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Lancaster County & Beyond Market Update- April 2023

This month we’ve got numbers for all of Central PA, courtesy of Bright MLS! Long story short, similar to what we’ve been saying, there’s still plenty of opportunity for buyers and sellers right here in Central PA. Don’t watch national news for local coverage friends, the numb

The History of 225 N Broad St & The Power of the Lititz Historical Foundation

You may have seen a pretty unique Downtown Lititz home from 1869 on my Facebook or Instagram- that was one of our listings (now pending of course!) and I knew we just had to ask the Lititz Historical Foundation to get the background on it! The Lititz Historical Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to

Buyer Expectations- Buy Now, Upgrade Later

Just start somewhere. When you decide you’re ready to buy your first home (and stop throwing money into the bottomless pit that is rent), you don’t have to get your dream home. You can buy a starter home, stay awhile, build some equity, sell it, then move up. Why do we say that?  Well,

Lancaster County & Beyond Market Update- March 2023

Another month, another market update for not only Lancaster County, but also our surrounding counties! Numbers. They make the world go round, some say math is a universal language. The thing to remember about numbers is that they simply are.  What does that mean?  They “are”?  Well, i

Outdoor Projects- Are They Worth It?

You’re getting quotes for a new patio and wondering- is it worth it? Will I enjoy it? Will this add value when it comes time to sell? Short answer: if it will bring you joy, then it’s worth it. You own the house. Do what makes you happy! Long answer: if you want to consider

HOAs- Are They Worth It?

A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is “an organization in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium building that makes and enforces rules for the properties and residents.” (Investopedia) How do you join an HOA? If you rent or buy a property that’s part of an HOA, you be

Lancaster County Market Update- February 2023

The February numbers are in for Lancaster County! Let’s take a look. Another month of opportunity for lots of sellers and buyers.  Let’s take a quick look at some numbers that you might find useful! Half of homes sold for less than $260,000.  As we said last month, there are affordable

Lancaster County Market Update- January 2023

The real estate market is local. There is no national real estate market, just like there is no national weather forecast. Well.  There is a “national” weather forecast, it’s just that 99% of it simply doesn’t affect you here in Lancaster County.  Wherever you are, always g

10 Tips for a Smooth Move

Tubs over boxes- they’re durable, have lids, and double as permanent storage once you’re settled in. Start collecting them once you know a move is coming! Essentials bin- designate a tub or tote bag as the one you’ll use once you’ve made it to the new place. Put in hand soap, trash bags, pap

What’s the Difference between a Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, and a Realtor®?

You’ve likely heard all of these terms before and have wondered if they can be used interchangeably. Realtor.com breaks it down this way: Real estate agent- “someone who has a professional real estate license to help people buy, sell, or rent all sorts of housing and real estate.”  “To get