Category "Real Estate"

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Real Estate

Buying a Duplex vs a Single-Family Home

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Eager house hunters frequently encounter all sorts of scenarios they never bargained for. For example, they may fall in love with a home that does not conform to their original...

Mortgage

Ready to Downsize? Don’t Discount Mobile Homes

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Let’s be honest. Mobile homes have gotten a bad rap in the past. If the word “trailer” conjures up mental images of a flimsy, unkempt box-on-wheels, it’s time for a...

Real Estate

You Can’t Say That in Real Estate!

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Is your real estate listing offensive? You might not think so. But many words and phrases that have been standard language for decades are now being carefully scrutinized to avoid...

Real Estate

Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Continue to Rebuild

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More than a year after “Superstorm” Sandy made its devastating pathway through the northeastern United States, many homeowners are still struggling to pick up the pieces. Fortunately, homeowners who were...

Real Estate

Deciding When to List Your Home for Sale

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For many homeowners who decide to sell their home, figuring out the perfect timing can be tricky. Naturally, life circumstances will have a major influence on when you need to...

Real Estate

Real Estate Inventory Report

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With the recent government shutdown, struggling housing market, and major changes in the mortgage industry, it seems the U.S. economy has been through the ringer lately. Fortunately, things are back...

Real Estate

Baltimore, MD Real Estate and Economic Update

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Baltimore’s housing market took a pretty big hit in the aftermath of the economic meltdown, but things have been improving steadily in the last few years. Today, home values are...

Real Estate

Average Home Sizes on the Rise & Other Recent News

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National mortgage company, American Financial Resources, recently published information on the the growing size of the typical American home. Pulling from statistics and reports from the U.S. Census Bureau and...

Mortgage

Obama Administration Releases April Housing Scorecard

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its April 2013 edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard –...

Real Estate

Construction Spending Sinks to 7-Month Low

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While most of the stories coming out of the U.S. economy have been tremendously positive, there’s one area that seems to be suffering: Construction. Construction spending fell to a seven-month...