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As you probably know, having a real estate license doesn’t make someone a great agent.  In fact, in any given market, a relatively small percentage of the total number of agents are responsible for a majority of the business.  This means that when you’re evaluating agents, the odds of picking som...
04/20/2015
Okay, first-time buyers...it’s time to turn the dream into a place you can call your very own home.  I’m sure you have questions.  In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first time home buyers.  Which is why I’ve put together this answer guide for the most common questions home buyers hav...
04/17/2015
When evaluating home improvements, its always a good idea to ask yourself if the money invested will be recouped in the sale of the home.  The best renovations not only cover their costs, but they can actually provide a nice return.  The key, of course, is identifying those improvements which del...
04/16/2015
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      The MLS (multiple listing service) is what most buyers and sellers use when seeking information about buying or selling a house. Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site l...
03/05/2015
Prince George’s County, Maryland and the surrounding communities are experiencing record low cold temperatures.  When temperatures drop significantly below normal, it’s hard to stay warm and safe even in your own home.  Taking preventive measures can be your best defense against extreme cold weat...
02/19/2015
Sometimes a perfectly nice home in fine shape just won’t sell. Fresh paint, fine curb appeal, new appliances, a solid neighborhood...and still no offers.  Sellers are confused and irritated.  “But, I’ve lived in this home for 15 years!  There’s nothing wrong with it!”   Often the culprit is “func...
02/10/2015
As we head into the first quarter of 2015, many people are gathering tax prep documents for the April 15th filing of their personal taxes, but what about property taxes? Just because home values are rising, doesn’t mean property taxes have to go up too.     When property owners receive their Noti...
02/05/2015
People approach the whole idea of owning a second home from a hundred different perspectives simply because a second home can answer so many different purposes.  If you are a homeowner at the stage in life where making retirement plans is becoming a more immediate imperative, you might want to bu...
01/14/2015
Past history tells us that home sales in Upper Marlboro perkup come springtime, just as the advent of colder weather brings a slowdown in Upper Marlboro home sales.  But what if your own family and professional situations dictate that now is the time to list your own home?   Fortunately, the seas...
01/13/2015
  Real Estate Investors keep their eyes trained on the local market filings, but also stay aware of the national trends as a signal of what might be coming down the pike.  Across the U.S., by the end of November there were nearly 112,500 foreclosure filings, which amounts to one out of every 1,17...
01/09/2015
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