Larry Riggs' Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Redwood - 35104
Besides my career as a real estate agent I am also a huge fan of experiential education. Specifically, I am a ropes course facilitator. . So why do I sometimes like to take my tie off and put on a harness? Because personal growth has been a passionate study of mine for many years. I love seeing p...
Almost daily I post a story on my facebook page, Larry's home info, about a new business startup in Frederick county. I am so proud of those brave souls who, despite all the negative media, venture out to accomplish their dreams. They are varied in their nature from marriage and family therapy to...
What role does competition play in our American way of life? Without it, we sink into hopeless mediocrity. Last week I listened to a news story about a school that had 30 valedictorians in it's graduating class. I decided to look up the dictionary definition of "valedictorian". Valedictorian: a s...
As an ethics instructor I get into some interesting discussions in my classes on the subject. Bear in mind this blog is dealing with Maryland law. So when is the contract considered fully accepted? Of course this is critical because the clock starts ticking on all the contingencies at that point....
Convenient Walkersville location - Enjoy the quiet small town atmosphere but still be convenient to commuter locations. This model is no longer offered by the builder. Spacious open design with a first floor master suite. The sellers added many upgrades including a luxurious two person whirlpool ...
Relax in a peaceful small town setting while still being close to shopping and highways. Just south of Hagerstown Maryland lies the quiet little town of Funkstown. This unique home has just been renovated and boasts over 2000 square feet of living space. While the home shows classic design outsi...
OK, to all my Realtor friends out there that title may bring a chuckle. Unfortunately the public and most underwriters see appraisal results as set in stone. I'm writing this post because I'm seeing appraisals come in all across the spectrum of value. Not that we didn't have appraisal issues befo...
I recently ran across a website that held the position that renters win, buyers lose. Not long ago I registered with It's a great website where you can enter your interests, hit the stumble button and have a rotation of websites randomly come up based on the interests you pick. O...
In my 20+ years listing and selling real estate I've seen just about everything go wrong that could. One thing I've learned is deliberate action always wins out over emotional reaction. Sometimes it's the client that is reacting and we, as agents have to step in to calm the parties involved and w...
I just had the great opportunity to list a gorgeous resale townhome in Robin Meadows. Just south of Frederick city so no city taxes! Mrs. seller doesn't like carpet so they put laminate flooring in the entire main level. It looks fabulous and easy to keep clean. The deck and fence have just been ...

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