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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...
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...
  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...
At the end of 2014, it’s as good a time as ever to look back over the real estate investment landscape to see if any new trends or directions may have become apparent.  It does look as if one development in the country as a whole may cause ripples that could affect real estate investment hunters ...
Every landlord has the feeling at one time or another that a prospective tenant may not be a good choice.  Call it a hunch, or intuition, but something tells you that this tenant may be trouble down the road.  There is more than enough riding on the decision to make you want to pay attention to y...
It happens:  an irresistible real estate investment crops up when you’re least expecting it.  You may have been actively searching for your next family home when you happen across a particularly good bargain, but its not a good fit for your own family.  “Oh my goodness,” you think to yourself, “t...
For Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually changed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern.  And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on those nearing their golden years, buying the right home is one that makes the mo...
At holiday time, homeowners can count on being flooded with decisions.  For everything from the extent of front yard decorations to the menu decisions for family gatherings.  ‘Tis the season for organization and planning.  Homeowners have done their best to minimize the likelihood of travel-relat...
Just about the last thing Upper Marlboro homeowners expect is for the price of something we use every day to drop so quickly.  It’s been slightly confusing to experience what has been happening with energy prices.  It’s not your imagination.  As you drive past the neighborhood gas station, the pr...
“The best real estate value” is certainly a little bit over-the-top when it’s used in a listing, but in truth, that’s pretty much what most prospective home buyers in every price range actually hope to find.  For homeowners planning to list their own homes, it’s good to keep in mind.  When home i...

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