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Effective October 1, 2011, a new law (HB 1246/SB 946) in Maryland establishes that condo and homeowner associations can place a limited priority lien on the unit with dues in arrears.  The lien is limited to 4 months of unpaid regular assessments for the common expenses or a maximum of $1,200.  T...
Although less affected by the downturn in the economy and within the housing market, Annapolis still has a significant portion of Maryland’s distressed properties. According to recent MRIS data, there were 43 homes sold by Annapolis short sale Realtors, in the first 6 months of 2011, with 61 dist...
The following column detailing the short sale process and REO transaction appeared in the January 4, 2011 edition of Essex.Patch.com.  To go directly to the source, please copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://essex.patch.com/articles/process-plays-role-in-success-of-short-sale-bank-o...
Dear Vlad,I just received my Baltimore County property tax reassessment and my home's value went down by over 20%!! What does that do to my home's value? Especially considering the fact that I was thinking of selling my home in the near future. Will my tax payments go down now? Thanks,Greg from P...
As your Annapolis area short sale expert realtor, I am looking forward to providing you with timely data on the state of the real estate market and particularly, short sale activity within the Annapolis area.  If you or anyone you know is having difficulties making their mortgage payments, please...
As published on Patch.com 5-17-2011 April 2011 turned out to be yet another month of solid activity for the region's real estate market and serves as yet another sign of highly anticipated and long overdue market recovery even as the market deal with continued declining home sale values. In all, ...
2011 brought a breath of fresh air into our area's real estate market.  The number of transactions throughout the region is the highest since 2007.  Yes, that's right - 2007! At the same time, however, home prices continue to decline and with them the ability of many homeowners in distress to liq...

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