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Buying a home in Washington, DC?  There are a few things you should know before beginning the process of buying a home in Washington, DC.  As with a home purchase anywhere, you need to know how much home you can afford to purchase.  If you have not had a conversation with a mortgage lender, now ...
$295,000 ?          $295,000 for this 4 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home less than two miles from the city dock in Annapolis is like robbing a bank without a gun. Sure the home is approaching it's silver anniversary but anyone with a smidgen of knowledge knows that homes built 50 years ago were done...
Gov. O'Malley An overlooked feature in Maryland Gov. O'Malleys proposed budget would change the tax benefit homeowners currently receive. According to the Maryland Association of Realtors, "Under the Governor’s proposed Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2012 (BRFA, HB 87/SB 152), Maryla...
You can sit back and bemoan the market. You can try to ponder how to get more leads. You can do many things that will keep you busy doing "real estate stuff". The end result will be much the same as you are experiencing now. Why not take a new approach and actually work the leads that are sitting...
I just read an article by Stephen Fishman for Inman News.  The article was titled "Short on real estate down payment? Use your IRA.".  You may be able to view it by using this LINK .  The gist of the article supports dipping into your retirement account if you are a first time home buyer and nee...
        It has been planned for over 50 years. It has withstood protests and lawsuits.  Regardless or which side of the battle you were on, the battle is over and the ICC is a reality.  One small stretch between 270 and Georgia Avenue opened in early 2010 with a great deal of fan fare and very l...
So, you want to know all about Rockville, Maryland?  There are plenty of sites on the internet that discuss the history of the town and make up of city hall, etc.  What about Rockville today?  People from all over the country are familiar with Rockville (at least they know it is reasonably close...
         So, all real estate agents know (or sure as hell should know) discrimination in housing based on race is illegal.  Any real estate agent with any sense of right and wrong should know that discrimination in any venue is also immoral.  This is 2011.  There have been enough court cases over...
Joe Paterno           In early October the Montgomery County Police Department were called to investigate a missing person.  When they entered Jane McQuain's apartment in Germantown, Maryland, they found Ms. McQuain.  She had been murdered and her 11 year old son was missing.  The hunt for the i...
           Lourdes and I got married in Ocean City, Maryland on October 8th.  We chose the venue because we both love the ocean and have spent many happy weekends there.  Planning a wedding, coordinating rooms for guests and scheduling events gave us an opportunity to experience the best and wors...

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