More Underwater Home Owners Are Refusing to Do Short Sales

Short sales have fallen sharply over the last few months after the expiration of a key tax break at the end of last year. Also, rising home prices have made lenders less likely to grant a short sale, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Underwater Owners Refusing Short Sales

Ranch-Style Homes Are Once Again Popular: What Are Their Plusses and Minuses?

The ultimate irony for home buyers is that the stock of available ranch-style homes may eventually dwindle. Not only because more home buyers are seeing the advantages of these homes, but also because the wrecking ball continues to demolish some of the ranchers that have survived.

 

Return of the Ranch

Study: Five Types of Distressed Homes Have the Deepest Discounts

The study by RealtyTrac analyzed residential property sales transactions for the year ending March 2014 to pinpoint the types of distressed properties that sell at the largest discounts, comparing factors like foreclosure status, occupancy status, equity and the year the home was built.

5 Types of Homes With Deepest Discounts

JUST LISTED! Completely Renovated Baltimore City Duplex – $149,000

3108 Wolcott Ave. - Restored, Exposed Brick Wall in the Living Room

3108 Wolcott Ave. – Restored, Exposed Brick Wall in the Living Room

Looking for a great starter home in Baltimore City? Check out my new listing at 3108 Wolcott Ave. in Forest Park (MLS# BA8396461). Listed for $149,000, it’s a 3-bedroom, 1 full-bath, 2 half-bath brick duplex that’s been gutted to the studs.

3108 Wolcott Ave - New Kitchen

3108 Wolcott Ave – New Kitchen

The home features a new kitchen with pass-through, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Also all new:

* Ceramic baths;

* Roof;

* High-efficiency HVAC system;

* Plumbing system;

* Electrical system;

* Windows;

* Doors;

* Flooring;

* Water heater;

* Recessed lighting;

* Crown moulding; and

* Large finished basement.

Plus that lovingly restored exposed brick wall!

New Dining Room - 3108 Wolcott Ave.

New Dining Room – 3108 Wolcott Ave.

Minutes to downtown Baltimore! Call me for more info (443) 924-7418

3108 Wolcott Ave. - New Upstairs Bathroom

3108 Wolcott Ave. – New Upstairs Bathroom

 

SOLD! — 109 Cedar Rd. Severna Park, Md. — $452,500

Johns House Edited

Congratulations John & Julia Murray on the sale of your home in West Severna Park, Md. It’s a beautiful property and you worked very hard to make it stand out. Thanks so much for choosing me as your listing agent!

 

Four Reasons Homebuyers Are Happy This Summer

Home shoppers are finding there’s good reason to breathe a sigh of relief this summer, according to a recent article. Higher inventories, fewer bidding wars and slowing home prices as welcoming signs for buyers this year. So are low borrowing costs.

4 Reasons Why Buyers Should Be Happy

Congratulations Nick & April on the Purchase of Your New Home!

 

Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with Nick Peterson & April Morgan following their new home purchase.

Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with Nick Peterson & April Morgan following their new home purchase.

Congratulations Nick Peterson & April Morgan on the purchase of your new home in Bowie, Md. Thanks for choosing me as your buyer’s agent!