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Whenever the words “reverse mortgage” are uttered, any TV viewer immediately makes the connection with one of several celebrity spokesmen. If you listen carefully, those reverse mortgage ads do actually describe the product with legal accuracy. If you have the standard degree of sales resistance ...
11/03/2015
One reason why everyone from first time homebuyers to real estate investors can benefit from is the best of today’s how-to real estate books. Here are some of the popular oldies—as well as some valuable newcomers:100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask is Ilyce Glink’s compilation of...
11/03/2015
DON’T GIVE UP!  This is the time of year when the weather changes, there’s less sunlight and you may have been told that there’s less inventory during the fall and winter months, but don’t let your thoughts discourage you from buying your new home.  Today, there are over 450 homes for sale in Upp...
10/30/2015
More than one home sale has resulted from a couple’s chance encounter with an Upper Marlboro open house. It still happens that they just drop in on the spur of the moment.“Oh look! They’re having an open house down the street!” turns into curiosity, then interest, excitement—and ultimately, a lif...
10/27/2015
When you read up on the dos and don’ts for selling your home, there is one piece of advice that’s universal when it comes to negotiating a successful deal: don’t let your emotions get in the way. If you’ve lived in the house for many years, your emotions can easily drive the sale of your house an...
10/26/2015
The peak of flu season in Prince George’s County, MD tends to be between October and February, and during these months a little extra cleaning can really pay off. When we go out and about, we can easily bring home the flu virus, and it can continue to be a threat on surfaces throughout the home. ...
10/23/2015
 When you begin your house-hunting project online, the chances are you just scan the listings’ major features to narrow down the candidates, leaving out the majority of the finer details until later. Some of that information might turn out to be decisive—but most likely not until you’ve settled o...
10/21/2015
 It’s October­­­; a time of year when the sun rises late and falls early, leaves change to vibrant colors that can put rainbows to shame. Fall weather turns the air a bit crisper. All in all, to a lot of people, fall is the favorite time of the year.Selling your Upper Marlboro house in the autumn...
10/20/2015
You know what the “wow factor” is for any Upper Marlboro home that’s for sale—it’s the extra something that’s highly desirable and unique to the property. It could be a two-story foyer, or a game room that’s large enough for a pool table and a large sunroom. It might be a home theater with four s...
10/19/2015
Whenever an unplanned and unwelcome financial situation develops, mortgage-holder can find himself or herself in the position of being unable to keep up with their monthly home loan payments. If the unhappy situation continues, the likely result is a foreclosure or short sale. In addition to losi...
10/16/2015
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