Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased slightly in October.
Closed sales increased 0.4 percent to 718 houses sold, up from 715 houses sold in October 2017, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) October report, released Nov. 14.
For the year-to-date, the percentage of closed sales for 2018 is up slightly, by 0.1 percent, with 7,081 houses sold, compared to 7,077 houses sold year-to-date in 2017.
Phoebe Ministries finalized the purchase Nov. 1 and 2 of the former Rodale property, 10th and Arch streets, Emmaus.
Since spring 2018, Phoebe has been in the due diligence phase of the commercial-property project, working with the Rodale family and Emmaus borough officials.
Phoebe Ministries plans to transform the Rodale corporate campus into a new wellness-focused residential community for those 62 and older.
Those interested in the Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Program may enroll in an additional class, Nov. 8 - Feb. 28, 2019, Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Students who qualify may enroll at no charge, through a grant funding the program in partnership with Workforce Board Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Information and to register: Susan Lushinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-799-1935
ESSA Bank has named James P. Ferry, Vice President, Retail Sales Manager.
Ferry will oversee retail branch sales and service throughout ESSA’s branch network.
Most recently, Ferry was a Retail and Small Business Sales and Service Leader at BB&T where he was responsible for a 22-branch network in Lehigh and Berks counties.
Ferry will be located in ESSA Bank’s new business center in the Tower Six building, Allentown, and report to Pete Gray, Chief Banking Officer.
After a one-month uptick in closed sales for Lehigh Valley houses following six months of declines, sales of houses in the Valley decreased by nearly double digits in September.
Closed sales dropped 9.7 percent in September to 651 houses sold, down from 721 houses sold in September 2017, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) September report, released Oct. 15.
For the year-to-date, the percentage of closed sales for 2018 is down slightly, by 1.5 percent, with 6,267 houses sold, compared to 6,360 houses sold year-to-date in 2017.
ESSA Bank & Trust has announced the appointment of William L. Vitalos, Senior Vice President, Director of Consumer Lending, in the bank’s Consumer Lending and Retail Branch Administration teams.
He will oversee the consumer and residential mortgage lending operations at ESSA, along with product development, pricing, and vendor management. He will work at the bank’s corporate headquarters in Stroudsburg and report to Chuck Hangen, Chief Operating Officer.
Scrap policy is evolving and how the United States responds matters, and matters a lot.
That’s what panelists told a crowd assembled at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Energy & Environment Outlook and Expo, Sept. 21, Homewood Suites, Center Valley, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ground zero for those changes are occurring in China. The communist country has recently banned certain materials and is requiring exporters to ship materials that are almost entirely devoid of contamination.
The Butz family, which has donated $2 million to arts organizations during the past 10 years, called on other area businesses to follow their lead as they accepted the Arts Ovation Legacy Award from Allentown Arts Commission.
The Commission’s 30th anniversary Ovation Award ceremony in Allentown’s center city Radisson Hotel ballroom Sept. 27 also honored six other recipients who have had a major impact on Allentown’s arts community.
Closed sales rebounded at the conclusion of the house sales summer season, increasing 4.7 percent in August, the first increase in closed sales in 2018 since January.
Houses were only on the market, on average, for one month in August.
According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) latest report, released Sept. 14, the percentage of closed sales increased in August, reversing a sixth-straight-month decline, up 4.7 percent to 907, compared to 866 closed sales in August 2017.