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Far and away, one of the best lending agencies we have found to date. Jackie, Collette, and Lucretia from JP Mortgage Lending always seem to have happy customers. They're located locally, and transactions with them go smoothly. They stay on top of all the emails, reports, and forms associated with a home purchase, and we've never witnessed them miss a deadline or lose an important email like we occasionally see with large out-of-town lenders. Go see them to discuss lending options before you commit to anyone else.

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Christie Smick is the broker/owner of 814 Realty Group Inc.  She grew up in Altoona and has been an entrepreneur most of her life.  She started in the real estate industry as an investor in 2002.  Christie has excelled as an agent and one of the top producers in her region. She is an extremely hard worker & and goes over and above for her clients 110% of the time. She enjoys real estate together with her husband Rob. She leads by example and her passion and enthusiasm for the industry are refreshing. Central Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokerage/814 Realty Group Inc. (

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If you're looking for a home in the Bedford, PA, area, Ethan Brouse from Central PA Real Estate Services is someone you will want to talk to. We do inspections all day, every day, and in many cases, we never hear from our customer's agents. Ethan stays on top of each one of his transactions from start to finish. He stays in touch with his client and us to make sure inspections stay on schedule, resolve issues found during the process, and do the research to assist the buyer in identifying options and making an informed decision for hurdles along the way.

Michele Barkman

Michele Barkman

I have worked in the real estate industry since 2008. First, as an Administrative Assistant, and then receiving my real estate license in 2020. I've gained a great deal of knowledge working with top-selling agents and great lenders who help guide the loan process. At Charis Realty Group, our real estate company has kept pace, adapting to rapid growth and a changing economy while maintaining exacting standards and integrity. As an active, full-time, local agent, I am available to address all of your real estate needs. Earning a multi-million dollar sales award my first year and ever since you can feel confident I'll do my best to help you with your new home purchase. Please give me a call, text, or email when you are ready to visit some homes or to schedule a free home-selling consultation. I look forward to working with you!


Penfield Remodeling, LLC

The team at Penfield Remodeling, LLC is one of the very few contractors that I have seen that can legitimately handle almost any project involving residential construction. All of my clients that have used them have had very similar reviews; Bryant and Alishia constantly exceed expectations on the job site. In addition, as I have seen this performance from them repeatedly, I have begun using them for my own projects. I can trust them to go onto any of my own job sites, as well as those of a client, without any hesitation that the job will get done. They back up their work and their prices are more than reasonable. If your home needs attention, Penfield Remodeling, LLC would be, and is, my first phone call.

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