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Real Estate Agent - The Creig Nothrop Team of Long & Foster
This blog is about the Maryland Real Estate Market and other things that I love to do and write about.



This post is full of wonderful informaiton.  The last one about the smells in the house.  Way too fimiliar!!  Everybody has a home smell that they just don't notice.  Well worth reblogging!!!The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished easily enough if you m...
After becoming a real estate agent many years ago, I was hired in our office to do administrative things.  It started small and went on to just about everything.  As I have been in this daily job for more then five years now, I have taught myself quite a bit.  The one thing I really enjoy doing i...
The New Year is a popular time for resolutions, so why not add some ideas for improving your home to your list.   1. Rid Your Home of ClutterIf you're thinking about putting your home on the market, it's a known fact that homes with less clutter will sell faster. Go through your entire home, incl...
A Small Bedroom Community!  What exactly does this mean?                                                                                                    While watching HGTV one evening, my husband & I were watching an episode of House Hunters.  When out of the blue, they were in Severna Park, ...
As a licensed real estate agent, what exactly does is mean to a buyer when you recommend someone to them for their services. (contractor, inspector, maintenance person or even the lender).   As professionals and someone with experience in this business we usually know of people that are conscient...
The difference between Foreclosures and Short Sales are described very well in this blog.  I honestly believe that our consumers need to know this information.  Often I am pressed with the buyer that really wants a foreclosure because they think there is going to be more value in the home, when t...
I have an addictive hobby...I love to quilt!  I don't often brag about them because I spend much of my free time piecing the quilt tops together and then lovingly folding them and putting them in a closet to someday quilt!  I have all of the equipment to get the job done, three Bernina sewing mac...
I just can't get enough of this.... Buyers need education.....they really don't know where to start.  Lender is first!  Most every buyer I first speak with answers my question of lender with "not yet" " I am waiting until I find the right house".  Then I have to explain that they cannot make an o...
    I am still thinking positive on the market.  I know that the news isn't always so great, but I still think it will get better.  After all, could it get much worse?  Did I say that?  OMG!  :-P        It does seem that since the first of the year, I have gotten busier with phone calls, emails, ...
Some of these things we forget! This is extremely important to keep in mind at all times.  Identity theft is ongoing and can cost us allot of money and time to straighten out.  Well worth re-blogging!!5 Ways to Protect Identity By: Glenn    3-Jan-2011 Introduction: While the Internet has made it ...

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