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There are five (5) three-year and one (1) one-year Director positions open for the 2016-2018 Orange County Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors.  Voting will begin on Monday, May 11 at 8:00 am through OCAR’s website ( and by paper ballot …


Housing market shows healthy activity with sales up

The Pennsylvania housing market saw a nearly 11 percent jump in closed sales in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to a report published by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR).

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Of the top ten housing markets of 2015, three of the metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) are in Pennsylvania. In fact, we have even claimed first place.

Nationwide Economics recently released their 2015 first quarter Nationwide’s Health of Housing Markets (HoHM) Report. Pittsburgh …

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Seventeen percent of parents with adult children ages 18-35 expect to help them buy a home in the next five years.

That’s an increase of 31 percent over the past five years, according to the survey conducted for loanDepot by GFK Custom Research North America.

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The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) will offer seven hours approved real estate CE credit on Thursday, May 7, at Temple University’s satellite campus, located in Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.

The classes coincide with the PHFA’s Commonwealth Housing Forum, which will take place on Thursday, May …

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Baby boomer housing trends that will impact the industry

With most baby boomers moving toward retirement, chances are they are going to have a significant impact on the housing industry.

Whether they are upsizing, downsizing, moving or renovating, they will be putting funds back into the real estate industry. Tom Sightings, who …

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The inventory increased by 4% in the past two weeks.

The active inventory increased by 195 homes in the past two weeks and now totals 5,624. This is the largest increase since mid-January. Now that we are pushing deeper into the Spring Market, many more homeowners are coming on the market. This is typical for …

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To be successful in today’s housing market, buyers and sellers must have a comprehensive strategy.

OC Housing Playbook: It doesn’t matter if you are a buyer or seller, success is dependent upon the right X’s and O’s.
The Orange County housing market is currently HOT and favors sellers. That does not mean that buyers will not be able to isolate a …

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Missing borough documents, audit information and expense and revenue reports dating back to 2011 are hampering efforts to determine whether Colywn should be declared “financially distressed” under PA Act 47. What has been determined is that pension liabilities, combined with more than $350,000 in unpaid …

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Pennsylvania residents are invited to give input on their transportation priorities before the commonwealth finalizes its 12-year transportation program. The 12-year program, which serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects, is updated every two years through a cooperative effort among the State Transportation Commission, …