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Frederick Real Estate Market Trends

Frederick Real Estate Market Trends

Frederick County Real Estate Market Update Provided by The Highland Group  ~ March 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 March: Real Estate Trends in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $299,950, up 3% from last…




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…




Understanding Your FICO Score

Understanding Your FICO Score

In today’s environment of tighter lending standards, it’s more important than ever to handle money and credit intelligently and carefully. Although credit scores are not the only determining factor in deciding the credit-worthiness of a borrower, they are an important part of the process. Good credit scores can mean a lower interest rate, which can…




Should I Get A 15 Year Or 30 Year Mortgage?

Should I Get A 15 Year Or 30 Year Mortgage?

Should I Get A 15 Year or 30 Year Mortgage? This past year has continued to be a time of new lows in mortgage rates; the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged below 4% for last year (2016), setting a new all-time record lows. The 15-year fixed rate also averaged at historic lows, under 3%. With these super low…




Homeownership, Buying and Selling Frederick MD: What to Expect in 2017

Homeownership, Buying and Selling Frederick MD: What to Expect in 2017

Central Maryland Real Estate Predictions for 2017 It’s that time of year again…and the Highland’s are getting out the crystal ball. I’ll be honest, when the market is in positive territory, we love to share our opinions, without feeling like they’re wild guesses. When there’s a lot of negative news, we’re pretty quiet. In matters…