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Archive for June, 2022

A couple talking with a real estate agent at an open house about higher mortgage rates.

What Higher Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers Now

access_time Posted on: June 28th, 2022

The Fed’s aggressive rate hike at the beginning of May has reshaped the real estate landscape. Let’s take a look at what higher mortgage rates mean for homebuyers. Silver Linings: Higher Mortgage Rates Might Not Be All Bad Everyone knew it was coming and now it’s here: the Federal Reserve’s rate hike in May was the sharpest in 22 years. At first glance, the move is bad news for would-be homebuyers, signaling an end to rock-bottom mortgage rates, but there are some glimmers of hope for those struggling to get into the nation’s overheated housing market. More Expensive Money Mortgage rates have been rising since the start of the year… read more »

A beautiful overview of Harrisburg, PA, in the afternoon light

Home Buying Strategies for a Competitive Real Estate Market

access_time Posted on: June 17th, 2022

Housing is in high demand in central Pennsylvania as young families and retirees flock to the area’s spacious suburbs and livable cities. Read on for some handy home buying strategies to help you snag your slice of the action.   The Location You Want, The Home Buying Strategies You Need   Hoping to buy a house in Lancaster County or Harrisburg? You better look sharp. Housing in the area continues to be in high demand as more and more city folk look for greener pastures in the wake of the pandemic. Going Upcountry Areas around Harrisburg and throughout Lancaster County have been drawing increasing numbers of retirees and young families, attracted by… read more »