76% of US home owners now have at least 20% equity in their homes

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CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 75.9% now have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 548,000 households regained equity in the second quarter of 2016 and are no … [Read more...]

Great kitchen cabinet ideas via Pinterest

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Great Kitchen cabinet storage and arrangement ideas for do it yourself projects https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-home/   … [Read more...]

First-Time Buyers Are Slowly Re-Emerging

Last August, about 35 percent of home buyers identified themselves as first-time buyers. Flash-forward one year later, the share of buyers identifying themselves as first-timers has soared to 51 percent, according to research by realtor.com®. Read more: First-Time Buyers Not Picking “Starter … [Read more...]

1582 Chestnut Street, Lebanon Pa 17042

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Nice brick semi-detached with finished basement with bar, finished attic, and sun room with two car detached garage on West Chestnut near 16th Street.  MLS 255859  - $55,000 … [Read more...]

4 Colors that Turn Off Buyers

Could the wrong shade of paint dampen interest in a home? As a real estate pro, you can point sellers in the right direction when they're considering color updates. Read more: 3 Surprising Paint Colors Home Owners Hate First, take note of palettes consumers tell researchers they like: The … [Read more...]

3 Questions every buyer should ask themselves

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If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Answering the following 3 questions … [Read more...]

Fall Home Maintenance Tips via Pinterest

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Fall is a great time to look inward at the guts of our homes. Old man winter will be coming. https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-home/ … [Read more...]

Rents Skyrocket at highest rates in almost a Decade

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  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007. This coincides with … [Read more...]

Interest Rates remain at historic lows – but for how long?

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The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where the experts believe rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. The 30-year fixed … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Paint Metal Outdoor Furniture

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With the warmer weather, get your outdoor furniture back into shape. https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-home/ … [Read more...]