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Don't Destroy the House; Hire a Structural Engineer The other day I looked at a house which had numerous cracks in the exterior walls of the first floor and cracks all around the foundation walls. A rough rule of thumb with cracks is that if they are less than the thickness of a quarter, then the...
01/21/2020
No Longer Interested; Rescind Your Offer If you make an offer to purchase a property, but then change your mind and decide that you no longer are interested in making the purchase, before the offer is accepted, then rescind your offer. Here is an example.  The numbers have been changed so that th...
01/15/2020
Big Grey is at the Shelter Forlorn and almost completely forgotten, Big Grey roamed the lonesome rooms and walls of its domain, until yesterday. With a contract to purchase on the way for this big old house, a place which had been considered home for most of its life, it was time for this proud f...
01/14/2020
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Outsideless House What is an outsideless house? I am not sure, but apparently they exist, based on what I have seen on the multiple list and some other sites. There it is listed with 30 photos, none of which shows an outside to the house.  Many multiple list sites, by the way, allow for up to 50 ...
01/14/2020
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Unemployment Rate The unemployment rate has been going down and it is currently at historically low levels. One might presume, and to some extent correctly so, that this is related to the creation of jobs. In recent times, the economy has been adding, on average, just over 205,000 jobs per month....
12/24/2019
The Reclusive and Elusive Cat This is the latest in the saga of the reclusive and elusive cat. First, as a reminder, this is about the cat that was left behind when the previous occupants of the house left. Of course, I knew that the cat was there because I would occasionally catch a short glimps...
12/10/2019
Where Can I Get a House Like That? Where can I get a house like what?  You can get a house, with an updated kitchen like the one shown in the photos, in Baltimore City.Baltimore City is hot and home prices are relatively low.Relative to what?  Relative to Baltimore County, the prices are low and ...
12/06/2019
Do Not Rent in Baltimore City's Canton Don't rent a house in Baltimore City's neighborhood of Canton.  Buy a house in Canton.  If one out of three people believes that it is better to buy a house in Canton, then you should be that one who thinks that buying is better.  Here is how it works.  Buy ...
12/06/2019
Buy a House While Mortgage Interest Rates Are Low Mortgage interest rates are extremely low.  It is time to buy a house so that you can take advantage of this great situation.  Take a look at these rates: Conventional 30 year fixed rate: 3.625% For a mortgage of $250,000 the principal and interes...
12/06/2019
 Do NFL Games Deter Open Houses? Last Sunday I wanted to have an open house at one of my listings.  I chose not to have the open house for two reasons.  The primary reason was that it was supposed to be a heavy rain all day long, which it ended up being.  The secondary reason was because there wa...
12/04/2019
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