Buying is now 37% cheaper than renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 17.4% less … [Read more...]

Thinking going “for sale by Owner? – 5 good reasons Not to

Thinking going “for sale by Owner? - 5 good reasons Not to In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might … [Read more...]

Study: Real Estate Cheapest in Fall, Winter

Your home buyers likely won’t want to shy away from the fall or winter months. They may score the best deals. Home sales prices in the nation’s largest metros typically peak during the summer but drop in the fall and are lowest in the winter, according to a new study from NerdWallet, in which … [Read more...]

Homes Are Getting More Affordable

Housing affordability may finally be showing signs of improvement, according to a new analysis of American Community Survey data. View NAR's Housing Affordability Index About 33.6 percent of households were cost-burdened in 2015, which means they spent more than 30 percent of their incomes on … [Read more...]

Interest Rates remain at historic lows – but for how long?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where the experts believe rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. The 30-year fixed … [Read more...]

Home Buyer Advantage Starts Now

Buyers had to be prepared to bring their housing A-game this year. Amid tight inventories of homes for sale and a tight lending environment, they’ve needed to get pre-approved for a mortgage, be laser-focused on what it is they want in in order to make quick decisions, and even forgo some … [Read more...]

Americans believe Real Estate is the Best Long-term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “Which would be the best way to … [Read more...]

301 Ebenezer Road, Lebanon PA 17046

 Beautiful, open, spacious and bright single family home - completely remodeled in 2006. Has a small barn for stroage, gorgeous landscaping and privacy sitting on hill with view of Lions Lake Park.  MLS 255450  -  $140,000 Sold … [Read more...]

Whether you buy or Rent, you are paying a mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s. As The Joint Center for … [Read more...]

Renovation Tips that Attract Millennial Buyers

Generation Y makes up the largest pool of potential buyers, and builders and current home owners alike are keeping their needs in mind when building and renovating homes. Read more: Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way The millennial generation is overwhelmed with options and … [Read more...]