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Landscaping to get your home SOLD!

Posted by Stephanie Albright on April 6, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Landscaping to get your home SOLD!

 

Landscaping is more important than you may think. It can be a major part of a home’s curb appeal. Depending on where you live, landscaping can also be a crucial part of helping to control wildlife, and reducing energy costs by providing things like shade. If you want to update you landscaping without breaking the bank, here are five upgrades that can be done for less than $1,000.

1. Fertilizing the lawn

 

Fertilizing the lawn is a fast and low cost way to help improve the way your whole yard looks and feels. At the end of a long winter, fertilizer can help revive your grass, helping it green up faster, and providing a more lush surface. Some fertilizers can also kill weeds, which can further help improve your lawn’s appearance.

 

Cost: The average cost of fertilizing your lawn is $0.03 a square foot, assuming a 6,000 square foot lawn. The total range of costs is between $0.02 a square foot for a DIY job, to $0.04 a square foot during peak season.

2. Tree Planting

 

Planting new trees on your property has a lot of advantages. Trees help prevent soil erosion, while also providing shade and cleaner air. The right trees can also help you improve your home’s curb appeal, and complement the rest of your landscaping at the same time.

 

Cost: The average cost for planting new trees is $106 per small tree delivered and planted, with a minimum of five trees. The total costs range from $75 a tree for five small trees delivered off site and planted DIY to $2423 per large tree delivered and planted with a minimum of five trees.

3. Stain Your Deck

 

The deck is a major part of your home’s curb appeal, as well as enjoyment of the property. Sun, wind, rain, hail, and snow can all pay a heavy toll on your deck’s appearance, however. Over time, old stain may fade, crack, or peel, exposing the wood below to the elements, which in turn can mean the rotting of the wood on your deck itself. Applying a new coat of stain can help maintain not only your deck’s good looks, but also its integrity.

 

Cost: The average cost to stain a deck is around $2 a square foot, including labor and equipment such as pressure washers and the stain itself.

4. Fountain Installation

 

Fountains add a lot of interest and tranquility to your yard and landscaping. The sound of running water is often enjoyable for many people using the space, while the look of a fountain can increase your curb appeal. There are many different types and styles of fountain available, which can increase your chances of finding one that fits your needs.

 

Cost: The cost of a fountain installation depends largely on the type of fountain you’re installing. The least expensive option is a standalone bird bath, which costs between $150 and $300. Another inexpensive option may include a wall fountain with costs ranging from $600 to $1,200.

5. Fence replacement

 

Fencing can not only enhance your landscaping and curb appeal, it can offer a lot of other benefits as well. Pet containment, privacy, and creating a safe place for children to play are all great reasons to consider installing a new fence or replacing your old one.

 

Cost: The average cost to install a new fence is $13.26 a linear foot for galvanized steel chain link fencing. Total costs range from $7.02 a foot for a DIY installation to $28 per foot for a redwood split rail fence.

 

Source: Fixr Cost Guides

 

My name is Stephanie Albright and I specialize in helping buyers and sellers invest in real estate in South Florida, Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. I have 15 years of experience in the real estate industry which allows me to bring tools and solutions that exceed the expectations of my clients. I currently hold real estate licenses in Florida and Tennessee.

 

I am pleased to say that I educate myself on an ongoing basis to learn everything new about my business. The real estate business changes quickly, so I’m dedicated to being an expert in my field. I have designations such as, Short Sale Foreclosure Resource, (SFR) and I’m a graduate of the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). I’ve also been an Exit franchise owner and managing broker. I take my business very serious, so I’m able to share my knowledge with my valued clients.

 

I love my affiliation with an awesome company like Exit Realty, and Exit has the best tools and support, in the business. If you are considering listing your property in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, North Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Loxahatchee; ask me about my latest internet marketing systems, strategies and websites. My website is: http://www.WPBareahomesearch.com. I would love the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to partnering with you to buy or sell your home.

 

 

 

 

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NEED FOR MORE SINGLE FAMILY HOME CONSTRUCTION

Posted by Stephanie Albright on March 21, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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NAR HOME Survey Underscores Need for More Single-family Home Construction

 

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2016) – Over three-quarters of surveyed households would purchase a single-family home if they were to buy in the next six months, and 79 percent of renters would choose to buy outside of an urban area, according to the second installment of the National Association of Realtors® new quarterly consumer survey. The survey also found that confidence about now being a good time to buy is waning amongst renters, particularly in the West – where prices have solidly risen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In NAR’s first quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey, respondents were asked about their confidence in the U.S. economy and various questions about their housing expectations and preferences, including a question on if they were to purchase a house in the next six months, what type of home and in what area would they choose to buy.

 

The survey data reveals an overwhelming consumer preference for single-family homes in suburban areas. Most current homeowners (85 percent) and 75 percent of renters said they would purchase a single-family home, while only 15 percent of homeowners and 21 percent of renters said that would buy in an urban area.

 

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the survey findings call attention to the glaring need for more supply of single-family homes. “The American Dream for most consumers is not a cramped, 500-square-foot condo in the middle of the city, but instead a larger home within close proximity to the jobs and entertainment an urban area provides,” he said. “While this is not a new discovery, supply and demand imbalances and unhealthy levels of price growth in several metro areas have made buying an affordable home an onerous task for far too many first-time buyers and middle-class families.”

 

According to Yun, it’s time for homebuilders to double their focus on constructing single-family homes. With millennials increasingly buying in the suburbs – as NAR reported earlier this month – tight inventory and affordability concerns will likely worsen without significant headways made in housing starts in relation to job creation.

 

 

 

 

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My name is Stephanie Albright and I specialize in helping buyers and sellers invest in real estate in South Florida, Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. I have 15 years of experience in the real estate industry which allows me to bring tools and solutions that exceed the expectations of my clients. I currently hold real estate licenses in Florida and Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

I am pleased to say that I educate myself on an ongoing basis to learn everything new about my business. The real estate business changes quickly, so I’m dedicated to being an expert in my field. I have designations such as, Short Sale Foreclosure Resource, (SFR) and I’m a graduate of the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). I’ve also been an Exit franchise owner and managing broker. I take my business very serious, so I’m able to share my knowledge with my valued clients.

I love my affiliation with an awesome company like Exit Realty, and Exit has the best tools and support, in the business. If you are considering listing your property in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, North Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Loxahatchee; ask me about my latest internet marketing systems, strategies and websites. My website is: http://www.WPBareahomesearch.com. I would love the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to partnering with you to buy or sell your home.

 

Stephanie Albright, GRI, SFR

 

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER

 

EXIT REALTY PREMIER ELITE

 

CELL: 615-335-1373

 

 

 

 

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TIME YOUR LISTING IN THE MAGIC WINDOW

Posted by Stephanie Albright on March 18, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

If you want to sale your home faster, you need to time the listing during the magic window. Zillow.com reports that in early May, homes sell fastest and for more money, according to the newest data. This is the new magic listing window for the country’s 25 biggest metro areas.

 

However, weather and housing market dynamics affect the exact best window to sell in different areas, and this year, a low supply of homes on the market has pushed the window later in the spring. In Zillow’s first analysis of the best time to list, homes listed between mid-March and mid-April sold fastest and for the highest price. But the decline of the number of homes on the market has increased competition, so shoppers who start looking for a home in early spring may need to look at several homes and will often still be shopping a few months later. By May, some buyers may be anxious to get settled into a new home before the next school year — and will be more willing to pay a premium to close the deal.

 

For sellers in South Florida hoping to sell quickly and get the maximum sales price for your home, the magic window to list is still between mid March and early May; because Florida is not effected by the weather like other parts of the nation. The other two main factors that effect a faster sell are pricing the home correctly the first time and lack of home inventory for potential buyers.

 

Basically, the sooner your home gets listed, the sooner it sells! Contact me today for your FREE Home Valuation Report.

 

Free Home Valuation Report - click here: www.WPBareahomesearch.com

 

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Stephanie Albright

 

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

 

EXIT REALTY PREMIER ELITE, License No. SL3346166

 

Cell: 615-335-1373

 

Email: stephexitrealtor@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Attention all Sellers

Posted by Stephanie Albright on March 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

If you want to sell your home this spring, prepare for pent-up buyer demand.

 

Spring might be an even livelier home-selling season this year because homebuyers want to act before interest rates or home prices rise.

 

Even so, buyers insist on good deals. Even in seller's markets, where the supply of homes for sale can't meet demand from buyers, the overpriced homes are at a disadvantage.

 

"We're seeing competing offers for some homes," but houses with too-high asking prices "aren't selling at all."

 

So, Sellers - what is your HOME truly worth?? Call Stephanie at 615-335-1373 or click on the link below to find out:

 

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Stephanie Albright, GRI, SFR

 

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER

 

EXIT REALTY PREMIER ELITE

 

 

 

 

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How to Shave 4 Years off Your Mortgage

Posted by Matthew T. Smoot on February 26, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Shave 4 Years off Your Mortgage

As we enter into the peak of the home buying season, it is now a good idea to think about ways to reduce the term of your mortgage.   

According to most lending professionals, the best way to do this is by switching from traditional monthly mortgage payments to either weekly or bi-weekly payments.

Why you ask?  Because its the least painful and simplest way to shave approximately 4 to 4.5 years off the life of a traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgage.   

 

Here is how you do it:

First contact your mortgage lender to set up automatic withdrawals from your bank account for your mortgage payments.  While you could theoretically achieve the same thing by mailing in your payments, the vast majority of people won't have the discipline to stick to this alternate payment schedule if it's not set up as an automatic withdrawal.

Next, ask your lender to establish a payment every two weeks.   Take your monthly mortgage payment and divide it by two to come up with your payment amount.    For example, if your mortgage payment is $1,000 a month, your payment should be $500 every two weeks.   You could also establish weekly payments instead, which would be $250 a week instead of a $1,000 monthly payment.

This simple change in your payment schedule will shave approximately 4 to 4.5 years off of a traditional thirty-year fixed rate mortgage.   Check with your mortgage lender for an exact calculation of the reduction in years based on your individual circumstances.

Sounds painless and too good to be true, doesn't it, but here is how it works into savings.   If you make payments every two weeks, you're making 26 payments a year.   Since each payment is 1/2 of your normal monthly payment, take the 26 payments and divide by 2 to arrive at the monthly payments you are making each year.   26 divided by 2 results in 13 monthly payments that you've made each year instead of the 12 monthly payments that you would make under a traditional payment schedule.   The same mathematical result occurs if you establish a weekly payment schedule at ¼ the amount of your normal monthly mortgage payment.

So, you end up paying an extra monthly payment on your mortgage each year, which has a profound impact on the compounding effect of the interest on your mortgage.   Most homeowners would be hard pressed to come up with an additional mortgage payment at the end of the year, so this is a great way to accomplish some "forced savings" in a manner that most people don't even feel.   In fact, for a $200,000 mortgage, homeowners will most likely save somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000 over the life of the loan, based on today's interest rates.  

Check with your lender for an exact calculation of savings based on the specifics of your loan.

And this is not just for new homebuyers.  If you're trying to refinance, make sure to consider this when you decide to take out your new mortgage.

You can also start this bi-weekly or weekly payment schedule at any point in time - not just at the beginning of your mortgage.   You'll just save fewer years off of your mortgage the longer you wait to do so.   So if you are thinking about doing it, it's best to start right away.

Also, check with your lender to make sure that they are not going to charge you an additional fee for these more frequent, automatic payments.   Most lenders will not charge you a fee since automatic deductions from your bank account increase their likelihood of getting paid on time.   But some lenders may try to slip in a junk fee for doing so.   If they do that, I would recommend that you push back and ask them to waive the fee since many lenders will do this for free.

Finally, consider this scenario - if you are young and just starting a family, you might have a child in college during those last four years of your mortgage.  The absence of your mortgage payments might be the solution for paying the tuition bills during those four years of college!

If you need to speak with a loan office for a purchase or refinance, do not hesitate to contact me.


Matthew T. Smoot-Your "Whatever it Takes" REALTOR®
When You List with Smoot, You Sell with Smoot

With over 10 years in the business I offer my clients the most comprehensive representation in Maryland.  Not only am I a REALTOR, but I also hold a Broker's license, which is the highest and most specialized license a REALTOR can hold.  Customer Service is my Priority, Selling Houses is My Goal!  Contact me for any and all of your Real Estate Needs.  443-504-8930


Greenbrier area Homes for Sale in Chesapeake Virginia 23320

Posted by Robin Gauthier on February 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out what is going on in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

Warrington Hall Homes for Sale in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake
Warrington Hall Homes for Sale 
Robin Gauthier February 7, 2016
Warrington Hall is located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  It is comprised of approximately 250 single family homes, townhomes, and condos that were first built in 2002 and are still being constructed.  It is located between Butts Station Road and Kempsville Road.
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Just Listed!  1120 Valmire Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Essex Meadows
Just Listed! 1120 Valmire Drive
Robin Gauthier February 6, 2016
I just listed a fantastic home at 1120 Valmire Drive.
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Just Sold!  1236 Kingsway Drive in Essex Meadows in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake

Just Sold! 1236 Kingsway Drive in Essex Meadows in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake
Robin Gauthier December 29, 2015
I represented the buyer in the purchase of the home at 1236 Kingsway Drive.
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Warrington Hall Homes for Sale and Homes Sold in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake 23320
Robin Gauthier November 6, 2015
Warrington Hall is located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  It is comprised of approximately 250 single family homes, townhomes, and condos that were first built in 2002 and are still being constructed.  It is located between Butts Station Road and Kempsville Road.
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Just Sold!  1908 Hickory Hollow Court, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Mill Pond Forest

Just Sold! 1908 Hickory Hollow Court, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Mill Pond Forest
Robin Gauthier August 7, 2015
I represented the buyer in the purchase of the home at 1908 Hickory Hollow Court.
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Just Sold  721 Guildford Mews, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Warrington Hall

Just Sold 721 Guildford Mews, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Warrington Hall
Robin Gauthier July 17, 2015
I represented the seller in the sale of the condo at 721 Guildford Mews in the 55 and up community in Warrington Hall.
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Just Sold!  604 Mulberry Crescent, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in North Trail

Just Sold! 604 Mulberry Crescent, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in North Trail
Robin Gauthier June 4, 2015
We represented the buyer in the purchase of the condo at 604 Mulberry Crescent.
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Just Listed!  721 Guildford Mews, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Warrington Hall

Just Listed! 721 Guildford Mews, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in Warrington Hall
Robin Gauthier April 23, 2015
I just listed a fantastic condo at 721 Guildford Mews.

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Contact me today if you are considering selling your home.  I would be happy to provide you with a free no obligation market analysis to learn how much you can sell your home for and more about my upgraded marketing strategy.  If it can't wait that long click here to instantly learn what your home is worth.

Robin Gauthier  Exit Realty Professionals

I specialize in helping buyer and sellers reach their real estate goals in Hampton Roads with my areas of expertise being Great BridgeGrassfield and Hickory sections of Chesapeake and Kempsville section of Virginia Beach.

(757) 739-7754

Windsor Oaks and Windmill Point Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach 23462

Posted by Robin Gauthier on February 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Below are the homes that are for sale and have sold in the Green Run area of Virginia Beach in Windsor Oaks and Windmill Point.

Just Sold! 663 Masefield Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 in Halifax in Windsor Oaks

Just Sold! 663 Masefield Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 in Halifax in Windsor Oaks
Robin Gauthier February 11, 2016
My listing at 663 Masefield Circle just sold for the list price of $185,000.
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Home for Sale at 663 Masefield Circle plus other Homes for Sale in Windsor Oaks

Homes for Sale in Windsor Oaks
Robin Gauthier November 10, 2015
Windsor Oaks is located in the Green Run area. I currently have a great townhouse for sale in Windsor Oaks at 663 Masefield Circle.
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Just Sold! 3610 Windmill Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 in Windmill Point

Just Sold! 3610 Windmill Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 in Windmill Point
Robin Gauthier October 9, 2015
I represented the seller in the sale of the home at 3610 Windmill Drive.
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Windsor Oaks Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach

Windsor Oaks Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach
Robin Gauthier June 15, 2015
Windsor Oaks is located in the Green Run area. It has approximately 1500 single family homes and townhouses built in the 1970s. It is located off of Rosemont Road and Independence Blvd. Timberlake and Larkspur are nearby neighborhoods.
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Just Sold! 520 Pine Hill Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks

Just Sold! 520 Pine Hill Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks
Robin Gauthier May 11, 2015
My listing at 520 Pine Hill Road just sold. We received a full price offer on this home with it being on the market for only 3 days.
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Just Listed! 663 Masefield Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks

Just Listed! 663 Masefield Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks
Robin Gauthier April 28, 2015
I just listed a great townhouse at 663 Masefield Circle. This end unit townhouse is over 1600 square feet with a one car garage.
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Just Listed! 520 Pine Hill Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks

Just Listed! 520 Pine Hill Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 in Windsor Oaks
Robin Gauthier March 30, 2015
I just listed a great home at 520 Pine Hill Road in Virginia Beach.
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Contact me today if you are considering selling your home. I would be happy to provide you with a free no obligation market analysis to learn how much you can sell your home for and more about my upgraded marketing strategy. If it can't wait that long click here to instantly learn what your home is worth.

Robin Gauthier Exit Realty Professionals

I specialize in helping buyer and sellers reach their real estate goals in Hampton Roads with my areas of expertise being Great Bridge, Grassfield and Hickory sections of Chesapeake and Kempsville section of Virginia Beach.

(757) 739-7754

Top Reasons to Buy NOW Instead of Renting or Waiting Until Next Year

Posted by Matthew T. Smoot on February 10, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Top Reasons to Buy NOW Instead of Renting or Waiting Until Next Year

 

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying.

1. Competition is about to Increase

Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers enter the housing market. Like you, they will want the best home available in the best location at the best price. They will be competing with you for the ‘steals’ in the market. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy available today that no longer be available as the market heats up..

2. Price Increases Are on the Horizon

Nationally, home prices are projected to appreciate by 4.5% in 2014 and by over 19% from now until 2018. First home buyers will probably pay more both in price and interest rate if they wait until the spring. Even if you are a move-up buyer, it will wind-up costing you more in net dollars as the home you will buy will appreciate at approximately the same rate as the house you are in now.

3. Owning a Home Helps Create Family Wealth

Whether you rent or you own the home you are living in, you are paying a mortgage. Either you are paying your mortgage or your landlord’s. The Federal Reserve, in a recent study, revealed that the net worth of the average homeowner is 30 times greater than that of a renter.

4. Interest Rates Are Projected to Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have all projected that the 30-year mortgage interest rate will be over 5% by the spring of 2015. That is an increase of almost 3/4 of a point over current rates.

5. Buy Low, Sell High

Most would all agree that, when investing, we want to buy at the lowest price possible and hope to sell at the highest price. Housing can create family wealth as long as we follow this simple principle. Today, real estate is selling ‘low’ compared to where it will be next year. It’s time to buy.

Start Searching For Your Home Today

Matthew T. Smoot-Your "Whatever it Takes" REALTOR®
When You List with Smoot, You Sell with Smoot

With over 10 years in the business I offer my clients the most comprehensive representation in Maryland.  Not only am I a REALTOR, but I also hold a Broker's license, which is the highest and most specialized license a REALTOR can hold.  Customer Service is my Priority, Selling Houses is My Goal!  Contact me for any and all of your Real Estate Needs.  443-504-8930


$10,000 Available for Down Payment & Closing Costs

Posted by Matthew T. Smoot on January 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

$10,000 Available for Down Payment & Closing Costs

The "You've Earned" It program is offered through the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) and is available to buyers who have at least $25,000 in student loan debt and are purchasing a home in one of Maryland's Sustainable Communities. Most of Baltimore City is a Sustainable Community as well as sections of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. You may check to see if a property is in a Sustainable Community by using the mapper.

Buyers that are eligible for the "You've Earned It" program will receive an interest rate that is .25% lower than the standard Maryland Mortgage Program's rate. They can also receive an additional $5,000 in down payment/closing cost assistance for a total of up to $10,000 in down payment/closing cost assistance.

Buyer's must meet the same eligibility requirements as the Maryland Mortgage Program which requires them to be under the income limits, and to complete homebuyer education.

Here is an information flyer for you to distribute.

If you have questions or would like more information please call or email me today.

Matthew T. Smoot-Your "Whatever it Takes" REALTOR®
When You List with Smoot, You Sell with Smoot
With over 10 years in the business I offer my clients the most comprehensive representation in Maryland.  Not only am I a REALTOR, but I also hold a Broker's license, which is the highest and most specialized license a REALTOR can hold.  Customer Service is my Priority, Selling Houses is My Goal!  Contact me for any and all of your Real Estate Needs.  443-504-8930


What to do AFTER the storm has passed:

Posted by David Kaufmann on January 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

What to do AFTER the storm has passed:

From the official website of the Department of Homeland Security 01/23/2016

Hello Maryland, now that “Jonas” #Blizzardof2016 has passed, here are a few tips on what to do next.

After Winter Storms And Extreme Cold

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. TextSHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER20472)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.


Learn From Every Storm

Restock your emergency supplies to be ready in case another storm hits.

  • Assess how well your supplies and family plan worked. What could you have done better?
  • Take a few minutes to improve your family plan and supplies before the next winter storm hits.
  • Talk to your neighbors and colleagues about their experiences and share tips with each other.

David Kaufmann – Realtor ® / GRI - Market got you lost? Take the next EXIT!

Specializing in commercial, high-end waterfront, as well as more modest, residential dwellings in Annapolis, Stevensville, Queenstown and the surrounding areas.

www.DavidKaufmannEXITRealty.com - 443-223-3026 cell, 410-304-2115 office,

410-304-2031 fax; DavidKaufmannEXITRealty@gmail.com email


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