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Maryland Home Equity Scammer pleads guilty - 12/11/08 01:36 PM
If you've been following my blog for awhile now, you probably know that I like to keep up to date on the real estate scams that have littered the metro area in recent years. One of the scams that I wrote about awhile back was the Metro Money Store scam. I won't go into all the previous details (you can read them here), but there's been a bit of good news recently that I wanted to share with all of you. Katisha Fordham, One of the principal figures of the Metro Money Store scam pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit (0 comments)
New York Times thinks rates will hit 4.5%!!! - 12/10/08 01:38 PM
The New York Times published an article Friday stating that now is the time for first time home-buyers to take advantage of the market. It's an interesting read, but the cliff notes version of it is that interest rates are below 5.5% right now, and it's possible that they may be pushed down to as low as 4.5% in the very near future. The market is a double edged sword: if you are only going to be in the area for 2-4 years. you should probably be renting. However, if you're a home-buyer looking to live in the area for 5+ (5 comments)
Congratulations to Westlake High School! - 12/07/08 09:11 AM
Congratulations to Westlake high school for their 13-0 shutout victory at the state football championship! I'm a westlake grad myself ('99), and I wrestled for Coach Zacharelli during my time there. This is a hard fought, well deserved victory for everyone, and I'm thrilled to see them pull it off! I have the utmost respect for Coach Zac, and have never met a more deserving coach, mentor, of role model for his players. He is a true asset to Waldorf, Charles County, and Westlake High School! (0 comments)
The Wile E. Coyote method of renting foreclosures - 12/04/08 01:50 AM
\I had a conversation with a fellow Realtor recently about the concept of banks renting their REO foreclosures rather than selling them outright, and you would have thought I had grown a third head! "Banks can't do that!" I was told, followed by a rather lengthy explanation.Believe it or not, the fact of the matter is that banks CAN in fact rent out their foreclosed homes, and some banks are starting to do so! I think back to the old Road Runner and Wiley Coyote cartoons, where some (seemingly) brilliant idea brought the Coyote one step closer to victory, until some (1 comments)
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