(Jan. 17, 2020) Land owners looking to subdivide existing parcels should understand the soil testing process as well as management areas and their significance.
(Jan. 10, 2020) Why build (or renovate) green?
(Jan. 3, 2020) 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, wood stove, or pellet stove.
(Dec. 27, 2019) With many economists predicting a recession in 2019, we are entering the final days of this year and this decade in a good economy and a steady real estate market.
(Dec. 20, 2019) Buying a home is one of the single largest investments people will make in a lifetime.
(Dec. 13, 2019) If a home doesn’t operate off of a public sewer facility, then a private in-ground wastewater treatment system is used to treat and dispose of household wastewater on-site.
(Dec. 6, 2019) Landlords have an important decision to make when selecting a tenant to rent their investment property year-round.
(Nov. 29, 2019) Cyber Monday hits the real estate market? It’s true, even real estate websites are offering marketing deals this holiday season to encourage online shopping for homes.
(Nov. 22, 2109) The state rolled out a unique program called Maryland SmartBuy, which can help buyers with student debt attain homeownership.
(Nov. 15, 2019) Maryland Realtors issued a news release stating that the real estate market in the state remains stable.
(Nov. 8, 2019) In a strong real estate market with lower inventory, the likelihood of multiple offer situations occurring increases.
(Nov. 1, 2019) Most buyers know they need to save down payment and closing cost money, pay down their debt and talk to a mortgage broker before looking at buying a home.
(Oct. 25, 2019) It’s undeniable that staging can help sell a home.
(Oct. 18, 2019) This year, Amazon dipped its toes into the real estate business by partnering with five of the largest real estate brokerages with a collaboration they have named “TurnKey.”
(Oct. 4, 2019) T3 Sixty, a management consulting, training and in-depth research company for the real estate industry, issued a news release about its new white paper, The MLS 2022 Agenda.
(Sept. 27 2019) A home warranty is different from a homeowner insurance policy.
(Sept. 20, 2019) Real estate agents in Maryland are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education every two years.
(Sept. 13, 2019) The local multiple list system is called Bright MLS.
(Sept. 6, 2019) Customary in the state of Maryland is a split of transfer and recordation charges between a buyer and a seller.
(Aug. 30, 2019) Buyers actively looking for a home in today’s market are likely to get a response if they say “Hey Alexa.”
(Aug. 23, 2019) The National Association of Realtors sent out a press release last week commending the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Administration condominium loan policies.
(Aug. 16, 2019) Potential renters should beware of possible scams when searching for rental properties online, and specifically, in many cases when searching on craigslist.com.
(Aug. 9, 2019) The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Thursday that it’s lowering the loan-to-value requirements for cash-out refinances from 85 to 80 percent.
(Aug. 2, 2019) Purchasing a new home is normally the biggest investment you’ll ever make and once you’ve bought a home, it’s a decision you can’t easily reverse.
(July 26, 2019) Local zoning laws affect how a property can be utilized, and therefore, affect a property’s value.
(July 19, 2019) Real estate agents must comply with telemarketing laws.
(July 12, 2019) As most are aware due to recent news coverage, the town of Berlin has increased both taxes and water/sewer utility charges.
(July 5, 2019) Can you imagine if you weren’t able to find real estate sales prices in public record—no public data for sites like Zillow and Realtor.com?
(June 28, 2019) 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.
(June 21, 2019) Some new data released on online page views from Redfin.com supports that the initial listing of a home is a critical time.
(June 7, 2019) Representatives from the National Association of Realtors traveled to the Department of Housing and Urban Development at the end of May to hear from administration officials regarding a host of regulatory issues impacting the housing industry.
(May 31, 2019) Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are smaller units added to a property, sometimes called “in-law suites” or “granny-flats.”
(May 24, 2019) The National Association of Realtors Aspiring Home Buyer Profile is an in-depth examination of the consumer preferences of non-homeowners, defined as those that rent and those that live with someone else, such as family or friends, without paying rent.
(May 17, 2019) If you watch the regional news stations, you may have seen the television ads for a real estate company called Redfin.
(May 10, 2019) Anyone who sells a property in Maryland, but is a “non-resident” of the state, must pay a withholding tax at the time of the sale of their property.
(May 3, 2019) Owning a vacation home is part of the American dream for many people – the ability to have a place they can escape to for relaxation from work and a place to make memories with family and friends.
(April 12, 2019) Some people are confused by the difference between a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and an appraisal.
(April 5, 2019) Technology continues to transform the way real estate professionals conduct business and connect with clients.
(March 29, 2019) Just like ocean waves, the mortgage finance industry has crests and valleys as it relates to accessibility.
(March 22, 2019) The Maryland Mortgage Program has announced they will now allow repeat buyers, versus only first-time buyers as in the past, to use the “Flex” loan programs to buy a home in Maryland.
(March 15, 2019) Even though the real estate market is strong, and the average number of days on market are down, some homeowners follow a curious tradition of burying St. Joseph in their yard to help encourage a sale.
(March 8, 2019) While it’s not common, seller financing is one way for buyers to purchase property when they are not able to get approved by traditional lenders/banks.
(March 1, 2019) According to the National Association of Realtors, active duty service members tend to buy at a younger age and purchase larger homes with a higher median price than non-military buyers.
(Feb. 22, 2019) Anyone who sells a property in Maryland, but is a “non-resident” of the state of Maryland, must pay a withholding tax.
(Feb. 15, 2019) The Maryland General Assembly began its legislative session on Jan. 9, and the Maryland Realtors (the state’s Realtor association) have a top priority of educating elected officials about the real estate industry.
(Feb. 8, 2019) The National Association of Realtors recently published tips to help keep homes safe from freezing temperatures and avoid costly repairs.
(Jan. 25, 2019) The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” and pictures are incredibly important in selling a home in today’s market, where practically all house shoppers start their search online.
(Jan. 18, 2019) The National Association of Realtors reported recently on the various segments of the real estate industry that are affected by the partial federal government shutdown that started at midnight on Dec. 21.
(Jan. 11, 2019) If a less than perfect credit score has been holding you back from making a home purchase, rest assured, there are many things you can do to turn your credit score around.
(Jan. 4, 2019) Purchasing a condominium differs from buying a single-family home in more ways than the obvious.
(Dec. 28, 2018) The economy is strong, but Maryland home sales in 2018 were suppressed due to higher prices, increasing mortgage rates and shrinking inventory.