Real Estate Marketing Specialists
What’s Going On with Mortgage Interest Rates?

What’s Going On with Mortgage Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have been up and down between the high-3% and low-4% numbers recently. We often hear the question from potential buyers (and those refinancing) asking what the near future is for mortgage interest rates.  Disclaimer: Neither Chris nor I are mortgage experts. But we know a few people who are, and like to pass the question…




Frederick Real Estate Market Trends

Frederick Real Estate Market Trends

Frederick County Real Estate Market Update Provided by The Highland Group  ~ April 2017 Real Estate activity in Frederick County is picking up and the spring market is here…and it’s HOT. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics in April: Real Estate Trends in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $313,859, up 10% from last year in…




How Seniors Can Make A Big Move Into A Smaller Home

How Seniors Can Make A Big Move Into A Smaller Home

Making a move is a serious decision, and it can be an overwhelming task even when you’re prepared. For many seniors who decide to downsize and move into a smaller home, the planning stage is the most important. Knowing what you want, what you don’t want, and how to find help when you need it…




Advice for Buyers When the Real Estate Market is HOT!

Advice for Buyers When the Real Estate Market is HOT!

In many towns and cities across America right now (Spring 2017) the market is hot… meaning the demand is high and the inventory is low. It can be a tough market for buyers, so here’s some advice for homebuyers in a hot market from industry veterans: Setting the Stage for Homebuying Advice Before I even begin,…




April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month

The month of April marks the anniversary of the landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination in any situation involving housing. The Act was a follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964  and 1966, which prohibited discrimination but had no federal enforcement.  For the real estate…




Home Improvement ROI

Home Improvement ROI

Home improvement ROI is an important subject for homeowners to research. Frederick homeowners are renovating their homes for several reasons in today’s real estate market. Many owners who purchased since the early to mid- 2000’s have been resigned to stay in their homes because they owe more than the house is presently worth. They realize…




Real Estate Terminology – What is Absorption Rate?

Real Estate Terminology – What is Absorption Rate?

What is “Absorption Rate”? The Absorption rate is roughly how long it will take the current homes on the market to sell. It’s an estimate, based on  the current number of listings and current sales. Because those two factors fluctuate from month to month,  absorption rate is a rough estimate. It’s an average of how…




Taking Care of Basement Moisture Problems – Leaky Pipes

Taking Care of Basement Moisture Problems – Leaky Pipes

Basement Moisture Problems When is it a leaking pipe and when is it condensation? Generally speaking, if a pipe leaks constantly, there is probably a small fissure or defect in the pipe itself, causing moisture to escape. If a pipe leaks intermittently or stops leaking during dry weather, it is probably a condensation problem. Ground moisture…




Four Reasons Your Home is NOT Selling

Four Reasons Your Home is NOT Selling

Homes Don’t Sell for A Reason The statistics say it’s taking an average of 60 days to sell a house in Frederick County. When a house is on the market for much longer than the average time of comparable homes, there are reasons the home is not selling. Many sellers don’t realize they can hurt…