We Specialize In These Pennsylvania Area Communities

Camp Hill - Carlisle - Dillsburg
Elizabethtown - Enola - Hershey - Hummelstown
Lemoyne - New Cumberland - Lewisberry - Perry County
Mechanicsburg - Boiling Springs - Middletown - Palmyra - Harrisburg

Have a Question? Ask & I'll Answer It With A Video


Your question has been submitted and will be answered shortly.

3 Home Improvement Projects That Buyers Will Love


To increase your odds of selling in this market, you might want to look at completing a few home improvement projects. These are the three that we recommend. 
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.


As we slowly shift to a buyer's market, it’s time to make some adjustments. For one thing, it's worth looking at some simple home improvement projects that can help ensure you sell your home quickly and at a top price. The thing is, when it comes to selling your home, not all home improvements are created equal. That's why I've collected the three top home improvement projects that homebuyers love, according to a report by the National Association of Home Builders: 1. A laundry room. More than anything, homebuyers currently want a separate room for washing, folding, and ironing clothes so they can keep the mess out of their living space. If you have an unused basement, it makes a lot of sense to put the laundry room there because all of the utility lines will be accessible and you probably won't have to demolish anything. A new laundry room could cost as little as $1,000 and could contribute a lot more than that when you look to sell your home.
90% of buyers want energy-efficient windows in their home.
2. Exterior lighting. Exterior lighting is the most desired outdoor feature by homebuyers, appearing on the wish list of 92% of them. Your options for exterior lighting include spotlights, walkway lights, and pendant lights. Fixtures range in price between $65 to $132. Exterior lighting will present your home in the best possible light, impressing these potential buyers and increasing overall interest in your home. 

3. Energy-efficient windows. Most homebuyers today care about energy efficiency. Specifically, 90% of them want energy-efficient windows in their new home. A set of energy-efficient windows will drive down the costs for your utilities, improve comfort inside your home, and increase your home's curb appeal.

That's why, whether you are planning on staying in your home for a while or are looking to sell quickly, energy efficient windows are worth considering. In fact, that's true for all of the above projects. If you have any questions about any of these projects or what else you can do to add value to your home before selling, don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call at (717) 695-3177 or email me at info@joydaniels.com. I’d love to hear from you.

You’re Invited to Our Upcoming Seller Seminar


Our seller seminar is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss this helpful (and free) event. REGISTER HERE
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.


I’ve got some exciting news to share: You’re invited to our free upcoming seller seminar! The event will take place at the Giant Supermarket Community Center (3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill) on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Navigating today’s dramatically changing real estate market can be challenging, especially when it comes time to try to sell your home. Listing these days can lead to a lot of confusion, and that’s why my goal for this seminar is to help you overcome this. This seminar will give you the tools, resources, and information you need to make the best decisions for one of your biggest investments.
This seminar will give you the tools, resources, and information you need to make the best decisions for one of your biggest investments.
I’ll explain the necessary steps it will take to achieve your selling goals, and also shed some light on current market conditions. 

Ultimately, I want to set you on the path to success as a seller in today’s buyer’s market. 

Also, if there are any questions left unanswered at the end of the seminar, I will give you an opportunity before we wrap things up to ask me about them. 

If you have any other questions, would like more information, or are interested in attending, give my team and me a call or send us an email. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming seminar.

Are You About to Buy a Home That You Cannot Afford?


Today I have five signs that you may be looking to buy a home that you are actually unable to afford.
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.


Purchasing a home is a tumultuous process. It can be exciting and promising at times while frustrating and disappointing at others. These ups and downs can wear you out and affect your judgment. This may even result in you making a decision you will later regret. One of these poor decisions that homebuyers often make is purchasing a home that they can’t actually afford. There are five signs that will warn you if you’re about to make this mistake. 1. Creative mortgage terms. If your financing conditions look like a trail mix with multiple mortgages, interest only, adjustable rates, extended term, balloon payment, etc., it may be an indicator that you are unable to afford the home you are looking at buying. 2. Down payment assistance. There are many programs that are designed to help homebuyers with down payments and closing costs. However, although they are intended to remove the barriers to homeownership, they are not always helpful. If you are not prepared for the financial aspects of purchasing a home without assistance you may be unable to afford the home you are looking at buying. 3. You have just enough to cover the down payment. When you’ve done your due diligence and talked with a lender to help you determine a payment that can fit into your budget and there’s no wiggle room, keep in mind that homeownership goes beyond your mortgage. Besides your monthly payment, you will need to cover the costs of maintaining the home and property as well. Broken appliances and a leaky roof are unexpected expenses you need to consider.
Don’t get so caught up in the emotion of owning a home that you are blind to the reality of the situation you’re entering.
4. Borrowing from a retirement account. Many homebuyers borrow from their retirement accounts to help cover their down payments. While you may be able to do this without penalty, remember that you chose to save the funds for your future retirement. It may be a warning sign if you are dipping into your retirement savings. 

5. You have a sinking feeling. Cold feet are common since this is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, however, if you can’t shake the feeling, it can be a good indicator that you should turn back. It is not easy to admit, but you will know deep down if the home you are buying is too much, even if it means passing on the home you had your heart set on. You want to avoid making a decision that you will later regret. 

In conclusion, do not get so caught up in the emotion of owning a home that you are blind to the reality of the situation you’re entering. Ideally, your team of professionals will guide you to the best decision, however, you are still the one that has to choose what is best for you.

If you want to avoid going down a path you may later regret, be aware of these warning signs and be willing to delay the purchase of a home until you can afford it. If you are ready to buy now, though, please feel free to contact our buying specialists. We would be happy to help you.