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Hawley is a lovely, old-fashioned Victorian town…lots of shops on Main Ave, several festivals and craft fairs each year (including Winterfest, which is WONDERFUL!), a library, the Hawley Market IGA, pizza place (Joe and Lorenzo’s, to be specific), cafes, banks, and a real 50’s style diner.  All within easy walking distance from this historic home…and, Lake Wallenpaupack is only a mile or so away!  Major chain shopping (WalMart, Kmart, Radio Shack, Home Depot) and eating (McDonalds, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts) are six miles down the road in Honesdale. 

Built in 1869, this three bedroom home features 1.5 renovated baths, a remodeled eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, sun room, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors and a covered porch for watching the world go by.  All on .36 acres, which is a huge lot for the Hawley Boro.  Though the address is Bellemonte Ave, this home is located right on Route 6…and less than two miles from the Wallenpaupack Area schools.  What a location, and it’s only 150K!!!

Front of home.


Modern, renovated kitchen.


Formal Dining Room


Living Room


Renovated full bath.


Side of home and VIEW of town.

Bingham Park at night, within WALKING distance!

For more info or to schedule a showing, call me on my cell, 570-351-6785.  I look foward to speaking with you and showing you this GREAT home!


Wow, this is one of the earliest snowfalls I can remember in the Lake Wallenpaupack area…the middle of October!  It got me thinking of the upcoming holiday season, and how blessed those of us in Wayne and Pike counties are to live in such a wonderful area of the United States.  Which then got me thinking that if you hurry you have time to close on your own piece of Wayne/Pike county real estate before the holidays!

Imagine bringing the family up to your cozy retreat in the woods, or on Lake Wallenpaupack…sharing a holiday meal in your county kitchen, snuggling in front of your fireplace, watching the snow fall outside your window…there’s just nothing like it!  And the best part?  Prices haven’t been this good in the Lake Wallenpaupack area in YEARS!  There are certainly bargains to be had for any buyer (prices as low as $60,000 for a perfectly fine ranch in a development!) and lots of reasonably priced properties too.  Come on up, give me a call (351-6785) or stop in the Weichert office on Route 6 at the gateway to Lake Wallenpaupack.  We’ve got LOTS of open houses scheduled this weekend, so you can browse to your heart’s content. 

Of course, this snow will melt (it should be back in the 60’s next week) but the holidays will still remain in focus for me, and I’d love to help you find the house of your dreams so you can make some new holiday memories here in beautiful Northeastern PA. 

Pike Wayne PA Real Estate

Tomorrow is September first, which leaves less than three months until November 30th, the DEADLINE for closings to occur in order for first time homebuyers to qualify for the $8,000 tax credit.  Closings can take anywhere from 30 days to 90 days depending upon what you’re buying (bank owned properties often take longer)…so time is running out for you to find a home, complete a contract and close in time!

Who is eligible for the credit?  Any FIRST TIME homebuyer purchasing a new or existing home.  FIRST TIME is defined as ‘not having owned a PRINCIPAL (your main home where you live) residence within the three years prior’ to your new purchase.  If you own only a vacation home, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.  If you sold your home and have not owned another since September 1st, 2006 YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.  Do note that married couples are treated as a single unit, so if your SPOUSE owned a principal residence within the past three years, you are NOT ELIGIBLE.  If you aren’t married but live together, either of you can claim the credit if neither of you have owned or if one of you has not owned that person can claim the credit.

How much is the credit?  The tax credit is 10% of the purchase price of the home, UP TO $8000.

What are the income limits?  $75,000 for a single filer, $150,000 for joint filers.

How does this credit work and do I have to pay it back?  Simply put, if you normally get a tax refund from the IRS, you can expect to get your homebuyer credit IN ADDITION to the amount of your usual refund.  If you don’t get a refund normally and don’t owe the IRS anything either, you’ll get a check for your full homebuyer credit.  If you usually owe the IRS money, your homebuyer credit will be applied to the amount you owe and you will get a check for the difference (or no check at all if what you owe is more than the credit).  And NO, you DO NOT have to pay this credit back!

You CANNOT purchase the home from a spouse or family member.  If you decide to go the FHA route, you MAY be able to use the credit as a downpayment/closing costs via a short term loan for the $8,000 that will be paid when you receive your credit.

But, TIME IS RUNNING OUT.  And if you’re planning on buying soon, why not buy NOW and get some FREE MONEY?  $8K can help you make some nice little improvements to the home you buy, purchase furniture, get new appliances, or pay down some of your debt.  Or go on that dream vacation!  Call me today, 570-351-6785 and we’ll start looking at homes in the Wayne/Pike/Lake Wallenpaupack area.  Don’t miss out!

EJ, Pike Wayne PA Real Estate


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My name is EJ Hetzel, and I'm a member of the Weichert, Realtors - Paupack Group team. Whether you're buying or selling in Pike or Wayne counties, I can help ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. I'm the agent who'll go that extra mile for you every step of the way, every time.

PA Real Estate License # RS280929

Toll Free: 800-440-8070
Office: 570-226-8240 x 57
Cell: 570-351-6785

Weichert, Realtors - Paupack Group is located right off of Route 6 at the 'gateway' to Lake Wallenpaupack...please ask for me if you stop by.