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Not long ago I had the opportunity to list a waterview home. It was located in one of those small eclectic waterfront communities that we are famous for here in Annapolis MD. Yes this home had a fabulous view as long as you looked out, straight out to the water. Unfortunately it was sitting on a ...
You've heard the saying "You never have a second chance to make a great first impression" right?  If you are selling your home or will be shortly, you need to take that little saying to heart.  I'm going to share with you my top staging mistakes to avoid and hope that you'll apply what you've re...
A well ventilated attic stays dry and free from condensation, mold, mildew, and fungal wood rot decay. Having the proper air circulation is a key to prolonging the roofs' longevity, and preventing damage. An attic ventilation system is generally comprised of upper vents, such as the common box ve...
  Why do Realtors think preapproval letters are about as worthless as a wet cocktail napkin? Has it become so bad that Realtors believe a do-it-yourself prequalification is better than one from the mortgage office? I believe the time has come for preapproval letters to gain some respect. We can a...
As an expert on short sales in Washington, I have helped counsel many buyers and sellers through the process and have had many common asked questions about how it works. If you have further questions, please feel free to add them and I would be happy to answer. Q: What is a short sale? A. With re...
I hear this question every so often so I thought I'd address it.  Of course here in Southern California, about 90% of the home inspections we perform are vacant houses, usually foreclosures or short sales.  However I know there are still sellers out there. So how does a seller have the house "pas...
Okay first let me BUST a MYTH out there. The administration is telling people that even though YOU are not going to get bailed out while your neighbor who is going through foreclosure is, you should be happy because YOUR home will not suffer further loss in value if we can get these foreclosures ...

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