Choosing the Right Realtor for You

Buying or selling your home is a daunting process, so it’s no surprise that 87% of home buyers and 89% of sellers solicit the professional abilities and experience of a real estate agent. Admittedly, choosing the right agent out of thousands to ease the process can be a stressful undertaking in itself: Where do you…

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

If you’re like most people, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, there are several more weeks of winter to get through before we start seeing signs of warmer weather. Before you sit back down on the couch to watch TV, why not change up your daily routine of…

Understanding HOA

What is an HOA? HOA stands for homeowner association and it is a governing body that is typically formed by a community’s developer during the home sale process. Eventually, when a developer sells enough homes in a given community, they turn the HOA over to the actual homeowners. Homebuyers who are looking for homes in…

Tax Benefits of Selling Your Home

Did you know that if you sell your home and make a profit of less than $250,000 (or less than $500,000 when you file a joint return with your spouse), and have lived in that house for 2-5 years the IRS doesn’t want to hear about. This is because the profit you make is excluded from…

7 Tips for Sellers in the Winter

Snowy and icy weather may be worrisome to anyone who is trying to sell their home this winter. When you’re left wondering what you can do to keep your listed home looking pristine while the snow comes toppling down. Here are a few tips to help keep prospective buyers warm, while they fall in love…

Transition from the Suburbs to the City

Considering trading in your laid back suburban lifestyle for an upbeat and thriving atmosphere? Federal Hill in Baltimore is a perfect place to find friends, attend events, have endless dining experiences, and 24/7 convenience. Berkshire Hathaway Homesale’s veteran agent Kit Stone discusses his change of pace after growing up in the Pennsylvania’s rural suburbs to…

FIVE TIPS TO WHIP YOUR FINANCES INTO SHAPE

It’s a new year, so that means a new you. Isn’t that the high hope that most of us set during this time of year? Whether your focus is on improving your health, finances or even picking up a new hobby in 2016, if you’ve already set the goal, you’re one step closer to achieving…

Central PA Winter Events

January’s drastic temperature drop may have you hiding inside your home until spring, but with all these fun events coming up this month and next month throughout Central Pennsylvania, you will reconsider your hibernation.   Fire and Ice and Everything Nice Chili cook-offs, winter wonderlands, block parties, ice carving competitions, live music, snowfall balls, and…

Transition into 2016

Now that you’ve bid a farewell to the holiday season, you may be looking around your home thinking something’s missing. You’re living room is empty without your tree, suddenly those festive  towels you laid out now look tacky, and that expensive dinner set you so eloquently set on the table with a holiday centerpiece needs…

The Hot List of Home Features for 2016

Did you ever wonder what home features are all the rage, what the up-and-coming are, and whats heading out the door? Well, Realtor.com®‘s data team recently sifted through their millions of listings to find out what features are highlighted in listing descriptions over the past five years. Check out the 20 features that are most often promoted in listings: Fireplace Wood Flooring Carpeting…