Construction & Real Estate

Feb 16, 2021

Survey: One-Third of Homebuyers Would Relocate If Remote Work Becomes Permanent; One-Third Already Have

Two-thirds of homebuyers and sellers would consider moving—or already have moved—to a different city or area given the opportunity to work remotely permanently, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage.

Feb 15, 2021

New tech, such as aerial drones, is changing engineering by improving accuracy and even lowering costs

Drone use in construction is growing, allowing better coordination on the job site, and clearer vision for clients.

Feb 11, 2021

DLP Lending names new head of operations

The company announced that Gary Cho has been named vice president of operations for DLP Lending, which provides acquisition and renovation financing for real estate investors.

Feb 11, 2021

A Sweet Deal: Couple offers case of Girl Scout cookies in bid to buy Berks home

When Brian and Kristine Parkes walked into this home in Mohnton, Berks County, they knew it was “the one.” But competition was tough so Kristine, fund development director for the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, made a unique offer with their bid – a case of Girl Scout cookies.

Feb 4, 2021

Developers plan luxury apartments to replace Bethlehem’s Boyd Theater

DLP Real Estate Capital has announced it will be partnering with Monocacy General Contracting to build a 14-story apartment building on the site of the long-dormant Boyd Theater in Bethlehem.

Jan 29, 2021

Chris Raad named president of Pa. Association of Realtors

He is the 98th president of the association and the third president from the Lehigh Valley.

Jan 28, 2021

First Commonwealth opens new headquarters in Lower Macungie

The corporate campus features an 81,000-square-foot headquarters facility and a new flagship 5,000-square-foot, two-story, full-service financial center, which features a dedicated business center.

Jan 26, 2021

Local real estate broker feels the Bern

If you’ve been on any form of social media this past week it’s been hard to miss the meme of a mitten-wearing Bernie Sanders sitting cross-armed at last week’s presidential inauguration ceremony.

Jan 25, 2021

CBRE report: demand for commercial real estate remains high, prices rise in 2020

Despite the pandemic, or in some ways even because of it, commercial real estate demand was strong along the Pennsylvania I-78/I-81 corridor, exceeding the demand over the prior year and driving up commercial real estate leasing rates to record highs.

Jan 21, 2021

Lehigh Valley real estate sales jumped 26% in December

Agents thought it would take three months to get up to speed again in the industry once some of the restrictions were lifted, such as the ban on in-person house tours, he said. Instead, pent-up demand lifted the market quickly, and activity has been busy ever since.

Jan 20, 2021

Planned Bethlehem Riverport Public Market announces first tenants

The developers of Riverport Public Market in Bethlehem have revealed the first four tenants for the market that will be opening in late 2021 – a brewery, a winery, a microcreamery and a taqueria.

Jan 20, 2021

Crownstone buys 14-acre site for future home of Bobcat of Berks County

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance announced the sale of 14.4 acres to McGrew Enterprises LLC, doing business as Crownstone Equipment, for the future home of Bobcat of Berks County.