The Butler’s Pantry Is Back in Style

A butler’s pantry could be a strong selling point for your listing. These spaces are often used as staging areas for meal prep and typically include a countertop and cabinets for storing tableware, dishes, serving pieces, and other items. More upscale butler’s pantries may include a dishwasher, … [Read more...]

18 LOCUST AVENUE FREDERICKSBURG , PA 17026

Nice rancher on large lot with 1-1/2 car garage, fully finished basement (Guest suite) and more home for sale.  MLS 267211  -  $160,000  - Under contract in LESS than 5 DAYS! … [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...]

Five reasons Not to sell 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 … [Read more...]

Getting your House, not your Home Ready to Sell – Disconnect Your Emotions

When real estate agents work with buyers frequently you will hear them talk about purchasing a "home." But on the other hand when working with sellers, agents frequently refer to it as a "house." The reason for this is because real estate decisions are usually emotional, so when selling, it is best … [Read more...]

Spike in New-Home Sales ‘Negates’ Interest-Rate Trouble?

Single-family new-home sales posted a sharp rise in October, up 25.4 percent from September, according to newly released Census Bureau data. That was a similar rate to last spring when the new-home market was taking off in recovery mode.  Across the country, all regions posted double-digit gains … [Read more...]

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about … [Read more...]

The Importance of the Latino Market in RE

Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey examined the attitudes among the Hispanic population toward homeownership, getting a mortgage and the expectations for future homeownership, in order to have a better understanding of the potential impact of this fast-growing population on future homeownership … [Read more...]

Realtors® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption to the economy, warned the … [Read more...]

New Sign of Housing Recovery’s Hold?

Out of 350 metros across the country, 52 have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels, according to a new index debuted by the National Association of Home Builders and First American.  The newly released Leading Markets Index factors in housing permits, home prices, and employment data … [Read more...]