States Focus on Helping First-Time Buyers

With rising home prices, more state lawmakers are proposing legislation to help home shoppers tackle the down payment obstacle. More states this year have considered or are considering passing laws to allow for tax-saving down payment accounts to aid first-time buyers. Three states authorized … [Read more...]

Would-Be Sellers Fear Becoming Priced-Out Buyers

With a seller’s market in many places across the country, why are so many homeowners reluctant to sell? Nearly 80 percent of more than 1,000 homeowners recently surveyed say they believe now is a good time to sell a home, but many don’t plan to list their homes anytime soon. Numerous would-be … [Read more...]

Home Features, Not Brands, Lure Young Buyers

Home features—particularly those that are technology-based—have a stronger pull on millennial home shoppers than the promotion of brand names, according to a new survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, conducted with 20,000 new home shoppers. Millennials tended to show a preference … [Read more...]

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early, but Why It Might Not Be Wise

marchmeena29/iStock If you're a homeowner, you've likely thought about how to pay off your mortgage early. That bill for your home loan arrives like clockwork every month, so it only makes sense for you to devise a fast and furious plan to pay it off altogether. Imagine the freedom! Because the … [Read more...]

New-Home Sales Surge to 10-Year High

Sales of new single-family homes jumped 6.2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units, the Commerce Department reported Monday. This marks the highest pace for new-home sales since October 2007. “The October report shows strong sales growth at entry-level price … [Read more...]

Equity-Rich Properties Surge Nationwide

Homeowners should be feeling richer. The share of equity-rich properties rose to a new high—26 percent of homeowners with a mortgage in the third quarter, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. In the third quarter, there were more than 14 million … [Read more...]

Would-Be Sellers Fear Becoming Priced-Out Buyers

With a seller’s market in many places across the country, why are so many homeowners reluctant to sell? Nearly 80 percent of more than 1,000 homeowners recently surveyed say they believe now is a good time to sell a home, but many don’t plan to list their homes anytime soon. Numerous would-be … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Rise to 4-Month High

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reached its highest average since July this week. “The 10-year Treasury yield ticked up 6 basis points, while the 30-year mortgage rate jumped 5 basis points to 3.95 percent,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie … [Read more...]

372 N. 10th Street, Lebanon PA 17046

Laundromat with 26 Washers, 22 Dryers, with gas heat and hot water. Includes a 2 bedroom apartment (1008 Sq) and a 1 bedroom apartment (528 Sq), with each apartment having its own heat and electric.  MLS 1000093636 -  $125,0000 Business, Multi-Family apartments for sale … [Read more...]

Home-Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House

iStock; realtor.com Getting ready to sell your house? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just planting a "For Sale" sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place—especially if you’re … [Read more...]