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Gettysburg View - Exclusive Homes in Gettysburg Pa - 03/31/10 03:17 PM
Gettysburg View - Exclusive Homes in Gettysburg PaHere in Gettysburg Pa alot of attention is paid to the historic detail of the houses in and around the Adams County area. Mixed in with all this history we do have some very nice new contemporary homes and neighborhoods. Among one of the nicer neighborhoods is the Gettysburg View cluster of homes right outside of Gettysburg on the Biglerville Rd. This group of 14 homes that make up Gettysburg View were built in approximately 1999 - 2002, they are some of the biggest homes in the area, and offer up very nice (0 comments)
I am trying to understand the mindset of those that are seriously thinking about purchasing that first home who are still sitting on the fence. The market at this point is making a nice recovery in most areas of the country, the inventory is high and interest rates are at historic lows, not to mention the Home Buyer Tax Credit that also encompasses second time home buyers as well.
Most banks are again lending, however the requirements have been tightened to avoid a repeat of what happened in the (4 comments)
We'd Like to Remodel an old Farmhouse - 03/30/10 09:52 AM
We'd Like to Remodel an old Farmhouse Often times here in Gettysburg Pa, I have people call and want to see old farmhouses, Gettysburg Pa has many, many old farmhouses covering it's rolling hills countryside. It has become very popular for history buffs as well as country living folks to purchase an old farmhouse and make it thier charming country home. Note the two front doors While these homes are not in a specific neighborhood it is something that clients want that is very specific to the Gettysburg, Adams County Pa area. When these folks call and want to set up (5 comments)
Let’s move our story to early 2006; Matt and Jonathan are faced with a system that is having trouble getting traction out of the transaction management piece of ActiveRain. That was a big problem in that without that portion of the system running well, ActiveRain would not be able to grow. Matt and Jonathon had a meeting of the minds and made the decision that would be the turning point for ActiveRain, turning it into the ActiveRain social network that all know and love, and are hopelessly addicted to (30 comments)
I recently was engaged in a conversation with someone who is not a Realtor or an ActiveRain member, but who knows the power of the Rain all too well. As you might have guessed, my wife and I were discussing ActiveRain and she got me thinking with one little question. “ I wonder how many members there were when ActiveRain started?”
That one question had my mind going, wondering who started ActiveRain, when did ActiveRain become a concept, why did it even become a concept, and finally where (53 comments)
Deatrick Village - New Condominium Community in Gettysburg Pa - 03/25/10 01:09 PM
Deatrick Village - New Condominium Community in Gettysburg PaDeatrick Village is one the new condominium communities in the Gettysburg Pa area. Condominium community living allows residents more time to enjoy activities because there is no time spent doing homeowner chores. Mowing the lawn, nope, you'll be out golfing, shoveling snow, no sir, you'll be off skiing. These well built single family or multi family homes are built with pride by S&A homes. Both style of home is available as custom build, or a move ready version. There are 51 lots available in the community which is in the Gettysburg school district. (3 comments)
The Preserves at Cumberland Village - a 55+ Adult Living Communities in Gettysburg Pa - 03/24/10 03:25 PM
The Preserves at Cumberland Village - a 55+ Adult Living Communities in Gettysburg Pa One of the newest addition of homes in the area is the The Preserves at Cumberland Village, a 55+ adult living community in Gettysburg, Pa. The Preserves offers the best in luxury adult living, offering homeowners a community center, swimming pool, tennis courts as well as walking trails. The Preserves at Cumberland Village is a great place for active 55+ adults to call home. The Preserves at Cumberland Village is perfectly located outside the charming little borough of Gettysburg Pa, close to all the convieniences that the borough (5 comments)
Spring is here and in the Central Pa area that usually means the home buying season is kicking it up a notch. True to form this warm weather has sparked an increase in showings, and open houses and activity in general in the local real estate market.
Spring also offers sellers a chance to spruce up that listing, give it some pop and color without breaking the bank. There is nothing easier to increase the look of your home than planting flowers, whether it is around the outside, in the main potion (3 comments)
Today we are going to get two for the price of one. Both of these quotes are very timely considering the passing of the Health Care bill yesterday."Beware of those who seek to take care of you lest your caretakers become your jailers"How did Mr. Rohn peg this so acurately, with the employment of 1600 new IRS agents to monitor monthly that we are all adhereing to the new bills rules and buying what we are told to buy, it amazes me how acurate he is here."It can be dangerous to weaken the strong in our (0 comments)
Joe Ades Potato Peeler Millionaire - 03/21/10 11:22 AM
Joe Ades Potato Peeler Millionaire If you have never seen him you missed something special. Joe Ades the man who for years sold $5 Swiss made vegetable, potato peelers on the street at the Union Square Green Market was more than just a street peddlar. Mr. Ades who was born in Manchester England, was much much more than that. Joe Ades was a walking, breathing how to do it right business man. First off Joe truley believed in his product, and he knew a good product when he saw it, Joe also understood the power of volume selling. If you have (9 comments)
Feeling blue? In a funk? Maybe you haven't found your career yet. Be honest with yourself. - 03/20/10 11:57 AM
Excellent information comes to us from Russel Ray of La Mesa Ca, thanks Russel Via Russel Ray, San Diego Marketing & Business Consultant (Russel Ray): There is an ActiveRain member, Lisa Stafford of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who is in a situation that happens way too often to the self-employed, especially those in service industries, and this post was inspired by her post. I'd also like to thank Al and Peggy Cunningham for pointing me in Lisa's direction. When you finish here, stop by and give Lisa some encouragement and then stop by Al and Peggy and thank them for caring. ♪♫♫♪♪♪♫♫♪ If you're (3 comments)
We have talked time and again about the work it takes to get a home ready to be show ready, we have posted over and over again about the work it takes to keep that home in show ready condition. We’ve discussed the importance of that all important first impression from the curb appeal, to the front door, to the first look once entering.
Well how do you get that home you are hoping to sell in show ready condition includes how that home is illuminated. Literally, the lighting that reflects on that first (4 comments)
Wordless Wednesday - Oldie But Goodie For You Golfers - 03/18/10 09:49 AM
This comes to us from Jane Peters in Los Angeles Calif. With the weather changing I thought it appropriate...enjoy Via Jane Peters Los Angeles Living, Los Angeles Homes (Boulevard Realty): Buying or selling real estate in Los Angeles can be an overwhelming process. Contact Jane Peters, Los Angeles realtor specializing in absentee owners, out-of-town buyers, and those who need that extra attention, in order to make the transaction a smooth, trouble-free, and fun experience. Search Los Angeles Homes for Sale. (2 comments)
Recently I did a post about the changes that the Federal Reserve is making some rule changes as to how credit card companies may conduct business. Since then I have been reading more and more material about what information credit card companies have access to. Well obviously they now our financial situations, but what I didn't realize was how in depth that information was broken down. Credit card companies are really using a microscope to analyze how we their customers are not only spending our money, but how we are spending it, (3 comments)
Devils Den Gettysburg National Military Park - 03/17/10 09:42 AM
Devils Den Gettysburg National Military ParkNo it is not the moon, although it could be a set of some startrek episode. You know the original, something folks in my age group (that would be old) remembers. Devils Den was held by both the Union and Confederate armies during the 3 day battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd of 1863. Eventually the Devils Den area came into solid Confederate control and was used extensivley by Confederate sharpshooters. From the protection and prime vantage point the boulders provided, Confederate sharpshooters had a field day harrassing Union troops on Little Round (4 comments)
Wallpaper Removal Tips - 03/16/10 11:52 AM
Wallpaper Removal Tips<!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]--> Whether you are getting your home ready for sale, or you just bought the home of your dreams, except that the room with the “wall paper”, you know, not just any wallpaper, “that” wallpaper. In either situation, the removal of that wallpaper is job one in your mind. Let’s look at some great tips to get that stuff off those walls.
Removing wallpaper is a messy job so being sure to cover floors to prevent undo damage to carpets or hardwood floors.
Lightly score the wallpaper being careful to not indent too far (5 comments)
Short Sale Q & A - This Process is Taking TOO Long, What is a Buyer to Do? - 03/14/10 06:17 PM
Thanks to Debe Maxwell for some excellent information regarding short sales. Thanks Debe much appreciated Via Debe Maxwell, Realtor® - Charlotte NC MLS - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty): Short Sale Q & A - This Process is Taking TOO Long, What is a Buyer to Do? From a short sale buyer: Q - I have had a purchase agreement on a short sale property since August 14th of 2009 and I still haven't received an answer from the bank. They keep telling us we will have an answer in approximately 1 week; then a month will go by and we still (1 comments)
Attention Remodelers & Renovators: New rule for EPA Lead Paint Safety - 03/12/10 01:34 PM
Excellent information from Wanda Kubat-Nerdin of Prado Real Estate in St. George Utah. Thanks Wanda great info... Via Wanda Kubat-Nerdin (Prado Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374): EPA is now requiring contractors who remodel or rennovate to be EPA Lead Paint Safety Certified by April 22, 2010 if they are working on homes and child occupied facilities older than 1978. Fines for non-compliance could be as high as $37,500 per day. If you work on buildings that are older than 1978, then you must get certified. At least one employee must be certified in a company and keep detailed, accurate records regarding specific work (4 comments)
Encouraging Numbers from York Adams Home Sales - 03/11/10 02:48 PM
Encouraging Numbers from York Adams Home SalesHome sale stats for York and Adams counties came out today, and the news is encouaging. Homes sales for the York and Adams counties area's is up 16% for the first two months of 2010. Median sales price in the Adams county area saw a 6% decrease, with York county posting a 1% increase. This is good news for the Central Pennsylvania real estate market. Some area's showed some marked improvement from 2009, Fairfield for example showed a median sale price increase of 12%, going from $235,000 in 2009 - to 264,000 in 2010. Littlestown showed a (4 comments)
Federal Reserve Sets New Rules BofA responds - 03/11/10 09:19 AM
Federal Reserve Sets New Rules BofA respondsBeginning July 1 of this year there are going to be some new rules that apply the way banks handle credit and debit cards. Besides changes that affect the interest rate changes for credit cards, there are also changes coming for debit cards. BofA made some changes that go further than the new rules set forth by the Federal Reserve. In the past if you went into your local Starbucks and bought a 4 dollar latte and paid with a debit card for an account that only had 2 dollars in it, the transaction went (5 comments)
Adams county Pennsylvania has a lot to offer visitors, be a tour through apple country, or a walk through many of the historic little towns that dot the countryside, but the king to the heap has got to be the Gettysburg National Military Park. The battlefield and buildings are a wonderful step back to a pivotal moment in our counties formation.
One of the things I find fascinating at the Gettysburg National Military Park are the monuments that cover the Gettysburg battlefield. Each monument has an interesting history all its own. (3 comments)
Whether you are working with the front or back of your home, making the most out of what you have is a key factor in showcasing the finer points of your home. Whether you have an expansive space, or a tiny nock to work with, creating an impressive outdoor space is the key to selling success.
There are a number of outdoor living space options to choose from, and any and all can make your home THE one to prospective buyers. Outdoor living spaces are no longer restricted to recreation areas, pool or play (7 comments)
Laugh out loud FRIDAY - THE OPTIMIST... Send 'em up.... - 03/08/10 03:45 PM
This comes to us from Kathy Knight, Wilmington NC Real Estate Broker. Thanks Kathy this was just to funny to not pass along... Via Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR (Intracoastal Realty Corp): Friday, March 5, 2010 Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along.. The conversation went like this... Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.' Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.' Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do (1 comments)
Gettysburg, PA Short Sales - 03/07/10 01:10 PM
I am often asked by consumers to explain just what is a "short sale", well I thing that Dave Monsour has put together about the most extensive answer a Realtor could come up with. Thanks for a great job Dave... Via David Monsour (Prudential Bob Yost - Sites, Gettysburg, PA): Current economic conditions have caused home values to recede in the vast majority of the United States. The little to no money down loans that were originated in the early to mid 2000's have created a scenario that is far from ideal for most Sellers in today's real estate market. With values plummeting up (2 comments)
HARP Deadline Given One Year Extension - 03/05/10 02:58 PM
HARP Deadline Given One Year Extension The Federal Housing Finance Agency stated today that the Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP) would be exptened for one more year. The program which is in place to assist homeowners with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans with little or no equity in their homes. The program assists homeowners to refinance into lower interest rate mortgages, even though their homes value may have gone down due to the current economy. The program began in April of 2009 and has refinanced over 190,180 mortgages to date will now expire in June of 2011. The requirements for participation (3 comments)
so You Wanna Be a Realtor - 03/05/10 02:00 PM
so You Wanna Be a Realtor Recently I posted about the number of agents that have been leaving the real estate industry. Personally I believe that in a real estate market such as we are currently experiencing, now would be a good time to get into the real estate industry. At some point the real estate market will make a robust return and with so many Realtors leaving the real estate industry, that leaves more of the market share for those that have stuck it out and hung on. So at that point there should be less Realtors to manage a (3 comments)
Are You a Playa In An Adams County High School - 03/04/10 12:18 PM
Are You a Playa In An Adams County High School Happily for me it is time for Adams County High Schools to perform. Theater that is, it is high school play season here in Adams County, and we the residents are the big winners. My wife and I have belonged to the Fulton Theater since moving to Gettysburg, Pa, but the I totally enjoy the local HS productions as well. I was never into theater until we joined the Fulton but have become as addicted to it as I have Activerain. We attend most of the local HS productions and have never (1 comments)
10 Financial Tips to help you "LIVE the Abundant Life" !!! - 03/02/10 04:09 PM
I wanted to pass along some excellent information from my colleauge Michaels Perry. Thanks Michael great information... Via Michael J. Perry (KELLER WILLIAMS - Lancaster, PA.): It is written that without Vision ,people perish ! And clearly you can not hit a target you do no have !But the difference between average and exceptional is that, exceptional people have discovered(activated) the ability to IMPLEMENT Daily Disciplines that the average person just can GET THEMSELVES to do !When it comes to personal finance there is no magic pill . So as we look at our big picture we need to answer the (5 comments)
Penn Square Grill Lancaster Pa - 03/02/10 12:37 PM
Penn Square Grille Lancaster PaRecently while attending an event at the Fulton Theater in Downtown Lancaster Pa, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit what has become an old friend. The Penn Square Grille is located right on the square in beautiful downtown Lancaster Pa. It is in the Lancaster Convention Center, that is attached to the new Marriott hotel. We have been members of the Fulton Theater for years now and stay overnight, have dinner and make a mini vacation out of the weekends. It has been a while since we dined at the Penn Square Grille (6 comments)
Not too long ago a decent share of my real estate industry marketing was focused on first time home buyers that were newlyweds. Anything that had to do with newlyweds was worth the time and real estate industry marketing dollar. That market niche has unfortunately fallen by the wayside due to our current economic challenges. There was a time when bridal fare season was a time that I looked forward to, and not because I was getting married. Bridal fare season used to be a time when a creative realtor could hook up with (3 comments)
What is a Short Sale? - 03/01/10 04:58 PM
Some excellent information from RE/MAX agent Laura Coffey, thanks Laura great job! Via Laura Coffey, ABR, QSC, CDPE (Re/Max of Santa Clarita): What is a Short Sale? Sometimes a short sale can be a good solution for homeowners who owe more on their homes than they are worth and who need to sell. In the past, it was rare for a bank or lender to accept a short sale. Today, however, due to overwhelming market changes, banks and lenders have become much more negotiable when it comes to these transactions. It typically cost lenders $40K to foreclose on a home so approving a short sale (1 comments)
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