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Manufactured vs. Modular vs. Mobile

Manufactured vs. Modular vs. Mobile

Manufactured and Modular and Mobile, oh my! No, this isn't the Wizard of Oz . . . although considering how easy it can be to confuse these three types of homes, it can very much feel like we're not in Kansas anymore. We often use these three terms interchangeably and...

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Government Affairs Q&A

Government Affairs Q&A

When did the Lancaster County Association of Realtors (LCAR) create the Government Affairs Committee, and why did it feel the need to do so? LCAR began its Government Affairs Program more than 15 years ago as the result of a Planning Retreat that focused on the huge...

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What Your Association is Doing During this Crisis

What Your Association is Doing During this Crisis

I have been in this business a long time . . . not as long as some of you, but longer than others. I have served on a lot of committees -- and for those of you have never volunteered, I highly recommend it! This year as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee I have...

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LCAR Membership Updates — April, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — April, 2020

New Members Designated Affiliate Benjamin Heisey, R.J. Fisher & Associates, Inc. Realtors Glenn Burkhart, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Judah Hoover, SlateHouse Realty Christine Pelland, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Membership Statistics...

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Forms for the Pandemic

Forms for the Pandemic

Realtors are reliant on standard forms for many good reasons. The forms have established a somewhat uniform transaction, particularly for resale homes. A standard and familiar path reduces mistakes and liability. Unfortunately the physical distancing required by our...

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A Look at Today’s HOAs

A Look at Today’s HOAs

In the residential real estate and home building worlds, Homeowners' Associations (better known as HOAs) can often be a topic of discussion with potential buyers. And over the years, most would agree that HOAs have earned a bad rap with some people. The reality is...

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Home Inspections During a Pandemic

Home Inspections During a Pandemic

Recently the Pennsylvania Department of State released guidelines that provided Realtors, home inspectors, appraisers and title insurance professionals some guidance on how to proceed with homes that had active sales agreements dated March 6th or before. A few days...

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Real Estate Movies

Real Estate Movies

I'm not here to make productive suggestions about maximizing your downtime during this crisis. If you miss your former life of total submersion in real estate, I have some movies to suggest so that you can live vicariously through these stories. You've probably seen...

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The New Settlement Normal

The New Settlement Normal

Well, here we are. We are for all intents and purposes confined to our home offices, biding our time by emailing and calling clients and spending entirely too much time looking at cute kitten videos on Facebook. Many of you are trying to keep it together, working...

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What Is Non-Invasive? What Can’t Home Inspectors Do?

What Is Non-Invasive? What Can’t Home Inspectors Do?

As home inspectors, we often get questioned about what is and what isn't a home inspection and what can and what can't we do in the course of a home inspection. First, a home inspection is a non-invasive, visual evaluation of the major systems of a home. We are...

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Following the Playbook That Doesn’t Exist

Following the Playbook That Doesn’t Exist

How to Thrive in the New World of Selling Real Estate So how is everyone coping with this new normal in real estate sales? I know we're all focused on everything 'virtual' right now (i.e. showings, tours, document signing, Zoom meetings, etc.), but probably in a...

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LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2020

New Members Realtors Joshua Carr, Mountain Realty Ginger Coleman, Iron Valley Real Estate of Lancaster Austin Curtiss, Mountain Realty Katie Findley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Angela Klaassen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Wilmer Martin,...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®