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Well, it's that time a year again when house fires are more common, and people wait until last minute to order firewood and have their chimneys cleaned. People also grab whatever supplemental heat devices they have handy, and most likely havn't been used since last winter. Those include electric ...
12/10/2014
Seems like there are never ending changes in the mortgage industry. Some changes seem to help buyers, other changes hurt buyers. One thing is certain, interest rates are still low for now! But, rates are suppose to go up in mid 2015. I don't think that will surprise anyone. So whether you are a b...
12/10/2014
 Back in mid 2006 I decided to look more closely at selling homes and land by auction. At that time, the market was heading for trouble. That was clear to just about everyone. But many sellers ignored the fact that home values were going to drop by 20-30% or more. Many factors were involved, but ...
12/06/2014
 I've heard agents say for years that it's a waste of time to work from Thanksgiving through New Years. They claim the market is dead, there's no business, no one wants to move during the holidays, buyers don't want to intrude on families that are having company, etc, etc.  I've even seen cases w...
12/05/2014
Well, to start, we had regulations here against signs " that can be moved by the atmosphere". I've seen signs swinging from one eye hook, blown around upside down, tied with ropes to the post to keep them from blowing back and forth, blown completely off, metal signs where the hooks ripped right ...
12/01/2014
 We are in final stages of subdividing an 18.5 acre lot into a 16 acre lot and 2.5 acre lot. Lots are in Lovettsville VA approx 1 mile from the Potomac River. Both lots offer nice homesites in a location conventient to VA, MD, WV, and DC. Brunswick MARC commuter train is just across river in Brun...
11/29/2014
With all the extra traveling people will be doing around Thanksgiving and through Christmas, it's more important to pay closer attention for distracted drivers. Police are cracking down on texting and drinking drivers this time of year. Actually, they watch for it all year, but they ramp up aroun...
11/26/2014
One thing that I have noticed ovet the last few years is that more and more people don't want to buy a house or a lot with an HOA. I've actually had several people say right off the bat that, " I don't want to look at anything that has an HOA". That eliminates a lot of properties, but I know how ...
11/21/2014
As ridiculous as it sounds, there must have been enough complaints for this new rule/regulation to be created. Personally, I do not rush to make referrals or recommendations on lenders, inspectors, etc. I do point out that certains lenders do or don't do 203K loans for example. I also ask both bu...
11/13/2014
Frederick MD business closing. If you read the story in attached link about Jeyykl and Hyde Restaurant closing down, it appears the owner had a good idea of what contributed this business failure. He actually mentions that his location was hidden, and that many people didn't even know they were t...
11/07/2014
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