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A majority of homeowners purchasing a house with less than 20 percent down have to buy private mortgage insurance -(PMI) This insurance makes homeownership possible for so many purchasers.Lenders require you to have mortgage insurance so that if you can no longer make payments on your home, the l...
Maryland Governor  Larry Hogan and Secretary Kenneth Holt announced the "You've Earned It!" Initiative through the Maryland Mortgage Program.  The initiative is offering a 2.75 percent fixed rate, 30-year mortgage and $10,000 down payment assistance to qualified home buyers with more than $25,000...
  Lake Linganore is a tranquil rural lake community consisting of 14 unique villages. The community of villages is centered on a system of lakes, the centerpiece of which is  a 210-acre lake , the largest privately owned lake in the state of Maryland. Located between Frederick and Mt. Airy, five ...
The foreclosure process involves three stages: FIRST: Pre-foreclosure, the Bank files a notice of default stating the property owner has been delinquent on their mortgage payments for at least two months. The property owner at this point still has two to three months to try and refinance the loan...
Listening to an interview on a book review I heard an interesting analogy. What industry can you fail in 70% of the time, be a super star and do what you love? The book was about baseball. A hitter who's batting average is consistently over 300 is considered a super star in baseball. Which means ...
Auction or List it for sale ?                     Acting as executor or (PR) "personal representative" of an estate doesn't have to be an overwhelming task if you're organized. The executor or PR is legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent, or deceased, until the probate pro...
The most effective way for homeowners considering selling to improve value is to consider smaller replacement projects. Those that enhance curb appeal remain the highest on the bang for your buck list. Here is a list detailing the average costs of home renovation projects,( all under $1,500 ), a...
This is a link to the top 100 High Schools in Maryland . The High Schools are ranked based on dozens of key statistics and opinions from students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate th...
If you are considering selling this year, consider jumping in before the spring rush. Here are some very good reasons why . Demand right now is strong Interest rates are the lowest they have been since May of 2013. Low oil prices are also making Buyers feel good, therefore they are out looking to...
  One lazy summer afternoon our family went to a Frederick Keys baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium. As the game moved along I heard two men carrying on a conversation behind me. One of them was talking about moving up into Pennsylvania, he was talking about building a house on a lot he owned. A...

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