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

Welcome Back to The Lancaster Connection.com!  Today we have 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 units, high ceilings and lots of windows, the variety of sizes and layouts of the homes in this community will amaze you!  Click through to check out the video and read more info! Continue reading

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 new construction we have seen No Mortgage Payments for a Year, $40,000 in Builder Upgrades, buy our home and if yours doesn’t sell we buy yours, etc. 

On the surface, you might think these are all great ideas, but they aren’t.  They are actually terrible ideas.  Read on after the jump to find out why! Continue reading

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 back out the door. That doesn’t mean you have to get rid of Fido and Fluffy, we know they are part of the family and you love them.  It does mean that you have to take some steps to address the issue.   Read on after the jump to find out more! Continue reading

SOLD – 8 Blaine Avenue, Leola, Pa 17540 – $209,000 MLS# 172547

Welcome Back Readers!  Today we have a new video tour of 8 Blaine Avenue in Leola Pa!  Just minutes away from major commuter routes, bring your Time Machine & Imagination and this home will shine!   Here are the basic stats, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2155 Square Feet,  read on after the jump for more details and check out the video tour in the youtube player!

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SOLD – 405 Zachary Drive, Manheim, Pa 17545 – $324,900 MLS# 171995

Welcome Back Readers!  This is the first in listing posts for my clients, there are lots of details that make each home special and my video tour is here to give you the first peek into the details of this home!  Let’s start with the basics, 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths, 2105 sq ft, this home has it all!   Read on after the jump for more details and take a look at the 7 minute guided video tour in the youtube player!

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

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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 real estate sold after 2012.  You might be wondering if this is true or not.  Well, in short the answer is no.  There is no national transfer tax on all real estate.  

But like all great myths, this one does have a small grain of truth to it.  There is indeed a tax on certain real estate transactions specified in the bill, read on after the jump to find out more! 

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