Welcome to my real estate blog! Here you can find relevant information about the local real estate market, as well as tips for buying and selling a home. I hope you visit me here often. Call me anytime if I can help you! 443-306-9053

Sep 4, 2015

Charming, renovated, well-kept home in Hanover Borough--price reduced!

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Move in ready. Central air conditioning. New inviting front porch and beautifully restored original hardwood floors. Interior French doors in dining room. Abundance of natural light and neutral colors throughout. Partially covered deck overlooking spacious backyard with new vinyl fence. Neatly landscaped and on a quiet street. See http://www.century21.com/property/34-sprenkle-ave-hanover-pa-17331-C2123583588 for more photos and details. Call me ay time for a showing! 443-306-9053

Jan 21, 2015

Open House in Westminster MD on Sunday

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Move-in ready, beautiful townhome in great location! Come to the Open House from 1-3Pm on Sunday, January 25th, at 1122 Singer Drive, Westminster MD. For more details, click here: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1122-Singer-Dr-Westminster-MD-21157/36784457_zpid/

Jan 9, 2015

FHA to Lower Costs of Mortgage Insurance

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Great news for buyers! The Federal Housing Administration will be cutting the premiums for its mortgage insurance, from 1.35% of a loan's value to about 0.85%. This means that typical first-time homebuyers will save $900 a year on their mortgage payments. Existing homeowners who refinance into an FHA loan will see similar savings.

Dec 9, 2014

Large beautiful mobile for sale: 2215 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg PA

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Please come check it out at the Open House on Sunday, December 14 from 1pm-3pm. Price reduced to only $49,900!!

http://rayac.idxblue.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=f8cj9drsitijcg0eth4fvuvqb3&MlsNum=21411370&sysid=&qid=openhouse&action=select&ufl=openthisweek.com&displayModifySearch=no

Nov 18, 2014

Large, Renovated Duplex in Hanover Borough

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Open House on Saturday November 22 from 1-3PM in downtown Hanover. Address is 205 1/2 Ruth Avenue. 3 bedrrom, 1 bath, new stainless steel appliances, new washer/dryer, 1 year home warranty. Lots of room for your family! Only $88,000! Come on over and check it out!

http://rayac.idxblue.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=0sr5svefd0df948llfnd8pbq90&MlsNum=21412077&sysid=&qid=openhouse&action=select&ufl=openthisweek.com&displayModifySearch=no

Nov 17, 2014

Mortgage Rates Continue to Be Low

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is around 4 percent. This low rate is keeping borrowing costs low for refinancers and home buyers, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey.

This means that it’s still a great time to buy! Please call me at 443-306-9053 if I can help you in any way!

Nov 13, 2014

Beautiful Rancher in Lake Meade Gated Community

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Open House on Sunday, November 16 from 1PM-3PM. Beautiful rancher, move-in condition, in gated Lake Meade community. Access to 300 acre lake, tennis courts, simming pool.  Address is 29 Jackson Drive, East Berlin, PA. Great price at only $164,900. Come over and check it out this weekend!!

 
 

Oct 30, 2014

Sales of Existing Homes Rebound in September

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

According to the National Association of Realtors®, existing-home sales reached their highest pace of 2014 in September. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million in September, from 5.05 million in August. Economists believe that low interest rates and price gains holding steady led to this increase.

Even more good news--The median existing-home price for all housing types in September was $209,700, which is 5.6 percent above September 2013. This marks the 31st consecutive month of year-over-year price gains.

Oct 7, 2014

Open House: 215 Taylor Road, York, PA. 17406

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Open House on Sunday, October 12 from 1-3PM. Come out and see how you could enjoy this peaceful country living. 4 bedroom, 3 full bath farm on 4 acres. Move-in ready—like new condition. New carpet throughout, new paint, hardwood floors. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Large family room with gas log fireplace.  Wired for 220 back-up generator. Oversized/extra-large 2-car garage and workshop-both have heat and central AC.

Also has a3-stall stable and 30x30 barn with electric. 60x120 riding rink. 1 .75 acre fenced pasture. Koli pond and waterfall. Garden shed and tack room. Surrounded by 100 acres of forestry. Secluded and amazing!!

See http://openthisweek.com/mls_detail.php?MLSID=21411051&Class=residential%2Ffarms for directions and more information.

Hope to see you there!

Sep 8, 2014

Open House at 2378 Grandview Rd in Hanover

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Come see me at my Open House on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 1-3PM. Address is 2378 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA. 17331. Gorgeous, modern two-story, 2 bedroom townhome. Great location! Great price at only $99,900 

For more information: http://openthisweek.com/mls_detail.php?MLSID=21408676&Class=residential%2Ffarms

Aug 29, 2014

Mortgage Rates Down Again, Good News for Buyers

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.23 percent from 4.24 percent last week, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. One year ago, that rate was 4.62 percent. It's a great time for borrowers/buyers. Experts say rates will not stay this low--they're expected to rise next year. If I can search for/show you any properties, please give me a call at 443-306-9053. 

 
Happy Labor Day!!

 

Aug 14, 2014

Maryland Home Prices Drop Slightly

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

The median sold price for homes in Maryland in July 2014 was $320,000, a slight drop from $323,000 in July of 2013.

Data Source: MRIS. Statistics calculated August 05, 2014.

Please call me at 443-306-9053 if I can help you price your home. I'm licensed in both Maryland and Pennyslvania. 

Happy Thursday everyone!

Aug 12, 2014

York County Housing Market Stable

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

According to the REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties (RAYAC), the median sale price of homes in York County, and the number of homes sold in York County, increased by 1% each during the first 6 months of this year, when compared to January-July of last year.  While the median sales price of homes in Adams County increased by 3% the first half of this year, the total number of homes sold has decreased.

“York County’s market appears to be stable while Adams County is having a harder time bouncing back,” said Paula Musselman, RAYAC President. “Historically the York & Adams housing market lags behind national trends. With the national housing market reporting good news, we hope that translates into a stronger fall season.”

If you would like statistics specific to your school district in York and Adams County, please give me a call at 443-306-9053. I'd be happy to share that information with you!

Aug 4, 2014

Open House in Hanover PA on Sunday Aug 10, 1-3PM

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Come see me at my Open House this Sunday, August 10 from 1-3PM. Address is 2378 Grandview Road in Hanover. Like-new townhome for a great price--only $99,900!

Click here for more information: http://www.openthisweek.com/mls_detail.php?MLSID=21408676&Class=residential%2Ffarms

Jul 18, 2014

Get My Mobile App to Search for Homes!

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Download my app on a tablet or mobile phone and use it to find the home of your dreams!! It's easy. And fun!

http://app.c21.com/CORE1

Jul 15, 2014

Tips to Increase Home Value

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

To get top dollar for your home, you need to use a few proven strategies For example, update your kitchen with new cabinet door handles and lighting fixtures, de-clutter your closets and install closet organizers, and replace your old carpet with new, neutral carpet. Thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom to make it shine. Also be sure to focus on curb appeal. Keep your lawn immaculate, add fresh mulch to your gardens, and place some potted flowers on the doorsetp. These things can go a long way in making your home look great and sell quickly!

Call me at 443-306-9053 for additional tips and advice!

Jul 7, 2014

Tips For Making an Offer

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

An experienced real estate professional can help you arrive at a price that will increase your chances of getting your dream home. Once you are pre-approved and ready to make an offer, there are many factors to consider when determining the price you should offer.  

In addition to sale prices of other comparable homes, you should also consider the condition of the house, whether the local market is a buyers’ or sellers’ market, and the length of time the home has been on the market. These are just some of the factors. Contact me for more advice any time: 443-306-9053.

Jul 1, 2014

National Mortgage Rates Drop

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

For the week of June 26, national mortgage rates dropped. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 5 basis points to 4.28%, and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also dropped 5 basis points, to 3.39%. (A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percent.) It's a great time to buy a home!

Jun 23, 2014

Join Me on Facebook and Twitter!

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Get updates on the local real estate market, open houses, and tips for buying and selling your home. Chat with me about these topics!

 

Jun 11, 2014

Housing Prices Rose, But Fewer Homes Sold

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

According to the REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties (RAYAC), the median sale price of homes in York and Adams County was higher in May 2014 when compared to May 2013. But, the number of homes sold in Adams County showed a 20% decrease since May of last year, and the number sold was up only 2% in York County. What does this mean??

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO SELL!

“The big story this month is inventory. The bottom line is that we need more homes for sale,” said Paula Musselman, RAYAC President. “There are two primary reasons why some homes aren’t selling. Either they are priced above market value or they haven’t made the updates that buyers are expecting. You don’t have to break the bank to get your home ready to sell. Some neutral paint and mulch can go a long way.” 

If you would like statistics specific to your school district in York and Adams County, please give me a call at 443-306-9053. I'd be happy to share that informaiton with you!

Jun 8, 2014

Market Update, May 2014

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

Want to know how the U.S. real estate market is doing? Watch this 4 minute video for an update: http://vid.us/vzl7p8

Jun 5, 2014

ALSO LICENSED IN MARYLAND!

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

I'm  licensed in Maryland as well as Pennsylvania, so if I can help you sell or look for a home in either state, call me! 443-306-9053. I hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous spring weather we've been having. :)

Apr 21, 2014

It's a Seller's Market!

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

The median sales price of homes sold in York County was 7% higher in March, 2014, than in March, 2013. In Adam County, the median sales price increased by 5%.* That's great news!

If you want to find out the value of your home (no cost, no obligation, no pressure), just give me a call! Happy Monday everybody!

 

*Source: REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties

Apr 14, 2014

How Can I Help You?

Posted by: Edward Gonzales

That's the main question I will ask when you first contact me. I want to know how I can best help you with buying, selling, or leasing a home. I want to understand  what you're looking for and help you get exactly what you want. I am here to help YOU.

If you know me, you know that I love to talk about real etstate. I hope you visit my blog often for buying and selling tips, important information about the local market, and interesting facts about our community.