Kreiser New Homes Blog

Kreiser Construction builds Quality, Affordable, On-Time New Homes in Lebanon County. Through our blog we hope to educate, encourage and motivate you as you search for a new home, purchase a new home and pay off your new home mortgage. In addition, we'll let you know of happenings in and around Lebanon County.
Jan
17

Tips: First Time Home Buyer

Tips: First Time Home Buyer
Are you a First Time Home Buyer? If you are, I highly encourage you to take a look at this list of tips for the First Time Home Buyer. The list provides you with 32 Helpful Tips.  You don't want to make mistakes buying your first home.  Some of the mistakes you can make can take a toll on you both financially and relationally. Why put both of these at risk? The original article from Home...
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Nov
22

Making Your House Shine for Resale

Making Your House Shine for Resale
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When selling our home we want to get the most money we can from the sale.  I was reading Barbara Ballinger's blog on cleaning, decluttering and discarding and found it to be incredibly practical whether you selling or remaining in your present home.  Two of her tips that I wish to highlight are as follows:   TIP 1 - Purge basements, attics, and garages. TIP 2 - Empty closets   ...
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Oct
07

40+ Tips to Help You Survive Your Next Move

40+ Tips to Help You Survive Your Next Move
My family of 5 at the time last moved over 12 years ago. I'm not a fan of moving ... I don't like chaos.... I don't like disorganization ... I don't like stress ... all of which appear in this stage but they are inevitable when you are ready to embark on different life stage whether that be downsizing, job change or the fact that your family is growing. How do you manage this event?  I came a...
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Jan
16

Mortgage Free Americans

Mortgage Free Americans
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Did you know that according to a recent analysis by the real estate site Zillow 29.3 percent of Americans surveyed do not have a mortgage?  When you do the math, that translates into nearly 21 million Americans who own their homes free and clear.  Imagine what the feels like. What steps are you taking to be mortgage free?  What savings tips would you share with those who are doing t...
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May
24

Can I afford a New Home?

Can I afford a New Home?
Are you still humming and hawing over whether it's a good time to purchase a new home?  According to the latest NAHB Report on the Economy , the single family housing market is improving after a slight pause in April.  What's driving this?  The affordability of housing .  In other words this is a great time to shift from renting to owning .  Keep in mind that as more homes...
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Apr
09

What's the Last Box You Should Pack?

What's the Last Box You Should Pack?
Here's a really good question I recently stubmled upon in a newspaper ad.  What's the last box you should pack when moving?  This tip will help you eliminate some moving chaos. We've all done it as we've approached moving day.  We've packed something we need.  Rather than blame your spouse for their "stupidity", take ownership of your next move by preparing.  How can you d...
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Mar
29

4 Items to Disassemble when Moving

4 Items to Disassemble when Moving
Learn how you can save time, money and damage by simply disassembling some of your furniture before moving it. A couple of weeks ago, I tried to get a large, borrowed bed into our house basement.  My first attempt left a gouge in the stairwell ceiling.  My second attempt, had me removing the door to the basement.  Finally, I realized that the best way to accomplish this task in such...
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Mar
23

5 Ways to Reduce Moving Costs

5 Ways to Reduce Moving Costs
I'm typically a person that doesn't like surprises.  I like life taking place in an orderly way. When it comes to my home finances, the same goes.  I don't like surprises.  Yes, I do understand that emergencies do take place but even in those case I like to be prepared.  When it comes to moving day, ensure that you do not get an added surprise in your wallet.  Here are 5 w...
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Mar
14

5 Things I Find Hard about Moving

5 Things I Find Hard about Moving
For 20+ years I never moved.  In fact my parents lived in the same house for 47+ years.  Moving was definitely not part of my life until the year 2000.  During that year, my family of 5 moved two times within an 8 month period.  The first move was the result of our landlord at the time selling our house and buying one across the intersection.  That move involved rolling ou...
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Jun
28

3 Steps Toward Reaching your Home Ownership Goal

3 Steps Toward Reaching your Home Ownership Goal
Can you afford to buy a new home as a first-time home buyer? As a potential First-Time Home Buyer, the idea of saving for your first home can seem like trying to bicycle of a mountain with a 60% grade . . . Impossible! In fact, a recent poll by the National Association of Home Builders emphasized this very fact: "non-owners identified saving enough money for a down payment and closing costs as the...
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Jun
22

Warning: Renting Home or Apt Not in Your Best Interest

Warning: Renting Home or Apt Not in Your Best Interest
Yet another report has coming out indicating that rental prices are going to increase.  Learn more about what the Harvard Study says about the Rental Bubble. According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report on America’s rental housing, "Rental markets are now tightening, with vacancy rates falling and rents climbing". Here are some additional highlights from the articl...
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Jun
20

4 Ways to Kill the American Dream

4 Ways to Kill the American Dream
There is a threat on the horizon.  There's "an unprecedented assault on housing that threatens to derail nearly 100 years of national policy promoting the value of home ownership" states the NAHB and "much of the public remains largely unaware of the potential catastrophe that lies ahead".  Here is a list of reasons why we face such a threat: A sharply limited availability of long-term, ...
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May
26

Should I Buy or Rent a Home in Lebanon County

Should I Buy or Rent a Home in Lebanon County

To buy a new home or rent?  That is the question.  Read on to learn what the experts are saying?  Do their findings apply to the quiet and beautiful area we call Lebanon County, PA? As I attempt to track trends in the U.S. housing industry, I have recently come across several articles pertaining to the question: should I rent or buy a home? According to CNN Money, if you live in Bos...
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May
12

3 Options for Obtaining a Home Mortgage

3 Options for Obtaining a Home Mortgage

When my wife and I purchased our first home just over 10 years ago, I thought the only place I could get a mortgage was the bank. Surprise, surprise! Read more to learn what options you have in a Home Mortgage.

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Mar
21

3 Important Facts about New Home Builder Kreiser Construction

When it comes to building a new home, timing is everything.  As I write this blog from Southern Ontario, I watch first hand the frustration that many hopeful new home owners face.  Delay after delay.  The frustration on their faces says it all, "my builder let me down."  As you consider building a new home, please do your research so you don't have to face the regrets, frustrat...
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Jan
19

8 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing a New Home Builder

8 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing a New Home Builder
Our goal is to help you build a new home with no regrets. Download our FREE Whitepaper on: 8 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing a New Home Builder Here's what you will get: 8 Must Ask Questions Learn how to get the valuable information on a home builder Tips on what you need to be aware of to avoid problems that may not yet be visible Advice on what to ask and look for when your new home is being con...
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Jan
15

4 Compelling Reasons for Buying a New Home vs Resale Home

4 Compelling Reasons for Buying a New Home vs Resale Home

Prospective new home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new.

Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy-efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving their choice.

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Oct
12

Home Ownership vs. Renting

Home Ownership vs. Renting

Several months ago I was doing some research to answer the question: "is it better to buy a new home or rent?"  The fact is that the seemingly endless run of bad housing news has discouraged some potential home buyers from considering a purchase.  Ron Lieber from the New York Times provides some additional reasons why "homeownership TRUMPS Renting."

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Aug
31

Home Building vs Land Preservation

Home Building vs Land Preservation

Yesterday we spoke about the reputation that Kreiser Construction has.  Today I want to simply communicate one professional organizations that Kreiser Construction is affiliated with.  I could start by listing Builders Associations but I want to highlight one important relationship that Patrick Kreiser has.  It's a relationship that I personally think sets him apart from other builders.  It's a relationship that I feel Patrick works hard at. 

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Aug
30

What kind of reputation does Kreiser Construction have?

What kind of reputation does Kreiser Construction have?

As a parent, we are always ensuring that our children, all four of them, select friends who encourage them, help them, build them up, and are an all round good influence.  We know that the end result will be that our kids will be solid relationally and socially--able to stand up to the negative influences around them and with that a good reputation.  Hang with the wrong crowd and you are definitely going to see negative results.

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