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Meet LCAR’s 2020 President — Ferne Silberman

Meet LCAR’s 2020 President — Ferne Silberman

A lifelong resident of Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Ferne Silberman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty began her real estate career in 1988 and received her Broker's License in 2016. At LCAR she has served on virtually every committee, chaired the...

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Meet LCAR’s 2020 President — Ferne Silberman

2020 LCAR Banquet

On January 23rd the Lancaster County Association of Realtors celebrated its 85th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet at the Wyndham Lancaster and began its 103rd year of service to the real estate industry. The 2020 LCAR Directors were installed by PAR...

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Interim Tax Bills

Interim Tax Bills

Many times when a client decides to build a new home or do a renovation loan that requires approval from the local municipality, they will be subjected to an Interim Tax Bill. Although this is a difficult situation to explain, you should always prepare your clients to...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — January 8, 2020

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020 Upon motion by Joe Younger, second by Tom Weik, the minutes of the December 11, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed information from Bright MLS regarding Bright's Annual Shareholder AE Summit scheduled for January 21st and a...

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Know Your Listings

Know Your Listings

"You mean to tell me that house I just listed has a helipad?" Huh, I was wondering why helicopters kept landing in the backyard. Does this sound like you? I sure as heck hope not. I couldn't imagine an agent not knowing there was a helipad on a property they had...

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Radon:  Hazard or Hype?

Radon: Hazard or Hype?

January is National Radon Awareness Month, so this is a great time to discuss what radon is, why it can be hazardous and how you can determine if your home has high radon levels. From my experience as a home inspector, radon is an often confused subject among many...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — January 8, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — December, 2019

New Members Designated Affiliate Eli Baker, Conestoga Valley Insurance Group Realtors Jerome Eagles, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Nicole Enck, Realty One Group Unlimited Akile Gashi, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ian Hey, Keller Williams Elite...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — January 8, 2020

New Millage Rates & More

For a list of the new Millage Rates (updated County and Municipal), click here. The deadline to register for the LCAR Banquet is Monday, January 6th. The Banquet will be held at the Wyndham Resort at 5:30 p.m. on January 23rd. Registration forms were sent to each...

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Did the Inspector Miss Something?

Did the Inspector Miss Something?

I have been saying it for nearly 40 years, and it remains true . . . most lawsuits involving the sale of residential real property claim that the seller failed to disclose material defects. The seller is usually not the only defendant. The listing and selling...

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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 will be completely...

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Annual LCAR Banquet

Annual LCAR Banquet

January 23, 2020 * Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Convention Center 5:30 p.m. Reception * 6:30 p.m. Installation of Officers * 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Presentations You are invited to be a part of the 85th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet. This year's...

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Can You Airbnb?

Can You Airbnb?

The Lancaster County Planning Commission drafted and released Short-Term Rental Regulation in early 2019 in their series of Community Planning Tools that were created to assist municipal officials with a variety of planning topics. With the increasing popularity of...

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