Hearthside Happenings

Which Down Payment Strategy is Right For You?

We weigh in the pros and cons.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 27, 2017 in No Category
You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can actually be financial benefits to putting down a small down payment—as low as three percent—rather than parting with so much cash up front, even if you have the money available. THE DOWNSIDE The downs... read more
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Veterans' Day Events to Look Forward to in the Lehigh Valley

Honor the brave men and women who have served our country.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 11, 2017 in  lehighvalley  thingstodo
Veteran’s day is an official US holiday, observed annually on November 11th to give thanks to the brave men and women who served the country in time of war. If you are looking to celebrate this holiday in the best way possible, but are unsure of where to begin, we have here a list of Lehigh Valley events that will help you plan the day better. 1. Bethlehem – the community is invited to uncover the untold brave stories of World War II as SteelSacks hosts “The Greatest Generation” Veteran&rs... read more
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The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Nouveau Weekend Offers a New Experience

Rejoice, wine-lovers!
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 17, 2017 in  lehighvalley  thingstodo
Every 3rd weekend of November, Lehigh Valley’s latest wines makes their first appearance. The event is based on a French tradition, known as the Nouveau Weekend, which will be held on Saturday, from 11:00 am to 5:00pm, and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday at the nine members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. At the event, you will be able to find interesting food pairings, hayrides, winery tours, live music, and tastings of an extensive array of “nouveau wines” and new wine releases, which are the very f... read more
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South Bethlehem Experiencing a Restaurant Resurgence

Enjoy the unique restaurants the Lehigh Valley town has to offer.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 16, 2017 in  lehighvalley  thingstodo
Tourists and residents have both enjoyed the diverse dining options available at south Bethlehem including Indian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern and Italian food places. This makes the spot the coolest eating places for families who want to try out something new every week. If you are already a regular customer, you will be pleased to know that it has now welcomed two new restaurants —Greek Meat Guy and Golazo House with two new restaurants opening soon including the Hot Plate Soul Kitchen and Roasted. Golazo H... read more
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Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Lehigh Valley for 'Glass' Shooting.

The celebrities have been spotted in various locations.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 16, 2017 in  lehighvalley
It’s safe to say that Lehigh Valley is known for its beautiful attractions and impressive infrastructure. Well, it’s no wonder that Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis are here shooting for their new movie. In fact, the two stars could be seen dining in Allentown after a hard day’s work. They are currently shooting at Allentown State Hospital and that is sure to be a treat for movie buffs, not to mention the residents of Lehigh Valley who will be incredibly excited to see shots of their hometown in... read more
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