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Maryland Real Estate Inventory Drops Again For nearly two years, the number of homes actively on the market has decreased in year to year same month comparisons. Based on supply and demand, fewer available homes has led to an increase in prices. The price increase has been exacerbated by more buy...
05/14/2018
It Has Paneled Walls; Nothing Else Matters The house has been completely inspected.  It passes all elements of the inspections with flying colors. There are no issues with the electrical system. The plumbing had a small leak under the bathroom sink.  This was fixed prior to the inspection.  In fa...
05/07/2018
Baltimore City Row House Coming to the Market in May Coming to the market at the end of May. Great centrally located home is within 4 miles of Downtown Baltimore attractions; within 8 miles of every major college in Baltimore. 3 very good sized bedrooms and one smaller bedroom. 2 full baths. Fini...
04/28/2018
Fewer Homes on the Market Means Higher Prices The number of homes on the market has continued to decrease. With fewer homes from which to choose, Buyers bid up the prices of the existing homes. In other words, it is a Seller's market. Comparing March of 2017 to March of 2018 in the Maryland Real ...
04/26/2018
Using the US Army for a Scam The Nigerian barrister scam must have gotten too old so this scam artist is trying a similar scheme with a different venue.  He is using the US Military, Syria, ISIS, the United Nations, and so on for this latest scam. He started by sending me an email about a propert...
04/19/2018
I Tripped Over The Virtual Coffee Table I thought that the house was vacant, but after just a few steps into the living room, I found myself stumbling to the ground as I tripped over the virtual coffee table.  Fortunately, there was a virtual sofa that broke my fall and provided for a soft landin...
04/14/2018
I Help Buyers and Sellers in Baltimore's Inner Suburbs The trend had been to move further and further away from the city.  This led to longer and longer commutes and headaches resulting from heavy congested traffic before one's work day even began. This expansion may have reached its limit and a ...
04/08/2018
An Invitation to the Game I am working with some home owners who are going to put their home on the market. They start to ask me about possible improvements. What will we get if we paint the house? What will we get if we refinish the floors? What will we get if we renovate the kitchen? What will ...
03/31/2018
An Estimate of an Estimate's Accuracy   Zillow provides an estimate (zestimate) of a home’s value. Zillow, also, provides an estimate of the accuracy of its zestimate for major real estate markets. For Baltimore County, their estimate of accuracy is as follows: 46.4% of their estimates are 5% or ...
03/20/2018
No Roof, No Front Wall, No Windows . . . . I've Sold Them All They say that there is a buyer for everything and I think that they are right. One house that I sold did not have a roof.  Lack of maintenance and deterioration over time allowed the roof to cave in on the house.  Of course, this event...
03/17/2018
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