Lauren Bunting Associate Broker

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  • Real Estate industry follows strict social distancing guidelines

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    During the “Stay at Home Order” issued by Gov. Larry Hogan, real estate is affected, but definitely not halted.

    The Maryland Realtors issued guidance for all brokerages throughout the state to follow and stated providing real estate services has been deemed essential

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  • Options available to reduce, suspend mortgage payment

    Thursday, April 09, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    If you’ve been furloughed or laid off from your job, there are options now to be able to reduce or suspend your mortgage payment.

    While this is a necessary form of relief due to the pandemic causing such widespread economic impacts, the mortgage market is feeling the

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  • No in-person meetings due to virus hard for real estate

    Thursday, April 02, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    With updates and announcements daily, as well as much of our country under stay-at-home orders to help slow the spread of the virus, the real estate industry is challenged to stay engaged with clients and meet critical deadlines without in-person meetings.

    Here are some

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  • After winter surge, Realtors adjust

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    According to the National Association of Realtors, February home sales surged 7.2 percent year-over-year, hitting a pace of 5.77 million, and home prices rose 8 percent – both encouraging figures for spring.

    Now as the coronavirus pandemic progresses, real estate is having to adjust

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  • Buyers, Sellers Make Changes During Outbreak

    Monday, March 16, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Every aspect of American life is being affected by COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), and that includes the real estate market. Besides closures and social distancing to slow the spread, buyers and sellers who are currently involved in active contracts might be affected by government office closures since

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  • Md. Contracts of Sales Includes Addendums

    Monday, February 24, 2020 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 of a single family residential property deliver to each buyer, on or before

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  • Presale Renovations

    Monday, February 03, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Presale renovations are not a new concept, but according to an article in REALTOR Magazine by the National Association of Realtors, they are becoming a new business model. Companies are popping up throughout the country that offer sellers renovation management and funding. Equity rich sellers can fix

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  • Land Subdivision Requires Grasp on Soil Testing Rules

    Monday, January 13, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Land owners looking to subdivide existing parcels should understand the soil testing process as well as management areas and their significance. All of the soils within our county are considered seasonal soils, meaning they have a fluctuating seasonal water table. Some fluctuate more than others.

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  • Real Estate Report: Year End At A Glance

    Monday, December 16, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    With many economists predicting a recession in 2019, we are entering the final days of this year and this decade in a good economy and a steady real estate market. Also, the Federal Reserve has reduced short-term rates three times over the course

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  • How Would You Like to Wipe Out Up to $40K in Student Debt by Buying a Home in MD?

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    The state of Maryland rolled out a unique program called Maryland SmartBuy, which can help buyers with student debt attain homeownership. This program can also significantly increase a buyer’s purchasing power.

    The program works by paying off student debt

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  • Home Warranties

    Friday, October 04, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    A home warranty is different from a homeowner insurance policy. Homeowners insurance policies cover things that “might” happen, such as theft, fire, storms/floods. But, home warranty plans cover things that “will” happen, such as AC isn’t cooling house down,

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  • Home Warranties

    Friday, October 04, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    A home warranty is different from a homeowner insurance policy. Homeowners insurance policies cover things that “might” happen, such as theft, fire, storms/floods. But, home warranty plans cover things that “will” happen, such as AC isn’t cooling house down, toilet breaks, or dishwasher

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  • FHA Condo Rule Changes

    Sunday, September 01, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    The National Association of Realtors® sent out a press release last week commending the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Administration condominium loan policies. The changes, many of which NAR has championed for over

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  • Contingencies in Contracts

    Thursday, August 01, 2019 Lauren Bunting

    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 that allow you to negotiate the contract

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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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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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