Requiring Renters’ Insurance

By Mark Cloyd, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM, as seen in Central Penn Business Journal When using a property as a rental, it is critical to protect your investment. You may believe that the homeowners’ and landlord insurance policies will protect against any damage caused by a tenant or any loss the tenant may experience….

5 Patio Design Ideas for this Spring

When springtime comes around it brings with it the sort of weather that makes you want to sit outside and enjoy the long, warm nights. Homeowners can make this experience even better and perhaps improve the value of their homes, by upgrading their patios.. Patios are a great selling point for homeowners who hope to…

Are You Thinking About Downsizing?

Wondering If It’s Time To Downsize? Take These Questions Into Consideration First. Whether your children are going off to college, your utility payments, mortgage, and upkeep have become unmanageable, or you want to boost your nest egg, there are countless of reasons to consider trading square footage in for a cozier living space. But before…

Planning Your Curb Appeal Projects

The spring buying season is underway, and as it progresses curb appeal will emerge from its winter hibernation as a significant factor in luring potential buyers to their ideal property. Curb appeal is often what draws buyers to a particular home. An alluring walkway, an array of colorful flowers, an inviting nighttime glow and other…

Things to Do in Harrisburg

  Harrisburg-Hershey Area Wine Trail Pennsylvania is making a name for itself in the world of winemaking. The region’s varied climate, well-drained soil, and diverse landscapes are creating the perfect environment to produce exceptional wine. With over twelve wine trails in the state, the Susquehanna region’s Harrisburg-Hershey wine trail is at the top of the…

5 Tips For New Homeowners

You just finished signing the last of the papers at closing, and have OFFICIALLY jumped from a renter to a first-time homeowner! The days of signing a lease, asking permission to paint a wall, hammer in a few nails, or ever having to answer to a landlord again are now behind you. Give yourself a pat…

Stand Out from Competition

Tips for Standing out from the Competition – How to have the most attractive offer on the table. 1. Move Fast Sometimes timing is everything, and it’s everything when you are putting an offer in on a house. Do your research to hone in on what you are looking for, and check out your target…

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Listing Photos

1. Cleanse Your Home: When it comes to professional listing photos, it almost helps to think of your house as a model home instead of your personal haven. Your listing photos will appeal much more to prospective buyers if trade-in your personal knick-knacks and opt for minimalist chic-decor. Start by cleaning off shelves of crammed in books, de-clutter…

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…

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…

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…