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Come out and show your support for the animals of Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown, PA at this year's benefit gala. Trade your barn jeans for a party dress and join the fun! The theme of the April 11, 2015 event will be Boots, Barks, and Bowties, and is sure to be a fun night out for all. From 5pm until 9pm, attendees will enjoy hors d'ouevres, an open bar, live music, and live & silent auctions. All proceeds will go to benefit Last Chance Ranch - an animal rescue that cares for and re-homes pets and livestock of all kinds.

The auctions will be the highlight of the evening, with items ranging from unique trips to sports tickets, artwork, jewelry, and more. There's something for everyone, and you just might be a winner. Be sure to wear your finest cowboy boots under your ballgown - there will be a prize for the attendee wearing the best boots! The Gala will be held at the ArtsQuest Center at the Bethlehem Steel Stacks - a convenient location for supporters living in and around the Lehigh Valley. Tickets are on sale online until April 10, 2015 for $80 per person, or can be bought at the door for $95. Business owners can also purchase ticket packages that include advertising opportunities. To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit the Last Chance Ranch website: http://lastchanceranch.org/.

Located in Quakertown, PA, Last Chance Ranch is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses and other domestic animals. Once the animals receive the medical care and rest that the require, they are adopted out to forever homes, and Last Chance Ranch continues to follow up on them to ensure they are being cared for properly. LCR also educates the community about proper care for horses and companion animals, and provides educational and volunteer opportunities for children. You can become a part of this wonderful work by donating to Last Chance Ranch, or becoming a volunteer. Donations of labor, feed, equipment, or money are always appreciated by the staff and the animals they care for. Last Chance Ranch is a valuable part of the Eastern PA equestrian community, and the work they do is appreciated by so many - both human and animal!

 

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 


$275,000, Land (24 Acres),

Cindy Stys | Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd | 610-849-1790info@cshorseproperties.com |
Union Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
24 Acre Lot For Sale
Land (24 Acres)
$275,000
Lot Size 24 Acres
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DESCRIPTION

Approved perc & seller is getting permit. Beautifully level and open 24 acre parcel make this land desirable for equestrians or owners of other livestock. Surrounded by horse farms and just 12 miles from the Bucks County Horse Park and 5 miles from Nockamixon State Park this location is ideal for a training stable or stable for the recreational rider. The acreage is preserved and in Act 319. Endless possibilities for the equestrian, hobby farmer, or those who just love the country lifestyle.
Quakertown
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Contact info:
Cindy Stys
Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd
610-849-1790
info@cshorseproperties.com
For sale by Agent/Broker

Posted: Mar 30, 2015, 2:28pm EDT

$329,000, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2016 sqft.

Cindy Stys | Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd | 610-849-1790info@cshorseproperties.com |
162 Muffin Ln, Blakeslee, PA 18610
Home on 9+ Acres Adjacent to State Forest
3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House
$329,000
Year Built 1999
Sq Footage 2016 sqft.
Bedrooms 3 Beds
Bathrooms 2.5 Baths
Floors 2
Parking 2 Off street
Laundry In Unit
Lot Size 9.3 Acres
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DESCRIPTION

Beautiful, 3000+ square foot home in park-like setting on 9+ level, usable, mostly cleared, acres bordering State Forest with miles of designated equine trails!

A two story center hall with slate floor welcomes you to an open floor plan with LR and DR. Upgraded Kit w/ many features, FR, large laundry room with deep sink, powder room, and Library with custom built-in book shelves, wet bar and Swarovski crystal chandelier on the first floor. The second floor has two roomy bedrooms, a full bath, two linen closets, master suite with walk-in closet, additional closet, bath with whirl pool tub and double vanity. Full basement is finished and partitioned- possible 4th bedroom. Two car garage finished and heated: great for game room or office, but can easily be converted back to garage. Front porch, rear patio, fenced front yard, 3 stall barn w/ feed room. Stalls matted. 3 paddocks. Properties lends itself to on-site cross country course- or just take a trail to thousands of acres of State Forest w/ trails that adjoin this fabulous property! Wide, labeled trails available for ATVs, snow mobiles, hiking and horses.

Built in 1999, 2” x 6” construction, reliable and cost efficient oil heat with second oil tank. Taxes only $5000 (approx).

INCOME POTENTIAL! Pad for mobile home with water, septic and electric hook-up ready to go. Drop a mobile home, build a detached garage w/ living space, or additional barn. Zoned for 15 horses for potential boarding opportunities.

Conveniently located in eastern PA, under 30 minutes to Stroudsburg, 30 minutes to Lehigh Valley.
Easily commutable to NYC. Highways, major shopping, casinos, ski resorts, water parks and more, all close by.

Information in this listing was provided by sellers. Seller is formerly real estate broker/agent.
Blakeslee
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Unit Features

- Living room- Dining room- Family room
- Range / Oven- Refrigerator- Yard
- Lawn
Community Features

- Off-street parking

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Contact info:
Cindy Stys
Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd
610-849-1790
info@cshorseproperties.com
For sale by Agent/Broker

Posted: Mar 30, 2015, 1:52pm EDT

 

If you're looking for some local schooling shows to attend this spring and summer, the shows at Heart's Journey Stables in Wind Gap, PA just might fit the bill. For 2015, Heart's Journey Stables will be hosting 3 dressage and combined training schooling shows at their beautiful facility.

Riders and horses from beginners on up through Fourth Level dressage and Preliminary eventing will find appropriate divisions for their skill level. Those who are members of ESDCTA or NPASS will be happy to know that points from the shows at Heart's Journey Stables will count towards year-end awards for these organizations. The show dates are May 16, July 5, and August 15, 2015. Entries open about a month before each show, and close a week prior. These schooling shows will be wonderful events for those getting ready to show at rated competitions, or riders who are competing on a budget or just looking to compete in a more relaxed atmosphere. 

Heart's Journey Stables is a boarding, training, and lesson facility in rural Wind Gap, PA. Head trainer and farm owner Melissa Morehouse is an ARIA-certified instructor and USDF Bronze Medalist, and has competed and trained in the sport of dressage for many years. Heart's Journey offers lessons and training in dressage and combined training, as well as full-care boarding on the 28-acre farm. Facilities include an indoor arena, outdoor dressage arena and jump ring with a full course of fences, multiple tack rooms and plenty of trailer parking. Heart's Journey also offers several quality horses for sale.

If you have horse-crazy kids, then you'll be interested to know that Heart's Journey Stables offers a summer riding camp in addition to all of their other services. Whether your young rider is just getting started in the saddle, or is looking for intensive instruction to improve their skills, they're sure to have fun. A full-day camp is available for riders ages 7-13, while there is a half day option available for younger equestrians ages 4-6.

For more information on the schooling shows, lessons, training, summer camps, or boarding, be sure to visit the farm website: www.heartsjourneystables.com.

 

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

 

 

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dana Point Farm on their first foal of the 2015 season! The beautiful colt is by top Thoroughbred stallion Wiseman's Ferry - sire of two-time Breeder's Cup winner Wise Dan. This baby may look little and cute now, but he has the genetics to be a top athlete! Be on the lookout for this little guy on the racetrack in a few years.

If you are looking for a home for YOUR breeding operation, consider Dana Point Farm. This stunning 60-acre facility is for sale, and the price has just been drastically reduced to $1,150,000.  Over fifty stalls, two barns, acres of fenced pasture, multiple living quarters, and an idyllic pond only begin to scratch the surface of everything Dana Point Farm has to offer. CLICK HERE for more information, and call or email us today to make your appointment to see this stunning horse facility.

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 


$575,000, 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2813 sqft.

Cindy Stys | Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd | 610-849-1790info@cshorseproperties.com |
Hauck Rd, Green Lane, PA 18054
Contemporary Equestrian Estate
4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House
$575,000
Year Built 1980
Sq Footage 2813 sqft.
Bedrooms 4 Beds
Bathrooms 2.5 Baths
Floors 2
Parking 2 Garage
Laundry In Unit
Lot Size 6.75 Acres
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Paved driveway leads to this private equestrian estate in convenient location. Snazzy contemporary with exceptional floor plan features stunning 8 year old kitchen equipped with Thermador stove, wine fridge, granite counter tops, large breakfast nook & DCS oven. Architecturally pleasing great room enhanced by large windows & wall mounted gas fireplace. Radiant heat flooring in kitchen & great room. Formal dining room flanked by Pella sliders which open to large deck. Living room graced with sweeping ceilings, an abundance of windows & floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with gas insert and Pella sliders to deck. Nicely finished basement with family room, 4th bedroom & ultra-modern 3/4 bathroom with frameless glass enclosure & high end shower head. Redwood ceilings throughout as well as Redwood banisters & exterior. Tile & wood floors. Beautiful heated in-ground pool with stone & brick patio. Fenced sport court can be used for basketball or rollerblade. Can also serve as potential skating ring in winter. 36x36 Morton barn with 4 12x12 stalls 3 of which open to 2 small dry lots with PVC fencing. Also includes cement aisle, finished tack room, wash stall w/ hot water, frost free hydrant & hayloft. Shed for storing shavings. 70x100 riding ring with PVC fencing. Ride to Perkiomen Trails or hack on property through woods. Additional features include: 2x6 framing, 11 heating zones w/ thermostats in each room & 7 Mitsubishi ac units, cedar closet, whole house generator & walk-in closets. Balconies off of 3 bedrooms. Owners worked w/ architect & have blueprints for addition off the main floor bedroom into the bedroom where French doors open to en-suite bathroom
Green Lane
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Unit Features

- Living room- Dining room- Family room
- Basement- Range / Oven- Refrigerator
- Dishwasher- Microwave- Private pool
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio- Yard- Lawn
- Air conditioning- Hardwood floor- Tile floor
- Granite countertop- Fireplace- High / Vaulted ceiling
Community Features

- Off-street parking- Garage - Detached

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Contact info:
Cindy Stys
Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd
610-849-1790
info@cshorseproperties.com
For sale by Agent/Broker

Posted: Mar 30, 2015, 1:12pm EDT

• 2,841 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $269,900

 -  Well maintained exceptionally built custom home with a nice floor plan located in a unique equestrian neighborhood. Horses welcome! Trail/endurance riders heaven! Ride or walk to state lands in the back with access to hundreds of acres. Parquet flooring entry flanked by formal dining room & living room. Arched doorways lend to the character & were designed to promote air flow. Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with very efficient Bis wood stove insert in family room featuring French doors leading to large deck. Inviting eat-in kitchen with cabinets-galore, center island, bay window & pantry. Romantic 1st floor bedroom w/ WIC, huge spa-like bathroom w/ sky light, Jacuzzi tub & shower unit. An abundance of cabinetry and storage areas. Oversized attached 2 car garage w/ extra long bay. Landscaping, walking paths, shed and small pond are added perks. Unfinished storage area on 2nd floor can be made into additional bedroom or office. Anderson windows, Boiler is only a little over 5 years old.

Property information

Berks County, Pennsylvania  -  Announcing a price reduction on Dana Point Farm, 53 stalls, indoor ring, 60 acres, 3,100 sq. ft. apartment, 4 bath, 6 bdrm multiplex. Now $1,150,000 - 200K REDUCTION.Seller found another farm and needs to move by July 2, 2015!

Property information

 

Eastern Pennsylvania equestrians are all dreaming of spring – no more snow on the ground, leaves on the trees, plenty of sunshine, and perfect riding weather!  If you’re looking for a fun way to get your spring season started, a hunter pace may be just the activity for you. Early-season paces are shorter than those held in the fall to accommodate horses and riders that aren’t quite up to peak fitness yet. While technically a competitive event, the atmosphere of a hunter pace is one of fun and camaraderie, and there is nothing better than getting to ride and jump over beautiful terrain with a couple of your best riding buddies.  You’ll ride through several miles of trails and fields as a team with one or two other riders, and the team closest to the pre-determined optimum time for the course wins. Sound like fun? Check out one of these upcoming spring hunter paces near you:

 

The very first local pace of the season is being held on April 12 at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge, NJ. Just a quick trip over the river, this event is a great way to get horses and riders out of the ring early on in the year. The next day on April 13, the Amwell Valley Hounds are holding their first hunter pace of the season in Hillsborough, NJ.

 

The next weekend, on April 18, riders near Chester County can participate in the pace hosted by Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Pony Club. This area of the state is prime foxhunting country, and the ride is sure to be a beautiful one.

 

If you’re close to the Bucks County Horse Park, you might want to check out the Berks Pony Club Hunter Pace being held there on April 26.  That same day, just over the river in Whitehouse Station, NJ is the Readington Trail Association Hunter Pace. Both events offer a relaxed atmosphere for riders of all skill levels.

 

Hunter paces are a fun way to start off the riding season in a low-key, fun atmosphere. It’s a chance to get both you and your horse out and about without competitive pressure, and is a great way to spend a day riding with friends. For more information on any of the hunter paces listed here, be sure to click on the name of each event to go to their individual website.

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

 

Winter usually means a haitus in equestrian competition for most of the world. Especially here in Eastern Pennsylvania, cold temperatures, snow, and ice prevent most of us from riding - except the lucky ones who have access to an indoor arena!

But in Switzerland, polo players aren't taking any ‘snow days'  - they play polo in the snow.

St. Moritz, Switzerland has become known for its Snow Polo matches. Beneath its beautiful mountain dotted with skiers, a specially-built polo arena is the site of exciting equestrian competition. The horses are outfitted with special snow shoes to be able to play on the wintery surface. Rubber pads prevent snow from packing into the horses' hooves, and the shoes are built with added traction to allow the horses to run safely down the field.

The thin air of St Moritz also poses its own troubles - any sort of physical exertion is more taxing on both horses and humans when they are so high above sea level. Because of this, each snow polo match is also shorter than a traditional turf match to keep all the players safe and healthy.

This year's Snow Polo World Cup tournament was held at St Moritz January 29 - February 1, 2015.  Team Cartier was victorious in the competition, besting Team BMW in the final match.

While polo may be a summer-only sport here in Eastern PA, in Switzerland they play in all sorts of weather, all year round. Now that's dedication! What do you think - will snow polo catch on here in the USA?

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

 

2014 was the biggest year for job creation in the US since 2000, improving the economy and consumer confidence. But even though interest rates have remained low, first-time home buyers have still had a difficult time being able to afford a house. The main stumbling block has not been monthly mortgage payments, but finding cash for down payments and the confidence to make such a big investment. 

However, over the past year more 25-34 year olds are finding jobs, with that trend continuing into 2015. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have also clarified their qualification standards, making it easier for first-time buyers to get qualified for a mortgage loan. There are also new low down payment programs in place, making buying a home even easier.

The FHA has also made a change to mortgage insurance premium rates: it's been reduced from 1.35% to 0.85%. This change will make a big difference to first-time buyers.

If you are looking to purchase a PA horse property in 2015, the stars are aligning in your favor. The job market has shown great improvement, interest rates are still very low, and government agencies are making changes in order to encourage first-time home buyers to take the leap. Contact Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd. today to get started buying your first PA horse property. 

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

As horse lovers and real estate professionals alike, two of our favorite things here at CSEP are beautiful barns and beautiful homes. Johanna Walters and Brian Sweeney of Gwynedd Valley, PA share this passion, and they were recently featured on HGTV’s show “You Live In What?” for their incredible renovation of an historic Eastern PA horse barn.

 

Johanna grew up riding at All Around Farm, and dreamed that “one day” someone would come along and restore the old building to its original beauty. She never in her wildest dreams thought that person would be her! Johanna and Brian ended up buying the farm and renovating it into an incredible home for both humans and horses.

 

Over the course of three years, the decaying structure was transformed into a beautiful residence. Some of the original parts of the barn – like the soaring ceilings, big wooden beams, and herringbone brick floors – were left intact. The human living area has a distinctly equestrian flair, and the horse stalls are truly magnificent.

 

Check out this unique Eastern PA horse property in this video, and get inspired to do your own renovation!

 

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

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The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has been a tradition in the Philadelphia suburbs since 1896. The combination of elite equestrian competition with a fun fair atmosphere makes Devon one of the most unique horse shows on the East Coast. But some fear this hallmark event may be in jeopardy following some recent, and sudden, changes in leadership.

An emergency meeting of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair board was called right before Christmas 2014, and the current president and board chairman of the organization were ousted. President Sarah Cox-Lange was not present at the meeting during which her term was ended, nor was chairman Henry Lafayette Collins III. They have been replaced by Richard O'Donnell and Wayne Grafton, respectively.

While the board insists that Devon is not in danger of being moved or eliminated all together, their recent actions have created rumors that are spreading through the Eastern PA equestrian community like wildfire. Many are saying that the board plans to sell the showgrounds to developers, or that the change in leadership was the result of a power struggle within the board.

While the Devon board members say that they will soon publicly clear up the situation, so far the equestrian community is still in the dark. Only time will tell what is in the cards for the historic Devon Horse Show.

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

Buying a home is a lot like finding the right romantic partner - what can begin with fireworks and stars in your eyes can soon devolve into a bad relationship if you don't shop wisely. If you plan to purchase an Eastern PA horse property in the new year, take these tips to heart when picking out your ‘soul mate' home.

Be Sure You Can Afford Your Dream Farm

Make a budget - and stick to it! Your dream home isn't all it's cracked up to be if you can't afford it. Don't look at farms outside your budget. If you fall in love with something you can't pay for, it will only end in heartbreak. Get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start shopping, or know your limits if you're planning to pay in cash.

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Be realistic about the size of house, barn, and land you NEED. It usually turns out that people WANT a lot more space than they need! In the end, it all comes back to what you can afford. A bigger house costs more to furnish, heat, cool, and maintain. More land takes more time to care for, and as equestrians, we all know how much unwanted junk accumulates in a too-large barn. The wrong property can be too big for your needs.

Location, Location, Location! 

The wrong home can also be the right home in the wrong area. If you absolutely love everything about a horse property, but it's over an hour commute from where you work, you might have to re-think just how "perfect" it is. Decide early on how far from your job or family you're willing to live, and let your agent know.

See The Beauty Within

Just like when choosing a partner, don't let small flaws deter you from what might be the perfect house! Look past the dated wallpaper, 70's linoleum, popcorn ceilings, and shag carpeting. All of these things are cosmetic blemishes that are inexpensive to change, and easy to do yourself if you are handy. Just because you don't jive with the previous owner's style doesn't mean an outdated home can't be your one true love.

And lastly, ask yourself if you can see you and your prospective home growing old together. Does the property fit your lifestyle? Does it have room for every family member - even those that might not exist yet? Can you live comfortably here for many years, or do you see yourself growing out of this home in one way or another? If you plan on growing your family or your equestrian business, the property you purchase needs to remain a good fit for years to come.

Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790

Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:

For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!

Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
Tel.: 610-849-1790
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 

During the past few years, the Eastern PA area has experienced some extreme storms that left many communities without power for days at a time. If your PA horse property is in an area that is affected by hurricanes or snowstorms, you may want to consider installing a generator. When power lines are downed by winds or ice, a generator can save you and your family from sitting around in the dark and cold waiting for the power company to save the day. Generators are an especially important consideration for owners of horse properties that are serviced by wells - a power outage can mean no water for you and your animals for days at a time.

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So, where do you start when considering installing a generator? 

There are two main types of generators: portable and standby. A portable generator is just what it sounds like: a small, portable device that you must hook up each time you need to use it. Portable generators run on gas, and individual appliances must be plugged directly into the generator. If power outages are infrequent in your area and you only need to power a few items at a time (for example, a refrigerator and sump pump) a portable generator can be an economical choice. Prices start at around $500, and can go up to about $1,500 depending on the size and wattage of the generator. You'll have to make sure the generator has adequate fuel for the duration of its usage, but on the other hand, you won't need to hire an electrician to install it.

Standby generators are a much larger investment, and one that can increase the value of your PA horse property. A standby generator runs on natural gas or propane, and if you don't already have one of these fuel lines on your property, you will have to install a propane tank as well to fuel your generator. You'll also have to have an electrician install the generator, as it hooks directly into your home's main circuit panel. Once your standby generator is installed, it will turn on as soon as the power goes out. These generators have a much larger capacity than portable ones, and can power your whole home or barn, including a well pump. However, installing a standby generator will cost you a pretty penny: anywhere from $5,000 - $15,000, so choose wisely.

If you are looking for a way to make power outages more bearable, or add value to your PA horse property, consider installing a back-up generator.

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