Nottingham, MD Real Estate News

By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
Homes for Sale in Nottingham, MD   Real estate market data for Nottingham, Maryland provided by Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Realty Baltimore   Nottingham Home Prices Looking at the data, several straight month of increased sold prices on home prices in Nottingham are not stopping anytime soon.  The market is hot and continues to sizzle.   If you are a buyer ready to find a home in Nottingham, don't worry!  There are great deals still out there.  Don't keep thinking.  Act now as home prices are going up.  To protect your interests and the best way to make this work is by having a knowledgeable REALTOR who knows the market in the area.  The worst decision you make is to wait and not take action right away.  When purchasing in a market with very low inventory, like the market we are...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Are You Waiting For The Economy To Improve Before You Buy A House? If you are waiting for the economy to improve before you buy a house, then you are actually waiting for interest rates to go up before you buy a house. Recent economic indicators regarding employment showed that: Jobless claims were 342k versus an expected 345k; Unemployment was 7.5% versus an expected 7.7%; Non-farm payrolls increased by 165k versus an expected 135k. These are all positive results for employment and for the economy, yet mortgage interest rates rose by about 1/8 percent. When the economy is ready to grow, it needs money to fuel that growth.  This money is fed to the economy via the stock market.  A growing economy will yield positive results for stocks. When the economy is not growing, investors still wa...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
She Was Too Dolled Up, So I Got The Job High heel shoes, designer nails, stylish hair, and an outfit that showed off a sexy, toned and hot body was all that it took for her to lose out on getting the listing. Did she look good?  Oh Yeah!  However, she looked good for going to a night club, not for going to a business appointment. The owner told me his thoughts.  "I'm a married man.  I can't deal with this.  I want to sell my house, not put my marriage in jeopardy, even if it is just from my ogling this beautiful woman". Of course, we should look good when we meet with clients and customers, but we, also, must keep in perspective the type of interaction which we are having.  It is business so we should dress for business. I have, also, seen agents dressed to the opposite extreme such as ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Why Didn't You Leave The Windows Open? Sometimes when I make an appointment to show a property, I am instructed to lock all doors when I leave the house.  This almost goes without saying, but apparently the thought of locking the doors has not occurred to some agents. I stopped by one of my listings and this is what I found: The key was in the lock box, but the lock box was not closed.  If you have trouble closing the lock box, then maybe you could call the listing agent. The front door was not locked.  If you have trouble locking the front door, then maybe you could call the listing agent. The inside door leading to the garage was not locked as was explicitly stated in the showing instructions.  If you have trouble understanding the showing instructions, then maybe you could call the l...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
How Low Will Your Seller Go? Have you ever had an agent call you and ask this question: "How low will your seller go?" and not just ask the question, but act as if they deserve an answer. "Look, I don't want to have to write up an offer, go back and forth, waste everybody's time and never come to terms, if we can find out up front if they are going to take the offer." In other words, you are a lazy agent, or you are working with an investor who has you writing contract after contract all at extremely low ball amounts hoping that one of them will eventually work, or you missed the chapter on agency when you took your licensing course. Gee, how should I answer? I am glad that you called.  My seller has been holding out for the lowest offer that she could get. Just between you an me, this ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Number Traces Back To Nigeria The owner listed his house for rent on craigslist. He did not show pictures or give the specific address. This is a response that he received: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sir/Madam,   I am Tyler Rales, i work in Schlumbeger as Senior Supervisor in the Civil Engineering Department in United Kingdom, i am the Head of Civil Engineer Department we are looking for a 3 Bedroom that i can stay since i am coming over to supervise our work in your region. I am going to be around for 6 months .   Kindly get back to me and let me know if your accommodation for lease is free for my company to lease for me  ,kindly let me know what we need to do , how much money per month and if there are any ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
I Don't Have to Prove Anything to Anybody.  Oh, Yes, You Do. There is a growing attitude among people that they can do what they want, when they want, and without consequence. For those of us who live in the United States, there is a degree of truth in the idea that we can do what we want and when we want, since after all, this is the land of the free. However, there is a limit, especially if you wish to be a part of society, but not just a part of society, but a member who can benefit from society assuming that you, also, give something to society. Take the following example for instance. I have a rental property listed for which someone showed an interest. She tells me that she has good income working two jobs.  As a bartender and a waitress, she says that she gets lots of tips.  Can ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
You Are in The Military; Act Like It I have a house listed for rent. I receive contact from a potential renter and we make an appointment to see the property. Before the appointment, I call to verify the place and time.  The scheduled time is 1:00 pm.  The appointment is confirmed.  I intend to get their early, but I receive a call at 12:30 pm that my appointment is at the house and waiting.  I state that I will be there in 5 minutes.  When I get to the house, nobody is there.  I wait a bit before calling to see where this person is.  The customer is sitting in front of the wrong house.  Eventually we are both at the right property at 1:30 pm. The person likes the property, but will not make a decision until two other places are viewed.  During the appointment, it is offered that the po...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
FHA: Monthly Mortgage Insurance Changes Effective April 1, 2013, there will be some important changes to the monthly mortgage insurance premium. The Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium, for loans greater than 90% loan to value, will be required to be paid until the end of the mortgage term. (Previously this would have been removed when the loan to value of 78% was met).   The Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium, for loans that are under 90% loan to value, will be required for the first 11 years of the mortgage.    
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Sell That House: Curb Appeal: A Different Perspective When I wake up in the morning and head to the bathroom to get ready for the day, I generally am looking at myself from a frontal view. The mirror is in front of me as I brush and floss my teeth, lather and shave my face, and comb my hair.  From this view, I think that I am in good shape.  Look at those well toned arms, that barrel chest and broad shoulders, and my small waist.  Yes, I am looking good. . . . but then, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror from the side.  Oh my goodness!  Look at that sagging chest and fat pot belly.  What happened?  Unfortunately, all too many of us do not see these other perspectives and go strutting around as if we are hot stuff while everyone giggles at us. Does the same thing happen with your ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Given America's Wealth Distribution, Should I Only Target The Rich The wealth in America is not evenly distributed, which would be like socialism. The wealth in America is not what most would consider ideal, republican and democrat alike. The wealth in America is not what most believe it to be, republican and democrat alike. In America, 80% of the people have only 7% of the wealth. In America, 1% of the people have 40% of the wealth. In America, 1% of the people take home 24% of the income. The high paid take home 380 times what the average worker takes home.  It would take the average worker one month of work to make what the top paid makes in one hour. If these numbers are correct as depicted in the video, presented by Mashable.com, shown in the link below, then should I only target t...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Buyers Can Discriminate; Sellers Can Not Discriminate Here are some examples of the difference between buying and selling: Buyers decide not to buy a house because they do not like the racial makeup of the area. Okay Sellers decide not to sell to someone because they do not like their race.  No Way.   Buyers decide not to buy a house because they do not like the religious makeup of the area.  Okay Sellers decide not to sell to someone because they do not like their religion.  No Way   Buyers decide to bring their parents to view a house to help them evaluate it.  Okay Sellers decide to bring their parents to help them evaluate buyers looking at the house.  What?   Buyers decide to hire a home inspector to inspect a house as part of the contract.  Okay Sellers decide to hire a private in...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Baltimore County: Buildable Lot: How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You? This great lot will not wait forever, while you try to make up your mind.  Some smart person is going to make the move without unnecessary trepidation.  Will it be you?  Only if you get hopping will it be yours. Baltimore County:  Lot Available for Your Dream Home Desirable location in rarely available Kenwood Park.   Wonderful area to build your dream home.   Lot size of 0.55 acre.   Documents are available showing Subdivision, Water & Sewer Easement, Electricity Easement, and Access Easement, which should lower development costs to Buyer.   Located in one of the inner ring suburbs of Baltimore County, providing the perfect blend of urban and suburban living.   Lot backs to trees and is near other lots of 1 to 2 acr...
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By Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors
(Cummings & Co. Realtors)
  BRAND NEW LOW LISTING PRICE @ $250,000 9523 Holiday Manor Road Nottingham, MD 21236         SEARCH FOR NEW HOMES ON MIKE'S INTERACTIVE HOME SEARCH MAP JUST CLICK THE MAP BELOW! CLICK HERE OR ON THE MAP ABOVE TO USE MY STATE OF THE ART MAP BASED HOME SEARCH SYSTEM! Search for ALL of the Baltimore, Maryland area homes that are currently for sale, Search for ALL of the recently sold homes in your Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood including those listed in the MLS system and those that were never listed by real estate agents (for sale by owners, new construction, etc), Search by whatever terms you want: Baltimore, Maryland zip codes, school boundaries, and even neighborhoods. Find out information on local Baltimore, Maryland schools, neighborhood demographics, and even find the closest Sta...
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By Tim & Michele Langhauser, Realtor in Maryland - Harford County
(Compass Home Group @ Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
Compass Home Group of Keller Williams American Premier Realty - 443-360-0086   OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS with this great home located in Silvergate Village North community of Baltimore County!! 4-level split RANCHER IN PERRY HALL. Spacious rooms! Hardwood floors. Don't miss this one! CLOSE TO SCHOOLS,SHOPPING PLUS! Priced to Sell.. needs some TLC. Won't last long! http://www.buy-sellmdhomes.com/listing/mlsid/161/propertyid/BC7982317/syndicated/1/cgltguid/82BA7564-11BF-4F1C-B60D-B6E85808EFAE/?ts=crg  
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By Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors
(Cummings & Co. Realtors)
  NOTTINGHAM, MD OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY 1/5/13 FROM 1:00PM - 3:00PM   9523 Holiday Manor Road Nottingham, MD 21236         SEARCH FOR NEW HOMES ON MIKE'S INTERACTIVE HOME SEARCH MAP JUST CLICK THE MAP BELOW! CLICK HERE OR ON THE MAP ABOVE TO USE MY STATE OF THE ART MAP BASED HOME SEARCH SYSTEM! Search for ALL of the Baltimore, Maryland area homes that are currently for sale, Search for ALL of the recently sold homes in your Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood including those listed in the MLS system and those that were never listed by real estate agents (for sale by owners, new construction, etc), Search by whatever terms you want: Baltimore, Maryland zip codes, school boundaries, and even neighborhoods. Find out information on local Baltimore, Maryland schools, neighborhood demographics...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
We Successfully Appealed The Appraisal I have only had two situations where the appraisal was less than the sales price. On a particular appraisal, the appraiser came up with a value of $167,000, while the sales price was $170,000. I was the listing agent on this deal and as the listing agent, I meet the appraiser at the property, so that I can answer any questions that the appraiser may have, so that I can point out improvements if they are not obvious, and to provide the appraiser with listings which are suitable for comparison and which will support the sales price. Some appraisers may appreciate this information and some may simply toss it in the trash, nevertheless I want to let them know that there are properties which support the price. The appraiser apparently had done some prel...
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By Tim & Michele Langhauser, Realtor in Maryland - Harford County
(Compass Home Group @ Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
Just Sold 20 Juliet Lane in Nottingham Maryland Real Estate Agent closes another home for sale, but don't worry there are more 2 + bedroom homes for sale in Nottingham Plenty of homes for sale in Nottingham, along with the rest of Baltimore County with 2+ Bedrooms.  Make sure to call the Compass Home Group     Compass Home Group - 443-360-0086 Tim Langhauser & Michele McCartin Free Home Buying Workshop Sell Your Maryland Home Home - Buy - Sell - Market Insider - Meet - Contact Us - Partners Aberdeen - Abingdon - Bel Air - Churchville - Cockeysville - Dundalk - Edgewood - Essex - Fallston - Forest Hill - Fork - Havre de Grace - Hunt Valley - Jarrettsville - Joppa - Kingsville - Lutherville-Timonium - Middle River - Parkville - Perry Hall - Phoenix - Riverside - Rosedale - Street - Towson...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Home Affordability Must Have Improved According to data, which was released at the end of November 2012, personal income has increased in every metropolitan area and in nearly every county in the United States last year. The average increase was 5.2% as compared to a 3.9% increase in 2010. This increase outpaced inflation, which was 2.4% in 2011 and 1.9% in 2010. This good news coupled with good data in the housing market shows that home affordability has been steadily improving and is currently excellent. Home prices had boomed way out of control midway through the last decade, but they have come down to or below a normal long term rate of appreciation. Interest rates which were near 8% during the boom are now around 3% to 4%.  Keep in mind that a one percent drop in interest is equiva...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
More Employment Means More Homes Sold It is very simple.  If someone does not have a job, then it is difficult to purchase a home. If people are employed, then they can purchase a home. When more people start to purchase homes, then the economy starts to thrive again. Many veterans are returning from the wars and they will need to find employment. A part of the President's veterans employment initiative is the Warrior to Workforce Program. This is a 3 year entry level program resulting in job placement in the Federal Government Acquisition Workforce. It provide 3 years of training in Frederick, MD with job placement in their Washington DC office. Starting salary of $34,075 with promotion potential to $62,000 after the third year. It provides college courses and training to become a Cont...
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