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This week has been a down week for blogging as I made my move to Lancaster's hot new Coldwell Banker brokerage, Coldwell Banker Select Professionals.  The management there were awesome to deal with in the discussions and I'm incredibly excited at the possibilities to grow in many ways there. What...
Some of you who have been reading this blog might remember our incredible natural childbirth story from last June after Ephrata Hospital and Aetna failed us miserably.  The midwife who (literally) saved the day for us went on to suffer at the hands of the PA Board Of Medicine in court for months,...
Interesting Stat - National Association of Realtors membership declined in the first quarter of 2008 by: 102,403 That's a big drop!  For those of you bloggers out there, that's over a 100K less competitors to worry about... Here's a couple of appropriate quotes for real estate pros and consumers ...
I don't publish the comments from my client feedback surveys enough, I've decided.  You'll note from my blog that I don't "toot my horn" too much.  Today, though, I thought I would share a comment on a survey received yesterday from a Philadelphia customer buying in Lancaster City: "Jeff was my t...
I'm proud to be involved in a unique community outreach using some of our cutting-edge Real Estate technology!  Here's our press release: ___________________________________________________________________________   Citizens Community Bank Mortgage Division located in Lititz Pennsylvania and Jeff...
As 2007 came to a close, more than 52,000 Pennsylvania homeowners were in some part of the foreclosure process, according to recent survey results by the Mortgage Banker's Association.  These numbers put Pennsylvania in the top 10 foreclosure states nationally.  Since 23% of loans statewide betwe...
I was recently introduced to an article in the St. Petersburg Times that deals with the now-popular term "greenwashing".  It was called "'Green' Houses in Name Only?" by Chuin-Wei Yap.  I thought the author did a good job of framing the problem that is starting to crop up everywhere in real estat...
Here's the Lancaster Pa real estate homesales report for April 2008: Interesting numbers!  Homes sold continued the 2008 trend of running at 25% off from last year, while new listings continued the trend of following 2007's numbers.  As I've explained each month, I believe this discrepancy is due...
Lovely & Large Manheim Township CondominiumLocation: Tollgate Station Come see this large Manheim Township Condominium in desirable Tollgate Station an ideal location for commuters to Harrisburg, York or the PA Turnpike. A modern floorplan boasts over 2,000 square feet of living space with a won...
Reports from Harrisburg today indicate that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has failed to approve the plan put forward by PPL, the area's largest electric utility, to soften the burden of the coming rate increases.Originally slated for an approval vote 4/9, the issue was tabled b...

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