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Coming Soon . . . Or Is It?

Coming Soon . . . Or Is It?

I've made no secret over the years that I'm not a big fan of "Coming Soons". I've also admittedly used it when I want to do an open house that first weekend or if the seller has some work to finish. That said, while having died off briefly, "Coming Soon" issues seem...

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Rates, Rates, Rates

Rates, Rates, Rates

What is my rate? That is probably one of the most common first questions loan officers need to deal with when speaking to a potential home buyer. Although it may seem like a simple question with a simple answer, it's probably one of the most difficult questions to...

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LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2018

LCAR Membership Updates — October, 2018

New Members Designated Realtor Timothy Gulla, Equity Pennsylvania Real Estate Realtors Robert Bassett, Keller Williams Elite Joseph Bradbury, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty Gaylene Dunlap, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jennifer Fields, ReMax...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — October, 2018

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — October, 2018

October 10, 2018 Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Jennifer King, the minutes of the September 12, 2018 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors received updates on the conversion of MRIS and Trend into Bright MLS, as well as an information sheet covering the...

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Showing Courtesies

Showing Courtesies

We can all improve our showing game. Here are some common gripes and tips for improvement . . . Leave your card. Call ShowingTime and/or the listing agent if you will be earlier or later than scheduled. If your buyer decides against touring the home at the last...

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Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob and tube wiring, often abbreviated K&T, was used from when homes were first electrified, starting in the late 1800s, up to the mid to late 1940s. This type of wiring has only two conductors (a hot and a neutral) which run independently yet normally parallel...

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Tiny Houses: The Answer to Affordable Housing?

Tiny Houses: The Answer to Affordable Housing?

Let me preface this article by telling you about an experience I had last year. The buyer calls me about a piece of ground. He owns a business that has locations both on the west coast and here in Lancaster, so he flies back and forth a lot. He had been crashing at a...

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LCAR Membership Updates — September, 2018

LCAR Membership Updates — September, 2018

New Members Designated Affiliate Richard Scott, S&T Bank Realtors® Jacqueline Cassell, Iron Valley Real Estate of Lancaster Ryan Dhimal, LancLiving Real Estate & Property Management David Doshna, High Associates Ltd. Jonathan Gehman, Keller Williams Elite Eric Givler,...

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A Tip from the West?

A Tip from the West?

Timely tender of deposit checks is a growing problem that did not exist when offers and deposit checks were hand delivered. Now, deposit checks follow an offer's acceptance by a handful of days. Further, a typical agreement includes a checkmark in Paragraph 26(G)...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®