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Zillow Zestimates May Be Inaccurate Again and Again in Baltimore

July 25th, 2016

Zillow Zestimates may be inaccurate again and again in Baltimore. Zillow Zestimates. Buyers often look to them, thinking they are a good representation of a home's value. In reality, often (not always, but often,) Zillow Zestimates can be off. Especially in Baltimore County. This happens across the country. The Los Angeles Times published an article regarding this [...]

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Why Isn’t My House Selling?

May 9th, 2014

Why Isn't My House Selling? Let's say your house is on the market, and showings have dropped off. Do you know that could happen at any time of the year? It says you may need to change something. If you are still getting views online, but not getting reciprocal showings, that usually says buyers have [...]

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Towson Zillow Zestimates Incorrect and Problematic

January 26th, 2013

Towson Zillow Zestimates continue to be incorrect and problematic in the public's understanding of the value of a home. I listed a Towson home that will be coming to the market in March. We have completed our paperwork, and are readying for the Baltimore real estate market. One thing we discussed was their rather low [...]

Wells Fargo HELOC Class Action Lawsuit

March 20th, 2012

A Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Wells Fargo due to reductions in HELOCs all over the country. In May of 2009, I wrote about Towson Zillow Zestimates affecting a client's HELOC loan, and how his line of credit had been reduced right in the middle of construction on the property. This is what [...]

Guest Post in Baltimore Sun Online

April 11th, 2011

I was honored to be asked by the esteemed Real Estate Wonk, Jamie Smith-Hopkins, to be her first guest post for her Baltimore Sun blog. Jamie's posts are always insightful, chock full of information, plus great statistics and details interpreting the data. Should this post be well received, I may be doing more in the [...]

Computerized Appraisal Problems

January 5th, 2011

Computerized appraisals have been an issue for awhile, but recently, they have become a problem for a much larger group of people. Appraisals done by people in general are both objective and subjective, which means that often if you had two professional appraisers come to your house, you would likely get two different price opinions, [...]

This Month in Real Estate May 2010

May 17th, 2010

This Month in Real Estate May 2010 is here! April 30, 2010 marked the end of the Homebuyer Tax Credit. Though there was an small uptick in sales from qualified homebuyers, this does not truly mean the end of the spring market for sellers who are currently on the market or getting ready to go [...]

Quick Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

March 9th, 2010

If you are getting ready to sell your home, or your home is already on the market, here are some tips to quickly stage your home to make it more appealing to a buyer. Most of the tips are courtesy of Barb Schwarz of , and, the National Association of REALTORS(R) website, some [...]

Top Four Inside Secrets To Selling Your Home in This Buyer’s Market

February 28th, 2010

Gary Keller, the owner of the company I work for, Keller Williams Realty, was interviewed this morning along with a few agents on Good Morning America about HOW to sell your home in this market. These tips hold true in the Towson real estate market as well as others across the US. Tip #1: When [...]

Old Towson Jail to become New West Towson Pool — Charter Members May Be Able to Transfer Membership when selling their West Towson Homes

June 15th, 2009

The site of the old jail in West Towson at the corner of Bosley and TowsonTown Blvd is due to have a new life -- as a community pool! Set to be open Memorial Day 2011, this would be a great addition to the Towson community. Loni Ingraham, of the Towson Times, wrote about it [...]