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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

    Why Buying a Home Is a Smart Investment for Millennials

    By Amie Wiseley | January 5, 2016

    Many millennials are starting 2016 with new goals… some of those goals include making a move. The question then arises, should I rent or should I buy? We found this advice on and thought we’d share it below. See the full article here. Here are six reasons buying a home or condo makes better financial... Read More

    Should I pay an interest rate over 4%?

    By Amie Wiseley | December 18, 2015

    As you may have heard in the news, the Federal Reserve just raised interest rates. This has caused some purchasers to wonder if it makes sense to get a mortgage rate at 4% or more. First, we must realize that current rates are still at historic lows. Here is a chart showing the average mortgage interest rate... Read More

    217,726 Reasons

    By Amie Wiseley | December 3, 2015

    … to buy a home. Consider this our early holiday gift to you: our cheat sheet guide for what you need to know about buying a home. Here’s what can be found in our Buyer’s Guide: The 217,726 reasons to buy a home: page 11 Harvard’s 5 financial reasons to buy a home: page 13 The... 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

    Is This September the Perfect Month to Buy a Home?

    By Amie Wiseley | September 10, 2015

    In a nutshell,  new research says that  September is the best time to be a buyer – there are more houses on the market, less people competing for them, and low interest rates (they’ve dropped since June).   For Howard and Montgomery Counties, housing inventory is actually at its peak from August to October, but many buyers drop... Read More

    Have Your Priorities Changed? How to Determine What Type of Homebuyer You Are Now

    By Chris Speicher | September 30, 2014

    Whether you’ve grown tired of renting and not building any equity or you’re about to retire and you’re thinking about downsizing, you’ve likely realized that over time your home ownership priorities have changed. In this post we’ll share a few different home buying scenarios and explain what to look for when you begin your hunt... Read More

    Looking for That Perfect Home? Use Our Website to Focus Your Search Efforts

    By Chris Speicher | September 16, 2014

    Are you on the hunt for that perfect home in Montgomery or Howard County, or are you thinking about selling your home to make an upgrade? Whatever your needs, our website and search technology have you covered. In this post we’ll share a few ways that you can use this website to make a buying... Read More

    How to Bridge the Buying and Selling Gap

    By Chris Speicher | August 20, 2014

    Are you a homeowner who is considering an upgrade to a new, larger home? One of the considerations that has likely crossed your mind is how you will manage the time between buying and selling. Below we’ll share a few tips on how to manage the buying and selling gap – and what to do... Read More

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