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Adjustable Rate Mortgages — Yes, No, Maybe So

Adjustable Rate Mortgages — Yes, No, Maybe So

An adjustable rate mortgage, or ARM, has a rate that is fixed for a defined period of time and then moves into an adjustable phase with periodic adjustments for the remainder of the loan term. The maximum rate is capped so the sky is not the limit with these programs....

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Untimely Repairs

Untimely Repairs

It happens. Sellers agree to make repairs suggested by a home inspection but fail to complete the job in a timely manner. When this happens a buyer is faced, unfairly, with proceeding under a contingent plan (e.g., having repairs made post-settlement or taking cash in...

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Lancaster City and Lead

Lancaster City and Lead

Lead, a naturally occurring element, can be toxic when taken into the body through breathing, eating or drinking. Lead is most dangerous to children, especially those under six years old. Nearly 500,000 children living in the United States have blood lead levels...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — May, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — May, 2019

May 8, 2019 Upon motion by Christina Diehl, second by Joe Younger, the minutes of the April 10, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. Staff updated the Directors on the status of the Banquet Review Task Force indicating that the dates are still "secure" at the...

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Title — Don’t Take the Process for Granted

Title — Don’t Take the Process for Granted

Whether representing a buyer or seller, there are several regional differences to be aware of when working with a title company that is not based in Lancaster County. If your listing is sold by an agent based in another county, there is a good chance the title company...

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LCAR-PAC Greist Building Event

LCAR-PAC Greist Building Event

I know you've heard of LCAR-PAC . . . but do you know what it does for YOU? LCAR-PAC was formed in 2003 to ensure that we Realtors here in Lancaster County have the ear of our elected officials in Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lancaster County when it comes to issues...

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LCAR Membership Updates — April, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — April, 2019

New Members Designated Affiliates Lois Flickinger, Lancaster Home Staging, LLC Garry Seidel, New American Funding Designated Realtor Barry DeGroot, DLP Realty Realtors Michaela Adcock, Younger Realty Group Allison Davis, Keller Williams Elite Associates Susan Diener,...

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Read That Deed

Read That Deed

Many years ago as I embarked on my real estate career, one of the instructional classes I took was on deeds and legal descriptions. This class taught us to check the owners of the properties we were listing, making sure the owners and addresses matched the actual...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2019

April 10, 2019 Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the March 13, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed updates to Bright MLS, including fixes to listing management, open house time now showing correctly, property...

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Improve the Showing Process for Sellers

Improve the Showing Process for Sellers

Most, if not all, of us use ShowingTime to schedule and manage showings. Did you know that you can notify the seller that you are finished with your showing through the ShowingTime app? This is a great habit to develop to improve the showing process for sellers. Open...

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part II

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part II

How Do I Help Prevent CO Poisoning? First, as noted in Part I of last month's carbon monoxide post, install CO detectors in your home and replace them as needed. Next, make sure that all fossil fuel burning appliances are professionally and properly installed and...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®