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...]

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...]

Selling Your Home? 8 Uncomfortable Realizations You’ll Have Before You Succeed

 So Call Bob Wert, Re/Max, for a local expert with years of experience to list and sell your home kali9/iStock; realtor.com Selling a home is just one of those experiences you've got to go through to truly understand—it's a lot more involved, emotional, and exasperatingthan you might … [Read more...]

Down Payment Myths Debunked

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5 Simple Home Maintenance Skills Millennials Don’t Know (but Totally Should)

AndreyPopov/iStock It's tough to be a millennial in today's real estate market. Crippling student debt and sky-high real estate prices have made it more challenging than ever to save for a down payment (and no, we're not blaming the avocado toast). Even if you're lucky enough to overcome … [Read more...]

29 E POPLAR STREET LEBANON , PA 17042

Nice cape cod on large lot in need of TLC - 3 or 4 bedrooms with den, large fenced in yard and two storage sheds. - MLS 270166 - $120,000 - SOLD Quickly! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZuAvvNfD4   … [Read more...]

What Is an Energy Audit? Learn How Energy-Efficient Your Home Is

BanksPhotos/iStock You've heard it before: Turning off the lights, closing the windows, and not taking 40-minute showers are all little ways to save energy in your home. But what if there was a way to determine which energy-saving solutions will pay off based on the configuration of your … [Read more...]

Are Builders Warming Up to Smaller Homes?

Competition is heating up among millennials and baby boomers for smaller, more affordable homes. But builders have been slow to meet demand. That may be showing signs of changing. Home sizes are beginning to shrink, which may also help prices edge down, too. “We are starting to see [smaller] … [Read more...]

What Thieves Are Most After in Homes

Here are some sobering stats from the FBI: A robbery occurs every 1.6 minutes in the U.S., a burglary every 18.2 seconds, and a larceny theft every 5.4 seconds. SafeHome, a home security systems reviews resource, analyzed FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 to determine the items thieves … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Squirrels If They’re Driving You Nuts

Inner_Vision/iStock How to get rid of squirrels? It’s a question that many homeowners will ponder the day these bushy-tailed critters start causing problems—no matter how cute they look in Disney movies. And they can do a lot of damage. They might munch on vegetables in your garden, … [Read more...]