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There are a few “conventions” in residential real estate. For example, 6 percent listing commissions have been around for decades and are the norm for most agencies despite the clear statements in law that commissions are subject to negotiation.Read More »
As the mortgage landscape continues to change, area appraisers might be waiting in vain for their former fee rates to return.
Cleanup efforts after the housing meltdown included the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, intended to prevent inflated appraisals. The code stemmed from a 2009 settlement between then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
I get questions regularly from folks about the homebuyer tax credits — what should they do (if anything) about repaying it, etc.Read More »
For small businesses deciding whether to buy or lease space in the down economy, both options are beneficial depending on the use, said regional commercial real estate agents.Read More »
Affordable prices and a stable job market have helped propel Lancaster to the eighth-best place in the country to buy a house right now, according to a recent Forbes.com Top 10 list.Read More »
A home that responds to every tap, slide and touch on an iPad might sound too good to be true for Central Pennsylvania.
But with the explosive growth of hand-held technology, the future of a computer-linked home is here, said Don Farinelli, president of Cumberland County-based Farinelli Construction Inc., which is building such a home for the 2011 Home-A-Rama showcase.