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Sump Pumps — What Every Homeowner Should Know

Sump Pumps — What Every Homeowner Should Know

Water is often the most troublesome and costly issue that occurs in homes. Spring and summertime are generally the wettest due to thunderstorms, so now is a good time to evaluate your exterior and interior drainage performance. There are many simple things that...

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To Write or Not To Write

To Write or Not To Write

We've all seen buyer love letters, whether you are the buyer agent submitting one with your offer or the listing agent on the receiving end. We need all the help we can get in this market to get buyers under contract, and sometimes the buyer love letter has a positive...

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LCAR Membership Updates — June, 2021

LCAR Membership Updates — June, 2021

New Members Designated Affiliate Kathryn Laughlin, Guaranteed Rate Affinity Realtors Ryan Armstrong, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Jennifer Botchway, eXp Realty Marisha Chambers, Well Done Realty Viangely Feliz, Keller Williams Elite Lauren Jung,...

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New Construction Financing

New Construction Financing

With the current resale market being short on inventory and super competitive, there are some buyers who are switching gears to consider building their next home. Depending on the builder and location, you may be required to get a "Construction Loan", and not an "End...

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Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections

A home inspector client of mine told me his business is approximately 10 percent of what it had been prior to this unprecedented sellers' market. Buyers know, believe or assume that in order to have an offer accepted, they must waive financing and due diligence...

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The End of Freon

The End of Freon

Freon, also known as R-22, is a refrigerant that has been in use for many decades; but since the "Clean Air Act of 1990" became law, the federal government has mandated its gradual demise. As of January 1, 2020, the production and import of Freon is now officially...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — June 9, 2021

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021 Upon motion by Jeff Peters, second by Christina Diehl, the minutes of the May 12, 2021 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed Bright's Market Trend Report for Pennsylvania and the Weekly Statistical Market Report and were informed of a...

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The Dirtiness of a Clean Offer

The Dirtiness of a Clean Offer

Clean offers . . . whether it's a cash offer, conventional, FHA or some kind of loan in between . . . they are everywhere. If I had a two dollar bill for every time I heard the words 'clean offer' used in the past year, I'd have enough money to buy the Biltmore Estate...

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LCAR Membership Updates — May, 2021

LCAR Membership Updates — May, 2021

New Members Designated Realtor Robert Axelson, Real Broker, LLC Realtors Brenda Altenderfer, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Lorenzo Burch, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Michael Cassidy, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — May 12, 2021

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021 Prior to the start of the meeting, Tom Blefko presented the 2020 LCAR-PAC Awards recognizing Rohrbach Real Estate in the Small Firm category for the highest per capita participation, Younger Realty in the Medium Firm category for the highest per capita...

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Since July 2002, electrical standards have required a new device called an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, or AFCIs for short, for bedroom outlets. An "outlet" is any place where electricity is tapped into it -- it can be a receptacle, ceiling light, ceiling fan,...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®