Five Easy Ways to Increase Home Value

Suburban Maryland has some of the most beautiful real estate in the country. Inside and out, Mid-Atlantic homes provide a cozy sensibility and subtle elegance. Plus, if you know what you're doing, they can also provide great resale value. Here are five quick tips to boost … [Read more...]

What Happens When The Home Seller Dies?

It's unfortunate and a little unsettling but every now and then the home seller dies in the middle of the real estate transaction. I've only had this happen twice and both times the story had a happy ending.  The death of the person selling the house doesn't necessarily mean the … [Read more...]

Five Common Home SELLER Mistakes

In a previous post, I talked about the Five Common Home BUYER Mistakes. It doesn't matter if the home is in Bethesda, MD or College Park, MD  The house could be in Silver Spring or Greenbelt.  It doesn't matter. Home sellers across the Maryland Suburbs make the same mistake … [Read more...]

The Pre-Settlement Walk Through in Maryland

Back in the day —we're talking the early 2000s —the time between an offer to purchase a home and the actual date of settlement was pretty short. In fact, the "quick settlement" was part of the inducement to the seller in addition to a huge price and no contingencies for home … [Read more...]

Changing Your Financing Strategy for Your Home Purchase

One of the most important aspects of purchasing a home is making sure that you have financing that is right for you. Is a low monthly payment important? Or, maybe, it's more important to pay off the mortgage more quickly with a 15 year mortgage or larger down payment. Maybe you … [Read more...]