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By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
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Looking to buy a home in Franklin County, Pennsylvania? You might want to make a quick check to see if you and the property are eligible for a Pennsylvania USDA Mortgage, also known as a Pennsylvania USDA Rural Development Loan. Here's Why...  USDA home loans offer a few benefits that other mortg...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE - DECEMBER 2013 Home sales in Franklin County Pennsylvania turned in a strong finish in December, at least when compared with December of 2012. One hundred homes changed hands, up 17.7%, while the dollar value of homes sold was up 24.1% to $16.3 million, and the median...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE - OCTOBER 2013 Home buyers have continued to enjoy an edge over sellers in Franklin County PA this fall. While the pace of sales has slowed in recent months, the inventory of homes available for sale has increased, putting a damper on prices locally. The number of home...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE - SEPT 2013  For September 2013, the housing market in Franklin County, PA rolled along with mostly minor changes from the prior month and the prior year as well. The story in Washington County, MD was quite different, however, as a trend that began in May accelerated ...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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Market summary – August 2013 Sales in August jumped up nearly a third from a year ago, but what this means going forward is unclear. One month’s results in a small market—or even a big market—do not a trend make. Indeed, unit sales have been up most months in 2013 from the year earlier, but sales...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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How are property taxes figured in Franklin County, Pennsylvania? Here's a primer. Property taxes are levied in two pieces, ‘local’ and ‘school’. (MRIS, our multiple listing system, or MLS, does not have fields labeled as such, so the school tax is in the ‘special tax assessment’ field.) The local...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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Where has the summer gone? In two weeks, school starts up again. In July, a sudden increase in mortgage rates caught the real estate world by surprise. Other than that, the homes market in Franklin County, Pennsylvania continued its march forward, with unit sales up nearly 10% from July 2012. Ave...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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Market summary – June 2013 At the mid-point of this recovery year, we’d hope to see the homeownership train chugging along the track toward a stronger market - for those selling, at least. Well, let’s see: In Franklin County, the average and median prices of homes sold in were up in June from the...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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INTEREST RATE ALERT – 6/20/13 Interest rates on home loans have gone up sharply in the last two weeks and continue to rise.  The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee met on June 18-19, and the result of their meeting was to spook the interest rate market, causing rates to increase at least an ...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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Market summary – May 2013 By now, everybody knows that the national housing market is in recovery (read: rising prices in virtually every city.) But, we aren’t that concerned about the market in Sacramento or Denver, are we? We want to know what’s happening in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. This ...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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We heard previously that USDA was planning to make properties in the borough of Chambersburg ineligible for USDA Rural Housing financing. Now, we have received word from USDA that they are going to put these changes on hold indefinitely, so we will continue to fund USDA loans in the borough of Ch...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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Was it the long, hot summer that took some of the wind out of the real estate sails locally in August? Sales in August, 2012 continued to strengthen overall, both in Franklin County, PA and neighboring Washington County, MD, but in detail the results were a mixed bag. The number of homes sold in...

By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
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Looking to buy a home in Franklin County, Pennsylvania? You might want to make a quick check to see if you and the property are eligible for a Pennsylvania USDA Mortgage, also known as a Pennsylvania USDA Rural Development Loan. Here's Why...  USDA home loans offer a few benefits that other mortg...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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For all number crunchers out there, here's what happened in Chambersburg and Franklin County, PA during September 2011. Basically, the positive trends of the past few months continued in September, adding weight to the argument that the real estate market in Franklin County is recovering, albeit ...

By Peter Gibaud Team, Master Marketers. Trusted Advisors.
(BHHS Homesale Realty)
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The real estate market in Franklin County, PA disappointed in March, as the modest gains posted in February were not extended the following month. Neighboring Washington County, MD fared no better, with sold dollar volume down 15.5% and similar declines in average and median sold prices. At 107, ...

By Susan Ackerman, Associate Broker
(RE/MAX Realty Agency)
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<   MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE UPCOMING NINTH ANNUAL ICEFEST IN CHAMBERSBURG, PA.    This event is scheduled for January 27th – 30th, 2011 in downtown Chambersburg. It will be the biggest and best IceFest yet! This much anticipated winter festival features live ice carving and amazing ice sculptu...

By Susan Ackerman, Associate Broker
(RE/MAX Realty Agency)
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  STINKBUG INVASION IN FRANKLIN AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES OF PENNSYLVANIA Shippensburg and Chambersburg homes have been inundated with these nasty, prehistoric looking bugs.  They were bad last year and were around earlier this year but over this past weekend they INVADED!  The seemed to come in ar...

By Shelley Heck
(Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS)
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Hire a REALTOR® Studies show that homesellers who use a REALTOR® to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell the home themselves. REALTORS® are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. They can also help you get your home sold at the best price...

By Shelley Heck
(Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS)
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Contact a REALTOR® A RE/MAX Sales Associate can help you through the entire process of buying a home, starting with the mortgage and continuing right through closing - and beyond. He or she can help you shop for the best interest rate and terms and, if you wish, suggest mortgage lenders. Get Prea...

By Shelley Heck
(Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS)
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5 Steps to Buying Before Tax Credit Expires The expanded tax credit for U.S. homebuyers, which extends the $8,000 First-Time Homebuyer Credit and creates a new $6,500 credit for most repeat buyers, expires on July 1, 2010. As a buyer, you must be under contract by April 30 to make the deadline. T...

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