Data comparisons of February 2013 to last year at the same time indicate that closed sales were up 18.5 percent to 352, while inventory decreased 18.1 percent to 3,196 units and new listings decreased 11.3 percent to 838, according to the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), based on a research report on the February housing market using data from its Multiple Listing System.
The monthly indicators show an increase in home sales, average sales price and the affordability...
MFP Strategies has announced that Aaron Gabrielian and Jessica Edris have joined the firm.
Gabrielian has been hired as a Financial Advisor and is responsible for the management of client relationships and development of new clients. He is on the firm's Investment Committee.
Prior to joining MFP Strategies, he was a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley and maintains Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as a Financial Planning Specialist designation.
Gabrielian received a...
The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) released a new research report indicating year-to-date sales, pending sales and the affordability index up over the same time last year.
January 2013 data comparisons over last year at the same time indicate that closed sales were up 2.3 percent to 307, while pending sales were up 30.7 percent to 511.
Inventory decreased 16.8 percent to 3,157 units and new listings decreased 2.4 percent to 953.
The median sales price, the...
Evangelia Papadopoulos and Maureen Longernecker have joined Keller Williams' Northampton County office in Bethlehem.
Papadopoulos has been a full-time Realtor since 2006 and was previously with Weichert Realtors. She was a member of Weichert's Executive Sales Club in 2010, Director's Club in 2011 and Million-Dollar Sales and Marketing Club in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She has been a certified relocation specialist since 2008 and became a certified mentor in 2012.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Score holds a Round Table on marketing products and services on a small business budget, 8 - 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Sue Kovacs, owner of Fusion Marketing Services and publisher of MD News of Eastern Pennsylvania, is moderator.
Round Table discussions are facilitated by a Score member. Introductory comments on the topic are offered. The session is then open to discussion and questions by participants....
The Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) recently approved a loan to EPC Allentown, LLC, founded by the Butz Family and owner of the Butz Corporate Center.
The $10-million loan through National Penn Bank is the first private development loan that closed through ANIZDA.
"This transaction signifies the positive momentum in the revitalization effort of the city," said Greg Butz, President and CEO, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
"Our move to Allentown...
David Jaindl, owner and president of Jaindl Farms, Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Company, and Schantz Orchards, all of Orefield, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Associates Award from the Associates of Cedar Crest College during the Associates Luncheon, noon March 6, Tompkins College Center.
Jaindl served on the Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees 2005 - '10. During his tenure, he participated in the transition from president Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney to president Carmen...
Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, Allentown Mayor Edward Pawlowski and Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza, Jr. will discuss green initiatives and sustainability strategies, 11:30 a.m. March 28, Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
The session, organized by the Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, will be moderated by Amy Burkett, manager of WLVT-TV and host of the Emmy-nominated series "Tempo...
The first Lehigh Valley Beer Week, featuring craft beer-related events, is Feb. 11 - 17.
Jesse Albertson, Fegley's Brew Works general manager, who proposed the idea, said, "I saw the success and community of Philly Beer Week and thought, 'Why can't we do this in the Lehigh Valley?'"
The list of participating breweries, pubs and restaurants is more than 20.
There will be pub takeovers, brew tours, beer tastings, beer dinners, rare beer releases and other events.
Alison R. Byerly has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College.
Byerly takes office on July 1 as the first woman president of Lafayette, which was founded in 1826.
She succeeds Daniel H. Weiss, who assumes the presidency of Haverford College in July.
Byerly has served in leadership positions at Middlebury College for 13 years, most recently as provost and executive vice president.
Byerly holds an interdisciplinary faculty appointment at Middlebury and has...