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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, and choosing the right community is crucial. Catonsville, known for its charming neighborhoods and vibrant community, offers a welcoming environment for first-time homebuyers. Here’s a comprehensive guide with advice, local real estate trends, popular neighborhoods, and essential homebuying resources to help you navigate the process.Local Real Estate TrendsUnderstanding the local real estate market is essential for making informed decisions. Here are some key trends in Catonsville: Market Activity: Catonsville's real estate market is competitive, with homes often selling quickly. As of mid-2023, the average home price in Catonsville is around $380,000 . The area has seen a steady increase in home values over the past few years, reflecting...
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By John Watts
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home maintenance cost may be the reason why home buyers are hesitant to buy a home.  The following is some information that may help you move forward purchasing either a new or existing home.  Newly built homes likely will reduce your worries about maintenance cost.  Everything in a new home is brand new and has not experienced the wear and tear that you would experience in an existing home, which means less repairs.  Buyers will have new systems, appliances, roofs, foundation, etc. which will be very helpful to them when adjusting to home ownership.  In addition, most new home builders offer full coverage the first year, as well as limited coverage for up to 10 years.  When it comes to existing homes, these homes offer great perks.  Many times, the seller will offer a home warranty and...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Budget Friendly Towns for Retirees - #5 Frostburg, MDThe WorldAtlas once again inspired me to write about 7 Budget-Friendly Towns in Maryland for Retirees. So here we go with the fifth in the series, the fifth town is Frostburg, and certainly, the town I think of when I think of budget-friendly.Frostburg is a city in Allegany County, located at the head of the Georges Creek Valley just 8 miles west of Cumberland. Frostburg is one of the first cities on the National Road, US 40, and the western terminus of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Frostburg has an approximate year-round population of 8,075. In addition, about 5,400 students attend Frostburg State University, a public university within the University System of Maryland.Frostburg delivers a lot of great attractions for retiree...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED
(HomeSmart)
Protect Your Home: 10 Essential Security Improvements for Peace of MindYour home is your sanctuary, but without proper security measures in place, it can be vulnerable to intruders and threats. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to enhance the safety and security of your home. Whether you’re looking to deter burglars, safeguard your family, or simply enjoy greater peace of mind, consider implementing these ten essential security improvements: 1. Install a Smart Security SystemA smart security system allows you to monitor your home remotely and receive instant alerts in the event of suspicious activity. Look for systems that include features such as motion detectors, door and window sensors, and video surveillance cameras.2. Upgrade Door and Window LocksStrengthen the securit...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Be brave, don't wait. 1...2...3...JUMP Into Real Estate! Get ready, get set, GO! It is the TIME to buy your first home and build your personal wealth before being priced out of the market in the Phoenix Arizona metro as prices continue to rise. (Image Jump, Stockpic, Pixabay)Have you been sitting on the fence and ready to take that JUMP off the fence and into your very own Sunny Phoenix Arizona metro home? Sitting on Fence Too Long? Time to Take that JUMP (Photo: Mabe Amber , Pixabay)Sure, you have been thinking about the JUMP into Real Estate but now is the TIME to purchase a home in the Sunny Phoenix Arizona metro area including Scottsdale! Why? Home prices will go up so why wait longer? PLUS, you get to live in a great home in a vibrant community.  Don't put off building wealth over ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Budget Friendly Towns for Retirees - #4 CrisfieldThe WorldAtlas once again inspired me to write about 7 Budget-Friendly towns in Maryland for retirees. So, here is the fourth in the series, the fourth town is Crisfield. Crisfield is a city located in Somerset County, Maryland. In 2020, the population of Crisfield was recorded as 2,515, and it has the distinction of being the southernmost incorporated city in Maryland. Crisfield is known as the seafood capital of the world and is a major gateway to Smith Island and Tangier Island.Crisfield is a great place for active retirees to enjoy beachside living and sailing adventures without burning through their savings on housing costs. But, the entertainment doesn't stop with the outdoor activities, Crisfield also boasts a robust Arts and Enter...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Keep your FEET on the Ground! Sometimes if we are not firmly planted an accident can happen. Would you say you are GROUNDED person? (Image by congerdesign from Pixabay)You may be "One Story" or "Single Level" Ranch home lover. Well that's OK! Come and SEE! Here are ALWAYS UP TO DATE and always desirable  Phoenix Arizona Metro Single Level Detached Homes for sale on the MLS especially for 'One Level' minded people not always interested in climbing to the top or stairs for that matter.  As your Buyer's Realtor, I love to track the single or 1 story single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients because I think they are great for those that do not like to go up and down the stairs.If you like to wander around he house and think or talk on the phone a...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Listings for Royal Trails:The Royal Trails Subdivision located in Northeast Lake County and lies along the Northwest side of State Road 44. Royal Trails is a deed restricted community of homes on not less than 1 acre of property. The HOA is currently $80.00 per year, it gives access to Lake Norris and Lake Marion within the community. There is a park and pavilion, that residents can rent for private parties. Once you build, one can park their RV and boat. No time limit to build. Keep in mind, some parcels have wetlands and flood areas, that may not be suitable for your needs.Currently there are ten homes for sale, seven are pending and twenty-one have sold in the past six months.Thirteen one acre lots are for sale, three are pending and thirty-four have sold in the past six months.If yo...
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By Joe Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
Divorce and Your Home. Understanding the OptionsDeciding on what to do when you have a shared home and are getting divorced can be challenging and varies greatly depending on each couple’s unique situation.We have created a handy brochure you can easily print and share with people in this situation to give them the tools and information they need to consider, and also what they need to know to help determine the right path forward for them when it comes to the existing home, or buying a new home post divorce.As a divorce financing expert, I hope you find this brochure useful, and please reach out to me any time I can be of assistance to you or someone you know getting a divorce. I can be reached at (651) 552-3681.-----Cambria Mortgage, the Joe Metzler Team lends in CO, FL, IA, MN, ND, S...
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By Evie Johns, Helping Families in the Probate Process
(E & J Real Estate Solutions)
 Dealing with the emotional strain of losing a loved one, facing the complexities of legal processes, and stressed about selling the inherited property efficiently and fairly.Selling an inherited home during probate involves a multitude of concerns and stressful elements, from legal complexities and financial obligations to emotional strain and logistical challenges.Understanding these potential stressors can help you prepare for and navigate the probate process more effectively. Working with experienced professionals, such as real estate agents and probate attorneys, can alleviate many of these burdens and ensure a smoother, more efficient process.Efficiently navigate the probate process with expert guidance, sell the inherited property at a fair market value, and experience emotional ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you feel like you need to ESCAPE occasionally from the duties and chores of your main house to the refuge of your own MAN CAVE? Well thankfully there is no reason to tunnel out to your cave. After all Men need to fix things, compete in Sports (or watch them on big screeen at minimum), play with their cars and toys...right? Where do you do that stuff....well in your MAN CAVE! (Man Caving AI by Vilius Kukanauskas from Pixabay)Hey some of us have been talked into living in a cute little condo without even a garage, but a carport. Oh, no! Men need their own land and their own garage don't they? Many MEN really need a Phoenix metro home with a MAN CAVE. Are you looking for one? I can help you with that.Lets review the reasons a MAN CAVE is needed. Your Place Your Space. The NBA Playoffs a...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
The Florida Keys Real Estate Market Soars with High Demand and Unmatched Lifestyle www.SearchFloridaKeysHomes.comFlorida Keys Real Estate Market ReportThe Florida Keys, known for its enchanting island lifestyle, breathtaking scenery, and tropical climate, stands as a coveted destination for real estate investments. Over recent years, the market in this region has shown remarkable resilience and growth, particularly in the high-end property segment. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the current trends, key areas, and factors influencing the Florida Keys real estate market, drawing insights from Lela Ashkarian’s comprehensive resources available at www.SearchFloridaKeysHomes.com. Market Trends and ConditionsThe real estate market in the Florida Keys is characterized by high dem...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Budget-Friendly Towns for Retirees - #3 North BeachThe WorldAtlast once again inspired me to write about 7 budget-friendly towns in Maryland for Retirees. So here we go with the third in the series, the third town is North Beach.North Beach was originally platted in 1900 and re-platted in 1908 and formally incorporated in 1910. It was established as a strictly residential town. North Beach is located in Calvert County, and in 2010 had a population of only 1,978. In addition to a boardwalk, North Beach has multiple parks including Wetlands Overlook Park, Sunrise Garden, Callis Park, and the Walton Beach Nature Preserve, and is home to the new Twin Beaches Public Library. North Beach is less than an hour from Annapolis and is located right on the Chesapeake Bay. I used to have friends who...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog is a must-read for homebuyers! Knowing the right questions to ask your real estate agent can make the buying process smoother and more informed. Thanks for sharing these essential tips to help buyers get the most out of their home search! Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP A home purchase is a significant event. It is similar to starting a great journey with the intention of locating the ideal castle to call your home. But there are a few important questions you should ask your real estate agent before you sign the papers and start organizing your housewarming party. Here’s a list of questions that will help you appear like a savvy buyer. Table of Contents 1. What's the Neighborhood Like? 2. What's the Market Value? 3. Are There Any Red Flags? 4. How Long Ha...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Are you wondering if the upcoming election will have an impact on the housing market? Here’s what history tells us you need to know if you’re considering a move. Data shows home sales slow in November but quickly bounce back and rise the following year. Prices usually keep climbing. And mortgage rates typically come down slightly. Presidential elections have only a small and temporary impact on the housing market.If you have questions, let’s connect. Contact us:PHP Houses142 W Lakeview AveUnit 1030Lake Mary, FL 32746Ph: (407) 641-1531Fax: (407) 205-1951email: info@phphouses.comLet’s Connect:FacebookLinkedinTwitterInstagramThe information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The author does not guarantee or warrant ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Last night I was supposed to meet a client to walk through a tenant occupied duplex property. My client is always early, so arriving about ten minutes before our meeting time for an organized Open House I got to talk to the listing agent and observe the other other people who came to see the property.As it turned out, my client locked herself out of her house, with her phone and keys inside. I waited for about an hour, calling and texting her but hearing nothing back eventually left to go home.In the meantime I found it very interesting to see who came to look at the property. This was a duplex, part of a group of similar homes, with another duplex attached. Whilst the owners of the one for sale seem to have taken care of their property, next door, not so much. There was a wide assortme...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Investing in real estate is one of the smartest and safest decisions you can make.🏡✨With the right guidance and care, your property can be a secure and rewarding asset.  It is not a liquid asset.  It needs to be part of a balanced investment plan.  Does this make sense?  Do you understand?Ready to explore your real estate opportunities?Contact me today to get started!#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #househunting #investment #smartmoney #realestate #realtor #realestateagent
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Step into this maticulously cared for home where modern upgrades and a prime location come together in perfect harmony. This charming condo offers a blend of style, comfort, and convenience that will capture your heart from the moment you step inside The living area provides a warm and welcoming space to relax and entertain with a gas fireplace, access to an outdoor seating space and LVP flooring. The open living area is a great place to enjoy cozy evenings with loved ones or tranquil mornings with a cup of coffee, all in the comfort of your balcony. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated with white cabinets making it fresh and bright. The bright kitchen is a space where every detail has been considered, from the refurbished cabinets with convenient slide-outs to the new sink and fau...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
A home purchase is a significant event. It is similar to starting a great journey with the intention of locating the ideal castle to call your home. But there are a few important questions you should ask your real estate agent before you sign the papers and start organizing your housewarming party. Here’s a list of questions that will help you appear like a savvy buyer. Table of Contents 1. What's the Neighborhood Like? 2. What's the Market Value? 3. Are There Any Red Flags? 4. How Long Has the House Been on the Market? 5. What's the Seller's Motivation? 6. What's Included in the Sale? 7. How's the Commute? 8. What Are the Property Taxes? 9. What's the Offer Process Like? 10. Can I Talk to the Neighbors? 11. Are There Any Future Developments? 12. What Should I Offer? Conclusion   1. Wha...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🏛85234 Housing Headlines 7-19-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Not only is Gilbert a thriving business community, but its access to a nationally ranked public school system, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year make Gilbert a sought-after place to call home in Arizona and the Southwest United States. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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