Is Summer Truly Housing’s Hottest Season?

The spring is traditionally real estate’s busiest time of year. But one real estate economist believes that this summer may trump the spring as the most robust time of buying or selling a home for 2016. “From a buyer’s perspective you have more choice, but you’re also competing against … [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...]

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of … [Read more...]

68 Monroe Valley Drive, Jonestown PA 17038

Old farmstead with 26+ beautiful, picturesque acres (fields, woods & pond). Includes barn and shed/garage. Home needs complete remodel. $210,000 - MLS 249804 - SOLD in under 45 days! … [Read more...]

House extends, and president is expected to sign, protection for military service members.

On March 21, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the “Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015,” which extends the one-year protection from foreclosure in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) through 2017. The Senate passed S. 2393 in 2015 and … [Read more...]

The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the … [Read more...]

Holiday Housing Trends You Wouldn’t Expect

It's a short work week for many, as millions of U.S. workers take Thursday and Friday off to enjoy an extended Thanksgiving break. You might assume the long holiday weekend is a slow one for the housing market because people tend to suspend most activities to be with family and get in a little Black … [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...]

Rent vs. Buy: Either Way You’re 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 your mortgage or your landlord’s. As The Joint Center for … [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...]