How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place

We are becoming more virtually-oriented and very proficient in helping clients with tools and technology that ease the challenges of buying or selling a home in this environment.  So rest assured that staying at home doesn't mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.  Take a look at the infographic … Continue reading How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place

What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?

There’s quite a bit going on in the world right now—impeachment hearings, Brexit, tensions with Iran, trade issues with China and, more recently, the coronavirus. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you may be wondering what effect, if any, these domestic and global events can have on real estate. Here … Continue reading What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?

Tremendous Opportunities for Sellers Who Prepare

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market.   With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened.  These conditions present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying for those individuals who also need to buy a new property after selling. Thankfully, those … Continue reading Tremendous Opportunities for Sellers Who Prepare

Anti-Fraud and Password Safety in Today’s Real Estate World

  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

Planning to Buy or Sell? My Popular Guides for 2019 Are Now Available

GUIDES FOR 2019 Clients call me because they know they have had a highly experienced professional from the top brokerage working for them. If you are planning to sell or buy during the upcoming Spring or Summer market, call me now for a complimentary confidential consultation to review your preparations for sale or purchase. My … Continue reading Planning to Buy or Sell? My Popular Guides for 2019 Are Now Available

What are Riparian Rights in Maryland and Virginia Waterfront Property?

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?

CMAs, BPOs, AVMs and Appraisals Explained

This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors, and other professionals use one or more of these valuation methods, depending on circumstances and the type of … Continue reading CMAs, BPOs, AVMs and Appraisals Explained