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National Homeownership Month June 2021

June 7th, 2021

National Homeownership Month is the month of June each year. The celebration started as a week years ago, and in 2002 President George W. Bush proclaimed the month of June to be dedicated to homeownership. Every president since has proclaimed June as National Homeownership Month. The National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) even has a website [...]

December Home Checklist from Houzz

December 3rd, 2020

A December home checklist is a list of things to do to make winter in your Baltimore home more comfortable and less stressful. Houzz created a list, which had some good ideas that became part of my list. My list goes more in depth for a number of things that would be good for Baltimore [...]

National Homeownership Month June 2020

June 8th, 2020

National Homeownership Month is the month of June each year. Though 2020 has been a wildly different year than past years, we can still bring attention to homeownership and its benefits this month! The celebration started as a week years ago, and in 2002 President George W. Bush proclaimed the month of June to be [...]

Baltimore Named #5 in Most Undervalued Cities for Homebuyers in America

July 1st, 2019

Baltimore was named #5 in SmartAsset's Most Undervalued Cities for Homebuyers in America. SmartAsset analyzed data in 189 cities, comparing unemployment rates, high school graduation rates, the percentage of residents who have a higher education degree, crime rate, the price per square foot of an average home, how much entertainment/restaurants/activities that are easily gotten to, [...]

June is National Homeownership Month

June 4th, 2019

June is National Homeownership Month. National Homeownership Month is a month dedicated to bringing attention to homeownership and its benefits. The celebration started as a week years ago, and in 2002 President George W. Bush proclaimed the month of June to be dedicated to homeownership. Every president since has proclaimed June as National Homeownership Month. [...]

This Month in Real Estate March 2012

March 6th, 2012

This Month in Real Estate March 2012 has been released! Home sales activity remained steady at a pace of 4.6 million to be sold by the end of the year. The median home price dropped $10,000 from last month to $155,000. The average interest rate dropped slightly to 3.87% down from 3.88% as per This [...]

This Month in Real Estate February 2012

February 6th, 2012

This Month in Real Estate for February 2012 has been released! Home sales in January were on pace to have 4.6 million homes sell in 2012, up from the pace of 4.4 million in December. The median home sale price was at $165,000, up $1,000 over January 2012 This Month in Real Estate. The average [...]

This Month in Real Estate January 2012

January 4th, 2012

This Month in Real Estate January 2012 has been released! Home sales activity was down to 4.4 million homes last month, a drop from the pace set from December 2011 This Month in Real Estate of 4.97 million. It makes me wonder about the number of sales that may have been canceled last month. It [...]

This Month in Real Estate December 2011

December 5th, 2011

This Month in Real Estate December 2011 has been released! Home sales activity was at a pace of 4.97 million for the year, which is up slightly from last month. The median home sale price was $163,000, down from $165,000 for This Month in Real Estate November 2011. Average interest rate was 4%, down slightly [...]

Fannie Mae Deed-For-Lease Option

August 10th, 2010

Fannie Mae has a Deed-for-Lease option available for those who cannot make their mortgage payments on their homes anymore. This is an option for people who want to stay in their homes but cannot afford to keep them. For many Baltimore homeowners, this may be a viable option. What happens in this case is that [...]

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