Home Sales Up In April As Prices Fall

Across the country there was an increase in homes sold in April over March of this year.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal this was due to a number of factors which I have discussed here in earlier Laurel Real Estate Blog. Lower prices have contributed to more first time home buyers […]

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 […]

Bidding War On Foreclosures

If you are considering buy a foreclosure in the Laurel, Maryland area, you might be in for a surprise. I have written several post on foreclosures.  Foreclosures tend to be good, in that, as a buyer you do not have to wait more than a couple of days for a response from the bank.   Contrast this […]

Its Time For The Bond Mill Elementary School Carnival

This is a great time of year for all residents in Laurel Maryland.  The weather is getting warmer and more outside events are taking place.  I hope you were able to get to the H20 Festival on Saturday. However if you missed that, don’t despair.  On May 16th the annual Bond Mill Carnival will be […]

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 […]

Laurel, Maryland Museum

The other day I got an email form Karen Lubieniecki.  Karen is  the President of the Laurel Historical Society.  She was searching the internet for blogs on Laurel, Maryland and came across mine.  Needless to say she was impressed. Karen also apprised me of the Laurel Museum located at 817 Main Street in Laurel.  The […]