Fannie Mae Offers Closing Cost Assistance and Appliance Incentive

Welcome Back Readers!   It’s been a busy month in real estate, so many things happening both locally and nationally it seems everyday there is something new!  That’s actually the becoming the normal state of affairs nowadays and I don’t mind as it gives me lots of things to write about!

I wanted to let you know about a program announced today by Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae has a little problem, namely 50,000 homes they now own through the foreclosure process and they are looking to move them.  You can see a list of what’s there at www.homepath.com (there are 19 Fannie Mae Foreclosures in Lancaster County Pa as of today).

That’s not the announcement though, the announcement is that Fannie Mae is now offering 3.5 % of the home’s purchase price as an incentive to buyers!  Read on after the jump to find out more! Continue reading

The Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – How to Fix a Radon Problem

  Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for stopping in, you’ve arrived at the last installement of our Radon series with Matt Steger of WIN Home Inspection.  This week Matt tells you how to go about fixing your Radon problem, read on after the jump for all the details!

Before I forget, you know I tell you this every week but it needs repeating, when it comes time for me to recommend an expert to protect my home buyers, I always recommend Matt.  Call Matt Steger at 717-361-9467 when you need any home purchase related inspections.

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The Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – Where to Test for Radon

Welcome Back Readers!  This is the third of  four articles in our Radon series, this week Matt Steger from WIN Home Inspection talks a little more about Radon Testing where it should be done and how important “Closed House” conditions are.  Don’t know what that means?  Read on after the jump to find out! Continue reading

Did FHA Just Throw First Time Buyers in Front of the Bus for a PR Gain?

 Welcome Back Readers! 

I apologize in advance for the negative tone of this post, but it is information that people who plan on buying this year need to have.  Let me start with this:  There are many solutions available to FHA’s problems, and there are other programs that allow cash poor buyers to still purchase homes.  It is not the end of the world, FHA is still a fine program, but I have an issue with their changes not offering a solution to their problem. 

Call me if you want to find out how low money down programs can still benefit you, in the meantime please be aware of the following info.

FHA has announced policy changes today that will potentially have a negative impact on the housing market.  Read on after the jump to see excerpts from a release by NAR: Continue reading

The Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – How Radon Testing Works

Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for returning again for the second part in the Radon series from Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspection!  This week, Matt is going to tell you a about how radon testing works, so read on after the jump for that. 

Don’t forget that Matt is THE expert I recommend to all of my clients for their inspection needs, call him at 717-361-9467 so he can help you with yours! 

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Lancaster Inspector’s Corner – January is National Radon Action Month

  Welcome Back Readers!  Thanks for stopping in again for another installment of The Inspector’s Corner with Matt Steger from WIN Home Inspection!  This week starts a series for January on Radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States according to the EPA.  Read on after the jump to learn more! Continue reading