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Fannie Mae Offers Closing Cost Assistance and Appliance Incentive

Welcome Back Readers!   It’s been a busy month in real estate, so many things happening both locally and nationally it seems everyday there is something new!  That’s actually the becoming the normal state of affairs nowadays and I don’t mind as it gives me lots of things to write about!

I wanted to let you know about a program announced today by Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae has a little problem, namely 50,000 homes they now own through the foreclosure process and they are looking to move them.  You can see a list of what’s there at www.homepath.com (there are 19 Fannie Mae Foreclosures in Lancaster County Pa as of today).

That’s not the announcement though, the announcement is that Fannie Mae is now offering 3.5 % of the home’s purchase price as an incentive to buyers!  Read on after the jump to find out more!

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!

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!

It Isn’t a Question of “If” Waiting Will Cost You, but Rather “How Much?”

3204081744_d411eab054Waiting.  Sometimes a wise strategy, sometimes a foolish one.  When it comes to home buying, waiting will surely cost you.  There are a number of reasons why, but before I go into that, let’s get one thing clear…. if you aren’t in a positions to buy, if you truly can’t afford it, don’t do it.  But if you are unsure, if you are “thinking about it”, if you are planning to “start looking” in a few months, you need to hop off the fence and start now.  Waiting is a mistake.  Here’s why:

It’s Back! PHFA Allows Buyers to use the First Time/Repeat Buyer Tax Credit to Close!

It’s official!  Today, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced that it has allocated funding in the amount of $5,000,000 for the continuation of their Tax Credit Advance (TCA) program!   This is a limited time offer, so take note, once they run out of money it will be too late, so you need to move now if you want to take advantage of it!  Read further for details!

Monday Fit Bit – It Really is That Simple

Good Afternoon Readers!  It’s Monday, time for another Monday Fit Bit from Mickey Glick!   The one thing I hear all the time from Mickey is that fitness isn’t about making huge radical changes, but about all the little things that add up to an overall healthier life.  Stand up, walk, laugh.  Yup, it is that simple, read on to find out more!

Home Buyer Tax Credit Passes Senate 98-0!

Large group of successful people celebratingThe Senate voted today 98-0 to pass the HR 3548.  HR 3548 is a bill  that extends unemployment benefits for an additional 20 weeks and contains an amendment that extends the existing $8,000 First Time Buyer Tax Credit and adding a tax credit for Move Up buyers!

Using The 99 Cent Effect to Sell Your Home Faster

Twww.TheLancasterConnection.comhe 99 Cent effect, maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not, but did you ever wonder why prices end in 99?  Turns out there is a proven psychological effect (dating all the way back to 1800’s) with prices that end in 9.  Researchers at the Rutgers School of Business found that prices ending in .99 communicate low price to consumers and consumers are then more likely to buy.

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