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2009 

Breaking News for potential home buyers coming out of Washington Today... Read the latest details at my Lancaster PA Real Estate blog - US Senate Approves Tax Credit Extension Here's hoping this proposal makes it's way through the process!
10/29/2009
A pair of changes to the real estate transaction process will be noticeable to both consumers and industry pros alike – new “Truth In Lending” (TIL) procedures by mortgage lenders and a new “HUD-1″ Settlement sheet following new RESPA guidelines (that stands for Real Estate Settlement Procedures ...
10/21/2009
Many of the homes in Lancaster County are older with great architectural detail and character. However, one of the less attractive historical features, from an insurance perspective, can be the”knob and tube” wiring that is commonly found in homes built prior to the 1930’s. As a result, homebuyer...
10/20/2009
Courtesy of Ray Smith - Home National Mortgage Here is a snapshot analysis on the current state of extending the first time homebuyer tax credit. Relevant Legislation In the House: H.R.3761 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the first-time homebuyer tax credit, and for other p...
10/19/2009
September 2009 Summary Home sales in Lancaster County fell from August levels but did not drop appreciably from numbers posted in recent months, posting 423 in September, the same amount as in September 2007.  The average sales price continued it’s slide from July highs to reach $181,435 in Septe...
10/15/2009
Hello everyone,  I've finally decided to put together an outside blog (after how many years, Brad Andersohn?) and would appreciate it if you could check it out and give me some feedback!  I took a Wordpress template, downloaded it onto my hosting account and went to town redoing it to get the loo...
10/14/2009
One of the buzzwords crisscrossing the business internet this year is "Shadow Inventory".  I'd like to take the opportunity to explain what this is and how its going to affect you as a real estate pro or homeowner in the coming year. Actually there are two definitions of Shadow Inventory being us...
10/06/2009
This weekend I took the boys to a show they had been begging me to go to.  What was it?  A Truck Show!  Not just any truck show, but a Mack Truck Show held in Lititz PA (Brunnerville, to be exact) at the facility of the Gerhart Equipment Company.  There were LOTS of trucks there... Big trucks, sm...
10/05/2009
Another month gone by...and time to look at the numbers for August 2009 for the Lancaster County Residential Real Estate market.  As you know, I'm a charts guy so here are some charts! Overall, we had a good month!  Pendings and Closed home numbers are way up.  New listings held steady, which we ...
10/01/2009
Once again, a bunch of us Twitter nuts got together at the nutty time of 7am at our old standby, the Prince Street Cafe in downtown Lancaster City PA.  The conversation was led by Brenda (@crazywidow) about new locations to try for future tweetups, and we developed a new list to work on.  Thanks ...
10/01/2009
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