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There's a new listing for a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath single family detached home coming on the MLS tomorrow - along Miller Road in East Petersburg, PA.  According to the listing agent it will be priced at only $145,000!  That's a great price for a detached 2-story home in Hempfield Schools. I pulled a ...
Ah, the rumors are swirling...For those of you who don't know, our local real estate behemoth Homesale Services Group left the Coldwell Banker franchise April 1st, making the announcement that morning at a surprise agent meeting and via email as I have heard it.  They decided to change their affi...
In honor of Tax Day I researched the year-to-date sales stats for Manheim Township, one of our popular destinations here in Lancaster County PA.  Homes for sale in Manheim Township historically have sold well, and many in-demand neighborhoods such as Grandview Heights, BelAir, Cobblestone Court a...
I thought I'd share some prognostications from talking heads in the media that I came across recently: “The prices of houses seem to have reached a plateau, and there is reasonable expectancy that prices will decline." (Time, December 1, 1947) “Houses cost too much for the mass market. Today’s a...
Lancaster General Hospital is a large Lancaster city PA operation with an expansion program underway in 2008.  It's an employer hundreds of local residents - I regularly work with homebuyers who are either already employed there or looking for employment there.  The hospital has created a cutting...
With the huge pickup in business for me this year, I'm coming into contact with many more homebuyers in various stages of thought about their move.  Let me tell you, there continue to be a lot of misconceptions out there about real estate professionals and what they do.  I'd like to address one c...
We did actually make it to Washington DC for Friday and Saturday last week, for those of you who were wondering!I peeled off a couple of representative photos to give you the flavor of our getaway.  On Friday we got down to our hotel about noon.  It was the Holiday Inn Capital Washington, right i...
Introducing 1137 Louise Avenue - an exquisite new offering in Grandview Heights. I'm proud to offer this magnificent home to you this week! At 2020 square feet, it's absolutely huge compared to the typical Grandview-era home. The centerpiece is the custom gourmet kitchen featuring glazed cabinetr...
My family is going to try to leave for Washington DC tomorrow, to take the boys on a bike tour of the National Mall and a visit to the National Air & Space Museum.  Of course, eveything was absolutely nuts with real estate today (TV interview, showing homes, successfully completing a listing pres...
I love data - it dispels the rumors and heresay. Speaking of data, I thought I'd share a new chart that shows the "curves" for new listing activity and sold homes for Lancaster County, PA (residential properties):Clearly April, May & June were the favorite time to list last year. Assuming that th...

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