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Nov. 29, 2017

Maglev Meeting Summary from October 2017

As many in this area are aware, there is a study underway for the feasibility of a Maglev high speed train system between Baltimore and Washington DC with 1 proposed stop at BWI airport.  Personally, I do not see the need for this type of system in general.  ...

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Nov. 25, 2017

Don't Wait, Buying Will Cost More in Just One Year......

Are you on the fence about owning a home? It may be better to buy now than wait.

The nation’s median home value is expected to grow by $6,275 to $208,975 just one year from today, according to Zillow, adding on to the already considerable funds homebuyers need ...

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Nov. 2, 2017

5 Fall Chores: Do It Yourself vs Professional

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When yellow leaves start to fall and nights grow longer—not to mention chiller—it’s time to pull out your autumn home maintenance checklist. While some projects are quick and easy, others require a little more time and skill. Some homeowners feel a sense of accomplishment tackling these tasks ...

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Oct. 31, 2017

A Cooldown in Housing? Not This Season

Autumn began in September, but activity in the housing market remained at summer-like levels through October, according to realtor.com®’s latest data preview. Prices in October were 10 percent higher than those one year ago, with the national median at $275,000 and the national median age of inventory at ...

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May 24, 2017

Rents Appreciating Faster in Suburbs as Demand Intensifies

Renters up against ballooning costs in sought-after cities have steadily spread outward for rent relief—but now, costs are climbing in areas outside of cities, too.

In fact, according to a recently released report by Zillow, rent appreciation is accelerating faster in suburban areas than urban ones, with the median rental ...

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May 15, 2017

First-Time Homebuyers Shell Out More for Upgrades

While first-time homebuyers are facing certain challenges entering the housing market, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending on upgrades to the homes they end up owning.

According to a recent report by Houzz, first-time homebuyers in 2016 dropped more than ever on renovations, spending an average $33,800. Homeowners overall ...

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May 12, 2017

Home-Buying Confidence Springs Back

Confidence in home-buying is springing back, with more buyers optimistic about their ability to move off the fence and into the market, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for April.

The HPSI bounced back 2.2 percentage points to 86.7 last month, up ...

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May 12, 2017

Mortgage Rates Stay Within Range

Mortgage rates stayed within the 4 percent range this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 4.05 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®.) Rates rose above 4 percent following the presidential election in November, and have fluctuated since.

The 15-year, fixed rate, at ...

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Nov. 8, 2016

Want to Sell Your Home This Fall? Spruce it Up with These 3 Tips

Now that Labor Day is long gone, it’s truly time to get into the heart of the fall season. And if you’re trying to put your Gambrills MD home for sale in  this autumn, you’ve got to realize that it’s a very competitive time of year in Anne Arundel County. You ...

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Nov. 1, 2016

Off to College -- Exploring the Excellent Options in Eastern Maryland

The crisp, cool fall weather signals the start of another school year, and for many parents in the region, it means sending a son or daughter off to college. Thankfully, this part of the country is extraordinarily fortunate to have a number of excellent colleges and universities located within very ...

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