Adams County, PA Real Estate News

By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
The USDA Mortgage Program, also know as a Rural Development Loan, allows home buyers to purchase a property without a down payment requirement.  What surprises home buyers is that this program is also available in many suburbs of larger cities and in towns with sizeable populations such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The Gettysburg area is home to close to 10,000 residents and is very rich in history, as it was the site of perhaps the most well known and significant battle of the Civil War in early July of 1863.  According to the USDA Eligibilty Maps, all of Gettysburg is zoned as eligible for the USDA Loan Program.   You May Not Need Money At Closing    Buying a home with the USDA Loan Program often allows home buyers to need no money at all for closing.    Unlike most mortgage programs...
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By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
This 4-bedroom, 1-bath home located at 249 High St in Abbottstown, PA sits on 0.28 acres and is just 2 blocks off Route 30. Convenient to Hanover, York, Gettysburg, and Harrisburg. 2158 SF of living space!! Large kitchen and two large family rooms in the front and rear of the home. Quiet location adjacent to the municipal ball fields and playground. 100% financing available through USDA and low taxes make this house a homerun! Pre-listing insection has been done and repairs have been made, so buy with confidence!Offered at $149,900. 
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
Gettysburg Battlefield ToursLast year around this time I was fortunate to get a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour from a cousin-in-law. We drove around for a while and he described what each area and monument was in place to remember. From the top of Little Round Top you can look over most of the fields of battle and see great distances.The picture below is of a sight that made us all giggle a little. You can actually tour the area on a Segway. Here we were listening to the history of the assault on Little Round Top, and here is this trail of Segways rolling through the area reminding us how different the world was during the battle.The history of war and the United States has a central point of study in the town and surrounding area of Gettysburg. Although my cousins sold their historic home...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
If walls could talk - A Civil War home for sale. The Civil War is a point in American history like no other. This five bedroom home in Gettysburg can be your base of operations and your own piece of the history of the United States.Entering the 2700 square feet of living space from the grand porch, the main foyer opens to a parlor, dining room, and central staircase. The parlor fireplace is surrounded by an antique mantle and the room has beautiful hardwood floors and tall windows. Currently decorated with Civil War artifacts and memorabilia, this is the gathering space for reading, reflecting and reveling in the history that is Gettysburg.The kitchen has been modernized with all the comforts of home. A family sized eating area allows for end of the day gatherings or morning coffee. Hig...
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What a beautiful and fantastic day we have for the Hanover builders show today at Hanover Mall.  We are expecting a great turn out.  The weather is beautiful and the vendors are plentiful.  All you homeowners or potential future homeowners please come and check out our Prudential booth.  I will be there from 1pm-4pm so Come See me today!!!
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June 15th  New Oxford circle is hosting their 57th Annual Antique Market and Craft show.  This event brings the entire New Oxford community out to enjoy a lovely day in the town circle.  Please join in the festivities and come check out all the food, fun and antiques and crafts .  Still booths available if anyone wants to participate.  I jope you fall in love with this quaint town as much as i have.  Ever need a Realtor call Kim Burton at 717-688-0366
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Check out the production of New Oxford High schools The Wiz.  Support our community and reserve your tickets today   Shows are scheduled for March 15th and 16th at New Oxford High.  buy your tickets today I am looking forward to seeing this fantastic show and supporting the students of New Oxford High
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Being a hard working Realtor can often put a strain on your marriage.  we never know what are schedule is going to be from day to day.  I cant tell you how many times I get a call in the middle of dinner from a new buyer trying to see a house Now!!!  I know if I dont get up and show it some other agent will, so what do I do?  I bolt.  I have a wonderful and supportive husband who has never once given me a hard time about my job, and that is why these have been the best years of my life!  Happy Anniversary Clay...I love you so much and thank you so much for always being there through this roller coaster ride!
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I have been doing some research on volunteering and I absolutely love animals.  I looked up the Adams County SPCA, located at 11 Goldenville Rd, in Gettysburg, PA and they happen to be having a volunteer orientation on January 10th from 6pm-7pm.  Anyone can come and learn about volunteering and then can volunteer anytime.  This is for a great cause and I am sure will be very rewarding.  Come join me next Thursday and check it out with me.  Must fill out following form and bring with you http://meyersshelter.org/uploads/volunteer_application.pdf.
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This is my favorite time of year in my Real Estate Business.  I have realized over the past few years that even though everything seems to slow down in December, as of January 2nd my phone is usually ringing off the hook. (not literally) but a huge improvement over the months prior.  It seems like every possible home buyer makes it thier New Year's Resolution to purchase a home in the coming year. I believe that people go out and celebrate the holidays at all of their families and friends homes and wish they also had a home to entertain at during the holidays. Think about it after going from home to home this Christmas, how many of you came home and said maybe I can have Christmas at my home new Year? I hope I get many calls this year for people looking to move to New Oxford, PA or any ...
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Come one, Come all and check out New Oxford this holiday season!  The stores are open, and the bakery is giving out free coffee this week! The decorations are up and will put you in the holiday spirit! They are out there selling wonderful fruit for the holiday season!    
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By Kim Burton
(Re/Max of Gettysburg)
Scott and his crew at Scott & Co. Jewelers are more than welcoming when you walk into their beautiful corner store on the New Oxford Cirle.  Such a wonderful ambience and warm feeling overwhelms you as you enter this lavish jewelery store of gorgeous, unique, exuisite jewels.  My husband bought my engagement ring from Scott several years ago and they still service the diamond and make sure my ring stays clean and my diamond stays secure.  They have the most amazing array of engagement rings, Pandora charms,  mens and womans jewelery with a staff that is so helpful and caring to your needs.  This place is worth you coming out to New Oxford Cirle and checking out their inventory.  Perfect for all you men looking for a fantastic Christmas gift for your loved one! 
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This weekend I decided I had to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, walk around and explore my town of New Oxford, Pa.  I stumbled upon a cool looking shop right in the circle.  I looked into the store front window and was immediately intrigued.  Terry, the owner, was so sweet and charming.  She told me that all of her products are from Pennsylvania artist.  From oil painting, to blown glass bowls, pottery, and my favorite "wash your mouth out " soap.  I was thrilled with all of the fantasic gift ideas, Christmas, lovely birthday presents, and being a Realtor, great house warming gifts that any of my clients would love in thier new homes.  This place is definitly worth a visit to New Oxford.  Come support local artists  and small town businesses!  I'd love to see you around my town!
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 Last week for my birthday my husband took me to downtown Baltimore to have dinner with some of our oldest and dearest friends.  We decided to make a trip of it and at the last minute booked a room at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center.  Upon arrival I informed Santia at the front desk that it was my birthday.  She immediately upgrade our room to a lovely corner suite with 24 hour access to the lounge on the the upper floor.  The lounge included free internet and access, snacks, drinks, and breakfast.  The view was amazing!  When we got back from dinner Santia also put a bottle of Champagne in our room with a personal birthday card.  It was awesome, the Sheraton made my birthday wonderful and I would recommend this hotel to anyone!  The entire staff was great.
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Cape Cod in Gettysburg School District Overview Maps Photos $225,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,888 sqftLot: 0.75 acre(s) Location 5 Oak TreeOrrtanna, PA 17353USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David E Monsour Keller Williams Keystone Realty(717) 319 3408david.monsour@gmail.comhttp://www.realty-insights.com Listed by: Keller Williams Keystone Realty Our recent listings Cape Cod in Gettysburg School DistrictContractor Special - Needs Finished - Lots of Potenial25 Acres in Gettysburg, PA For SaleTurn Key Restaurant and Creamery in Biglerville, PARancher with Finished Basement in Gettysburg Borough Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
About 2 weeks ago I was referred to a person that wants to list their 2008 new home to move south to Miami.  My short sale nerve was struck immediately but I hoped and prayed that maybe just maybe they put a boat load of money down on the house.  It turns out, they didn't. I'm a 2-stepper, so always preview the house before coming to any conclusion on listing price.  Let's face it, any agent that is in the market frequently could price a house blind without using comps but It's more intelligent to have the proof so that when the appraisal gets cut you can prove your value.  I explained to them my process and also that the tax card was blank so I had no idea what I was even going to see.  I took some notes and some pictures and returned home to evaluate the property.  I found 6-7 qualify...
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By Sharon Harris, Realtor
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
This was a bad start to the week. This has nothing to do with Real Estate  but it does make one stop and think. These young kids piled into the car full of life. Went 2 miles down the road and  swerved into the path of an oncoming truck in the other lane.  All 5 where killed . So very sad. I can not imagine the pain the family's face. I do not know these young kids but my heart is very heavy and sad, My heart breaks for the family's of these Young kids. My heart breaks for the driver of the truck . My heart breaks for the friends and Teachers of these young kids. Please I urge everyone that reads this. Take a few minutes to tell your kids you love them. Hug them  every morning and night. Take a few minutes to call a old friend and catch up. Check in on some neighbors and make sure they ...
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By Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"
(Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654)
Looking to buy a home in Adams County, Pennsylvania?  You might want to make a quick check to see if you and the property are eligible for a USDA Mortgage, also known as a USDA Rural Development Loan.  Here's Why...  USDA home loans offer a few benefits that other mortgage programs cannot match: including no down payment and financed closing cost. If the home appraisal allows, the closing costs can also be wrapped into the mortgage resulting in no money needed at the closing table. USDA is the only mortgage program that allows for all closing costs to be financed into the loan amount on a home purchase.  Interest rates for USDA mortgages are comparable and often lower than the low fixed rates of Conventional, FHA and VA financing. The USDA Mortgage program does have restrictions when it...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Stop watching football for a few minutes and come take a look at 51 E. Stevens St.  It's within one block of Gettysburg College and three blocks from downtown Gettysburg.  Victorian style semi-detached and many original features still in tact.  With some love and attention to detail it could be a real show piece or convert it into a profitable Gettysburg College investment property.  This home features 5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 1800 sq ft of living space.  One car garage on property and off street parking available.  Come take a look for yourself on Sunday September 25th, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 PM.  If this house isn't the right house but you're interested in other Gettysburg Properties click "search homes" below complete access to all listings in the York/Adams MLS Service.  If you have...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Tuesday Treasure, reflecting on what's really important: Family (and electricity)It’s a crisp cool late summer morning. The ground is wet with dew glistening in the sun shine. The birds are singing and collecting this mornings feast of nectar, worms and seeds. The smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts in the air, ahhh, it’s a good morning. Our power was restored last night at about 6pm after hubby returned from a trip to the store for “camping supplies” we thought we were in it for the long haul. We love to go camping and had just given in to the lack of power by engaging our camping sense. I was on my way home from my Dad’s where the kids and I took refuge yesterday for a few hours. It was a blessing to have open arms, running water, indoor plumbing and ah yes, electricity to plug in to j...
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