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COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES • $389,900

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YOUR OWN MINI ESTATE. Renovations Complete – Brick Farmhouse, Bank Barn, working green house w/heated beds, small pond, 4.75 Acres, 4400 sq ft including 4-5 BRs, 3.5 baths, new granite kitchen & appliances, fabulous 2nd floor library, modern bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, recent roof, zoned heat, new central air. This is a gem. FL10047589

QUALITY BUILT & IT SHOWS - 3-CAR GARAGE TOO! Stone Cape Cod on almost half acre lot, 3,500 Sq ft finished with 9' ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/large island & walk-in pantry, sunken family room w/gas fireplace, tilt windows, lovely sun room with cathedral ceiling, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, LR, DR, full bsmt (plumbed for full bath), maintfree deck & fenced back yard. FL10127106

CLASSIC BRICK BEAUTY. Picture Perfect inside and outside... 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, sunken sun room addition, family room w/gas fireplace, granite kitchen w/large island, hardwood & tile floors, nice den/home office, full bsmt, stampcrete patio & private back yard (fenced) with in-ground heated saltwater pool...sweet! WA10104942

BUILDER’S HOME • 3 ACRES • $565,000

FARM FOR SALE • $1,500,000

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL • $225,000

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YOUR OWN MINI ESTATE. Renovations Complete – Brick Farmhouse, Bank Barn, working green house w/heated beds, small pond, 4.75 Acres, 4400 sq ft including 4-5 BRs, 3.5 baths, new granite kitchen & appliances, fabulous 2nd floor library, modern bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, recent roof, zoned heat, new central air. This is a gem. FL10047589

WEST OF TOWN • 40 ACRES • $359,900

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ZONED RO – MANY POSSIBLE USES. Live/Work Opportunity in this well kept all brick property, just a quick walk to downtown, 2,928 sq ft + full attic & basement, 10' ceilings, numerous fireplaces, newer roof and furnace, central air, 200 AMP electric service, wood floors, parking lot for approx 8 vehicles, formerly used as church. Call Shirley for details. WA10070232

MAUGANSVILLE AREA • $185,000 USDA 100% Financing Available

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ESCAPE TO PEACE & QUIET, newer rancher style home on 40 acres (most wooded), 3 BRS, 2 full baths, freshly painted throughout, oak kitchen w/all appliances, full walk-out basement for expanding (plumbed for bath), deck & patio. Triple garage/workshop for the hobbyist. Just 5 min to river & I-70...sweet! WA10012995

NEAT & TIDY RANCHER - Modern kitchen with appls, modern bathroom, 3 bdrms, sunny living room with bay window, doublepane windows, new heat pump 2015 + EBB heat, full bsmt w/nice family room, large laundry/utility room & storage room. Fenced back yard & shed, all set on 3/4 acre lot. No-thru traffic. WA10129006

SMITHSBURG • $124,500

SOUTH POINTE • $167,500

WEST OF TOWN • $119,900

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COZY BUNGALOW Needs some cosmetic updates...3 BR, 1.5 baths (updated), newer kitchen cabinets, new electric box, new central air 2004, hardwood floors, wrap around porch, full basement, comes with extra building lot that has it's own separate well and septic in place! Close to Conococheague Creek...sweet! WA10085740

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TASTEFUL TOWNHOUSE WITH SUN ROOM ADDITION. All brick with open floor plan, 2 bdrms, 2 full baths, oak kitchen with cabinets galore, lovely sun room addition with corner fireplace, clean electric heat, garage, patio & shed. Low HOA and county taxes only! Nothing to do but move in this one...don't delay. Call Shirley. WA10077467

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SMALL TOWN CHARM. Adorable & Affordable – Eat-in kitchen w/granite countertops, all appliances including washer/dryer, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, alley in back with garage & extra parking...little lawn to worry about. Just a quick walk to County Park...your own playground! Blue Ribbon School. Call Shirley to see. WA9994551

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POSSIBLE IN-LAW SUITE. One-Owner Home - Comfortable brick home, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, hardwood floors throughout, LR with corner fireplace, eat-in kitchen w/appls, large family room downstairs with fireplace & kitchenette, central air and efficient natural gas utilities. Plenty off-street parking from alley in rear. WA10112257

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NEAR CITY PARK • $149,900

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LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY - Large all brick rancher, hardwood floors, great room w/FP, solid wood doors, Andersen tilt windows. Finished walk-out bsmt has in-law suite with great room, hickory kitchen, bdrm, bath & garage. Part wooded lot, 3 porches, 50x60 Outbuilding ideal for the hobbyist. This is a gem! WA10128393

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Rose Greenawalt, CRS, GRI, ABR 301-393-8326 direct or 301-491-2880 cell Office 301-797-2300 or 800-448-3105 rose.greenawalt@lnf.com

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BARGAIN HUNTER’S DELIGHT!!! Check out this “2008” rancher featuring 2 bedroom, bath, large living room, equipped kitchen & dining area, off street parking. Close to shopping, golf course & minutes to the city of Hagerstown’s Entertainment Center. ONLY $118,900 Possible No $$$ down! Call Rose today. WA10127802

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GARAGES & MORE GARAGES...If yOU LOVE GARAGES, yOU WILL fALL IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE! Comes with a real nice 3 bedroom, 3 bath brick home with over 2,068 sq ft of living space!!! Offered at only $165,000. Quick Occupancy! Call ROSE today for a personal tour

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Rick Baker Salesperson/Realtor® Licensed in Maryland & Pennsylvania

Direct: 301-393-8338 / E-mail: Rick.Baker@Realtor.com

WILLIAMSPORT — Multi use commercial building. Restaurant on main level. 5 unit apartment building. Apartments are each 2 bedrooms. Located at busy intersection & close to both interstates. Priced @ $379,999 WA9938584

HAGERSTOWN — Commercial property on main road. Includes small engine repair business and auto repair garage. Priced @ $279,999 WA9940797

BOONSBORO — 1.5 acre Farmhouse with stable & barn. Shed & Carriage house. Walk up attic. Well & Septic. First floor laundry. Large eat in kitchen. Needs work. Unfinished attic & basement. Priced @ $169,900 WA10077231

HAGERSTOWN — 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Well maintained, charming, and Move in condition. Features nice front porch, fenced rear yard with patio. Shed, Off street parking. Half bath in laundry room on main level. Large attic for storage and unfinished basement. Priced @ $139,900 WA1010930

HAGERSTOWN — 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Rancher in Greenberry Hills. Natural gas for heat & hot water, CAC, Partially finished basement with outside entrance. Priced @ $129,900 WA10106508

HAGERSTOWN — 2 Bedroom, 1 bath Rancher on Corner lot. Shed for storage, carport and off street parking. Hardwood floors under carpet. Heat is Natural gas. Priced @ $94,900 WA10046307

HAGERSTOWN — 2 Bedroom, 1 bath ranch style home with detached garage. Being sold as is. All electric Priced @ $74,900 WA10093976

OLDTOWN — 17.31 acres of land in Oldtown Md with electric. Great for a weekend get away retreat. Priced @ $59,900 Al8123381

HAGERSTOWN — 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Colonial style home with separate dining room, rear porch and fenced yard. Unfinished basement. Rear alley with off street parking. Priced @ $31,900 WA10128049

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Licensed in MD, PA, WV & VA

Cell 240-675-5536 DeanLMartin@comcast.net

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IN-LAW SUITE W/ SEPARATE ENTRANCE has full bath and sitting area – all at one end of house separated from 3 BRs, full bath, dining room & living by large spacious kitchen lined east & west by lots of windows for plenty of natural lighting & scenic view of the eastern mountains/sunrises; hardwood floors. FL10104983 New Price! $189,750

RIVERFRONT PROPERTY Riverfront Property with app. 120 feet joining the Scenic Potomac River. Fully wooded lot. Currently no Utilities or buildings on site. BE10024822 $39,900

BORDERS BOTH SPIELMAN & FAIRPLAY ROADS. 44.07 acres of raw land w/ lg machinery shed. Road frontage on both Spielman & Fairplay Roads. Currently being farmed. Great location. Rare find. WA9898715 New Price! $399,750

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BRING THE HORSES OR BEEF CATTLE 117 +/- acre farm w/ newly renovated barn, boasts a stream, & new fencing. About 40 acres of pasture & 60 acres of corn & hay, about 10 acres of woods including a neat “private” picnic area. WA9515773 New Price! $695,750

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Weekend Retreat Cabin on 3.66 Acres, nestled in the woods surrounded by mature trees. Insulated cabin has hardwood floor, wood stove and 200 amp electrical service. Plat available. WA10002502 New Price! $84,900

3.77 ACRES WITH MATURE TREES All Brick rancher, main level living, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, central air/heat pump, lots of mature trees, wooded area, spacious kitchen, located off dead end street. New metal roof. FL9978664 $239,500

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7 PROJECTS TO HELP YOUR HOME WEATHER THE WINTER SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY

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(BPT) – If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice and harsh temperatures, but it’s also an opportunity to boost a home’s energy efficiency,” says Chris Williams, merchandising director at Lowe’s. “Some of the easiest and most effective winterization projects can also contribute to energy savings throughout the year.” Here are seven projects to improve energy efficiency and prepare your home for winter: INSIDE * Protect pipes – Any plumbing pipes that run through uninsulated areas such as a crawl space or attic are at risk for freezing if temperatures plummet. Seal any cracks or openings where pipes exit the home, and fit unprotected pipes with pipe sleeves. Insulating pipes can reduce heat loss that makes your water heater work harder and use more energy, and raise the water temperature 2 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. * Add weather stripping to doors and windows – If

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your home is drafty, adding weather stripping to seal air leaks can reduce heating bills as much as 20 percent, the DOE says. Identify places where air leaks occur in your home, and choose the right weather stripping for each area. * Caulk around windows and doors – Air can also leak through minute cracks around windows and doors. Sealing such cracks with caulk further reduces the air leaks that make your furnace work harder and your home feel drafty. * Add insulation – Insulation can make your home stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and help your heating and cooling systems work more efficiently. How much insulation your home needs depends on factors such as where you live, how old the home is and how well it was insulated to begin with. If you’re unsure how much insulation your home needs, check out the Energy Star insulation guide.

OUTSIDE * Protect outdoor plumbing – Whether you have an outdoor shower or a simple hose connection, it’s important to protect outdoor plumbing from freezing. Water freezing in outdoor pipes can cause severe damage and costly water leaks. Turn off water flow to outdoor pipes and flush the water from the system. Remove and store garden hoses for the winter. If you spot any cracks or problems, take care of them right away. Finally, add insulation, such as a hose bib cover to outdoor faucets. * Prepare the lawn for winter – A healthy lawn requires less watering and work in spring than one that’s been ravaged by winter’s rigors. Keep grass mowed until it stops growing, and rake leaves and grass clippings to maximize sun exposure for grass. Mulch around plants and trees to protect them against harsh weather and freezing temperatures. * Clean windows – Sunlight is a natural, cost-effective way to help keep your home warmer during winter. Opening drapes and blinds can maximize the amount of sun that enters a room and help warm it. However, dirty windows can reduce the amount of sunlight that gets through the glass. Plus, clean windows will help make your home feel brighter and lighter during the darkest days of winter. For more energy-saving winterization ideas, visit www.lowes.com.


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Call Me Directly at: (301) 491-2625 Toll Free: (877) 851-7557

1830 Dual Highway Hagerstown, MD 21740

O: (800) 727-7653 ext. 229 Email: jasonhose@machomes.com Website: www.jasonhose.com

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3 BR, 2-1/2 BATH COLONIAL ON 3+ ACRES with front porch & 2 decks for relaxing. Features: open kitchen/dining/family room with fireplace, master BR with doors to private deck, master bath with dual sinks & garden tub, partially finished basement, and 2 car attached garage. For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-4912625. Offered at $389,900. (CE12-107) Mackintosh Realty, Inc. - Lavon Thaxton Broker

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EXCEPTIONAL 5 BR, 3+ bath custom home on over 2 acres, ready for new family to love! Three levels of living space includes gas FPs in living rm, family rm, & master suite. Gourmet kitchen features 11 ft. island. Extensive landscaping offers koi pond and W/B FP for entertaining on lovely slate patio. Lower level walks out to gardens, perfect for in-law or teen suite. For add’l info or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $429,900. (KN18-107)

3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED PROPERTY ON 10 +/- ACRES. Features: spacious custom oak kitchen w/chef's kitchen island & breakfast bar, 20x40 in-ground pool w/pool house, hot tub, stamped concrete patio, retractable awning, and security system w/camera's on entire property. Many extras, including detached building with 18,000 sq ft under roof, 32x90 building, and barn for cows/horses. For add’l info or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $949,900. (CH10-107)

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOVE-IN READY HOME ON 2.77 +/- ACRE LOT. Features: living room with gas fireplace, master BR with large walk-in closet & master bath, 2 car garage, 2 sheds for extra storage, 36x48 metal building with concrete floor & electric, and 1 year home warranty. For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $320,000. (LE27-107)

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH RANCHER ON .42 +/ACRES. Features: living room with gas fireplace, laminate flooring in bedrooms and living room, detached shed for storage, and priced to sell. For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $95,000. (PI12-107)

NICE PRIVATE LOT. Almost an acre. Public water and sewer available. Mountain views. Convenient location. Close to I-70. For additional info, call Jason at 301491-2625. Offered at $54,900. (NA00-107) 3.33+/- ACRE LOT. Partially wooded lot. Large heated garage w/ utilities. Well and septic on property. Close to I-70. Ready for you to build on. For add’l info call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $99,900. (NA13-107)

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3 BR 1 BATH CAPE COD home situated on .30 +/- lot. Living room w/ fireplace, large kitchen, main level bedroom, 2 BRs on 2nd floor (hardwood under carpet). Another room on main level could be used for 4th BR but has no closet. Unfinished basement with possibility of putting half bath in. Off street parking with detached carport. 1 Yr Home warranty. For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $135,000. (MA10-107)

PERCED 2.07+/- ACRE CORNER LOT in Stonewood Sub division has hard road frontage on 2 sides. deal for building weekend getaway home or permanent residence. Close to Potomac River. Enjoy fishing or canoeing close to Rails & Trails. Close to I70. Close to Berkeley Springs. For add’l info call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $65,000. (OF00-107) Mackintosh Realty Inc. Lavon Thaxton - Broker

1878 CUSHWA CUSTOM BRICK TOWNHOUSE with endless amenities. Upgraded kitchen features 37 maple Wellborn USA cabinets, granite countertops/ island, Hearthstone woodstove w/25 ft stainless SS liner, new Kenmore SS energy efficient appliances, new CAC & heatpump. Entire house painted, fenced back yard expensively landscaped, 4 car parking lot in rear, close to C&O canal, I-81 & I-70. For add’l info or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. Offered at $179,900. (PO26-107)

1.44 +/- ACRES with 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. Features: newer windows, newer roof, updated furnace, well pump recently replaces, covered deck, fenced rear yard, and within minutes of I-70, Potomac River, C&O Canal Rail & Trail, and more. For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Jason at 301-491-2625. (HO14-107) Offered at $69,900.

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GREENWICH PARK

$319,900 •Beautiful and Well Maintained •1740 square feet of living space •2 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths •Living Room •Dining Room •Eat-in Kitchen w/ Pantry

•Crown Moldings, Built-In Bookshelves & Desk •2 car garage •Alarm System •Well Landscaped, Window Boxes on All Windows •Window Shutters (Inside) •WA10100848 •Call Charlie 301-790-1700 #5010

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•Property Zoned RS (Allowing 2 units) •Brick Rancher –3 BRs, 2-1/2 baths •Walk-up attic for storage •Jacuzzi tub on lower level •Pebbled porches and walkways •2 car garage on lower level (openers). •Public water & septic (pumped & checked in 2016) •Located near hospital and college, interstates, shopping, and churches •Possible rental on lower level. •WA9948498 •Call Charlie 301-790-1700 #5010

•Sharpsburg log home built in 1850 with frame addition •Restored – Re-chinked •3 bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths •Large eat-in kitchen •Large back yard •Off-street parking •Close to Battlefield, C&O Canal & Potomac River •Easy to show •Affordable Price! •WA10057384 •Call Charlie 301-790-1700 #5010

Listings Needed! Now is the Time to Sell! Planning to buy a home or sell yours in 2018? Call Charlie at 240-329-5010 With years of residential and commercial real estate experience, Charlie’s expertise will help make your move an easy transition!

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(BPT) - In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best long-term solution for themselves or their clients. With that in mind, here are a few top real estate trends to watch for in 2018, according to the real estate experts at RE/MAX.

1. GENERATIONS ON THE MOVE

The shift in home buying preferences is more than just an individual choice; it’s a generational one. Two of the nation’s largest generations are suddenly competing with one another in the real estate market. Millennials have come of age, so to speak, and they’re starting to abandon their condos in the city for single-family starter homes in the suburbs to raise their families. This shift has put them in direct competition with baby boomers, who are looking to downsize to something smaller that meets the needs of their new lifestyle.

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With these two groups looking for similar housing, wellmaintained single-family homes are expected to go very quickly in 2018.

2. INVENTORY IS TIGHTENING

While the spring will be flush with buyers, it remains to be seen if sellers will follow suit. The fall of 2017 proved to be sluggish in regard to the number of homes available for sale; in fact, total housing inventory was down 13.4 percent in October 2017 compared to the same time the year before, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. The report also found that only three of the 53 metropolitan areas reported being in a buyer’s market or having an even balance. For the rest of the country, sellers seem to have the advantage. Will that change in the spring? It may, but buyers should be prepared for a market where they will have to be aggressive to purchase the home they want.

3. HOUSING POLICIES HAVE SHIFTED

The presidential election in November 2016 and local elections from this past fall both have implications on housing policy. Adjustments to tax rates, the growth or decline of suburban options and zoning ordinance changes may all impact the markets where consumers are shopping.


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To better understand how these changes may affect the housing search in a given area, potential homebuyers should contact a licensed real estate agent who understands the latest housing policies and how those policies will affect a potential home sale.

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4. TECHNOLOGY IS KING

Like most other industries, real estate today is profoundly affected by the advent of technology. Homebuyers and sellers can go online or use apps to access information about a house or the market like never before, and virtual walkthroughs allow a buyer to enter a prospective home for the first time with few surprises. For buyers and sellers, technology has the potential to reward those who do their homework and make the most of digital options before deciding how to use their precious time.

NAVIGATING THE 2018 MARKET REQUIRES EXPERT ADVICE

The 2018 market will be dictated largely by what takes place in the spring, and the trends above figure to play a prominent role in most home sales and listings across the country. Every market contains its own subtle nuances, but homebuyers and sellers everywhere will benefit from the expertise of an experienced real estate agent, one who can help them capitalize on these latest trends and leave the 2018 market with everything they ever wanted and more.

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30,000 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building Complex 3897 Alfalfa Lane in Penn National Estates NATIONALLY KNOWN RETIREMENT & GOLF COMMUNITY MANY UPGRADES in this lovely, one owner home in Fayetteville. Large master, nicely sized 2nd bdrm. 2 full baths. Wood flooring in family/dining/stairs to loft. Ceramic tile in kit/baths/laundry. Carpeting in bedrms. Loft has space for various room options, overlooking family room. Gas fireplace. Enjoy your private patio, with remote awning, located across golf course fairway. All appliances convey. Immediate possession. FL9896513 REDUCED!

on 2 Acres in growing commercial section. Easy access & off street parking. GREAT opportunity for the “Investor with foresight”... Possible Brewery or Winery, both of which are expanding rapidly in region. FL9622860 NEW PRICE! $399,000


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worthwhile to itemize going forward. Itemizing deductions is only worthwhile if all expenses exceed the standard deduction.

(BPT) - With the newly passed tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you so that you can plan ahead for the outcomes you will start to feel in your paycheck as early as February 2018. This tax reform affects virtually everyone; however, families, homeowners, residents of high-tax states, the medically uninsured and small businesses will be especially affected. Most taxpayers will experience changes that could reduce or increase their taxes owed. If you’re not sure how this may affect you, here is a summary of possibilities.

FAMILIES Like most taxpayers, many families will be affected by the loss of personal and dependent exemptions of $4,050 per person. However, families with income under $200,000 ($400,000 for joint filers) will be eligible for an increased child tax credit of $2,000. Those with income over that amount may be eligible for a smaller credit. This, along with larger standard deductions, may or may not make up for the loss of the personal exemption. Families with dependents over the age of 16 may also qualify for a new family tax credit of $500 for each dependent who does not qualify for the child tax credit. HOMEOWNERS AND RESIDENTS OF HIGH-TAX STATES Homeowners and residents of high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, who typically itemize because they have large expenses like real estate taxes and state and local income taxes, may not be able to get the full tax benefit for these expenses, which are capped at $10,000. Some may not find it

MEDICALLY UNINSURED Starting in 2019, there will no longer be a penalty for those without health insurance. The penalty, which had become more and more expensive since first implemented in 2014, will not apply to taxpayers without insurance in 2019. Taxpayers who did not have insurance for all of 2017 and do not expect to be insured in 2018 need to make sure to talk to a tax professional, who can help you identify if you qualify for a penalty exemption. SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS Some of the largest changes in the tax reform legislation apply to businesses, both large and small. These changes may also affect some rental activities. Corporations will see their top tax rate reduced to 21 percent from the current top rate of 35 percent, starting in 2018. Pass-through entities (LLCs, partnerships and S corporations) and self-employed individuals will be able to deduct 20 percent of their business income, subject to some limits (based on the type of business and income) and phase-outs (based on the partner’s/shareholder’s total income). RETIREMENT Under the current law, taxpayers can reconvert a Roth IRA into a traditional IRA. This allows taxpayers to avoid paying high tax bills on an amount of money that had fallen in value after the conversion. Now, taxpayers will no longer be able to reconvert a Roth IRA to a traditional IRA. The bottom line is that with this new tax legislation, you’re still going to need to get your documents in order and file your taxes, as well as decide if you’re going to itemize and what deductions work for your personal situation. This year, it’s more important than ever to talk to a tax professional about how this affects you to ensure that your taxes are done right and that you have a clear understanding of how changes that take effect in 2018 will impact how you file in 2019. To learn more about the tax reform, how it may affect you and what steps you can begin taking to reduce what you owe in 2018, visit www.hrblock.com or make an appointment with a tax professional.


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SCHRACK REALTY 615 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-6000 • Toll Free 1-888-277-0096 www.schrackrealty.com “We Sell The American Dream” NEW YEARS SPECIAL PRICE

MARINERS COVE

CONVENIENT ONE STORY LIVING 2 BR, 1.5 bath newly remodeled brick rancher with beautiful hardwood floors in lg. LR & formal DR. Also features WB fireplace. Covered porch, nice 1/2 acre lot. New furnace, newer central air. 1 car garage. $124,900. #2814136

Rare Opportunity. 6 lots with easy walk to Raystown Lake water's edge. Perc approved, ready for your dream home. Lots like this come on the market only a few times a decade, call now! $262,500$275,000. #2814179 NEW LISTING

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GREAT POTENTIAL CASH FLOW

5-unit, totally renovated apartment building w/ample parking along Route 22. Property features its own water supply & sewage system as well as new wiring, a new heat pump with heat/AC, new plumbing, & new flooring, drywall, ceilings, doors & windows! $249,900. #2814115

RESTAURANT AND UPSTAIRS APARTMENT

with ample parking in Petersburg. Let the rent from the upstairs apt pay for expenses while you enjoy profits from the restaurant. Both facilities are in turn-key condition & are currently being rented. Commercial kitchen equipment & restaurant dining room furniture included. $72,900. #2814110.

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in uptown Huntingdon. Walk to schools, shopping, Juniata College, hospital. Freshly painted interior, new vinyl-tip in windows, 1st floor laundry, newer garage. Large walk-up attic for storage. 3 BR, including large master BR & bath on 2nd floor. Priced right! $79,000. #2814080

Built in 2010 but never lived in. Be the 1st to enjoy living in this lovely 3 BR, 2.5 bath townhome. Features open floor plan, space for table in kitchen & open DR. Master BR with private full bath w/ceramic tile floor, 2nd floor laundry area. Back deck leads to back yard. $109,900. #2814165 NEW PRICE

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in Smithfield with large double living room, eat-in kitchen, laundry/computer room off kitchen and 3 bedrooms. Exterior has maintenance free vinyl siding and tilt-in vinyl clad windows. Offstreet parking in the rear, plus carport. Level back yard area and an enclosed front porch. $94,900. #2814076.

from this Split Entry home on large private .85 acre lot in Mt. Union. Lovely private yard w/lots of outdoor living space. 3 car detached garage w/space above for potential income producing apt. Home is in pristine condition throughout, 2 BR on 2nd floor & 1 BR on lower level. $144,900 #2814061.

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Thank you for a fabulous 2017! Here’s to another great year! SULLIVAN SELECT TEAM: Cynthia Moler Sullivan, Associate Broker (MD & PA), Paul C. Sullivan, Broker (MD & PA), Mary Beth Herrera (MD & PA), Tracey Rotz (MD & PA), Tim Rotz (MD), LuAnn Matheson (MD & PA), Christina Sherman (MD), Jennifer Blake (MD & PA), Susan Creel (MD & PA), Corey Leon (MD/Commercial Specialist)


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CYNTHIA’S HOT PROPERTIES! 2+ ACRES

22200 Troy Lane WA10096786 • $589,900 Perfection Abounds in this fabulous custom built all brick colonial! Everything your heart desires including custom kitchen w/ Hess cabinets & cozy hearth room, huge master suite on main level w/lg master bath & walk-in closet, formal 2 story LR w/ FP, upstairs BRs w/ private baths, all on beautiful lot overlooking mountains. 3 finished levels w/ attention to every detail make this property a rare find!

PRIVATE LOT

13836 Exeter Ct. • WA10042106 SLASHED $497,000 $487,000 Stunning Colonial on Gorgeous, Private lot at end of a cul-de-sac. Meticulously maintained! Grand, Two Story Foyer, 6 BRs, 4.5 BA, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Morning Room, Cozy Gas Fireplace in living room, Main level Master suite w/sitting area & 2 walk in closets, Walkout, Finished Bsmt w/ 2nd kitchen & so much more! Enjoy your deck & large yard with a firepit, patio & pond! Move in Ready!

OVERSIZED LOT!

GORGEOUS VIEWS!

WILLIAMSPORT SCHOOLS

13221 Glendale Dr.•WA10122249 SLASHED $459,900 $399,900 Fantastic contemporary on an oversized lot on a cul-de-sac in Fountainhead. Totally remodeled top to bottom, stateof-the-art kitchen, 4 BR, 3-1/2 BA with new master bath and other bathrooms remodeled. Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, finished lower level and much more! Also available to rent $2500/mo. Call Cynthia to see! 105 Autumnfest Ct., Greencastle FL9907174 • $419,900 $358,000 Beautiful Colonial on Oversized Lot! 5 BRs, 3.5 baths, Open floor plan w/ 2 story entrance. Gleaming hdwd flrs & w/ crown molding. Sunrm, Formal Sitting Rm, Sep Dining Rm. Eat in Kitchen w/ granite, Gas FP in Living Rm, Spacious Master BR w/ lg walk ins. Full Master Bath w/ sep shower & soaking tub! Fully fin, walkout bsmt, w/ storage room. Rear Trex deck w/ gorgeous views of gardens & stream! 10712 Lynn Ct., Williamsport WA10045395 • $239,000 $235,000

4 BR, 2 BA Split Foyer, includes Master w/ hdwd, crown molding, 2 closets. Sep DR w/ new sliding door to deck, leads to fenced back yard. Kitchen has SS appliances, Corian counters, garbage disposal, Kohler faucets & pantry (could be eat-in area). Lots of closets/storage. Walk out bsmt includes rec room w/ carpet & gas FP, utility closet. Hot tub stays (as is).

Cynthia Moler Sullivan Assoc. Broker, ABR, GRI

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CYNTHIA’S HOT PROPERTIES! 17602 Cedar Lawn Dr. WA10128761 • $169,900

NEW LISTING!

All brick rancher on over 1/3 acre corner lot. Lg living rm w/ FP, sep dining rm, knotty pine kitchen, large BRs, new bath w/ ceramic, hardwood floors. Partially finished bsmt w/ vinyl & closet, could be another BR. Walk up attic. Screened in side porch, huge level backyard, shed & detached one car garage. Convenient location close to shopping and interstates. 30 Redwood Dr. • WA10045395

BRIGHTWOOD ACRES

SLASHED $299,900 $279,900 Brick Rancher features 4 BR, 3 BA w/ huge private yard in a park-like setting. Large eat-in kitchen has cherry cabinets, separate DR, fireplace in LR, built ins, w-w carpet w/ hardwood under, lots of closet space. Walkout LL has rec rm w/ FP, laundry, 1 BR. Two-car side load garage w/workshop, screened porch & side covered porch. Come see!!

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626 Franklin Mills Rd., Warfordsburg FU10016258 • $299,000 $249,900

9 ACRES!

All Brick Rancher Meticulously Maintained w/ 3 BRs and 2.5 Full BAs. Open Kitchen w/ sep dining rm! Enjoy nature while relaxing in sunrm! Full Bsmt w/ plenty of storage! Premium Lot backing to trees! Perfect for horses, farming, nature walks, etc.! Shed/Stable/Garage for extra necessities/animals! Must See!

524 Rhode Island Ave. WA10023696 SLASHED $229,500 $209,000

IN-LAW SUITE

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Sprawling rancher on double lot has 3 BR, 1-1/2 BA and hardwood floors in main house. Additional in-law suite with 1 BR, 1 BA, plus family room. Above ground pool with deck, 2 car detached garage, shed and fenced back yard

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NEAR CITY PARK

Great opportunity to live near Hagerstown City Park! Traditional brick home is in need of a little TLC. Has 3 BRs, 1 full bath, eat in kitchen and huge dining room. A 1/2 bath already started for you on the main level and the concrete patio with private backyard and mature landscaping provide serenity right at home. Separate garage with off street parking. Sold As-Is.

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520 Brown Avenue WA10047327 • $135,000

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!

1134 Potomac Avenue WA9970782 SLASHED $199,900 $179,900 Stately all brick 3 BR, 2 full & 2 half bath 2400+ sq ft Colonial on maturely landscaped lot, convenient North End location. Wood floors thru-out, gas fireplace in large living room, updated kitchen & baths and 2-car garage. Master suite features walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub & separate shower. Great investment! Currently rented with 2 year lease.


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26 Grove Creek Circle, Smithburg • $479,900 Beautiful 5 BR, 3.5 BA Custom Built Brick Colonial on 1.42 acres with Magnificent Views Backing up to Smithsburg schools!! Custom cabinetry throughout! Gourmet kitchen w/sub zero refrigerator /freezer, granite counters. Remodeled Luxurious Master BR & Master Bath Three fireplaces! Too many amenities to list. This place has it all! Must see to appreciate! Call Cynthia 301-988-5115!

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12906 Lance Circle •

SLASHED $2,399,900 $1,999,000

Custom Mansion in quiet cul de sac with all the bells & whistles! Over 10,000 sq. ft. w/ 10-1/2 BA, 9 BR, 7 car garage on double private lot. Outdoor covered patio, In-ground pool w/ pool house. State of the art Pub room w/wine cellar & attached Theater room, 2 in-law suites, 4 floor elevator w/garage access. Numerous Top Line Amenities! Qualified Buyers Only. Call Cynthia 301-988-5115! HAGERSTOWN’S FINEST!

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13126 Woodburn Drive • $475,000 Not your everyday Ranch! Exquisite custom built home on lg corner lot has wonderful surprises at every turn. 3200 sq ft on main level w/4 lg BRs, 2-1/2 baths, new kitchen w/ granite, formal areas & relaxing informal areas. Main level great room has floor to vaulted ceiling windows that look out on a private garden. Finished bsmt w/ sauna. A must see! Call Cynthia at 301-988-5115 today!

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MANY BUILDER UPGRADES!

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9008 Cynthia Court, Boonsboro WA10109132 • $699,900 Gorgeous Colonial on 1.75 acre lot on cul-de-sac. Many builder upgrades, grand entrance w/ curved staircase, state-of-the-art kitchen, sunroom, 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA, family room w/ gas fireplace, hardwood & tile on main level, walkout level basement, 3 car garage & much more! Extensive landscaping & hardscape w/ outdoor fireplace. New Trane furnace (2015), security system, invisible fence, the list goes on! Must see! OVERLOOKS 17TH TEE FOUNTAINHEAD

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12904 Woodburn Drive • WA10095772 • Price Upon Request Builder’s own masterpiece overlooking 17th tee of Donald Ross golf course. Over 6000 sq ft of luxury w/ every upgrade imaginable! Attention to every detail from fabulous pub room to incredible atrium overlooking nature's best! Updated gourmet kitchen, private courtyard, wine cellar, hardwoods, built-ins, 3 fireplaces, well for irrigation & other ultra posh amenities are a few of the spectacular features of this 6 BR, 4-1/2 BA home!

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