Monday, June 22, 2009

Buying or Selling Homes in York PA

If your a ready to sell or buy a home in York, PA call Jerry Pilgrim of the Pilgrim team today. If you would like a relocation guide on all things about York County I will be glad to provide you one. It contains valuable information from schools, shopping, parks and recreation and historical areas of interest. Want to rent. We have rental lists available.

House Flipping

Beware of House Flippers! Sellers beware of the come on advertising to "buy your house for cash". Remember it is an investor looking to steal your house at a low price, put as few dollars in it and turn around and make a tidy sum. Who loses? The house Seller. Who wins the investor. Unless you are desperate for a quick sale don't talk to these people!

Foreclosures in York PA

Jerry Pilgrim Is a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), If you are thinking about listing a house or buying think of me in York PA. The Foreclosure process is a little more complicated and confusing for most other real estate agents. You need someone who has the training and experience to help you find the home at the absolute best price and knowledge of what to look out for that could either save or cost you thousands of dollars. Don't make a mistake call the Pilgrim Team Today!

York County PA Home Market Statistics

York PA Housing Statistics

Single Family Homes:

Jan-May 08' SOLD Units - 938 represents a 14% decrease over the same time period in '08. It also represents a 33% decrease over '07.

Time on Market for sold homes in '09 for same time period was 85 days.

Homes that are currently Active (unsold) have been on the markey 120 days.

The Median home price dropped form a high in '07 of $221,013 to $211,335 in '08 to $188,588 a 33% decline.

What these statistics mean for Buyers is obvious. If you have the means to buy a home NOW is the time. The low interest rates couples with the more affordable home prices in York County PA. The $8,000 dollar tax rebate will run out Dec 1st of this year.

For Home Sellers the home must be priced to the market or it will become another unsold statistic. You will need to choose a Realtor with an A+ marketing program that will give your home maximum exposure to potential home buyers. List your home with Jerry Pilgirm and you will get just that.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

York County Balloon Festival

York County Balloon Festival takes place June 19-21, 2009
John Rudy County Park
400 Mundis Race Road, York PA. 17406
Proceeds benefit York County Parks.
Admission is $10. for a carload, or 15 for a 3 day pass.
The Hot Air Balloon Rides Lauch 6am Saturday and Sunday and 6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Activities are planned throughout each day:
Over 100 Arts & Craft Vendors
A Wide variety of Food Vendors
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Family oriented Activities all Day
Fireworks on Friday evening at dusk
and a Car Show Sunday
For more information:

Friday, June 05, 2009

You Need Time and Patience to Buy a Foreclosure or a Short Sale!

by Jerry

Are you thinking about buying a distressed property? If you are, you will need TIME - a short sale or an REO (Bank Owned property) will both take longer than the typical sale. There are certainly benefits to buying a foreclosure or short sale, that being a lower price. However since we have a Lender involved in the final acceptance of the buyers offe to the seller it could take 60 - 90 days for the negotiator for the lender to make the decision. The decision isn't always that they will accept the offer. As a buyer you must be prepared to counter-offer what the negotiator has proposed. This could take another 2 weeks or so for the final decision. If you don't have the time or patience to wait this is not for you. However, if you do you could make yourself a considerable savings.

Be Wary of Real Estate Scam's!

by Jerry

Are you thinking about Listing York PA Homes your house? Be careful there are individuals out there who want to take advantage of you with an offer to purchase your property for CASH. They will purchase it, but at a very reduced value, typically 40% less than what it is really worth. They will turn around and sell the property at market value and pocket hat should have been you profit, not theirs. If you want to sell- sell with a Realtor. As a member of The National Association of Realtors, Realtors abide to a Code of Ethics. Don't talk to these people.

Stop Foreclosures Now!

Did you realize most people do not need to go into foreclosure? People think it is their only option. If you sell your property in a short sale (Lender takes less than what is owed on it), you could save your credit and also your job. Don't let it happen call a Certified Property Expert to explain why you shouldn't do it.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Street Rods are Coming!

36th Annual Street Rod Nationals East
June 5-7th 2009
The York Expo Center, hosts Street Rod Nationals East, the largest annual street rod event in the Eastern US. The event brings thousands of street rods into the city for a few days in June. On Friday afternoon the city holds a parade through the center of the city for participating vehicles.
In the evenings you can visit all the local hotels and see the cars displayed, also some of the hotels have outside food vendors and music while all their guest show off there cars relaxing for the next day at the York Expo Center. It could be a great way to experience the car show without the expensive and heat at the fairgrounds. So if your driving through york June 5-7 and wonder why people have lawn chairs all along Rt. 30 you can be sure the Street Rods are in town.