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                                         OR                                                                                            Once you’ve made the decision to move—you might think the automatic next step is to prepare to sell your current house…but there should be one intervening step.  ...
09/24/2014
  Local homeowners are among the keenest observers of mortgage rates because they are such a large factor in the long-term investment that is their house. It’s the factor that determines if and when refinancing makes sense.   For the most part, home buyers simply accept the mortgage rate that hap...
09/23/2014
  Once your property appears in thelistings it’s time to prepare for the all-important initial open house.   The impression it makes will produce an impact that’s literally multiples of what any single showing can accomplish. More bang for the same amount of work.   Here are some preparation deta...
09/22/2014
  Selling an elderly or deceased relative’s home can be one of the most selfless tasks anyone is ever called upon to do because it’s hard to let go of a place that has so many loved ones’ memories. What frequently adds to the emotional component is the condition of the house. Although my mom and ...
09/17/2014
  You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax!   Uh…maybe not just yet.   When you are buying a home, among the scores of thoughts that might be racing through your hea...
09/17/2014
  Residents in Upper Marlboro don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school.  At the same time, it’s hard not to be reminded how significant education is when it...
09/14/2014
  With Labor Day behind us, the serious fall Silver Spring home buying season is upon us. With tempting low interest rates and batches of homes hitting the market from sellers motivated to complete their sales before the holidays, Silver Spring home buying consumers have ample reason to think the...
09/11/2014
  According to the last month’s National Association of Realtors® announcement, existing home sales are up across the U.S., at the same time that home inventories are on the rise.  In Silver Spring, it may point to a brisk fall market, with more prospective buyers deciding the time is right for b...
09/09/2014
  If you’re looking for a place to rent in Upper Marlboro, then look no further.  We have the most up to date properties available and some are ready for immediate occupancy.   You have to hurry because these properties will not be available for too long. I’ve already rented 3 units in 1 week.   ...
09/09/2014
  You’ve done it:  found what’s soon to become your family’s new home!  It’s in a great neighborhood…reasonable commute…decent kitchen (size is right: definitely upgradable).  All this and it fits the budget!  Congrats!  Looks like your housing hunt is over…   Yet…before you sign on the dotted li...
09/08/2014
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