Susan Cleary, The Cleary Group of Remax One

Posts Tagged ‘Home and Garden’

Christmas Time in Calvert County

A Holiday to Remember Celebrate the Season in Style Solomons Boats Christmas Cheer the holidays with bayside flair in Calvert County. Watch a glimmering lighted boat parade and visit quaint shops in the historic riverside town of Solomons. See a Christmas tree made from crab pots in Chesapeake Beach. Wander a wooded path filled with…

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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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Whats New in Calvert County

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center Reopens The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick has reopened after being closed for eight weeks for warranty repairs to the competition pool. The center offers various classes to Calvert County residents of all ages. Register for classes or get a seasonal pass online.

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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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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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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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10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers

By: Patricia-Anne Tom You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites. But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home. Buyers want to picture themselves in…

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All the Frequently-Used Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

All the Frequently-Used Mortgage Terms You Need to Know By: Angela Colley Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock Welcome to the realtor.com® mortgage terms glossary, featuring 47 frequently-used words and phrases you need to know as a home buyer or a homeowner. (Some definitions contain additional information, examples and answers to common questions. When available, click on mortgage terms to learn…

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Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home

Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home By: Anne Miller Oh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes! We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with selling the house and not having to spend thousands of dollars on a moldy basement re-do? Well, it’s hard to blame…

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