Howard Hanna’s BIG OPEN HOUSE weekends are designed to provide home buyers convenient opportunities to explore houses that are available for sale in their communities. The next BIG OPEN HOUSE weekends will take place April 13-14 and April 27-28.

Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president of the real estate brokerage, said, “Visiting open houses lets a buyer see more than they ever could see online. They can get a feel for the neighborhood, the flow of the home, and many more details than are available in photos. We think we will see many people out looking” during these weekends. Howard Hanna Mortgage loan originators will be on site at Howard Hanna offices to answer questions or pre-qualify interested buyers for a mortgage.

The BIG Open House events are a continued effort by Howard Hanna to maximize the opportunities for buyers to personally visit homes for sale. “The Internet can only do so much. Making homes available for buyers to tour in person provides great opportunities to ‘feel how the home lives,’” said Howard Hanna PA Regional President, Tom Ceponis. “It’s also a great time to be selling your home,” said Ceponis. “The events also benefit sellers, as homes scheduled for open houses will be part of increased print and digital advertising, video and social media promotion, signage and excitement, he added.”

“Mortgage rates have backed down a half-percent from October, making this a great time to be shopping for a home,” said Hanna Financial President, F. Duffy Hanna, Esq. “The typical trend is for interest rates to rise with increased demand, which spring weather usually brings.” This is why Howard Hanna introduced the Hanna Lock & Shop program – to give buyers the opportunity to get pre-qualified for a mortgage and lock in a mortgage interest rate while they shop for a home. If rates go up before they find that home, the borrower’s rate stays locked.”
All Howard Hanna offices are participating. To find open houses in your area, visit