Cheronn Collins's (dcmetrohomes) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Trademark Realty
Notice anything different when you travel north on New Hampshire from Takoma Park?  The next time you are there (between Hillandale Shopping Center and Lockwood Drive), look right and you will see where FDA is consolidating it's headquarters.  With the front entrance on New Hampshire Avenue and t...
What do Metrorail, Metrobus, MARC rail, and Ride On Bus have in common?  They will all be a part of the new Silver Spring Transit Center located within the boundaries of Colesville Road, Wayne Avenue, Ramsey Avenue, and the Silver Spring Metro Station.  With over $53 million in Federal funding al...
You are under contract and now it is time for your home inspection.  What are some things that the home inspector will review?Siding: Look for dents or bucklingFoundations: Look for cracks or water seepageExterior Brick: Look for cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricksInsulation: Look f...
Now that the market has "normalized" in many areas of the country, there may be an opportunity for first-time home buyers to take advantage of the services that NACA offers without having to compete against other offers.  What is NACA?  NACA stands for Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of Ameri...
In Maryland, title insurance consists of lender’s title insurance and owner’s title insurance.  The lender’s portion is mandatory in order for the bank to approve your loan.  The owner’s portions of the title insurance is optional.  The purpose of the title search is to disclose title problems, t...
When purchasing a home or other real estate, you actually don’t receive the land itself.  What you acquire is title to the property with the potential limits asserted by the rights and claims of other prior owners.  Paying your money and receiving a deed does not assure you of “good” title.  Titl...
Approximately 90% of all insurance companies contribute information regarding claims to an insurance industry database.  When underwriting a new policy the insurance company may obtain a report from this system from one of a couple different sources to determine the property’s claims history.  Th...
You have located the home that you wish to purchase and before the transaction can be complete, you need to purchase property insurance.  When is a good time to make this purchase?  It is best for both buyers and sellers for the buyer to begin to search for insurance no later than the time of the...
Buyers want the most house their money can buy. A large house with a choppy floor plan and small rooms can feel less spacious than a smaller home with an open floor plan.  I had a buyer tell me the other day that she would consider a condo with less square footage than where she is living now as ...
As the real estate market adjusts to a more balanced market, greater focus has been placed on home staging.  What is home staging?  Home staging is a way to prepare your house for sale to make it more appealing to potential buyers.  Many of us "live" in our homes.  A lived-in home may be neat and...

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