buying a home in lancaster: Buying a Home in Lancaster, PA - the importance of the trust factor - 12/17/11 01:04 PM
If you are buying a home in Lancaster PA, finding an agent you trust is an important factor. I have been working with a client buying a home in Lancaster PA. The home is under contract and we had mortgage, appraisal, and inspection contigencies. The home has been well maintained, but through the inspection process it was discovered to EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) problem.
While buying this home in Lancaster PA, my client was concerned about this problem with the EIFS construction. It was discovered to have moisture issues. Through a visual and probe inspection, moisture levels were recorded between … (3 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Buying a Home in Lancaster - Being Patient - 10/29/11 04:09 PM
Yesterday we settled on a home for sale in Lancaster. Eloy and Becky were able to buy a home at 1001 Village Road, Lancaster, PA. The final days were anxiety producing with a short notice oil furnace inspection needing to be completed only an hour before settlement. However, we were able to close yesterday.
Eloy and Becky called me over a year ago wondering about a house they saw for sale. Before they were ready to move forward that home sold. After a period of time, a new search began in earnest. They were looking for a home for sale in … (0 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Getting a Deal and a Steal in Buying a Home for Sale in Lancaster - 10/26/11 03:04 AM
A common misconception I have discovered working with buyers of homes for sale in Lancaster is, “I can get a deal and a steal in this market!” When asked to further articulate what this means for them, buyers will state, “This is a buyer’s market. I want to offer 80% of the offer price. I want a deal!”
This is a misconception. As I have noted in my market reports for September 2011, homes for sale in Lancaster zip codes recorded sold prices in comparison to list price at:
§  17543 – 96%
§  17601 – 97%
§  17602 – 98%
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buying a home in lancaster: Sleeping until the Time is Right to Buy? Wake up, now is the time to buy! - 10/23/11 10:52 AM
Have you considered buying a home in Lancaster, PA, but have been on the fence in regards to making the purchase? What is causing the uncertainty for you, especially if you are paying rent?
One common concern is, “What if prices continue to drop? I want to buy after the market has hit bottom,” you might say. It is impossible to predict when the market is at the bottom, but let’s consider a scenario. I purchased my first home in 1990 in Sellersville, PA for $122,000 - $3000 credit or for $119,000. In 1997, I was moving with my family … (6 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Buying a Home in Lancaster, PA - Finding an agent you trust - 10/03/11 11:24 PM
Are you considering buying a home in Lancaster, PA? If you are not, then you probably should consider it? Why? There are several reasons to consider buying a home in Lancaster, PA.
Interest rates are at historic lows and will help make payments more affordable. Finding a home at a very reasonable price is likely. Most people begin looking online as they begin their search, but how knowledgeable are you in the home buying process. If you want to learn about the process of buying a home in Lancaster, PA, find a realtor® you can trust.
As you search for a … (11 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Becoming Who You Are Takes Generations! Helping people buy and sell homes in Lancaster, PA - 10/02/11 11:15 PM
Real Estate is a career I love. It fits me because I love to help people buy and sell homes in Lancaster, PA.
What I do well and the service I provide is really a tribute to the ones who I love and love me. Most of us see our best qualities in our parents and in our children. I listen and respond to the needs of my clients. These are traits which I have learned from my parents. I am grateful for my background. These pictures are a tribute to the ones I love.

My parents celebrated their 80th … (5 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Buying a Home In Lancaster, PA at public auction - 09/18/11 07:38 PM
Have you ever considered buying a home in Lancaster at a real estate auction? Many homes are sold in Lancaster by public auction. It seems to be a popular method of sale for some consumers.
However, it is important to understand standard terms of a real estate auction if you are buying a home for sale in Lancaster, PA. An important consideration for purchasing a home through public auction is the home is sold as is at the time of auction. A home inspection, if done, is required to be done before the auction is conducted and before a consumer will … (6 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Buying a Home in Lancaster, PA - Finding a Trusted Advocate - 08/30/11 07:27 AM
One of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime will be the house you buy in Lancaster, PA. You will most likely spend 30 years paying off the mortgage. This will be one of the most rewarding decisions, but has inherent risk built into it. Would it not be wise to work with someone who you can trust, who will guide you through the entire process of buying a home in Lancaster, PA?
One client I represented had several challenges to buying his home. One came the day before settlement was scheduled. This home was a mobile home … (8 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Real Estate Recovery: A Window of Opportunity for Buying a Home in Lancaster - 08/09/11 11:01 PM
Unfortunately many persons think there is very little happening in the sale of real estate in Lancaster. The negativity of all that is happening in our country has seized the hearts and minds of too many.
Recently, a member of my team, Calvin Yoder Group, Jill Gilson had two different clients who were not able to buy a property due to multiple offers. Some may find it amazing with the perceived negative market that there are multiple offers on properties, but it is happening. Homes that are priced right and in good condition are selling and there are multiple offer scenarios.
With interest … (13 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Buying or Selling in Lancaster, PA is Like Caring for Your Lawn - 08/09/11 12:20 AM
I recently posted using my yard as an analogy. Many commented on how great the yard looked. This caused me some guilt because the photograph was from much earlier this year, when it was cooler and more rain had fallen.

However, tonight as I mowed the lawn, I realized the yard does actually look pretty good and I could not help but reflect a bit more on the analogy of my yard to the real estate industry.
An article was published sometime earlier this year noting important practices in caring for a lawn. These best practices include:
Mowing the lawn … (4 comments)

buying a home in lancaster: Til the Cows Come Home - Waiting to buy a home? - 08/04/11 02:02 PM
Do you need a trustworthy real estate agent? The kind of person who you will call and know you will get to talk to him. The kind of person who will honor your requests and listen to your needs. Have you been looking for this kind of real estate agent in Lancaster, PA or Lititz, PA or Ephrata, PA? Have you been waiting til the cows come home to look.
Wait no longer! The cows are coming home and it is time to buy a home. Interest rates are fantastic and affordability rates are excellent. The cows are in the barn. Do … (13 comments)

 
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Cal Yoder

Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Lititz, PA

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Keller Williams Realty Lancaster

Address: 1630 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17601

Mobile: (717) 723-9014

Office: (717) 735-1145

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Author Bio: Specialities of Cal include listing properties and successfully selling them. He does this well through fantastic marketing and an exceptional ability to price a property correctly. He has a thorough knowledge of the marketplace because he produces market reports monthly. He represents first time home buyers very well because of his patience and communicaton skills. First time buyers rely upon his steady demeanor and tough resolve. Because of Cal's success in investment property he possesses the ability to assess real estate as an investment. This includes rentals and flips in Lancaster City and Lititz, PA area.



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