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I am a REO agent as well as specializing in Vacation Homes so i thought I would share some trends I am seeing with foreclosures in Southern Maryland. -Some banks are not willing to pay 50/50 of the transfers. This could affect your offer so be sure to ask if you are putting an offer in on a forec...
I love to garden so I thought I would share this. Crocus are always the first to bloom here. I tried some other early bulbs this year but they are not out yet. The pansies survived the snow too. My palm tree has made it through the last 2 winters. It came out looking good this year except where ...
Below is a listing of upcoming events for the next few monthes in Southern Maryland.  This listing of events can be found in the second issue of our newsletter.  To sign up for our newsletter please visit  
Spring is coming up and people are starting to think about planning their summer vacation.  Vacation Home rentals are gaining in popularity. When I first started to rent vacation homes out a few years ago there were only a couple of other homes available for vacation rentals in the area.  Now it ...
In the Sunday issue of the Washington Post there were some interesting figures. In the fourth quarter delinquent borrowers rose to 10.9% up from the same period last year of 8.78%. In Maryland delinquency is even more of a problem they are at a 14.7% rate compared with last year at 11%. They beli...
I am on the Calvert County Tourism commission and we had our monthly meeting yesterday. One of the speakers was Tim Hepler from the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Calvert County purchased the golf course in November 2008 and they have really done some work! Their first focus was the greens. They a...
I recently got elected to serve on the Calvert County Tourism Advisory Council. Many people don't realize what we have to offer her in Calvert County. Below is a link to a short movie promoting Calvert County. There is also a list of 25 Fre...
December had a rise in pre-foreclosure and foreclosure vacation home listings, this was followed by an increase in sales of distressed properties in January. Below are charts for Sales of vacation home sales in Southern Maryland (Calvert County and St Mary's county). It shows foreclosures increas...
The Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay (Calvert County and St Mary's County) showed an increase in foreclosures and pre-foreclosures listed in December. Below is a chart of the distressed vacation home properties listed in the last three months. The chart includes water view, walk to water and w...
It has been a while since I produced my statistics, so I looked at November - January sales. I have been busy getting my Brokers license and it left me with no time to blog between classes and study time. I am glad to have that behind me. I will be managing Vacation Rentals with my new brokerage ...

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