Congratulations 2016 3rd Quarter Award Winners

Every quarter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sends out a list of the top real estate offices from around the United States, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has 12 teams and 10 offices that have ranked in the top 100 and top 3 of their respected categories for the Third Quarter of…

Do you need a home warranty?

Many home owners struggle with the decision of purchasing a home warranty plan. You’re probably already paying a mortgage, and likely utilities too. So it’s understandable if adding another monthly payment is unappealing. But investing in the safety of your home with a home warranty could make a huge difference in your family’s financial security and…

Characteristics of Homes Purchased

When considering buying or selling a home, there are several key features that are important to focus on. Homesale Realty has highlighted these characteristics for you.  

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…