Would-Be to Should-Be

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Some would-be buyers have emotional reasons to own a home like having a place of their own where they can raise a family, feel safe and secure and enjoy their friends’ company. Other buyers’ dominant reasons might be financial in nature such as building equity or lowering their cost of housing. Regardless of what might […]

268 Greenleaf Circle, Arnold, MD 21012

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A Three Bedroom Townhouse With Full Basement for just $240,000! Brightleaf, is a small collection of duplex homes located just off College Pkwy in the Broadneck School District of Arnold, MD between Annapolis and Severna Park, Maryland. Located on a quiet side street, this freshly painted three level home has many upgrades including Siding/Down-spouts/Rain-spouts (2016) […]

Fast and Easy…But Is It Accurate?

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There are sites all over the web that offer to tell you what your home is worth. Simply plug in your address and email and you’ll get a value. It’s fast; it’s easy but is it accurate? The value is determined by what is called an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) that analyzes public record data […]

Benefits of a Smaller Home

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Home Too Big Now? Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and get a place of their own, parents find that they may not need their “big” home like they did before. Their lifestyle may have changed and the house just doesn’t “fit” anymore. Benefits of a smaller home: Easier to maintain Lower utilities […]

1/2% Could Make a Big Difference

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2015-02-01_16-14-08.png Over 50% of homebuyers don’t shop to find the best interest rate for their mortgage. While a buyer wouldn’t rarely purchase the first home they look at, they will accept the rate and terms offered by only one lender. While the borrower and the property affect the rate and terms that a lender may […]

Get Ready to Garage Sale!

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A well-planned garage or yard sale can make room in your home, get rid of unused items and make some money but it needs some planning to be successful. Start early to research and plan Promotion is key Display items attractively Price items right Organize checkout Saturdays are generally the best day but there may […]

Downsizing Might Make Sense

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With roughly 12.5% of the population over 65 years of age, it is understandable that some of them are thinking of downsizing because they may not need the amount of space they did in the past. There is something to be said for the freedom acquired by divesting yourself of “things” that have been accumulated […]

Reducing Interest Expense

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0% financing has induced car buyers into taking the plunge because it doesn’t cost anything to use someone else’s money. While mortgage rates are not at zero, they’re close enough that many buyers are applying similar logic. Qualified mortgage interest is deductible on taxpayers’ returns subject to the maximum acquisition debt of one million dollars. […]