Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Buying a Short Sale?

Thinking about buying a short sale? If you are make sure your Agent is a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert). They have the training that get s the job done through the tough negotiating process. A CDPE has an average of an 80& success rate. Wheras the typical agent has a 20% rate. Who do you want working for you? Go to:

Monday, April 27, 2009

Buying Foreclosures and Short Sales

by Jerry
The York County PA home market for foreclosures and short sales has really been heating up with the weather. Buyers are looking for house deals and they are finding them. Buyers need to realize that when they are looking for a good deal on Homes for sale in york pa that they will need to wait up to 60 days or longer in some cases to get the Lender to come back with either the acceptance of the offer or a rejection. Don't be discouraged by a rejection! It is all part of the negotiation process with the lender. The Lender will accept a counter-offer and usually accept it with sales comparable to back the offer up. They are trying to save the bank as much as they can to keep the loss to a minimum. Let the Pilgrim Team do the work for you when you are looking to save possibly thousands of dollars. We have the expertise and the knowledge few other real estate agents have with regards to foreclosures and short sales. You may have to be patient and wait longer but the savings will make it worthwhile. Call Professional Realty Associates and we'll get you started.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pets Available at the SPCA of York County

by Kathy Ward
Because of the downturn in the economy many families are losing their jobs & many times their Homes for sale in york pa due to not being able to afford their mortgage payment any longer. Not only does it affect the family but it also affects the pets in the family. Many times when people are losing their Homes for sale in york pa they have to move into an apartment & pets are not always welcomed or the security deposit & extra charge for pets is too much of a financial burden. It's such a sad situation for everyone.
I'm a HUGE pet lover! My husband & I have "fur kids". We have two Yorkies, Lucy & Lexi & two cats, Madison & Max. We also feed & give shelter (in our garage!) to stray cats that we have named, got a few of them spayed & neutered, so they're part of the family, too!
If you are thinking of adopting a pet, please visit the SPCA of York County located at 3159 Susquehanna Trail North York, PA 17406. Their number is 717-764-6109. They currently have 90 dogs & 430 cats for adoption. Please check out their website at to view their adoptable pets & check out lots of other information.
I work with "The Pilgrim Team" at Professional Realty Associates as a buyer's specialist. Our office is located at 3921 E. Market St. York, PA 17402. You can contact our office at 717-757-5955 if you are considering selling and/or buying a home.

Trout Season

Trout season is in full swing across York County. The season officially opened at 8AM on April 4th. York County is blessed with some very good trout streams and approved wild trout waters.
Yellow Breeches creek is a popular destination towards the nothern area of York.
Codorus Creek, Muddy Creek, Fishing Creek, Otter Creek and Bald Eagle creek are some others but by no means all of the creeks here in south central PA.
Trout must be 7 inches minimum in length to keep and the daily bag limit is 5. A Pennsylvania fishing license along with a trout stamp are required.
Some of the species you can expect to catch are rainbow trout and brown trout. You could catch a brook trout but that is a little more rare to do.
Some of the more popular baits are worms, Powerbait, spinners, and minnows.
There are also some sections of creeks that are fly fishing only but make sure to consult your rule book to see where these locations are.
The PA Fish & Boat Commission stocks most creeks and some lakes with hatchery raised trout a few times per year. Check out their website to see when your favorite creek gets stocked.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Home Buyers in York PA

York PA home buying
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
by Jerry Pilgrim
Springtime has finally arrived here in York PA! With the arrival of spring house hunters are out and about looking for bargains. Buyers in particular have been looking to buy a "foreclosure" or "short sale" where they believe they can get a home for much less than market value. Buyers need to realize that the benefit of saving thousands of dollars come with it's own price. Lenders are nearly as negotiable on the price if buyers want to have home inspections performed on the property. Lenders are much more willing to negotiate if the home is bought "as is".
Now is the time to buy a home in York County with mortgage interest rates at or near historic lows, house prices have fallen to the extent that home buyers can get a lot of house for the money. Some neighborhoods that have seen drastic price reductions are; Logans Reserve, Heritage Hills, Brittany, The Outdoor Country Club, Wyndham Hills, Sage Hill, Wallingford, Regents Glen. There are many more. Southern York County has seen home prices drop substantially in Shrewsbury, New Freedom, Stewartstown. For more information can provide neighborhood information on recent sales and demographics by providing a market snaphot.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

$8,000 Tax Credit For First Time Home Buyers

A tax credit of up to $8,000 is now available for first time home buyers who are buying a principle residence on or after January 1, 2009. This tax credit doesn not have to be repaid. First time home buyers need to act quickly because this perk will be discontinued on 12-1-09. Now is the time to buy Homes for sale in york pa here in the York County area. Interests rates are good, prices are low and if you are a first time home buyer you will receive a 8,000 tax credit!! Call The Pilgrim Team and Start Packing!!