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 […]

Still Buyer’s Market In Laurel, Maryland

Laurel, Md. real estate has about 66 week of inventory in Prince Georges County zip code 20707.  In zip code 20708 there is 77 weeks of inventory.  These numbers translate to well over a year of inventory currently on the market.  Most of these homes are distressed sales. Part of the reason the inventory is […]

Bond Mill Elementary School 40 Year Anniversary/Reunion

If you thought Facebook brought your past to life, wait till you meet your old friends from Bond Mill Elementary school in Laurel Maryland at the 40 year anniversary celebration. Thats right, Bond Mill Elementary School is 40 years old!  On June thirteenth come back and see what ever happend to the fourth grade classmate you […]

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 […]

State Funds For LARS And Laurel Boys And Girls Club

I recently wrote a post about how the Laurel Boys and Girls club (LBGC) needed $50,000 for operating expenses.   Well, according to the Laurel Gazette the state of Maryland has given both the LBGC and Laurel Advocacy and Recovery Services (LARS) $100,000 each.  This is great news for Laurel residents. The funds for the LBGC will be […]

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 […]