Foreclosed, Distressed and Short Sales

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According to a recent report released by CoreLogic, foreclosures are down 15.4% since April 2011 nationwide.  This equates to a total of 66,000 homes.  This figure only takes into consideration homes that have been repossessed, and not short sale approvals or deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Since ...
The HomeGain 2012 National Home Improvement Survey Results are in, and they shed a lot of light on the small things sellers can do to increase the value of their Montgomery County, MD homes.  The HomeGain survey was conducted by asking nearly 500 professional real estate agents nationwide for the...
Being a landlord can be a challenge sometimes.  Your duties are not solely limited to property maintenance; there is also a human aspect.  This aspect, aka the tenant, can cause more problems than everything else combined.  If you are a real estate investor in Montgomery County, MD, continue rea...
Farmers’ Markets are in the air – especially in Montgomery County, MD.  If you’re searching for some outdoor events in Montgomery County, MD this weekend, then you’ve come to right place.  Scroll down for a list of things to do with the entire family:   Olde Towne Market When:  May 25 Where:  Cit...
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the housing market is on the road towards recovery.  Silver Spring, MD homeowners have been seeing increases in home values in the DC metro area since last year.  Now the rest of the nation is catching up, which is great news for ...
In a perfect world, every owner wanting to sell a home in Montgomery County would be able to hire a professional stager to stage their home.  However, the reality of real estate is that many sellers are stretched thin enough as it is.  Selling a home is expensive after you factor in updates and ...
Investment Properties in Silver Spring, MD often require constant maintenance.  Parts of Silver Spring are older, and while this can sometimes add historic value to the real estate in this area, it can also subtract from the value if the property is outdated. Without diminishing the integrity of...
Trying to figure out what to do this weekend?  You’ve come to the right place.  There are plenty of family-friendly events in Montgomery County, MD.       Art after Dark When:  May 18 Where:  Arts Barn at 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 What:  Step into a tricked out mansion with edg...
Home values in the DC metro area have been moderately suppressed this year due to “shadow inventory.”  Shadow inventory is the foreclosure and REO inventory that banks are holding in their pipeline.  Many consumers, and some real estate professionals, fear that the real estate market will be flo...
It can be difficult to know when it’s a good time to sell Montgomery County real estate.  That’s why staying on top of economic reports and real estate news is so important.  There are several economic factors that can create a positive climate for home sales. Consumer confidence is the first ind...

Emcee M. Arah

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