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Garage Doors — When Did You Last Inspect Yours?

Garage Doors — When Did You Last Inspect Yours?

The garage door, including its automatic opener system, is the largest appliance in the home. A faulty garage door system presents a  real hazard to the home occupants, including pets, or people who visit. The garage door seals the garage from the elements and...

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LCAR Membership Updates — July, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — July, 2020

New Members Realtors Portia Costello, Realty One Group Unlimited Amanda Dicely, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Pamela Knouff, Iron Valley Real Estate of Lancaster Jonathan Strouse, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Christen Tribbitt,...

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ShowingTime Features

ShowingTime Features

When setting up your new listing for appointments in ShowingTime, there are a few considerations to ensure ease of use by everyone who will be using this program, including agents, inspectors and appraisers. Home inspectors do not have access to set up inspections...

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Congressional District Report for Real Estate

Congressional District Report for Real Estate

Ever wonder what the rate of homeownership in Lancaster County was in the first quarter of 2020? Or what the average median income of a typical household is? Do you enjoy graphs and pie charts? Well then the latest Congressional District Report for the 116th Congress,...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — July 8, 2020

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 Upon motion by Tom Blefko, second by Joe Younger, the minutes of the June 10, 2020 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed the Weekly Market Trends report provided by Bright MLS which showed the significant impact on Real Estate in...

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Modular vs. Manufactured vs. Stick-Built

Modular vs. Manufactured vs. Stick-Built

Occasionally during home inspections I run across modular homes. When I find them, I explain to my client what they are and how they differ from stick-built homes. Modular homes are built in pieces in a factory which keeps conditions such as rain, wind or snow at bay....

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LCAR Membership Updates — June, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — June, 2020

New Members Realtors Priscilla Baker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Melissa Boots, Realty One Group Unlimited Mabel Hinson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Sarah Osborne, Realty Professional Group, LLC Michelle Sallada, Keller Williams Elite...

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Right Tools Right Now.

Right Tools Right Now.

Please visit https://www.nar/realtor/right-tools-right-now for details on tools that NAR is providing to its membership in response to challenges presented by COVID-19. These tools include webinars, education courses, market reports, digital tools and additional...

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COVID-19 Impact on the Mortgage Industry

COVID-19 Impact on the Mortgage Industry

When COVID-19 hit there were big changes for everyone, and the mortgage industry was no different. As time goes on new guidelines continue to emerge, so I found it best to list some points below about what has transpired recently and some obstacles that most lenders...

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The View From This Bubble

The View From This Bubble

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has affected each of us differently in our work lives. Most notably for me, social distancing has been the most challenging element both in terms of physical proximity and adapting the ways in which we communicate. I work at a...

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Saving Energy

Saving Energy

In 2010 electricity rate caps were removed, and that ended up raising electricity rates and increasing PA consumers' electric bills. Finding ways to reduce your energy usage can be of real benefit. Due to rate limits imposed by the Commonwealth of PA years ago,...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®