Outing Ideas to Beat the Chill Keep warm this winter in Calvert County, where you can have a great time in the great indoors. Close your eyes and imagine you are in the Caribbean as you float in the heated pools at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center. Relax in a hot tub, dive into…

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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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                  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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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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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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I wanted to share this article with you.  This is great information and is relevant to what we are seeing in Maryland. NAR: Pending home sales increase for first time in 9 months.  Homes under contract down 7.9 percent from a year ago Teke Wiggin Staff Writer, NAP The number of homes that went under…

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Outdoor features make house searchers swoon, a new survey from Realtor.com finds. This home, with elaborate gardens and a pool, was recently featured as a WSJ House of the Day. Falling in love can be wonderful—and finding the perfect house can make a house-hunter weak in the knees. A survey by Realtor.com shows that falling head-over-heels…

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Mobile Real Estate Searches Exploding Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, September 12, 2013 House hunters are increasingly going mobile with their real estate searches, according to a new survey by The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm. The report shows that growth in real estate searches on tablets and smartphones has tripled in…

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Mark Vitner, an economist with Wells Fargo, predicted that mortgage rates will remain at historic lows through 2014, keeping home buying affordable. Mr. Vitner forecast that the rate on a traditional, 30-year mortgage, now at roughly 3.4%, will “bottom out” at 3.3% in next year’s first quarter amid concerns about federal budget-balancing efforts. “We will…

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