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November
14

Just because the weather is cold doesn't mean you need to hide indoors. Here are some great activities for exploring your local area this fall and winter.

The crisp fall weather is a terrific time to explore some of Lewisburg's top local attractions. Whether you enjoy the arts, nature, or fresh, tasty food and refreshing beverages, you're sure to find an autumn excursion that appeals to your interests. Our real estate agents suggest considering some of these local Lewisburg activities.

  • Fero Vineyards and Winery
    Fero Vineyards and Winery, situated at 965 JPM Rd. in Lewisburg, is a picturesque spot perfect for relaxing and sampling wines for your upcoming holiday festivities.

    All the wines at Fero Vineyards and Winery are produced using hand-picked grapes and traditional winemaking methods.

    Snack on crackers, cheese, and pretzels as you try different wine options. The grounds are also pet-friendly, making Fero Vineyards and Winery a great spot that all your family members can enjoy.
  • Milton State Park
    When you need a break from visiting Lewisburg homes for sale, plan a visit to Milton State Park. Milton State Park is nestled at 205 PA-642 in Milton and boasts 82 acres to explore.

    The northern part of the park has day-use facilities ideal for an autumn party or gathering, while the southern area of the park offers wooded space perfect for hiking or a nature walk.

    If weather permits, the Susquehanna River is a terrific spot for boating and fishing. There's also a playground and picnic area for your family to use.
  • The Lewisburg Farmer's Market
    Begin your holiday shopping with a trek to the Lewisburg Farmer's Market. This long-standing market has over 100 vendors offering produce, beverages, meat, flowers, and artisan-inspired products. Craft shows and other special events (including themed food days) are periodically hosted at the market's venue.

    You can visit the Lewisburg Farmer's Market at 499 Fairground Rd.
  • The Campus Theatre
    The Campus Theatre is a historic space that first opened in 1941. It currently operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that's dedicated to preserving this historic theater and promoting cinematic art.

    You can view newer and classic films at The Campus Theatre. Concessions are available for sale, including popcorn, hot and cold drinks, and candy.

    Should you decide that you want to make trips to The Campus Theatre part of your routine, memberships are offered that include free entry to many of the theater's movies and access to special member-only events.

    Visit The Campus Theatre at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.
  • The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
    The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a 10.28-mile trail with endpoints at Market St. and N. 10th Street. Visitors can bike, skate, jog, or walk the trail as they traverse the 9.5 miles of scenic trail.

    This trail follows the route of a railroad that ran from Montandon to Bellefonte.

Lewisburg is home to several spots perfect for a fall outing. Ready to find your new Lewisburg home? Contact us to get started!

October
10

Getting your home appraisal-ready is an important step to selling your home. Here's how you can start now.

While there are a lot of steps involved in selling a house, the home appraisal is one task that can feel overwhelming or even a little frightening. During a home appraisal, your home is thoroughly examined to determine its value.

If a home's value falls short, it can cause your sale to fall through or reduce the amount of money that you receive for your home. Our real estate agents suggest following these pointers to make sure your home is ready for its appraisal.

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September
26

A hot cup of coffee is the perfect way to start your morning. Here's where you can find the best brews in Lewisburg.

September 29 is National Coffee Day, and October 1 is International Coffee Day. Celebrate this classic beverage by visiting one of Lewisburg's top spots to grab a cup of joe.

Whether you prefer a simple cup of black coffee or love a frappe with all the add-ins, there's a Lewisburg coffee shop waiting for you. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these local Lewisburg spots. 

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September
12

Selling a home raises lots of questions. Here's what you should ask your real estate agent.

When selling your home, a real estate agent is a valuable resource to help you prepare your house, market your home to potential buyers, negotiate any offers you receive, and look for your next property. Our real estate agents suggest asking potential agents these questions to confirm that they're a good fit for your needs.

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September
6

As summer winds down, take some time to enjoy these Lewisburg outdoor restaurant patios.

With summer coming to a close and crisp fall temperatures in the near future, it's the perfect time of year for outside dining. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these Lewisburg eateries that offer patio seating. 

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August
29

Your dream home may be a bust once you learn a little more about it. Here's what you should do before making any offers.

You've found a home you love and are ready to make an offer. Before you present the offer to the seller, our real estate agents suggest doing a few things to ensure the home is right for you.

  • Explore the Home's Total Expenses
    Perhaps you've taken the time to get pre-approved for your mortgage and think you have an idea of your budget's ideal mortgage payment. However, there are other costs associated with a home that you need to consider.

    Property taxes can add hundreds of dollars to your monthly mortgage payment. Homeowner's insurance for the home and any HOA (homeowners' association) fees required for the property can dramatically increase your monthly expenses for the property.

    Utilities, like electricity, gas, internet, and TV, are another cost that can put a dent in your budget. 
  • Check Out the Area at Different Times of the Day
    Try to visit the home at various times of the day to confirm that it's a good fit for your household.

    Perhaps you envision a neighbor with a community atmosphere, where families go for walks and spend the evenings enjoying their outside spaces. If the neighborhood is a ghost town when you visit on the weekends or evenings, the neighborhood's atmosphere may not suit your ideal lifestyle.

    Plan on commuting to your job? Consider driving the route from the property to your workplace so that you have a more accurate idea of your commute time. Traffic during busy periods can instantly turn a short commute into an hours-long ordeal. 
  • Learn More About the Local Real Estate Market
    You need to understand the local real estate market to make an appropriate offer on the property. This includes items like the selling prices for comparable properties, whether the area is favoring buyers and sellers, and how long the home has been on the market.

    All these details influence the terms of your proposed offer. Your real estate agent showing you Lewisburg homes for sale is an excellent resource for understanding your local real estate market and providing guidance for your home offer. 
  • Confirm That Any Improvements Were Done Legally
    Home renovations are a terrific way to increase the value of a property, but it's important to confirm that the previous and current homeowners acquired the needed permits for the project.

    Check with your city's local building department to see if any permits have been issued for the home. 
  • Get More Info About the Home's Major Systems
    Ask questions to help you learn when the home's major systems, like the roof, plumbing, HVAC system, and electrical network, were last updated.

    If the home is due or past due for costly repairs or replacements, factor these costs in when deciding how much to offer for the property. 

Following a few simple tips will ensure that you're prepared to make an offer on a home. Ready to begin your home search? Contact us to get started!

August
9

Wish you spent more time outdoors? These local parks are a great reason to pack a picnic and head outside.

The warm summer days are a terrific time for packing a picnic and enjoying your next meal outside. Grab a blanket and a picnic basket full of your favorite foods and beverages, and head out to one of Pennsylvania's top spots for enjoying a picnic on a gorgeous summer day. Our real estate agents suggest checking out some of these local picnic spots. 

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July
19

A healthy, more eco-friendly lawn is not only attainable, but it can even be easy. Here's how you can start.

You want your yard to look its best, but you're concerned about exposing your family and pets to a host of potentially dangerous chemicals commonly found in lawn care products. Fortunately, there are multiple organic ways to enhance the appearance of your yard without turning to traditional lawn care techniques.

In addition to being safer for your household, organic lawn care is also better for the environment. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to make your lawn care more organic.

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