First-Time Buyers Are Slowly Re-Emerging

Last August, about 35 percent of home buyers identified themselves as first-time buyers. Flash-forward one year later, the share of buyers identifying themselves as first-timers has soared to 51 percent, according to research by realtor.com®. Read more: First-Time Buyers Not Picking “Starter … [Read more...]

144 E MAIN STREET FREDERICKSBURG , PA 17026

Nice large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with enclosed sun porch, large yard and storage shed in peaceful, rural Fredericksburg.  MLS 258408 - $115,000 Under Contract! … [Read more...]

Housing market moving into Buy territory

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that … [Read more...]

Must do November Home Maintenance tasks

We’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.” Instead we like to think of November as a large-scale dress rehearsal for winter—the month that’s cold but not yet bone-chilling, frosty but not yet snowy. Before it gets too nasty to work outdoors, take the month to button up your … [Read more...]

What really makes seller’s want to move

Home owners entering the market are motivated to sell desiring either an upgrade or a downsized home, finds a new survey conducted by realtor.com®. Home owners looking to move due to retirement or to lower their cost of living were the two biggest increases this year in realtor.com®’s survey … [Read more...]

2 EAGLE VIEW DRIVE NEWMANSTOWN , PA 17073

Very nice, newer, well-maintained home with numerous upgrades on private corner lot overlooking picturesque Newburg Village - great views of nearby mountains and surrounding country side. MLS 257999 - $185,000 SOLD in less than 90 days! … [Read more...]

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...]

4 Reasons to buy a home this Fall

It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further to find four great reasons to … [Read more...]

1582 Chestnut Street, Lebanon Pa 17042

Nice brick semi-detached with finished basement with bar, finished attic, and sun room with two car detached garage on West Chestnut near 16th Street.  MLS 255859  - $55,000 Under Contract! … [Read more...]

New-Home Sales Near 10-Year High

New-home sales in July jumped to the highest level in nearly a decade, with sales of new single-family homes climbing 12.4 percent month-over-month and reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That marks the highest level since October … [Read more...]