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  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
  Regardless of whether you believe your house is ugly or not, an ugly house can affect how potential buyers react to a home for sale in Upper Marlboro.  Depending on timing, an agent may or may not be obligated to explain the financial or other dramatic events that took place in the house.  Howe...
11/04/2014
  If your Upper Marlboro real estate is nobly situated atop a commanding hilltop, you probably won’t run into issues discussed here because gravity works on your behalf when it comes to plumbing.  On the flatter elevations, many of us must deal with sumps and sump pumps.   For the uninitiated, su...
10/12/2014
  When it comes to home sales, looks do matter.   Once a home comes onto the market, how soon it moves can depend on its location, design, quality of construction –not to mention how well it’s been maintained, the neighborhood, school district…it’s the sum of at least a dozen contributing factors...
10/09/2014
  In much earlier years, a would-be home buyer had few tools to aid in the task of finding a home that was ‘just right.’  Today, the situation has gotten easier thanks to a wealth of real estate apps that home buyers simply download onto their mobile devices.  There are apps that can help you wit...
10/07/2014
      Even before you are presented with the bundle of paperwork that accompanies the signing of your first mortgage, if you are a first-time home buyer, you will have already learned about closing costs –fees and charges that pay for various parts of creating the mortgage loan.  Included in clos...
10/06/2014
For just about everyone who will soon be preparing to list their home in Upper Marlboro, selling price is a principle focus.  What price will this fall's market support? How will that number affect the time it takes to attract serious buyers?  Are there ways to maximize the ultimate selling price...
10/04/2014
 When you set about buying a home for the first time, the lay of the land can be a little tricky.  It's worth recalling some familiar saying, like All the glitters is not gold: and Don't judge a book by its cover; and Appearances can be deceiving Likewise, just as "doubletalk" isn't twice as reli...
09/25/2014
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