Gift Funds From The Bank Of Mom And Dad

Buying a home isn't cheap. There's the down payment. Even when a home buyer qualifies for a low down payment or zero down payment loan (in the case of VA loans), they still need to come up with closing costs. Then there is the cost of moving and furnishing and all that kinda … [Read more...]

Real Estate Settlements

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 … [Read more...]

Pets and Your House Sale

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 … [Read more...]

Home Appraisals and Your Home Sale

Finding that perfect sweet spot for pricing you home for a sale that is both quick and gets you top dollar is trickier than it sounds. I rarely meet with sellers who will tell me: Ken, I think whatever price you think this house will sell for is good. I just want to sell the … [Read more...]

Inspections and the Perfect House

Inspections are a normal part of the home buying process. If you're selling your house, you might as well expect the buyer to ask for one. It makes sense. After all, you want the buyer to be happy with their purchase and the buyer wants to make sure they're not buying a pig in … [Read more...]