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Vacant homes do not stimulate the economy........and their "ungy" - 08/29/10 05:57 AM
Our economy needs to be stimulated! Southern Maryland home ownership is important to help the vitality of the the Southern Maryland communities, unemployment, taxes and more. So, if your looking to buy a home in Southern Maryland now is the time. See what Ralph Gorgoglione has to say! Via Ralph Gorgoglione (Relocation Certified -HAFA Certified -John Aaroe Group, Inc.): Vacant homes do not stimulate the economy........and their "ungy" I am optimistic about all that the government and banks are doing to try and make homes and loans affordable, and make short selling a property easier for a homeowner who has no other (5 comments)
Staging Helps a Semi-Vacant Home STAND OUT from the Competition! - 08/28/10 12:46 PM
Southern Maryland vacant & semi vacant homes are all over! Home on Display knows how to display a semi -vacant home. If you are selling your home in Southern Maryland, take a look of this transformation that will help your semi-vacant home sell in Southern Maryland! Southern Maryland Real Estate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 443.532.5407
Via Karen Searle, Home On Display (Home On Display): Home On Display was recently asked to stage this beautiful semi-vacant home in Ajax, Ontario. The owners are in the process of moving into another home but continue to have some of their furniture in this (2 comments)
A Stager's Questions for YOU, Mr./Ms. Home Seller - 08/28/10 12:37 PM
Staging is so important in today's Southern Maryland Real Estate Market. Home Stagers can answer your questions to help you get your home SOLD in Southern Maryland. Via Julia Maher, Home Stager: Home Staging Fairfield County CT (Nestings: Fairfield County, CT Home Staging and Model Homes): A Stager's questions for You, Mr./Ms. Home Seller, after you've asked some first. Savvy sellers are calling Home Stagers directly to inquire about their services. Frequently (and smartly!), they are contacting a Stager prior to a listing agent. Sellers ask many questions about the process and the costs incurred. Cape Cod Fence If you're considering selling your (2 comments)
Flipper Fix! - 08/28/10 12:24 PM
Home Inspectors can find the good and bad! Let a professional show you the path. If your buying a home in Southern Maryland it is wise to get a home inspection! Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): Sometimes I smile and sometimes I cringe when someone calls to schedule an inspection and they say that the house was a foreclosure but an investor bought it and fixed it up and it is "beautiful now." Well, to each his own. This is what greeted me as I approached this three year old house! The sidewalk has settled about 2". This (4 comments)
Via Richard Weisser Coweta Fayette Real Estate: Trust is a wonderful quality. It is very satisfying to have enough faith and confidence in a person or a company to take them at their word. And most of the time, everyone involved in a verbal commitment really does mean to keep their word and to stick to it. The problem is more one of fading memories. As time goes on there is a good likelihood that one or both parties committed to a verbal agreement simply forget the details of the mutual pact. The act of insisting on a written agreement is not necessarily a lack (3 comments)
Open House August 24,2010! Two Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Homes - 08/23/10 07:28 PM
Broker Open House! August 24, 2010 Time: 11-1 12216 Beach Ct., Lusby Md 20657 Fabulous Rambler on Basement. Large open floor plan w/spans of windows overlooking the Chesapeake Bay! Large great rm, master & sun-room on Chesapeake Bay takes full advantage of the amazing views. Concrete reef balls - breakwater installed. Large deck perfect for entertaining. Steps to Driftwood beach. Home is in tip top shape.
12040 Taos Trl., Lusby Md 20657 Gorgeous Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Home! Lusby Md 20657 $549,999 Chesapeake Bay Colonial! Home dimensions: 72 x 30. Features: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Master Suite with Sitting Room, Jacuzzi Tub, (3 comments)
Happy Birthday! Brad Andersohn ~ 2010! I know we all wish Brad Andersohn the Best Birthday! How amazing is Brad Andersohn - Community Manager of Active Rain? If you want to learn read Brad's Blog! I finally met Brad Andersohn at the Rain Camp in Washington DC 2010. Wow.... What a wonderful man! Kind, friendly and really down to earth. Even though he had a long journey from either ( Missouri or California) to Washington DC & then return the next morning. (I believe the flight was somthing like 6am) The flight was from Dullas,Airport. Accommodation's were in Annapolis/Baltimore. So, Brad left DC to go North and then to return (23 comments)
REDUCED! Now 275,000 Great Location in Prince Frederick 20678! Sought after Scarborough Faire! Large Colonial w/ 3 levels & finished basement. Hardwood floors, level lot, rear deck, paved driveway, 2 car garage. Contingent on 3rd party approval. To search for addition homes in prince frederick md 20657, visit: www.somdforsale.com Minutes to Prince Frederick Town Center Many things to do in Calvert County: Visit: Parks and Recreation Calvert County Nature Parks Prince FrederickNews - Topix Calvert Library College of Southern Maryland Calvert County Fairgrounds View 1750 Lottie Fowler Rd., Prince Frederick Md 20678 in a larger map
New Web Cam - Thomas Johnson Bridge between Calvert and St Mary's Counties - 08/16/10 04:22 PM
New Web Cam for those who use the Route 4 (Solomons Island Rd) Thomas Johnson Bridge between Calvert County and St Mary's County! The Thomas Johnson Bridge seems to affect us all at some time or another. Whether we are going to St. Mary's for shopping at Target, Walmart, Best Buy or night out to dinner at Outback, Olive Garden or the newly opened Red Robin. If you work in St. Mary's and live in Calvert County as many employees affiliated with Patuxent Naval Air Systems Command . I hope new gadget this is helpful for the ride to and from work. Just click on link provided (5 comments)
Via Brian Mayer USDA Loans and FHA Loans Maryland (Envoy Mortgage 100% Financing): USDA Rural Development Loans in Maryland are going strong! I made this video on June 14th and mentioned that Envoy Mortgage is closing USDA Rural Development Loans in Maryland and if you call me within 48 hours I will close the deal by the June 30th to ensure the $8k tax credit and we (2 comments)
Via Steve Combs (First County Mortgage): You've made the decision "I'm Ready to Buy a Home" and so if you're willing to start the process, you're either a) waiting patiently for your rental lease to end and going to start looking at homes a few months beforehand OR b) you're trying to determine the best way to sell your home the quickest and with the highest net profit. Of course, if you're in the later group, you should contact a good real estate agent (or if you don't know one, get a referral from a trusted source) to discuss listing your home (0 comments)
Via Kathy Nielsen Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC): Home Staging Atlanta - Before and After Pictures Included At Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC, Atlanta's premier home staging company, we take on projects of all sizes. Whether the home is large or small, it makes no difference. Each home we stage will get exactly what it needs to help sell it quickly. In the case of this home, I had made the recommendation to change out the furniture. Costly? Well... in comparison to other home stagings we've done in Atlanta, the cost was higher in light of the fact that we (5 comments)
Via Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty Company): Whenever I am working with a home seller, and the home has a lot of wallpaper, I usually recommend that they remove it prior to the first day that it is listed. When I bring this up, I am usually greeted with a great deal of resistance. Here are a few reasons that I have heard for not removing wallpaper: 1. The wallpaper has a story behind it...it brings back happy memories for the sellers. They remember the pains they went through to pick the perfect pattern that would go with all of their (3 comments)
Via Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc): When I first began in this profession, I used to supplement my income by performing some draw, or progress, inspections for banks. That was back when more new construction was taking place. Since that time, for the most part, I have gotten too busy to spend much time doing the lower cost draw inspections. However, there is a company that I did some contract work with for years so, if I can, I try to fit in a job or two for them on occasion. With (2 comments)
Lusby Waterfront! 13141 Court David, Lusby MD 20657! Spectacular waterfront home with 300 Ft. of water frontage and situated on 1.5 acres. To view waterfront specifications, visit: Lusby Waterfrontor virtual tour: 13141 Court David, Lusby MD 20657 Community information: Drum Point. To view additional waterfront homes by county visit: Southern Maryland Waterfront. (8 comments)
Mill Creek Dr., Lusby MD 20657 Waterfront on Mill Creek! $525,000 The Ultimate weekend getaway...Plenty of room for large family gatherings...3 bedroom & 3 full bath...Deep water on 134 ft. of water frontage on Mill Creek with 6+MLW, 8000lb boat lift plus small craft lift. Great outdoor shower, screened porch & expansive deck overlooking the water. deck. This home is located in Drum Point Community Drum Point! Enjoy the amenities of Drum Point Beach, Drum Point Project & Drum Point Lake! (See Google Map) Enjoy Fishing, crabbing and and boating in a wonderful community. View Drum Point Community information! Visit Community reports! Close to Lusby Town Center (3 comments)
Waterfront! Lusby MD 20657 - 300 Ft. of Waterfront on Mill Creek - 08/05/10 08:20 AM
Lusby, Md 20657 $1.2 M Waterfront! 300 Ft. of Waterfront on Mill Creek! Impressive home! 2 Piers - (1) 70' with water and electric service, finger pier, 1 lift, and 2 additional slips (2) 30" convenience pier, 6+ MLW on Mill Creek and level 1.5 acre lot! Kitchen features: granite counter tops, double ovens, bread warmer, stainless appliances, Ceramic flooring & more. Amazing master suite with soaring windows to take advantage of the water views, & loft area w/ wet bar/coffee station. 5 car garage space: 3 car oil heated and air conditioned detached garage with exterior stair access to upper level storage and security system. 2 (2 comments)
Calvert County Events! Concerts! Early ‘80s Explosion!!! As and 80's Girl, this will be a great venue to take my kids to ! Hope to see you Sept 3rd! September 3rd, 2010 (Friday) $50.00 Premium $40.00 Reserved Gates Open at 6:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Showtime Tickets go on sale to members: July 13th @ 10:00 a.m. Tickets to the general public: July 20th @ 10:00 a.m. Buy Tickets Location: Calvert Marine Museum For Seating View: Calvert Marine Museum "Keep on Loving You" Video Contest -- Win VIP Tickets to REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar Here are some of the songs (8 comments)
Introducing The ABLE Buyer Program - SMART Home Buyers Start Here - 08/02/10 07:58 PM
Southern Maryland Able Buyer Program! Get prepared and have the knowledge with a team of professionals who will help you along the way! The Southern Maryland Region is still a Great place to buy! Via Steve Combs (First County Mortgage): Are you looking to save thousands on your next home purchase? Are you a first time buyer and just don't know where to start? Are you hoping to buy or sell a home in the next 12 months and want to be prepared?
You're not alone and you need look no further! Introducing Team Steve Combs' ABLE Buyer Program! (0 comments)
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