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If you are a homeowner concerned about foreclosure in Pennsylvania, here's some news that might of interest to you.  PHFA, the state housing finance agency, has long offered a HEMAP program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure as a result of hardship.  This month, however, Gov. Rendell announced ...
Apparently, the warring factions in the ongoing Lancaster Convention Center controversy have come to a agreement and County Commissioners ave withdrawn their opposition to the financing structure that had been proposed by the developer.   The $170 million project, which is well underway anyway, i...
I'm not going to beat this subject to death for weeks, but I've been showing a TON of houses this week and see some pretty bad listing photos.  This one listing actually made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it.  Again, my ringing question is "...why would a seller allow this?".  Hey!  Stop givin...
As the meetings continue in both Manheim Township and East Hempfield Township to evaluate the feasibility of building a new mega-shopping center along Harrisburg Pike across from Long's Park, opponents gained significant energy from the revelation that the farm slated for demolition held a histor...
I was discussing the role of listing photos with some office staff today. The point I was making is that photos have a key role in selling the home in this internet shopping age. Agents seem to labor under the impression that MLS photos are to show what a space looks like, like when you take phot...
Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz announced Oct. 8th that the "Little Prince Silk Mill" site on north 3rd Street has been sold to a Harrisburg-based developer who will attempt to build a "destination business" at the dilapidated site.  The very large building, near to route 30 and clearly visible from majo...
This is the main photo on a new listing - where the owner is a licensed realtor!The description says this..._____________________________________________________________________________________________ "4 Bedrm, 2 Bth Cape Cod w/lrg rms lots of storage-2 decks and landscaped yard-A must see!"____...
Everyone's favorite developer, High Associates, has again won approval from a local municipality to convert a large lot into a mega-center for big box stores.  Hooray for progress!According to an article in today's Lancaster Newspapers, High and their development partner from North Carolina got t...
I received a call from Lisa Sandhaus of the Hempfield Suburban News, our local correspondent who attends our borough council meetings in East Petersburg on behalf of the Lancaster Newspapers.  She is writing a piece for the Suburban News on the state of the Hempfield real estate market.  I though...
If you live on North Reservoir Street in Lancaster City, take a moment to view this video on selling your home... As you recently saw, I sold the home at 226 N. Reservoir for a record price this fall. Let me help you sell your home in the same manner!For a complimentary evaluation of your homesal...

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