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Online Video Open House of Clock Towers – 917 Columbia Ave Lancaster, Pa 17603

Welcome Back !  Today I’m taking you through an Online Video Open House featuring a Lancaster County PA Condo community called Clock Towers.    Clock Towers is an architectural beauty, it’s the former Hamilton Watch Company (1892-1969) building that was converted to condominiums.  With exposed brick, original vault doors in some…Read More

How Selling Your House Is Like Making Lasagna

How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, “more than one” probably. Even two is pretty skimpy. So, let’s say three is minimal for argument sake. (But, four or more is better.) The number of layers probably just boils down…Read More

Sold! 146 W Front Street Marietta, Pa 17547 – 24/7/365 ONLINE VIDEO OPEN HOUSE – MLS# 266775

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 146 W Front St Marietta, Pa 17547! This Marietta home for sale is in the Donegal School District and in Marietta Boro!  Click through to check out the video and a link to all pictures/details to learn more!  To see this home in person, call…Read More

Sold! 53 ACORN BLVD LANCASTER, PA 17602 – 24/7/365 ONLINE VIDEO OPEN HOUSE – MLS# 264932

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 53 Acorn Blvd Lancaster, Pa 17602! This Lancaster County Condominium for sale is in the Conestoga Valley School District and in a fantastically convenient commuter location!  Click through to check out the video and a link to all pictures/details to learn more!  To see this…Read More

Which one do you do first? Buy or Sell?

Have you ever gone to an open house? Or called a real estate agent about a listing you see? Maybe e-mailed an agent about a property he/she has listed? You want to check out a house. Maybe you’re just curious. Or, serious about buying a house. Doesn’t matter. All you’re…Read More

SOLD! 140 Valleybrook Drive Lancaster, Pa 17601 – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House – MLS # 261270

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 140 Valleybrook Drive Lancaster, Pa 17601 in the Valleybrook Estates Condominium community! This Lancaster County Condominium for sale is in the Manheim Township School District and brings you all the best of one floor living and modern design.  Click through to check out…Read More

SOLD! 12 Kennedy Street Lancaster, Pa 17602 – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House – MLS# 261044

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 12 Kennedy Street Lancaster, Pa 17602! This Lancaster County Condominium for sale is in the Lampeter Strasburg School District brings you all the best of one floor living and modern design.  Click through to check out the video and a link to all…Read More

SOLD! 17 Meisenhelder Road Wrightsville, Pa 17368 – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House –

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 17 Meisenhelder Road, Wrightsville, Pa 17368!  This home is located just outside East Prospect Boro in Eastern York School District just minutes from the Susquehanna River and Lake Clark!   Click through to check out the video and a link to all…Read More

SOLD! 349 Sunrise Drive Manheim, Pa 17545 – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House – MLS # 252911

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 349 Sunrise Drive Manheim, Pa 17545! This brand new home located on a peaceful cul de sac in Manheim Central School District brings you all the best of one floor living and modern design.  Click through to check out the video…Read More

SOLD! 256 North Oak Street, Lititz, Pa 17543 – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House – MLS#247522

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at the 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 256 N Oak Street Lititz, Pa 17543 !  This wonderful home is located in Warwick School District in Lititz, Pa and features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and tons of storage space!  Click through…Read More

SOLD! 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 2490 Mount Pleasant Road Mount Joy, Pa 17552 – $350,000 – MLS # 224499

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 2490 Mount Pleasant Road Mount Joy, Pa 17552 !  This fantastic home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and  over 2,500 Square Feet, plus an 1,800 Sq Ft two story workshop/outbuilding on 1.79 acres with your very own mini orchard!  Click through…Read More

SOLD! 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 409 North Concord Street Lancaster, Pa 17603 – $109,000 – MLS # 219722

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 409 North Concord Street Lancaster, Pa 17603!  This wonderful West End home is located in the Chestnut Hill area of Lancaster City and features 4 bedrooms, 1 bath and is in move in ready condition!  Click through to check out the…Read More

SOLD! – 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 4262 Green Park Drive Mount Joy, Pa 17552 – $189,000 – MLS# 219372

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking at look at 4262 Green Park Drive Mount Joy, Pa 17552!  This wonderful semi detached home is in the Green Park neighborhood in Manheim Central School District and features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 1,600 Square Feet.  Click through to check out the…Read More

SOLD! 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 1544 Robert Road Lancaster, PA 17601 – $139,000 – MLS # 218293

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 1544 Robert Road Lancaster, Pa 17601 !  This great home in the Conestoga Valley School District features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths with a total of 1,620 Square Feet and an in ground swimming pool!  Click through to check out the…Read More

SOLD! Online Video Open House for 117 Roslyn Avenue Lancaster, Pa 17602 – For Sale – $245,000 – MLS# 217723

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 117 Roslyn Avenue Lancaster, Pa 17602!  This home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths,  gleaming hardwood floors, granite counters, a huge family room, a pool and a hot tub, almost 2,600 square feet on a 0.70 acre lot!

Sold! 320 Manor Avenue Millersville Pa 17551 Online Video Open House – MLS # 213054 – $129,900

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 320 Manor Avenue Millersville, Pa, 17551.  With 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths (one on the first floor) and 1,344 Square Feet (not counting he full unfinished Attic or Basement, this large home is definitely worth a look!  Click through to learn…Read More

SOLD! Online Video Open House for 299 Rock Point Road Marietta, Pa 17547 – For Sale – $169,900

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 299 Rock Point Road Marietta, Pa 17547!  This wonderful bi level home in Donegal School District offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 1900 Square Feet total and lots more!  Click through to check out the Online Video Open House and…Read More

SOLD! Online Video Open House for 645 West Vine Street Lancaster, Pa 17603 – For Sale $84,900 – MLS # 209737

Welcome Back! Today we are taking a look at 645 West Vine Street Lancaster, Pa 17603, this semi detached home on Lancaster’s West End offers tons of potential, with 4 bedrooms (could be 5), 2 full baths, a double lot and off street parking!  Click through to find out more…Read More

SOLD! Online Video Open House for 31 Hampshire Court Marietta, Pa 17547 – MLS# 208552

  Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 31 Hampshire Court Marietta, Pa 17547.  This wonderful end unit townhome in the Village Square Community in Donegal School District is full of potential!  With a large backyard and an easy walk to community playgrounds, you’ll love this home!  Click…Read More

SOLD! – Online Video Open House for 5196 Oak Leaf Drive Mount Joy, Pa 17552 – For Sale – $214,900 – MLS # 204548

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 5196 Oak Leaf Drive Mount Joy, Pa 17552!  This almost new home has tons of upgraded features, with 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths, private master suite, finished basement, relaxing screened in porch and so much more!  Click through…Read More

SOLD! Online Video Open House for 475 Hollyann Drive Landisville, Pa 17538 – $169,000 – MLS# 203480

 Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 475 Hollyann Drive Landisville, Pa 17538!  This nicely sized two story home offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, over 1200 sqare feet and a super efficient heating and cooling system!  Click through to the video tour and read on to find out…Read More

SOLD! Web Trek Online Video Open House for 17 Kennedy Drive Ephrata, Pa 17522 – $220,000 – MLS # 199198

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 17 Kennedy Drive Ephrata, Pa 17522!  Located in the neighborhood of Lincoln’s Meadow, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features an open layout spread over two levels totalling 2.085 square feet.  Click through to watch the Online Video Open House and…Read More

SOLD! – Web Trek Online Video Open House for 201 Eastbrook Road Smoketown, Pa 17576 – $154,000 – MLS# 199100

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 201 Eastbrook Road in Smoketown, Pa 17576!  This 3 bedroom , 2 bath home is located int he heart of Lancaster, Pa Amish Country, close to Rockvale Square Outlets, Dutch Wonderland, Tanger Outlets and so much more!  Click through to watch…Read More

SOLD! – Web Trek Online Open House for 78 Wise Avenue Lancaster, Pa 17603 – $70,000- MLS# 197848

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 78 Wise Avenue Lancaster, Pa 17603.  This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on Lancaster’s West End is perfect for anyone who wants a compact home with lots of storage space!  Click through to the video to take a look inside and…Read More

SOLD-Web Trek Online Video Open House 1520 Park Lancaster, Pa 17601 – For Sale – $160,000 – MLS# 192630

Welcome Back!  Today we have an Online Video Open House for 1520 Park Road Lancaster, Pa 17603!  This spacious brick ranch style home offers over 1,400 square feet of living space with natural green views from all of the windows!  Click through to the video and read on to learn…Read More

Web Trek Online Open House 113-115 North Ronks Road Ronks, Pa 17572 – $175,000 – MLS #183721 – SOLD!

Welcome Back Readers!  Today we have a Web Trek Online Open House of 113-115 North Ronks Road Ronks, Pa 17572!  This duplex home is located in the Heart of Lancaster County’s Amish Country and presents an excellent opportunity for the home owner or investor!  Click through to the tour and…Read More

SOLD – Web Trek Online Open House of 100 Red Maple Lane Mountville, Pa 17554 – $192,500 – MLS# 182920

This property is now sold 11-14-11! Welcome Back Readers!  Today we have a Web Trek Online Open House for 100 Red Maple Lane in Mountville, Pa 17554!  This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is just 4 years young and being offered for sale at $192,500!  Close to everything just a…Read More

SOLD! Web Trek Online Open House of 617 West Vine St, Lancaster, Pa 17603 NEW PRICE – $69,900, MLS 181811

Welcome Back Readers!  Today we have a Web Trek Online Open House at 617 West Vine Street in Lancaster City’s historic West End!  This huge detached property is 1,619 Sq ft and offers 4-5 bedrooms and loads of storage space!   Check out the video for your personal tour!

Again, Zillow Ranks Lancaster PA one of the Best Places to Buy a Home Right Now!

Welcome Back Readers! Once again Zillow.com  has ranked Lancaster County as one of the best places to buy a home right now!   As reported on Forbes.com yesterday, due to “affordability, as measured by home price to income ratios; the unemployment picture (both the absolute figure and how it’s trending over time); the foreclosure…Read More

Help with Foreclosure in Lancaster Pa, Foreclosures Rising

Welcome Back Readers.  Today we are touching on a timely topic for many.  Foreclosure.  Timely for many, as an article about it in today’s paper was titled “Record number losing homes”.  Ouch.  Record number.  The article cites 2010 Lancaster County Pa Foreclosure filings as setting a new record at 1,334.  This is an increase…Read More

Home Buyer Incentives for Lancaster Pa Homes for Sale

Welcome Back Readers!   Today we’re talking about Buyer Incentives.  You’ve seen them, buy this house and seller will pay selling agent bonus, seller will include new Cadillac, enter contest to win a Cruise to Bahamas.  Now, not many sellers have been offering these types of incentives in Lancaster, but in…Read More

Is There a National Real Estate Transfer Tax On All Homes Sold After 2012?

Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for stopping by again!  There’s alot of emails that circulate during an election year, one of the most common ones this year relates to a real estate is that the federal health care legislation (affectionately called Obama-care) passed in March 2010 contains a 4.0% transfer tax on all…Read More

It’s Not Easy Bein Green …. or Is It ?

Welcome Back Viewers!   Happy Earth Day, it’s time for another installment of our Green Tip Video Series with Matt Blank from MBC Building and Remodeling!  This week Matt has some easy tips to reduce your electric consumption and save you money! Click the “read more”  link to check out the…Read More

Monday Lancaster Fit Bit – Walking isn’t Enough

Welcome Back Readers!  It’s time for another Monday Lancaster Fit Bit with Mickey Glick, owner of Body and Soul Fitness Studio in Lancaster!  Walking, we all do it, it’s long been known that more walking leads to a  healthier lifestyle and walking has numerous benefits to your overall life.  Did you…Read More

Did You Know That We Can Blame it All on Snow?

Welcome Back Readers!  Or should I say viewers?  This is the first of many video blog posts on www.TheLancasterConnection.com .  I’m excited about being able to bring you this content in a way that is relevant and timely but don’t worry, there will be more than just video posts to keep you up to…Read More

Lancaster Inspectors Corner – Saving Energy in Lancaster Pa

Welcome Back Readers!  It’s time once again for another installment of The Lancaster  Inspector’s Corner with Matt Steger of WIN Home Inspection.  This week, we address an issue that matters alot to the folks of Lancaster Pa lately, energy efficiency.  With the recent de-regulation of electricity rates causing some people’s electric…Read More

The Trouble with Tribbles or Why Loan Modifications are Failing to Solve the Foreclosure Problem

Welcome Back Readers!  I put up a post the yesterday about how FHA has recently changed their policies to allow loan modifications for qualifying borrowers before they miss a payment .  This is a great policy and I sincerely hope it will help more people stay in their homes.  The problem though…Read More

A New Year, a New Code of Ethics

Ok, well maybe not entirely new, but there have been some changes the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics (COE).  This important document governs our conduct with not only the public but also with each other and the standards outlined are what set us apart as an organization and…Read More

Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – What Happens During a Chimney and Fireplace Inspection by a Home Inspector?

Happy Friday Readers!   Welcome back to our Friday Inspector’s Corner, where we are continuing Matt Steger’s discussion on Chimney and Fireplace inspections.  Matt is a Home Inspector with WIN Home Inspection and he is the one I call for all of my Lancaster County Pa Home Inspection needs, you should…Read More

Inspector’s Corner – The Level 2 Chimney Inspection

Happy Friday Readers, it’s time once again for some helpful tips from Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspection!   This week Matt discusses Level 2 Chimney Inspections as part of a fireplace and chimney maintenance plan.  Don’t have a chimney maintenance plan?  You should!

It’s Back! PHFA Allows Buyers to use the First Time/Repeat Buyer Tax Credit to Close!

It’s official!  Today, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced that it has allocated funding in the amount of $5,000,000 for the continuation of their Tax Credit Advance (TCA) program!   This is a limited time offer, so take note, once they run out of money it will be too late, so you need…Read More

A Whole New World – Why the New and Expanded Tax Credit May Save the US Economy!

This past Friday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3548.  This bill, at it’s heart a bill to extend unemployment benefits {which, by the way, is being completely overlooked as the critical step it was to help the unemployed workers in this country, but that’s a topic for another day (see, I’m…Read More

Inspector’s Corner – Fall Maintenance Tip 3 of 6

Another Friday has come, it’s time for your next helpful tip from Matt Steger, with WIN Home Inspection!  Today’s tip deal with a commonly overlooked maintenance item, the chimney.  Don’t forget, call Matt Steger at 717-361-9467 for all of your home inspection needs!

Monday Fit Bit – Strength Training can ease your pain!

Happy Monday Everyone!  It’s time once again for the newest Monday Fit Bit from Mickey Glick at Body and Soul Fitness Studio.   This week Mickey, wants you to know that back pain can be addressed through strength training: STRENGTH TRAINING 5 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN AEROBICS AGAINST LOW BACK PAIN

Tax credit hoops? What hoops?

I saw an article posted on Rismedia the other day (http://rismedia.com/2009-10-15/8000-tax-credits-hoops-frustrate-house-hunters/) that was picked up from the Orlando Sentinel.  The reporter (Mary Shanklin) titled the article “$8,000 Tax Credit’s Hoops Frustrate House Hunters”.  She wrote a nice article about the challenges some people are facing in today’s market, concise and well…Read More

HOUSE VOTES 416 – 0 IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT FOR ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS

The House of representatives passed a bill 3590 on October 8, 2009 that: “…. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) exempt members of the uniformed services, the Foreign Service, and employees of the intelligence community on official extended duty service from the recapture requirements of the first-time homebuyer tax…Read More

MONDAY FIT BIT: PAY ATTENTION!

Ok, here we go, this is the first of many regular Monday columns on The Pulse of Lancaster from Mickey Glick, Owner of Body & Soul Fitness Studio.  Mickey will be giving you tips and advice on how to do quick, simple workouts to keep you Healthy at Home.  For…Read More

PROTECTING TENANTS CAUGHT IN FORECLOSURE

This past May, a new law went into effect that did not capture much media attention at the time. The “Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009” became effective May 20, 2009 and included some much needed protection for tenants caught in the crossfire of the foreclosure process. Here…Read More

2009 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PULSE SURVEY

Survey Reveals Downpayment, Closing Costs Still Greatest Obstacles to Homeownership, NAR Survey Shows (article republished from www.Realtor.org) NAR’s seventh pulse survey reveals that despite improved affordability conditions, eight in 10 Americans still consider having enough money for downpayment and closing costs to be the biggest obstacle to buying a home. The…Read More

WEICHERT FINANCIAL PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE FIRST TIME BUYER TAX CREDIT BEFORE SETTLEMENT TO USE AS CLOSING COST $$

Weichert Financial is pleased to announce the release of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Tax Credit Advance Loan Program (TCA) now available throughout Pennsylvania.  TCA provides an interest free loan of up to $6,000 (for newly constructed homes and $5,000 for existing homes, with a minimum loan amount of $500)…Read More

VIDEOS POSTED BY STEVE HARNEY: HOW TO COUNSEL BUYERS THAT INTEREST RATES ARE A REASON TO BUY NOW

Take a few minutes to watch this excellent discussion of interest rate trends by Steve Harney of www.KeepingCurrentMatters.com .  Steve offers a well thought out and easy to understand analysis of interest rate trends and explains very simply why NOW is the time to buy and waiting for a better rate…Read More

HELP FOR OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AFFECTED BY POOR HOUSING MARKETS

The US Department of Defense, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, recently announced the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP).  The program is designed to “assist eligible homeowners who face financial loss when selling their primary residence homes in areas where real estate values have declined because of a base…Read More

FINALLY, AN EASY TO USE OPEN HOUSE INTERFACE FOR CONSUMERS IN LANCASTER COUNTY!

Here at Weichert, we have been at the forefront of open house marketing for a long time.  Our websites [ www.JasonsHomes.com , www.WeichertEH.com & www.Weichert.com ] have always featured all of our open houses information online, with photos, customizable tours, printable brochures, mortgage info, you name it. Unfortunately, while consumers benefited…Read More

CALIFORNIA DOES IT AGAIN!

I came across some interesting info the other day on realtor.com.  They republished some info from Zillow that showed the Top Ten Areas where home prices have either Decreased or Increased.  Here is the break down: Top 10 Increases Ithaca, NY                     +5.6% State College, PA          +4% Jacksonville, NC            +3.9% Winston-Salem, NC     …Read More

ANOTHER HOUSING MARKET REPORT, NOW WHAT?

Every week a new report is released that talks about the national housing market.  It’s up, it’s down, predictions of doom and gloom.  These indexes measure housing statistics using a number of indicators and interestingly enough, sometimes the people publishing the reports have agendas of their own.  For example, the folks…Read More