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Buy a House | 5 Posts
Central PA | 13 Posts
Danville, PA | 2 Posts
Homeowners | 17 Posts
Lewisburg, PA | 10 Posts
Sell a Home | 5 Posts
September
12

Selling a home raises lots of questions. Here's what you should ask your real estate agent.

When selling your home, a real estate agent is a valuable resource to help you prepare your house, market your home to potential buyers, negotiate any offers you receive, and look for your next property. Our real estate agents suggest asking potential agents these questions to confirm that they're a good fit for your needs.

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September
6

As summer winds down, take some time to enjoy these Lewisburg outdoor restaurant patios.

With summer coming to a close and crisp fall temperatures in the near future, it's the perfect time of year for outside dining. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these Lewisburg eateries that offer patio seating. 

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August
29

Your dream home may be a bust once you learn a little more about it. Here's what you should do before making any offers.

You've found a home you love and are ready to make an offer. Before you present the offer to the seller, our real estate agents suggest doing a few things to ensure the home is right for you.

  • Explore the Home's Total Expenses
    Perhaps you've taken the time to get pre-approved for your mortgage and think you have an idea of your budget's ideal mortgage payment. However, there are other costs associated with a home that you need to consider.

    Property taxes can add hundreds of dollars to your monthly mortgage payment. Homeowner's insurance for the home and any HOA (homeowners' association) fees required for the property can dramatically increase your monthly expenses for the property.

    Utilities, like electricity, gas, internet, and TV, are another cost that can put a dent in your budget. 
  • Check Out the Area at Different Times of the Day
    Try to visit the home at various times of the day to confirm that it's a good fit for your household.

    Perhaps you envision a neighbor with a community atmosphere, where families go for walks and spend the evenings enjoying their outside spaces. If the neighborhood is a ghost town when you visit on the weekends or evenings, the neighborhood's atmosphere may not suit your ideal lifestyle.

    Plan on commuting to your job? Consider driving the route from the property to your workplace so that you have a more accurate idea of your commute time. Traffic during busy periods can instantly turn a short commute into an hours-long ordeal. 
  • Learn More About the Local Real Estate Market
    You need to understand the local real estate market to make an appropriate offer on the property. This includes items like the selling prices for comparable properties, whether the area is favoring buyers and sellers, and how long the home has been on the market.

    All these details influence the terms of your proposed offer. Your real estate agent showing you Lewisburg homes for sale is an excellent resource for understanding your local real estate market and providing guidance for your home offer. 
  • Confirm That Any Improvements Were Done Legally
    Home renovations are a terrific way to increase the value of a property, but it's important to confirm that the previous and current homeowners acquired the needed permits for the project.

    Check with your city's local building department to see if any permits have been issued for the home. 
  • Get More Info About the Home's Major Systems
    Ask questions to help you learn when the home's major systems, like the roof, plumbing, HVAC system, and electrical network, were last updated.

    If the home is due or past due for costly repairs or replacements, factor these costs in when deciding how much to offer for the property. 

Following a few simple tips will ensure that you're prepared to make an offer on a home. Ready to begin your home search? Contact us to get started!

August
9

Wish you spent more time outdoors? These local parks are a great reason to pack a picnic and head outside.

The warm summer days are a terrific time for packing a picnic and enjoying your next meal outside. Grab a blanket and a picnic basket full of your favorite foods and beverages, and head out to one of Pennsylvania's top spots for enjoying a picnic on a gorgeous summer day. Our real estate agents suggest checking out some of these local picnic spots. 

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July
19

A healthy, more eco-friendly lawn is not only attainable, but it can even be easy. Here's how you can start.

You want your yard to look its best, but you're concerned about exposing your family and pets to a host of potentially dangerous chemicals commonly found in lawn care products. Fortunately, there are multiple organic ways to enhance the appearance of your yard without turning to traditional lawn care techniques.

In addition to being safer for your household, organic lawn care is also better for the environment. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to make your lawn care more organic.

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July
6

Looking for a home in the Susquehanna River Valley? Lewisburg may have all you need.

Though some think of Lewisburg as primarily a college town, the residents know this historic city is a terrific spot for anyone to call home. Our real estate agents also know that the town has a lot to offer potential residents. Check out a few reasons you should plan a move to Lewisburg.

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June
13

If you're selling your home, you should be prepping for the appraisal. Here's where to start.

You've found a potential buyer for your home, and it's time for one of the most important components of the home selling process: the home appraisal.

The home appraisal can bring your home sale to a screeching halt if your house appraises for a value that's lower than anticipated. Our real estate agents suggest following these steps to make sure your home is ready for the appraisal.

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May
24

If you're looking for an upscale dining experience, these local restaurants have you covered.

Looking for a delicious eatery for your next date night, or want to enhance your dining experience with upscale food and beverages? Our real estate agents suggest checking out these local restaurants for your next meal or cocktail out.

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