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The Perfect Storm of Opportunity for Sellers

According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing the worst housing inventory shortage in two decades.  This is true in Lancaster County and most of Central PA, where it is a solid Seller’s Market. And while this presents a definite challenge for people looki

You don’t know what you don’t know

If it’s your first time buying or selling real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. There are tons of potential pitfalls and challenges along the way that it’s hard to anticipate when you don’t know what to expect.  The last thing you want to do is lose because

Know This Before You Do Any Home Improvements

When you do any home improvement, you probably figure it’s also going to improve the value of your home. And it probably will improve the value… but, probably not as much as it cost you. In other words, if you spend $1,000 (for example), it probably won’t improve the value by $1,000 or

12 Ninja Tricks To Make Your House Seem Cleaner Than It Really Is

You know how it is. Your home is your domain, and your sanctuary. You don’t always need for it to be clean. In fact, there’s almost that strange sense of satisfaction that comes from having a house that has just enough flavor of mess to be yours. It’s your place, and you don’t care what

What is a Pre-Foreclosure?

Welcome Back! A question I get asked quite a bit is “what are those houses listed on zillow as a pre-foreclosure? Here is a quick video with the answer to that question, click thru to check it out!  

9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Lie to You

We all know the premise of home-flipping shows: An investor buys a veritable dump and then, with the help of a team of ready-and-willing contractors and landscapers, quickly transforms it into the best-looking home on the block. Next, that intrepid investor turns around and sells it for a hefty prof

Online Video Open House of Clock Towers Condos in Lancaster Pa – 917 Columbia Ave Lancaster, Pa 17603

Welcome Back !  Today I’m taking you through an Online Video Open House featuring a Lancaster County PA Condo community called Clock Towers.    Located at 917 Columbia Ave, Lancaster Pa 17603 Clock Towers is an architectural beauty, it’s the former Hamilton Watch Company (1892-1969) buil

4 Tips For Buying A Home In A Hot Market

When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the challenge of finding a home, most homes (especially the desirable ones) have multiple offers, making

18 Tips For Living In Your Home While It’s For Sale

It’s one of the largest and most expensive assets most of us will ever own. It’s where we lay our head down at night, the place we make memories and call home. Selling it can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful experiences you may ever go through. So here are 18 tips for

How Selling Your House Is Like Making Lasagna

How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, “more than one” probably. Even two is pretty skimpy. So, let’s say three is minimal for argument sake. (But, four or more is better.) The number of layers probably just boils down to