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More ShowingTime Tips & Showing Courtesies

The real estate market is relentless right now. We are hustling to show homes as soon as they are listed, juggling multiple offers as listing agents and buyer agents, and navigating all the usual and unusual obstacles that try to interfere with getting to closing. All...

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Mortgage Deferments — Good & Bad

Mortgage Deferments — Good & Bad

During the pandemic many banks offered deferments on their mortgages. Deferments were necessary for many people, but they come with a cost. In order to qualify for a new loan, the mortgage has to be current and out of deferment with proof from either a mortgage...

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Buyer Expectations in a Competitive Market

Buyer Expectations in a Competitive Market

You just submitted an offer for your buyer who has already come up short seven times before . . . except this time they went in guns blazing and offered $20,000 over list price, no inspections, no seller's assist and an earnest deposit large enough to buy two extra...

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LCAR Membership Updates — September, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — September, 2020

New Members Realtors Christy Barbone, Iron Valley Real Estate of Lancaster - Millersville Yvonne Diehl, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Patricia Erb, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Geraldi Gonzalez, Homeway Real Estate Wendy Hess,...

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Please Help Us Continue Our Support of TLC!

Please Help Us Continue Our Support of TLC!

When:  Now through October 31, 2020 What:  Monetary Donations Goal:  To raise as much money as possible . . . do you think we can match last year's $30,000 donation to Transitional Living Center? As it is with most fun activities in 2020, the Annual Charity Dinner has...

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Positive Perspectives on the Mask

Positive Perspectives on the Mask

We Realtors are relationship people. Our profession and our livelihoods are tied to our ability to build strong interactive relationships with our clients. We empathize, relate, commiserate and provide our services best face-to-face, one-on-one, by spending time...

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Home Inspections in the COVID-19 Era

Home Inspections in the COVID-19 Era

Since real estate was permitted to reopen in Pennsylvania again in mid-May, the market has been super busy . . . actually busier than I can recall in over 10 years. Home inspections are being done a bit differently nowadays. For the past decade or so, most things...

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Building Material Shortages & New Home Inflation in 2020

Building Material Shortages & New Home Inflation in 2020

Nearly every segment of the housing industry has enjoyed a surge over the last six months. And it happened in ways the majority of us didn't consider possible when we were in quarantine mode back in April. Housing is clearly a leading sector of our economy -- a buoy...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — September 9, 2020

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 Representative Mike Sturla addressed the Directors and members of the Government Affairs Committee regarding the Governor's Shutdown Order and its impact on the Real Estate Industry. Numerous questions from the group received mostly "political"...

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*#%*@! The Appraisal Came in Low

*#%*@! The Appraisal Came in Low

In the good old days of selling real estate in 2019 when an agent put their brand new listing on the market, they would spend the first couple of days orchestrating their marketing plan to give the property as much exposure to potential buyers as possible. In today's...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®