First Time Home Buyer Programs

There are still programs in Laurel, Md. real estate for the first time home buyer.  You may have recalled from earlier post the programs that are available for first time home buyers in Maryland.  Despite this current financial crunch, those programs are still available.  The Maryland CDA program, which offers first time home buyers in […]

Local Laurel, Md. College Awarded National Grant

As I have always stated, if you buy Laurel, Md. real estate, you will be surrounded by smart people.  And now, those smart people will have more of an opportunity to get even smarter.   The National Science Foundation has awarded Capital College a $586,000 five year scholarship grant in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics program […]

Laurel, Md. Looking For Singers

If you buy Laurel, Md. real estate you will be surrounded by talented people.  The first rehearsal for people interested in being a part of the second annual performance of “Trilogy of Dreams” will be 10:00 a.m. to noon on September 27 at First United Methodist Church, 424 Main St. Laurel Md. “Triology of Dreams” […]

How To Write An Offer On A Short Sale

Recently, a buyer client of mine looking for property in Laurel real estate, asked me the best way to write an offer on a short sale.  This client is not an investor, so what I explained to her applies only to this particular situation.  She saw a home in her price range on the internet.  […]

What Is A Short Sale?

Yesterday, a client of mine asked me, “Who comes out on top in a Short-Sale”.  Short-sales are not only common in Laurel real estate, but every real estate market in the country.  As I explained to my client, it might be easier explaining who comes out on the bottom in a short sale than who […]

Good Elementary And Middle Schools In Laurel

Two schools enjoy a good reputation in Laurel, Md. real estate.  I am not basing this on fact, just the feedback I get from my clients and parents in the neighborhood.  Bond Mill Elementary has often been cited as a good school.  Justin Fitzgerald, the principle of Bond Mill,  even commented that other principles in […]

The Dreaded Short Sale

Ok, here at Laurel Real Estate we have discussed the first two types of sales.  First, was the normal sale between  a buyer and a seller.  Second, was the foreclosure sale between a buyer and a bank.  Now we come to the short sale. A short sale occurs when the seller needs to sell his […]

Laurel, Md. Real Estate

It is an interesting time being a Laurel, Md Real Estate agent.  For sellers the market is pretty tough right now.  There are two homes on my street that are for sale.  One of these homes is a foreclosure and one is a short sale.  For buyers the market offers a lot of choices.  Buyers […]