sellers market: 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)

sellers market: 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 market: 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)

sellers market: 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 market: Your market in a minute - 07/01/16 09:15 AM
Buyers and sellers are still wondering how Brexit is going to hit the US and the housing market.  I have heard several consumers asking questions about the fallout.  If you have a questions like....
 
How has the stock market responded to Brexit?
What is the forecast for the rates due to the volatility of the stock market?
Housing prices, have they risen or fallen and why?
Do we have enough properties on the market to meet the demand for supply?
And how can I make my car more like a boat?
 
Your market in a minute 
 
I hope you enjoy this video courteous of Shawn Kelly at RMS
 
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Coldwell Banker
(717) 676-5545
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sellers market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: Stunning Executive Rancher - 06/02/16 07:54 AM
Check out this executive rancher in Strathcona!! The entire property has been renovated, and is located just a stones throw from the hospital! Your new kitchen is waiting for you with it's stainless steel professional grade series appliance package.  This eat-in kitchen features dual convection wall ovens, large granite counters, center island, a marble back splash, and recessed lighting.  The master bath is serene, providing a 4X6 ceramic tile shower, a comfort height high efficacy toilet, and a double vanity with marble top. This rancher is move in ready.  Give us a call for additional details or to set up a private showing before it is too late! … (5 comments)

sellers market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: 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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sellers market: 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 market: 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 market: 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 market: 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)

 
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York, PA

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