Do you know what a popcorn ceiling is? Love it? Hate it? Most people hate it. After all, ceiling popcorn is about the most useless (not to mention ugliest) decoration ever. Want to get rid of it? Well. Normally that involves scraping it off, or demolition. Tear it down. As…Read More
When the housing bubble burst in 2007/2008, many Americans found themselves underwater or, in other words, with a home worth significantly less than what they owed on their mortgages. But that’s all changed now. According to recent studies, more and more Americans are finding themselves in the opposite situation—with a…Read More
True or false… When you’re selling a house, you should bake cookies before a showing or an open house. I guess you could say the answer is a hard and fast “true” because, after all, it can’t hurt. Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies? But it’s also…Read More
When you’re selling your home, one of the keys to successfully finding a buyer – and getting the best price for your home – is effectively staging. Staging refers to setting up your home in a way that maximizes its sale-ability to potential buyers and can involve everything from minor…Read More
Do you believe whether a groundhog sees its shadow or not is a true indication of when Spring will come? A lot of people aren’t sure, and no matter what the groundhog sees, it means we’re going to have more winter.
According to the 2017 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, FSBOs remain at an all-time low of 8%… and for good reason.
According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing the worst housing inventory shortage in two decades. This is true in Lancaster County and most of Central PA, where it is a solid Seller’s Market. And while this presents a definite challenge for people looking to buy a…Read More
If it’s your first time buying or selling real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. There are tons of potential pitfalls and challenges along the way that it’s hard to anticipate when you don’t know what to expect. The last thing you want to do is lose because…Read More
When you do any home improvement, you probably figure it’s also going to improve the value of your home. And it probably will improve the value… but, probably not as much as it cost you. In other words, if you spend $1,000 (for example), it probably won’t improve the value…Read More
It’s one of the largest and most expensive assets most of us will ever own. It’s where we lay our head down at night, the place we make memories and call home. Selling it can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful experiences you may ever go through. So…Read More