a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams, focusing on urban Allentown.

For the past ten years I’ve been both a resident and investor in Center City Allentown, and as a professional real estate agent who loves the urban lifestyle, my main goal is to work with investors and buyers who are interested in urban renewal. My business is focused on developing the community in which I live and work, the neighborhood that I’m part of. If your goal is to create passive income, achieve financial stability, plan for retirement, or buy your dream home, I am your resource. I can help strategize a plan for buyers interested in rehabbing homes and investment properties, as well as offer assistance in finding loan and grant opportunities. These can include Live Near Your Work grants, façade grants and more. I love to work in Center City Allentown because it’s my community. This is a city full of potential. There are so many fabulous places to explore, so let me show you around my neighborhood!

Looking for a large home in the West end? Book your showing for this weekend!1612 W Chew St$130,000
06/08/2019

Looking for a large home in the West end? Book your showing for this weekend!
1612 W Chew St
$130,000

Back on the market! Don’t miss your chance the second time around! Book your showing for this weekend ... this one wil...
06/07/2019
1612 Chew Street Allentown City PA - SHELBY EK YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Back on the market! Don’t miss your chance the second time around! Book your showing for this weekend ... this one will not last long on the market.

Back on the market! Don't miss your chance to see this one! Large 3 story home featuring 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Beautiful original hardwood...

About to list this lovely Parkland SD ranch tomorrow! OPEN HOUSE June 2, 12-3PM
05/28/2019

About to list this lovely Parkland SD ranch tomorrow! OPEN HOUSE June 2, 12-3PM

Great news for real estate investors! Ive been waiting for the final regulations to come out so here they are!
01/24/2019
Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction | Internal Revenue Service

Great news for real estate investors! Ive been waiting for the final regulations to come out so here they are!

IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019 — Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction (section 199A deduction).

01/01/2019

Is 2019 your year to buy a house or an investment property? Call me!

Just listed this fantastic property.  1 apartment plus a storefront.  This place would be great for an owner occupant wh...
10/22/2018
45 North 10th Allentown City PA - SHELBY EK YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Just listed this fantastic property. 1 apartment plus a storefront. This place would be great for an owner occupant who needs a small commercial space or an investor who is looking for something low maintenance. Get in touch with me to book your showing!

This fully renovated multi use property would make a perfect low maintenance investment or would be great for an owner occupant who needs a small...

UNDER CONTRACT in less than a week! You can still see this beautifully restored home on the Old Allentown Preservation A...
10/04/2018

UNDER CONTRACT in less than a week! You can still see this beautifully restored home on the Old Allentown Preservation Association's annual House Tour this Sunday October 7th 12-5pm. Check out their page for ticket info.

KELLER WILLIAMS is #1Have you considered a career in Real Estate? Or are you interested to know more about about a KW? S...
12/05/2017
The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2018

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Have you considered a career in Real Estate? Or are you interested to know more about about a KW? Send me a message!

Careers site CareerBliss launched its eighth annual list of the happiest companies in America. It surveyed tens of thousands of workers and asked them to rate their employers on ten key factors, such as their relationship with management, workplace environment, compensation and growth opportunities.

10/10/2017
Keller Williams Allentown

Have you ever considered a career in real estate? Come check this out tonight to learn more!

Keller Williams Allentown is hosting Career Night tomorrow, 10/10 at 5:30pm.

Are you or someone you know thinking about starting a career in Real Estate? Join Us!

40 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18104

07/20/2017
LVHN moving 500 workers to downtown Allentown

Every time I open facebook I see more great news for "Urban Allentown". I hope some of those 500 employees will decide to buy homes in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Lehigh Valley's largest employer is moving its information services team to Allentown, a rerouting that will provide an infusion of nearly 500 white-collar

More great news for Urban Allentown...
07/18/2017
Allentown 7th Street mansion to be restored

More great news for Urban Allentown...

Built in 1901, it was once home to one of the largest surgical practices on the East Coast at the turn of the century, but for the last 25 years, it has been vacant.

07/16/2017

I went and looked at the cutest 2 unit on 8th Street last night. I was hoping the layout would work for my family to live in one and rent the other but it's not right for for us. However I can't stop thinking about what a great place this is for an owner occupant to buy. The rent would cover the mortgage. It's basically move in ready. This is how I bought my first house 11 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made for myself. Message me if you want to know more!

01/16/2017

My radiator is leaking into my tenant apartment 😁 hoping my plumbers get here soon to fix it. I'm so glad I have a savings account set up for emergency repairs! All landlords (and homeowners) should have money set aside for emergency fixes. Every month when I pay my mortgage I also transfer $400 into a separate account for renovations and emergency repairs. Do you have an emergency fund?

10/18/2016

Who is ready to make an investment into their future and Center City Allentown? Call me today!

09/28/2016

My facebook news feed is filled with friends talking about going to the Elton John concert in Allentown last night. I know many of them live in walking distance to the arena. How fantastic is it that they can WALK to go see Elton John perform live and I'm sure they also WALKED to a restaurant beforehand or WALKED to a bar to get a drink afterward. If this sounds appealing to you and your considering moving to Center City Allentown give me a call!

09/22/2016

If you live (or have lived) in Center City Allentown tell me what your favorite thing about it is? I'll start in the comments.

These videos featuring the different neighborhoods in Allentown are just fantastic! You really get a feel for each neigh...
09/06/2016
7th Street - Upside Allentown

These videos featuring the different neighborhoods in Allentown are just fantastic! You really get a feel for each neighborhood through these videos. To watch all of them visit www.upsideallentown.com

7th Street Watch Video 7TH STREET OVERVIEW Long considered the gateway to the city of Allentown, 7th Street is a thriving, vibrant commercial and residential district. With the many changes in the past few years, 7th Street is fast becoming a Lehigh Valley destination. The street is lined with resta...

Suze once again has some great advice. 20% down is ideal, but if you can't do it, you should know the additional cost. I...
08/26/2016
Suze’s Mortgage Tip #2: Know the Down Side of Making a Small Low Down Payment.

Suze once again has some great advice. 20% down is ideal, but if you can't do it, you should know the additional cost. I had PMI on my mortgage until i refinanced and it drove me crazy paying that extra $80ish per month especially when I did the math of paying it over many years (however it got me in my house). You will definitely pay for the privilege of a smaller down payment which will cost you much more in the long run. It still might make sense for some people to do a less than 20% down payment. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.

My absolute best advice is to strive to make a 20% down payment when you buy a home. I know that can be a lot of money. But hear me out. What you need to understand is that a small down payment can end up costing you big time.

This will be a great addition to center city.
08/26/2016
Rite Aid to open Thursday in downtown Allentown

This will be a great addition to center city.

ALLENTOWN – Rite Aid will kick off the opening of its new center city Allentown pharmacy with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday.

08/21/2016
Suze Orman

Suze Orman has the best advice!

Don't make the mistake of stretching to buy a bigger house than you can really afford right now. Well-intentioned friends and family may try to talk you into it based on the philosophy that your income will grow in the coming years and so the mortgage payments will become easier to handle. Un-uh. That's just way too much pressure. Go for a house that leaves you room to breathe. If in five years your career has taken off and you can afford a bigger place, then that's the right time to buy it-not now, when you really can't afford it.

Tower 6 gets green light, with 2018 target occupancy - City Center Lehigh Valley
08/19/2016
Tower 6 gets green light, with 2018 target occupancy - City Center Lehigh Valley

Tower 6 gets green light, with 2018 target occupancy - City Center Lehigh Valley

August 18, 2016 / This week, the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board gave approval for City Center Lehigh Valley to begin demolition at the site of the future Tower 6 at Sixth and Hamilton streets. The 12-story Class A building will offer businesses of any size the opportunity to own their office space....

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