Top Elementary Schools in Maryland

Top Elementary Schools in Maryland

Top elementary schools in Maryland always fascinate homebuyers and parents of school age children. Is your neighborhood school on the list of top elementary schools in Maryland? Which schools in Montgomery County made the grade?

Are People Still Buying?

Are People Still Buying?

Are people still buying homes, even with these mortgage rates? If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true – but people are still moving.

Time to Downsize?

Time to downsize? You may be wondering what you should be thinking about and what boxes to check. There are a number of reasons that motivate people to downsize – and each person’s reasons and triggers are different.

Tudor Place In Georgetown

Tudor Place in Georgetown

Tudor Place in Georgetown is known for its historical significance, architectural beauty, and lush gardens. It is well worth a trip to visit when you are in Georgetown, particularly in the spring when the gardens are in full flower. The property was home to the Peter family for six generations from 1806 to 1983.

Clara Barton House – Local Landmark

Clara Barton House

The Clara Barton House in Glen Echo MD is the perfect place for a short history lesson since it is just outside Washington, DC, near several good restaurants, and right next to the C&O Canal for a pleasant hike aftrwards.

Changes to the Student Loan Program

Are People Still Buying?

Changes to the student loan program will hopefully make it easier for borrowers to pay back their debt now that the COVID repayment suspension is ending.

Non-warrantable Condo – What to Do?

A non-warrantable condo refers to a condominium unit that does not meet the eligibility requirements for conventional mortgage financing due to certain characteristics or conditions that make it riskier for lenders. There are several reasons why a condo might be considered non-warrantable:

Investing in Short Term Rentals

second home purchases are decling

Investing in short term rentals can be an excellent strategy to diversify your portfolio. Companies such as Airbnb and VRBO have brought the short-term rental market into the mainstream, making it easier than ever for investors to profit from real estate ownership. Rather than getting tied into long-term leases, property owners can capitalize on local demand for temporary and vacation rental housing. A short term rental can be a condo at the beach or a basement apartment in a single family home in DC or Montgomery County that you live in.

The Increase in Foreclosures

Price Drops

What does the increase in foreclosures mean to the real estate market? If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably come across headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market. This may have left you with some uncertainty, especially if you’re considering buying a home. It’s important to understand the context of these reports to know the truth about what’s happening today

Georgetown Restaurants

Georgetown Restaurants

Georgetown restaurants offer so many choices – of cuisine, of price and location. You can eat at a French restaurant like La Chaumiere one night and a college hang out like the Tombs the next night. Dine on the waterfront and then eat in a tiny townhome just off M Street. Georgetown restaurants give you lots of great options!