5 Home Trends Buyers Are Looking for in 2022

2022-05-23T18:43:03-04:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Buyers, Home Improvements, Moving, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

Does Your Dog Hate Your House?

2022-05-23T18:43:03-04:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Pets, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , , , , |

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

7 Things Your Movers Wish They Could Tell You

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Moving, Moving & Packing, Sellers|Tags: , , , |

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

5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home in Baltimore County

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Buyers|Tags: , , , |

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.

The Homebuyer’s Guide to Homeowners Insurance

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

Does Student Loan Debt Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage?

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Mortgages, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

What is an Escalation Clause, and Do You Need One in Your Offer?

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Buyers|Tags: , , , |

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

Can You Buy a FSBO if You Have a Real Estate Agent?

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Mortgages, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , , |

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

7 Hot Tips to Help You Sell Your Home as For Sale by Owner

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , |

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

ARMs vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgages: Which is Right for You?

2022-05-23T18:43:04-04:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Buyers, Mortgages, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|Tags: , , |

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:

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