Help Support the Shikellamy Braves Community Foundation

Buy a Brick, Support ‘Shik’NORTHUMBERLAND — If you or a loved one has connections to the Shikellamy School District in Northumberland County, you can now permanently memorialize your loved one’s name. The Shikellamy Braves Community Foundation is selling engraved bricks to line the walkway of the new middle school. Construction continues at the new Shikellamy Middle School in Northumberland.

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Want A Real Valuation? Don’t Rely On Zillow

How accurate is Zillow’s Zestimate? Not very, says one Washington-area agent.David Howell is executive vice president and chief information officer at McEnearney Associates. Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow and architect of the Zestimate, responds to Howell’s criticisms in his own commentary. To read Zillow’s rebuttal, click here.

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Need Some More Privacy?

Depending on where you live, adding some privacy can really add to the enjoyment of your home.  Here are a few great ideas for cutting down on the view & noise of neighbors.

10 Ways to Add Privacy to Your YardThere was a time you could kick back in glorious solitude right in your own backyard. Then the family next door cleared some trees on their lot. And on the other side, the neighbors’ new master suite includes a second-story deck with nice views-into your yard.

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New Season of This Old House, Charlestown Row

What a hefty undertaking! This Old House always seems to be a good showcase for new products and ways to make home remodel projects much easier.

Charlestown 2014 | A Rowhouse ReimaginedAfter five months of work in Charlestown, the exterior is nicely restored thanks to a new dormer, windows, shutters, and front entry. Inside, Kevin finds systems integrator Greg Smizer test-driving the new internet-based security system, wireless music system and remote controlled window shades with solar battery back up.

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Rehabbing Houses for Profit? Here’s a nice little article

Came across this article, and although it might not apply to all situations, I believe there is something to gain from it.

Plan ahead.  Will you need financing to start or finish the project?  Are you going to start with your own working capital and then seek investors/financing later?  (If so, brush up on these tips)  Are there underlying issues beyond your expertise that might sour this great deal later on?

Rehabbing Houses For Love And ProfitElizabeth Ellsworth AGE: 51 New Canaan, Conn. Day Job: bank marketer Strategy: Rehabbing high-end houses Elizabeth Ellsworth rehabbed her first house, a 1920s Mediterranean revival in the El Cid historic district of West Palm Beach, Fla., while working in marketing for Citibank Latin America.

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What Kind of House Is It?

Here is a nice pictorial guide for residential architecture styles.  A lot of homes can be a mix of two or more styles, but this article gives a good basis on the foundations of each style.  So the next time you are house hunting you can impress your agent, family or friends with the answer as to what kind of house it is!

House StylesWhat style is your house? Browse our photo gallery for the most popular housing styles and types in North America. Click on the pictures below for larger images. For historical information, building plans, and other helpful resources, also see:

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Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg Now Open Everyday

Thought I would take a minute and give everyone a head’s up that Knoebels in Elysburg is now open everyday.  A great place to stop for lunch, games, rides or just a walk around the park.  My wife and I love to stroll around see the dogs, play some pinball and of course eat some great french fries.  Hope to see you there!

Knoebels Amusement Resort – Elysburg, PA – Theme Park, Sports & Recreation | FacebookKnoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA. 274,031 likes · 9,147 talking about this · 196,273 were here. Knoebels is not responsible for the content posted…

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