(Sept. 25, 2020) Today, 80 years ago, the British Cabinet decided to cancel the British/Free French force assault on Dakar, the capital of the French colony of French West Africa. Following the end of the colonial period, the colony devolved into the countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, C…
(Aug. 21, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, the German Luftwaffe was completing Phase Two of its aerial assault on Britain’s island nation. Phase Three would begin shortly.
(Sept. 25, 2020) As of this writing, Labor Day is a memory, well behind us in the rearview mirror.
(Sept. 25, 2020) The gentle tide of memories come and go with each passing wave. Precious recollections take me to a place far from the serenity of the Eastern Shore.
(Sept. 25, 2020) As you take a walk along the beach next week you won’t see the familiar white lifeguard stands. The Beach Patrol will officially end the 2020 guarding season this Sunday, Sept 27.
(Sept. 25, 2020) With “for sale” inventory limited in many price points, sellers may be able to ask more for their home.
(Sept. 18, 2020) Football season is finally here!
(Sept. 18, 2020) I don't think anyone will argue that the fall is a great time to be in Ocean City.
(Sept. 18, 2020) The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, released a video report that dissects the latest homes sales numbers, talks about what could make the market even stronger, and forecasts what’s ahead in housing.
(Sept. 18, 2020) In the spring of 1940, the storm clouds of war were hovering over Europe. After the German conquest of Poland, the previous fall, a “Phony War” was being waged as France and Britain stood by waiting for a Nazi attack.
(Sept. 11, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, the Regio Escercito Italia (Royal Italian Army), crossed the border separating Libya and Egypt.
(Aug. 28, 2020) “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Sounds like a Christmas carol or television or radio ad doesn’t it?
(Sept. 11, 2020) The National Flood Insurance Program’s authority to provide flood insurance is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30.
(Sept. 11, 2020) Although Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and begins what the Ocean City Beach Patrol refers to as “fall guarding,” I assure you that there will be a lot of beautiful sunny beach days ahead, well into the fall.
(Sept. 11, 2020) Confessions come in many degrees.
(Sept. 4, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, Romanian general, Ion Victor Antonescu, became prime minister of the Kingdom of Romania. Not bad considering that only a few weeks prior, the general had been an involuntary guest of the king, Carol II. Within a day of naming the general prime ministe…
(Sept. 4, 2020) At the beginning of the summer, we reported that demand has been very strong in the Ocean City market and surrounding areas since the end of April.
(Sept. 4, 2020) Food is a universal necessity and should never be taken for granted.
(Sept. 4, 2020) Every year, around this time, we ask, “Where did August go?”
(Aug. 28, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, the result of the Second Vienna Award was announced. Although this award resolved little, it arose from one of the treaties imposed upon the defeated countries after World War I.
(Aug. 28, 2020) Earlier this month, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced plans to impose a new 0.5 percent adverse-market fee on mortgage refinances starting Sept. 1.
(Aug. 28, 2020) “We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle famously proclaimed.
(Aug. 28, 2020) I have come to realize that most people have no idea that digging deep holes in the sand can be dangerous.
(Aug. 21, 2020) When listing a home for sale, sellers should make sure they really “come out of the gate running.”
(Aug. 21, 2020) What constitutes creativity?
(Aug. 21, 2020) This is the time of the year when patrons will visit the beach and could possibly be entertained by the formation of tide pools.
(Aug. 14, 2020) I’ve recently been reading a very interesting and timely article. Ironically, it parallels what is going on today with the coronavirus, also known as covid-19.
(Aug. 14, 2020) Since 1921, U.S. tax law has recognized that the exchange of one investment or business-use property for another of like-kind results in no change in the economic position of the taxpayer, and therefore, should not result in the immediate imposition of income tax.
(Aug. 14, 2020) When a loved one or friend is diagnosed with a serious illness, our first reaction is to reach out and offer assistance in any way.
(Aug. 14, 2020) I often get asked how many guards it takes to cover all 10 miles of Ocean City. The answer really depends on what time of year it is.
(Aug. 7, 2020) With the recent Tropical Storm Isaias impacting our coastal area, the importance of having a plan in place for storm events to protect your property is top of mind.
(Aug. 7, 2020) “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!” This is our trademark slogan that you will see many places throughout Ocean City.
(Aug. 7, 2020) The debate of pancakes or waffles has caused utter mayhem and should be approached with caution.
(July 31, 2020) The National Association of Realtors supplies median home prices and monthly mortgage payment estimates in its housing statistics.
(July 31, 2020) It is hard to believe August is just about here.
(July 31, 2020) Tis the season to be grilling.
(July 24, 2020) Below is the final summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to both Common Ownership Communities (HOA and Condo Associations) as well as Propert…
(July 24, 2020) The beach may seem like a great place to relax and enjoy alcoholic beverages, however, it is both illegal and unsafe to do so.
(July 24, 2020) How do I love thee, let me count the ways?
(July 17, 2020) Below is a summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to Real Estate Brokerage and Contracts.
(July 17, 2020) If you spend anytime at the beach and listen to local television or radio at this time of the year, you will hear about the dangers of rip currents.
(July 17, 2020) The exploration of scientific principles and acknowledgement of personal preferences are the underlying philosophies of cooking.
(July 10, 2020) Below is a summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to affordable housing and taxes.
(July 10, 2020) As someone who loves to entertain, my goal is that my guests will not only enjoy the festivities, but also learn from the celebrations.
(July 10, 2020) Some people understand the dangers of lightning and some people don’t.
(July 3, 2020) Condo sales have been soaring in the Ocean City and surrounding beach markets.
(July 3, 2020) The point of proper etiquette is to prepare one for elegant occasions.
(July 3, 2020) It’s been extremely hot and with that you know that summer is in full swing.
(June 26, 2020) This coronavirus is no light matter. By now, that is more than obvious.
(June 26, 2020) Summer is officially here! Vacationers are flocking to the Eastern Shore to soak up the sun and pig out on the Boardwalk.
(June 26, 2020) Are you looking to buy a home in Wicomico County? The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with Wicomico County, is providing attractive financial incentives to help make buying new construction homes even more affordable.