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...]

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...]

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...]

Walkable Areas Are Getting More Competition

Older Americans are placing a higher value on living in walkable urban centers, according to a new survey of 1,000 respondents nationwide about their living preferences A majority of respondents surveyed by A Place for Mom, a national referral service, said it was “very important” or … [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...]

The Best Paint Color to Sell a Home

Lure potential buyers with a simple and clean palette. Shades of white and off-white are the top colors for a quick home sale, Jody Finglas of Finglas Painting in Ossining, N.Y., told USA Today. Watch Out: The All-White Room Trap “White is the foundation that anchors the home,” adds Friley … [Read more...]

6 Surprising Reasons to Go to an Open House—Even If You’re Not Buying

Marcelo Santos/Getty Images Perusing online real estate listings can be nothing less than addictive. We've all spent time scouring the internet, ogling homes for sale that we don't intend—or can't afford—to buy. Because it's fun! But would you ever hop in the car and go look at a house in … [Read more...]

7 Blazing-Hot Landscaping Trends That You Can Tap Into This Summer

EpicStockMedia/iStock Balancing trendy touches with classic appeal can be tricky in your home and even trickier in your outdoor spaces. After all, you can always repaint a wall, but no one wants to tear up their entire hedge every year. Luckily for you, we consulted with experts on the top … [Read more...]

8 Dumb Reasons People Can’t Buy a Home

akurtz/Getty Images Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process. But while desperate dieters might waste money on “magical” weight-loss pills or silly exercise … [Read more...]

21 MOUNTAIN DRIVE JONESTOWN , PA 17038

Very nice brick rancher sitting on hill with Little Mountain as a back drop, over-sized 2 car garage, with ramp walk down full basement with workshop, wood burner for heat, and much more! Country peace, quite and privacy, but only minutes from 78 and 81. MLS 265054  -  $195,000  -  SOLD in less … [Read more...]