sellers: 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)

sellers: 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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sellers: 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)

sellers: 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)

sellers: 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)

sellers: 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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sellers: A week in review for the mortgage industry - 06/04/16 07:31 AM
I have attached a 1 minute video that will sum up last weeks' activity within the mortgage industry.  It recaps the interest rates, the volatility of the market, new construction production as well as touching on the global economy. 
I hope you enjoy it.
 
http://mymortgagestatus.info/miam/?id=D7020A71A7D697AE622C9EA769FA5FEF3F936F8F7DB8E848267E5C6770BA0AD40BC6A79AB42B25C63D4EE5DAD89E1212BC7DC242BB5D7862FC11FB9CA33B7FA8
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
Special thanks to
Shawn Kelly at RMS for the video
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sellers: 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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sellers: York, PA Home Sales 5/22-5/29 - 06/01/16 12:43 AM
I know that your hearing about a housing market that shows signs of heating up, so I figure I would give you some proof as to why Realtors are all a buzz.  Last week York county sold 117 total properties, and we added 118 new listings back in to the market over the same 7 day time frame. 
Here is a link to all the new listings from last week.
http://rayac.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=1072aa58-9416-49ff-8428-335e5e1a1943&Report=Yes
If you want to see all the current active listings then here is a separate link.
www.homesforsaleinyork.com
 
If your on the fence about buying or selling, please give me a call and lets discuss what the … (1 comments)

sellers: The To-Do's and Not To-Do's of painting cabinets - 05/30/16 11:54 PM
Spring and summer offer us plenty of time to open our windows and put some fresh paint on the walls, or your cabinets if you follow the trends! You can use these tips for any wooden cabinets such as kitchen, bath or even in your potting shed! To-Do... figure out what kind of cabinets you have Wood and MDF can be painted without much drama. The hardest part is removing the stain or the finish with a deglosser (also known as liquid sander). Plastic laminate cabinets are tougher, sometimes impossible, to paint successfully. Discuss with a paint consultant at a home … (34 comments)

sellers: 19th consecutive increase to housing values! - 05/30/16 02:42 AM
The US housing market continues to grow with another 1.3% increase in the first quarter of 2016.  According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). This is the nineteenth consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index.
House prices rose 5.7% from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016. This is the fourth consecutive year in which prices grew more than 5 percent. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 0.7% from February.
“While the overall appreciation rate was robust in the first quarter, home price appreciation was somewhat less … (1 comments)

sellers: 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!
 
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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sellers: Mortgage applications on the rise! - 05/26/16 02:47 AM
Mortgage applications increased last week driven by a significant uptick in applications for purchase mortgages. Refinance volume rose only fractionally.  Overall, applications for mortgages, as measured by the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA's) Market Composite Index increased 2.3 percent during the week ended May 20 on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 2.0 percent unadjusted.  This increase of application really had no impact on the 30 year interest rate which moved up only .02%.
 
National Average Mortgage Rates  
 
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Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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sellers: America on the rise! - 05/24/16 04:57 AM
I am reading all sorts of conflicting information about the direction of our economy; headline after headline just continue to conflict the other??!!  So I thought that I would try to stay positive and share a few of the more optimistic articles that look towards a stronger US economy.  The first article is about the job market and it surfaces the unemployment rate and how the FED views the US as "At Full Employment" http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/23/news/economy/us-full-employment-williams/index.html?iid=SF_LN  and here is an article that talks about the growth and general outlook for 2016 http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/a/US-Economic-Outlook.htm lastly here is a video from Goldmansachs on the "2016 Macroeconomic outlook" http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/pages/outlook-2016/?videoId=139052 This is my … (2 comments)

sellers: Last weeks new listings in York PA - 05/22/16 01:08 PM
Last week we saw 126 new listing hit the market that are still active. We ahd more than that but a few went pending within a week....YES LESS THAN A WEEK!!  I dropped a link below for you to review the new properties in York PA, again these listing are less than a week old.  If you want a more detailed list of your options please feel free to give me a call.
 
http://rayac.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=ca45a6e8-97c2-4654-8d7a-88208b86aed1&Report=Yes
 
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
 
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sellers: These paint schemes are a must see! - 05/22/16 04:41 AM
Choosing the right colors for your home can be challenging. If you're a person who frets over selecting just the right shade of paint for the walls and brings home paint chip after paint chip, staring at them night after night and still not making a decision (guilty!), thinking about an entire color scheme that can fill out a home, or even just one room, can be anxiety-producing. Check out these fresh color schemes, which can help you make some important design decisions.
From classic looks to all-new, exciting color pairings, there's bound to be something that inspires you to get … (6 comments)

sellers: 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)

sellers: 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)

sellers: 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)

sellers: 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)

 
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Coal Infantino

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York, PA

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