"Lauren's Lancaster" Blog

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666 West Chestnut St, Lancaster PA 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms listed at $360,000   Check out this neat home for sale.  It is on West Chestnut Street in Lancaster City. 1900's unique style 'Queen Anne Victorian'. DETACHED home with exquisite details. Features 6 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 3 Fireplaces & D...
My husband is a gadget lover and today got this Archos 7 160Gb: It is 7 x .6 x 4 inches. It easily fits in my purse, the sound is great, and it even has a kickstand.  I have had small laptops (10 inch screens, ultra mobile ones).  But this thing is a touch screen and is so cool.  We can use it as...
You know the kind of week, when everything seems to be going wrong.  And after you tell someone just how many things have gone wrong you can't help but laugh because its almost ridiculous.  I have had one of those weeks.  My car broke, a stressful deal, daughter started cyber school (that didn't ...
In honor of Inauguration Day here is a quiz to test your knowledge of first ladies and 19 random facts most of which I had not heard before, some are just crazy.  One of those is that Andrew Jackson never went to school!  Can you imagine now if our current president had never attended school , th...
  Here is a great article from Jeff Geoghan.  I love this kind of stuff and some day I will have the utility company paying me!   Listen to this article as an audio podcast. Anyone who's checked out alternative energy sources for their family have come across the concept of net metering.  The pro...
The following is an article from The Intelligencer Journal and written by Brian Wallace.  If you are curious what wil happen with your Lancaster, PA school tax bill this year, here is your answer.  At the end he also talks about the effects of the slots money on taxpayers.    "Because of the vola...
If you have heard certain properties being labeled as "Clean & Green" you may be wondering just what that means... Here is an explanation from the PA Department of Agriculture: Clean & Green  Purpose The Clean and Green as it is commonly known, is actually ACT 319.  The Clean and Green program is...
Here are the answers to the quiz I posted yesterday about 1031 exchanges:  1. In order for properties to qualify for a "like-kind" exchange, they must be:  Correct Answer: Any type of real estate, as long as it's used as an investment or for business  The IRS considers virtually all real estate i...
If you have a property with a lot of equity and are ready to sell you need to consider how much you will pay in capital gains tax.  On the other hand of you buy another investment property of equal or greater value you can consider a 1031 exchange.  With a better understanding of Section 1031 of ...
HUD has ten simple questions for you to ask potential home inspectors.  1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of ...

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