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12 Things You Should Realize About Real Estate

August 24th, 2016

12 Things You Should Realize about Real Estate comes as an inspiration from a post on a website called "The Lighter Side of Real Estate" called 12 things you should know about real estate. Here are the 12 things from the "Lighter Side of Real Estate" website, and here is my take on each one: A [...]

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Hunt Valley Home Sales July 2016

August 17th, 2016

Hunt Valley home sales in July 2016 were up in a really big way from last July! The total volume of Hunt Valley homes sold in July was $15,214,843, up 98.81% from the volume of $7,653,050 we saw in July 2015. This is also up from the volume of $13,191,473 we saw in Hunt Valley Home [...]

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Towson 21204 Home Sales July 2016

August 15th, 2016

Towson 21204 home sales in July were down from July 2015. The total volume of Towson homes that sold in July 2016 was $9,568,400, down 9.95% from the $10,626,100 we saw last July. It is also down from the $15,512,688 volume we saw in Towson 21204 Home Sales June 2016. Twenty-two homes in 21204 sold in July, two more than last [...]

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Timonium Home Sales July 2016

August 11th, 2016

Timonium home sales in July 2016 were down from last July. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in July 2016 was $25,702,225, down 18.74% from the $31,631,369 that sold last July. This is a continuation from the slight drop we saw in Timonium Home Sales June 2016. The average sales price in Timonium was also down, 6.97%, to [...]

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Maryland State Fair in Timonium 2016

August 8th, 2016

The Maryland State Fair begins on August 25 and runs through September 5, 2016. The Maryland State fair showcases carnival games, lots of rides, live thoroughbred racing, livestock for sale, a petting zoo, concerts and more. The concerts this year are: Charlie Puth With Special Guest Ruth B and Jana Kramer With I-Heart Radio’s Bobby Bones [...]

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What is an HOA (Homeowner’s Association)?

August 3rd, 2016

What is an HOA? An HOA is a HomeOwner's Association. What does an HOA do? An HOA's purpose can vary depending on the neighborhood and the rules and restrictions of the neighborhood. If you buy a home in a community with an HOA, you are required to abide by the rules and regulations set forth [...]

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Nine Signs of an Outdated Home According to Realtor.com

August 2nd, 2016

Nine signs of an outdated home according to Realtor.com comes from an article the site posted that was a little more grim (hopelessly outdated was in their title,) that I wanted to touch on and address. The intent of the article seems to be to poke fun at the things we may love about our homes, but [...]

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Baltimore Homes in High Demand According to New Report July 2016

July 29th, 2016

Baltimore homes are in high demand according to a new report out at the end of July 2016. The Demand Index is a report run by a company called Redfin, and it found that Baltimore home interest is up 20% over June of last year. This apparently includes a 39% increase in requests for showings [...]

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Maryland Tax Free Shopping Week 2016

July 28th, 2016

Maryland tax free shopping week 2016 is August 14-20, 2016. What is Tax Free Shopping Week? Tax Free Shopping week means that qualifying clothes and shoes under $100 each will not have the regular 6% sales tax added to the purchase during the tax free shopping time period. This means you can buy any number of qualifying individual items under [...]

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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 [...]