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Down Payment Protection Maryland

Posted by Emily Herder // August 5, 2016

Down Payment Protection Maryland When you bought your first home did you ever worry about losing your down payment? Well, new home buyers want down payment protection in Maryland, according to a new study by Harris Poll. They are reluctant to buy a home for fear that their down payment could be lost if they […]


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6 Ways to Find Tenants

Posted by Emily Herder // July 23, 2016

If you want to get a vacancy at your rental filled, prospective tenants need to be able to find you! People look for rental property in a variety of places, so it is important that you advertise your property in a variety of places as well. Here are 6 ways to find tenants.   Advertise on Rental Websites. The internet […]


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Inherited Property and Taxes

Posted by Emily Herder // July 15, 2016

Inherited Property and Taxes

When a parent dies questions abound about the inherited property and taxes. What happens to the estate; the bank and savings accounts, the stock and bond accounts, the real estate, insurance, trusts, annuities, business interests and other assets? It depends. Were assets are held as joint tenants? Then the asset passes to the other named […]


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Why Should You Hire a Property Manager

Posted by Michael Herder // July 8, 2016

Why Should You Hire a Property Manager

Why should you hire a property manager? Hiring a property manager is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a landlord.  Many landlords manage properties on their own or with the help of an employee, such as a resident manager. But sometimes landlords need more help, and that’s when a property management company might […]


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Selling Your House Fast in a Divorce

Posted by Michael Herder // July 1, 2016

Selling a house is already a highly emotional transaction but it’s even more challenging and stressful when the reason that you are selling is because you are divorcing the person you once thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with.


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How to Get Someone Else to Pay Your Mortgage

Posted by Emily Herder // June 24, 2016

What a dream, right? Finding someone else to pay your mortgage?

In fact, in a recent novel by Terry Schott, the plot involved a hacker who zeroed out all the mortgage balances in all the Washington State banks. I’m sure that there were a lot of people reading who wished that were reality. But all dreaming aside, how do you get someone else to pay your mortgage?


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Stuck in a House That Feels Tiny

Posted by Emily Herder // June 17, 2016

Stuck in a House That Feels Tiny   While there’s a trend toward “Tiny” houses nationwide, many people feel stuck in a home that just feels too small. Do your small spaces feel cramped and uncomfortable? Is your home suffering from too little room? You could add an addition on to your house, but that […]


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Inheriting a House

Posted by Michael Herder // June 10, 2016

Inheriting a House

When you know that you are going to be inheriting a house, nothing has to be done immediately. You and siblings will have a lot of different emotions and memories about the home. Think about what the home means to each of you. Some may want to sell and split the proceeds immediately. Others may […]


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Dominant Reason to Sell House

Posted by Michael Herder // June 4, 2016

Dominant Reason to Sell House

Of the Four Ds, Death in a family, Debt, Divorce, and Down-sizing, divorce is the dominant reason to sell house.  Many people when confronted with the prospect of divorce want to know how assets will be divided. How they will maintain their standard of living? Who gets the house? How can we sell the house […]


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Avoid Losing Homes to Foreclosure

Posted by Michael Herder // May 29, 2016

Avoid Losing Homes to Foreclosure

This is a map courtesy of Zillow, showing locations of foreclosures and pre-foreclosures in Glenwood, Maryland. What can homeowners do to avoid losing homes to foreclosure? We wanted to add some additional information to our post titled How To Avoid Foreclosure on March 22nd. Foreclosure didn’t just suddenly appear like a box of kittens on […]


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