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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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 To all my Friends, have a blessed Easter or Passover!   Don Hess KW Elite Keller Williams Realty 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 717-553-2500 Office 717-715-6288 Mobile 717-786-7967 Direct donhess39@gmail.com  activerain.com/dfh 

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today in Lancaster Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring  Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sug...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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Often, it takes a visit from out-of-town guests to get us to a place we have been meaning to visit ourselves. And so it was this Sunday, when my son was visiting from Tokyo. It was a nice, sunny day, and Doug is a big train buff, so off we drove one hour away to Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pen...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024! A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think! Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One o...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year in Lancaster,PA Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holdin...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Lancaster Home? The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell Your Lancaster Home ! We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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   Are Lancaster's Home Values Really Overinflated? Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  Is Now a Good Time to Rent in Lancaster ? People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings! According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,840 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $2,895, last...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire the Perry Property Group to Represent You ! Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratificat...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Lancaster Home Prices Up in Smoke? Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year. What impact will rising rates have on house values? Many quickly jump ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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80% of Lancaster Renters Believe Home Ownership is a Part of Their American Dream According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing homeownership is a big part of achie...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possibl...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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      Attention all KW Agents here on Active Rain :  Keller Williams has launched their new Referral Network  and are awarding points as your add members to your    personal Referral Network. When I saw this ,I just had to reach out to all of the KW Agents who are active on AR ! I mean We can acc...

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