Local Real Estate Market Data

Don’t Sleep On It

Did I mention it’s a Seller’s Market? Homes are moving fast and many with multiple offers! If you see a home you like, waiting can cost you if you don’t move quickly.  

Pi and the Constant Math of Home Pricing

Most of us are aware of what “Pi” is.  We learned about it in school, probably in junior high, and then we forget much more than it’s that number that goes on and on forever, with no end or solution. And we just know it as 3.14.  There’s certainly a…Read More

The Spring Real Estate Market is here!

Welcome Back!  Today we have a quick post with some Lancaster County Real Estate Seller’s Market statistics for you.  Why?  Because math and statistics are fun!  Ok, they aren’t really fun but they will show you why you do not want to wait to put your home on the market…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! 24/7/365 Online Video Open House for 322 Front Street Lititz, Pa 17543 – $159,900 – MLS #232575

Welcome Back!  Today we are taking a look at 322 Front Street Lititz, Pa 17543!  This fantastic home is a short walk to downtown Lititz, click through to check out the 24/7/365 Online Video Open House and learn 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! 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 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 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

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

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

Zillow Ranks Lancaster County 7th Best Place to Buy a Home!

Welcome Back Readers!  Today we are bringing you some particularly awesome news, Zillow has recently ranked Lancaster County PA as one of the top places in the nation to buy a home 2011!  We hit the list at Number 7, which considering we were competing with literally thousands of places across…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

Avoid Pet Odors When Selling Lancaster Pa Home!

Welcome Back Readers!  Today we are going to talk a little about the subject many home buyers complain about, Pet Odors.  Pet Odors can be a big problem when selling, many pet phobic buyers who catch the slightest whiff of Fido or Fluffy the Kitty turn around an walk right…Read More

10 Simple Steps to Buying a Lancaster County PA Home

Welcome Back Readers!  Ok, so you’ve decided to buy a house.  What do you need to do?  How does the process work? I’m going to give you a simple 10 step approach to buying a home “the right way”.

Fannie Mae EXTENDS Popular Closing Cost Assistance Program!

Welcome Back Readers!  It’s been a hugely busy month for me in real estate, with the end of the Federal Tax Credit for Homebuyers the Lancaster County real estate market has warmed up with the spring!  Even as we close the door on the tax credit, there are many, many other…Read More

Remodeling Lancaster – Green is Good Color, it’s Even Better in your Wallet!

Welcome Back Viewers!  Thanks for stopping by, today we have the start of our GREEN series in honor of Earth Day!  Matt Blank, from MBC Building and Remodeling, LLC is here to share some tips with you on how being earth friendly can save you lots of money!  You’ll have…Read More

The Numbers are In – February was Pretty Good!

Welcome Back Readers!   It’s time for a Market Update, The Lancaster County Association of Realtors® (LCAR) just  released their monthly recap of real estate market activity in February 2010 and there were a few good things to point out. I’ll tell you what those are after the jump, but in the…Read More

Legos, Tax Credits and Lancaster County Real Estate!

Welcome Back Viewers!  Thanks for stopping by, it’s time for another video blog post here on www.TheLancasterConnection.com, there’s some great info in there on tax credits that will save you money, check out the video to find out more and click through the jump to get the links mentioned in…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

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

The numbers are in and they’re…… not that bad!

I know, I know, not the most inspiring title but seriously, when we look at market statistics in today’s ecnomy not that bad is pretty darn good!  Read on to find out 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

PENDING HOME SALES RISE FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT MONTH

Lawrence Yun explains the numbers here: As always, you can call me Direct at 717-371-0557 or at the Office 717-490-8999, email me atJason@JasonsHomes.com or send me a text message using the tool to the right of this post! Your Friend in Real Estate, Jason Search for Lancaster County Homes for…Read More

ACCORDING TO BUSINESSWEEK.COM, LANCASTER IS THE 19TH BEST PLACE IN THE NATION TO START OVER!

THAT’S RIGHT, 19 OUT OF 20! AS ALWAYS, THE SECURITY AND STABILITY OF OUR LOCAL ECONOMY CONTINUES TO KEEP OUR COUNTY IN THE TOP 20 LISTS OF MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA! IF YOU WERE WONDERING IF NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY…Read More

PUTTING YESTERDAY’S HEADLINES INTO PERSPECTIVE

Amidst all the excitement over the end of 2008, the local paper published some articles that you may not have seen.  Well, alright, you probably saw them, 2 of them were pretty big headlines, at the top of the page.  The morning paper had the headline “Jobless rate here hits 5%,…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