silver spring real estate: Be Safe Showing or Viewing Homes in Silver Spring - 02/01/21 05:21 PM
We all realize that the Coronavirus is not going away any time soon. The best thing we can do is to ensure that we are as safe as possible while going about our regular lives. Whether you are a realtor who is showing a home or a home buyer who is viewing a property, here are a few things you can do to be safe:
Always wear your mask. This is most important. Wear your mask over your entire mouth and nose. Wash your hands. This is the second most important tip. Wash your hands with soap and warm water thoroughly … (2 comments)

silver spring real estate: Building Generational Wealth, Property by Property - 12/03/12 11:29 PM
People invest for an array of reasons, but chief among them is the desire to secure comfortable and stable futures for their families. Wealth secured for future generations––one’s children and children’s children––is known as “generational wealth,” and it allows one to shape the quality of the educational, economic, and social opportunities available to future generations. Building generational wealth, however, takes prudent and careful investing. For many, real estate is an enticing investment option for its unique and lucrative benefits such as cash flow, appreciation, and leverage.
Unlike other investments, such as stocks, bonds and CDs, where quick returns are rare or … (2 comments)

silver spring real estate: Home Affordability Programs - 03/29/12 02:25 AM
The Obama Administration is serious about helping homeowners avoid foreclosure, and has implemented a variety of programs to assist homeowners in keeping their American dream.  This is why the Making Home Affordable Program was created.  There are several plans within this program, specific to the needs of individual borrowers. 
If you are interested in refinancing or modifying your current mortgage, you may qualify for one of the following programs:  The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) can lower your monthly mortgage payment to 31% of your gross income, which in turn could result in a 40% reduction...READ MORE HERE 
(0 comments)

silver spring real estate: Short Sale versus Foreclosure - 03/22/12 05:09 AM

In these challenging economic times, more and more homeowners are finding themselves weighing the pros and cons of a short sale versus a foreclosure.  It may go without saying that you want to try to avoid foreclosure at all costs.  But after months, if not years, of battling overwhelming debt and an underwater property, foreclosure might seem appealing due to the shear fact that it’s easier.  However, the long term effects of a foreclosure might be more difficult than you realize.
For starters, there is your credit score to consider.  A foreclosure can adversely affect your credit score by 100-200 … (1 comments)

silver spring real estate: What Can A CDPE Do For Me? - 02/23/12 08:30 AM
Problems are a guaranteed part of life, and home ownership comes with its own set of issues. If your roof is leaking, you look for someone who's got expertise in roofing. Same with leaking pipes – when the problem requires more than a simple tweak, you call a plumber. When an old tree falls on your property, you seek out someone who's experienced to remove it.
In the same way, millions of home owners across the country are dealing with problems that stem from the current economic crisis. Financial hardship – including loss or decrease of income – can lead to … (2 comments)

silver spring real estate: Hot Tips for Real Estate Investors - 02/06/12 03:12 PM
Real estate investing isn't simple. It requires finding the right property, managing the investment property properly and keeping good financial records. You can be successful, though! Here are some rock solid tips for success:
Build a real estate network. Include a great real estate agent, a mortgage broker, a lawyer, an appraiser and an accountant.
Pay attention to the real estatemarket, and stay up to date by doing your own research.
Accurately evaluate each property’s cash flow.
Negotiate openly when you decide to buy. This may help to avoid wasting time on properties that are not within your … (3 comments)

silver spring real estate: Smart Tips for Savvy Real Estate Investors - 01/23/12 04:05 PM
Foreclosures and REOs are still pulling novice investors into the market; if you're one of them, there are a few tried and true “rules” that have been around for quite a while. Even if you've been investing in real estate for a while, it never hurts to refresh yourself on some key guidelines which, even in a market that continues to be volatile, can prove helpful.
First and foremost, remember that due diligence is NOT optional. You've got to understand the local market - and that includes not just where prices are headed, but specific market demand for rental real estate … (3 comments)

silver spring real estate: Fun Things to Do Next Week In and Around Silver Spring - 01/20/12 12:25 PM
How's 2012 going for you? Silver Spring home owners are definitely feeling winter right now! Don't let the chilly weather stop you, though - get out and enjoy the great places to go and fun 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:
If you're looking for something fun to do with your “little people” on Saturday, January 21, why not bring them out to Meet Frosty the Snowman and enjoy winter stories, songs, games, hot chocolate and cookies. For children ages infant to five … (0 comments)

silver spring real estate: 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 real estate: Common Mistakes Sellers Make - 01/17/12 12:25 PM
We all know that the real estate market is still taking its share of hits, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your Silver Spring home. Sellers need to be patient, and savvy, to avoid some common mistakes that may seem all-too-appealing during these rough times.
Avoid asking too much. The single biggest mistake you can make is setting your asking price too high. In today's market, homeowners need to price conservatively or they risk turning off potential buyers. Figuring out how to set the price is tricky. Gone are the days when you could expect to sell your home … (2 comments)

 
Emcee M. Arah, Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch (Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD)

Emcee M. Arah

Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Silver Spring, MD

More about me…

Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD

Address: 10230 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 200, Silver Spring, MD, 20903

Office: 8006663705 x208

Mobile: (301) 452-5252

Email Me

All things Silver Spring! From real estate, to current events, to things to do - we've got it all! We're your local Silver Spring Maryland experts!


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog