Susan Cleary, The Cleary Group of Remax One

Posts Tagged ‘things to do before you buy a home’

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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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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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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10 Summer Moving Tips

How to prepare for a seamless transition If you’re moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be, now that living in ballard I can give you the best tips I put in practice when I was moving. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition…

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First Time Home Buyer Tips

This is a great article from the Washington Post with many useful tips for first-time home buyers.  I would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about preparing to purchase one of those fancy ocean view homes in Hilton Head, for example. Want to buy your first home? You’ve probably got some cash…

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