ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2014 

  Part of the art of listing a home for sale is to highlight features that will catch eyes in a wide assortment of different groups of prospective buyers.  It’s “the more, the merrier” and very often the ultimate buyer winds up being unlike the typical prospect you would have thought most likely....
11/25/2014
  You got the big promotion at work, but there’s one catch:  you have to move across the country.  Upper Marlboro, Maryland homeowners may have mastered Upper Marlboro house hunting, but doing it in a location that requires travel can be a logistical nightmare especially when the distance in ques...
11/23/2014
Home buyers’ first impressions are visual, and a flawed exterior will turn them away faster than a two-hour wait time at a family restaurant.  Upper Marlboro curb appeal is the same as it is anywhere:  when ‘curb appeal’ becomes ‘curb repel,’ the outcome to expect are numbers lower than they shou...
11/19/2014
You’ve watched as your little ones grew from stumbling toddlers into young adulthood and now out into the world on their own.  It’s been a slow transition, but it‘s also sped fast in the blink of an eye!  So now what? For most parents, the onset of your own Upper Marlboro empty next comes at a ti...
11/19/2014
  Sports divers know something that’s relevant to a first time home buyer’s decision about whether to enlist the services of an Upper Marlboro real estate agent.   A ‘free diver’ (one without SCUBA gear) who descends into dark, unknown waters usually finds it’s possible to dive much deeper the se...
11/14/2014
  If you’re an energetic Do-it-Yourself without much remodeling experience, Job One is to gather professional opinions to minimize the likelihood of costly discoveries.  But before you even get that far, there are some general concepts that veteran investors know.  These are disqualifiers that ma...
11/13/2014
  Selling an Upper Marlboro home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers.  That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through an energetic marketing program.  One increasingly prominent marketing point ...
11/10/2014
  Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Upper Marlboro can be significantly cheaper than renting one.  Much of the reason has to do with short-term versus long-term considerations (buying a home starts with paying a sizable down payment, after all); but over the long run...
11/07/2014
  You’re about to close a deal to become a tenant.  The landlord seems to be nice and the place is a wonderful:  immaculate and welcoming.  Now all that’s left is to wait for the landlord’s okay after an evaluation of you as the new tenant, right?   Well, not quite.  Just as the landlord should c...
11/06/2014
  When your house is about to go on the market, or you are preparing to find the perfect Upper Marlboro home, choosing the right Upper Marlboro real estate agent shouldn’t be a blind decision.   The right choice can make all the difference between a smooth seamless process and a stressful ongoing...
11/05/2014