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Land preservation efforts continue

Thursday, September 09, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1977 and is part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The Foundation purchases ...

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Mortgage requirements on second homes now stricter

Thursday, September 02, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Second home mortgage requirements are a bit stricter than first home loans, and a bit stricter than in years past with some new guidelines coming into effect this year. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...

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Broadband access adds value to residence

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Without broadband access, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) estimates that a home loses six percent of its value compared to a comparable home with access. In a recent Maryland REALTORS® informal HotSheet poll, ...

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RCI survey vital to realty trend assessments

Thursday, August 19, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The National Association of REALTORS®  publishes a monthlyREALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey. The survey gathers on-the-ground information from REALTORS® based on their real estate ...

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FHA loan program allows financing of mobile homes

Thursday, August 12, 2021 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 FHA approved lenders to make loans from their own funds ...

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Debt-to-income vital for down payments

Thursday, August 05, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Most buyers know they need to save for both a down payment and closing cost money. Buyers also need to pay down their debt to be sure their debt-to-income ratios are under the various thresholds for USDA, ...

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Property insurance different from home warranty option

Thursday, July 29, 2021 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 ...

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Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries ends

Thursday, July 22, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Earlier this week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective August ...

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Real estate market favors sellers

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Industry experts are still communicating that now is a great time to sell your house, yes, it’s still a sellers’ market.  The housing market forecast remains positive for the remainder of 2021, ...

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'Coming Soon' status means no more than three weeks

Thursday, July 08, 2021 Lauren Bunting

There are a few options in our local multiple list system (MLS) for letting the public know about a property for sale. These different statuses can become confusing as they are disseminated across the ...

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Appraisals big step in selling home

Thursday, July 01, 2021 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 a property done by a professional, licensed individual ...

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In home sales, buyer pays most closing costs

Thursday, June 24, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Buyers usually pay most of the closing costs associated with a purchase, of which, transfer and recordation taxes are one piece of the total closing costs. Customary in the state of Maryland is a split ...

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Things to consider when buying first condo

Thursday, June 17, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Purchasing a condominium differs from buying a single-family home in more ways than the obvious. Of course, condo ownership offers buyers the convenience of maintenance free living—but when looking into ...

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June named national homeownership month

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Lauren Bunting

June, 2021 was proclaimed National Homeownership Month by President Joe Biden. The White House issued a news release statement from President Biden stating, “We also know that people of color continue ...

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Recap of real estate laws from '21 session

Thursday, June 03, 2021 Lauren Bunting

As a conclusion to the previous week’s articles, below is a final reporting of the MD State Legislature, which convened on January 13thand adjourned on April 12th. Maryland REALTORS®' issues ...

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