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Angie Houtz Memorial Fund - New Logo - 02/27/11 10:37 AM
The Angie Houtz Memorial Fund was changing addresses. We thought this was a good time to update our letterhead and maybe develop a new logo. The only problem was that none of us were in anyway artistic or creative. I remembered hearing about Logo Tournament when I was at Raincamp and I remember that Ellie McIntire had used it for her new logo. We decided to check it out. We set up the tournament and designs began trickling in. The third design that came in was absolutely stunning and remained my favorite until the last day of the tournament when a (7 comments)
Upper Marlboro, MD SOLD Homes January 2011 Houses SOLD: 55 Average LIST price: $267,833 Average SELLING price: $263,086 Average DAYS ON MARKET: 96 LOWEST SALE price: $68,900 - 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome located in Brandywine built in 1971 - foreclosure HIGHEST SALE price: $635,000 - 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath single-family built in 2008 - foreclosure
Upper Marlboro, MD ACTIVE listings (as of 2/24/11) ACTIVE Houses: 694 Average LIST Price: $279,716 LOWEST LIST Price: $39,900 - 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 half bath mobile home HIGHEST LIST Price: $1,750,000 - 7 bedroom, 5 bath single-family home built in 1790 Current Average Days on Market: 165
Upper Marlboro, MD UNDER CONTRACT listings (as of 2/24/11) UNDER CONTRACT Houses: 258 Average LIST Price: $264,491 LOWEST LIST Price: $74,900 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Kettering built in 1987 - foreclosure (0 comments)
Twitter & Activerain - 02/18/11 10:53 PM
I noticed today in my blog settings that there is no longer the section that asks about auto-posting on twitter. Is this a change that I missed or is there something wrong with my account? I really want to ensure that my blogs gets posted on twitter and really liked that it was automated.
Anyone know? (21 comments)
EOP Real Estate Opening Office In PG County, March 2011 - 02/11/11 09:39 AM
EOP Real Estate will be opening a new PG County office in March 2011. This new office will be located in Largo, MD. This central location will give the agents who work primarily in Prince George's County a convenient base from which to better service their clients. The new office is convenient to the beltway and to the Largo metro. Stay tuned for grand opening information.
EOP Real Estate 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 205 Largo, MD 20774 240-206-7283 (O) 240-206-7283 (F)
How much money do I need to buy a home? - 02/10/11 07:36 PM
Question: How much money do I need to buy a home? Answer: Down-payment - depending on your loan the minimum amount down can range from 0% to 20% of the purchase price. Closing Costs - this number can vary but usually runs between 3% and 6% of the purchase price. These costs include transfer taxes and prepaids for property taxes and home-owner insurance. Many contracts can be written so that sellers will pay some or all of the closing costs. Depending on loan type there may be limits to the amount of closing costs that can be accepted. Earnest Money (4 comments)
Answer: I get this question all the time. Many people are confused about the difference. A foreclosure is a home that it now owned by a bank. The price has been set by the listing agent and the asset manager at the bank. A foreclosure can usually close in 30-60 days. Most foreclosures are as-is sales. A short sale is a home where homeowner owes more than the home is worth. The listing price is set based on comparable sales in any given neighborhood. The decision to accept (1 comments)
National Wear Red Day - February 4, 2011 - 02/03/11 10:44 PM
Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women in the United States. Many people erroneously think that breast cancer is the #1 killer. Because of this misconception heart disease in women is often overlooked and under diagnosed. Many women do not experience the classic symptoms of heart attack such as chest pain. Therefore, when women are diagnosed there heart disease is often very advanced. Friday, February 4, 2011 is National Wear Red Day to help being awareness to heart disease in women.
Hopefully you will wear red tomorrow and also use the opportunity to monitor your BMI, blood pressure, and (6 comments)
Kettering, Upper Marlboro, MD SOLD Homes 2010 - 02/02/11 07:53 PM
Kettering, Upper Marlboro, MD SOLD Homes 2010 Houses SOLD: 117 Average LIST price: $199,238 Average SELLING price: $198,559 Average DAYS ON MARKET: 81 LOWEST SALE price: $68,000 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, townhome home built in 1990 - foreclosure HIGHEST SALE price: $325,000 - 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath single-family home built in 1969 $325,000 - 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath single family home built in 1990
Kettering, Upper Marlboro, MD ACTIVE listings (as of 2/2/11) ACTIVE Houses: 60 Average LIST Price: $189,209 LOWEST LIST Price: $62,100 - 2 bedroom,1 bath condo, built in 1988 - foreclosure HIGHEST (0 comments)
Pictures from our cell phones may be a stalker's dream - 02/01/11 07:52 PM
Most of us don't check in on Foursquare or facebook from our homes because we don't want everyone to know our home address. How many of us realize that the pictures that we upload to the internet may be giving away that very information? Pictures taken with our cell phones are equipped with something called geotagging. This means that when we upload it to the web someone can use certain programs to pinpoint the exact location where the photo was taken. This is actually useful technology for when we are taking pictures at a listing or for certain localism type posts (4 comments)
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