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Transfer and Recordation Taxes in MD

Monday, July 01, 2019 Lauren Bunting

Customary in the state of Maryland is a split of transfer and recordation charges between a buyer and a seller. Section 14-104(b) of the Real Property Article, Annotated Code of Maryland provides that, unless otherwise negotiated in the contract

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Foreclosure inventory down, report states

Friday, October 17, 2014 Lauren Bunting

CoreLogic, a data and analytics company, recently released its National Foreclosure Report with data through August 2014—and it shows foreclosure inventory is down.

The report states that 45,000 foreclosures were completed in August, a 22.2 percent year over year decline from 58,000 in August 2013.Approximately 629,000

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FHA Introduces Changes for April 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: FHA Introduces Changes to Help Strengthen Its Financial Health.

In a recent Housing of Urban Development (HUD) news release, a series of changes were announced that will allow the agency to better manage risk and further strengthen the health of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA)

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Help Navigating the Real Estate World

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Lauren Bunting

Many buyers are aware of both FHA 3.5 percent down loan and the USDA 100% financing loan. Both of these loans require upfront mortgage insurance fees as well as monthly insurance premiums that can really push up the monthly cost of their loan, which reduces purchase power.

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Boomerang Buyers

Friday, March 01, 2013 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: Real Estate Rebound Buyers

There is a contingency of buyers referred to as "rebound buyers" or "boomerang buyers"--these are the people who lost homes in foreclosures or short sales during the housing bust who are striving to be homeowners again.

It is estimated

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Important First Steps When Thinking of Buying a Home

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: Important first steps to buying a home

With affordability on the rise, and interest rates at all time lows, more people are asking the question—should I rent or buy? The most important first

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2nd Quarter Housing Statistics Analysis for Worcester County

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Lauren Bunting

2nd Quarter Worc. County Housing Statistics.

The MD Association of Realtors released their housing statistics for the 2nd quarter of 2012 and the numbers show some mixed blessings for Worcester County. The housing statistics report for April – June, 2012 shows that overall sales volume took a hit

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Changes Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers

Sunday, April 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

Changes Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers:

Various legislative changes and industry modifications are made throughout the year that can affect both homebuyers and sellers. Here are two of the more significant changes in 2012.

FHA Fees Change: Effective April 1, 2012 there will be an increase to

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FHA Waives Anti-Flipping Rules through 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

Buyers looking to purchase a home with an FHA backed loan will continue to have more leeway to purchase directly from banks or investors with a recent decision by the Federal Housing Administration to extend its waiver on property anti-flipping rules through 2012.

FHA rules typically prohibit

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The Ins and Outs of a Short Sale

Thursday, April 07, 2011 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: The Ins and Outs of a Short Sale

You've probably heard the term "short sale" by now—a short sale is the phrase used when a homeowner is selling their home, but the list price and/or sale price is less than what is owed on

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Foreclosures in Our Market--What Role Do They Play?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Lauren Bunting

Distressed properties—meaning foreclosures, bank-owned (REO) and short sales, where the property is being sold for less than the mortgage due—are undeniably playing a role in keeping our housing values depressed locally. But…how much so, and when will we see the light at the end of the

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