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Five Potential Threats to the Housing Market

February 2nd, 2015

Five Potential Threats to the Housing Market comes from a CNNMoney article about the 2015 real estate market. Though I hope to see some recovery in prices, there are some potential issues that could derail a hoped recovery. Here is the list from the CNNMoney article, with my take on each one: 1) Investors Cash Out. Meaning, [...]

Miracle on 34th Street Hampden 2014

November 25th, 2014

Miracle on 34th Street 2014 in Hampden will be lit on 11/29 5-6pm. Lit from dusk until 11pm each night, 34th Street is fun to explore! The residents of 34th St in Hampden do this voluntarily for their enjoyment, and the enjoyment of thousands who come to visit. You can walk down the street, walk up [...]

Baltimore Real Estate Named Seventh Hottest Market for 2014

February 25th, 2014

Baltimore real estate was named the seventh hottest market for 2014, according to CNNMoney. One of the top ten, as reported by CNNMoney based on a home price forecast report by CoreLogic Case-Shiller. This is for the Baltimore Metropolitan area, which includes the Towson real estate market, as well as most likely Columbia, much of Howard [...]

How is the Baltimore Real Estate Market Looking for 2014?

January 28th, 2014

How is the Baltimore real estate market looking for 2014? That is a very good question, and one that is not easy to answer. There is much confusing information out there as to the "rebounding" real estate market, or how prices are "soaring" or "slowing," depending on which article you read. And the truth is [...]

Miracle on 34th Street 2013 Hampden

December 7th, 2013

Miracle on 34th Street 2013 in Hampden is lit and ready to go! Lit from dusk until 11pm each night, 34th Street is a dream to explore! The residents of 34th St in Hampden do this voluntarily for their enjoyment, and the enjoyment of thousands who come to visit. You can walk down the street, [...]

Hampden Named Forbes’ 15th Best American Hipster Neighborhood

September 25th, 2012

Hampden was named Forbes' 15th Best American Hipster Neighborhood in their review of 250 neighborhoods in major cities across the country. Forbes has a number of lists and rankings of cities, and this is the first for the "hipster neighborhood" series. A hispter, as defined by Merriam-Webster, and used by Forbes for their rankings, is [...]

Towson #8 in CNNMoney Top Affluent Cities for Singles 2012

August 28th, 2012

Towson was ranked the eighth best city for "rich and single" individuals in CNNMoney's "Best Places to Live." In 2010, Towson was #14, so the city is moving up! These rankings have much to do with the fun events Towson has to offer, like the Feet on the Street Friday Night block parties, Winterfest, Towsontowne [...]

Is This the Cheapest Time to Buy a Home?

May 9th, 2012

With all of the discussions about the low interest rates coupled with the low house prices, a question keeps popping up, "Is this the best time to buy a home?" The answer to the above question depends on your personal situation, but a better question that may be answerable is, "Is this the CHEAPEST time [...]

Foreclosures at Lowest Rate Since 2007

February 26th, 2012

Foreclosures are at their lowest level since 2007. Though that is definitely a good thing, this may be an unrealistic view of the market because of the robo-signing scandal last year, which stopped foreclosure filings in their tracks. Maryland was not one of the states where the lawsuits took place, but that does not mean [...]

Fannie Mae and Other Banks Postpone Foreclosures Through the Holidays

December 13th, 2011

Fannie Mae is one of a few banks who have decided to put a moratorium on evicting those facing foreclosure from December 19, 2011-January 2, 2012. Executive Vice President, Terry Edwards, was quoted in a CNNMoney article stating that "No family should have to give up their home during this holiday season." Others also putting [...]