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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The real estate market usually slows down at the end of the year, but there are still benefits to selling a home during the holidays. Since fewer homes come on the market during November and December, a property will have more potential for exposure during its important first thirty days on the m...
12/09/2008
Someone sent me a question the other day via my blog asking about farms for sale in Lancaster, PA.  Yes, it is true Lancaster is very famous for our beautiful farmland.  From picturesque fields, streams, riding rings, and restored barns, we have it all.  So I looked at what is currently available...
12/09/2008
More info for first time home buyers can be found in my previous post. Figuring out your wants and needs in a home is one of the first steps in buying a home.  It is important to differentiate between things you need and things that would be a bonus.  I also like to think of a few things that wo...
12/08/2008
Buying your first home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. Now is a great time to be a first time buyer in Lancaster, PA! Interest rates are low (under 6 % last week) which means borrowing money is more affordable. There is a great selection for sale so you have a great chance of fin...
12/08/2008
There are lots of great places to eat in Lancaster, PA. Located at 101 East King St in Lancaster city is the Red Rose.  It recently underwent a complete remodel and is now a very pretty place to sit and eat.  They offer breakfast (starting at 8 options include omeletes, french toast, etc) and lun...
12/07/2008
Universal Athletic Club is a huge (90,000 sf) gym that I have been a member of for almost a year. It is located at 2323 Oregon Pike in Lancaster. The aquatics center has 4 pools, but by far the favorite of me and my kids is the warm pool.  This pool is kept at 92 degrees so you can walk right in ...
12/05/2008
Here is what happened last week in Lancaster Township PA according to the MLS for the week ending 11/29: Sold - 7 houses sold last week for an average price of $171,157 with an average time on the market of 83 days. Pending - 2 houses went under agreement Expired and Extended - 1 listing expired ...
12/05/2008
As I wrote in an earlier post there is help before you get to a short sale or even foreclosure. The key is to get help before you miss too many payments. The kind of mortgage you have can determine what types of alternatives you may be eligible for.  Contact your lender and a Housing Counseling A...
12/04/2008
Here are some things happening this weekend around Lancaster: Thursday dec 4th Open House at Community Homeless Outreach CenterDrop In 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Help us celebrate our one year anniversary! Brief remarks at 3:00 p.m. Experience how your support has made a difference for homeless indivi...
12/04/2008
Short sales are getting more and more common these days. A short sale is when a homeowner owes the bank more than the property is currently worth and the bank allows the house to be sold for less than what is owed. It is the last option before foreclosure.   This hurts your credit but not as badl...
12/03/2008
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