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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Lighting Your Pathway in the Night Hours There are numerous ways to light your pathway in the night time hours. Here are a few ways to light a pathway: Wait for a moonlit evening sky; Live in a far northern region where the nights only last for an hour or two in the summer; Place a few lamp posts...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Impact of the Light from a Television I am not talking about light as in enlightenment coming from the television, but simply the light itself that is emitted from the television screen. If you stand in a room outside of the room where the television is playing, you will see the brightness of the...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Indoor Plants Are a Chore  Plants are a great way to add color, texture, and life to your home, but despite their seeming lack of a need for attention, they actually require care just like your pet pooch or kitten. The signals that plants give us when they need attention are not as obvious as oth...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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He Wore His Best Suit to Settlement Real estate agents go to settlements on a frequent basis, or, at least, they try to get there as often as they can. It is very routine to the real estate agent. Some agents actually feel like their job is done once they make it this far.  Or, I should say that ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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E-Signing Contracts: Click, Click, Click; I'm Done Indeed, it is as easy as click, click, click and the contract or offer has been signed, but something may be missing. What is missing? The agents take the time to carefully select the correct prewritten forms from a list of forms, then fill in th...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Showing Declined.  Why? Scheduling an appointment to show a house can quite frequently be done online.  This is relatively quick and convenient. However, some times the appointment is declined.  Unfortunately, the process of declining the appointment is just as impersonal as the process of making...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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No One Showed Any Interest No one showed any interest. I posted a house that was priced from $50,000 to $100,000 below market value. It was a detached home in Nottingham, MD which was priced at $207,000. No one showed any interest. I posted about a program that the State of Maryland offers that a...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Buy a House and Eliminate Your Student Debt Student debt has been holding people back from purchasing homes. The State of Maryland has designed a mortgage program to deal with this issue. By using this program, one can receive a mortgage to purchase a home and have a significant portion of their ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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I Walked into a 1950s Television Show Several years ago, like in the 1950s, television shows were broadcast in black and white.  The colors such as red, blue, green, and yellow were nowhere to be found. I went to view a house the other day and I felt like I was entering one of those old time tele...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Many People in My Neighborhood Do Not Like Section 8 In some counties in Maryland, a landlord can not rule out a renter because the renter would be using section 8.  They can rule them out for other reasons such as a bad criminal background or extremely bad credit, but not for section 8 by itself...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Who Gets the Savings, You or the Investor? You are thinking about selling your house and then you receive a letter, or postcard in the mail from an investor who would like to buy your house. Let's assume that your house is worth $200,000. You give the investor a call thinking that selling your ho...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Basic Introduction to Mortgage Loan Approval Approval from a lender to receive a loan actually has two parts to the approval, one is the approval of the borrower, and two is the approval of the property. Approval of the property is achieved by getting an appraisal of the property and by getting i...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Home Inspection: Confidential I am the listing agent and I tell the buyer's agent that I will see him at the home inspection.He asks: Why?I try to hide my "huh?!" reaction and state that as the listing agent I go to home inspections so that I can see first hand what the inspector is finding which...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Did She Slack Off Because She Might Not Get Paid? I went to lunch at a buffet style restaurant.  In this style of restaurant, the customer pays first, seats herself or himself, then goes to get the food from the buffet. There are people working at the restaurant who come around and take your used...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Free Electricity The tenant's rent was already paid because she was receiving a section 8 voucher.  However, she wanted to lower her expenses even more, which is a common interest for most of us.  She said to her landlord that she wanted to rent a place where the electric utility bill was include...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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I Am Being Stalked How was your visit to McDonald's?  Would you like to share? What?!  I wasn't at McDonald's.  I drove past one but I was not there. How was your visit to Chick-fil-a? You followed me into Chick-fil-a?!  What do you want?! Would you like to take a photo at Chick-fil-a? So you can...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Online Auctioneer Makes Things Difficult Let's start with the auctioneer listing and pricing a property. There is one house that was listed at $35,000.  My client bid up to $39,000.  He did not have the winning bid, but neither did anyone else.  Normally when a house is listed at a particular pri...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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It Was My First Trail Run of the Year It's winter so we have had low temperatures and wind, snow and cold rain, and short dreary days and long chilly nights. But, yesterday it was a clear and calm mid-February day with temperatures in the mid 60s.  It was a perfect day for a run.  I chose to run ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Home Buyers Are Being Sold for Over $3,000 An unsuspecting person decides to buy a house and starts the search for that house on the internet. Starting the search on the internet makes sense because there is a ton of information on the internet, including almost every house that is for sale. Not ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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The Deal Falls Through. Do You Take a Cut of the EMD? The documentation that I use when I list a property has a statement about the earnest money deposit (EMD). Basically it states what percentage of the EMD will go to my brokerage if a deal falls through and if it is agreed that the EMD will be ...

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