Congratulations Brandon on the Purchase of Your New Investment Property!

Brandon Crawford, left, and Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrate Brandon's purchase of a new residential investment property in Baltimore City.

Brandon Crawford, left, and Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrate Brandon’s purchase of a new residential investment property in Baltimore City.

Brandon Crawford buys distressed residential properties in Baltimore City, then updates and renovates them. Some he keeps as rental properties and some he re-sells to others. Brandon recently enlisted me to help him with the purchase of 3110 Wolcott Ave. in Baltimore’s Forest Park neighborhood. Having just closed the sale a few days ago, Brandon’s already hard at work gutting and rebuilding the 90-year-old structure. Thanks, Brandon, for choosing me as your Buyers Agent!

Some Buyers Rush to Purchase Homes During the Holidays

Sometimes the “off-peak” holiday time can actually be the perfect moment to sell your home. Several studies show that, on average, homes listed in November and December are more likely to sell, sell more quickly, and more closely approach the asking price.

Rush to Buy Homes During the Holidays?

Sold in 4 Days!

Mike Fletcher, left, and Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrate the sale of Mike's home in Huntingtown, Md.

Mike Fletcher, left, and Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrate the sale of Mike’s home in Huntingtown, Md.

Thanks, Mike Fletcher, for engaging me to help you sell 3551 Fortuna Ct. in Huntingtown. Now, we’re off to find you a new place!

Second Arrest Made in Arkansas Agent’s Murder

According to police reports, Crystal Lowery, the suspect’s wife and a nursing student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, filed for divorce from Lewis on Oct. 17, citing general indignities and Lewis’ murder charge. She said in the filing that she did not know Lewis was a seven-time felon when they had married on April 20. Police have yet to disclose details on Lowery’s suspected involvement and if any additional suspects are being sought in the case.

Second Arrest Made in Ark. Agent’s Murder

When HOAs Foreclose, Mortgage Banks Are Left Empty-Handed

An eye-opening trend, really. Homeowner associations, similar to lenders, can foreclose on homes to recoup delinquent payments. Nevada, as well as 20 other states, has laws giving HOA liens priority over first mortgages.

HOA Foreclosures Leave Banks Empty-Handed

Federal Regulators Announce Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards

The move is expected to help open up the credit box to first-time buyers, self-employed borrowers, borrowers who have had recent job switches, and borrowers who faced financial hardship during the recession.

FHFA’s Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards