call coal: Own this home for less than a rental payment - 11/01/16 05:45 AM

 
This beautiful townhouse is move in ready! Just a quick look at the pictures will show you that the property is in outstanding condition! It has been freshly painted, and all 3 floors have been newly carpeted.  The Central Air will keep you cool all summer and the natural gas forced hot air will keep all 3 bedrooms as war as you like.  You will also see off street parking and all of the appliances that will convey.  The first floor offers a living room, an eat in kitchen and a powder room.  In the kitchen you will see a spacious 25 … (3 comments)

call coal: Halloween Safety Tips - 10/27/16 03:49 AM
With the Halloween fast approaching and Trick or Treat taking place across the country it's a good time to think about the safety of our little goblins, ghouls and princesses.  Have you found yourself looking for a deals on candy to treat those little ones that knocked on your door?  We all know that the cast of Star Wars and Superheros will not be happy with apples or pencils!  Here are 10 of my favorite tips to make this holiday as safe as it is fun!
1. Glowing concept
Glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets, and the like can help make it easier to see your … (2 comments)

call coal: 8 TRICKS that will TREAT your buyers this Halloween - 10/25/16 07:01 AM
Most kids will tell you that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays. Of course, the truth is that many adults love decorating and getting their homes into the spirit as well. With the following tips, you can make your home a Halloween-friendly setting that brims with seasonal charm.
 
1. Pumpkins and Gourds
You don't have to be a crafty do-it-yourselfer to ramp up the Halloween charm of your home's exterior. Add pumpkins and gourds of various shapes and sizes to your front steps in order to improve your house's seasonal curb appeal. If you don't enjoy carving pumpkins, you can simply paint … (1 comments)

call coal: Housing Stats September 2016 York, PA - 10/24/16 03:05 AM
Here's the monthly statistics report for home sales in York, PA.  The information has been provided by the Realtors Association of York and Adams County.  In the report you will find comparisons for the month of September 2015 vs 2016 and year to date information from January through September 2015 vs 2016.  The report illustrates the median sales price and the total units sold, broken down by school district in each county.
 
 
Even though these statistics are accurate pockets in each school district can out perform or under perform the average.  For a free, no obligation market analysis of your property, just … (3 comments)

call coal: Are you at the right brokerage? - 10/18/16 01:28 AM
Some years ago the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) engaged Tom Morris, Ph.D., to be a speaker at NAR's national convention. His talks -- tucked in among sessions dealing with marketing, sales techniques, and listing presentations -- were out of the ordinary, to say the least. But they were relevant then and they are just as relevant today.
 
Morris is, of all things, a philosopher, and a respected one at that. He taught fifteen years at Notre Dame, where he was widely-acknowledged to be the most popular teacher on campus. Now, as head of the Morris Institute for Human Values, he is a much sought-after … (1 comments)

call coal: Blinding results - 10/18/16 01:04 AM
When you want your space to stand out sometimes regular blinds just won't cut it. Your living space is warm and inviting, or bright and energetic, and adding regular or faux wood blinds feels a little too ordinary. You need a little more character, a little more texture, or you want to add some color to your window treatments. This is a perfect time to consider adding roman shades for a classy, modern accent to any room in your house.
Why Roman Shades
Roman shades, also known as roman blinds, are window coverings used to block out intrusive sunlight while giving your living … (0 comments)

call coal: 5.5 Acres on Lake Redman, York PA - 10/17/16 07:22 AM
If you are looking for the perfect location to build your dream home, well you just found it because breathtaking vistas await you!
These 5.5 acres are wedged between Lake Redman and the neighboring farm, this extremely rare combination offers you the best views available in York PA.   You can walk, run or ride your bike through the abundant trails that are around the lake.  Maybe you prefer to slip into your kayak and spend the morning on the water watching the sunrise, or set in the evening.
The lot has great access to 83 in both directions, and is situated about 15 … (9 comments)

call coal: Your car is a target! - 07/20/16 01:51 AM
Car break-ins have been occurring in Haines Acres, Fayfield, and Yorkshire.  This post to inform you that your vehicle and personal belongings are in jeopardy! The criminals have already hit 40-50 vehicles and do not show signs of slowing down as more cars were burglarized this week.
What are the police doing about this?
I called the Springettsbury Police Department and spoke with Sergeant Wilbur.  Sergeant Wilbur informed me that the department has additional cruisers patrolling the area over night and that they have more cops in plain clothes on foot in hopes of apprehending the assailants.  They have some  
I asked how I … (2 comments)

call coal: What's in the water? - 07/13/16 01:50 AM

As I was paying my water bill, I decided to read over the York Water Companies water quality report.   It was reassuring that the reports that the water company provided were very detailed and gave accurate readings for various chemicals that are found in the water and how they treat the water to remove the contaminates.  It also gives us a look at the actual contamination levels for each of these chemicals.  The report is analyzed down to parts per million or PPM on the report.
 
I have added a link to the York Water Company's Annual Drinking Water Report for you to review.  I hope you find the … (1 comments)

call coal: SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! - 07/01/16 01:53 PM

Ron and I sold this wonderful property at 3900 Sloway Circle in East York, PA right before a holiday weekend!  We had great customers and the transaction could not have been any smoother, but that is the advantage of working with a Realtor.  If your looking to buy or sell please give us a call.  
 
With the inventory being low we are in need of properties for the buyers that we are working with.  The laws of supply and demand are pushing the market into a buying frenzy!
For a list of all the available properties in York simply click here.
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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call coal: What is the 4th of July? - 07/01/16 01:33 PM
Independence Day or more commonly known as the 4th of July celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence back on July 4th, 1776.  This is when the Continental Congress declaring that the 13 colonies would no longer answer to British rule.  The colonies actually agreed to this on the 2nd of July but the Declaration was not finished and signed until the 4th, some early signers of the Declaration of Independence believe that we should have used the 2nd and not the 4th as the actual date of acknowledgment.
 
For me this holiday seems to get lost in the fireworks, barbecue and back yard parties.  We have some … (5 comments)

call coal: Fireworks TODAY! - 07/01/16 12:32 PM
That's right today Sunday the 3rd, not on the Monday the 4th!!  If you're looking for a great display locally that the whole family will really enjoy then you need to head on over to Springettsbury Township park.  The fireworks display is to start right after the live music by THE STICKERS.  Click here for a link to the Springettsbury Township page with additional information about the event, and what you can and can't bring with you.
 
I hope you all have a safe and happy independence day!
 
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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call coal: Not your normal trash day - 07/01/16 12:30 PM
Hey there fellow Penn Waste customers, I just wanted to remind you that our trash is going to be picked up a day late next week.  I went on the Penn Waste site because I was looking for an update on when the new recycling bins will be delivered.  I did not see anything that gave an answer to my question but I did see that our trash pick up will be delayed by a full day.  Click here for a link to Penn Waste for additional details on trash removal in your township.
 
On a side note just a reminder that the old … (0 comments)

call coal: York, PA Home Sales Review YTD May 2016 - 06/22/16 01:20 AM
The May 2016 Housing Snapshot was just released and here I am once again, reporting an increase over last years numbers!  That's right, another increase to the median housing prices and a huge increase in the number of units sold!  Maybe you know of a few houses that went on the market and sold in a few days, do you want to know why... THE MARKET IS GETTING HOT!
 
 
If you are in the market for a new home you should really be talking to a Realtor about what to expect when your making a purchase in a market like this.  If … (2 comments)

call coal: A new deck in 5 steps! - 06/21/16 03:47 AM
Maybe you didn't notice that yesterday was the first day of Summer but with it comes outdoor living! So how do you maintain the deck in which you spend so much time, give it a longer life and keep it looking good all summer long?  Here are the 5 steps to keeping that deck in tip-top shape, and splinter free all summer long!
 
 
#1 You need to clean your deck
Regular cleaning prevents your deck from that gray worn down look that we are trying to prevent. You have a few options to get the surface cleaned. 
Use a hose: Use a garden hose … (2 comments)

call coal: Reverse migration? - 06/11/16 11:46 PM
I just read this great article about reverse migration, and at first the term itself was a little confusing.  In short reverse migration is the study of seniors who are migrating back into city life instead of coastal living.
 
In many ways it makes sense! As a young person people are drawn to the city for the abundance of things to do. As a retired individual you also look for places that give you as many options as possible. The big difference is that stereotypically the older generation has more disposable income and can really enjoy the finer things that a metropolis … (5 comments)

call coal: Educate your buyers - 06/09/16 12:41 PM
Many first time buyers are not aware of all the things that they are about to face when buying a home, so it's good to prepare them for the road ahead.  Most of the time they have no clue about the gauntlet they are going to run while seeking a mortgage or the fact that they need to plan for 2 days off so they can attend the home inspection and settlement. Maybe more importantly how to stay qualified by not going out to shop for new furniture once they ratify a contract.
 
So how can you get your buyers ready for the road ahead?  I prefer … (1 comments)

call coal: How to tap into the 83 Million Millennial Buyers! - 06/07/16 01:49 AM

The market is really starting to pick up and with the inventory of housing getting low, you need to know how to make your home stand out from the competition.  But how do you know where to spend your dollars to make the most impact? Well let's start with one of the biggest group of buyers out there the MILLENNIALS! 
Top 5 ways to tap into the Millennial pool
1. Flow and feel count!
To millennials, many rooms have new functions and, therefore, should look very new and different from the decor many sellers preserve from their move-in decades ago. TV rooms are now … (4 comments)

call coal: York, PA home sales review 5/29-6/4/2016 - 06/04/16 11:59 PM
The market continues to show signs of growth as we saw another 90 properties settle and 126 new listings.  Typically the first week of the month is a softer period for settlement than the last week. To see the new 126 listings in York use the link below.
http://rayac.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=07347aaf-5cd1-40f3-ba3f-07a6d203ccf3&Report=Yes
If you want to see all the current active listings of York then the link below.
www.homesforsaleinyork.com
 
If your on the fence about buying or selling, please give me a call and we can discuss what the market is doing to your homes value.
 
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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call coal: Free Concerts in Springettsbury Park - 06/04/16 08:37 AM
One of the best things about living in East York is having such easy access to Springettsbury Park!  I have provided a link below to the concerts that are being held for free this summer. 
The summer series event kicks off Sunday June 5th and runs until July 31st.  Live music starts at 7pm every Sunday and Wednesday evening.  The events are rain or shine, but in-case of severe weather there is a back up plan to hold the events at Central York Middle School. 
Get the family ready by packing a dinner picnic basket, bag chairs, games to play, and a blanket!
 
http://www.springettsbury.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BE4D432E0-73A3-4FDA-9261-89A01BF57BE4%7D
 
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Coal Infantino, Realtor specializing in south central PA (Coldwell Banker)

Coal Infantino

Realtor specializing in south central PA

York, PA

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Address: 1499 S. Queen st, York, Pa, 17403

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