Harrisburg, PA Real Estate News

By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Search other homes in Harrisburg Listing Details:2748 Colonial Road, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10263157Bedrooms: 5Baths:  4 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 4,388    Buyers get more when they purchase a new Street of Dreams home! This home is at the top, the last house on the 1 acre lot, one of the best! Impeccably detailed with masterful ceilings, color & flooring. Gourmet kitchen. 1st floor Master Suite w/spa bath & more! Open Floor plan w/2 story stone fireplace, sunroom, wall of windows. Walk-out lower level, 3+ car garage. A beautiful, comfortable experience and a joy to see!         Click Here to View Listings    
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
Thinking About Buying a Foreclosed Home in Harrisburg PA? Purchasing a foreclosed home in Harrisburg is quite different from buying a typical resale. A foreclosed home is the process by which a homeowner's rights to a property are forfeited because of failure to pay the mortgage. The foreclosed home you found might appear to be the right price and be in tip top shape, but before you purchase make sure to take some of these suggestions into consideration. Reconsider Auctions - This process has many risks; prospective buyers aren't able to do thorough home inspections or stay informed of outstanding taxes owed on the property before making the purchase. Budget your Funds- Just because the price seems low to you now, doesn't mean that something can't be expected later. With low payments, t...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Search other homes in Harrisburg Listing Details:234 Saddle Ridge Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10262779Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 1,604    End Unit, Brick Front, wooded backdrop – lots to love about this one owner condo! New HVAC in 2014! 1 car garage, updated lighting. Neutral colors, ready for you. Convenient, close to Harrisburg City and West Shore. Washer, Dryer & Refrigerator convey. A joy to see!     Click Here to View Listings    
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
How to Renovate your Kitchen for under $500 in Harrisburg PA: Looking to redo your space but lacking the funds? You can actually get a whole new look without a big hassle - or a big expense. With some tips and tricks and some effort on your part (and maybe that of a few of your friends), you can fix up almost any space for under $500. Today we're going to concentrate on the area that most frustrates those who don't have designer digs: the kitchen. "The average cost of a mid-level kitchen renovation is $35,000," said HGTV. "But all is not lost for the budget-minded homeowner. For $500, the clever do-it-yourselfer can give any tired-looking kitchen a makeover without having to replace a single cabinet or appliance." How to Renovate your Kitchen for under $500 in Harrisburg PA: Paint Nothi...
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
House Hunting Tips in Harrisburg PA Ideally, we'd all love for house hunting to be a quick and easy process that results in the perfect home. Unfortunately not all homes come equipped with a two-story pool and a waterfall, so this is not always the case. Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to find a place that fits all of your needs.   House Hunting Tips in Harrisburg PA: Don't Choose a House for its Awesome Bathtub Sometimes it can be easy to overlook certain important details-like those dubious mold spots on the ceiling-in favor of a flashy new granite countertop that the owner will be certain to emphasize. When looking at potential houses, keep in mind the difference between the things you need and the things that it would be nice to have. While it can be exciting to fin...
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
Buying a House in Harrisburg PA: Should You Pay Discount Points?   When you see mortgage loans advertised online, you may think those rates are for everybody, but they aren't. Known as benchmark mortgage rates, the best rates are for borrowers with perfect credit and who are buying a house well within conforming loan limits with a large down-payment as icing on the cake. The rates you see may be teaser rates and they aren't going to be available to you when you apply for a loan. That's because banks will charge you "discount" points to give you their best rate. You're not required to pay points when buying a house, but it's a choice if you want a lower interest rate. Explains David Reed, author of Mortgages 101, "points", or discount points, are a percentage of the loan amount. If a mor...
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
Before You Settle on a Home in Harrisburg, Take One Last Look... Once you've found your dream home, the financing is approved, and all inspections are completed, many buyers are tempted to sit back, relax, and wait for closing day.  There is one more very important step in the home buying process, a final walk-through. This is the last chance to make sure everything is in working condition and that things are as they were presented in the deal.  If not, you still have time to have them repaired or you could even walk away.  Taking time now to check on the home could help save you time and money on costly repairs in the future.   Before you settle on a home in Harrisburg, here are some things to look for:   Before you settle on a home in Harrisburg, look at the Major Systems - Turn on th...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group was listed again in 2014 as one of the top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.  The chosen 50 are all size and types of companies (some publicly traded!) that have a home in Central PA.  I was not able to attend the awards breakfast, but one of our Listing Specialists, Christy Hartwick (in the green dress) went on our behalf and accepted our award.    We have a great team and I am proud of our growth!  I feel like a proud "mom" and wanted to share.  
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Looking for Outdoor Entertainment Space~6441 Farmcrest Lane, Harrisburg Search other homes for sale in Harrisburg                             Listing Details:6441 Farmcrest Lane, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10260917Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3 Full, 2 HalfSquare Feet: 3,623                                                           Looking for outdoor entertainment space? This stunning home has a vast stamped concrete patio w/covered dining area & inground swimming pool. Fenced yard & irrigation system keep the yard safe and lush! 2 story family room, hardwd foyer & dining room, kitchen w/granite ctops. Finished LL w/ game room w/wet bar (dishwasher, refrigerator & wine frig) plus exercise room. 3 car garage. Across from original Old Iron homestead!   Click Here to View Listings
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
Before you Buy a House in Harrisburg PA The home you found might appear to have the right features and price but before you make an offer there are some other factors you should consider. Sometimes when we want something so badly, we might not always ask the questions we should. Since this is one of the largest financial investments most of us will make in a lifetime, taking a step back and having one more look is probably a good idea. Have you considered the items below? *Before you Buy a House in Harrisburg, Have an Inspection - Most homes have a defect; some are obvious, most are fixable. Knowing what could potentially need fixed can help you negotiate a better price now. Inspections for lead paint, radon, and pests are also strongly recommended.  *Before you Buy a House in Harrisbur...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Forest Hills Home Fit For Your Lifestyle~2406 W Bayberry Drive, Harrisburg Search other homes for sale in Harrisburg                           Listing Details:2406 W Bayberry Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10260087Bedrooms: 5Baths: 3 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 2,789                                                                      Need 1st floor bedroom? 2 Master Suites 1st/2nd floors to fit your lifestyle. Custom 5 BR, 3.5 BA home in Forest Hills! Built-ins, pocket & French doors give this home a cozy appeal. Large flat yard with mature trees, spacious deck & firepit area. Walk to the park. Geothermal Heat! New Kitchen/Dining room flooring. A few cosmetic updates (deck, carpet, paint) will go a long way! A joy to see!   Click Here to View Listings  
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
      Buyers: How to handle counter-offers in Harrisburg PA. Buying a home is not always a linear process. After you have found the right house, made an offer and started getting excited at the prospect of owning a new home, the seller may not accept your proposal. In some cases, the seller will make a counter-offer, delineating their desired terms. What are your options when you receive a counter-offer? Read on to learn more about the process...   Buyers: How to Handle Counter-Offers in Harrisburg PA - What Is a Counter-Offer?   A seller’s counter-offer usually includes added specifications that will make the buyer’s offer acceptable. Expect to see the following: §  A higher price, closer to the original asking price. §  A more substantial earnest money deposit. §  A change in closing ...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
The Waterfront Property You've Been Searching For~4921 Killington Drive, Harrisburg Search other homes for sale in Harrisburg Listing Details:4921 Killington Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10259778Bedrooms: 3Baths: 3 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 1,868   This Lake side 3 BR, 3.5 bath home has a lot to offer! Enjoy the amazing water views from the Sunroom. Spacious Kitchen with breakfast area opens to Family room with stone fireplace. Formal Dining and Living rooms. Finished Lower Level includes a Game room and full Bath. New Roof (plus attic fan)! 2 car garage w/attic storage & keyless entry, central air and radon system. A joy to see!   Click Here to View Listings
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
I am in Barbados so I am not going to be able to watch the premier of my commercial on TV tonight, but those of you in Central Pa will be able to see it.   For those of you asking, how did Joy get endorsed by Barbara Corcoran, email me and I'll let you know!    I am watching Shark Tank in Barbados, but am looking forward to watching it at home.  Thank goodness for DVR's!   We are recording it, so I can see it when we return.
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Contact:  Janice Barr Santoni,   Sales and Marketing Manager Phone: 717-695-3177   September 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [HARRISBURG, PA] – Tune in to ABC’s Shark Tank premiering on Friday Sept. 26 at 8/7c to see Joy Danielsof Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, side-by-side with real estate magnate Barbara Corcoran. Corcoran is Shark Tank’s resident real estate mogul and a prominent self-made multi-millionaire. She is now endorsing a select few of the best real estate minds in the country, Daniels included. Joy Daniels will appear in a commercial airing during the Shark Tank season premier and in several additional episodes throughout the season. Daniels’ company, Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, is a dominant leader in the real estate industry, providing phenomenal service and expertise ...
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
How to Make an Offer on a House in Harrisburg PA   How to make and offer on a house in Harrisburg PA: While much attention is paid to the offering price of a home, a proposal to buy includes both the price and terms. In some cases, terms can represent thousands of dollars in additional value for buyers - or additional costs. Terms are extremely important and should be carefully reviewed. How to make and offer on a house in Harrisburg PA: How Much? You sometimes hear that the amount of your offer should be a certain percentage below the seller's asking price or an amount less than you're really willing to pay. In practice, the offer depends on the basic laws of supply and demand: If many buyers are competing for homes, then sellers will likely get full-price offers and sometimes more. If...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
        Records show the origins of Shipoke go back to the John Harris Trading Post of 1734 and that the early sections of the John Harris mansion were constructed in 1766.  Throughout the 1800’s and well into the 1900’s, this area included Victorian dwellings and was referred to as South Harrisburg. Throughout the Industrial Revolution and until the 1972 flood, Shipoke was a “gritty” working-class neighborhood of approximately 500 homes, many of them heated by kitchen coal stoves.   Despite the Depression and a major flood in 1936, the Central Iron and Steel Company, employing as many as 1,800 people, flourished in the 1940s and ‘50s.  Things began to change significantly in the mid-1950s.  The steel mill closed, which led to the eventual deterioration of much of the housing.  Some 150...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Shipoke is a quaint community located in the oldest section of Harrisburg.  Originally  Shipoke was settled by Europeans in 1710 as a small trading post.  It was in Shipoke that the Harris Ferry and Tavern were originally located - thus "HARRIS"BURG! Shipoe is a picturesque, affleuent neighborhood know for it's beatiful river views.  Don't miss your opportunity to call Shipoke home!  
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
I couldn't wait to share this story with my Active Rain Family.  I hope you take a few minutes to watch the story in link below.  It was fun to share with prospective "Realtors" the reality of not earning money for several months and that fact that there are initial start up costs involved.  I also was able to stress that Real Estate agents needs to have high ethics and be hard workers.  It doesn't come easy.     Website link: http://local21news.com/community/features/yournextjob/stories/your-next-job-real-deal-33.shtml   YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAZjRUx-ZFE
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By Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793
(3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction)
How to Keep Your Home Safe  During an Open House in Harrisburg PA   How to keep your home safe during an open house in Harrisburg PA: Letting complete strangers tour your home is a little unnerving. Along with dealing with lots of unknown visitors, you may also fear judgment for hoarding unfinished Pinterest projects in your Laundry Room!  Most things that can cause social embarrassment are easy to hide, but it is worth putting some thought into keeping your home and belongings secure throughout the process of finding a buyer. Here are some safety and security tips that protect your home and your peace of mind.   How to keep your home safe during and open house in Harrisburg PA: Preparing for Your Open House..... The moment you decide to put your home on the market is the moment that yo...
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