Chris Rader VP & Sales Manager BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Chris Rader VP & Sales Manager BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors Chris is the VP & Sales Manager of the Allentown office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors
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I hate seeing all of the negative stereotypes about millennials (all 3 of my kids are older millennials), so I was happy...
02/01/2018
Study Shows 'Millennials Deserve More Credit'

I hate seeing all of the negative stereotypes about millennials (all 3 of my kids are older millennials), so I was happy to see this positive post about millennials, home ownership & savings. Check it out. :)

When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation. Whether it’s the assumption that millennials are irresponsible with money and would rather buy avocado toast than save for a down payment, or that mi...

Are you a landlord in PA?  You definitely want to read this article about a recent decision of the Superior Court's deci...
01/29/2018
Superior Court weighs in on landlord’s charging last month’s rent in advance

Are you a landlord in PA? You definitely want to read this article about a recent decision of the Superior Court's decision regarding security deposits & last month's rent charges to a tenant. If you are a landlord, it's so important to follow & stay up-to-date on the Landlord & Tenant Act.

In a recently published opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in the case E.S. Management v. Yingkai Gao, et al. that a residential landlord violated Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act by requiring tenants to pay a security deposit equivalent to two months’ rent and advance payment ...

You've probably been seeing this for at least the last year, but it's still true.  Now is the time to sell your home!!! ...
01/26/2018
If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!

You've probably been seeing this for at least the last year, but it's still true. Now is the time to sell your home!!! We have a ton of buyers out there looking to buy & not enough homes for sale. This is helping to keep prices up for sellers. Contact me anytime if you have any questions. I'd be very happy to help you - 484-358-5845

Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!

The new 2018 Cost vs. Value report is out!  If you live in the Lehigh Valley area & are interested in seeing what projec...
01/24/2018
Cost vs. Value 2018 | Allentown, Pennsylvania

The new 2018 Cost vs. Value report is out! If you live in the Lehigh Valley area & are interested in seeing what projects give you the best return on your investment when you go to sell your home, definitely check this report out. If you are thinking about selling in the near future, please don't hesitate to contact me to give you my professional opinion. 484-358-5845

Remodeling provides the indispensable business tools, product information, design ideas, cost-estimating tools, and management advice that enable full-service remodeling businesses to thrive.

Check out the predictions for this year regarding interest rates, home prices & hopefully more homes for sale!  The ABE ...
01/23/2018
Inventory levels expected to rise in 2018

Check out the predictions for this year regarding interest rates, home prices & hopefully more homes for sale! The ABE area made the top 100 metros in PA regarding price gains.

Inventory levels are expected to see the first increase in two years by fall, according to realtor.com's® 2018 housing forecast.

Have you ever had your home tested for Radon?  Now is a great time to have it tested, since you need the windows & doors...
01/11/2018
Now is the time to test for dangerous levels of radon

Have you ever had your home tested for Radon? Now is a great time to have it tested, since you need the windows & doors to be closed to get accurate readings. Here's an article explaining more about Radon & it's dangers. They also have a link to companies who can test it for you. I'd be happy to give you names if you are local to the Lehigh Valley.

This month, the Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging everyone to test their homes, schools and businesses for dangerous levels of radon.

Average days on market before a home sold in 2017, hit all time lows!  There is definitely buyer demand out there & stil...
01/04/2018
Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017

Average days on market before a home sold in 2017, hit all time lows! There is definitely buyer demand out there & still a lack of inventory for sale. If you are thinking about selling, now is a great time!

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017.

01/02/2018
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We have some really great company sponsored events for our agents & leaders. Here's our president , Joan Docktor, talking about the importance of social media & Crystal Washington, the speaker. It was a great event. If you are a Realtor, you may want to check it out.

Great news on some of the deductions that NAR fought for on behalf of all of us who own real estate, as well as for Real...
12/21/2017
Tax reform bill passes with some changes

Great news on some of the deductions that NAR fought for on behalf of all of us who own real estate, as well as for Realtors as independent contractors! Nothing is perfect, but I see these as big wins to homeowners & Realtors.

“We saw record numbers of Pennsylvania Realtors® responding to NAR’s Call-for-Action on the tax reform issue,” said PAR President Kathy McQuilkin.

Here is GLVR's Winter eMagazine with lots of tips  for Winter, whether you are selling, buying or staying put.
12/20/2017
GLVR eMagazine Winter 2017

Here is GLVR's Winter eMagazine with lots of tips for Winter, whether you are selling, buying or staying put.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: GLVR eMagazine Winter 2017, Author: GLVR Marketing, Name: GLVR eMagazi...

We had an absolutely amazing office holiday party today at the Carriage House! Lots of joking around, awesome food and h...
12/08/2017
2017 Allentown Office Holiday Party

We had an absolutely amazing office holiday party today at the Carriage House! Lots of joking around, awesome food and holiday cheer. Thanks to our amazing Social Committee for putting it together! I am so blessed to work with so many awesome people! Check out the video.

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12/07/2017
Experience Downtown Allentown

The city of Allentown has changed so much in recent years for the better. It's like a totally new city. Check out this video to learn a little more about it.

Scams continue to abound on Craig's List in regards to scammers high-jacking Realtor listings that are for sale & then p...
11/19/2017
GLVR eMag Fall 2017

Scams continue to abound on Craig's List in regards to scammers high-jacking Realtor listings that are for sale & then placing them for rent in hopes of getting would be potential tenants to send them money. Please read the attached article before you consider renting a property that is listed on Craig's List. They are not all scams by any means, but it's in your best interest to be aware. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 610-398-9888.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: GLVR eMag Fall 2017, Author: GLVR Marketing, Name: GLVR eMag Fall 2017,…

Thinking of doing some home renovations or remodels?  Here are a few that can either hurt or help you when you go to re-...
11/19/2017
Home Renovations That Can Hurt (and Help) Property Value

Thinking of doing some home renovations or remodels? Here are a few that can either hurt or help you when you go to re-sell your home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

The best remodels will increase both quality of life and listing price, so take care to invest in projects that will net the biggest returns.

We, homeowner's, Realtors & tax payers, definitely don't want to see this get through the Senate.  It will have a devast...
11/17/2017
Realtors®: proposed tax reform will hurt homeowners and lower home values | PARJustListed.com

We, homeowner's, Realtors & tax payers, definitely don't want to see this get through the Senate. It will have a devastating effect on the middle class with higher taxes, decreasing property values, etc. Realtors, when you receive the Call to Action today from NAR, please respond to let your representatives know that they need to do some more work on this & not let it pass as is.

Sixty Realtors® from across the country representing the National Association of Realtors® met with key U.S. representatives this week to urge members to oppose the proposed federal tax reform bills. The bills will hurt homebuyers and homeowners, eroding incentives to buy and lowering home values an...

Applying for a mortgage doesn't need to be a scary process!  Contact our Trident Mortgage Loan Officer Barb Harkins for ...
10/31/2017
Don't Let Fear Stop You from Applying for a Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage doesn't need to be a scary process! Contact our Trident Mortgage Loan Officer Barb Harkins for a mortgage quote or if you know you have some credit issues, she can help you repair your credit so you can move towards buying your new home - Barb - 484-347-8555

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.

When you vote on Nov. 2nd, I ask you to consider supporting the ballot referendum regarding taxes.  Ultimately, the refe...
10/23/2017
PAR encourages voters to support ballot referendum in November

When you vote on Nov. 2nd, I ask you to consider supporting the ballot referendum regarding taxes. Ultimately, the referendum would allow local taxing authorities to approve eliminating property taxes on all owner-occupied residences and replacing with alternative taxes. Thus making us all pay taxes, not just home owner's. I feel it will also help out our senior citizen home owners who have paid school taxes for as long as they've owned their home.

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® will be conducting a campaign to encourage a “yes” vote on a statewide referendum on the general election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

To all of my Realtor friends, please take action today to protect middle class homeowners from some of the changes congr...
10/20/2017
Reform our tax code & protect middle class homeowners

To all of my Realtor friends, please take action today to protect middle class homeowners from some of the changes congress is looking to make to tax incentives. Click on the link in the article to voice your opinion to your congressman as a member of the Realtor Party.

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction.

Did you know that home owner's that sell their own homes (FSBO) without the assistance of a professional Realtor, typica...
10/19/2017
Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!

Did you know that home owner's that sell their own homes (FSBO) without the assistance of a professional Realtor, typically end up netting less than they would have, if they would have hired & paid for the services of a professional?

There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:

We hear a lot about generation Y or Millenials (19 - 35 year olds), but generation Z (18 - 24 year olds) is on the move....
10/19/2017
Generation Z: Your next homebuyers

We hear a lot about generation Y or Millenials (19 - 35 year olds), but generation Z (18 - 24 year olds) is on the move. 87% of them are hoping to buy a home in the next 5 years. How about you?

Eighty-seven percent of Generation Z plan to buy in the next 5 years.

Are you interested in which remodeling projects will bring you the best return on your investment when it's time to sell...
10/13/2017
Remodeling projects bring homeowners value and joy

Are you interested in which remodeling projects will bring you the best return on your investment when it's time to sell your home? Check out the attached article & NAR's 2017 Remodeling Impact Report.

Seventy-five percent of homeowners reported they have a greater desire to be in their home after a remodeling project.

Thinking about buying a home?  Here are some great tips regarding the mortgage process & what you need to know.  Feel fr...
10/08/2017
The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thinking about buying a home? Here are some great tips regarding the mortgage process & what you need to know. Feel free to contact our in-house lender Barb Harkins at 484-347-8555. If you aren't sure whether you would qualify for a mortgage right now, based on your credit history, she can help you with that too!

Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] 0shares 0 0 0 0 0 Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t hav...

Thanks to lower mortgage rates & higher home values, consumers feel favorable about purchasing real estate.  Check out t...
10/05/2017
Thanks to lower mortgage rates, higher home values, consumers feel favorable about real estate

Thanks to lower mortgage rates & higher home values, consumers feel favorable about purchasing real estate. Check out the CEO of BHHS's comments about what he's seeing.

According to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey, 72 percent of homowners feel favorable toward the real estate market, 51 percent said thanks to mortgage rates and 44 percent said they were feeling optimistic thanks to their potentially rising home value.

Very good article about what is reasonable & not reasonable for a buyer to request of a seller when it comes to home rep...
09/24/2017
5 rules of engagement for requesting repairs from sellers

Very good article about what is reasonable & not reasonable for a buyer to request of a seller when it comes to home repairs. It's all about setting expectations on both sides of the transaction.

As we see shifts from a seller’s market, requests for repairs are reappearing. Here are 5 rules for making requests for repairs to help you close the deal.

According to this article, PA residents are less likely to be a victim of burglary than other states.  Apartment dweller...
09/18/2017
Burglary statistics: What you and your clients should know

According to this article, PA residents are less likely to be a victim of burglary than other states. Apartment dwellers are more likely than homeowner's to be burglarized.Read on for some interesting stats.

Across the U.S., there is a burglary every 20 seconds, and the majority take place during the day.

Very good advice when you are looking for your home.  You should make a list of the "must haves", "should haves" & then ...
09/12/2017
Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

Very good advice when you are looking for your home. You should make a list of the "must haves", "should haves" & then your "wish list items". It will make your search so much more stress free & fun!

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.

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5036 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA
18106

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(610) 398-9888

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