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Teri Deane, Realtor, RE/MAX 100 in Columbia, Maryland writes about real estate, buying and selling homes, rehabs, investments, mortgages and loans, remodeling relocating and information of local Howard County interest.
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I was stunned yesterday to hear a news clip on NPR that was a positive comment on the real estate market.  It's been years since anything like this has been heard coming from the media!  They said that the market was at or near bottom and that it was a great time to buy because interest rates are...
04/21/2011
6 Mardrew, Baltimore, MD 21229 Rarely available duplex in desirable Baltimore neighborhood close to shopping and commuter routes.  Great price at $129,900! This is a short sale, but is being negotiated by a lawyer who specializes in loan modifications and short sales.  Hardwood floors, updated ki...
02/01/2011
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  One side effect of a market with so many folks having difficulty making their mortagage payments has been a plethora of predators who suddenly appear on the scene with promises of taking away your debt, helping you avoid foreclosure, negotiating with your bank on your behalf, quick fixes on yo...
12/12/2010
Howard County Realtors in partnership with the Willis McGahee Foundation provided over 200 families in the county with the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner this year.  Distributed at the Hilton Homewood Suites in Columbia, Realtors joined with volunteers and some Ravens players (includi...
11/28/2010
Twice this week, homes that my buyer's are "sort of interested in" ended up having multiple contracts.  I think these clients are getting the idea.  Next time they see something nice and priced well, they will be ready to make a move.  It goes to show that a home in decent shape and priced reason...
11/16/2010
If you find your mortgage payment has gone up, the likely culprit is your real estate tax.  The State of Maryland conducts an assessment of your property every 3 years to assign a value to your home for taxation purposes.  An assessment isn't the same as an appraisal, and the assessed value of yo...
10/11/2010
Federal and State guidelines for lead paint in homes are extensive and carry stiff penalties if not disclosed in a real estate transaction - hence the many places that it comes up in residential purchase contracts.   Even radon has become the "worry du jour" with all buyers getting their homes te...
10/09/2010
8311 SPERRY CT., LAUREL, MD  -  Super Price $210,000 3 Bedrooms; 1.5 Bathrooms, Deck, Shed, End Unit   TOP HOWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS - priced under market! Why rent when you can buy this great starter home! Bright and sunny end-unit next to grassy common area. Freshly painted and cleaned throughout. ...
10/08/2010
A recent article from The Wall Street Journal, "In Real Estate, A Picture is Worth $1,000 or More", discusses a study from Redfin proving that higher end photography sells homes faster and at a higher price than homes with poor quality or no photographs. Yet, surprisingly, they found that only 1...
10/07/2010
There's a new treat for young and old at the Mullinex Corn Maze in Glenwood, Maryland - just 3/4 mile west of Rte 97 on Carrs Mill Rd.  They are open until October 31st on weekends - Friday 3-10 pm (last tickets sold at 8:30) Saturday/Sunday 10-6 pm (last tickets sold at 5 pm).  Come on down for ...
09/23/2010
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