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Buy | Money | Selling | appraisal,

APPRAISALS: How to prepare for one, what do appraisers look for, and what happens if an appraisal comes in too low?  

By: Eric Stewart
February 15th, 2018

If you are purchasing a home and financing it with a mortgage, the bank will require an appraisal of the property to determine its market value. The dollar amount the bank will lend you is based on the appraised value of the house rather than the agreed upon purchase price between the buyer and the seller.

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tips | time management

How Time Management can save you Headaches When Selling Your Home

By: Jessica Martin
February 8th, 2018

February is National Time Management Month, Spiritual Wellness Month, and National Senior Independence Month. Each week, we'll be giving you tips and tricks for time management, how to better your spiritual wellness, and what senior independence means, as well as a Potomac, MD market update heading into the Spring Market. Read on for tips you can implement today to better your time management skills, especially in the home selling process. 

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Buy | Sell | Moving | Real Estate | buying | disclosures | home tips | tips

BLOG: Why "Stink Up" Your Chances of Selling your House? 

By: Jessica Martin
January 26th, 2018

During the sale of your home, you will probably come face to face with an ugly truth - there are certain parts of your house (design and structure-wise) that buyers might not like. It's hard to hear, but read on to learn some of the major aspects of your home that buyers will be looking for and what they really don't care to see (or smell)! 

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Sell | Moving | Selling | Real Estate | tips | escrow

BLOG: What is Escrow?

By: Jessica Martin
January 19th, 2018

Escrow. In the buying and selling process, you'll come across this word on multiple occasions. What is escrow? What does it mean, and how does it relate to the real estate transaction? Read on to find out more.

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Downsizing | home tips | rightsizing

BLOG: Downsize Your Life with These Easy Steps

By: Jessica Martin
January 12th, 2018

If you've had the pleasure of hearing one of Eric Stewart's seminars or reading his Rightsizing Guide, you know that he is knowledgeable in the downsizing process.  Read on to learn about these 3 easy steps you can take TODAY to start the downsizing and de-cluttering process!

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Selling | buying | land survey

GUEST BLOG: How a Property Survey Could Save You Thousands

By: RGS Title Insurance
January 4th, 2018

One of the questions frequently asked when buying a home is “do I really need to have a survey done?”  Join Helen Dankos from RGS Title Group as she explains why a land survey is important to you. 

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Happy Holidays! Looking Ahead to 2018...

By: Jessica Martin
December 26th, 2017

Thank you to our clients for the last year - 2017 was one of our greatest, and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. Our listing agents are here to help you sell your home with confidence and our buyers agents are here to assist in all of your home buying needs.  Keep us in mind in 2018.

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INSIDER TIPS | buying | co-list

VLOG: How Everyone Loses When you Co-sign on a Loan

By: Eric Stewart
November 28th, 2017

Have you thought about buying a property with or for a son, daughter, friend, or other family member that's not your spouse?  Do you know the ramifications that it could have on your wallet and your credit? Watch as Eric discusses what this could mean for you. 

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Downsizing | aging in place

Eric Stewart to Speak about Aging in Place on December 12th & 14th in Virginia & Maryland

By: Eric Stewart
November 24th, 2017

  Eric Stewart invites you to a class to help you answer one of life's key questions. Stewart, a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and top Associate Broker with Long & Foster, will share his strategies for keeping one's home easy to manage, and a place of comfort, familiarity, and safety.   

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buying | title insurance

7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Owner's Title Insurance

By: Sage Title Group
November 22nd, 2017

  Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people.  To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner's title insurance.  Sage Title Group has put together information on why it's so important. 

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