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Stormwater Best Management Practices I — History of BMPs

Stormwater Best Management Practices I — History of BMPs

Once upon a time, MTV played music videos and the History Channel actually had programming related to history. One of the better shows on the History Channel, in my opinion, was the BBC show "Connections", hosted by James Burke. In this show he started with some past...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — September, 2018

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — September, 2018

September 12, 2018 Gretchen Karr, a member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission, presented an overview of the County's revised plan, places2040. After a number of questions and general discussion, and upon motion by Richard Boas, Jr., second by Jeff Funk, the...

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Annual LCAR Golf Outing

Annual LCAR Golf Outing

The Annual LCAR Golf Outing was held September 6th at Overlook Golf Course, and proceeds went to Transitional Living Center and Mom's House. A big thank you to the sponsors of this year's event -- Abstract Associates of Lancaster; AmeriSure Home Services; Argos...

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Infrared Thermography

Infrared Thermography

Infrared (IR) thermography, also sometimes called thermal photography or thermal imaging, has gained popularity in recent years in industries that deal with home energy usage and energy efficiency. This technology is very useful in finding areas of a building that are...

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Buyer’s Choice of the Home Inspector

Buyer’s Choice of the Home Inspector

You have formed a wonderful bond with your buyer. For the last few weeks, you have been joined at the hip, chatting regularly, going out to see houses, maybe even a lunch or two. They hang on your every word and think you're an expert on everything related to real...

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LCAR Membership Updates — August, 2018

LCAR Membership Updates — August, 2018

New Members Realtors® Debra Burke, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Gillian Burkhardt, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Keith Foster, Keller Williams Elite Sabrina Griffin, Town & Country Realty Richelle Hirschhorn, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's...

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Vituperativeness: Is There Ever a Reason?

Vituperativeness: Is There Ever a Reason?

My wife and I were recently sharing a farewell dinner with a couple moving from the mid-state. Their home was sold and packed. They were letting down their hair after a week that was particularly demanding, both physically and mentally. The wife of this couple, Betsy...

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Covered Bridge Primer

Covered Bridge Primer

Few if any structures are associated with Lancaster County as much as our collection of covered bridges. Although covered bridges are not an obvious subject for a real estate blog, you may encounter one of these bridges when working with clients from out of the area,...

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Preventing a Wet Basement

Preventing a Wet Basement

The most common complaint among home buyers, based upon insurance claims, pertains to wet basements. In many cases, paying a basement water-proofing company $5,000 - $20,000 to "water-proof" your basement is a waste of money as there are simple, inexpensive things...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — August, 2018

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — August, 2018

August 8, 2018 Upon motion by Richard Boas, Jr., second by Mike Julian, the minutes of the July 11, 2018 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors received updates on the Bright MLS Work Groups and discussed a recap of the letter sent to the members after last...

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Expletive Deleted

Expletive Deleted

In news and other articles, another's profanity is frequently replaced with "expletive deleted". Some use the term in self-censorship. More often, we just let the expletives fly. At that moment, it might feel quite good to do so . . . upon reflection, not so good....

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New Licensing Requirements

New Licensing Requirements

In June of this year, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed House Bill 863, making two very important changes to licensing. One impacts the educational requirements to become licensed practitioners and the other impacts licensed agents who wish to perform Broker Price...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®