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"AS IS" What Does That Really Mean? - 01/21/10 01:13 PM
Gabrielle, you have written on a very timely topic in today's foreclosure market. Many buyers are afraid of an "as is" home - but perhap's should not be. As a Home Inspector, my husband does many inspections of "as is" properties. The more important part is to get that home inspection - it is definitely worth the cost. It may be worth hiring the inspector to walk through the house even before the offer is written. Thanks for sharing your thoughts - its worth the re-blog. Anne Via Gabrielle (Kamahele) Rhind, Associate Broker (Tierra Antigua Realty, Tucson AZ Real Estate): In today's real (3 comments)
Via Sally English, www.ENGLISHTEAM.com; GRI CRS (REMAX Executives, Inc. in Atlanta Georgia): Negotiating the Purchase Offer: Price is not all that Matters for Sellers Receiving an offer to purchase your home is thrilling. After months of planning, preparing, and marketing, you have finally connected with the right buyer. Somebody out there thinks your home would be a desirable place to relocate their family and they have even taken the time and effort to put an offer (2 comments)
Get Money Smart in Southern Maryland - 01/21/10 12:41 PM
Get Money Smart in Southern Maryland The College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus is holding a MONEY SMART EXPO on February 20, 2010, from 8 am to 1 pm in the C Building. This FREE group of seminars will cover REAL ESTATE and MORTGAGE, PERSONAL BANKING, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING. Attend as many sessions as you like! Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland, St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary club of St. Mary's County - Lexington Park, and local financial experts. These courses are educational and informational - there will be no sales presentations or pressures. Take a look at (2 comments)
Don't Miss Those Tax Credits - 01/15/10 04:24 PM
Don't Miss Those Tax Credits ... When Buying a Home or Making Green Home Improvements (Excerpted from ARAcontent from The Calvert Recorder Newspaper) A wide range of tax law changes over the last year will result in considerable savings for millions of Americans on their 2009 federal tax returns. Homebuyers and homeowners have some of the most to gain from these changes in tax credits. Understanding the qualifications for home-related tax credits can be confusing and intimidating. Jessi Dolmage, spokeswoman for 2nd Story Sofware, the makers of TaxACT, breaks them down: "If you've never owned or haven't owned a principal residence (2 comments)
5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market in Lusby Maryland - 01/11/10 03:01 PM
5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market in Lusby Maryland 1. Have a Pre-sale Home Inspection - Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. 2. Organize and Clean - Pare down clutter and pack up your least - used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in (1 comments)
Pass Go and Collect Your Commission or Go directly to jail...The Question EVERY listing agent MUST ask their sellers - 01/11/10 02:32 PM
Pass Go and Collect Your Commission or Go Directly to Jail...The Question EVERY lising agent MUST as their sellers What a concept - a listing agent who knows their business and is a professional. Even in Southern Maryland, Calvert and St.Mary's Counties we expect professionalism from each and every agent we work with. I can't imagine it any other way. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Southern Maryland Counties of Calvert and St. Mary's, please call me at 410-474-5219, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or see my website on Solomons / Lusby area.
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Procuring cause, buyer's agency and the incompetent agent...Who really loses? - 01/11/10 02:07 PM
Procuring cause, buyer's agency and the incompetent agent...Who really loses? Procuring cause and buyer's agency affects all of us, whether in residential resale or new home sales. I'm active in Calvert and St. Mary's Counties in Southern Maryland in the resale market, having been in new home sales and management for a number of years. Procuring cause is especially tricky in new homes because many builders require a form to be filled out and it's only good for 30 days. If the buyer comes back later without the agent - legally no commission is owed. I always had a soft spot (1 comments)
The Chesapeake Bay Nitrogen Reduction Act of 2009: What does it mean to you? - 01/10/10 02:41 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Nitrogen Reduction Act of 2009: What does it mean to you? (Excerpts taken from Article written by Paula Martino, SMAR Govenment Affairs Director) All three counties in Southern Maryland (Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert) and all the counties bordering on the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore, have land located within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area (CBCA). The CBCA includes all lands within 1000' of the mean high water line of tidal waters or the landward edge of tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bays and their tidal tributaries. The exact limits of the CBCA are (2 comments)
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