first time home buyers: Buying A Foreclosure Property In Laurel Md. - 07/19/13 01:04 AM
Thinking about buying a foreclosure property in Laurel Md?
To see all foreclosure homes in Laurel Md click buying a foreclosure home in Laurel Md
 
Not too infrequently, I will be at my desk when I get a call from someone who wants more information about a property in Laurel.  Well I am the guy to call about Laurel real estate.  I live in Laurel Md and I do business here.
So I ask the caller how I can help them.   They indicate to me they are interested in a condo in the Laurel Lakes subdivision.
They give me the … (0 comments)

first time home buyers: Buying Maryland Real Estate Vs Renting - 05/20/11 02:04 AM
Usually, if you can come up with a down payment then buying Maryland real estate is yourbest option. However, this may not apply to everyone. Consider thefollowing:
Renters ...
Neither gain equity, nor lose it. Despite any improvementsrenters make to their homes - and regardless of any outside influencesthat would cause the property value to increase - renters willnever gain equity. Renters put little money up front. Reap no tax advantages. Any and all tax breaks and other tax-associatedadvantages are enjoyed by landlords. Are often restricted from making modifications such as paintingwalls (some landlords will allow renters to paint their walls … (0 comments)

first time home buyers: Will Tax Credit Be Extended? - 09/27/09 10:38 PM
I just read an email from Remax.  The information was about extending the tax credit.  As many of you who are considering buying Laurel real estate know, the tax credit ends at the end of November.
There is currently a big rush of buyers trying to purchase a home before the end of November. Most buyers who call me are well aware of the dead lines. 
In addition, there are several other programs in Maryland that can be used with the $8000 tax credit.  The Down Payment On Your Dreamprogram in Prince Georges County Maryland.  In Anne Arundel County, there is … (2 comments)

first time home buyers: Prince Georges County Maryland Housing Market Improves - 04/14/09 02:05 AM
Those of us who own Laurel real estate, got some good news recently.  In Prince Georges County Maryland, more homes sold in April of 2009 than in April 2008.  In fact, it was just over a ten percent increase.
Average sold price was down below $250,000 and so was the medium sold price.  You can get more information on my Laurel real estate blog.
The bottom is in sight.  The market will stabelize and then hopefully increase at normal rates.  I believe this will happen some time in the next six months.
Falling prices, low interest rates and great government incentives … (1 comments)

first time home buyers: First Time Home Buyers Lift Existing Home Sales 5.1% - 03/24/09 12:40 AM
This was an interesting article I found on the internet and one that makes perfect sense to me.
First-time home buyers breathed new life into the U.S. real-estate market last month, seizing on increased affordability and driving home sales to their biggest monthly gain in five years.
"The big complaint during the housing-market boom years was that middle-class home buyers were priced out," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors. "Now that prices are declining, it's giving them a chance to enter the market."
For the full articel click on Housing Market.
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first time home buyers: Laurel Maryland 20708 Has Strong Housing Market - 03/13/09 01:20 AM
Well it looks like those of us who own Laurel real estate in zip code 20708 are experiencing a better than normal housing market.

The above numbers show several increases in real estate activity in Laurel Maryland 20708 from  February 2008 as compared to February 2009.   In several catagories there has been a slight increase.  Total dollar volume is up slightly at 2.64%.  The median sold price has increased as well.  The average sale price as a percentage of list price remained steady at 89% with last February.
When you compare these number with the overall Prince Georges County Maryland figures, … (1 comments)

first time home buyers: The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself - 03/06/09 11:55 PM
I know that most you know who said that.  FDR was a great president and those words were very accurate.
That quote still applies today.  Buyer confidence plays a crucial role in the housing market.  People are worried about their jobs.  In addition to that, many buyers don't want to buy a home and watch it go down in value after they buy it.
These kind of fears not only impact Laurel Maryland real estate, but all of Maryland as well.
A couple things to consider to consider about this market.  First, the real estate market in Laurel is doing what it … (1 comments)

first time home buyers: Down Payment Assistance For Buyers $$$$$ - 02/04/09 10:39 PM
Are you considering a purchase of Laurel real estate, but don't have money for the down payment?  What if I was able to get you most of your needed down payment?  And the best part is you don't have to pay it back!  Would you then make a decision to buy in one of Maryland's best buyer markets?
Ofcourse you would!
A down payment grant is now available for all you buyers of Maryland real estate.  I am currently working with a lender who is willing to give up to $10,000 in grant money for buyers.  This money can be used … (0 comments)

 
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Brien Berard

Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

Laurel, MD

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