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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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The Cost of a Wedding vs. Down Payment Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to mont...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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4 Reasons to Buy in Lancaster This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that pr...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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How Supply and Demand Impacts Lancaster Home Values Some Highlights: The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s market! Nationally, there h...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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America Needs Your House !! The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist “The unde...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Do You Know Your Lancaster Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline, “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Botto...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Top 5 A+ Reasons to Hire a Lancaster REALTOR Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most 'educated' decisions you can make! A real estate professional has the experience needed to help you through the entire process. Ma...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equi...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months. This is great news for buyers as this marks a 7-year high. Man...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans 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 by the Wh...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell? Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchas...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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"If you really can do it  , ya ain't braggin !" - Dizzy Dean MLB Hall of Famer     This is why I love KW and it's Entrepreneurial Approach to running a business ! This allows us to stockpile reserves to address the cyclical nature of our business and prepare financially for April15th ! Please con...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Where Are Lancaster Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, re...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now's the Time Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living your dream life? Market conditions around the country have prese...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, how...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to ano...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Lancaster Market We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home? When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting th...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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The group is meeting on August 22nd at 6 PM at the Quarryville Library at 357 Buck Road Quarryville PA 17566. Participants are asked to bring a short piece to share or a page of writing from a book that they find meaningful. People of all levels from beginners to experts are welcome.  Source: Sol...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  The Quarryville Library at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566 is hosting a representative from Career Link on Tuesday August 22nd from 10 AM until noon. All community members are invited to stop in and have their resume reviewed and ask questions.  Source: Solanco Advertiser Don HessKW EliteKe...

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