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    Maryland News: Preparing Your Home For Hurricane Joaquin

    By Admin | October 1, 2015

    HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! Hurricane Joaquin seems, at this point, to have it’s sights set directly on the Chesapeake Bay, and expected to make landfall this weekend.  Flooding, wind damage, falling trees, power outages, etc., could all be factors for Marylanders in the next few days.  Preparedness is essential to limit damages to your home,... Read More

    Maryland Real Estate Jargon For Buyers Can Sometimes Be Confusing – BLOG #34

    By Admin | September 28, 2015

    Maryland real estate listings consist of the lineup of homes that are currently “on the market.”  They’re for sale. Offered to buyers. Available for purchase.  “On the market” is a very straightforward real estate term; end of discussion.  If you want the home, it’s ready to be purchased, today. So, you’d probably think that “off... Read More

    3 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    By Admin | September 15, 2015

    If you’re in the process of simultaneously buying AND selling a home at the same time, you may be in for one of the most stressful experiences of your life.  One UK-based real estate survey of over two thousand people found that buying and selling a house is more stressful than a divorce, a bankruptcy,... Read More

    Submitting a Low Offer on a Maryland Home… Without Upsetting the Seller!

    By Admin | September 10, 2015

    THERE IT IS… You’ve finally found it: A beautiful, large new home for your family.  It’s in that perfect neighborhood in Maryland that you absolutely adore, the one with the great school system.  It’s the home with the perfect architectural style and lots of room for entertaining guests, with just the right amount of bedrooms... Read More

    3 Closing Costs Buyers Forget About… and how much they should cost

    By Admin | September 6, 2015

    If you’re in the process of buying a home, you probably have your deposit and monthly mortgage charges in a spreadsheet, along with a chart of your other expenses and your monthly income.  However, throughout the home buying process there are lots of different costs that will come into play – and it’s easy to... Read More

    Personal Reasons Shape Many Home Buying Decisions

    By Admin | September 5, 2015

    When you decide that the time is approaching to put your home on the market, you probably take special interest in exploring the conditions that are likely to motivate families to buy your Maryland area home.  Most of the research on the subject indicates that it has at least as much to do with how... Read More

    Want To Know The True Definition Of A Maryland REO?

    By Admin | September 1, 2015

    There are some acronyms in the English language that have grown so familiar that they are more like words than the phrases they represent (think “SCUBA” for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus or “LASER” for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation).  Maryland REO properties aren’t in that category yet.  However, even though most people have... Read More

    Maryland Homebuyers’ Credit Score Concerns Are Often Overblown

    By Admin | August 28, 2015

    Most Americans have now arrived at the conclusion that it is a good time to buy a home.  Prices have stabilized, and in some cases are continuing to rise (as outlined in two of our most recent blogs: HERE and HERE).  That’s the top line analysis from one of the country’s major mortgage creators, but... Read More

    Stock Market “Losses” Make Real Estate “The Big Winner”

    By Admin | August 26, 2015

    This past week was a head-swiveling version of a follow-the-dots puzzle for those who keep tabs on national news related to the US financial situation and how it might effect Real Estate.  The news from the previous 7 days was kind of like following the numbered dots on an old school puzzle, to slowly reveal... Read More

    Maryland Homeowners, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Change Your Filters!

    By Admin | August 24, 2015

    Maryland Homeowners TAKE NOTE: Are You Neglecting Your Filters! That was only one of many “bad home habits” blogger Annie Stevens admitted to in last week’s confessional outpouring on the Aussie web site “Domain”. “Bad home habits” may not be a phrase most Maryland homeowners are accustomed to thinking about, but it’s an idea worth... Read More