silver spring: Preparing Your Home for the Holidays - 10/28/13 12:24 PM
Preparing Your Home for the Holidays
Now that we are full into the end of the year, it's time to get ready for all the celebrations that come with it - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's! Is your home ready for the holidays?
During the upcoming time of the year, lots of people plan large parties, small get-togethers, and family events. Many people don't realize that there are several key areas of your home that you should evaluate to ensure they are ready for the fun times ahead. These are:
the Kitchen the Living Room the Bathroom Let's look into each … (0 comments)

silver spring: **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)

silver spring: *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)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: Real Estate Market Report for Silver Spring, MD - 06/05/12 01:18 AM

If you have been thinking about listing your Silver Spring home for sale, then now might be a great time for you to do it.  The local and national markets are heating up, offering sellers an advantage they haven’t had in several years.
The median sales price in Silver Spring, MD for April, 2012 increased 16 percent since April, 2011 from $270,000 to $313,500.  The median sales price also saw a 10 percent increase since March, 2012. 
Mortgage interest rates had another drop last month, falling below 4 percent for a 30-year fixed.  This trend continues into June, sparking a … (0 comments)

silver spring: Three Tips for Real Estate Investing - 03/12/12 07:51 AM
Whether you're a seasoned real estate investor or a complete “newbie,” you'll likely agree that it really helps to have someone provide insight and advice. Everyone can use input on ways to save time and money, right? Here are a few tips which you may find helpful as you continue down the road to successfully investing in real estate.
First, don't be an “information addict.” Sure, a little knowledge is a good thing, but there's such a thing as educational overkill. This isn't to say that there aren't terrific resources out there – books, bootcamps, and tools galore. But you need … (4 comments)

silver spring: Things To Do, Places To Be: Montgomery County Has It All! - 03/02/12 07:32 AM
Ask any Silver Spring home owner, and they'll tell you: We have a incredible number of terrific places to go and fun things to do just for YOU. Here's a look at just a few of the possibilities available for your enjoyment this week:
Get the weekend off to a wonderful start on Saturday, March 3 with "Visions of the Earth," a fundraiser for ALS featuring artists Betsy Kimball Baden,Yolanda Prinsloo and Mary Hawkins. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. The artists will depict the Earth and at times using materials from the Earth to represent our lives, … (0 comments)

silver spring: Tips for First-Time Real Estate Investors - 02/27/12 05:45 AM
If you're a first time real estate investor, make a point of tuning in to the amazing host of articles that are available on the Internet. They're a terrific source of information; practically everywhere you look, there are loads of articles – and they're free for you to read and download. Articles are a great source of free information. Check out this real estate investment web site as an example of a terrific place to find these articles.
A lot of experts find that one of the best general article sites is Ezine Articles. You need a resource that's well-organized … (0 comments)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: I'm Ready to Sell My House – Now What? - 01/31/12 07:07 AM
How would you describe the market when real estate prices fall and more than six months of inventory remains on the market? It doesn't really matter what terms you use – what matters is the fact that people are still buying and selling. You simply adjust to the market. If you're selling, shoving a For Sale sign in your front yard isn't going to help much. You've got to be aggressive and make your home stand out on the market. You can use these strategies to sell quickly and for more money in a depressed market:
Before you start making repairs, … (1 comments)

silver spring: Real Estate Investors: Understanding Your Options - 01/30/12 08:27 AM
For real estate investors, Chapter 11 can be a lifesaver - a proverbial "fresh start" from an otherwise seemingly impossible situation - which gives the debtor a respite from creditors. The idea that filing for bankruptcy is a beginning, not an end, bears repeating, because real estate investors deserve the right to work with experienced attorneys who understand this intricate area of law, a discipline that allows companies to often reemerge towards success.
A bankruptcy filing gives a real estate investor flexibility. The debtor can design new financing for the bankruptcy court's consideration and approval. The judge has wide discretion … (1 comments)

silver spring: Silver Spring – Where the Fun Never Ends! - 01/27/12 08:24 AM
It's already the last week of January! It's time to get out and enjoy the terrific places to go and unique 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 in Montgomery County:
Saturday, January 28 at noon, experience the rich culture of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Lakeforest Mall! Come out for the opening ceremony; view the beautiful decorations and exhibits. Entertainment and activities will take place over two weekends, January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 … (0 comments)

silver spring: What IS a Short Sale? - 01/19/12 10:51 AM
A short sale can be an excellent solution for homeowners who need to sell, and who owe more on their homes than they are worth. In the past, it was rare for a bank or lender to accept a short sale. Today, however, due to overwhelming market changes, banks and lenders have become much more negotiable when it comes to these transactions.
But to be technical, here's a more official definition:
A homeowner is 'short' when the amount owed on their property is higher than current market value.
A short sale occurs when a negotiation is entered into with the … (0 comments)

silver spring: Is It Always Best to Pay the Asking Price? - 01/16/12 11:58 AM
For some investors, the thought of offering anything but a low ball offer is completely unheard of.  However, if competition from numerous investors in an area is fierce, those investors may find themselves limited in their ability to acquire property.  A recent article by Ken Corsini at Bigger Pockets highlighted this fact, and urges a sentiment with which we agree:  Don't get stuck on the asking price!
It's better to use the asking price as a guide, but to sit down with a professional and work with the numbers. There are times when a low bid will be beaten by someone … (0 comments)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: 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)

silver spring: SILVER SPRING AREA REAL ESTATE: Lovely Townhome in Popular Snowdens Mill - JUST LISTED - 01/06/12 08:22 AM
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