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Harvest Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving!

by JoAnn Peters

A Happy Thanksgiving of Gratitude! Gratitude is an Attitude...

Do you wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you? It is important to spend time during these special holidays to be thankful. However, it shouldn't be the only time you demonstrate your love and appreciation to others.

 

Here in York County Pennsylvania you should have no problem thinking of ones to thank on a daily or weekly basis. What can be done to help others this Thanksgiving?

If you need some ideas, here are some to get you thinking:

 

* The economy has affected many families this holiday season, donate non perishables to a local food bank, or donate your grocery store free turkey for those less fortunate. Invite a family less fortunate into your home and share your meal with them. Better yet invite someone who is alone to enjoy the holidays with your family.  Do you have extra coats? You can donate them too.

 

* Pilgrim Team is proud to sponsor the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program again this year! We will be accepting donations for needy children at our office 3921 E. Market St York, PA.  We are starting our toy drive early this year, because now more than ever there is a need to help out the families of less fortunate children have a great Christmas. In addition The Pilgrim Team is Happy to donate their moving truck to help distribute the toys.

 

* Your appreciation may have more of an impact when it is done at an unexpected time. Giving thanks during the holidays can be somewhat expected. Surprise someone by showing your gratitude when it is least expected and it will be remembered for a long time.

 

* Your notes and thoughtful comments won't get diluted by those from others trying to catch up for the past year on their thanks.

 

* True gratitude involves action. Lend a hand, Pitch in, Volunteer, Thank a Veteran  or a Solder overseas, Make a gift, Give your time, or just listen. Give back as often as you can. 

 

Giving thanks doesn't just benefit the other person. You will receive benefits from doing it as well. You will begin to feel happier and more relaxed. In fact, it has been proven in studies that being grateful can have a positive effect on your health. It can reduce your stress and boost your immune system.

 

Christmas is important. Easter is important. Halloween is important for the kids. But for our own personal happiness, there is nothing like a truly heartfelt Thanksgiving. Why wouldn't you look for every opportunity to show your thankfulness to others? Don't wait for a holiday before you look for opportunities to show your gratitude. Give thanks on a regular basis throughout the year.

 

Make every day Thanksgiving Day in 2009!

 

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it --William Arthur Ward

 

Should I Wait to Sell and Buy a Home?

by The Pilgrim Team

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy or sell a home here in York, PA. Some of my clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they already have. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy a home here in York at that time. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until after you passed it it is like looking in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have held fairly steady the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly Home Financing payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little further but interest rates go up, it could cost you even more to service a mortgage on an identical home!

While a home is a major Real Estate Investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates and low home prices, rather than to hope for a further break in prices in the future.

Please give me a call me Jerry Pilgrim if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market. Visit me at www.PilgrimTeam.com

York PA Moving Truck For our Clients

by The Pilgrim Team

Pilgrim Team Moving Truck

 

 

 Have you seen this truck around town? When you see it do you think to yourself, “How can I use The Pilgrim Team truck?” Buy or sell a home here in York, PA with The Pilgrim Team and use our moving truck for FREE. It's another service you'll find only at the The Pilgrim Team.
We want you to keep in mind that this truck is available for use by our clients, community organizations, non-profit organizations, and charity groups.
There are a few things that you must keep in mind when reserving and using this truck:
  • Reservations for the use of The Pilgrim Team truck are required, and filled on a “First come, First serve basis”. So Reserve Early!
  • Proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license must be provided prior to use. If there will be more than one driver, license and insurance must be provided to us for each individual. Drivers insurance should cover any vehicle damage during use. Driver will be liable for any deductible.
  • Please return the truck in clean condition and with a full tank of gas. The truck uses regular unleaded fuel.
  • You may use this truck FREE for 24 hours to move.
  • If using the Truck over the weekend, you must pick up the key by 5pm Friday.
Please contact us for further questions.

717-757-5955
Use Our Moving Truck for FREE!

Register to reserve the Truck here

Any Pilgrim Team Real Estate client or VIP can use our moving truck by calling our office in advance and making a reservation. Non-profit charitable organizations may also use our truck for their events as well. Please call for further details, some restrictions may apply.  

Other Services Provided By The Pilgrim Team . . .

• A professional group of vendors at your service to use during various stages  of the buying process (i.e., lenders, inspectors, title companies, cleaners, etc.)
• Full representation throughout the buying or selling process
• A highly trained TEAM behind you from start to finish

 

Stewartstown Station Housing Market

by The Pilgrim Team

This is this the housing statistic actiivity since Jan 1st 2009 in the sub-division known as Stewartstown Station in York County PA. It is located just outside of Stewartstown, PA and located within the Southeatern School District.

Current "active listings" as of November 23rd -  4 Homes for sale in york pa are listed begiining at $244,900 and the top price os $289,900.

Homes for sale in york pa that have sold as of th 1st of 2009:

14 Homes for sale in york pa have had the deeds transferred, sold prices ranged from $169,900 to $300,000.

If you compare this year statistics to the same time period in 2008 you will find that 7 Homes for sale in york pa sold that year from $229,900 to a high of $305,000.

44 homes sold so far this month...and counting

by The Pilgrim Team

Here is a list of all the detached Homes for sale in york pa sold since 11/1 to present between 150,000 and 200,000:

Information provided by Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties

20910502 10 SOLD RF

DET No Central 3345

Cranmere Lane York 3 1 1

1656

$159,900

$159,900 LNGFST01

$159,900 Penn Oaks

20910335 16 SOLD RF

DET No Central 3350 Taunton York 3 1 1

1544

$169,500

$160,000 PATRTS

$160,000

Penn Oaks

North

20906419 24 SOLD RF

DET No Central 1730 Valley

Vista Drive York 3 1 1

1190

$172,800

$172,800 C21HTG

$172,800

Druck Valley

Manor

20909206 11 SOLD RF

DET No Dallastown

2750

IRONSTONE

HILL RD

YORK 3 1 0

2015

$159,900

$164,900 PERAGO

$164,900

SPRY/MACKS

ICE CREAM

20910624 6 SOLD RF

DET No Dallastown 2084 Knob

Hill Road York 2 1 0

1572

$165,000

$165,000 TRND01

$165,000

20907761 19 SOLD RF

DET No Dallastown 116 S Main

Street Loganville 4 1 1

2145

$179,900

$172,000 SELPRO

$172,000 Dallastown

20907498 22 SOLD RF

DET No Dover

3660

Davidsburg

Road

Dover 3 2 0

2346

$167,500

$166,000 C21DLE01

$166,000

20903791 15 SOLD RF

DET No Eastern 430 E Beaver

Street York 4 2 0

2100

$162,500

$165,000 GAUGHN03

$165,000 Hallam Boro

20909193 20 SOLD RF

DET No Hanover 318 FULTON

ST HANOVER 3 2 1

1450

$199,850

$172,000 LNGFST02

$172,000 HANOVER

20909684 25 SOLD RF

DET No

Northeastern

216 S Sixth

Street

Mount

Wolf 2 2 0

1638

$150,100

$150,100 PRUYOST

$150,100

20903954 6 SOLD RF

DET No

Northeastern

30 Iroquois

trail

York

Haven 3 2 0

1632

$159,000

$159,000 RMREPR

$159,000

20908510 5 SOLD RF

DET

Yes

Northeastern

360 Riviera

Street

Mount

Wolf 3 2 0

1196

$160,460

$160,460 GATEWA

$160,460 Chestnut Valley

20909311 0 SOLD RF

DET

Yes

Northeastern

330 RIVIERA

STREET

Mount

Wolf 3 2 0

1196

$163,400

$163,400 GATEWA

$163,400 Chestnut Valley

20909317 3 SOLD RF

DET

Yes

Northeastern

320 RIVIERA

STREET

Mount

Wolf 3 2 0

1196

$171,260

$171,260 GATEWA

$171,260 Chestnut Valley

20910311 23 SOLD RF

DET No

Northeastern

9 E Parkview

Road

Manchester 4 2 1

1830

$184,900

$178,000 ASSIST

$178,000

20911326 25 SOLD RF

DET No

Northeastern

1685 Jug

Road Dover 4 1 1

1872

$189,900

$185,000 PRUYOST

$185,000

20904470 13 SOLD RF

DET No

Northeastern

445 LYNNE

DRIVE

MOUNT

WOLF 4 2 1

1816

$185,900

$185,900 PATRTS

$185,900

CHESTNUT

VALLEY

20907988 21 SOLD RF

DET No Northern 125 Big Rock Dover 3 2 1

1820

$199,900

$189,700 PRUYOST

$189,700

20910842 12 SOLD RF

DET No Northern 208 W Ridge

Road Dillsburg 3 2 0

2204

$192,500

$192,500 CPML26

$192,500

20910317 17 SOLD RF

DET No Red Lion

11278

Winterstown

Road

Red Lion 4 1 0

1523

$154,900

$154,900 C21HTG

$154,900 Winterstown

20909113 18 SOLD RF

DET No Red Lion 2439 Furnace

Road Felton 3 1 1

1440

$160,000

$160,000 C21HTG

$160,000 Country

20910965 11 SOLD RF

DET No Red Lion 23 Pine Grove

Road Airville 3 1 0

1310

$164,900

$164,900 SELPRO

$164,900 Country

20906640 17 SOLD RF

DET No Red Lion 3044 Acorn

Lane Red Lion 4 2 1

2026

$169,900

$169,900 PRUYOST

$169,900

20908598 13 SOLD RF

DET No Red Lion 3006 Faith

Lane Red Lion 3 2 0

2652

$192,500

$192,500 MORGAN01

$192,500 Kendale East

20906626 14 SOLD RF

DET No South

Eastern

19 Valley

View Road Delta 3 1 0

1008

$159,000

$153,000 LNGFST10

$153,000

Bair

Road/Bryansville

20906614 17 SOLD RF

DET No South

Eastern

2132

BRIDGEVIEW

RD.

NEW

FREEDOM 2 1 0 960

$179,900

$168,000 PATRTS

$168,000

20910478 3 SOLD RF

DET No South

Eastern

64 IVY HILL

LANE DELTA 2 1 1

1389

$172,000

$172,000 MORGAN

$172,000

Susquehanna

Trails

20908625 20 SOLD RF

DET No South

Western 5 Frock Drive Hanover 3 1 1

1586

$174,900

$170,000 QUASER

$170,000 Colonial Hills

20900884 11 SOLD RF

DET No South

Western

701 Boundary

Avenue Hanover 3 1 2

2043

$169,250

$174,250 KWEAST

$174,250

20909598 1 SOLD RF

DET No South

Western

730 BECK

MILL ROAD HANOVER 3 1 0

1292

$175,000

$179,000 MORGAN02

$179,000

20910358 15 SOLD RF

DET No South

Western

107

Westminster

Avenue

Hanover 4 2 0

2302

$199,900

$199,900 ASSIST

$199,900 Hanover

16 SOLD RF No Southern 2623 Seven Seven 3 3 0 CTRYHO01

20907501 DET Valleys Rd Valleys 1544 $169,900 $165,000 $165,000

20906711 19 SOLD RF

DET No Southern 209 SINGER

ROAD

NEW

FREEDOM 3 1 0

1726

$184,900

$180,000 PATRTS

$180,000 NEW FREEDOM

20908537 18 SOLD RF

DET No Spring

Grove

423 N

Biesecker Road

Thomasville 4 1 1

1512

$169,900

$166,000 MORGAN

$166,000

20903254 15 SOLD RF

DET No West York

2325

Cottonwood

Road

York 3 2 0

1993

$159,900

$150,000 PRUYOST1

$150,000 Shiloh

20907111 15 SOLD RF

DET No West York 2440 Cedar

Road York 3 1 1

1898

$154,900

$154,900 HLPUSL

$154,900 Shiloh

20910492 18 SOLD RF

DET No West York 865 Old

Taxville Road York 3 1 1

1776

$159,900

$157,000 SELPRO

$157,000

20910186 10 SOLD RF

DET No West York 2059 Thelon

Drive York 4 2 0

2044

$169,900

$160,000 PRUYOST1

$160,000

20902229 9 SOLD RF

DET No West York

100 N

Diamond

Street

York 3 2 0

2750

$189,900

$160,000 PRUYOST1

$160,000 West York

20911248 15 SOLD RF

DET No West York 1769

Rainbow Circle York 3 2 0

2072

$174,000

$174,000 MORGAN

$174,000 Rainbow Hills

20904001 15 SOLD RF

DET No West York 1785 Church

Road York 4 2 0

1864

$174,000

$174,000 PRUYOST1

$174,000 Shiloh

20910315 25 SOLD RF

DET No West York 1904 Worth

Street York 4 2 0

1936

$174,900

$174,900 PRUYOST1

$174,900

20813039 4 SOLD RF

DET No West York 2695 Friends

Circle York 3 2 1

1760

$199,900

$199,000 SELPRO

$199,000 Penns Preserve

20908751 25 SOLD RF

DET No York

Suburban

1780 Verdan

Drive S. York 3 1 1

2311

$174,900

$170,000 LNGFST13

$170,000

Strathcona-

Hillcroft

Disclaimer

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed

Buying a foreclosure or Short Sale property

by The Pilgrim Team

Most of the focus lately has been on home sellers who are trying to avoid Foreclosure but it also really helps to work with an agent who has experience when you're buying a foreclosure or Short Sale. The process is different and there are some extra steps along the way to a successful transaction.

Even though Pilgrim Team specializes in helping people avoid foreclosure we are also very experienced in helping buyers get a great deal when buying a foreclosure or short sale. The Pilgrim Team has experience in the whole process  from start to finish, whether it's buying or selling. If you're looking to get a great deal on your next home, or maybe just looking to make a good Real Estate Investment call us and we can help.

Haines Acres York PA Real Estate

by The Pilgrim Team

Below are the current Homes for sale in york pa that have either been sold, pending or are currently active in the Haines Acres Neighborhod. The date range begins May 1st thru November 19, 2009. The statistics have gome from the Realtors Assocaiation of York and Adams Counties.

 

Current Market Analysis  

StatusClassTypeAreaNo. of ListingsDollar VolumeAverage PriceMedian PriceAverage DOM
                 
                 
Active Listings 10 $2,274,050 $227,405 $184,900 81
Listings Under Contract 7 $1,070,612 $152,945 $165,512 78
Listings Sold 2009 20 $4,056,900 $202,845 $188,450 87
                 
ACTIVE                
  RESIDENTIAL/FARMS              
    Detached            
      York Suburban 8 $1,785,150 $223,144 $178,075 74
Sub Total 8 $1,785,150 $223,144 $178,075 74
ACTIVE-PENDING-TAKE BCKPS                
  RESIDENTIAL/FARMS              
    Detached            
      York Suburban 1 $189,900 $189,900 $189,900 146
Sub Total 1 $189,900 $189,900 $189,900 146
HOLD-DON'T SHOW                
  RESIDENTIAL/FARMS              
    Detached            
      York Suburban 1 $299,000 $299,000 $299,000 71
Sub Total 1 $299,000 $299,000 $299,000 71
SOLD                
  RESIDENTIAL/FARMS              
    Detached            
      York Suburban 20 $4,056,900 $202,845 $188,450 87
Sub Total 20 $4,056,900 $202,845 $188,450 87
PENDING (UNDER CONTRACT)                
  RESIDENTIAL/FARMS              
    Detached            
      York Suburban 7 $1,070,612 $152,945 $165,512 78
Sub Total 7 $1,070,612 $152,945 $165,512 78

Help Others Have a Merry Christmas!

by Twenty Lou
44 days and counting! Are you ready for all the holiday shopping? Please don't forget the Toys for Tots Program this year when you are looking over you list. At Professional Realty Associates located at 3921 East Market Street, Pilgrim Team has a drop off box to collect any new toys you would like to donate to less fortunate children. This is a very worthwhile project and I know it would make your heart feel warm, and it would especially warm the hearts of all the youngsters who receive these gifts on Christmas morning! You can visit the Pilgrim Team website at http://www.pilgrimteam.com/ for more information. Have a happy holiday season!

Thank a Veteran Today!

by JoAnn

 

Honor those who fought for us and those who served our country!                                                  
Take the time to "Thank a vet" for their patriotic sacrifice for country.          
So remember each time you see someone who has served our country. When you see one just lean over and say Thank You.                                      
That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Shorts Sales In York PA

by The Pilgrim Team

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of year again, and even I'm planning some travel and setting my affairs in order for the next few months. I hope you and your family are happy and healthy headed into the end of the year, and I look forward to catching up soon.

But I'm finding this time of year is also proving difficult for a lot of people in our community who are upside-down on their Home Loans in Useful Information about York PA and surrunding area's and don’t know what to do. I'm seeing it often lately, and in these cases I'm also finding a lack of good information.

This is why I became a Certified Distressed Property Expert. I want to make sure the people of our community have the right facts to make the right decision for their individual situations. And to help, I made this website dedicated to the issues affecting distressed homeowners, and the solutions available to them:

 

http://yorkshortsales.com/

 

Download my free report on the myths concerning short sales. Because in reality, a Short Sale could be the best solution for a homeowner in trouble. Use this report to gain insight on your situation, or to help someone you know. Don't let your path to a stable financial future get derailed by a myth.

 

Feel free to contact me to learn more about this or just to talk ... either way it would be great to hear from you.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Jerry Pilgrim

Professional Realty Associates

Pilgrim Team

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