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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Many homeowners are facing life changes and or mortgage interest rate changes that may be causing a serious crunch on the budget. Even in tough times, it is very important to keep making your mortgage payment (as well as staying up to date with your other bills). Is this a problem for you right...
A winter storm hit Maryland today and we got our first snow of the season. Time to get out my camera. . . Enjoy (especially you folks in California, Texas and other warm spots)!
Most home builders are good guys, but beware! If you walk into a model home or office of a new home community without a real estate agent, you'll be on your own. Perhaps this is the first time you are buying a home, and if not, it certainly isn't something you do everyday, right? Realtors buy and...
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning so I took a photo of it from my deck. The colors lasted about 10 minutes and faded quickly. Enjoy.
You've reduced your asking price, updated the kitchen and baths, repainted, replaced carpeting and decluttered your home. . .but it's still sitting on the market. What to do? Consider getting your head into another "zone" and seek help from the spiritual world. All of the following methods have...
This goes in the Believe It Or Not annals.In the Business Section of today's Washington Post there is an article about Starbucks and their 1% drop in customer traffic (the first ever). Starbucks' stock shares dropped 3.9% yesterday. Okay, all that's straightfoward enough.Now for the kicker, and...
Yesterday, one of the new agents in our office was saying that ever since she started real estate she has developed a bad habit of eating at McDonalds. A lively discussion ensued about the terrible things we, as Realtors, eat -- if and when we eat. I know that I am very bad about that. When I'...
Hello,Here are some pictures I took last week on a walk near my home in Maryland. I wanted to capture the Fall colors and the countryside. Enjoy!This is a close up of the next picture. . .Maryland Country Lane. . .and a little further down the road.
Saturday is my favorite newspaper day because the Washington Post has the Real Estate Section on Saturdays (and they do a couple articles in the Business section on Sunday). For those of you who don't get the Post here are the articles in today's section:--Ways to get a down payment when you don...
Hello, hope everyone had a great (spooky) Halloween -- me, I'm trying to avoid this dish of candy on my desk. . .Now for something REALLY S-C-A-R-Y!Maryland's Governor O'Malley has proposed a tax on Property Management commissions (which for all the Realtors -- is one step from a tax on our comm...