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Sonic coming to western side of York County

by The Pilgrim Team

Sonic Drive-In has signed a deal to lease the former Lone Star Steakhouse building on Route 30 in York.  The deal is still subject to the city’s approval of Sonic's plans. 

Sonic plans to take down the former Lone Star building before building its new restaurant.

Sonic could open its York location this fall or spring.

Sonic has two other York County locations in Hanover and Red Lion.

New Development in Dover Township

by The Pilgrim Team

The PilgrimTeam is offering new Construction Homes for sale in york pa in Dover Township, York County, PA.

Starting at 169,900! Fox Run Creek Estates offers a tranquil setting, outstanding mountain views, and nice level lots.  All Homes for sale in york pa are 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths with 2 car garages.  We have over 14 different floor plans and styles to fit almost anyone’s needs.

This is going to be a really nice Neighborhood close to schools, shopping, and major highways.

For more information contact The PilgrimTeam.

Interest Rates

by The Pilgrim Team

Interest rates are currently at historic lows!

With the low prices and low interest rates now, more than ever, is the time to buy.  Forget the first time buyer 8000 Tax Credit…current buyers can save way more than 8000 over the life of their loan at today’s interest rates…

The principal and interest on a 150,000 loan right now is in the area of only 700 per month!! When it comes to buying ~vs~ renting…it’s a no brainer!

We have a high inventory of Homes for sale in york pa to choose from and low rates, the timing couldn’t be better. Feel free to use our website www.PilgrimTeam.com to search for Homes for sale in york pa.

These low rates won’t last forever so don’t wait.

Moving Insurance

by The Pilgrim Team
New homebuyers who are preparing to move into their new home will need to do their research and shop around to select a moving company they feel comfortable with. Even if you are moving cross-town or cross-country, many factors such as price, time, and of course quality will need to be considered. You want to find a reputable company who will not only give you a fair price, but also take great care of your belongings. While some moving companies may be better than others, accidents can and will happen. So should you purchase moving insurance?
 
It is important to know that most moving companies provide "valuation" not insurance. Valuation is the predetermined limit of liability on your moving contract or official inventory sheet.  This is automatically part of the contract with no extra cost. In most cases, valuation is based on weight, not actual property value.
Below is more information on valuation and what it means:
  1. Declared value: The value of your possessions is based on the total weight of the shipment multiplied by a specific amount per pound. For example, if the specific amount is $1.50 per pound, and your household goods weigh 15 000 pounds, the mover would be liable for a maximum of $22,500.
  2. Lump sum value or Assessed Value: If your household goods do not weigh much, but are valuable, you can purchase insurance for a specific amount per $1,000 of value. This must be declared in writing in your contract, inventory paperwork o bill of lading.
  3. Full value protection: This type of valuation most closely resembles actual insurance, and it includes lost, damaged or destroyed property. Just as with an insurance policy, the coverage will pay for the repair or replacement and deductible will apply.
If the worst happens and your property is lost or damaged, you should report the problem as soon as possible. Many companies have a window during which you can file a claim against the delivery - anywhere from three to nine months. Just as you do when you rent a car or lease a property, you should go over the inventory sheet quickly and get the mover to acknowledge receipt of your claim.
 
Finally, you should also check with your insurance company or agent to see if your current homeowner's policy covers all or part of a move. Additionally, you might choose to purchase a supplemental insurance, sometimes called "Goods in Transit" policy directly from your homeowner's agent. Your agent or company representative can help you find the coverage that is best for you and your family.
 
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Slow Market? You Can Still Sell!

by The Pilgrim Team

Eventhough we are still in a sluggish economy and the market is slow, the good news is that home prices are low and interest rates are the lowest in many years. But, in spite of these benefits for homebuyers, many real esate markets are still slow in several parts of the country. With a surplus of home inventory and existing home sales that are in steep competition with new home foreclosures, many homesellers are needing to know how.

So how do you get your home off the market and into contract? Below are some helpful tips to getting your home sold quickly and the price you’re looking for:

 

  1. Pick the agent who is right for your market. Find an agent that has a good track record with sales in your market range and Neighborhood. Good sales stats in your price bracket demonstrate that the realtor knows what buyers are looking for and how to move property similar to yours. A great agent can help you move your home, even in a tough market.
  2. Know your market. Understanding the ‘comps’ in your area will help you reach a realistic asking price and get a better handle on the competition. Ask your realtor to provide this information and also take opportunities to visit open houses for Homes for sale in york pa that are comparable to yours. You can learn a lot about staging, pricing and what is appealing to buyers.
  3. Keep up with repairs and maintenance. Don’t hesitate to make necessary repairs and maintenance to your home when you are ready to sell. You don’t have to undergo major remodeling or expense. Simple updates like fixing broken steps, touch up painting and keeping your lawn mowed and flower beds cleaned out will really go a long way in making your home look move-in ready.
  4. Be flexible. From having your home ready to show at a moment’s notice to your willingness to negotiate, the key to selling your home in a slow market is flexibility and responsiveness. Going the extra mile for prospective buyers can really make a difference in getting more people through the door ready to make an offer.
  5. Add value. Remember that you are competing with short sales and foreclosures, so any extra value you can add to your home can make it more attractive. Whether it’s an appliance, patio furniture or a simple cost concession, small items can add up to big pluses when prospects are evaluating the total value of your home.

In a slow market, you need to get your home noticed quickly and be willing to negotiate so that prospective buyers see a great value in your property. Don’t stop looking for ways to make your home stand apart from the competition.

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