Lehigh Valley house sales rebounded in April, reversing a three-month decline for the first quarter of 2019.
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 3.8 percent in April, with 651 houses sold, up from 627 houses sold in April 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released May 14.
Closed sales for the first four months of 2019 are down slightly, 0.7 percent, to 2,174, down from 2,190 for the first four months of 2018.
The Allentown Fair has announced a new booking alliance with Live Nation Philadelphia to secure artists for upcoming summer Fair seasons.
The Allentown Fair concert season begins Aug. 27.
In an effort to “elevate the fan experience and secure new performers for the Allentown Fair,” the Lehigh County Agricultural Society announced the new alliance May 9 with Live Nation Philadelphia.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a five-week summer session beginning July 8 for continuing and new LCCC students, as well as those who are getting a head-start on the fall semester at a university.
Classes are offered online and face-to-face at campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua, as well as the Baum School of Art in center city Allentown.
Students can take courses in art, science, business, economics, English, criminal justice, geography, history, math, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and Spanish.
This spring when the new St. Luke’s Sacred Heart signs are installed outside the hospital, it will be an indication that exciting changes are underway at the century-old hospital campus in Allentown.
A year after joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, once-struggling Sacred Heart Hospital has undergone a $31-million upgrade that has revitalized numerous buildings’ patient floors, and strengthened and expanded health-care services.
The practice of W. Timothy Scharle MD Internal Medicine, affiliated with the St. Luke’s University Health Network and specializing in internal medicine and primary care, has added a new doctor and moved its office to a new location, Suite, 304, 306 S. New St., Bethlehem.
Paul Le, DO, joined Dr. Scharle in September 2018 and is seeing new and existing patients.
“Dr. Scharle is a well-respected physician who has been taking care of the people of our community for more than 30 years,” said Ken Dyer, Practice Administrator.
House sales declined for the third straight month, putting sales in negative territory for the first quarter of 2019 compared to house sales for the same three months one year ago.
Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) officials report that March data “showed a soft start to the spring selling season.”
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley decreased 7.2 percent in in March, with 589 houses sold, down from 635 houses sold in March 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released April 15.
Three of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals are St. Luke’s hospitals, said to be an unprecedented achievement.
St. Luke’s are the only hospitals in Lehigh Valley to achieve this honor.
St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem, Fountain Hill, has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in the Major Teaching Hospital category by IBM Watson Health for the fifth year in a row and the seventh time.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association has donated $25,000 to St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Planned is a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and renovation of the inpatient pediatric unit by early 2020 at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem.
A video of an artist’s rendering of the proposed unit and renovations was shown at the March 20 Preview Gala at Stabler Center for the 2019 Lehigh Valley Auto Show.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) reported that inclement weather in Februrary may have impacted sales of houses for the month.
The average sales price and median sales price increased again in February after decreases in January.
There was also a decline in new listings in February after an increase in new listings in January.
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley decreased for a second straight month, down 7.7 percent in February, with 418 houses sold, down from 453 houses sold in February 2018, according to the GLVR report released March 12.