Ben Baker - Lehigh Valley Realtor

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If you’re joining me at the America on Wheels museum tomorrow morning, please understand that I don’t think the car ...
05/05/2019

If you’re joining me at the America on Wheels museum tomorrow morning, please understand that I don’t think the car show will be all that big with the forecasted rain. Good news is that the coffee will be inside. If you need some food, Smokin’ Smitty’s will be inside the Hub Cap Cafe (2nd Floor). The Cafe will Open at Noon for ice cream, soda and hot dogs also. Thanks!

Talking about the worst case scenarios is a difficult conversation, but like anything, I you’re going to do it... do i...
04/15/2019
Calculate Your Needs | Life Happens

Talking about the worst case scenarios is a difficult conversation, but like anything, I you’re going to do it... do it well. Make sure you get the right coverage for your family in all your insurance policies.

In this video series, people share their experience of how life, disability or long-term care insurance made a difference when they needed it most.

Just one example of what we should expect to see in the Lehigh Valley over the next decade: Population Growth & Increasi...
03/27/2019
Builder Proposes 888 Dwelling Units, Retail for 120 Acres on Rt. 309

Just one example of what we should expect to see in the Lehigh Valley over the next decade: Population Growth & Increasing Investment in the area.

A mixed use development proposed for approximately 120 acres along Rt. 309 between Center Valley Parkway and E. Hopewell Road in Upper Saucon Township is drawing concerns from local officials and residents; concerns which are expected to be shared at an upcoming board of superviors meeting on Wednes...

A little spice on the cover of the latest REALTOR mag.  Know that the Lehigh Valley inventory will start to grow more qu...
03/14/2019

A little spice on the cover of the latest REALTOR mag. Know that the Lehigh Valley inventory will start to grow more quickly for the next few months. If you’re thinking of selling this year, reach out real soon for a planning conversation!

02/20/2019

February 20, 2019
Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Release 2018 Annual Market Report: (excerpt) --->

"WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019: The biggest potential problem for residential real estate in 2019 might be human psychology. A fear of buying at the height of the market could create home purchase delays by a large pool of potential first-time buyers, thus creating an environment of declining sales.

If the truth of a positive economic outlook coupled with responsible lending practices and more available homes for sale captures the collective American psyche, the most likely outcome for 2019 is market balance."

Rates People!!! Interest Rates are still at record LOW %s! Don't wait to purchase! 🤯

Do you know your Emmaus Triangle history?
02/02/2019

Do you know your Emmaus Triangle history?

Please drop by the museum for a visit during SnowBlast today and have some hot chocolate and goodies!

A steady (low) interest rate will help this year’s Real Estate market continue to thrive.  Buy this year while rates r...
02/01/2019
Fed puts interest rate hikes on hold

A steady (low) interest rate will help this year’s Real Estate market continue to thrive. Buy this year while rates remain low, whether a first time buyer or a step-up buyer.

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would hold the federal funds rate in a range between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent due to a strong labor market and robust economic activity.

01/09/2019
Forever Friends Child Care

Spread the word if you know someone who may be interested. Forever Friends Child Care is in Nazareth... as the email contact address would suggest 😉

Hello families and friends of FFCC! We are currently looking to hire a full time infant/toddler teacher! Experience is preferred. Call us at 610-759-3344 or send us an email at [email protected]

If you’re on the East half of the Lehigh Valley and looking for good free range EGGS, stop in and help yourself:  $4/d...
12/22/2018

If you’re on the East half of the Lehigh Valley and looking for good free range EGGS, stop in and help yourself: $4/doz.

Here is a snapshot of some data from August. Comparing Pending Sales by month (Aug to Aug / July to July: Pics 2 & 3) an...
09/15/2018

Here is a snapshot of some data from August. Comparing Pending Sales by month (Aug to Aug / July to July: Pics 2 & 3) and watching the trend over the last set of years, here is the big take away: There aren’t less homes for sale in so much as more deals are being put together ~ that’s the bigger cause for the shortage in supply... the higher demand! Higher demand is what’s good for sellers, the low rates are what’s good for buyers.

08/15/2018
Travelers Insurance

Educate yourself before, during or after purchase, but know what your homeowners policy covers. Sewer line & sink hole riders are my suggestions.

Find out what’s typically included in a homeowners policy and learn about the different “add on” coverages you might want to consider: https://travl.rs/2MzGTKj

No "Exclusive Listing" or "Coming Soon" hokum.Simply a newly listed, original owner bi-level in Newburg Manor.  Total ta...
08/04/2018
Tony Bisconti - Serving Lehigh Valley, PA

No "Exclusive Listing" or "Coming Soon" hokum.
Simply a newly listed, original owner bi-level in Newburg Manor. Total taxes $4,276.

Just Listed - Lovely Bi-Level - Nazareth Schools - Check it out!!!

Some interesting local name history... maybe some of you already know it.
07/14/2018
How every Lehigh Valley town got its name

Some interesting local name history... maybe some of you already know it.

When was Allentown not Allentown? Was there ever a fountain on Fountain Hill? And why are there two Hanover Townships anyway? There is a story behind the name of every township, borough and city in the Lehigh Valley.

The right time of year to review this list of fun & educational places to visit here in the Lehigh Valley
05/10/2018
Lehigh Valley, PA

The right time of year to review this list of fun & educational places to visit here in the Lehigh Valley

Step back in time as you explore the stories that shaped Lehigh Valley.

04/09/2018
Ben Baker

When it comes to buying or selling a home, you deserve to work with the best. Let’s explore your options together.

Ben Baker
04/05/2018

Ben Baker

The 2018 market is spicy.  Don’t start shopping for houses without educating yourself about the mortgage options you h...
03/01/2018

The 2018 market is spicy. Don’t start shopping for houses without educating yourself about the mortgage options you have, and remember: It’s not just about rate & your monthly payment.
#getpreapproved

When you’re purchasing insurance, work with an agent that suggests options for good coverage vs. just the lowest price...
02/22/2018
Brosky Insurance Agency Inc.

When you’re purchasing insurance, work with an agent that suggests options for good coverage vs. just the lowest price they can provide. Sinkhole, Sewer, water supply... consider the age of your property & the size of the deductible you can afford. #BrettButler #BroskyIns .com

It can do wonders for a wet basement. #SewerAndDrainCoverage #DoYouHaveIt?

Ben Baker - Lehigh Valley Realtor's cover photo
02/02/2018

Ben Baker - Lehigh Valley Realtor's cover photo

If this presentation could be beneficial for you/your business, call and get an invitation:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/...
01/08/2018
Concannon Miller - The New Tax Law: Unpacked

If this presentation could be beneficial for you/your business, call and get an invitation:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concannon-miller-the-new-tax-law-unpacked-tickets-41459991952

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – signed into law last month – is the biggest federal tax overhaul in at least 30 years. There are numerous changes affecting tax benefits for businesses, their owners and other individuals. To help business owners and executives understand the full impact of the new fe...

Know the difference between a furnace/heat pump & boiler in order to be an educated consumer.  Depending on the type of ...
12/07/2017
How a Boiler Works - Emmaus, PA - Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Know the difference between a furnace/heat pump & boiler in order to be an educated consumer. Depending on the type of heat a home has, look at potential secondary heat sources, such as pellet stoves or fireplace inserts.

The wood stoves and coal ran boilers are what kept many warm several hundred years ago. However, a boiler system has come a long way. Gas is a clean, efficient way to warm your home during the coldest parts of winter. Boilers Burn Blue Natural gas used to fuel your gas boiler burns blue when... View...

Just a few activities to consider for October here in the Valley.
10/04/2017
Lehigh Valley, PA

Just a few activities to consider for October here in the Valley.

Hello, October! Mark your calendar for these 10 events in Lehigh Valley, PA.

Help Deb w/ her beautiful home at the top of the Vistas at Green Hills in S. Whitehall.
10/03/2017
1906 Emerald Drive

Help Deb w/ her beautiful home at the top of the Vistas at Green Hills in S. Whitehall.

The Vistas At Green Hills is a stunning community in the much desired Parkland School District. This Deerfield Model with First Floor Master has all the right features. Sitting at the top of the hill and surrounded by trees and beautiful scenery, this home offers privacy along with elegance. This is...

This Catasauqua ranch has SOLD for $193,000, cash, no inspections.Have a house you need to sell?  Is it ready for a vide...
09/17/2017
146 Poplar St. Catasauqua, PA

This Catasauqua ranch has SOLD for $193,000, cash, no inspections.
Have a house you need to sell? Is it ready for a video shoot?
https://vimeo.com/233320069

This is "146 Poplar St. Catasauqua, PA" by LV Aerial on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Over 3,600 sq/ft of finished space, with the finished daylight basement, (2,822 above ground) in Forks Twp., Built in 20...
09/01/2017
405 Meco Rd E. Forks Twp, PA

Over 3,600 sq/ft of finished space, with the finished daylight basement, (2,822 above ground) in Forks Twp., Built in 2000. Located on a corner lot in Frost Hollow Knolls. Total taxes under 10k. Easton PA 18040-8630
(405 Meco Rd E, $339,900, MLS# 557131)
http://vimeo.com/231623725

This is "405 Meco Rd E. Forks Twp, PA" by LV Aerial on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

What do you think?  Good use of unused Real Estate?  Or not a chance?  (Seems like the variable is how much for what qua...
08/24/2017
Converted Office Parks Try to Lure Millennials With Cheaper Rents

What do you think? Good use of unused Real Estate? Or not a chance? (Seems like the variable is how much for what quality of space - what's the fit out?)

Developers have been renovating underused office parks, mixing residential units with office and retail, where lower rents are an attractive part of the package.

Ben Baker - Lehigh Valley Realtor's cover photo
08/15/2017

Ben Baker - Lehigh Valley Realtor's cover photo

Something worth checking out for a little history... weather forecast looks friendly as of now.
08/01/2017

Something worth checking out for a little history... weather forecast looks friendly as of now.

The antique cars are coming to town this weekend for Das Awkscht Fescht 2017 at Macungie Memorial Park, August 4, 5 & 6. For 53 years, Das Awkscht Fescht has been a summer tradition for all ages. Offering three fun-packed days in a beautiful park setting, it’s a perfect way for families to celebrate summer. This year, celebrates the 54th Annual Fescht, so come cruisin’ through 42 acres of fun at the Fescht, the largest antique and classic car show in the country – and enjoy the great things classic summers are made of. For more information and the entertainment lineup go to http://awkscht.com

Catty peeps: Sell Steve's listing in S. Catty for him.  MLS# 552971.  Total taxes only $2,517/yr.  ~1,000 sq/ft w/ Centr...
07/18/2017
323 Edward Lane Catasauqua, PA 18032 Condos For Sale - RE/MAX

Catty peeps: Sell Steve's listing in S. Catty for him. MLS# 552971. Total taxes only $2,517/yr. ~1,000 sq/ft w/ Central A/C. List price $119,900. Talk to Perna Mortgage to educate you about how much cheaper than rent this home can be. 610-282-2858

RE/MAX as a National Brand has web tools and some light reading that some home buyers, especially first-time buyers, may...
07/10/2017

RE/MAX as a National Brand has web tools and some light reading that some home buyers, especially first-time buyers, may find very valuable. I ask probing questions, sometimes too personal for some (like for a couple, Have you discussed how many children, if any, the two of you planning on?)... needs vs. wants and Why, why, why? Work on being aware of why you're making the choices you are.

If you’re starting the home buying journey, we’ve got a compass to help set your course. Check out Issue 2 of First Flight for tips on clarifying your wants and needs, and using a mood board to find your dream home: https://www.pinterest.com/remax/first-flight-ready-to-fly/ #REMAXHustle #FirstFlight

06/04/2017
realtor.com

Video is less than a minute:
Think about 'how it feels' to a first time visitor. #firstimpressions
Clean it.
Declutter.
High watt bulbs.
(Bright is better)
Get a good REALTOR.

These are the bare-minimum, incredibly easy home improvement projects that will help your home sell quickly—and for top dollar.

My past and current clients will tell you I balance being a realist with being an optimist.  I love clients with a visio...
05/21/2017
Why the best agents are the ones no one hears about

My past and current clients will tell you I balance being a realist with being an optimist. I love clients with a vision/dream, but I don't support delusion either. It's most definitely a counseling / education job when done well. Thanks as always to my clients for their support! 😎👍🏼

Are real estate agents selling or counseling? Are they expected to be cheerleaders or shepherds; to paint the “happily ever after” or “be careful” picture?

The statement "most homes need flood insurance" as well as some talk about hurricanes, leads me to believe the video is ...
04/04/2017
Video: Insurance Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home | Erie Insurance Blog

The statement "most homes need flood insurance" as well as some talk about hurricanes, leads me to believe the video is created for an area near the coast. The value is still here for a listen however. In the Lehigh Valley, Ask Your Agent about a sinkhole rider & depending on the age of the house other additions like sewer line coverage. Shop & buy value not just price! Compare apples to apples.

Did you know? April, May and June account for 40 percent of home sales for the entire year.

Enjoy your weekend and fear not the impending Tuesday snow storm 😎.  #Dare #America #One 🇺🇸https://youtu.be/2SB...
03/11/2017
Carry: Cadillac 2017 Oscars Commercial

Enjoy your weekend and fear not the impending Tuesday snow storm 😎. #Dare #America #One 🇺🇸

https://youtu.be/2SB4CbFB7OU

We've had the privilege to carry a century of humanity. But maybe what we carry isn’t just people, it's an idea: that while we're not the same, we can be one...

Timeline Photos
03/08/2017

Timeline Photos

Coming this Spring:  Those who know me, know I love a good garage!  At the edge of Walnutport, with a river, canal & mou...
03/03/2017

Coming this Spring: Those who know me, know I love a good garage! At the edge of Walnutport, with a river, canal & mountain view, this residential Ranch home is in the finishing stages of an amazing overhaul. The bonus is the 3 car, heated, commercial style, 3-bay (6car) garage.... it all sits on just over an acre of land. If you want a shop/garage space, this is a huge opportunity!

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