Mid Year Housing Report For Mid Atlantic States

The Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) recently published its Mid Year findings for the Mid Atlantic States Housing Market. Maryland real estate and Laurel real estate are included in this region. Some of the points contained in this report include: Prices are showing renewed signs of strength: 2nd quarter prices in most jurisdictions were up […]

Buyer Agent In Laurel Maryland

If you are shopping for Laurel, Md. real estate, make sure you have a buyer agent who knows the area. There are three types of agency.  The first is the seller’s agent.  The seller’s agent is responsilbe for looking out for the seller’s interest above all else.  If you call a listing agent on a […]

Seller Has To Restore Property

Recently, I was at a walk-thru with my buyer on a sale in Laurel, Maryland. The walk-thru is typically done a few days before settlement and is done to make sure the home is the same condition it was at the time of ratification. In this particualar walk-thru it was discovered the basement carpet was […]

Loan Modification

If you bought a home in the last couple of years and are having trouble paying your mortgage, loan modification is an option. The type of loan you have makes a difference. If you have an FHA loan, the government offers two options.  One is the partial claim.  Simpley put,  the partial claim allows you to […]

Why Do People Fall For Mortgage Fraud?

Greed. That’s it, greed. A couple of years ago, I was at a clients home for dinner.  I sold this woman the home we were in the year before.  Her whole family was there.  I like these people.  They are nice.  They had always invited me over for dinner. At some point during the evening […]

Thinking Of Buying A Laurel Maryland Foreclosure?

Are you are considering buying a Laurel, Md. home?  If so, are you considering a foreclosure? Everyone thinks a foreclosure can be had for pennies on the dollar.  However, if you want to buy a foreclosure, you may end up paying more than the list price. The last three foreclosure deals I wrote on all had multiple bids […]

Ten Of My Favorite Places In Laurel, Maryland

Having owned Laurel real estate for about 15 years now, I have become fond of several places in Laurel Maryland.  The following is the current list: Laurel Donut shop.  Taste one of their donuts and you will know why California Tortilla.  Love the music and food is always good Best Buy.  Ok, its really only […]