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Cumberland County New Listings

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Who Needs A Spouse To Buy A First Home

Who Needs a Spouse to Buy a First House? These days, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s. MARKET TRENDS / STORY / BY;

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Getting Mortgages

Getting Mortgages Is Now Considerably Easier Than a Year Ago Access to mortgages is about two-thirds of the way back to pre-housing crisis levels.MARKET TRENDS / STORY / BY 

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Compact Living

Compact Living: 10 Tiny Dwellings Starting at $89,900 Check out these desert, forest, beach and city homes measuring 500 square feet or less.UNIQUE HOMES / STORY / BY MELISSA

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House Of The Week

House of the Week: A Mid-Century Modern Stripped to Pristine Simplicity A remodel took 1,000 square feet off this house and returned it to its elegant 1957.

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High End In Every State

UNIQUE HOMES / GALLERYThe Most Expensive Home for Sale in Every StateBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 9 DEC 2014These homes have everything from Roman spas to IMAX movie.

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Colorado Ski Dream

UNIQUE HOMES / GALLERYHouse of the Week: Colorado Ski DreamBY MELISSA ALLISON ON 17 DEC 2014A mining car-style funicular connects this home to a ski trail, and its “wine

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About The Steel City

TIPS & ADVICE / STORY10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel CityBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 21 NOV 2014Modern-day Pittsburgh may surprise.

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Expensive Square Feet

UNIQUE HOMES / STORYMillion-Dollar Homes Measuring 1,000 Square FeetBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 12 NOV 2014In these areas, you pay more for location than for square.

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Unique Homes

UNIQUE HOMES / GALLERYMost Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 MillionBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 21 NOV 2014When it comes to price, only one other home in America

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Lighting

Lighting can be tricky. No matter the size of a space, how you light it can make all the difference in its function. Here are some great lighting tips from Lowe's: http://low.es

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Tips For Baby Boomers

TIPS & ADVICE / STORYTips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate MarketBY BRENDON DESIMONE ON 24 OCT 2014Many soon-to-be retirees are about to enter a new world of

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Location Is King

TIPS & ADVICE / STORYWhen It Comes to Home Buying, Location Is KingBY BRENDON DESIMONE ON 3 NOV 2014Shopping for a home? Stack the deck in your favor by choosing the

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Ivy Covered Castle

UNIQUE HOMES / GALLERYFor Sale: Ivy-Covered Castle in The HamptonsBY EMILY HEFFTER ON 4 NOV 2014This designer-restored home is a landmark in affluent Southampton, with its

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Live Like A Mobster

UNIQUE HOMES / GALLERYLive Like a Mobster in 'The Godfather' House for $2.895 MillionBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 12 NOV 2014Sonny’s thinkin’ about going to the mattresses.

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Expensive For The Square Foot

UNIQUE HOMES / STORYMillion-Dollar Homes Measuring 1,000 Square FeetBY CATHERINE SHERMAN ON 12 NOV 2014In these areas, you pay more for location than for square.

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Age Of Homes In The US

The median age of a home built in the United States is 40. See a breakdown in this infographic. http://bit.ly

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Real Estate Insider

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Sleep Better

Sleep better tonight! Here's everything you need for your dream bed:http://r29.co

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Curb Appeal

17 easy curb appeal ideas anyone can do: http://bit.ly

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Outside Seating And Covered Porch

I would say they have quite enough seating on the front porch. The fans probably come in handy!

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Materials Make A Big Difference

They basically used every material possible in this room! Which part looks best, the tile, wood, or?

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Buying A Home Cheaper Than Renting

Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate

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Invest In Real Estate It Is Still A Great Investment

Real Estate still the best investment...Gallup Poll: Real Estate Best Long-Term InvestmentThe Gallup organization conducts an annual report entitled the Economy and Personal Finances Poll, which

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Need To Refinance

Have a loan? You may want to consider a refinance ( again even!)... Or if you haven't gotten a loan to buy a home... it's incredible what you can get... most loans in our area are WAY less than

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New House Listed In Mechanicsburg

This is a great house on Main Street in Mechanicsburg, PA  Listed at $124,000.00 come check out this Gem in Downtown Mechanicsburg. ;

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Buying Houses During The Holidays

This is a great time to buy or sell a home.  Please give me a call today. ;

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