real estate

Dec 7, 2015

Valley center could get a new downtown

A catalyst for Catasauqua.

Nov 30, 2015

Lehigh County Real Estate Transactions

Documents on file in Lehigh County government offices listed these recent real estate transactions. Information listed for each transaction lists the municipality, seller, buyer, address, parcel, date of sale and sale price. Unless otherwise noted, the property has a commercial use.

Nov 30, 2015

Be wary, keep records when working with the government

When it comes to dealing with the government and construction contracts, it pays to err on the side of caution.

Nov 30, 2015

Home sales see small bump; buyers face falling inventory

Lower inventory, fewer choices and other factors may have spurred homebuyers into action in October, creating more balance in the residential marketplace.

Nov 23, 2015

Shuman: Let me redevelop five downtown buildings

According to developer Alan Shuman, the Reading-owned, 68,000-square-foot brick office tower at Fifth and Penn streets on prime downtown Penn Square property has been sitting vacant for far too long.

Nov 17, 2015

Jersey developer buys Bethlehem apartment complex for $6.7M, eyes upgrades

Larken Associates of Branchburg, N.J., has acquired Sherwood Apartments, a 108-unit multifamily community at 1520 Irene St. in Bethlehem, increasing its residential presence in the Lehigh Valley to more than 600 units.

Nov 16, 2015

Culture is key for millennials in architecture, engineering

Look around in today's workplace and it is very obvious that today's workforce is undergoing significant fundamental changes. Every day we observe that:

Nov 16, 2015

People skills, happy clients help Ott Consulting thrive

You'd expect a man who starts an engineering firm to be detailed, methodical and entrepreneurial.

Nov 16, 2015

Environmental consultants: They power development

Environmental consultants play a vital but often overlooked role in construction projects.

Nov 16, 2015

Quakertown looks to capitalize on ‘Classic Town’ title

More tourism and broader promotion to homebuyers and business ventures spurred Quakertown Borough to apply and become a member of Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia.

Nov 16, 2015

Behind the List with Daniel Harrigan of Spillman Farmer Architects

The Greater Lehigh Valley has seen a strong upswing in construction projects the past few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Nov 16, 2015

Churches and factories reclaimed for residential, commercial purposes

Buildings that have a special purpose, such as for a church, synagogue or outdated factory, often present distinctive opportunities for a creative reuse of the property.