If you’re selling your home in Baltimore County or Howard County this year, your REALTOR® will talk to you about staging – the process of making your house as attractive as possible to prospective buyers. The idea behind staging is to create a space that buyers can envision living in themselves, and you can achieve that by setting up a home that’s full of possibilities.
If you’re like many people buying a home for sale in Baltimore County or Howard County, you have a dog... and your dog may hate your current house. Though your pup can’t tell you, years of research on dogs and their living environments can. So does your dog hate your house? Maybe – but this guide explains what you can look for in one that’s
If you’re like many people buying a home in Baltimore County or Howard County, you know that you’ll eventually have to hire movers to pack up and ship your goods from your current house to your new one. But how much do you really know about hiring movers, other than the fact that you should do plenty of research before choosing a moving company to
If you’re like most people, you know that you should look out for obvious “red flags” when you’re searching for your dream home in Baltimore County or Howard County – but what are those red flags, and how serious are they? This guide explains. 5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home in Baltimore County Some homes look great on the surface.
Buying a new home in Maryland is exciting – and it’s also a really busy time for most people. From coordinating home inspections to buying a new welcome mat for the front porch, there’s always something to do. And one of those things – a very important one – is buying homeowners insurance. But what is homeowners insurance for, who does it benefit, and how
Millions of Americans have student loan debt – but is it possible to get a mortgage when you have this type of debt? This guide explains. Does Student Loan Debt Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage? There are a few ways that having student loan debt can affect your ability to get a mortgage, but it’s still completely possible to do so. Maryland's SmartBuy
If you’re like most people, you know that homes are selling quickly in Baltimore and Howard Counties – and that in some cases, buyers are engaging in bidding wars. For some people (particularly those who are fairly certain they’ll end up in a bidding war over their dream home), writing an escalation clause into an offer is a smart, time-saving choice. Here’s what you need
If you’re looking for a home for sale in Baltimore County or Howard County and find one that’s listed as “for sale by owner,” can you buy it when you’re already working with a real estate agent? This guide explains. Can You Buy a FSBO if You Have a Real Estate Agent? You absolutely can buy a FSBO if you have a real estate agent
If you’re thinking about selling your own home, without working with a Baltimore County or Howard County REALTOR®, you may need a few nudges in the right direction – and these seven tips to FSBO your home can help. 7 Hot Tips to Help You Sell Your Home as For Sale by Owner It’s entirely possible to sell your home yourself, though there are certainly
When you’re buying a home for sale in Baltimore County or Howard County, you have plenty of mortgage options – and among them are the two main types: adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, and fixed-rate mortgages. So what’s better? This guide explains both so you can make the right choice for your financial future. ARMs vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgages: Which is Right for You? First things first: