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Housing bill passes in General Assembly

Monday, April 15, 2024 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland General Assembly convened on Jan. 10 and adjourned, called “Sine Die, this past Monday, on April 8. The General Assembly wrapped up their session by passing a meaningful housing bill, HB ...

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AI’s features impacting real estate industry

Friday, April 05, 2024 Lauren Bunting

Artificial intelligence, widely known as AI, is quickly entering and altering the real estate industry. It’s wide range of capabilities can greatly increase efficiency and improve productivity.The National ...

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MD program offers homeownership options

Friday, March 29, 2024 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced earlier this month that applications are open for the Utilizing Progressive Lending Investments to Finance Transformation, or UPLIFT, ...

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Agency form explains representation types

Friday, March 22, 2024 Lauren Bunting

The Understanding Agency form in the state of Maryland defines the following distinctions in agency representation:Agents who represent sellersSeller’s Agent: A seller’s agent works for the real estate ...

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Weekly report confirms rising listing trend

Friday, March 15, 2024 Lauren Bunting

Bright MLS provides a Weekly Market Report giving up-to-date listing and showing information that help real estate agents track market activity in real time. This week’s report shows that listings are ...

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Flood Insurance Mitigation Discount tool

Friday, March 08, 2024 Lauren Bunting

FEMA's individualized approach to risk assessment is built on years of investment in flood hazard information, and one of the tools they provide for homeowners is their Flood Insurance Mitigation Discount ...

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Assessment appeal options offered by state

Friday, March 01, 2024 Lauren Bunting

With property assessments on the rise, owners might be wondering what their options are if they disagree with the values the county assessment office has calculated.Assessments are normally received every ...

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Understanding hazard insurance

Friday, February 23, 2024 Lauren Bunting

The National Association of Realtors recently released a report about the differences between hazard insurance and homeowners insurance.As articulated, hazard insurance is specifically designed to offer ...

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First-time homebuyer savings accounts may be expanded

Friday, February 09, 2024 Lauren Bunting

Back in 2021, the Maryland legislature passed a bill that created first-time homebuyer savings accounts.The account is a way that a first-time homebuyer can save for the purchase of a home and receive ...

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Trends of real estate context index survey

Friday, February 02, 2024 Lauren Bunting

 The National Association of Realtors conducts a Realtors Confidence Index Survey that gathers information from Realtors about local market conditions based on their client interactions.The December ...

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Md. law on EMDs no longer same

Friday, January 26, 2024

As of last October, Maryland’s law regarding return of earnest money deposits, or EMDs, has changed.The new provision of the Real Estate Brokers Act applies to EMDs delivered to the title company or broker ...

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New law addresses discrimination

Friday, January 19, 2024 Lauren Bunting

In 2020, Maryland added “source of income” as a protected class.The laws addressing source of income discrimination in Maryland are as follows: “source of income” means any lawful source of money paid ...

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Home prices expected to drop slightly in ‘24

Friday, January 12, 2024 Lauren Bunting

As was featured in an article last month, released its 2024 Housing Market Forecast and Predictions report recently with a headline of: “Housing Affordability Finally Begins to Turnaround.”The ...

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Recap of county’s market statistics

Friday, December 22, 2023 Lauren Bunting

The year 2023 proved to be a shifting market year — one in which mortgage rates continued a significant increase and sales volume was further reduced.However, with only a small gain in inventory and a ...

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Housing market finally starting to turn around in ‘24

Friday, December 15, 2023 Lauren Bunting released its 2024 Housing Market Forecast and Predictions report recently and the headline was: “Housing Affordability Finally Begins to Turnaround.”Synopsis of the data was as follows:As ...

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