Lauren Bunting is an Associate Broker with Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty in Ocean City.

(Jan. 14, 2022) According to a recent article released by the National Association of Realtors, consumers can expect slower housing price appreciation, easing inflation and rising interest rates in 2022.

(Jan. 7, 2022) Last year was another banner year in real estate that ended very strong. Here’s an “at-a-glance” recap of some of the various market stats.

(Dec. 24, 2021) The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) has a new rating methodology, Risk Rating 2.0, and FEMA says it will deliver rates that are easier to understand and better reflect a property’s unique flood risk. Rates will now be developed on a structure-by-structure basis vers…

(Dec. 10, 2021) One of the inspections that a buyer might decide to pay for when purchasing a home is a chimney inspection, especially when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace, woodstove, or pellet stove.

(Dec. 3, 2021) Part of each residential contract of sale in Maryland is an addendum from Section 10-702 of the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (“Section 10-702”).

(Oct. 8, 2021) With low inventory in our market, and a high buyer demand, we are experiencing many multiple-offer situations on properties.

(Oct. 1, 2021) All homebuyers know they should get a home inspection, but a common misconception is that your home inspector will also cover inspecting for termites.

(Sept. 24, 2021) Mortgage insurance is an additional cost that buyers will have to budget for in their total monthly costs when they are not able to put 20 percent or more down on the purchase of a home.

(Sept. 10, 2021) The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1977 and is part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

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(Aug. 27, 2021) Without broadband access, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) estimates that a home loses 6 percent of its value compared to a similar home with access. 

(July 23, 2021) Earlier this week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective Aug. 1.

(July 16, 2021) Industry experts are still communicating that now is a great time to sell your house. Yes, it’s still a sellers’ market.

(June 25, 2021) Buyers usually pay most of the closing costs associated with a purchase, of which, transfer and recordation taxes are one piece of the total closing costs.

(June 4, 2021) As a conclusion to the previous weeks’ articles, below is a final reporting of the Maryland State Legislature, which convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12.

(May 14, 2021) In 2021, the Maryland State Legislature convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12. Maryland Realtors issues a report each year on the Maryland Legislative session to summarize the legislation that affects the real estate industry. Below are a few of the items from the repo…

(April 2, 2021) Customary in the State of Maryland is a split of transfer and recordation charges between a buyer and a seller.

(March 26, 2021) According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales declined in February, following gains in both January 2021 and December 2020. However, all four U.S. regions recorded year-over-year gains.

(March 12, 2021) Since 2015, the state of Maryland has made it mandatory for all properties built prior to 1978 to have a new lead inspection certificate at each change of occupancy.

(Feb. 19, 2021) The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true in selling a home in today’s world, where practically all house shoppers start their search online.