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West Lampeter resident and Lancaster County Realtor.
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Would You Qualify for a Mortgage Now? The widespread myth that perfect credit and large down payments are necessary to buy a home are holding many potential home buyers on the sidelines. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO score for all closed loans in May was 724...
07/13/2016
Homeownership Builds Wealth & Offers Stability The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and...
07/12/2016
Saving to Buy a Home? Do You Know the Difference Between Cost & Price? As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price but instead with the ‘long term cost’ of the home. M...
07/11/2016
Is Now the Right Time to Put Your House on the Market …or Not? Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings. The report revealed that this May’s numbers weren’t quite as good as ...
07/10/2016
2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your House Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LIT...
07/09/2016
Saving To Buy A Home? What Would You Sacrifice? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top thing that buyers sacrifice are new clothes at 54%. Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation...
07/08/2016
4 Reasons to Buy This Summer! Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Ho...
07/07/2016
Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest annual pace in over 9 years at 5.29 million. Inventory remains below the 6-month norm and prices are still on the rise. Interest rates are at a historic low of 3.48%. Email   mikeperrykw@g...
07/06/2016
3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!! For that reason, prices haven’t skyrocketed as they have in the lower and mid-tier markets. This, coupled with sensational mortgage rates, means that this may be the perfect time to purchase the luxury property you have always desired. Let’s break it d...
06/30/2016
BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers? Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market. The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest r...
06/29/2016
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