Family Friendly Activities in Anne Arundel County Maryland

By |April 21st, 2014|

Located in Maryland, Anne Arundel County is – as you can probably guess – named after a person from the past. European settlers arrived to the area in 1649, and not long after, the land was signed over to Cecil Calvert, who was the second Lord Baltimore. In 1649, his wife, Anne Arundel, passed […]

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The Four Most Expensive Communities in Maryland

By |April 5th, 2014|

If you’re moving to Maryland for a real estate deal, you’re in for a shock. It’s not that you can’t find good deals, but the Maryland area is an expensive housing market, and one that you have to be prepared for. If you’re looking to live in an affordable area, you may want to […]

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Affordable Neighborhoods in Maryland

By |March 19th, 2014|

Maryland can be an extremely expensive place to live, especially the closer you are to Washington D.C. While you can find homes that are relatively inexpensive, you have to know where to look. For example, in Talbot County, homes usually go for $600k and go up to a couple of million. However, all throughout […]

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The Salary You Need to Own a Home in Baltimore

By |February 26th, 2014|

One of the biggest concerns of any potential homebuyer is the question of how much money they need to make to safely pay their mortgage. A new project from the mortgage and consumer loan information website HSH.com looks at how much you need to make to pay your mortgage in 25 cities in the […]

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Maryland Can’t Shake High Foreclosure Rate

By |February 13th, 2014|

While the housing market in the state is showing some signs of recovery, Maryland still can’t shake its high foreclosure rate. The new report from RealtyTrac showed that last month was the 19th straight in which the foreclosure rate increased in Maryland. Annually, the foreclosure rate was up 119 percent. For comparison, Baltimore’s neighbors […]

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Where Are the Best Places to Live in Maryland?

By |February 6th, 2014|

There are plenty of great places to live in Maryland, and when it comes down to it, deciding which is the best in which to live is a matter of opinion. However, there are objective measures of cities and communities that can be used to compare the two, and to that end, real estate […]

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Short Sales Up in December in Maryland

By |January 23rd, 2014|

In the last month of 2013, Maryland saw one of the highest rates of short sales in the country. More than 8 percent of home sales in Maryland in December were short sales. This compares with about 5.7 percent for short sales nationwide, reports the Baltimore Sun. “Maryland had the fourth highest percentage in […]

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Average Property Value in Maryland Increased in 2013

By |January 17th, 2014|

Slowly but surely, and more slowly in some places than others, property values in Maryland are increasing. Every year Maryland’s Department of Assessments and Taxation assesses the property values of one-third of all properties in the state, both commercial and residential. The department found that in the one-third of properties assessed last year, the […]

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Short Sale Rates are High in Maryland

By |December 28th, 2013|

While Maryland’s foreclosure rate remains high, foreclosure sales are relatively low compared to short sales in the state. In October, “Short sales made up 8.2 percent of all residential transactions in the state.” Only Florida and Nevada ranked higher, with 13.6 percent and 14.2 percent respectively. Nationwide, short sales as a percentage of total […]

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Maryland To Get $88 Million in National Settlement

By |December 24th, 2013|

One of the main factors in the economic crash of 2009 was the subprime mortgage crisis, which caused people across the country to lose their homes due to foreclosure. Now, some of those who lost their homes will see some remuneration from the largest non-bank servicer of home mortgages, Ocwen Financial Corp.

Ocwen Financial, which […]

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