Real Estate Settlements are that magic moment when the transfer of real estate transfers from a seller to a buyer.
The seller gets to stop their mortgage payment, utility payments, general maintenance and upkeep.
All that responsibility now goes to the new owner.
In Maryland, it's also the day that … [Read More...]
Actually, there are a couple of Iron Rules of Real Estate. The first one is that "Listers Last". This refers to the fact that real estate agents that work with lots of sellers tend to stay in the business longer. After all, buyers tend to drop out of the market a lot faster than sellers. They don't have as much skin in the game and the mortgage … [Read More...]
I've been in the real estate business a little while. 16 years and counting. I do it full time and most of the time I work with people selling or buying houses in a fairly small geographic area. I don't go too far afield even though my license says I'm good for the entire State of Maryland, I usually confine myself to northern Prince George's … [Read More...]
In Maryland, we call them real estate settlements.
That's the process of finalizing everything that has come before when the buyer has agreed to purchase the house and the seller has agreed to sell it. A lot goes into the "before" part of the real estate transaction.
If you're the home buyer, you've done:
a lot of house hunting
a lot of … [Read More...]
We all love our pets.
They really become members of the family. We feed them and care for them by taking them for their routine vet visits. We pet them and play with them.
Unfortunately, we also have to clean up after them.
This is the tricky part.
When you're getting ready to sell your home most people will go to great pains to clean … [Read More...]