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2011 

Frederick County, MD Foreclosures & Short Sales Update   There are 1,251 active listings of homes for sale in Frederick County, MD.  46 (4%) of the properties are lender owned foreclosures and 238 (19%) are short sale pre-foreclosures.   Prospective buyers are anxious to take advantage of the att...
07/11/2011
Suburban Maryland Real Estate Market Statistics  - June, 2011 Montgomery County Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $509,987,709 -17.68% +23.46% Closed Sales 1,042 -21.48% +17.87% Median Sold Price $381,150 +3.01% +6.69% Avg Sold Price $489,432 +4.83% +4.74% Avg Days on Market 62 da...
07/11/2011
 Morris Plains, New Jersey professional home stager and ActiveRain blogger Kristine Ginsberg quotes Mark Twain:  "I've known a lot of troubles in my time - and most of them never happened."Kristine provides a good reminder:  "Live life today - it's all you have and it's happening right now so get...
07/11/2011
Montgomery County, Maryland Foreclosure Auctions Maryland foreclosure auctions are called Trustee Sales and are held at the county court house.  Trustee Sales are open to the public and all qualified bidders.  Newspaper notices are published one time a week for three weeks before the sale date.  ...
07/11/2011
 Make a Good First Impression Selling Your Home Heath, Texas real estate professional Barbara Hensley is a well known blogger on the ActiveRain network.  Here she reminds home sellers that there is never a second chance to make a first impression.  Life is good! Make a Good First Impression Selli...
07/11/2011
Brookside Gardens Photographs & Mortgage Fraud Mortgage Fraud Remains a Primary Focus for Federal Task Force:  "Law enforcement officials say fraudsters and con artists see opportunity in turmoil, and right now, arguably the most tumultuous economic sector is housing. In its first year, the Finan...
07/10/2011
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Otter On The Rocks On Saturday, Dolores and I visited the Nature Center at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia.  Maymont is definitely a destination to include on your list whenyou visit the area. The 100 acre estate and park offers gardens, wildlife exhibits, and a Children's Farm as well as the wonde...
07/10/2011
Have you ever photographed a blonde Box Turtle?We usually find Box Turtles in darker colors.  This blonde Box Turtle is a resident at the Maymont Nature Center in Richmond, Virginia.  www.maymont.org  The Nature Center features wildlife that is found in the Central Virginia area.Dolores and I tou...
07/10/2011
James River Cellars Winery Dolores and I visited James River Cellars Winery for the wine tasting on Thursday, July 7, 2011.  It was the perfect place to visit after spending a hot summer day touring and photographing the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Agecroft Hall & Gardens in Richmond, Virgi...
07/10/2011
Brookside Gardens Photographs & Mortgage Fraud News  Mortgage Fraud:  "A year after "Operation Stolen Dreams" concluded tracking mortgage fraud nationwide, more than $3 billion in estimated losses resulted from this search, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation." "The operation was the...
07/10/2011