Hanover, PA Real Estate News

By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
I had the opportunity to take a brief holiday down to Fort Lauderdale. As I was in the ocean looking back at the beach, I saw the lifeguard beginning to close up her area for the night. In Fort Lauderdale, the lifeguards don't simply have a high chair, but more of a small hut on stilts. It probably took her about 10 minutes to close up everything before she could leave for the night, but as I was watching her, I wondered how much preparation is needed to be a lifeguard  at the beach. Obviously being a lifeguard at the beach is more difficult than at the local community pool, but I was surprised to find out how competitive it is and that the pay rate can be between $16-$20 per hour, which isn't too bad for seasonal work. As I watched the lifeguard continue to wrap up for the night, I tho...
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By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
Many people understand the benefits of real estate investing (which I've highlighted here), but with all the easy avenues for investing in the stock market, investing in real estate is somehow still thought of as a game only for the rich. With stocks, while there are many rules and regulations which govern them, people can simply have money withheld from their paycheck to be deposited into their 401k or 403b. The most work they will do on the management side of their stocks is choosing which funds to initially invest in, and maybe doing a once-a-year review. Prospectus? 10-Q? That's for the fund manager to worry about, they say.  And while most people over 25 know that the stock market won't continue it's upward climb forever, many are overly cautious about getting into real estate inve...
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By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
   We've all seen social media shares of someone finding a wedding ring and through the power of networking finding the rightful owner. We even have sites like this to help lost and found pets reunite with their owners. I had never been a personal witness to the power that social media has - until yesterday.    The Hanover Area Jaycees are a local group of younger people ages 21-40 who focus on leadership training and civic responsibility. Every year for the past 76 years they have hosted the annual Hanover Halloween Parade that goes through downtown Hanover on the last Thursday of October. The parade consists of local dignitaries, area marching bands, and local businesses with floats. It's about a mile long overall and begins at 7:30 at night. The big feature of the parade is that the ...
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By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
There are 4 key benefits of adding real estate to your investment portfolio. Often times people become so fixated on contributions to their 401k that they fail to realize there are other options. Sure, they hear the ads about investing in gold and silver, and maybe even receive in the mail two "free" tickets to an upcoming real estate buying workshop in the nearest big city, but too many people believe that real estate investing is for the rich elite - the people behind the LLC, INC, LP, et al. But I can assure you that real estate investing is available to most anyone who is willing to put forth a little effort. And when I say real estate investing, I'm not talking about a REIT. I'm talking about a tangible, reach-out-and-touch-it, actual structure. Cash FlowThis is the equivalent of t...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Stopped by a quite park in Hanover, Pa today. Even with the heat index being (105)what it was it still felt OK under the trees! And there where a few people out enjoying the afternoon ! Looks like the park was created when 2 family's donated the land to the Lions Club of Hanover. I can't find a date but that really makes little difference. The township placed the play equipment in 1976 . Happy that the Forney and Young family left this for all of us to enjoy.Young Woods is a small park with some playground equipment for the kiddos. And 4 large pavilions with multiple picnic tables. Charcoal grills are beside each pavilion for your use. I could just imagine the charcoal smell !! Great place for a company party, reunion, or just a family get together. You need to contact Penn Township for...
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New Price of $139,900 for this fully renovated cape cod home in Hanover, PA.  Located in South Western School District the list of new ammenities is endless, including a new roof, completely renovated kitchen with all new appliances, flooring and stunning granite counter tops!  Brand new finished basment with wall to wall carpeting makes this home a spectacular deal with all this extra square footage.   3 bedrooms and 1 newly finished bathroom.  MLS #21211720  Check this out, it won't last long at this price!!!  Call me Kim Burton to set up a showing Anytime!  717-688-0366
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Hanover, PA 17th Annual Chili Cookoff - Sunday, September 2, 2012 Come join the Red Hot Realtors at the Hanover, PA 17th Annual Chili Cookoff.  The Chili Cookoff is on Sunday, September 2 from 11am until the chili runs out (usually around 3 or 4pm).  The Chili Cookoff takes place in Good Field, the street address is 63 N. Forney Ave., Hanover, PA 17331.  Bring your walking shoes.  Last year there were 40+ competitors, each entering their secret recipe for chili in the Pennsylvania State Chili Competition, some with salsa, some with lots of gimmicks!!  But, it's all in good fun!! In 2011 the Red Hot Realtors cooked about 70 gallons of chili, serving over 3000 guests and we placed 5th place in the ICS chili competition.  In 2011 over $40,000 was raised for local Hanover charities.  The Re...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
9/11 Healing Field ~ Hanover, Pa Today, I visited the 9/11 Healing Field in Hanover, Pa with my daughter, Claire, and her best friend Karina. We thought we’d being the Healing Field to you by sharing a few of the pictures we took. GodBlessAmerica! "9/11 Healing Field ~ Hanover, Pa"Create a free slideshow with Picnik!
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
  How will you Remember 9/11?It’s been a crazy week, still adjusting to the “back to school” schedule, my baby girl turned 15 and we’ve experienced some really crazy weather leading up to and including this past week. Everything from an earthquake to torrential rains which lead to flooding in some areas.Being aware of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and never forgetting for any length of time since then, the shock and fear that infamous day brought to me and all of  America. I’ve wondered how I could honor them, the 3,000 who perished. I’ve thought of them, lifted up prayers and yet the only thing that seems like enough and yet nowhere near enough is to Remember 9/11. To share the memories with my children.  My husband, Chris, and I headed to the store after dinner for party supplies for o...
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The Red Hot Realtors from Advance Realty Heritage and Century 21 Associates are Cooking up a Mess of Chili for the Hanover Chili Cook-Off Gene Bailiff at Advance Realty Heritage along with June Piper-Brandon from Century 21 Associates are the Red Hot Realtors and we are pooling their culinary talents in the Hanover, PA Chili Cook Off on September 4, 2011.   Last year we made over 60 gallons of chili.  Come early so you don't miss out.  Annually, the Chili Cook Off raises money for local Hanover charities. Advance Realty Heritage is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania at 1150 W. Elm Street in Hanover.  Advance Realty, known for its low 1.75% fee and consumer-driven programs, was established in 2001 in Baltimore Maryland. Within the last three years, Advance has moved into six states followi...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
If you are thinking about buying a home that needs some TLC you'll want to align yourself with an agent and a loan officer that are both familiar with 203K type loans and are comfortable and familiar with selling homes that need a little love.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling.  You can save thousands by listing your home with Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc..  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy.  The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market. In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2010 Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc is waving a...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Advance Realty Heritage & the Red Hot Realtors Cooking up a Mess of Chili for the Hanover Chili Cook-Off Gene Bailiff at Advance Realty Heritage along with June Piper-Brandon from Advance Realty Anne Arundel are pooling their culinary talents in the Hanover, PA Chili Cook Off on September 5, 2010.  Advance Realty Heritage is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania at 1150 W. Elm Street in Hanover.  Advance Realty, known for its low 1.75% fee and consumer-driven programs, was established in 2001 in Baltimore Maryland. Within the last three years, Advance has moved into six states following a steady expansion plan. Through the "List more, sell more" system, agents are offered the most incentive rich, income-generating  programs available in the trade and the most long-term profitability. Advance...
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By Don Spera, Serving York and Adams County, PA
(CR Property Group, LLC)
      Welcome to Hanover, Pennsylvania    Take a walk through scenic Downtown Hanover in York County, PA and immerse yourself in the town's history, nostalgia and charm. Voluptuous trees and mid-1800 homes line the downtown streets. Each of the four main roads that connect to the Square are named after the town to which they lead. Quaint boutiques, unique eateries and Civil War interpretive wayside markers combine for a unique downtown experience. In addition to its picturesque scenery, Hanover sits on some of the richest soil in the state and is the gateway to several major interstate highways, ports, airports and railways, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Baltimore Beltway. In fact, just 45 miles southeast is Baltimore, Maryland; 89 miles south is Washington, D.C.; and 12...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Great little Investment Property in Hanover PaGreat little investment property in Hanover Pa just on the market. Great little investment property in Hanover Pa features up and down design, nice 1 bedroom, 1 bath units. Both units boast lots of living space. Downstairs unit has lots of natural wood highlights, large living room and large eat in kitchen, and large bathroom, as well as laundry room and back porch. Upstairs unit has large bathroom, lots of living space and nice back porch as well. Great little investment property in Hanover Pa offers lots of off street parking and close to the town square. Great little investment property in Hanover Pa is nicely located. Run the numbers and see why this is a great little investment property in Hanover Pa                                     ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Grand Opening - Advance Realty Heritage, located at 1150 W. Elm St., Hanover, PA 17331 It's my pleasure to welcome Gene Bailiff and Advance Realty Heritage to the Advance Realty family.  Gene is the Broker and Manager of our latest Advance Realty office in Hanover, PA.   Advance Realty Heritage is the fourth Advance Realty office to open in Pennsylvania and will serve York and Adams County.  Gene and his wife Tonya live in Hanover and their children attend local schools.  Gene formerly held his real estate license at Advance Realty Timonium in Timonium, MD.  Gene has many years experience in the real estate market and is a great agent and a great asset to Advance!! Please join us on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 12 - 2pm for Gene's Grand Opening celebrations.  For more information ca...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
I just finished looking into a new company that has moved to the Hanover pa area. They shall remain nameless. I never want to slam someone trying to make a living. They are a credit repair company that took out a good size ad in our local paper. The ad was nicely presented and informative.  promises to pay the consumer $10,000 if they fail!! Also the company boosts they are former credit bureau executives.. how can you go wrong. I had to look into this. Many of my buyers that have some bumps on there credit may want to take this route. I went to the web site and looked around. Everything sounded good and  no bull it was all on the up and up. The client had to be responsible for keeping in touch and doing some leg work . This company will do a lot more then send letters and dispute , the...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
I have sold homes in and around Hanover School District for years now. NEVER>>> have I seen the prices I am seeing now. I just did a quick search of detaches single family homes in the Hanover pa school district. There are 35 singles family homes priced below $199.900.. Most are in quite neighborhoods.  Some are in town. All have yards and there own privacy. There are ranchers, colonials,  an English tutor, cape cods, and farm typr homes. However my point is just in one smal school district i have found 35 homes that  list from $70,000 to $199.900 !!! This is big news as we all know you could barly buy a town house for this.... Pay no mind to the media . Look and Buy .. NOW IS THE TIME !!!! As always I am here to help you with your real Estate needs .sharris@aqre.com www.buyandsellwiths...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Save yourself a lot of worry and wheel spinning. Just take some time to figure out just how much you Can afford to spend on a home. Here are just a few basics one can do while sitting at the kitchen table... As a rule of thumb a lender will want to see your mortgage payment to equal no more then 29% of your u GROSS income. This this money you make before anything is deducted from the check. Then you need to consider the currant loan interest rate.. In today market about 6 to 6-5 % is a good figure to work with. Of course the lower the interest the more home you can afford.   OK lets say you make 60,000 gross pay a year. you take $60,000 x 29%  is..174000 Now divide this by 12 months..1,450 now lets say if you add on interest 6% that comes to $ 87.00. This means to me you should try to f...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Comming to spend some time in our town soon? Or maybe you live here already. I have just found a neat site that allows you to print coupons to use around town. There are coupons from vaccums to Pizza. Something for everyone to enjoy. In todays tough time of high gas prices and inflation on the rise who can't use a little help? And if you are raising kids you know that you can use the food coupons to treat them from time to time!! Here is the link to your coupons..ENJOY!! http;//www.eveningsun.com/coupons
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Moving to Hanover PA? Or the York County area? There are many things to do. Some are more important then others of course.One very important goal is WORK....Now you maybe coming to town with a job. But most times there is a spouse or a grown chid that will need to find employment.Here are some link to local company's that are hiring. http://www.indeed.com/jobswww.mylocaljobs.orgwww.careerbuilder.comwww.beyond.com/careerswww.monster.comwww.jobs.com May this help make your move a bit less stressful . After all you have enough to worry about.Work should not be one of them. Take your time and review your options know what you will do for a living before you even get here!!!
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