The Internet is a tremendous resource and essential tool to help you in your real estate research, communications, and transactions. And with those opportunities come real risk. Almost every day, we hear about fraud, phishing emails, online identity theft or other cyber security risks, and that’s why it’s critical that we actively protect ourselves … Continue reading Anti-Fraud and Password Safety in Today’s Real Estate World
Riparian water rights are the rights that landowners have to make "exclusive use" or “reasonable use” of the water that abuts, or flows through or over their properties. Examples of riparian rights include the right to build structures like docks or piers, access to the water for the purposes of swimming or fishing, and the … Continue reading What are Riparian Rights in Maryland and Virginia Waterfront Property?
In my regular email newsletter, there is a featured service where you can get the real story on your neighborhood -- or any neighborhood -- and see data about everything from schools to household income. Use the Neighborhood Widget to get all sorts of facts about your neighborhood or any neighborhood including schools, income levels … Continue reading All New Deep Data For Your Neighborhood
In the age of climate change running rampant, it is ludicrous to forgo protecting your property with flood insurance. Yeah, sure it's a nuisance when you are first purchasing a home; however, when a crisis strikes and a flood occurs, you won't have to stay up at night wondering how you are going to … Continue reading If You Think You Don’t Need Flood Insurance, Think Again!
Don't Spin Your Wheels! A financing colleague recently described many sellers and buyers as "spinning their wheels". They don't seem to know why their expectations are not being met. They are confused and frustrated, especially as they see others succeeding where they have not. He is correct in describing those who do not understand what to do … Continue reading Don’t Spin Your Wheels!
Prices, Valuations, and Rates Driving Investors I am working with more investors now that REO property pricing is getting much better. Goldman Sachs is warning clients that REO investors are bidding up for shrinking reserves of properties. Banks are agreeing to smaller price discounts. For homes in good working order, steep price discounts are becoming more … Continue reading Prices, Valuations, and Rates Driving Investors
More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market These infographics illustrate the current US housing market trends: Long-Term Return on Investment continues to outpace the stock market: Mortgage Rates continue to reach historic lows, now at or below 3.75% The July 2012 S&P Case-Shiller chart below shows the 10- and 20-city indices. … Continue reading More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market