Lauren Bunting Associate Broker

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • $35 Can Help Habitat Build a New Home for a Deserving Worcester County Family

    Saturday, October 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    The local Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County (HFH) is getting ready to begin construction of their next Habitat home located on Flower Street in Berlin, Maryland for a deserving local family. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds affordable homes for low-income families

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  • Future of National Flood Insurance Uncertain

    Thursday, September 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Congress is unlikely to reach a long-term agreement on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the program expires on Sept. 30th. The debt-strapped program covers flood damage not typically covered by standard homeowners' insurance—a classification to which many homes and condos in Ocean

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  • Move Up Buyers Stuck in Mud?

    Monday, August 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: "Move Up" Buyers Stuck in Mud

    Our real estate market is missing an important element these days. Many homeowners who would like to upgrade to a larger home, commonly referred to as the "move up" buyer, have to hold off making a move.


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  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Landlord

    Friday, July 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Landlord

    Investing in a rental house can single handedly secure a college education or provide for a more comfortable retirement, but do you have what it takes to be a landlord?

    Success in real estate investing,

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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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  • 3 Helpful Hints to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: Three Helpful Hints to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity if your home is mortgaged, and this type of insurance covers the structure of your home and your personal property, as

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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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  • Access to the Dream--Habitat for Humanity of Worc. County Delivers New Home

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: Access to the Dream

    On an ordinary Saturday in March, something extraordinary occurred for Tameka Pinkney and her 3-year old daughter, Nakiah—they became homeowners. Employed at the local Wal-Mart, owning a home was not

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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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  • Real Estate in the New Year

    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    As we say goodbye to 2010, it's time to look into this new year with rose colored glasses, but let's temper that optimism with some reality mixed in. In 2010, some of our beach markets saw foreclosure and short sales (collectively referred to as distressed properties), dominate

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  • Recently Joined Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County as a Board Member

    Sunday, August 01, 2010 Lauren Bunting

    I'm proud to announce that I've increased my activities with our local Habitat for Humanity and was invited to join their Board of Directors.

    I've been working with HFH for over a year now, mostly helping with their fundraising activities and publicity, but will now take a more active role

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  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification Obtained

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Lauren Bunting

    I've just received my SFR designation, which stands for Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. This is a nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help

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Recent Posts



Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We are so excited to move into the perfect house for us, and couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

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
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