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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted Lancaster's Housing Market Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was eve...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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    Drop in Inventory Fuels Sales Slowdown in Lancaster ? Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.46 million. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4-month supply, marking the 35th month in a row of declines. The median price of homes sold in April was $257...

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Home Inspections: What to Expect So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask ...

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Home Buying Myths we Avoid in Lancaster, PA  Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score r...

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Both Seller's & Buyer's Markets in Lancaster , PA  ? Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices! Inventory continues ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
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    SELLERS - Now is the time to obtain TOP DOLLAR for your property BUYERS - You will need skilled Representation to navigate your way through this very competitive Sellers Market !  Text or email me to get started mikeperrykw@gmail.com  The PERRY PROPERTY GROUP is a PAID Vender Account on Next...

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VA Loans by the Historical Numbers , Lancaster, PA  Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. In 2017, $188 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA Purchase...

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Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate! Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers relief from rising home prices and helped with affordability. In the first quarter of 2018, rates have increased from 3.95% up to 4.45% and experts pred...

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today in Lancaster Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7...

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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market ...

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Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing ...

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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring  Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sug...

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A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024! A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2...

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You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think! Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment...

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  Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One o...

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Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year in Lancaster,PA Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holdin...

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  Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Lancaster Home? The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing...

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  Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell Your Lancaster Home ! We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information ...

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   Are Lancaster's Home Values Really Overinflated? Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017...

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  Is Now a Good Time to Rent in Lancaster ? People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017...

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