What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means

“This house has great bones.” As a real estate professional, you’ve heard the phrase countless times. You’ve probably even uttered it more than once. But what do we really mean when we say a house has great bones? It’s a feature that all buyers want, but few can define. Understanding how … [Read more...]

3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

“Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If the improvements don’t match what’s standard in a community, they’ll be considered excessive.” … [Read more...]

Living Rooms Are Heading Upstairs

Upper-level living rooms are becoming a sought-after space among homeowners, The Wall Street Journal reports. Homeowners are finding these second-floor lounges can be cozier spaces than living areas on the first floor—and can offer more privacy, too. Upper-level living rooms—sometimes labeled … [Read more...]

Buyers Want Bigger Yards Over Bigger Homes

A property that offers a great outdoor space is taking a higher priority among home buyers. In fact, home shoppers recently surveyed said they would be willing to sacrifice some space from a larger house in order to get a bigger yard. More than half of 1,000 buyers recently surveyed—or 56 … [Read more...]

2 Major Reasons Why Inventory Is So Low

Inventory of available homes on the market is the lowest it’s been in two decades, but the reasons may surprise you. Two of the likely culprits are baby boomers and homeowners who are simply satisfied with their home, according to realtor.com®’s Housing Shortage Study. Baby boomers are … [Read more...]

18 WOODLAND LEBANON , PA 17042

Well cared for, bright, roomy, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Woodland Estates, with 1 car detached garage. Lawn, snow and trash included in HOA fees. HOA fee is $226 monthly.  MLS 266260 - $119,000 - SOLD 2 weeks! … [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...]

19 APPLEWOOD COURT LEBANON , PA 17046

Very nice home on cul-de-sac end, on hill overlooking subdivision, with private yard, relaxing deck, large storage shed and child place set. Finished lower level family room and much more!  MLS 264470 - $244,900  -  SOLD for Full Price! … [Read more...]

Now is Millennial’s time to buy that Home

There will likely be no other time in the lifespan of the millennial generation that is filled with more opportunity than right now. If you have not already grasped the importance that the next five years are going to have on your life, do so today. Get Pumped Up. This isn’t high school … [Read more...]

Buyers Want Space for Entertaining

Nearly 2 percent of homes up for sale on the U.S. housing market are described as "perfect for entertaining," marking a 15 percent increase over the past year, according to property brokerage ZipRealty.  Sellers want to make an emotional connection with buyers by focusing on lifestyle features, … [Read more...]