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2009 

We have heard ALL THE RAVE about how the Stimulus Bill had a ton of Energy Efficient Tax Credit stuff in it.  No cap on Solar and Geothermal - 30% up to a MAX of $1500 on Energy Efficient Improvements ... One of the best parts of that is being able to get up to $1500 back for New Windows.  You kn...
02/27/2009
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  As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the FHA loan limits have been raised again, after they were lowered several months ago. I don't like putting this information out until it's truly official. I had a few realtors e-mail me because their lenders said that the new...
02/27/2009
This is a disturbing video that takes you through the tail end of the foreclosure process.  It's interviews with "trashout" contractors who clean out houses under foreclosure:   Give me your reaction to this clip.  Since I used to live in southern California these homes look eeirely familiar...ma...
02/27/2009
If you live in Lancaster City you may already know this, but there are several very nice parks to visit there.  Two of my favorites are Musser Park and Buchanan Park.      Musser Park originally opened in 1949, a bequest to the City of Lancaster by Henry Musser, maker of umbrella handles.   It's ...
02/27/2009
Blown-in cellulose is a popular alternative to fiberglass insulation. According to insulation specialist Richard Applegate, cellulose is a natural wood product, and 75 percent of what it's made from is recycled newspaper. Fire-retardant chemical additives give the material a class-1 fire rating, ...
02/26/2009
Cabin FeverFebruary 26 – February 27Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of LancasterIs your family coming down with cabin fever? Whether you like it hot or cold, our cures for cabin fever will help your family “beat the bug”. For ages 2-10 with an adult.Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMAdmission:     Free w...
02/26/2009
Here's a little humor!I was cleaning out my e-mail earlier and I ran across an e-mail I received from a home seller that wanted to know how to get his house listed on Trulia.  When I looked up his address it was already listed with another agent.   So I told him the deal that he needed to ask his...
02/25/2009
An excellent educational piece by Bill Gassett on multiple offer situations:                                                                                                                                                   The handling of multiple offers can be a tricky subject in Real Estate. Le...
02/25/2009
Listen to this article as an audio podcast. Lancaster City PA - Homes For Sale Update Here is the Lancaster City PA market review for last week, ending February 21.  The current inventory activity of Lancaster City PA homes for sale according to MLS: Sold: 9 properties sold for an average price o...
02/25/2009
Listen to this article as an audio podcast. Lititz, PA - Homes For Sale Update Here is the Lititz, PA market review for last week, ending February 21.  The current inventory activity of Lititz, PA homes for sale according to MLS: Sold: 5 properties sold last week with a price of $237,700 these ho...
02/25/2009
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