Your pets are cold.
If you're house is vacant, your pipes are cold and probably frozen. The thermostat has probably been placed way, way low to help you save on electric bills. That means the inside of your house is cold, cold, cold even if your pipes haven't frozen and burst.
Showing A House When It's Cold
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About a week ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Dave Gormley of Southern Maryland Law to participate in my first ever Google Hangout on Air. It's short-ish video chat about a previous blog post I wrote about the effect of home improvements on your home's price when you go to sell it. It caught Dave's eye.
Dave is a bankruptcy attorney … [Read More...]
Lately, I've been getting a lot of requests for what I think might be the value of a person's house...sometime in the future.
Usually, it's someone with an investment property. A rental home.
They've been renting the house out for sometime and, now, they're getting a little tired of the landlord business. Chasing down the rent, making … [Read More...]
Home inspections are pretty common contingencies with any purchase contract nowadays.
There was a time back in the bubble years when a buyer would waive the home inspection and lots of other contingencies just to get the competitive edge to buy a home. Of course, we all know now that has come back to bite us on the patootie in a big way.
Lots … [Read More...]
Bowie, MD is getting to be a "big city". It's not like the smaller towns I've written about in my previous posts about College Park, Beltsville and Greenbelt. All those places are one zip code towns (in the case of College Park, the 20740 zip code actually incorporates a neighboring town - Berwyn Heights)
Bowie is a big place. It has lots going … [Read More...]