Here’s To the Future

I have been following Peter Diamandis through his YouTube site and his books for a couple of years.  He always provides a fascinating insight into where he thinks we are headed.

This short interview with Tom Ferry touches on some things that real estate agents need to prepare themselves for as we head into the next decade.

Lancaster County’s April 2018 Real Estate Market – By the Numbers

The old saying, “April showers bring May flowers” is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things, in this case, the heavy rains of April, can bring about very enjoyable things indeed – an abundance of flowers in May.  The lesson?  Patience.

So how did the rains of April affect Lancaster County’s real estate numbers?  Let’s take a look.

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2018 04 April Market Stats - Avg Sales Price

The Average Sales Price made a huge jump in April – 9%.  We have been humming along for months between 1-4% so this is a significant change.  As you will see when we examine the Absorption Rates this month, the upper price ranges (i.e. $400,000+) are now starting to move which is a good sign. Continue reading

Lancaster County’s March 2018 Real Estate Market – By the Numbers

March is traditionally a month associated with “Luck.”  People try to find four-leaf clovers, hang horseshoes with the heels up so that good luck won’t drain out, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a good, old-fashioned green beer.

How did the real estate market fare in this “Lucky” month?  Here are the numbers:

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2018 03 March Market Stats - Avg Sales Price

  • We continue to experience a steady rise in average sales price which is great for those homeowners who lost a lot of their equity in the recession.  Short sales are no longer as prevalent as they were just a few short years ago.  A short sale requires lenders to forgive some of the indebtedness of a mortgage if the proceeds from a sale don’t cover the remaining balance of the mortgage, but only after the homeowner can prove a hardship.

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Lancaster County’s February 2018 Real Estate Market – By the Numbers

February’s winter winds are behind us and the days are now starting to get longer.  As we head into spring, there is always a sense of anticipation for what lies ahead.  Let’s take a look at the latest numbers.

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2018 02 February Market Stats - Avg Sales Price

  • Average Sales Price – A huge jump of 7% from last year at this time.  As the supply of inventory continues to struggle to keep up with demand, expect prices to continue their healthy upward trend.

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