Haunted House Prank

With Halloween upon us, its always fun to pull a little prank to scare your friends, family and co-workers with little pranks here and there. But this elaborate Haunted House prank took things to the next level for real estate agents in London. Check out the video: [Read more…]

Spring Cleaning with TLC Powerwashing


This is a lovely winter we are having this spring, but I am not giving up hope. The spring real estate market is in full swing and more and more sellers are prepping their homes for the market.  One way to get that curb appeal to peak condition is a good powerwashing of the exterior of the home.  TLC Powerwashing is this week’s featured local business and they can help you get your home sparkling again!  Just check out their work here.

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Rent to Own Homes in Montgomery County



Rent-to Own transactions consist of a tenant who cannot purchase a home at the time they enter into the lease for one reason or another and a seller who does not need to sell the home immediately, but still wants to sell.  So the tenant/buyer decides they will rent the home until their situation changes where they can buy the home.  But how does this actually turn out?


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Another reason to get married and throw a party!

money weddingI think that we can all agree that this is the best time in history to buy a home.  However, one of the main stumbling blocks in being able to do so is coming up with some savings for a down payment and/or closing costs.  Although there are ways to buy a home with no money, the restrictions of these programs may not fit your needs.  So here are some great ways to get your hands on the funds you need. [Read more…]

97% Mortgage – They’re ba-ck!

97% mortgage is back

97% mortgage is back

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced the return of the 97% Mortgage. That’s right, just a 3% down payment will get you into a new home, plus closing costs of course. Officially announced on December 8th, the two secondary mortgage giants stated they will start offering 97% LTV financing to homebuyers who could otherwise qualify for a mortgage, but may not have the resources for a larger down payment.
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Are Real Estate Agents the Only Ones that Do These Things?

cheesy realtorThis March, I am celebrating 20 years of being a real estate agent. I have learned a lot in this business about real estate, finance, and more importantly, about people. One thing that is clear; real estate agents are a different type of animal. For the most part, I have met and been able to cooperate with many fine individuals in this industry who have also become my friends. However, with the perception that TV shows portray, and the thinking that this career path is easy & lucrative to anyone who can get their license, there are a few agents that I have come across that just seem to give the rest of us a bad name.  Here are a few examples of what I am referring to. [Read more…]

A new record! First-time homebuyers purchase a home for just $0.72!

253_Parkridge_picA NEW RECORD!  I absolutely love a challenge.  But this one will most likely be the standing record for some time.  I am one of the few who tout what I believe to be the most phenomenal first time homebuyer program available, the USDA Rural Development Home Loan Program.  This program allows a first time homebuyer to purchase a home with 100% financing.  And in this case, just 0.72 cents! [Read more…]

Did you miss the boat on buying a house in Montgomery County?

boat missedWere you one of those buyers who remained on the fence for the last few years waiting for the bottom of the real estate market to hit?  Did you think that interest rates had no chance of going up anytime soon?  Well, I am sorry to be the one to let you know but you missed the first boat out of port.  Just make sure you don’t miss the rest of the fleet!

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