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

Home Buyer Tax Credit Passes House 403-12!

With a quick and resounding “Yes” vote, the House today passed HR3548, extending and expanding the Home Buyer Tax Credit!  All we need now is for President Obama to sign the bill into law!

Home Buyer Tax Credit Passes Senate 98-0!

The Senate voted today 98-0 to pass the HR 3548.  HR 3548 is a bill  that extends unemployment benefits for an additional 20 weeks and contains an amendment that extends the existing $8,000 First Time Buyer Tax Credit and adding a tax credit for Move Up buyers!

Recording your documents will cost you more starting December 2009

Fees.  It’s an interesting word and many people don’t know just how many fees are involved in a real estate transaction.  Lender fees, title fees, inspection fees, notary fees, administrative fees, recording fees, if you’ve ever looked at a settlement sheet you’d be amazed at just how many there are. …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!