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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 ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Credit Scores

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Many renters want to become homeowners, but they are afraid that low credit score, debt or student loans may prevent them from their dream. Understandingcredit scores, and what factors credit reporting ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Smoke Alarm Law

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Real Estate Report: As of January 1, 2018, there are new residential smoke alarm requirements in the state of Maryland, as per a bill passed by the Maryland General Assemblyin 2013. Maryland REALTORS® ...

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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 ofthe key legislation being considered that will affect the real estate industry. Here ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: 2017 Year End Figures

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Lauren Bunting

Maryland REALTORS® released their Maryland Year End sales figures, and announced that in 2017, residential sales in Maryland climbed by 3.2 percent,or more than 2,500 homes across the state. Eighteen ...

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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 AgricultureRural Development Maryland/Delaware State Office has ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Title I Loan

Monday, January 08, 2018 Lauren Bunting

There is a Federal Housing Administration program that allows for the financing of a mobile home. It is called the Title I program, and it allows FHAapproved lenders to make loans from their own funds ...

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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 justbefore Christmas. They started by saying that Realtors ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Worcester County Market in 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Lauren Bunting

With another strong year in real estate coming to a close, let’s take a closer look at our local area to see where the numbers stacked up for 2017 sales.The Maryland Association of REALTORS (MAR), releases ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Importance of Home Scents

Friday, December 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

Smells are an important factor when listing your home for sale, right up there with the visual presentation of a home. Top smells to check for are:garbage, pet smells, mold, body odor and tobacco.When ...

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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 FreddieMac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Energy Efficiency

Sunday, October 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

One of the most expensive ongoing monthly expenses for homeowners outside of their mortgage payment is their utility bills. There are some affordable andeasy adjustments you can make throughout your home ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Appraisal Differences

Friday, September 01, 2017 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. An appraisal is a valuation of aproperty done by a professional, licensed individual ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Money to Close Differences

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

Some of the biggest misconceptions in buying a home are related to down-payments and closing costs. The first misconception is that a down-payment is thesame thing as closing costs. Down payments are ...

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LWB Real Estate Report: Importance First Steps to Buying a Home

Saturday, July 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

 Many homebuyers focus on a max purchase price when searching for a new home. This number is usually based on how much a lender has told them they are approvedfor and/or a total monthly payment that ...

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