Isabel Warrell's Blog Posts

4 Cost Effective Upgrades That Increase Home Values

Inman Weekly: The housing market is about to open up to sellers in a big way. According to experts, changes in the tax plan under the Trump Administration mean it is getting

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7 benefits of a Federal Reserve interest rate hikeDon't panic! Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve hiked rates once in 2015, once again in 2016 and three times in 2017.

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What amenities first-time homebuyers want mostMARCH 20, 2018Kelly LeightonLast Updated: March 19, 2018 | View all posts by Kelly LeightonFirst-time homebuyers are most eager for

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The 1 Reason To Sell Now Before Spring

The #1 Reason to sell now before springThe price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of

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The 3 Best Reasons To Buy A Home In 2018

The 3 Best Reasons to Buy a Home in 2018 (but You'd Better Hurry)By Holly Amaya | Jan 4, 2018Figuring out when to plunge into the real estate market can be quite

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Do You Really Need A Realtor

With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, "Why should we hire a real estate agent?" They wonder, and rightfully so if they couldn't buy or sell a home through the

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Steps To Home Ownership

Understanding how to find and finance the perfect home for you Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable and help you

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8 Amazing Dollar Store Finds That Will Help You Deck The Halls On The Cheap

8 Amazing Dollar-Store Finds for Holiday Decor That'll Help You Deck the Halls on the CheapBy Jennifer Geddes | Nov 28, 2017 - Realtor.comNobody wants to spend a fortune to deck their

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Low Interest Rates Have A High Impact On Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.92%, which is still near record lows in

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5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons To Buy A Home During The Holidays

5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons to Buy a Home During the HolidaysWhile it might seem counterintuitive, savvy home shoppers know the holidays can be a great time to buy a house. Here are five compelling

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New Home Sales In 2015

 New Home Sales in 2015  There is a pretty strong consensus among economists and Real Estate Industry experts that new home sales in 2015 are expected to rise 25%.  This will be

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5 Bedroom In Desired Hamden Township

Hurry to see this 5 bedroom home located in the Preserve neighborhood.  Cumberland Valley School District; Shaull Elementary.For your personal tour, call or text 717-645.

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Where You Live What Your ZIP Code Says About You

  Thinking about building a new home in a different ZIP code from where you currently live?  Check out a new tool by Esri that, if nothing else, is fun to browse as you consider the

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World Wealth Rises At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

https://www.credit-suisse.com/ch/en/news-and-expertise/topics/wealth.article.html/article/pwp/news...

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10 Hottest Housing Markets For 2015

http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/04/real_estate/hot-housing-markets/index

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Savings

TIS THE SEASON!SAVE,…GAIN MOMENTUM,…WIN!!SAVE - The continued improvement in the single-family market supports the expectation of more and stronger growth in 2015 as consumers gain

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Open House Dec 7 At Village Of Westover Hampden Township

13 Devonshire Sq., Mechanicsburg is a beautiful and spacious townhouse featuring 1st floor master suite & laundry, 2-car garage, elegant formal dining & living rooms, family room, 3

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13 Devonshire Sq Mechanicsburg PA 17050 Village Of Westover

Beautiful neighborhood of Westover offers this move-in ready 4 bedroom townhouse featuring 1st floor master suite and 2 car garage plus so much more. Located within minutes to everything.

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CFPB Issues Proposals To Update Integrated Disclosure Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published recommendations for updating the Integrated Disclosure Rule, which is under the Truth in Lending and Real Estate Settle

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Public Schools Get Graded In Central PA

See how your local school scored!http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/11/more_pennsylvania_school_score.html#CentralPA

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Designing Your New Construction Home

Building your new home allows you to tailor your home to your current needs and your personal taste.  That’s what’s great about building a home.  You can dream big and your options are

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Underwater But Want To Buy A New Home

Underwater but want to buy a new home?So you bought a house in 2006, it lost 20-40 % of its value....but, today you could break even, hopefully......you want to buy a new home, but don't really have

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Choosing The Right Builder

Choosing the Right Builder for You!Congratulations!  You’ve decided to purchase a new-construction home!  But when it comes to selecting a builder, where do you start?  It is

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Builder Confidence In New Homes

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a nine-year high.In September The HMI (Housing Market Index) was reported at

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Mechanicsburg PA Foreclosures And Short Sales

Check this out for great deals:http://www.michaelpion.com/index.php?advanced=1&display=mechanicsburg+&custombox=&types%5B%5D=1&=...

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Market Watch

 It seems like more than a few observers are beating on the housing market trying to transform it into a disaster that it isn't. For example, some jumped all over the 1% drop in the Pending

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Things To Note Before Getting Started With Real Estate Marketing

One of the most important questions that may have plagued many people's minds when they are still neophytes in real estate marketing is this: "How do I get started?" Even for individuals

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Mortgages

Unconventional Loans Buyers Should Consider Most homebuyers are unaware of their options when it comes to a mortgage. Many think they need a conventional mortgage, ensuring they have 20% of the

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New Home Efficency

Energy Efficiency in Newly Built Homes With the winter months approaching, and some areas of the country will get cold pretty soon, heating costs will be on people’s minds.  They can

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Gettysburg Within Reach

Open this Sunday (Septemeber 14th) from 1pm-3pm.Minutes from downtown Gettysburg yet plenty of privacy with over an acre to call home.No HOA fees, both indoor and outdoor space for entertaining

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721 Westwood Dr Enola Four Bedroom

New to the Market in East Pennsboro School District available for a quick settlement. For a personal tour of questions, call or text 717-645-7152.Click on photo for property.

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Credit Scoring System To Be Revised

The credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could improve credit scores for many consumers.FICO introduced its new FICO Score 9 as a way to assess consumer collection

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Beautiful Home In Gettysburg

Entertaining possibilities are endless at this perfectly located single family ranch home minutes away from the heart of Gettysburg!  Schedule a tour today!http://isabel.michaelpion.com/details

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Price Reduction In Lower Paxton Township

Motivated sellers just reduced the price by $20K! It is now listed at $319,900 and it won't last long. Come out on Sunday 7/13 from 1-4pm and tour this beautiful home.  Address is 

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New Listing In Lower Paxton Township

This fantastic 4 bedroom 3 full/2 half bath home in Quail Hollow is located at 4027 Thicket Lane in Harrisburg. It features hardwood floors, updated kitchen, full finished basement, and

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22 Crest View Carlisle

1st Floor Master Suite, 2 Car Garage, No Lawn Maintenance, No Snow Removal! If this is what you area looking for in your new home, then check out this spacious 3 bedroom townhouse located in

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2 Foxtail Ct Mechanicsburg

Stately 4 bedroom home in Pinehurst, Cumberland County.For your personal tour or questions, call or text 717-645-7152.Click on photo for property.

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Price Increases Coming Soon

First time home buyers, pay attention!!http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/files/2014/06/Capture1

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16 Bridgeport Dr Mechanicsburg OPEN HOUSE June 1

OPEN SUNDAY, June 1st 1-4 PMPlan to visit this wonderful 4 bedroom cape cod with first floor master suite.  Located on a fenced .82 acre lot in The Penninsula neighborhood of Cumberland County,

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Move In Ready 4 Bedroom Northern York School District

Looking for a move-in ready home featuring 4 bedrooms, vaulted great room, natural gas heat, oversized 2-car garage & fenced yard?  Listed at $215,900, this is a rare find.  It

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Harrisburg Be Happy

Central PA - a great place to live. Check out #Harrisburgbehappy.....;

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16 Bridgeport Dr Mechanicsburg 17050

Spacious 4 bedroom cape cod located on a .82 acre lot in The Peninsula neighborhood of Cumberland County.  First floor master suite and open floor plan.  For more questions or a personal

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110 Hollow Ln Dillsburg 4 Bedroom

If your must have list includes 4 bedrooms, reasonably priced, move-in condition and convenient to Rt. 15, PA Turnpike, Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg areas & Gettysburg, then don't miss this

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Just Listed In Cumberland County PA

Does your New Home Search include Cumberland County, PA?  Then check out what just came on the market.Text questions to 717-303-5161. New to Market;

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The Tale Of Two Homes

Both of these homes will be open both Saturday and Sunday (April 26th and 27th)  from 12-5pm.Two builders.  Two homes.  Two days.New neighborhood.  New homes.  New

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Open Houses All Weekend

These two gorgeous homes will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm.  Two homes.  Two builders. Two days to come out and tour!New neighborhood.  New homes.  New

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2711 Logan St Camp Hill PA

Wonderful opportunity to purchase your new home in an established & desirable Camp Hill Borough neighborhood within minutes to everything.  Walk to the library, Cornerstone Coffeehouse,

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New Listings Cumberland County PA

Check out what just came on the market in Cumberland County, PA.  The heart of Central PA.Text for more information 717-303-5161CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOMES FOR

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5005 Mendenhall Dr Mechanicsburg Pa

Located in popular Brandywine community with easy access to shopping, major roads, new hospital, township pool & park.  Move-in ready end unit with garage and no outside maintenance.Click

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110 Hollow Ln Dillsburg Move In Condition

Check out this 4 bedroom like new in the charming town of Dillsburg.  Convenient to Rt. 15 and walking distance to elemtary school, park & all the community activities.  Have

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Whats Heating Up In Your Kitchen

Thanks to Sue Kauffman & Company Staging & ReDesign for bringing this article to my attention and the Realtor Magazine for publishing (author Melissa Tracey)!The kitchen is almost

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3613 North 3rd Street Harrisburg PA 17110

Charm and privacy await! Custom wrought iron gate greets all visitors. New windows in 2007. Oversized garage with an attached bonus room. Professionally landscaped. Plenty of storage. Fenced in

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5103 Inverness Drive Mechanicsburg

Check out this new listing in the Turnberry neighborhood, Hampden Twp., Cumberland Valley Schools.Click on photo for detailed.

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The War Against Clutter

Does the idea of having unexpected company stop by keep you up at night? Do you struggle to find lost items in the chaos of your home? Have you been putting off the thought of having an agent

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5 Bedroom In Cumerland Valley School District

Check out this spacious 5 bedroom 2-story in the popular Highlands Neiborhood.  Convenient to major roads and all conveniences.Click on photo for more.

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Hot Colors For 2014

Pantone has released it's 2014 color report, which influences both the fashion and interior design worlds.  The following 10 colors will be seen everywhere from clothing to home accents. They

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New Listing In Central Dauphin School District

Beautifully maintained home in a quiet, centrally located neighborhood. 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with 2 car garage and partially finished basement. Stunning updated kitchen, new heating & AC, new

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What Does Super Bowl Sunday Mean To Realtors

The week after Super Bowl Sunday begins the start of the spring market.  Sellers who were waiting for spring to list their homes will begin the process, and you will see more and more homes

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Saving For A Home

If being a homeowner in on your list of goals, this article can help you get there.  http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/04/how-to-save-down-payment/

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Winter Proof Your Home

Hat, gloves, scarf, heavy coat - we instinctively know how to protect ourselves, but what about our homes?If you are fighting the winter blues and feeling the chill, check out these great winter

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New To The Market In Cumberland And Dauphin Counties

Check out was has recently been listed in the Central PA area.  Contact your Central PA real estate resource with any questions on these listings or purchasing a new home. Text "lori" to

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New To The Market In Central PA

Check out what just came on the market in Central PA!  Cumberland & Dauphin CountiesQuestions ?  Text "lori" at 717-303-5161, your real estate resource in Central PA.New

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This Month In Real Estate January 2014

Check out the numbers and activity for January, 2014, and into the spring.This Month in Real Estate;

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Residential Moving Patterns By State

Planning to move to a different state?  Check out the 2013 Migration Patterns of United Van Lines Customers to see the percentage of those moving with you.View

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NEW MECHANICSBURG LISTING In Hampden Township

Affordable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with garage located in The Courts at Brandywine.To learn more about how affordable homeownership can be, text Lori at 717-303-5161. Your real estate resource

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Weekend Of Jan 11 Open Houses Cumberland And Dauphin Counties

Check out what is open this weekend, January 11 & 12, 2014, in Cumberland & Dauphin Counties.In need of a REALTOR to represent your interests, not the sellers?  Call Lori at 717-648

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Homes Listed Under 200K In Central PA

Check out what you can buy for under $200,000 in Central PA - a great place to live!   Txt Lori at 717-303-5161 - Your resource for Homeownership in the Central PA

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OPEN HOUSE New Home In Lower Paxton Township

Plan to visit this newly constructed 4 bedroom located in the community of Amber Fields on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5996 Camden Dr., Harrisburg, PA  17112. Click on home photo

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Cumberland County PA Open Houses January 5 2014

I am sure your 2014 New Year's Resolution included purchasing a new home!Then you will want to visit these Open Houses on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014!   Click on the link for more

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Building Lot Available In Witney Ridge Neighborhood Mechanicsburg School District

Great opportunity to build your dream home in the established neighborhood of WITNEY RIDGE, Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg School District.  Bring your plans or customize builder's

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Building Lot Available In Lindenwood Neighborhood Mechancisburg School District

One of the last lots available in the beautiful & established neighborhood of LINDENWOOD, Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg School District.  Call to find out more information about

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New Listings In Cumberland And Dauphin Counties

Check out the new listings in the Central PA area week of Dec. 23, 2013!  New

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His And Her Bathrooms

Just having double sinks in the master bath may not be enough.  “His-and-hers” bathrooms, bathrooms that contain separate spaces for a couple, are beginning to appear in a wider range

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New Construction Good Hope Farms S Mechanicsburg PA Hampden Twp

Click on photo for more information on this new construction 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2-story in popular Good Hope Farms South, Hampden Twp., Cumberland Valley School District.   Begin the

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91 Acres In The Middle Of Marcellus Shale Territory Bradford County PA

Great Opportunity!http://michael.michaelpion.com/property/82-10246435-2094-Laurel-Hill-Rd-Milan-PA

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Homeownership Top Priority For Renters

 The number of Americans who believe homeownership is a good financial investment is on the rise, and a majority of renters now say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the

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Wooded Building Lots Middle Paxton Township Harrisburg

 Come home to Aidan Grove, your mountain retreat minutes from civilization.  This neighborhood is located in the scenic Fishing Creek Valley on Blue Mtn. Parkway and offers beautiful

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Quick Settlement In Amber Fields Lower Paxton Township

New construction single family home available for a quick settlement.  Home Designs Unlimited offers this custom 4 bedroom 2-story with features today's homebuyers.

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What All Sellers Need To Know

Great article from Forbes.  This could happen to you if you are in the market to sell your home.  Knowledge is always power.http://www.forbes.com/sites/zillow/2013/11/20/top-3-reasons-real

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Reasons To List During The Holiday Season And Not Wait Until Spring

As REALTORS, how many times do we hear “We will wait until spring to put our house on the market when buyers are buying and the flowers are blooming."If you have decided that you want to list your

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Local Schools Receive Performance Scores

Earlier this month, local schools received "performance grades" by the state Department of Education.  The attached link opens the Penn Live article where each school is broken down according&

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Greater Harrisburg Association Of REALTOS Reach Out

Each October, the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® celebrate "REALTORS® Reach Out". A campaign designed to showcase REALTOR® involvement in the community.  Our local

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It Is Fall In Central PA

A chill is in the air; pumpkins and gourds decorate front porches; trees change into a vibrate canvas of color; New Cumberland and Adams County host their annual apple festivals and chilly

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Harrisburg Area Parade Of Homes 2013

It is that time of year again for the Parade of Homes where you have the opportuity to view various new homes & communities thoughout the Central PA area. Discover innovative ideas from

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Not Always In Order

Life doesn't always happen in the order we want it to and sadly the world of real estate is no different.  Here is a great blog that deals with this more common than not issue when buying or

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Tips To Keep In Mind When Applying For A Mortgage

You have decided that it is time to move forward and purchase your first home;  look for that home with more square footage and larger closets; or move into a smaller home with less

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25 Presidents Drive Mechanicsburg PA

Don't let this 55+ Single Family Home in Mechanicsburg, PA get away.  Traditions of America, located in Silver Spring, offers everything from a gorgeous clubhouse, fitness center and community

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Good News For Central PA Real Estate

The number of residential housing units sold in south central Pennsylvania increased 12.3 percent in the second quarter (April – June) of 2013. According to a news release Tuesday from 

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