maryland: How to Beat the Summer Heat - 07/08/14 11:07 AM
How to Beat the Summer Heat
It's summertime out here in Silver Spring, Maryland so I thought I would send out a few tips on How to Beat the Summer Heat.
Try Aloe - Aloe vera is great if you've got sunburn, but it also has cooling properties. Try different recipes online that can make it into a spray. Peppermint - Make a pot of peppermint tea and then put it in the refrigerator. When it gets really cold, pour it into spray bottles and mist yourself with it. The menthol in the peppermint tea will give off a tingly and cool … (2 comments)

maryland: **Terrific Loan for Active and Non-Active Veterans and Military** - 02/07/13 05:46 AM
The state ofMaryland desires the ability to be able to thank our Maryland active and non-active service men and women by presenting them with a discounted mortgage rate for those who qualify. This program is for all and any active and non-active veterans who reside in the magnificent state of Maryland.
The Maryland Home Front Incentives was conceived to repay the sacrifice our service men and women made for our country. The overall goal of the The MMP is to ensure that our active and non-active service men and women have a door to established, affordable housing opportunities. The MMP program … (0 comments)

maryland: *Maryland Mortgage Program Veterans and Military. Closes on 6-30-2013* - 02/07/13 05:44 AM
 
      The state of Maryland desires the ability to be able to thank our Maryland active and non-active service men and women by presenting them with a discounted mortgage rate for those who qualify. This program is for all and any active and non-active veterans who reside in the magnificent state of Maryland.
The Maryland Home Front Incentives was conceived to repay the sacrifice our service men and women made for our country. The overall goal of the The MMP is to ensure that our active and non-active service men and women have a door to established, affordable housing opportunities. … (0 comments)

maryland: Maryland Mortgage Program for Active & Non Active Veterans & Military. - 02/07/13 05:32 AM
 
The state of Maryland desires the ability to be able to thank our Maryland active and non-active service men and women by presenting them with a discounted mortgage rate for those who qualify. This program is for all and any active and non-active veterans who reside in the magnificent state of Maryland.
The Maryland Home Front Incentives was conceived to repay the sacrifice our service men and women made for our country. The overall goal of the The MMP is to ensure that our active and non-active service men and women have a door to established, affordable housing opportunities. The … (0 comments)

maryland: Montgomery County – Your Destination for FUN! - 02/24/12 09:14 AM
Ask any Silver Spring home owner, and they'll tell you: We have a remarkable amount of terrific places to go and fun things to do right here in our area. Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment this week:
On Saturday, February 25 from 7-9pm, come out for Family Bingo Night. Sponsored by the Friends of Clara Barton Community Center in Cabin John, this promises to be fun-filled evening for the entire family. One bingo card, good for the whole night, will cost $5. County Council Chair Roger Berlinger will be attending and will … (0 comments)

maryland: Ready to Buy Your First Home? - 02/07/12 11:11 AM
Everyone tells you it's the thing to do. Your friends have done it. Your parents did it – probably a couple of times! And they're right – you should buy a home. You've probably already weighed the benefits, and decided that home ownership is the right choice for you.
More than 80% of all home searches today begin on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can search through hundreds of online listings, view virtual tours, and sort through dozens of photographs and aerial shots of neighborhoods and homes. By the time you reach your us, you're … (0 comments)

maryland: Make Some Fun Plans for Next Week In and Around Silver Spring - 01/13/12 07:11 AM
We're betting that most Silver Spring home owners, like us, can hardly believe that January's already half over! It's time to motivate – get out there and enjoy the terrific places to go and things to do in our area! Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week:
Saturday, January 14 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year's Festival, and The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association cordially invites community members to join their celebration! There will be plenty of food, entertainment, and opportunities to meet community members and leaders. The … (0 comments)

maryland: Resolve to Face the Facts! - 01/12/12 11:55 AM
Since 2007, 8.9 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, and millions more are headed in that direction – including many homes right here in the Silver Spring area.
As a real estate professional who has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, my mission is to ensure that you or anyone you care about does not add to that statistic under any circumstances!
The unfortunate fact is that so many homeowners who have played by the rules and never imagined that they could be facing foreclosure are now in a very tough situation.
More than one in … (2 comments)

maryland: Can I Really Sell My Home in This Market? - 01/10/12 12:32 PM
It's a question on the mind of every Silver Spring home owner preparing to sell their house this spring! We're here to help, and we've got some suggestions to help you find a buyer as soon as possible.
Make your home as appealing as possible inside and out. First, paint the interior a neutral color; you may love melon and chartreuse, but potential buyers want to envision their OWN color palette. Next, patch the holes inside and out (don't forget the yard). Plant some flowers, or put something simple but colorful near the front door. Make minor repairs as needed, … (1 comments)

maryland: How Can A First-Time Home Buyer Select the Right Home? - 01/09/12 02:02 PM
Buying your first home can be exhilarating, terrifying, exciting...all of these things and more. We're here to help! We'll do whatever we can to put things into perspective, and we'll assist you in maneuvering what are probably unfamiliar landscapes. Here are some tips to help make things a little easier while you're still in the selection process.
When you look at homes online, you can see pictures of each property. Carry that process offline; when you view a home, bring a digital camera to take your own photos. Begin each series of pictures with a close-up of the house number so … (1 comments)

maryland: SILVER SPRING AREA REAL ESTATE: Lovely Townhome in Popular Snowdens Mill - JUST LISTED - 01/06/12 08:22 AM
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maryland: Fun Things to Do This Week In and Around Silver Spring - 01/06/12 06:02 AM
It's a new year, and winter is fully upon Silver Spring home owners. However, there's no need to succumb to seasonal blues or cabin fever when there are so many terrific places to go and things to do in our area! Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment during the upcoming week:
Is your daughter at “that age” where she could benefit from improved social skills? (They all get to “that age” eventually!) On Saturday, January 7,Club Bloom USA, a non-profit organization promoting positive personal growth and leadership for girls, hosts a new Saturday … (0 comments)

maryland: FHA Waiver Gives Real Estate Investors a Boost - 01/05/12 03:18 PM
The conditions for investing in a Silver Spring home in the current market just keep getting better and better! The FHA’s recent ruling stands to further fuel investor activity, while accelerating the recovery of the real estate market.
The process of “flipping” investment properties had once been cited as a contributor to the real estate market’s meltdown. As such, the FHA pulled the plug on insuring properties held for less than 90 days.
Savvy investors are often adept in getting fixer-uppers ready for sale within that time frame, however, and to encourage more dollars to flow into housing, the FHA temporarily … (2 comments)

maryland: SILVER SPRING AREA REAL ESTATE: Adorable Raised Rambler in Quiet Neighborhood: JUST LISTED! - 01/04/12 10:04 AM
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maryland: Do I REALLY Need a Realtor® To Sell My Home? - 01/03/12 10:44 AM
Our answer: Absolutely! A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) are properly called Realtors®. We proudly display the Realtor "®" trademark on our business cards and other marketing and sales literature.
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maryland: Happy New Year! Fun Things to Do In and Around Silver Spring - 12/30/11 07:45 AM
It's the final weekend of 2011! We hope you've had a terrific year, and we extend our very best wishes for a safe and happy 2012. Here's a look at some of the fun things happening in our area as we head into the first week of the new year:
On Saturday, December 31 from 9am-4pm, do something a little different! The Wheaton International Market at the Wheaton Westfield Shopping Mall. This is the place in Montgomery County and the Greater Washington, DC area for bargain hunters and collectors who are seeking items for their homes, personal use or their collections. … (1 comments)

maryland: Make 2012 YOUR Year to Build Real Estate Investment Wealth - 12/29/11 10:25 AM
After another year of worldwide economic ups and downs, the news is no longer whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up or down on any given day. The news is that the stock market is volatile. Period. At any given day or any given moment, the stock market might be up or it might be down, but but wild swings have started to feel like the new normal.
It’s anyone’s guess what the new year will hold, but we can be fairly sure that the roller coaster ride will continue.
The stock market will continue to do what the stock … (0 comments)

maryland: Tax Strategies for the Investment-Minded Consumer - 12/27/11 11:29 AM
It's hard to believe that tax season is nearly here! If you own a Silver Spring home that is an exclusive rental property, you can deduct numerous expenses including taxes, insurance, mortgage interest, utilities, housekeeping, and repairs. According to HouseLogic, even towels and sheets are deductible! Use Schedule E. You can also write off depreciation, which is the value lost due to the wear and tear a home experiences over time.Treat the rental property like a business, says Mark Steber, chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Services. Keep detailed records and maintain a separate checking account. Figure you’ll spend a … (0 comments)

maryland: Great Things To Do In and Around Silver Spring During the Upcoming Week - 12/23/11 07:26 AM
It's the Christmas holiday weekend, and Silver Spring home owners won't be at a loss for places to go and things to do! Here's a glimpse at the possibilities available during the upcoming week:
On Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24), River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold two Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Services. The first, at 5:00pm, will be a Family Christmas Eve Candle Lighting. This will feature familiar carols and RRUUC's traditional Christmas Eve pageant.  The second Christmas Eve Service will begin at 8:15pm.  This service is titled, 'Joy to the World.' It features songs, choral music, and stories ancient and new,  … (1 comments)

maryland: YOU Can Unlock a World of Investor Wealth! - 12/22/11 08:07 AM
With interest rates at historic lows, and incredible bargains available in our local market, more and more of my clients are investing their money in real estate. Watch this short video and find out how almost anyone can get started today with very little down! Then contact me at (301) 452-5252 for a FREE consultation and to get a list of investment properties currently available in your area!
 

 
The EMA Real Estate Group are your local experts when it comes to investing in real estate. We ensure exceptional service, including both personal consultation (offering vast experience and knowledge … (2 comments)

 
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