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Thursday, January 14, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Real Estate Commission is the regulatory agency that provides licenses to real estate brokers and agents.

Its office receives 400-500 consumer complaints annually.

Maryland Real Estate Commission is a special funded entity in which license fees fund its operations as well as the Real Estate Guaranty Fund.

Maryland Realtors have provided

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LWB Real Estate Report: Title Insurance

Thursday, July 05, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: Title Insurance 

Most commonly used in the state of Maryland to protect a buyer, and ensure that title to a

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LWB Real Estate Report: Bank of America's Grant

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report:

Homebuyers may be eligible to receive up to $5000.00 in closing cost assistance through Bank of America’s Home Grant program. These funds can be used to help with nonrecurring closing costs such

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LWB Real Estate Report: Photos Sell

Thursday, March 29, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report:

The majority of buyers search online when looking for homes, in fact 95% of homebuyers use online websites, and 72% use a mobile or tablet app to assist in their home search, based on data from

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LWB Real Estate Report: Rate Increases

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report:

With the Federal Reserve raising interest rates last week by a quarter of a percentage point and signaling that the central bank is on track to raise rates twice more in 2018—homebuyers should pay

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LWB Real Estate Report: CMA vs. Appraisal

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: CMA vs. Appraisal

To clear up any confusion, there is a definite difference between a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and an appraisal. Basically, they are two different levels of reports in determining

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LWB Real Estate Report: Tenants Screening Do's & Don'ts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report:

The National Association of Realtors® official magazine, Realtor®Mag, recently published these eight tips for property managers and landlords to help prevent discrimination lawsuits—as fines for violations of

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LWB Real Estate Report: 2018 Legislative Priorities

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Realtors® released their 2018 Legislative Priorities list for Realtors throughout the state to be aware of the key legislation being considered that will affect the real estate industry. Here are the summaries of the proposed bills:

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LWB Real Estate Report: Ocean Pines & USDA Loan Issue

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Lauren Bunting

An important affordable loan product for the Ocean Pines area is in jeopardy—the 100% financing USDA loan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Maryland/Delaware State Office has announced it is conducting a review of all areas under its

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LWB Real Estate Report: Realtors Effect on Taxes

Monday, January 01, 2018 Lauren Bunting

The National Association of Realtors issued a news release that summarizes real estate related tax items in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act put into place just before Christmas. They started by saying that Realtors can take some credit for many of the bill’s improvements during its

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LWB Real Estate Report: Contingencies

Thursday, June 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

Contingencies Provide Buyers an Important Check and Balance

Purchasing a new home is normally the biggest investment you’ll ever make and once you’ve bought a home, it’s a decision you can’t easily reverse. Contracts of sale offer various contingency clauses

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LWB Real Estate Report: Role of Agent

Saturday, April 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Association of Realtors has issued a new brochure for the public entitled “Get to Know the Role of Real Estate Agents”. The brochure covers the role of agents and agency relationships and is a useful tool for

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LWB Real Estate Report: Realtor Ethics

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

Most real estate agents are Realtors®, which means they are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). By belonging to NAR, all member Realtors are bound by NAR’s Code of Ethics. But beyond the ethics code, NAR developed

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LWB Real Estate Report: Tax Prep to Purchase

Sunday, January 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

For those considering a purchase of a new home in 2017, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself financially. The first step is to contact a local mortgage broker that can help review your current financial situation—but the two most important aspects to define are

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Understand whom agents represent during transaction

Friday, November 07, 2014 Lauren Bunting

The relationship between a real estate agent and the parties involved in a transaction is not exactly simple.

If you've ever viewed property with a licensed Realtor, you should have been presented with a form entitled "Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent." This form is required to

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Survey shows realtors using new technology

Friday, July 04, 2014 Lauren Bunting

In a recent news release issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it was reported that Realtors continue to invest in new technology for their business and have spent more than they did in previous years on keeping up with technology advancements.

It is not surprising

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Detailed list of requirements to become Realtor

Friday, June 06, 2014 Lauren Bunting

Have you ever wondered what qualifications your Realtor encompasses?

To be a licensed Realtor, there is a detailed list of requirements, not only to obtain your license initially, but also to maintain your license with ongoing continuing education.

To initially obtain a license from Maryland, Realtors are

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FHA takes steps to help underserved

Friday, May 16, 2014 Lauren Bunting

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a news release announcing its "Blueprint for Access".

This blueprint outlines the additional steps the FHA is taking to expand access to credit for underserved borrowers. These steps include encouraging a broader use of housing counseling and homebuyers will qualify for

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Home purchasing is a process

Friday, February 07, 2014 Lauren Bunting

So you want to buy a home, but don’t know where to begin. Many prospective homebuyers call an agent to see a property before figuring out what they really want in a home and also before the other crucial first step — getting pre-qualified.

Buyers should sit

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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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What to do with your money??

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

Holding out to try and find the lowest price is not always the best strategy...

Are your feet stuck in the sand when it comes to investing? Not sure what to do with your money in today’s economic climate? Here’s an interesting perspective on today’s financial opportunities from

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What is a QR code?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

Have you looked at real estate ads lately, and wondered if there was a printing error that caused a box of squiggly lines to appear??

Well, it's no mistake. It's one of the newest mobile internet technologies using 'bar codes", or more specifically dubbed QR codes.

A QR (Quick Response)

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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.

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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.

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