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Did FHA Just Throw First Time Buyers in Front of the Bus for a PR Gain?

 Welcome Back Readers! 

I apologize in advance for the negative tone of this post, but it is information that people who plan on buying this year need to have.  Let me start with this:  There are many solutions available to FHA’s problems, and there are other programs that allow cash poor buyers to still purchase homes.  It is not the end of the world, FHA is still a fine program, but I have an issue with their changes not offering a solution to their problem. 

Call me if you want to find out how low money down programs can still benefit you, in the meantime please be aware of the following info.

FHA has announced policy changes today that will potentially have a negative impact on the housing market.  Read on after the jump to see excerpts from a release by NAR:

Monday Lancaster Fit Bit – Getting the Best Results from Your Workout

Welcome Back Readers!  It’s time again for another Monday Lancaster Fit Bit with Mickey Glick from Body and Soul Fitness Studio!  This week Mickey has 8 ways for you to get the best results from your workout, read on after the jump to find out what they are!

For those of you lucky enough to be in Lancaster County, Mickey has a very clean, modern and accessible facility  where you will feel right at home, call her at 717-509-7777 to set up a time to meet with her!

A New Year, a New Code of Ethics

Ok, well maybe not entirely new, but there have been some changes the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics (COE).  This important document governs our conduct with not only the public but also with each other and the standards outlined are what set us apart as an organization and as a profession from other salespeople.  In the interest of space I am not listing all the language specifically so to review the entire COE and understand better the context of these changes, go to http://www.realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/code .

Read on after the jump to find out the changes affecting the COE this year:

The Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – How Radon Testing Works

Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for returning again for the second part in the Radon series from Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspection!  This week, Matt is going to tell you a about how radon testing works, so read on after the jump for that. 

Don’t forget that Matt is THE expert I recommend to all of my clients for their inspection needs, call him at 717-361-9467 so he can help you with yours! 

Monday Lancaster Fit Bit – A Workout with No Equipment Needed!

Welcome Back Readers!  Glad you are here for this one, this is the first of what I plan on including more of here on The Lancaster Connection.com this year, video entries!  Mickey Glick from Body and Soul Fitness Studio has produced a quick little video showing you how to do quick body weight exercise circuit, no equipement necessary!  Check it out after the jump!

Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – January is National Radon Action Month

  Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for stopping in again for another installment of The Inspector’s Corner with Matt Steger from WIN Home Inspection!  This week starts a series for January on Radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States according to the EPA.  Read on after the jump to learn more!

Monday Lancaster Fit Bit – A Solid Plan for Lifetime Fitness

 Welcome Back Readers!  It’s time once again for our Monday Lancaster Fit Bit from Mickey Glick at Body and Soul Fitness Studio!  This being the first Fit Bit of 2010, Mickey wanted to make sure she gave you the basis for a solid plan to carry you through the year.  Read on after the jump to see what she has in store for you!

Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – Who Knew There Were So Many Things to Say About Fireplaces and Chimneys?

Welcome Back Again!  I’m glad you’re here  for the last in our Chimney and Fireplace series from Matt Steger with WIN Home Inspection!   Before we begin, let me wish you a Happy New Year!

Don’t worry, just like last week I am not actually writing your latest tips from Matt on the holiday, the miracles of technology allow me to keep you informed and still enjoy the New Year Celebrations here in Lancaster County PA!   Read on after the jump for the final tips on fireplace and chimney inspections/maintenance!

Monday Lancaster Fit Bit – Do What You Hate Before You Lose It

 Welcome Back Again Readers!  It’s Monday, Christmas is over and it’s almost time to ring in the New Year, so what better way to prepare than with a Monday Lancaster Fit Bit from Mickey Glick at Body and Soul Fitness Studio!  This week, Mickey brings us some short and sweet advice on 2 similar but different subjects, read on after the jump to find out more!

Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – It’s Time to Get Down to the Hearth of the Matter

Welcome Back Readers!  It’s Friday again, not just any Friday but Christmas Day!  Don’t worry, I’m not actually writing this today, through the magic of technology I wrote your Lancaster Inspector’s Corner tip on Monday and set it to post today, so even though we are celebrating Christmas you still have a chance for Matt Steger with WIN Home Inspection to teach you something that will help you keep your home warm and safe through the holiday season!  Keep reading after the jump to find out more and have a Merry Christmas!