Lauren Bunting Associate Broker

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  • VA Loan obtainable through mortgage companies, banks

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 Lauren Bunting

    Most people are familiar with the VA Loan, which is a loan program through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • Adverse-market fee to start Sept. 1

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Earlier this month, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced plans to impose a new 0.5 percent adverse-market fee on mortgage refinances starting Sept. 1.

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  • Appraisal of home important part of real estate process

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    The appraisal of a home is an important step in the real estate process, one that can certainly make or break a deal.

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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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  • LWB Real Estate Report: Freddie Mac Rent Control

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report:

    Freddie Mac announced a new program aimed to help keep rents affordable for working families without any federal, state or municipal subsidy. Freddie Mac’s new Mezzanine Loan pilot provides favorable pricing and additional

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  • LWB Real Estate Report: FHFA

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit will be $453,100, a meaningful increase from $424,100 in 2017.

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  • Many variables to consider in condo buying

    Friday, June 19, 2015 Lauren Bunting

    Purchasing a condominium differs from buying a single-family home in more ways than the obvious. Of course, condo ownership offers buyers the convenience of maintenance free living since you don’t have to worry about cutting the grass or shoveling

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  • House and Senate approve extensions

    Friday, December 26, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    The U.S. House and Senate approved a package of tax extensions that include an important provision that helps distressed homeowners through extending the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act for all of 2014.

    The approval will be retroactive for homeowners who sold their home during 2014, and the act

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  • Big impact may come with new credit scoring

    Friday, September 05, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    Some proposed changes in credit scoring may have a big impact on how many Americans will qualify for home loans.

    Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), the most widely used credit score, recently announced that the latest version of its score, FICO09, would no

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  • Many own homes through MMP effort

    Friday, August 15, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    The Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) is a home loan program that can open up the door to homeownership for many Marylanders who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to buy their first home.

    This program,

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  • $25 Billion Settlement Against Banks

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

    $20 billion in relief for homeowners

    The federal government and 49 state attorneys general have settled a lawsuit for $25 billion against the country's five biggest banks for foreclosure processing and mortgage loan servicing problems.

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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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Megan and Brandon Cater

My friend was right, you are the hardest working realtor, bar none. I honestly don’t think that I would have gotten through this house selling process without you. You certainly have done yeomen du...

Brenda Burbage

Lauren made first time homebuying extremely approachable, and took the time to educate me on everything involved in the process.

Amanda Hanke & Keri Swigert

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication that made this purchase possible. You advocate for your clients and I highly regard you for it. You made it possible for me and my family to achie...

Tom Harutyunyan

Thank you so much for the very wonderful, professional job you did with selling our property. You will always be special to me.

Penny Carley

Lauren’s extensive knowledge of the local real estate market proved to be invaluable during the purchase of our first home. We were beyond impressed by her persistence, dedication and how easy she ...

Allison Shockley & Patrick Molloy

We want to say a sincere “Thank You” for all you've done for us! We know at times the road seemed never ending. Thank you for always staying positive even through our ups and downs of this process....

Mike and Patty Locke

Lauren is very easy to work with. She has helped me sell and buy homes in the area and has always been hard working and professional.

Jennifer K. Leggour


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  • Lauren Bunting Associate Broker
  • 7510 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD 21842
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