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Sorry if I don't sound very compassionate.  Sure the death of anyone could be tragic to someone somewhere but I can't believe all of the news about Heath Ledger being found dead.  Usually 28 year olds do not just die!  Maybe he did, and that would be sad. But come on!  All the news channels, trag...
As I am out showing homes to potential buyers I come across more vacant homes than ever before!  There are more listings available than the last couple of years.Total residential listings for 2005 in York County was 8,268.  The number sold was 6,388, that is 77% sold.Total listings for 2006 was 9...
Attention Buyers!!  It is my opinion, just an opinion, that it looks like the sale prices will not be lasting through 2008.  By sale prices, I mean most of the dropped prices of current listings in the York area.  There are a lot of great homes to choose from, rates are low and prices have droppe...
Is it just me or does it seem like Christmas was here and gone before we knew what happened?  This week seems like one big vacation with the kids home from school and this weekend we will have more places to visit.  The next thing you know, it will be 2008!  Doesn't it feel like it just turned to...
2020?  What is taking so long?  Can you imagine if the auto industry would advance at the same rate as electronics?  We would be flying space ships!!My first computer was called a Commodore 64.  I think I got it back in 1985!  OK, that was only 22 years ago.  64 was for 64K memory, I think.  Nobo...
In the first 3 quarters of 2007, just in my school district(West York Area Schools)...There were 386 residential listings.  244 of them sold with that being 63.21% sold.  Avg. list price was $170,977 with an avg. sale price of $168,930.  That is a sale to list price ratio of 98.80% with average d...
I would love to make all of my upcoming holiday purchases with items made in the USA but I don't know how possible that is anymore.  It seems like everyday I see more and more that it is not.  I saw on a lable of apple juice that the apple concentrate used in the juice was from China.  Do we not ...
That used to be a saying I liked.  Cash is king!  Now it seems like Credit is King!  If it is not king, it is Queen, for sure.  If you are planning on buying a home in the near or distant future, make sure you work on your credit.  People that used to be able to get 100% mortgages can not now bec...
How can this be?  Is this really possible?  What about all those homes in the Homes Section?... 5850 Harmony Grove Rd. in Dover Township is Sold! Dover Township, York County  -  The 4-level split at 5850 Harmony Grove Rd. has been sold without any print advertising.  Many sellers love to see thei...
We all hate taxes, right?  Most schools in this area seem to have regular increases whether we like it or not and one of the higher taxed areas are getting hit again.  Northeastern School District taxes are going up 4.6%!  Click here for complete article.Let me know if I can help with your future...

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