Susan Cleary, The Cleary Group of Remax One

Posts Tagged ‘buyer checklist’

Real Estate in Maryland Fall 2015

While no one anticipates a return to the frenzied housing market of the pre-recession days or even the hectic pace in 2013 when low inventory and low mortgage rates pushed some buyers into bidding wars, the fall market in Maryland is on track to continue a strong trajectory for the year. Pent-up demand this fall…

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Tips after you Purchase a Home

Are you in the market for a new house? Whether you are looking for a first home or you are changing homes, make sure you take a moment to assess what needs to be changed in your new residence. Use this list as a reference for things you should do when you buy a new…

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Builder’s Warranty to Purchaser

What is a Structural Warranty? August 24, 2015 By 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty A structural warranty provides a written agreement between the home builder and the homeowner and clearly defines the builder’s work-product obligations related to construction quality and continuing obligations. Under the agreement, the builder is the insured and the homeowner is the beneficiary.…

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Millennials can Afford to Buy a Home

The big disconnect The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies recently estimated that about 50 percent of the 25- to 34-year-old renters in the top 85 metropolitan areas have the income and credit scores to qualify for a mortgage today. That’s approximately 5.5 million renter households that are qualified for a mortgage today. Approximately 5.5…

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Boomerang Buyers are Back

In the years following the Great Recession, one of the key housing market trends was a rise in foreclosures. Many homeowners acquired financing, only to see the recession kick in and home values plummet. As a result, these homeowners owed more on their properties than they were worth. Millions of Americans lost their homes at…

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Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps

By: Michele Lerner If you think the new year is going to be the year to put your rental days in your rear-view mirror and move into a home of your own, it’s time to start preparing. Even if you won’t be ready to buy for six more months or even a year, here are 10 straightforward steps to take right now. Crossing…

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The Festive Chesapeake Beach

                  Chesapeake Beach is festive during the holiday season with the traditional dazzling light displays throughout the town. North Beach also gets in the spirit by lining the boardwalk and store fronts with lights and garland. The whole scene feels like a page out of a Norman…

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What You Need to Know If You’re Buying a Foreclosure

By: Angela Colley You’ve probably seen the stories and ads—foreclosed houses and condos selling for pennies on the dollar—and there’s no question banks are willing to sell their REOs (real estate owned properties) at sizable discounts. But foreclosures almost always come with complications that smart shoppers need to know about in advance. Here’s what you need to…

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A Short Guide to Real Estate Lingo

By: Anne Miller   Reading real estate advertising acronyms can sometimes feel like trying to parse ancient Greek: EIL with a W/D? LR with Fplc? An FDR with a DK? Most real estate agents use similar abbreviations as part of real estate lingo, so once you get the jist, you can read any listingwith confidence. 4B/2B: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms.…

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Finding Time to Exercise When Your Schedule Is Already Packed

When something really important comes up in our lives, we find a way to fit it in to our schedule—whether that’s a new video game we’re excited to play, or a doctor’s appointment about something that’s really bugging us. Regular exercise might not be as compelling as those things, but each of us has ultimate…

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