listings: 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)

listings: 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)

listings: 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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listings: Only a chip shot to the course! - 06/03/16 01:25 PM

We just listed this magnificent home in Dallastown school district. 
This house is meticulously maintained & freshly painted! A dramatic staircase greets your arrival. Absolutely stunning new master bath with heated floors and free standing designer tub. Kitchen features stinless steel appliances, the stove & microwave are both new. The home boasts 9 Ft ceilings throughout the 1st. floor. A finished walkout basement leads to a private park like garden with potting shed. The basement storeroom features a rock climbing wall. Located 5 minutes to I83 and only a stones throw from Springwood Golf Course.
 
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
 
 
 
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listings: GIRL POWER! - 05/26/16 04:22 AM
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported this year that — of the recent buyers who are single — single women accounted for 60 percent more home purchases than single men, across all age groups. They are actually the biggest home buying demographic after married couples.
This trend of single female home ownership is projected to increase in the coming years, thanks to a variety of factors. The gender-pay gap is decreasing, giving women increased financial independence. In some areas, their incomes are even increasing faster than their male counterparts' are!
 
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Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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listings: Fed announces a hike to the interest rates - 05/20/16 09:26 AM
So the chatter in the financial world is all about the planned increase to interest rates!  We could see this planned bump as early as June!
Even though the FED has made this claim before, we have not really seen a true increase to the rates.
Could this time be different?
In the 1 minute video link below you will get an update on the volatility of the interest rate, a general economy review, and a brief housing update that includes the productivity of new construction.  
If your in real estate or thinking about buying or selling, then you need to take a minute and … (2 comments)

listings: Open House 3683 Crossfield Lane York, PA 17406 - 05/14/16 05:29 AM

 
OPEN HOUSE MAY 15, 2016 OPEN FROM 1 - 3 PM
3683 CROSSFIELD LANE YORK, PA 17406
CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
The incredible wrap-a-round porch makes this house pop from the street. This one owner home has been beautifully updated over the years. The kitchen & bathrooms have been completely renovated to today's standards with granite & tile. First floor laundry/mudroom. The lower level workmanship rivals the 1st & 2nd floors. Enjoy the park like setting from the spacious deck. 70 landscape lights and a sprinkler system complete the gardens and hardscaping.
4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths; 3528 sq. ft. of finished living space is situated … (8 comments)

listings: HOA Q&A - 05/12/16 02:14 AM
ASK THE HOA EXPERT: EVALUATING OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY'S EFFECTIVENESS
 
Question: Our board would like to evaluate our management company's effectiveness by way of a member survey. What questions do you recommend?
Answer: Since the vast majority of members are disconnected from day to day HOA operations and have little first-hand knowledge of the manager's contract obligations, few have an informed basis for evaluating the manager's effectiveness.  A suggestion form might be more appropriate.  List the various categories of tasks the HOA is responsible to perform like General Maintenance, Landscaping, Pool, Janitorial, Communications, Newsletters, Rules Enforcement, Financial Reporting etc. and ask for specific recommendations … (1 comments)

listings: April 2016 Housing Snapshot. Things are heating up! - 05/10/16 03:28 AM
The April 2016 Housing Snapshot is now available.  Your going to like what you see! If your not watching the housing market let me the first to tell you that things are really HEATING UP! The market is continuing to increses the units sold and the median price month after month!  This coupled with strong interest rates for buyers is making this a perfet time to get listed and buy a home before these numbers take off. 
If you previously listed your home and did not have the desired results you hoped for, this is a great time to revisit the idea.  Give me a call and we … (3 comments)

listings: 5 Easy ways to get a SOLD sign faster - 05/09/16 02:33 PM
Buying a new home is most likely the biggest investment many of you will make. As such, when the shoe is on another foot, you can understand why potential homeowners take long, slow walks through homes for sale.
That is why all homeowners selling their homes need to stage their homes. Fortunately, you can stage a home for sale without breaking the budget or hiring a staging company.  We often walk room by room with our customers and layout a plan for each space.   
1. CLEAN & MAKE EASY UPDATES
The first and most obvious way to successfully stage your home is to … (4 comments)

listings: Five Smart Buyer Strategies - 05/09/16 01:53 PM

 
 
 
 
 
The National Association of REALTORS® has announced that there's a housing supply shortage. Homes are selling quickly and home prices are starting to inch up again. It's becoming a seller's market in many areas.  Any time the market changes; it's time to change strategies. During a buyer's market, buyers have the upper hand and can make more demands to sellers over their homes' price and condition. During a sellers' market, buyers concede the upper hand to sellers and are more willing to accept higher prices and terms.  When homes are in short supply, buyers don't have the luxury of taking their … (1 comments)

listings: Making Real Estate Safer - 05/06/16 01:44 PM
Making Real Estate a Safer Industry Since Beverly Carter’s murder September 25th, 2014, brokers and agents across the country have taken steps to make safety a standard practice.   It’s been a year and a half since real estate agent Beverly Carter went missing and was later found murdered after showing a vacant home to a prospective buyer in the rural area of Scott, Ark. Since that dark day on Sept. 25, 2014, Brenda Rhoads, Carter’s friend and managing broker at Crye-Leike, REALTORS®, in North Little Rock, Ark., has been working hard to promote safety awareness in the real estate industry.
“I don’t … (1 comments)

listings: Smartphone, smart choice - 05/05/16 03:33 AM
Smartphones are essential in today’s business world, as anyone would agree. They make it easier than ever to upload documents, send payments, talk to contacts and arrange meetings for whatever your business needs. Real estate agents know just how important all of the functions in a smartphone can be for their business, but which one is the most handy? Real estate agents often learn the latest technology just so they can have that competitive edge. 
What is the Best Smartphone for Real Estate Agents?  There are three main smartphones that today’s real estate industry uses: Blackberry, Android and iPhone.
The old standby: a … (8 comments)

listings: Mortgages to be forgiven by Freddie and Fannie - 05/05/16 03:22 AM
Interesting news coming from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could forgive mortgage principal for thousands of borrowers under a new plan to be rolled out by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as soon as Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.  The plan is likely to draw ire from consumer advocates who will think it’s not enough to address the problem, as well as from some taxpayer advocates frustrated that the bailouts keep coming years after the housing crisis ebbed.  In all, about 4.3 million borrowers owed more than their homes were worth at … (1 comments)

listings: Oil prices are affecting housing prices - 05/05/16 01:35 AM
Depressed oil prices are becoming a real drag on some housing markets.
On a national level, homes are moving off the market faster than in 2015, according to a Trulia report analyzing the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.  But in oil-heavy housing markets, the "for sale" signs are staying up longer than they used to.  The prolonged drop in oil prices has hit Houston's housing market the hardest, with around 66% of homes still on the market after 30 days in April compared to 50% last year.  The city, which has a median asking price of $182,500, has the second-largest oil industry … (11 comments)

 
Coal Infantino, Realtor specializing in south central PA (Coldwell Banker)

Coal Infantino

Realtor specializing in south central PA

York, PA

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Coldwell Banker

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

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