Lauren Bunting Associate Broker MD & DE

Lauren's Blog

The National Flood Insurance Program’s New Rating Methodology

Thursday, December 23, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) has a new rating methodology, Risk Rating 2.0, and FEMA says it will deliver rates that are easier to understand and better reflect a property’s unique flood ...

Read more

USDA Home Loans

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Lauren Bunting

USDA offers loans and grants for home repairs in rural areas of Maryland through a program known as Section 504 Home Repair program. The program provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, ...

Read more

Chimney Inspections

Thursday, December 09, 2021 Lauren Bunting

One of the inspections that a buyer might decide to pay for when purchasing a home is a chimney inspection, especially when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace, woodstove, or pellet stove. This ...

Read more

Property Condition: Latent Defect vs. Material Fact

Thursday, December 02, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Part of each residential contract of sale in Maryland is an addendum from Section 10-702 of the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (“Section 10-702”). This code requires that a seller ...

Read more

Real Estate Activity in the Holiday Market

Friday, November 26, 2021 Lauren Bunting

A common question from sellers is “when is the best time to sell my house?”. But, the answer to that question is multi-faceted and dependent on market conditions.Traditionally, the slowest buyer demand ...

Read more

October 2021 Market Analysis

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Maryland REALTORS® just released real estate statistics information from the October 2021 housing market analysis. The market continued its monthly trend of a decrease in units sold, down 8,665 in 2021, ...

Read more

Frannie Mae & Freddie Mac tighten rental restrictions

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The two government-controlled mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have made moves to tighten mortgage rules on buildings with many short-term rentals and hotel-like amenities. This move could ...

Read more

Choosing A Tenant

Thursday, November 04, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Landlords have an importantdecision to make when selecting a tenant to rent their investment propertyyear-round. Property owners have traditionally interviewed prospective tenantsin person and asked for ...

Read more

Earnest Money

Thursday, October 28, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Earnest money is a deposit made to a seller that represents a buyer's good faith to buy a home. This deposit money can be called an escrow deposit, good faith deposit, or earnest money. But, whatever ...

Read more

Updates By FEMA To Flood Risk & Policies

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Lauren Bunting

FEMA is changing the way it views flood risk and prices flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) new rating methodology, Risk Rating 2.0, and FEMA says it will deliver rates that ...

Read more

Insurance Policies For Your Condominium

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Condominium associations provide master policy insurance coverage, but a master policy usually covers only the building’s exterior and common areas. To have coverage for what is inside your condo unit, ...

Read more

Pay Attention to Contract Details

Thursday, October 07, 2021 Lauren Bunting

With low inventory in our market,and a high buyer demand, we are experiencing many multiple offer situations onproperties. It’s important to pay attention to contract details to be sure thatverbal agreements ...

Read more

Protect yourself from termites while buying a home

Thursday, September 30, 2021 Lauren Bunting

All homebuyersknow they should get a home inspection, but a common misconception is that yourhome inspector will also cover inspecting for termites. While home inspectorsmake a notation in the home inspection ...

Read more

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Thursday, September 23, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Mortgage insurance is an additional cost that buyers will have to budget for in their total monthly costs when they are not able to put 20% or more down on the purchase of a home. Referred to as MI or ...

Read more

The Effects of Local Zoning Laws

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Local zoning laws affect how a property can be utilized, and therefore, affect a property’s value. When purchasing a property, it’s important to understand the zoning classification so you can research ...

Read more

Recent Posts

Tags

Archive

Search Properties

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.

Brenda Burbage

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

Amanda Hanke and 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 achieve our goal of homeownership.

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

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. We appreciate all you do!

Mike and Patty Locke

Lauren's extensive knowledge of the local real estate market proved to be invaluable during the purchase of our first home.

Allison Shockley and Patrick Molloy

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

Lauren went through tremendous lengths to look out for us every step of the way all the way to the very end. If you are in need of a real estate agent who will treat your transaction as if it were their own and provide you with nothing less than A+ service you will be in good hands with Lauren.

Shireen and Mark Ambush

We were referred to Lauren by a good friend, and we couldn’t have been placed in better hands. Lauren went above and beyond in every way, throughout the entire process.

Liz Young

Lauren Bunting was our realtor when we recently sold two homes- one in Maryland and the other one in Delaware. To say we were very satisfied with all she did for us is an understatement!

Janet and Bruce Lathbury

MLS Disclaimer


Top
Contact Me
Realtor logo   Equal Housing Opportunity logo