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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Residential real estate commentary for Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, Talbot and Caroline Counties in Maryland.
A new website offers you a chance to rate your current neighborhood or a neighborhood that you’re considering for its car dependence. allows you to score an address for its walk-ability. Just enter the address and press enter and will score the address for walk-abilit...
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Seems like everytime I go out to show a buyer client property, we're are looking at a lot of short sale and REO inventory among the properties we see. Condition is often factor in the short sale and REO properties and most buyers, especially first time home buyers, don't want or can't afford to t...
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A very good friend of mine recently sent me a post from his blog were he commented on the rise of support for the idea of 100 year mortgages. On face value it seems a little preposterous, however it does offer the option of allowing people to refinance and stay in homes on which the may be facing...
The recent legislation that Congress sent to the President, which he signed eliminates a program that many first time buyers have relied on and will miss once it is phased out on October 1st, 2008. Many banks are already pulling back from these seller funded down payment assistance programs in ad...
Elizabeth, You seen to make the real estate industry's point in your recent article, "All's Well in the State of Denial",  that the media is using the current housing market problems to make n...
Financial news in the last few days have revealed that conforming mortgage interest rates are near a 2 year low. Add to that the fact that according to a report from the National Association of Realtors inventory levels of unsold homes are at their highest in 22 years; a 5.1% drop in the national...
Thoughts on investing in real estate when buying a prinicipal residenceMany people are expressing an interest in waiting for the market to finish bottoming. Well, I'm not sure that anyone has that crystal ball, but one thing you can be sure of and that is that things will go back up in time. Some...

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