1017 Chestnut Street, Lebanon PA 17042

Very large end unit duplex in Lebanon City (1017 Chestnut St. has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths), with Victorian era wood work, hard wood floors, original radiators and more. (40 S. 11th St has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths).   MLS 251348  - $120,000 … [Read more...]

4 reasons to move to up to your dream home this Spring

Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your current home and moving up to your dream home now, instead of waiting. Buyer Demand is High & Inventory is … [Read more...]

First-Time Buyers Use Guest House for Savings

Some first-time buyers are finding ways to cover the costs of home ownership by purchasing a multi-unit home that can accommodate a mother-in-law apartment or another rental unit. The added money can then help them cover their mortgage. Read more: First-Time Buyers Love These Home … [Read more...]

Buyers Need to Be Ready for Competition

The spring housing market is heating up and demand is high across the country. Some would-be buyers who were outbid last year or couldn’t find a home to fit their needs are returning this spring. They’re more determined than ever to buy too. Read more: The 20 Hottest Housing Markets This … [Read more...]

Fed Leaves Rates Alone: What It Means for Mortgages

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will not raise interest rates as quickly as they had originally anticipated. The Fed dimmed its outlook as the economy showed signs of slowing. This means short-term interest rates will stay steady. The Fed’s benchmark rate likely will increase … [Read more...]

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until … [Read more...]

Report: Buyers Are Putting More Money Down

Average down payment percentages on conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgages were on the rise in the third quarter as housing demand and buyer competition increases, according to a new report by LendingTree. The average down payment percentage rose to 17.63 in the third quarter, up from 16.29 … [Read more...]

Waiting until after the Holidays, Isn’t a Smart Decision

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the market decide to take it off the market until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: 1. Relocation … [Read more...]

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are … [Read more...]

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. … [Read more...]