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2021 COVID Guidelines for Showings

2021 COVID Guidelines for Showings

Alright, let's get through this. Time seems to have come to a stand still. We've been living in this new world for over a year now with no end in sight it seems. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the restrictions that have been birthed as a result of...

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Pursuing Additional Education in Real Estate

Pursuing Additional Education in Real Estate

During the past year when we've spent more time in front of our laptops and in our home offices than ever before, many licensed real estate agents have had the opportunity to pursue additional education to earn credits toward a Broker's License, Certifications or...

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LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2021

LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2021

New Members Designated Affiliate Dan Williams, Dan Williams Photography, LLC Realtors Lynn Bednarz, Century 21 Home Advisors Michael Fruin, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Christopher Logan, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Joseph Martincavage,...

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Behind the Curtain of New Home Construction Schedules

Behind the Curtain of New Home Construction Schedules

With resale home inventory at record lows, more buyers who may not have previously considered new construction are now thinking about it as a viable option for their next home purchase. This recent shift in buyer behavior has generated a lot of heightened activity for...

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Why Does My Bathroom Fan Keep Running?

Why Does My Bathroom Fan Keep Running?

Years ago, air leaks from a home's exterior to the interior were very common and occurred where wiring and plumbing run inside framing members between living and attic space, as well as windows and doors and joints in siding, for example. When energy prices started...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — March 10, 2021

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021 Upon motion by Glenn Yoder, second by Jeff Peters, the minutes of the February 10, 2021 Directors' Meeting were approved. Ferne Silberman presented the Banquet Task Force report, and the Directors approved the Task Force's recommendation to change the...

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Mortgage Deferments

Mortgage Deferments

As the effects from COVID-19 linger, there are some important things to keep in mind with buyers, sellers and those considering refinances. While deferments were very popular initially when COVID hit, many deferments have ended. The hope is that all of us can get back...

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The Trouble with Earnest Money Deposits

The Trouble with Earnest Money Deposits

Jim Goldsmith, Esquire has been lecturing Lancaster Realtors about the importance of the buyer's earnest money deposit for years. He observed that the average deposit in Lancaster County was insufficient to ensure the buyer would perform and insufficient to compensate...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February 10, 2021

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021 Michael Ball of PNC Institutional Asset Management presented an overview of the Association's investment portfolio for 2020. Upon motion by Tom Weik, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the January 13, 2021 Directors' Meeting were approved....

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LCAR Membership Updates — February, 2021

LCAR Membership Updates — February, 2021

New Members Designated Affiliates Stephanie Herr, United One Peter Weachter, Window Medics of Lancaster Realtors Govinda Acharya, eXp Realty Daniel Bewersdorff, The Noble Group, LLC Sandy Bonano, Realty One Group Unlimited Bret Claar, Keller Williams Elite Ashley...

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Money Talks

Money Talks

It's surely no secret that the residential real estate market is more competitive now than perhaps ever in history -- limited inventory, low interest rates and an abundance of buyers. Plus to simply say that most listings are getting multiple offers is an...

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To Repeat . . .

To Repeat . . .

The inspiration for some articles is an event, a lawsuit, a new form, a problem or a problem resolved. In this article I am mostly repeating previous advice for those who are repeating bad habits or for whom the advice did not stick! First on the list, do not meet...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®