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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Harborcreek’
Posted: October 12th, 2013

St. Mary

I was on St. Mary Drive less than a year ago to visit the home that Adelmo and Eleda Duchini built in the 1970s. It sold quickly

This week’s home for sale — which their daughter built — is right next door at 1208 St. Mary Drive. The most recent owners added a lot of living space including a 1,000 square-foot pool house that covers a hot tub and has one of the most incredible designs I’ve ever seen … for a pool house. Read the article here. Mary Magorien of Howard Hanna lists the house at $589,900. Here are a few photos of that pool house:

poolhousepoolhouseinte Our garden columnist, Sue Scholz, visits a tremendous community garden. Read about it in Celebrate the harvest with gardeners.

We also have lots of stories brewing for Halloween, home and garden. Check out:

And don’t forget the open houses! Check them out here.
Pam Parker has written about homes, home improvement, real estate and remodeling for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.
Posted: October 5th, 2013

lake havenHouse to Home invites you into a new subdivision and a whole lot more. Read about Lake Haven Estates in Harborcreek here. Lots are an acre plus, and the new subdivision is catching on with two new homes already built.

You’ll also find these stories:

Sue Scholz tells us about Pumpkin D’Lights and all the master gardeners involved. The show is tonight  from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Headwaters Park, 1927 Wager Road, just off the I-90 and Route 8 exit, and it’s a must see.

Sabrina Fischer of the Sassy Peacock tells us how to add some fall personality to our homes without breaking the bank. Read the story here

For more fall home and garden tips, check out:

Pam Parker has written about homes, home improvement, real estate and remodeling for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.
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Posted: February 2nd, 2013

suite lake view

What a view of Lake Erie though those doors! I took this shot in a Harborcreek home where three bedrooms suites offer similar vistas.

This residence is one of those hidden gems on Lake Erie — for more info, read my column in this week’s House to Home. Click here.

Check out our local garden feature by super local gardener Sue Scholz — it’s Time for gardens shows in tri-state area.

Catch up on all our fun decor features — especially some great ideas from Mary Carol Garrity on what to do with those 1950s rooms that blend living and dining rooms together in one space. Read Dining room becomes multipurpose masterpiece and Budget renovation delivers rich results.

Check out the rest of our stories below. Happy Super Bowl weekend!
Plants OK in ‘igloo’
Time for garden shows in tri-state area
2 crisp, clean ideas for winter centerpieces
Rock-A-Bye Eco Baby

Pam Parker has written about real estate and home decor in the tri-state region for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  

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Posted: January 19th, 2013

Living roomLook what’s happening in House to Home this week! Add red to a room — it’s often inexpensive, fast and you’ll be red-y for Valentine’s Day with some classy accents. Read the story by Decorating Den’s Marie Feltz here.

Garden writer Sue Scholz shares all the blooms that popped open last week in that heat wave. She had white Christmas rose hellebore, English daisy and other flowers. She wasn’t the only one —  Read her story right here.

We have quite a few additional stories that will get you in the mood to decorate — get the lowdown on all the trends for home decorating for 2013 — great ideas are brimming in House to Home.

Next week, I have a story for you on open houses at two huge homes in Fairview — a builder and interior designer’s home in Manchester Farms and a completely restored (by a local builder) 1800s beauty with a lake view on Dutch Road.

Touchless technology
Make a DIY snow globe
Mixing color among hottest trends for 2013
Counteract dark days with sparkle
Shine On
Around-the-World Interiors

And catch up with open houses this week.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: January 12th, 2013

HTH_011213parker2Today is a perfect day to look at houses. The snow is pretty much gone, and it’s going to be a warm 50+ degree weekend. One area of interest is the Walten Woods region of Harborcreek — just a ride out to this private community along the lake is worth the trip. Here’s a link to my cover story about a Howard Hanna listing.  Other links to home stories are listed below.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. She has been writing about real estate for more than 20 years.
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Posted: June 9th, 2012

Toby Froehlich, of Coldwell Banker Select sent out good news this week with big increases in sales and average home prices for our region. In Erie County, 749 single units sold by May 31 of 2012 compared to 621 in 2011. The average sale price was $129,408 in 2011 and $139,931 in 2012. That’s an 8.13 percent increase.

The biggest jump was in Summit where 21 homes sold this year compared to 15 last year. The average sale price was $219,420 in 2012 compared to 2011′s $184,833 — a whopping 18.7 percent increase.

In Edinboro, 42 homes sold this year compared to 31 last year. The average sale price was $163,372 in 2012 compared to 2011′s $143,368 — a 13.9 percent increase.

In Harborcreek, 72 homes sold this year compared to 51 last year. The average sale price of $140,897 is an increase over 2011′s $127,894 — a 10.85 percent increase. The entire graph is embedded below.

Also, please check out video tours of homes in our region with me as the tour guide(!) right here.

Here’s the entire snapshot of the region:

Thanks to Toby Froehlich!

Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

 

 

 

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