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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

We are collecting supplies for Milagro House


Each year around this time we gather together supplies and donations to give to Milagro House, an organization in Lancaster that offers housing and education to homeless mothers and their children.  Milagro House provides a great service for people in our community during a time of difficulty, and we like to try to make their holidays just a little better.  In years past we've seen heart-warming generosity from our business partners, clients and friends – we’re truly part of an amazing community.

If you would like to help contribute, we are collecting (these are the items on their wishlist): 
·         Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
·         Garbage bags (tall kitchen and 30 gallon)
·         Household cleaners
·         Paper towels
·         Toilet paper
·         Antibacterial Hand Soap
·         Bleach / Dish Soap
·         Feminine Products
·         Check made out to Milagro House

(If you aren't familiar with Milagro House, follow this link and check them out.)

If you stop by before or after business hours we’ll have a basket on our porch.  We don’t recommend leaving checks.  If you have any questions or want to participate in another way, give us a call.  717-431-9299.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Our Realtor Summit Training Lunch n' Learn has moved to November 20th

Our last Realtor Summit Training of 2012 is going to be held on November 20th, at noon:

Lancaster County Real Estate Agents, please join us for a Realtor Summit Training Lunch n' Learn. The event is free and lunch is provided, we just ask that you register ahead of time to help us plan. 

www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our upcoming Reverse Mortgage Seminar has changed to November 14th

Our upcoming Reverse Mortgage Seminar has changed to November 14th:


Today, there are more financial options for retired individuals and couples than ever before.  Whether you're looking to pay off bills, your current mortgage, or add additional income to further enjoy your retirement, a Reverse Mortgage may be the answer for you.  If you are 62 years of age or older and have equity in your home, a reverse mortgage may be available to you.

These topics, plus so much more will be discussed:
* Eliminating your current mortgage/debt payment
* Making no payment during your lifetime
* Staying in your home as long as you live
* Your heirs WILL inherit the home
* NO income/credit requirements to qualify

Come enjoy a Complimentary Lunch and get the facts - maybe you can retire!  There is no obligation and no product will be offered.  

Sign up at: www.ReverseMortgageMan.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wealth Building Seminar for Everyone


Want to get out of debt, payoff your mortgage fast and improve your financial health and wealth? Join us for our free seminar on Wed the 26th at 6:30PM at the Penn State Lancaster/Farm Home Center.

Click on the link for location and more info... http://www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html

Please share this with your friends!

Friday, September 14, 2012

9/14/2012 Rates Tumble and What's Better Than FHA?


The Fed moved to keep rates low into 2015, looking to create more jobs and help the housing industry.  With rates remaining low, and low down payment mortgage products available, home ownership is very achievable.  For instance, Fairway Independent Mortgage has access to a conventional mortgage product that only requires a 3% down payment.  Not every mortgage lender has access to this loan product, which in a lot of cases, is better than an FHA loan for most people. Only 3% down payment, lower PMI payments and 3% seller concession options are among a few of its features.
Seminar link: http://www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Home Buying Tips - 7 Steps to Home Ownership


Home Buying Tips - 7 Steps to Home Ownership, from your pre-purchase mortgage consultation to finding the right Realtor, making an offer, seller concessions, mortgage approval and settlement. Learn how to buy a home with confidence that you're taking the right steps.

Friday, August 31, 2012

8/31/2012 What are Points?


"What are Points?"  A question we get frequently.  We're putting together a resource for commonly asked questions, in short videos, and 'What are Points' is the first subject.  Click here to watch 'What are Points?'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Purple Heart recipient receives mortgage free home...

FAIRWAY helps Purple Heart recipient to a mortgage free home. Read more, click on FAIRWAY Helps.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Fairway Independent Mortgage Helps Fund Fort Worth Home Donated to Wounded Afghanistan War Veteran

Fairway Independent Mortgage Helps Fund Fort Worth Home Donated to Wounded Afghanistan War Veteran

FAIRWAY has pledged monthly donations to be able to support a home a month for a year and my guess is, it will continue on even longer.  I am really proud to be able to say that our local branch in PA, the people you put your trust in to help with your home financing, supports this cause every single month and we have 100% employee participation.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Realtor Summit Training Lunch and Learn July 25th

Lancaster area real estate agents are invited to join us for our monthly Realtor Summit Training Lunch and Learn July 25th.

To register, please click here.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Get the Truth About Reverse Mortgages July 11th at 11:30am

Today, there are more financial options for retired individuals and couples than ever before.  Whether you're looking to pay off bills, your current mortgage, or add additional income to further enjoy your retirement, a Reverse Mortgage may be the answer for you.  If you are 62 years of age or older and have equity in your home, a reverse mortgage may be available to you.

These topics, plus so much more will be discussed:
* Eliminating your current mortgage/debt payment
* Making no payment during your lifetime
* Staying in your home as long as you live
* Your heirs WILL inherit the home
* NO income/credit requirements to qualify

Come enjoy a Complimentary Lunch and get the facts - maybe you can retire!  There is no obligation and no product will be offered.  

July 11th, 11:30am


Monday, June 18, 2012

Ken Pederson quoted in the local news

5 years of home sales show big skid in value
..."Ken Pederson, branch manager of the Lancaster office of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., said the price declines over the five-year period from 2005-06 to 2010-11 are consistent with what appraisers told him.

"We're not Florida, California, Nevada or Arizona," with prices falling through the floor, he said.

"That bodes well for the staying power" of the local market," Pederson said"...

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/670905_5-years-of-home-sales-show-big-skid-in-value.html#ixzz1yB660Vv3

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Facebook contest


If you follow us on Facebook, you already know that we do fun trivia give-aways and games periodically, and this week we've decided to ramp it up, "1st Friday style."

What you could win:
  • 2 tickets to Miss Saigon at the Fulton Opera House, Friday, July 6th
  • or, Gift certificate to Rachel's Crepery
  • or, Gift certificate to the Goodie Shoppe
  • or, Gift certificate to Carmen & David's Creamery
  • or, Gift certificate to the Prince Street Cafe (We have prizes for out-of-towners, too)
How to enter:

Anyone who "Likes" us on Facebook

AND

posts a comment
or writes us a recommendation at
www.facebook.com/Fairwaypa

between June 1st and June 22nd
will have their name thrown in the pot. 

It's that easy. 

Help spread the word!  We want your friendship, and we want to help out our local community by helping people experience Lancaster city's First Friday - it's a perfect match.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Learn the Truth about Reverse Mortgages June 6


June 6, 2012 11:30am - 1:00 pm

Dennis Cronin, our Reverse Mortgage Specialist, will be teaching another class Wednesday, June 6th, to clear up myths and misconceptions surrounding Reverse Mortgages.  Reverse Mortgages aren't for everyone, but for those they help, they can be a tremendous tool.

We invite you to join us to learn the facts.

Seating is limited, so please register ahead of time at:

http://www.fairwaypa.com/reverse

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Volunteer and Join the Fun...

On Saturday morning, April 14th, we are having one of our Highway Cleanups.  If you are interested in helping us, join us at 9:45AM on Route 30.  Call Cheyenne on Friday at 717-431-9299 for locations.  We'll be between Rohrerstown Road and Centerville Road, cleaning up a section.  Please, if you do join us, be careful, dress appropriately and exit your car on the passenger side.  We'll have trash bags and grabbers and safety vests... 9:45 to 11:30-12.  Or for as long as you can stay... the more the merrier!   Help us to help Lancaster Beautiful!!

Realtor Training!

Our next Realtor Summit Training Class is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th at the LCAR office.  Realtors can register here... Realtor Training  12PM to 1PM and lunch is included at No Cost.


All about sales, marketing, motivation, handouts, give-aways and much more...  fun, informative and motivational!  Come on out!


Realtor Summit Training. 

FHA Home Loan Costs Go Up

FHA Mortgage insurance rates have just been raised by FHA.  The up front premium and the monthly mortgage insurance fee have both been raised, making FHA slightly more expensive now.  On a $160,000 home, the changes equal about $20/month extra.  Not too much, but a little.  FHA is still one of the most popular loan programs on the market for several reasons.
1. Low down payment of only 3.5%
2. Low interest rates
3. Flexible credit guidelines
4. Seller can up to 6% of the sales price towards buyers closing costs
5. Gift money for the down payment is allowable
6. Parents, close relatives can help with qualifying
7. Can use FHA to purchase 1, 2, 3 and 4 unit properties
FHA for home buyers... a very good mortgage program with some very strong features.  For more information on this, call us at 717-431-9299.

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VA Mortgages

Home Mortgages for Veterans in Lancaster County and surrounding areas just became easier and less expensive.  Two full days of training on how to best serve Home-Buyers that are Veterans has helped our branch to better understand the wants/needs of this group of people.  The VA mortgage is one of the best mortgage products on the market, yet many lenders can't/don't want to do them for many reasons.  Not FAIRWAY PA, we enjoy helping those that have served our Country.  Reduced fees and a streamlined process make it easier for Veterans at FAIRWAY PA to buy a home.  Call us at 717-431-9299.

Pick Up PA Highway Cleanup this Saturday

April 14 - Highway Pickup along Rte 30
Each year, the Lancaster FAIRWAY Independent Mortgage team picks up litter along Hwy 30, between Rohrerstown Rd. and Centerville Rd, as a contribution to our community and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. This year, we're also going to be joined by a couple of real estate agents from our area!  Thanks for the help, guys!  If you're looking for a way to help your community and want to join us, we'd love the help! Ask for Cheyenne at 717-431-9299 x102.

April 19 - Realtor Summit Training at LCAR
This lunch n' learn series is for real estate agents looking to improve their professional knowledge. Our Realtor Summits have been met with great enthusiasm, so if you are an agent and haven't attended one yet, come along and check it out. If you're an agent who has attended, welcome back!  You can register online at  http://www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html

April 29 - Race Against Racism
FAIRWAY Lancaster will be walking/running in the YWCA's Lancaster Race Against Racism.  There is more room on our team if you want to join us!  You can register online at https://www.raceit.com//register/?event=8425 
Find FAIRWAY, and the password to join us is 'care.'  The prices to enter go up April 15, so don't delay!

May 2 - The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
Our very own Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Dennis Cronin, is teaching a small 'lunch and learn' at the Apple Tree on Centerville Rd. Reverse Mortgages aren't right for everybody, and there is a lot of fear, and even misinformation out there on the subject. This class is aimed at senior home owners who want to learn the facts. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is necessary. Register online at http://www.fairwaypa.com/reverse/ or by calling Dennis at 717-431-9299 x107.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We have some great events coming up!

FAIRWAY is busy this spring, bringing good stuff to our neighborhood and community!

April 11 - The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
Our very own Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Dennis Cronin, is teaching a small 'lunch and learn' at the Apple Tree on Centerville Rd. Reverse Mortgages aren't right for everybody, and there is a lot of fear, and even misinformation out there on the subject. This class is aimed at senior home owners who want to learn the facts. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is necessary. Register online at http://www.fairwaypa.com/reverse/ or by calling Dennis at 717-431-9299 x107.

April 14 - Highway Pickup along Rte 30
Each year, the Lancaster FAIRWAY Independent Mortgage team picks up litter along Hwy 30, between Rohrerstown Rd. and Centerville Rd, as a contribution to our community and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. This year, with the winds we've been having, it looks like we have a little work cut out for us! If you're looking for a way to help your community and want to join us, we'd love the help! Ask for Cheyenne at 717-431-9299 x102.

April 19 - Realtor Summit Training at LCAR
This lunch n' learn series is for real estate agents looking to improve their professional knowledge. Our Realtor Summits have been met with great enthusiasm, so if you are an agent and haven't attended one yet, come along and check it out. You can register online at http://www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html

April 29 - Race Against Racism
FAIRWAY Lancaster will be walking/running in the YWCA's Lancaster Race Against Racism.  There is more room on our team if you want to join us!  You can register online at https://www.raceit.com//register/?event=8425  Find FAIRWAY, and the password to join us is care.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lowering PMI Costs

For those of you with high credit scores and may be using a conventional mortgage, your home financing is going to become less expensive. One of our favorite PMI companies is lowering their PMI costs for high credit score borrowers. To qualify, your middle credit score must be 760 or higher at time of application. This cost change is effective in Mid-March and applicable to all new applications for conventional mortgages.

FHA costs are rising... effective 4/1/2012

For Home buyers... If you are financing a home with an FHA mortgage, the costs on the FHA mortgage insurances are going up, for all applications taken after April 1st. This is across the US, ALL FHA loans. The financed premium is going from 1% to 1.75% and that gets added to your mortgage. And, the monthly premium is being increased by an additional .10 basis points. What’s this mean? On a $160,000 home purchase, the monthly payment is going up about $20/month, even if interest rates stay the same. To avoid this increase, you must have your home under contract and make application (or have your FHA case number pulled) before April 1st, 2012. Call us if you have any questions on this or want to discuss in more detail on how this might affect you. 431-9299.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FAIRWAY Financial Series - Reverse Mortgages


Next week, Tuesday February 21st, from 11:30am to 1PM at the Apple Tree Restaurant on the corner of Columbia Avenue and S. Centerville Road, we’re hosting a FAIRWAY Financial Series lunch on the myths and truths of Reverse Mortgages.  (RMs).  Lunch is on us!

Across the country, increasing numbers of low, middle and upper income families are using RMs for financial health and to enjoy their senior years in better comfort.   RMs are not for everyone.  However, they can be a very useful financial tool for many senior home-owners, and, RMs can now be used to purchase a home, too. 

*What is a Reverse Mortgage and how does it work?
*Can seniors really enjoy their home and not have to make a mortgage payment?
*Who owns the house?
*Can you refinance an existing mortgage and extinguish the payment?
*Can a Reverse Mortgage get “upside-down?”
*How can a Reverse Mortgage make payments to the home owner on a monthly basis and/or provide funds for repairs?

Come learn the ins and outs, the truths and the myths about this fast growing financial too, and get a free lunch while you are at it.  And, if you aren't a senior... pass this on to your parents or grandparents or someone who might be interested.  Space is limited, so register now at http://myfairwayhome.com/events/1184 or call 717-431-9299.

This seminar is being presented by Dennis Cronin, our in-house Reverse Mortgage Specialist. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Truth About Reverse Mortgages February 21st

Today, there are more financial options for retired individuals and couples than ever before. Whether you're looking to pay off bills, your current mortgage, or add additional income to further enjoy your retirement, a Reverse Mortgage may be the answer. If you are 62 years of age or older and have equity in your home, a reverse mortgage may be available to you. Come learn more.

February 21st 11:30am - 1pm
Apple Tree Family Restaurant

These topics, plus so much more will be discussed:
* Making no payment during your lifetime.
* Staying in your home as long as you live.
* Your heirs WILL inherit the home.
* NO income/credit requirements to qualify.

 Enjoy a Complimentary Lunch and get the facts! There is no obligation and no product will be offered. 

Seating is extremely limited; therefore, this presentation is for first time adult attendees only.

  Register here

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Are you searching for a mortgage or refinance?

Mortgages in PA, Mortgages in Lancaster and Home Loans in Lancaster...

We offer them all and we're easy to find.  Click on Mortgages in PA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Realtors - Continuing Education Class on Reverse Mortgages

Are you up to speed on Reverse Mortgages?  How about Reverse Purchases?  Our very own Dennis Cronin is teaching a continuing education class February 8, 2012 at LCAR - you won't want to miss it.

http://www.lcaronline.com/event_pop.html?eventid=202

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Realtors - looking for that one little thing that'll push you into success?

Ken Pederson of FAIRWAY Independent Mortgage in Lancaster, PA, invites you to attend our upcoming Realtor Summit Training at LCAR (Lancaster County Association of Realtors) next Tuesday. It isn't just one little thing you do that's going to push you over the top to success. It's a combination. How does your combination look? Are you maximizing your potential? That's going to be our focus next Tuesday. Register for a seat at www.fairwaypa.com/resignup.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Realtor Summit Training next Tuesday!


Realtors - You won't want to miss this one

January 24, 2012
Noon - 1pm
Lunch provided
www.fairwaypa.com
Realtor Summit Training Events sponsored by FAIRWAY Independent Mortgage in Lancaster, PA. Sign up here.