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    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

    Pets Need A Healthy Home for the Holidays

    By Amie Wiseley | December 10, 2015

    We just had to share this infograph from RE/MAX‘s blog post. Check out these great tips for keeping your pets healthy during the holidays.       Read More

    A sneak peek at the new Cava Mezze that’s opening mid December in Olney!

    By Amie Wiseley | December 4, 2015

    Ever since walking by the freshly painted brick and the new “Cava Mezze” sign on my daily Starbucks run in Olney, I’ve been wondering when it will be opening… you might have even caught me salivating as I passed by. Wait, did I say that? Shh…. Some of us might be familiar with Cava’s fast-casual version,... 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

    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

    Will a new job affect my ability to get a mortgage?

    By Amie Wiseley | November 12, 2015

    Thinking about switching jobs, but wondering if it will affect your ability to get a mortgage? Our team wanted to share the following article, originally posted on, to help you understand how starting a new job might impact your ability to buy a home. Click to view the original article Will Taking a New... Read More

    You might be right, buying in North Bethesda/Rockville could be a great investment, here’s why.

    By Amie Wiseley | October 8, 2015

    Have you checked out Pike & Rose in North Bethesda on the border of Rockville ? It’s got all the signs of a place where home values typically increase… a Whole Foods nearby, a Starbucks (for the frappucino effect), and popular new eateries such as the Summer House.  According to Johnson Economics, specialty grocers near your home,... 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

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