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    4 Common Down Payment Myths

    By Chris Speicher | October 4, 2017

    Confusion and misconceptions surrounding down payment requirements may be one of the greatest barriers to homeownership. According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, 87 percent of non-homeowners believe a down payment of 10 percent or more is required to purchase a home. In reality, roughly 60 percent of homebuyers financed their... Read More

    Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?

    By Chris Speicher | November 14, 2016

    The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home… or if interest rates are projected to rise or fall. The free eGuide below will answer many of your questions and... Read More

    You’re Welcome

    By Amie Wiseley | November 19, 2015

    Here are some inspirational entryways to get you in the Thanksgiving mood, and it certainly won’t hurt your curb appeal. 🙂 Read More

    How to buy a house with just $10,000

    By Amie Wiseley | September 17, 2015

        In this Forbes article, author Mark Greene, explains how a person can use $10,000 dollars to buy a home. It’s a great article to check out if you thought you needed a lot more money to purchase a house. Knowledge is power, and Mark Greene breaks down the info on how to turn... Read More

    Why Work With The Speicher Group?

    By Chris Speicher | February 6, 2015

    The Speicher Group is a family. We are Marylanders – born, bred, blue crab fed. From Montgomery County’s diverse towns to the rolling hills in the horse country of Howard County, we know this state and we want to share it with you. When it comes time to make one of life’s most exciting decisions,... Read More

    Building Equity in Your Home Over Time

    By Chris Speicher | September 2, 2014

    While a house or condo is primarily used as a residence, for many of us it’s also our most valuable investment. With that in mind, it is critical that a homeowner does what they can to increase their home’s value in order to realize a decent return on their investment once they decide to sell.... Read More

    MoCo Public Libraries Moving Forward in the Community

    By Chris Speicher | January 17, 2014

    Touch screen computers, wi-fi access, laptops for loan, self-checkout machines that dole out books and DVDs, digital signage to assist in navigation: this doesn’t sound like the library you grew up visiting after school. Thanks to an approved strategic plan that runs through the end of 2016, Montgomery County Public Libraries are taking a huge... Read More

    Exterior Painting 101

    By Chris Speicher | January 3, 2014

    Hiring a professional painter to paint the exterior of your home is not always a budget-friendly option. At some point, however, it will need to be repainted. Undertaking this task can be time-consuming and difficult without the proper information. You do not need to have exterior painting experience. Keep the following tips in mind. Tools... Read More

    Rockville Home Buyers See Mortgage Rates Hit Four-Month Lows

    By Chris Speicher | December 5, 2013

    As any new or prospective Rockville home owner knows, low mortgage rates were a major factor in fueling the real estate boom of 2013 that saw home sales and values skyrocket nationwide and in Rockville. With rates under 3.5 percent on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for much of early 2013, home buyers scooped up available... Read More

    Life Along the Redline: Silver Spring, MD

    By Chris Speicher | November 15, 2013

    The third and final installment of our Life Along the Redline series, Silver Spring, MD, serves as the opposing start/stop point of the Redline. Below is an infographic that showcases some of the sights and sounds to be had in and around the Silver Spring, MD: Contact The Speicher Group Read More

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