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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WSSC Offers Great FREE Activity For Families

WSSC is putting on a fun, educational and free event.  For those of us in Laurel Maryland this is great event right in our own back yard. Laurel (March 26, 2009 ): It’s Spring again…and in addition to providing the community with clean fresh water, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) offers its customers and […]

Home Sales In Maryland

The Laurel, Maryland residents who live in Montgomery County are still in a transition housing market.  A transition housing market is not a buyer’s market or a sellers market. A transition market is a balanced market. With all the talk about the bad housing market, Montgomery County Maryland continues to lead the way to recovery. Howard County […]

The University Of Maryland Terripans In March Madness

For all of us in Laurel Maryland who are Maryland Terripan fans today is a big day.  Today at 2:55 PM the University of Maryland’s mens basketball team tips off against the University of California.  Maryland is a ten seed and California is a seven seed. If Maryland gets past California, they will probably play […]

Maryland Home Sales

The following are the absorption rates for the four Maryland counties that Laurel, Md. real estate is located.  The Maryland counties are Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard and Ann Arundel. Montgomery County Maryland continues to lead the way out of a weak market with 22% of homes selling in the first 30 days.  This is an […]

$10,000 In Down Payment Grant Available To Buyers

If you want to buy some Laurel, Md real estate, there is a grant program that can help.   A bank I work with is offering to provide buyers with a grant to assist buyers with their down payment.  For every one thousand dollars a buyer puts down on a home the grant adds an additional five […]