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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights: Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase. The median home price d...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage r...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Existing Home Sales Surge Forward Through Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. First-time homebuyers made up 33% of all sales in October. Homes are selling quickly with 43% of homes on the market ...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Thinking of Selling? Don’t Overlook an Outdated Kitchen, Buyers Won’t If you are planning on listing your home for sale, make sure that you don’t overlook the condition of your kitchen. A recent article on realtor.com listed “7 Signs Your Kitchen Is Way Overdue for a Renovation,” in which they wa...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Solanco Boy's and Girl's Lacrosse Club are seeking players. No experience is necessary. All teams will take the field by mid March 2017. To sign up Boys in fifth to eight grades may contact Coach Brian at Bmac1729@yahoo.com or phone 267 815-1571. Boys in ninth to twelfth grades may contact Coac...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Noble Hill Farm and Horse Rescue at 2002 Noble Road Kirkwood, will hold its annual Christmas Open Barn on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event features, crafts, candles, wreaths, and a silent auction. Pony rides will be available weather permitting. Hot sandwiches, soup, an...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Quarryville Library at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566 will celebrate National Novel Writing Month on Monday November 28th 2016 with a Creative Writing Workshop. Author Linda Oatman High will lead the workshop from 11 AM until noon. The public is invited.  For details call 717 786-1336 Sour...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Thank You for Your Support!Have a Great Holiday!To all of our current and past clients , our referral networks , amazing service providers , we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving !!!  We have much to be thankful for in 2016 as the real estate market has enjoyed one of it's best years in a decade! ...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com 
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing? According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a signi...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now! People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather, or perhaps move across the st...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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From Empty Nest to Full House… Multigenerational Families Are Back! Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the number of multigen...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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   Quarryville Library, at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, will open the next show in the C. X. Carlson Gallery with a reception on Saturday November 19th from 1 to 3 PM. The show will be produced by the Octoraro Art Association. It will feature member artists exhibiting works in various media, includ...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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   The Quarryville Teenage Club will host its 62nd pageant to select a new Miss Solanco on Saturday November 26th at 7 PM in the Solanco High School Auditorium at 585 Solanco Road Quarryville, PA. The Miss Solanco pageant is the first level of the Miss America system. Although last year's winner ...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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 The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society will present “Stealing Freedom along the Mason – Dixon Line” on Saturday November 19, at 1:30 PM at the Solanco Historical Archives Building at 1932 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA. Local historian and author Milt Diggins will be the presen...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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You Can Never Have TMI about PMI When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have T...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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     We need more homes on the market in Lancaster andLebanon Pennsylvania!  Year to date 2016 vs 2015 Sold Units down 7.3%Active Listings down 5.6%New Listings down 2.4%* Source Keystone MLSTwo Reasons:The average tenure in a home has risen to 10 years. Historical average is 6 to 8 years.For Sal...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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A Lack of Listings Remains 'Huge' Challenge in the Market The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures & short sales) are at their lowest mark in...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the...

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