amazon housing communities

Are Amazon Housing Communities the Future of Housing?

Mon Jan 2019

“Alexa, can you build me a community?” In case you were wondering, smart technology is not a fad that is going away anytime soon. In fact, Amazon housing communities are opening across the nation. What Are Amazon Housing Communities?   Amazon has decided to expand their trillion dollar company to the housing industry, ...

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maryland home buyers

Maryland Home Buyers: Watch Out for Real Estate Fraud

Fri Jan 2019

While technology permits easy communication throughout the home buying process and thus a simpler transaction, it doesn’t come free of risks. Take for example a resident of Maryland named Bill Wiesand, who received an email from his real estate agent telling him that the title company needs him to deposit ...

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government shutdown's impact on real estate

The Government Shutdown’s Impact on Real Estate

Fri Jan 2019

By now, you have most definitely heard that the government shut down at the end of December because Democrats refused to fund President Trump’s construction of “the wall.” No matter where you stand on politics, a government shutdown can have multiple adverse effects on various industries. So, what exactly is ...

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reducing closing costs

Tips for Reducing Closing Costs

Wed Jan 2019

Closing costs are mandatory fees that a home buyer and seller will pay when finalizing a purchase of a home. Usually, these fees can range between 2% to 7% of the total price of the home. That means that if you were to purchase a home that costs $250,000, you ...

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ideal day to purchase a home

The Ideal Day to Purchase a Home

Thu Dec 2018

Move over, Black Friday. A recent report suggests that there’s an even better day to save money over the rest of the year. While this day won’t bring you deals on a new 4K television, it will definitely be appealing for anyone in the market for a new home. The ...

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real estate trends expected in 2019

Real Estate Trends Expected in 2019

Thu Dec 2018

Wondering how the new year will affect the real estate market? While there’s no telling what changes 2019 will definitely bring, we can share some predictions. Here are a few of the real estate trends expected in 2019: Prediction #1: Increased Inventory   Recently, as you may have known, the housing market has ...

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single-family homes explained

Single-Family Homes Explained

Wed Dec 2018

When you see "single-family homes" listed on a real estate website, you probably think that it can be defined simply as a home for a single family. However, its actual definition is a little bit more complicated than that. In fact, in order for a property to be considered a ...

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house hunting tips for parents

House Hunting Tips for Parents

Tue Dec 2018

Every parent (or potential parent) looking for a home knows that he or she will need to find a property that can adequately accommodate their child. However, sometimes these homebuying parents can overlook certain features that could have really been beneficial for their child. To prevent this from happening, we ...

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home inspection

The Most Costly Issues Found During a Home Inspection

Mon Nov 2018

While you may feel confident that everything in your home is in safe, working condition, you should think again. Home inspectors can find issues with aspects of your home that you could have easily overlooked, which is why they are hired in the first place. The good news is that ...

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granny pods

Granny Pods: A New Option for Downsizing

Fri Nov 2018

As more and more baby boomers are reaching the age of retirement, many are looking for ways to downsize. Some may be looking to move into a smaller home, while others may be looking to move into an apartment or retirement complex. For baby boomers and senior citizens looking for ...

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