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DOING YOUR PART TO HELP HOUSING RECOVERY

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is asking its 1.2 million members to write to Congress to extend the successful homebuyer tax credit into next year.  NAR has a great system email system to reach all of it’s members allowing massive responses to these “Call to Actions”.  Accordin

PROTECTING TENANTS CAUGHT IN FORECLOSURE

This past May, a new law went into effect that did not capture much media attention at the time. The “Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009” became effective May 20, 2009 and included some much needed protection for tenants caught in the crossfire of the foreclosure process. Here is the

2009 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PULSE SURVEY

Survey Reveals Downpayment, Closing Costs Still Greatest Obstacles to Homeownership, NAR Survey Shows (article republished from www.Realtor.org) NAR’s seventh pulse survey reveals that despite improved affordability conditions, eight in 10 Americans still consider having enough money for downpaym

CONSUMERS WERE TOO OPTIMISTIC? REALLY?

The last few years have brought some significant changes to the real estate world.  If you’ve been watching the media coverage, by now you probably think there was only one possible cause to this mess….. the evil mortgage companies taking advantage of consumers! Well, a recent study (yes, appar

WEICHERT FINANCIAL PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE FIRST TIME BUYER TAX CREDIT BEFORE SETTLEMENT TO USE AS CLOSING COST $$

Weichert Financial is pleased to announce the release of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Tax Credit Advance Loan Program (TCA) now available throughout Pennsylvania.  TCA provides an interest free loan of up to $6,000 (for newly constructed homes and $5,000 for existing homes, with a mi

PENDING HOME SALES RISE FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT MONTH

Lawrence Yun explains the numbers here: As always, you can call me Direct at 717-371-0557 or at the Office 717-490-8999, email me atJason@JasonsHomes.com or send me a text message using the tool to the right of this post! Your Friend in Real Estate, Jason Search for Lancaster County Homes for sale b

ACCORDING TO BUSINESSWEEK.COM, LANCASTER IS THE 19TH BEST PLACE IN THE NATION TO START OVER!

THAT’S RIGHT, 19 OUT OF 20! AS ALWAYS, THE SECURITY AND STABILITY OF OUR LOCAL ECONOMY CONTINUES TO KEEP OUR COUNTY IN THE TOP 20 LISTS OF MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA! IF YOU WERE WONDERING IF NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY OR SELL A HOME, THE

HAVOC! OH, I APOLOGIZE, I MEANT HVCC!

Recently, the fine folks in the government implemented a new set of rules called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). The purpose was to protect consumers and lenders from buying or lending for over-valued properties. The problem was that in some cases, in a few areas in our nation, lenders we

VIDEOS POSTED BY STEVE HARNEY: HOW TO COUNSEL BUYERS THAT INTEREST RATES ARE A REASON TO BUY NOW

Take a few minutes to watch this excellent discussion of interest rate trends by Steve Harney of www.KeepingCurrentMatters.com .  Steve offers a well thought out and easy to understand analysis of interest rate trends and explains very simply why NOW is the time to buy and waiting for a better rat

GIVING THE FINGERPRINT: NEW POLICY RAISES PRIVACY CONCERNS – CBS2CHICAGO.COM

Check out this article, then come on back: Giving The Fingerprint: New Policy Raises Privacy Concerns – cbs2chicago.com Well, this does not really affect the world of real estate here in Lancaster, but I can’t imagine I am the only one who sees this as problematic.  Check out the link to th