Lauren Bunting is an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Ocean City, Maryland.

(Jan. 27, 2023) Since 1969, the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), has promoted the election of pro-Realtor candidates across the United States.

(Jan. 20, 2023) In December, Gov. Larry Hogan announced awards for 376 businesses through Project Restore, an economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives for small businesses to revitalize vacant retail and commercial spaces.

(Jan. 13, 2023) The National Association of Realtors’ 2022 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report shows that first-time home buyers have dropped to their lowest numbers on record.

(Dec. 23, 2022) Back in the beginning of October, Maryland Realtors rolled out changes to its statewide forms library, which contains contracts, disclosures and addenda that members of Maryland Realtors use to service clients and bring real estate transactions to settlement.

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(Dec. 9, 2022) The State of Maryland has announced three new Sustainable Communities, and one of them is located on the lower Eastern Shore.

(Dec. 2, 2022) The multiple list service, BrightMLS, that provides real estate data in the Mid-Atlantic, covering six states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia), issues market stats on a monthly basis in their Mid-Atlantic Mark…

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(Nov. 25, 2022) A widely debated topic, the Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan, is still blocked by court orders at the current time. Whether you agree with the administration’s plan to relieve student debt or not, the impact of student loan debt has been an ongoing topic within the real …

(Oct. 28, 2022) Based on a recent news release from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), statistics show that home sales continued to slide in September as home buyers retreat from the market amid near-7 percent mortgage rates and mounting recession fears.

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(Oct. 21, 2022) The Department of Housing and Community Development in Maryland (DHCD) offers a program called the Maryland WholeHome Program which can help homeowners make valuable repairs and enhancements to their home to help lower monthly utility bills and improve quality of life.

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(Oct. 14, 2022) Gov. Larry Hogan announced last week nearly $32 million in project awards through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) 2022 application round for federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and state Rental Housing Funds.

(Sept. 23, 2022) The National Association of Realtors explains the differences and the pros and cons to both mediation and arbitration, alternative dispute resolution options when a dispute arises from a real estate transaction.

(Sept. 16, 2022) Planning for storms can be stressful. Planning for storms in a coastal town even more so, but there are tips that ready.gov offers on its website that can help you prepare.

(Sept. 9, 2022) A recent Zillow report is showing that with sales up and values up during the pandemic real estate boom, more homes are selling for over the $1 million mark.

(Aug. 26, 2022) Gov. Larry Hogan announced last week that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has expanded the state’s landmark SmartBuy initiative to address rising housing market prices.

(Aug. 5, 2022) The National Association of Realtors released its annual Member Profile report for 2022 recently. Based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, the Member Profile strives to answer the question “Who are Realtors?”

(July 29, 2022) A well-planned open house allows potential buyers to picture how life in this home would be, and in the summer, people tend to be more relaxed; it’s the time of vacations and lazy days.

(July 15, 2022) Every house has a unique architectural style. Sometimes the architecture is a blend of more than one architectural style due to additions.

(July 8, 2022) The National Association of Realtors provides a monthly home showings report based off showing information taken from Sentrilock lockboxes, which are used by the majority of real estate agents in our local area.

(June 3, 2022) Maryland Realtors issue a report each year on the Maryland Legislative session, which ran from Jan. 12 to April 11, to summarize the legislation that affects the real estate industry.

(May 27, 2022) Maryland Realtors issue a report each year on the Maryland Legislative session, which ran from Jan. 12 to April 11, to summarize the legislation that affects the real estate industry.

(May 6, 2022) The month of April this year celebrated the 54th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. 

(April 29, 2022) The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Maryland Mortgage Program announced the launch of two new loan products to provide higher levels of down payment and closing cost assistance.

(April 8, 2022) If a piece of undeveloped land is being sold that has an agricultural use, but it is the intent to change the use to residential, then the Agricultural Transfer Tax and Surcharge applies at the point of sale.

(April 1, 2022) You know the old tune by Tennessee Ernie Ford: “You load 16 tons, what do you get; Another day older and deeper in debt; Saint Peter don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t go; I owe my soul to the company store.” Having a mortgage is a fact of life for many, with the final payment …

(March 25, 2022) Solar panels on a home can be a great selling advantage, one that provides very affordable utility bills.

(March 18, 2022) What is equitable interest? An equitable interest is an “interest held by virtue of an equitable title (a title that indicates a beneficial interest in property and that gives the holder the right to acquire formal legal title) or claimed on equitable grounds, such as the in…

(March 4, 2022) Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity if your home is mortgaged, and this type of insurance covers the structure of your home and your personal property, as well as your personal legal responsibility (or liability) for injuries to others or their property while they’re on your…

(Feb. 25, 2022) It’s a hot real estate market right now, but we all remember the real estate “crash era” that began in 2008.

(Feb. 18, 2022) With inflation and national average costs of moving on the rise, budgeting in this expense when selling your home is important. Below are some tips for having a smooth move when selling.

(Feb. 11, 2022) Worcester County’s Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program, which was adopted in 1990, accommodates future growth within the Critical Area, while providing for conservation of fish, wildlife and plant habitats, and minimizing adverse water quality impacts.