Getting Organized

The new year often brings on new year’s resolutions and some may have added organization to their list.  Are you thinking of organizing your house?  Let’s tackle one of the most used rooms: the kitchen.  There are so many great products currently available to help you organize your kitchen.  I know that I personally startedContinue reading “Getting Organized”

Saving on Energy Costs

As many of you may have noticed, energy costs have been rising.  So what can you do about it?  Here are some ideas for cutting some energy costs.   Check the seals on your exterior windows and doors – you may find that the caulking has deteriorated and can easily be scrapped and replaced.  You canContinue reading “Saving on Energy Costs”

Priorities for your pets when house hunting

We meet many buyers and I love spending time with them learning what they desire in a home.  One thing that a lot of people consider is their fur babies.  What are some key features that pet owners are looking for in a future home?  Fenced yard – Do I need to say anything moreContinue reading “Priorities for your pets when house hunting”

Fire Safety

Each October, the National Fire Protection Association celebrates Fire Safety Month.  I thought I’d share my top five tips with you.  Raising awareness of simple fire safety tips ensures safety for you and your home.    My Top Five Fire Safety Tips:  Smoke Detectors – You should consider having one on each level of your homeContinue reading “Fire Safety”

Location, Location, Location

Where is your dream home?  Many people are drawn to a location, maybe the beach, big city or the suburbs.  I personally joke all of the time that if I ever won the lottery real big, I would just buy a small home in a bunch of different locations.  That way if I felt likeContinue reading “Location, Location, Location”

Buying A Home With Zero Down Payment

Are you on the fence about a home purchase?  Is one of your concerns the down payment? I am here to tell you that there are mortgage options that allow for zero down payment.  You have a few options:  VA Mortgage – yes if you served in the military you may qualify for a VAContinue reading “Buying A Home With Zero Down Payment”

Market Reports for York & Adams County

As a real estate agent we keep a close eye on the current real estate market so that we can effectively counsel any buyer or seller. For those of you that might be considering a sale or a purchase we felt that the reports we received from the Real Estate Association of York and AdamsContinue reading “Market Reports for York & Adams County”

Considering a Home Purchase

Everyone has been reading or hearing something about how hot the real estate market currently is, how homes are selling for record highs and the competition for buyers is extreme.  While that might not be the market in every location, it is the market locally for us as well as many other locations.  Most sellersContinue reading “Considering a Home Purchase”

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Are you considering becoming a first time home buyer?  Buying a home can seem daunting and overwhelming but exciting all at the same time.  It is important to prepare for your first home purchase if you want to have a successful experience.  Here are just a few simple tips to help fulfill your homeownership goals. Continue reading “First Time Home Buyer Tips”

Buying A Vacation Home

Buying a second home to be used as a vacation home is something many think about and some act upon.  Is buying a vacation home something you should do?  There is a lot to consider.  Benefits:   Tax deductions – you can deduct the yearly taxes and interest paid on a mortgage if the home isContinue reading “Buying A Vacation Home”