real estate in maryland: Moving Your Family Forward For a New Year - 01/14/14 10:57 AM
Moving Your Family Forward For a New Year
It's a New Year! Are you thinking about ways to move your family forward for 2014?  If so, you are definitely not alone! Here are a few tips for things you could do to start the New Year off on the right foot:
Make a budget you can stick with! The first thing you should do is set up a financial buget, but be sure it is realistic. A good budget will not only get your bills paid (on time), but will also allow you an opportunity to put something aside for a rainy … (3 comments)

real estate in maryland: Fun Things to Do and See This Week in Silver Spring - 02/13/12 05:08 PM
It's the middle of February (already!) and Silver Spring home owners have a virtual cornucopia of of terrific places to go and fun things to do right here in our area. Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment this week:
Beginning this evening (Monday, February 13), it's Bring Your Family to School Week! The National PTA® announced the Thomas G. Pullen K-8 Arts Academy has been awarded a $1,000 Grant for “Bring Your Family to School Week” and at 7pm today, a representative from the National PTA will present our PTA with the $1,000 … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: Silver Spring – Where the Fun Never Ends! - 01/27/12 04:24 PM
It's already the last week of January! It's time to get out and enjoy the terrific places to go and unique things to do in our area! Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week in Montgomery County:
Saturday, January 28 at noon, experience the rich culture of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Lakeforest Mall! Come out for the opening ceremony; view the beautiful decorations and exhibits. Entertainment and activities will take place over two weekends, January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: Make Some Fun Plans for Next Week In and Around Silver Spring - 01/13/12 03:11 PM
We're betting that most Silver Spring home owners, like us, can hardly believe that January's already half over! It's time to motivate – get out there and enjoy the terrific places to go and things to do in our area! Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week:
Saturday, January 14 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year's Festival, and The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association cordially invites community members to join their celebration! There will be plenty of food, entertainment, and opportunities to meet community members and leaders. The … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: Resolve to Face the Facts! - 01/12/12 07:55 PM
Since 2007, 8.9 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, and millions more are headed in that direction – including many homes right here in the Silver Spring area.
As a real estate professional who has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, my mission is to ensure that you or anyone you care about does not add to that statistic under any circumstances!
The unfortunate fact is that so many homeowners who have played by the rules and never imagined that they could be facing foreclosure are now in a very tough situation.
More than one in … (2 comments)

real estate in maryland: Can I Really Sell My Home in This Market? - 01/10/12 08:32 PM
It's a question on the mind of every Silver Spring home owner preparing to sell their house this spring! We're here to help, and we've got some suggestions to help you find a buyer as soon as possible.
Make your home as appealing as possible inside and out. First, paint the interior a neutral color; you may love melon and chartreuse, but potential buyers want to envision their OWN color palette. Next, patch the holes inside and out (don't forget the yard). Plant some flowers, or put something simple but colorful near the front door. Make minor repairs as needed, … (1 comments)

real estate in maryland: How Can A First-Time Home Buyer Select the Right Home? - 01/09/12 10:02 PM
Buying your first home can be exhilarating, terrifying, exciting...all of these things and more. We're here to help! We'll do whatever we can to put things into perspective, and we'll assist you in maneuvering what are probably unfamiliar landscapes. Here are some tips to help make things a little easier while you're still in the selection process.
When you look at homes online, you can see pictures of each property. Carry that process offline; when you view a home, bring a digital camera to take your own photos. Begin each series of pictures with a close-up of the house number so … (1 comments)

real estate in maryland: SILVER SPRING AREA REAL ESTATE: Lovely Townhome in Popular Snowdens Mill - JUST LISTED - 01/06/12 04:22 PM
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real estate in maryland: Fun Things to Do This Week In and Around Silver Spring - 01/06/12 02:02 PM
It's a new year, and winter is fully upon Silver Spring home owners. However, there's no need to succumb to seasonal blues or cabin fever when there are so many terrific places to go and things to do in our area! Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week:
Is your daughter at “that age” where she could benefit from improved social skills? (They all get to “that age” eventually!) On Saturday, January 7,Club Bloom USA, a non-profit organization promoting positive personal growth and leadership for girls, hosts a new Saturday … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: FHA Waiver Gives Real Estate Investors a Boost - 01/05/12 11:18 PM
The conditions for investing in a Silver Spring home in the current market just keep getting better and better! The FHA’s recent ruling stands to further fuel investor activity, while accelerating the recovery of the real estate market.
The process of “flipping” investment properties had once been cited as a contributor to the real estate market’s meltdown. As such, the FHA pulled the plug on insuring properties held for less than 90 days.
Savvy investors are often adept in getting fixer-uppers ready for sale within that time frame, however, and to encourage more dollars to flow into housing, the FHA temporarily … (2 comments)

real estate in maryland: SILVER SPRING AREA REAL ESTATE: Adorable Raised Rambler in Quiet Neighborhood: JUST LISTED! - 01/04/12 06:04 PM
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real estate in maryland: Do I REALLY Need a Realtor® To Sell My Home? - 01/03/12 06:44 PM
Our answer: Absolutely! A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) are properly called Realtors®. We proudly display the Realtor "®" trademark on our business cards and other marketing and sales literature.
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real estate in maryland: Happy New Year! Fun Things to Do In and Around Silver Spring - 12/30/11 03:45 PM
It's the final weekend of 2011! We hope you've had a terrific year, and we extend our very best wishes for a safe and happy 2012. Here's a look at some of the fun things happening in our area as we head into the first week of the new year:
On Saturday, December 31 from 9am-4pm, do something a little different! The Wheaton International Market at the Wheaton Westfield Shopping Mall. This is the place in Montgomery County and the Greater Washington, DC area for bargain hunters and collectors who are seeking items for their homes, personal use or their collections. … (1 comments)

real estate in maryland: Make 2012 YOUR Year to Build Real Estate Investment Wealth - 12/29/11 06:25 PM
After another year of worldwide economic ups and downs, the news is no longer whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up or down on any given day. The news is that the stock market is volatile. Period. At any given day or any given moment, the stock market might be up or it might be down, but but wild swings have started to feel like the new normal.
It’s anyone’s guess what the new year will hold, but we can be fairly sure that the roller coaster ride will continue.
The stock market will continue to do what the stock … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: Tax Strategies for the Investment-Minded Consumer - 12/27/11 07:29 PM
It's hard to believe that tax season is nearly here! If you own a Silver Spring home that is an exclusive rental property, you can deduct numerous expenses including taxes, insurance, mortgage interest, utilities, housekeeping, and repairs. According to HouseLogic, even towels and sheets are deductible! Use Schedule E. You can also write off depreciation, which is the value lost due to the wear and tear a home experiences over time.Treat the rental property like a business, says Mark Steber, chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Services. Keep detailed records and maintain a separate checking account. Figure you’ll spend a … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: Great Things To Do In and Around Silver Spring During the Upcoming Week - 12/23/11 03:26 PM
It's the Christmas holiday weekend, and Silver Spring home owners won't be at a loss for places to go and things to do! Here's a glimpse at the possibilities available during the upcoming week:
On Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24), River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold two Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Services. The first, at 5:00pm, will be a Family Christmas Eve Candle Lighting. This will feature familiar carols and RRUUC's traditional Christmas Eve pageant.  The second Christmas Eve Service will begin at 8:15pm.  This service is titled, 'Joy to the World.' It features songs, choral music, and stories ancient and new,  … (1 comments)

real estate in maryland: YOU Can Unlock a World of Investor Wealth! - 12/22/11 04:07 PM
With interest rates at historic lows, and incredible bargains available in our local market, more and more of my clients are investing their money in real estate. Watch this short video and find out how almost anyone can get started today with very little down! Then contact me at (301) 452-5252 for a FREE consultation and to get a list of investment properties currently available in your area!
 

 
The EMA Real Estate Group are your local experts when it comes to investing in real estate. We ensure exceptional service, including both personal consultation (offering vast experience and knowledge … (2 comments)

real estate in maryland: Winter Holiday Things To Do In and Around Silver Spring During the Upcoming Week - 12/16/11 08:47 PM
The winter holiday season is here, and Silver Spring home owners are fortunate to have LOADS of places to go and things to do! Here's a glimpse at the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week:
On Saturday, December 17, why not take the family to Brookside Gardens for the (free!) Winter Display and Train Exhibit. The Winter display inside the conservatories coincides with ‘Garden of Lights’ outside, and includes a garden railway landscaped with a variety of evergreens and conifers as well as colorful flowering plants of the season. The Train Exhibit runs through January 8, 2012. Call … (2 comments)

real estate in maryland: Maryland FHLB First-Time Homebuyer Grant Program - 12/16/11 06:32 PM

A program that provides low and moderate income home buyers with up to $7500 in matching funds for down payment and closing cost assistance from FHLB-approved lenders. Requirements include:You must be a first time home buyer, your income is at or below 80% of the area median income, you must contribute at least $1,000 of your own funds, it is a 4-1 matching program and you must take a home buyer class.
The home buyer class (or credit canceling class) is a requirement only after you have a ratified contract. Who qualifies as a first time home buyer? If you … (0 comments)

real estate in maryland: The Benefits of Investing in Real Estate - 12/15/11 06:18 PM
Real estate investors in the Silver Spring area know that there are numerous benefits to investing in real estate. Wondering what those benefits are? Read on for some terrific points from CIAS.com :
Cash flow can be a steady and significant stream of income. Your cash flow will increase over the years. Cash is liquid, and can be prudently invested. And remember...most stocks don't provide cash flow.
Investment real estate appreciates, which should always be considered a bonus. Yearly home appreciation averaged more than 5% over the past 40 years. You have the ability to help your property appreciate by making … (0 comments)

 
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