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...]

Homeownership Rate Rebounds from 50-Year Low

The U.S. homeownership rate may have finally bottomed out, as the share of Americans who own homes is steadily climbing. The ownership rate posted an increase in the second quarter, reversing a sharp downward trend that begun in the Great Recession. The homeownership rate was 63.7 percent in the … [Read more...]

Have a Bad Credit Score? It Could Soon Get Better—but Is It Enough to Buy a Home?

Have a bad credit score that's keeping you from buying a home? You're in luck: In July, credit reports are undergoing a major cleanup that could help. Your credit report and score, of course, are scrutinized by lenders since they reveal how well you've paid off past debts. The problem? A … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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IS it a good time to sell?

The National Association of Realtors Existing Home Sales Report shows a shortage of housing inventory throughout much of the country. While at the same time, buyer demand seems affectedly up over last year. Housing inventory in January fell 4.9 percent which represents a 4.2-month supply at … [Read more...]