Towson Real Estate

2022 Mid-Atlantic Housing Market Review

February 6th, 2023

The 2022 Mid-Atlantic housing market review from Bright MLS covers six states and the District of Columbia. It covers a little more than the "official" Mid-Atlantic area, going North to New Jersey and West to West Virginia. Here are the areas covered in the report: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and [...]

Home Buyer Optimism 2023

February 3rd, 2023

Home Buyer optimism for 2023 is still high after a very busy and competitive 2022. According to an article by NerdWallet, 1 in 9 of those surveyed plan to buy a house in the next 12 months. That would be 28 million homebuyers when applying to the whole country. Meanwhile, last year, only 6 million [...]

Four Reasons A Home Sale Contract Could Fall Through

February 1st, 2023

If you browse homes for sale on a regular basis, you may notice a few homes that have gone under contract but then come back up again as "Back on Market." Why would a home sale contract fall through? First, I want to note that each real estate contract is different and has different terms. [...]

Can I Remove My House Photos from Zillow and Other Websites?

January 30th, 2023

Can I remove my house photos from Zillow and other websites? The answer is both yes and possibly no. When a seller lists a home for sale with a real estate brokerage in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service,) at least here in Towson, Maryland, the listing agreement comes with terms about sharing photos and videos [...]

How Much of a Downpayment Do You Need to Buy a Home?

January 27th, 2023

How much of a downpayment do you need to buy a home? The long and short of it is that it depends on your situation, loan qualifications and loan type. That being said, according to a NerdWallet Home Buyer Report, 62% of Americans believe you need to put 20% down on a house. In reality? [...]

Towson 21204 Home Sales 2022

January 23rd, 2023

Towson 21204 home sales in 2022 were down from 2021. The total volume of Towson homes in 21204 that sold in 2022 was $105,374,234, down 24.21%  from the volume of $139,029,947 we saw sell in 2021. One hundred seventy-eight homes in 21204 sold in 2022, which is 39 less than 2021. The average sales price [...]

Baltimore Home Demand Index January 2023

January 11th, 2023

The Baltimore home demand index for January 2023 was 62, a drop of 14 points to the "limited" category from the Baltimore home demand index for December 2022 that was "slow" at 78. (Note that the index is one month behind, meaning the data for the January 2023 report is from December 2022.) The Baltimore [...]

Happy New Year 2023

January 1st, 2023

Happy New Year 2023, Baltimore! I want to thank my clients who bought or sold with me in 2022. 2022 brought another unusual Baltimore real estate market, starting with a wild ride through June, then interest rates rising and a changing landscape throughout the rest of the year. There were many challenges for both my [...]

Cummings & Co. Realtors #1 AGAIN!

December 29th, 2022

I am truly proud to be a Cummings & Co. Realtor. I have been a licensed Maryland real estate agent for over 24 years as of October 2022. I have been affiliated with three brokerages during that time. As I have noted in the past, I do not change companies without a lot of research, [...]

Marney Kirk Awarded Certificate of Excellence for Fourth Year in a Row

December 27th, 2022

Marney Kirk has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in real estate by Broker Agent Advisor for a fourth year in a row. Below, please find the press release from the company. ------ Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Broker★Agent™ Advisor Honors Achievement Phoenix, Arizona December 2022 – Now in its 29th season, Broker★Agent Advisor celebrates [...]

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