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Smoke Alarm / Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements in Prince George’s County

I know, sexy headline, right? Sexier still – to be alive after a fire or carbon monoxide leak. State law for smoke alarms went into effect July 1, 2013 and mandates that any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more … Continue reading

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How Your Interest Rate is Determined

In the good old days, a buyer called a lender, gave him income, debts and permission to pull what we call an “in file” credit report, and the deed was done. A pre-qualification letter was sent out and promises made … Continue reading

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Consideration could be the key to your new home

Consideration associated with a contract is generally thought to be the price and terms but being sympathetic and courteous towards the seller could make a difference in getting the home you want. Business people, like store owners, expect to deal … Continue reading

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“Please take our offer…”

It’s interesting that the housing climate has changed so quickly. Some buyers, who think they’re still in the driver’s seat, find the market is now going up and they’re losing the home that they really want. Multiple offers are increasingly … Continue reading

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When should I put my house on the market?

Yesterday I posed the question “when do you think you would want to go on the market?” If I were selling my house, I would put my house on the market in late February. As you can see, the February … Continue reading

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