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West Lampeter resident and Lancaster County Realtor.
Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750 The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study ...
Do You Know the Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home today (30%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median priced home...
     Fairly common in most Bible believing churches is the concept of tithing .      Every Sunday we are encouraged to give GOD His tithes and Our offerings .Recently I was watching Son Life Broadcasting and Gabriel Swaggart encouraged viewers to "give GOD something to bless " !     It made me re...
Appraisers & Homeowners Don’t See Eye-To-Eye on Values In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in ...
3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real e...
     Late last night , I was fighting off sleep as the Chicago Cubs and SF. Giantsstarted the bottom of the 9th inning of a do or die Game # 4 . The inning did not start off well as the first two relievers got no one out and clogged the baseswith potential tying runs ! I was just about asleep whe...
The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SOLD! So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. A...
The Past, Present & Future of Home Prices CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month and projected over the next twelve months. Here are state...
Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The interest rate you secure for your mortgage greatly influences your monthly housing costs. In the 1980s, 30-year fixed mortgage rates averaged in the high 12s making the monthly principal and interest payment over $2,000...
Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that were newly constructed homes has fallen to the lowest numbers in forty years. Here is a graph showi...

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