April 2015 – Lehigh Valley Real Estate Market Update

As of April 2015 – (change)                                        YTD 2015 – (change)
Closed Sales 507 properties (+10.5%)                                  1,788 (+14.0%)
Days on Market 74 (-8.6%)                                                          78 (0.0%)
Median Sales Price $165,000 (+3.8%)                          $161,000 (+1.9%)
Average Sales Price $205,180 (+13.4%)                        $189,140 (+6.5%)
% of List Price received 96.5% (+0.2%)                             96.0% (+0.2%)

Months of inventory for March 2015 = 6.2 (-17.3%)
(6 months of inventory is considered an even market)

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Traditions of Hanover, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Traditions of Hanover, 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

ToH1I consider myself very lucky to have met the staff of Traditions of Hanover about 7 years ago. In my opinion you won’t find a finer group of people. They are caring, smart and fun-loving. They know each member of their community personally and they call everyone by their name. The staff really does care about each and every resident. If you are able to move to Traditions of Hanover you will be well cared for! I see loving care happening here each time that I visit.
Traditions of Hanover is an independent living community for seniors nestled in its own quiet campus on the northern side of Bethlehem, PA. It is close to shopping, entertainment, churches, restaurants and highways. The solid & well maintained 3 story property is made up of 114 apartments; 1 bedroom studios, 1 bedroom 1 bath apartments, and 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartments. And ADA apartments are available in all three styles.
Each apartment is bright and cheerful and has quick access to the rest of the building.  Every unit has either a kitchen or kitchenette so if a resident wanted to prepare a meal in the privacy of their own home they could.  But there is no need to cook! The Dining room serves each resident 2 meals per day. The restaurant quality food is delicious and the menu is always changing.

Lots of social events are planned throughout the year. You’ll never get bored at Traditions of Hanover! Trips to local theaters, stores, markets, museums are always available to do. But the community of residents join together to enjoy their personal interests too, like music, singing, exercise, cards, chess, pool, movies, reading, knitting, needlework and crochet and much, much more.
Make your appointment for a personal tour today. Call Jennifer or Megan to find out more about this fantastic community. If you have a loved one who really needs to move to a more stable environment, Traditions of Hanover is where they need to be.

Traditions of Hanover has been awarded another 5star review from Senioradvisor.com.   This award doesn’t surprise me.  Congratulations to one and all at Traditions of Hanover for a JOB WELL DONE!!

2015 senior living

Jennifer Murphy, 484-893-6689, Director of Marketing
Megan Sedlock, 484-893-6034, Marketing Associate

Please tell Jennifer or Megan that you found this information on the RedHeadAgent’s blog.  Thanks!

We were not meant to live alone – especially as we age.

Over the past 10+ years in my real estate career,  I have helped many older people move.  Helping the elderly move is work that I love and work that I am good at!  Through the years, I have come to the conclusion that God did not make us to live alone, especially as we age.  I know this to be true because I have witnessed blossoming transformations in a person after they have moved into a social setting again.

Whether someone moves into a retirement community, assisted living or nursing care or if they have moved in with other family members, it is the social connection with others that change a person.

True story…. I was asked to help an 85+ woman move from her home.   When I met Ruth she looked tired.  She was living alone in a 4 bedroom home that was much too large for her.  It had a big yard, lots of rooms,  there still was a lawn to cut, oil to buy for the furnace, windows to scrape and repaint.  All too much work and upkeep especially at 85+ years old.

After we sold her house and she moved into independent living, I went for a visit.  Ruth’s transformation was astounding!  Her cheeks were literally rosy, her eyes had a bright sparkle and she wore a big smile on her face.  When I asked how was she doing she said, “Oh Diana I’m having so much fun meeting new people everyday.”  When I commented that I thought that she looked so much healthier she smiled and said, “The food is so good here that I think I may have put on some weight.”

We want the people who we love to be happy, healthy and living independently if they that is what they want.  We encourage them to move out of the big home into a place where they can be safe, social again, eat regularly and meet other people.  It can be a big transition sometimes but it is so worth the effort!

I was so happy to see Ruth sparkle with joy.  It made my heart happy to know that I had helped her through her transition.