lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Green Building - Home Improvement Tips - 02/20/09 08:58 AM

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Whether you're moving into a new home or just in the mood to refurbish your current pad, going green does not necessarily mean spending green. By simply making a few appropriate choices, you can get a whole new look, that's both environmentally friendly and cost effective.
#1 New uses for old stuff- Before throwing anything into your recycling box, think of its recycling potential. A nice shaped wine bottle makes a perfect vase for a sprig of fresh flowers in the bathroom. Or a lamp-stand for the lampshade that you picked up … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster County PA Luxury Real Estate - About Lancaster County Pennsylvania - Part 2 of 20 - 02/20/09 03:34 AM

Lancaster County Pennsylvania is a literary work of the past and future coming together. Residents and visitors can virtually watch American History unfolding before their eyes. In 1729, Early settlements in lancaster county were divided into 17 townships and villages which ultimately became communities and then cities. Some of those cities included Manheim, Lancaster City, Quarryville, Paradise and many others that followed in the same fashion. The first permanent settlement in Lancaster County was that belonging to Hans Herr and still stands to this day as a museum to recognize it's history as both the oldest building and oldest remaining … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Homes and Land Magazine - Digital Edition - 02/19/09 01:51 AM
Are you using Homes and Land to help enhance your Online and Print portfolio? Click here to view the Digital Edition of Homes & Land Magazine. The latest issue of Homes and Land of Lancaster County is now posted online along with the latest Flippy book for your benefit. We are very impressed with the numbers of people already finding and using Flippybook as the leads tracking has shown us how quickly it's grown to be the top referrer on our site. We hope you will check it out! Use it, send the link to your customers who are advertised (it is the quickest, … (3 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Tips for first time home buyers - What is Included in a Home Purchase? - 02/13/09 01:07 AM

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You have found the home of your dreams and you are ready to put an offer on it.  Before you sign the contract make sure you know which items will convey with the house and which will be excluded.  There can be some confusion about this, particularly if the listing is vague on the matter.
 Real Property vs. Personal Property
For the purpose of selling real estate, property is divided into two categories:
Real Property is the land and everything that is attached to it, including the ground to the core of … (1 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster County PA Luxury Real Estate - About Lancaster County Pennsylvania - Part 1 of 20 - 02/13/09 12:45 AM


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Lancaster County Pennsylvania was the fourth county established in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.  It was bridged from the upper part of Chester in 1729.  The earliest known settlers derived from Swiss,Welsh,English,Scott,Irish and French colonies in 1709. German farmers from the rhine lowlands then later migrated in 1717 to 1723 to create the nucleus of what today is known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch".

Lancaster was named for Lancashire, England and has for the longest time predominently been the Number One non-irrigated agricultural county of the entire country in terms of farm products sold or … (7 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Castellum Realty LLC - Lancaster PA Real Estate - Lancaster County Relocation Services - 02/12/09 07:20 AM
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Are you in the market for finding a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Let us help make that transition as smooth as possible.

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WHY USE A PROFESSIONAL REALTOR
For financial investments like a 401-K, Roth, IRA, etc., most people use reputable financial advisors since they are aware of the risks of doing it themselves or having it done by a family member or friend who claims to have the knowledge and skills. For that same reason, you should use a professional realtor with extenSive training and experience to handle the largest financial transactions … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Winter Wonderland Part II - 02/09/09 12:19 AM

February is usually Lancaster's whitest month and this year(so far) is no exception. What made this particular day, one week ago, so special was that the 4-5 inches of powdered snow stayed in virtually the same position relative to where it landed on structures, trees and the general landscapes around the area due to non-existent wind that day. This was a prime opportunity for photographers all over to shoot lancaster in a rare moment of glory. I hope you enjoy these shots as much as i do.

Farmland is transcended into a series of dunehills
The driving that day … (4 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Lancaster County, PA: A very safe place to life - Great for families - 02/01/09 05:34 AM
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Everytime when there is another Natural Disaster like the one we just had in Texas, I realize how good we have it here in Pennsylvania. I lived in Texas (Hurricanes), Ohio (Tornados) and California where we had several serious earth quakes and chances for Sunamis. All those issues seem to make the little snow and some hot and humid days in Lancaster County, PA, very benign. 
I understand the pleasure of a … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Castellum Realty LLC - Lancaster PA Real Estate - Our Mission Statement - 01/31/09 05:34 AM
WHAT CASTELLUM REALTY OFFERS
Are you in the market for finding a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Let us help make that transition as smooth as possible.

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WHY USE A PROFESSIONAL REALTOR
For financial investments like a 401-K, Roth, IRA, etc., most people use reputable financial advisors since they are aware of the risks of doing it themselves or having it done by a family member or friend who claims to have the knowledge and skills. For that same reason, you should use a professional realtor with extenSive training and experience to handle the largest financial transactions … (2 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Communities - Stonehenge Part III - Winterwonderland - 01/30/09 02:41 AM
Estate style living in manheim township in the Northern reaches of Lancaster. Large palacial lawns on massive acreage. It's not uncommon to see 2 story homes with 4 car garages in this community. These homes are built towards the homeowners needs.



Each home was built around the homeowner's lifestyle.  Most of these homes therefore have an out of state feel when compared to the usual Victorian Style made so common to this area.



Most of the homes in Stonehonge are custom builder showcase homes by renowned construction companies. Companies such as Simeral Construction and Costello whose projects were designed … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Give yourself some credit... if you are a "First-Time Homebuyer" - 01/29/09 02:00 PM

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Let's first define "First-Time Homebuyer".  Actually, let's define what the heck I'm addressing in the first place.  It's the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.  I trust you've at least heard about it and if not... no biggie... I will give you some of the talking points and the direct address to the site momentarily.
The whole concept of "First-Time Homebuyer" can be a tad misleading for some of you.  You are considered a first-time homebuyer (under this tax credit) if you have not owned another home at any point in time during the three … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Winter Wonderland - 01/29/09 01:11 PM

Lancaster Pennsylvania is beautiful in all seasons but this is especially true in the wintermonths as otherwise desolate farmlands are turned into serene winter-wonder-landscapes. The climate in January is generally the coldest of the year at an average of 20.7 degrees fahrenheit compared to an average temperature of 84.6 degrees fahrenheit in the summer months. 


Farm animals can still be found outside sparingly on some farms



Lancaster PA generally does not have very harsh winters as rainfall is moderate and fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with September being the heaviest at 4.43 inches.

Early … (2 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Tax Credit info for first-time homebuyers - 01/29/09 03:26 AM

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1st time buyers should take advantage of this $7,500 15-year interest free loan from the government, especially to pay off high interest debt.
EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2009
Who is eligible?
First-time homebuyers or any homebuyers who have not owned a principal residence in the last three years
How does it work? Eligible purchasers can claim the $7,500 credit on their annual tax return form.
Amount of credit: 10% of cost of home or a maximum of $7,500
Repayment:
Two years after the credit is claimed, the homebuyer will have to start … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Lancaster PA Farms for sale - Lancaster PA Agriculture - 01/27/09 11:16 AM
 


Lancaster PA has about 5300 farms(463,000 acres),99% being family owned, and the income derived from it accounts for about 915 million dollars. One in Five jobs in the County is generated by Agriculture with 1 acre equating $2,000 in sales revenue.  With every dollar that leaves Lancaster Agriculture boosting our local economy by 4 billion. Therefore the farmland and culture is a very big reason and indicator of prosperity for our area and makes it easy to see why it ranked 10th on forbes list.  Seven million tourists flock to Lancaster Pennsylvania each year spending on average 1.6 … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Relocate to Lancaster Pennsylvania - How to find your neighborhood - 01/24/09 03:55 PM

 
HOW TO CHOOSE THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

1. Find out if your desired property will appreciate in value from a local realtor. Past trends in appreciation may not be an effective basis in this downmarket but it will give you a fairly accurate assesment on what to expect during normal real estate market conditions. Government Planning Agencies can also help you get information on new schools, high ways and  planned developments which can affect the future appraisal value of your new home. It is also important to find out the age of the homes in the … (2 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Forbes 2008 Ranking for Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 01/23/09 01:52 AM


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lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Short Sales and Foreclosures - Types of Sales in Today's Market - 01/08/09 11:52 AM
 


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This post is intended to assist you with familiarizing yourself as a buyer with the types of sales we are seeing in the marketplace today.  Read separate posts on Short Sales * REOs * Auctions for more detail.
Traditional Sales
If the prices are right, these are the best transactions!  The contract is more "normal" in nature, allowing reasonable negotiations between the parties.  Each party genuinely hopes for the sale to be completed and therefore works together to meet deadlines and ensure everything is resolved to the mutual satisfaction … (1 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - 2008 Home Buyers/Sellers Profile Report for Pennsylvania Part I - 01/07/09 11:52 AM
Released today by the Pennsylvania Associates of REALTORS (PAR) was the Annual Home buyers and Sellers report for the state of Pennsylvania.This report was based off the results of an 8 page questionaire that was mailed to 133,000 consumers who purchased a home from July 2007 to June 2008. Below are the summarized findings and highlights of this report from 10,053 usable responses.. 
Characteristics of 2008 Pennsylvania Home Buyers 
46% of all recent home purchases came from 1st time home buyers compared to 41% nationally. 75% of those 1st time home buyers were 25-34 years old. 68% of those buyers had … (5 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Luxury Real Estate - Tips for first time homebuyers - You & Your Realtor - 12/30/08 11:23 PM
 

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Keys to Maintaining a Healthy Working Relationship
This is an incredibly stressful time for both you and your agent. You’re in the process of buying or selling what is likely the most valuable asset in your portfolio. Your REALTOR will be working tirelessly for months, and their payment relies entirely on whether or not your sale closes. You both have a lot at risk, and you’re naturally going to be somewhat tense.
Over the course of your relationship there will be plenty of opportunities for a wedge to develop … (0 comments)

lancaster pa real estate: Lancaster PA Real Estate - Lancaster PA Relocation Tips - Preparing the Yard for Winter - 12/29/08 01:45 AM
 

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I spent the majority of the day outside working in the yard and cleaning up the garage. With winter just around the corner, we must utilize these final nice-weather days while they last. Preparing your yard now will make it much easier to work around during the winter and will significantly reduce the amount of yard work that you will have to deal with during the spring thaw.
This is also the perfect time to clean out the garage and make room for the cars. … (1 comments)

 
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