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Pending Home Sales Across the US March 2024

April 30th, 2024

Pending home sales across the US rose in March 2024. The National Association of REALTORS(R) "Pending Home Sales Index," which is based on signed accepted contracts on existing homes, rose 3.4% last month to 78.2. It is up slightly, 0.1%, from the same point last year. Pending home sales are homes that are in the [...]

Eight Things Your Home Inspector Can’t Tell You

June 9th, 2023

Eight things your home inspector can't tell you comes from a post from HouseLogic, a site from the National Association of REALTORS. Thank you, HouseLogic, for your post! Here is their list, changed with my adjustments, thoughts and personalized details. They won't tell you if they would buy the house. They really aren't allowed to, [...]

Home Design Trends for 2019

January 4th, 2019

Home Design Trends change yearly, and each year, designers help forecast what will be in -and out- in the coming year. Here are the projected home design trends for 2019 from Elle Decor:   Floral patterns in both wallpaper and fabrics (What is it replacing? Geometric patterns like trellis) Rich jewel tones like dark and [...]

Selling Your Home During the Holidays in Towson

December 5th, 2013

Selling your home during the Holidays in Towson may just be a great idea. Why? Well, in this age of the internet, buyers are ALWAYS looking online. Even if they think they aren't going to buy until Spring, if the right house pops up, I can tell you, they aren't waiting. Also, those buyers who [...]

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 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 [...]

What Is The Best Day To List My House?

October 24th, 2011

What is the best day to list my house? A few years ago, prior to the internet being a terrific place to find information about a house, I would have said Tuesday night or Wednesday. Why? In the past, Broker's Opens, generally held on Wednesday afternoons in central Baltimore County, were the "first showings" for [...]

Facebook Dangers in Buying a House

July 18th, 2011

You're a Towson homebuyer, and you're very excited about the house you saw yesterday. You post on facebook about how you think you may have found the house of your dreams. 20 people comment, congratulating you. Two happen to be friends with the seller's listing agent. That person (the seller's listing agent) sees their comments. [...]

Towson Timonium Lutherville Cape Cod Houses

November 11th, 2010

Towson, Timonium and Lutherville have many Cape Cod style houses. A standard Cape Cod style home has one or two bedrooms on the first floor, and one or two bedrooms on the second floor. The notable characteristic of most Cape Cod homes are the dormers on the second floor that are generally visible [...]

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