Down Payment Myths Debunked

  … [Read more...]

5 Simple Home Maintenance Skills Millennials Don’t Know (but Totally Should)

AndreyPopov/iStock It's tough to be a millennial in today's real estate market. Crippling student debt and sky-high real estate prices have made it more challenging than ever to save for a down payment (and no, we're not blaming the avocado toast). Even if you're lucky enough to overcome … [Read more...]

What Thieves Are Most After in Homes

Here are some sobering stats from the FBI: A robbery occurs every 1.6 minutes in the U.S., a burglary every 18.2 seconds, and a larceny theft every 5.4 seconds. SafeHome, a home security systems reviews resource, analyzed FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 to determine the items thieves … [Read more...]

4 Common Home Buyer Slip-Ups

Real estate professionals see a lot of dumb reasons why home buyers ultimately end up losing out on a deal. Practitioners recently shared some of the more common mistakes with realtor.com®, including ways to correct the situation: 1. Shopping outside their price range. “It sounds obvious, but … [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...]

7 Home Improvements That Could Turn Your Neighbors Against You

GregorBister/iStock The good news: You're upgrading your home! The potential downside? You might be downgrading your neighbors' quality of life in the process. Sadly, not every home or yard improvement you embark upon is a boon for all the people who live around you. Think of it this way: It's … [Read more...]

1 Scenic Drive, Myerstown PA 17067

A beautiful, open, bright well cared for home on a corner lot with 2 car garage, walk up attic with plenty of storage, Florida room with fire place, large master and guest bathrooms. A must see home in Arbor Gate 55+ community.  MLS 264969  -  $140,000  -  Sold in less than 30 … [Read more...]

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are … [Read more...]

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. … [Read more...]