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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

    Peggy Lyn and Chris Speicher of the Speicher Group Designated Luxury Specialists by Christie’s International Real Estate

    By Chris Speicher | September 29, 2016

    Duo joined industry leaders at two-day conference to share ideas and best practices to further excel in the luxury real estate sector Peggy Lyn and Chris Speicher of the Speicher Group of Long & Foster Real Estate joined about 200 of their leading luxury real estate peers at the Christie’s International Real Estate 2016 Luxury Specialist... Read More

    Leading Real Estate Team The Speicher Group Joins Long & Foster

    By Chris Speicher | September 12, 2016

    The Speicher Group, led by Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher, has joined the Bethesda office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 privately owned residential real estate company and the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The Speicher Group is known throughout the greater Washington area for their exceptional service,... 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

    Owning is cheaper than renting.

    By Amie Wiseley | July 24, 2015

      Renting is getting expensive.   In this Forbes article, Lauren Gensler states,   “Rents rose at 3.2% last year, which is twice the pace of inflation, according to the report. Meanwhile, it’s good to be a homeowner. The number of households paying more than 30% of their income on housing has declined for three... Read More

    Seven-year study: Montgomery County sees 26 percent drop in all crimes

    By Chris Speicher | March 7, 2014

    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, along with State’s Attorney John McCarthy and County Council President Craig Rice, announced today that total crime for 2013 in Montgomery County decreased 9 percent from 2012 – part of a seven-year trend that totaled a 33 percent reduction in serious crime and a... Read More

    Ready to Sell?

    By Chris Speicher | June 28, 2013

    73% of home sellers believe that video will sell their home faster and for more money. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of REALTORS® that utilize video. Selling a home in today’s market can be challenging – The Speicher Team understands that. While the market can be challenging, hundreds of... Read More

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