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Money Saving Landscaping Tips
A yard with a beautiful landscape is one of the few home investments with a value that increases over the years. Buyers love mature plants and trees, so giving your yard some love ...

Bringing Home Your Tax Return
This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates r...

US News And World Report High School Rankings 2017
How fortunate for us that Maryland is home to many schools ranked among the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools, including 12 with gold medals, 44 with silver medals and 8 with bronze...

4 Things To Know About The March House Report
Low home inventory in February drove home prices up to a record high in the 9-year history of the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Here's what you need to know from the March 2017 e...

Millennials Flock To Low Down Payment Programs
A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend...

Quick Mortgage Update
The spring housing market is off to a solid start!  And for some added good news, the mortgage rates have declined over the past several weeks. The latest numbers from Freddie...

Why Millenials Choose To Buy
My team and I are real estate experts in Montgomery County and the surrounding Metro area. When buying or selling a home, please consider us your resource for all things real estat...

Competition In The Spring Real Estate Market
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year wi...

15014 Homes Sold Yesterday
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consid...

4 Signs Its Time To Call An Agent
While house hunting TV shows tour the neighborhood, close the deal and throw a housewarming party in 30 minutes, real life is not as streamlined. If you're in the process of buying...

Plans For Shady Grove Neighborhood Center
A proposal to develop a mixed use neighborhood consisting of multi family residential, townhouse residential and various commercial uses, including retail, office and hotel use - o...

NEW Property Tax Credit For Seniors And Military Retirees
New Montgomery County property tax bill goes into effect July 1, 2017 On March 7, 2017 the Montgomery County Council passed a bill which will provide a tax credit for people who ar...

Fridays Final Thought
Music And ProductivityIs your Pandora station helping you to focus or is it a background distraction? Experts agree that music can improve your mood and reduce stress, two factors ...

Great Reasons To Buy This Spring
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. You may have heard some of these from us before, but it bears repeating!1. Prices Will Continue...

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ens...

Should I Wait To Buy Since Mortgage Interest Rates Went Up Again
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Nation...

Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward
Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!”  Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory ava...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling Do It Now
That headline might be a little aggressive.  However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling...

Over Half Of All Buyers Are Suprised By Closing Costs
According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.After surveying 1,000 first-...

Where Are The Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surve...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Family Health
The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’  The study confirmed a long-standing belief of m...

Are You 1 Of The 59 Million Planning To Buy This Year
According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million peop...

The Real Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home toda...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Civic Involvement
The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’  The study confirmed a long-standing belief of m...

3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Buy Your Dream Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice.  Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not ...

Today We Celebrate Pizza And Bagels
Yes indeed!  Today is the day to celebrate carbohydrates!  It's both National Pizza Day AND National Bagel Day!  Bad news for those of us that have to watch the carb...

Buyers Are Searching For Your House
The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as exi...

Tips For Making A Successful Offer
So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure y...

No Matter What The Groundhog Says Here Are 5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season...

Home Sales At Highest Pace In 10 Year
Highlights:45 million existing homes were sold in 2016!  This is the highest mark set since 2006.Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 3.6-month supply, the lowest...

You Still Need A Buyers Agent When Buying New Construction
Do you think buying a newly constructed home is easier?  Just pick out your lot, model and floor plan?  Think again. The sales representative will greet you with a smile ...

Mortgage Myths And Why They Shouldnt Hold You Back
With the fluctuations in real estate and the increasing cost of home ownership, many people are entering the market with more trepidation these days. Fortunately, there are a numbe...

Its National Pie Day
It's National  Pie Day!  A day to celebrate and eat pie!  Do you have a favorite.... apple, cherry, pumpkin?  Something fancy, unique and delicious?  Share...

Advise From A Millionaire
Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" because buying ...

If This Is The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home Do It Early
It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The Univer...

You Need A Professional On Your Team When Buying A Home
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to do it on their own. In today's marke...

3 Ways To Make The Mortgage Process Easier
Applying for a Mortgage? There are more than enough details involved in getting a mortgage and moving into your own home that you'll want to know how to make the process as seamles...

What Does The Raised Interest Rate Mean For Housing
You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week... But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future? Many in the housing industry have...

Happy Holidays
The Myers Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season and may the coming year bring you health and happiness.My team and I are real estate expe...

1 Reason To Sell Now
The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by 'supply and demand'.  If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limit...

Youre Still Paying A Mortgage When You Rent
There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living ...

Where Will Home Prices Be In 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surve...

Americans Are On The Move
Some Highlights: For the 4th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity. Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in...

2 New State Blue Ribbon Schools In Montgomery County
Congratulations to the two Montgomery County schools — Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown and Rockville's Farmland Elementary School — that were among the six public...

4 Reason To Buy Your Dream Home This Winter
As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn't be further from the truth! Here are 4 r...

You Can Never Have TMI About PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

Understanding Mortgage Myths And Why They Shouldnt Hold You Back
With the fluctuations in real estate and the increasing cost of home ownership, many people are entering the market with more trepidation these days. Fortunately, there are a numbe...

Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering aroun...

5 Tips To Throw A Fabulous Friendsgiving
Traveling home for the holidays isn't always feasible due to finances, scheduling or any number of other reasons. In recent years it's become a trend for friends who stay in town t...

What The Internet Doesnt Know About Real Estate
According to the National Association of Realtors, 42 percent of homebuyers start their home search online, and 92 percent use the Web during the home search process. While the Int...

The Dangers Of Tight Mortgage Credit Headlines
The availability of mortgage credit is not at the same level that it was during the boom in housing (2005), and that's good news. However, the constant headlines which talk about "...

Thank You To Those Who Serve And Who Have Served On Veterans Day
Today, on Veterans Day , as we say thank you for your service,  many national chains are saying thank you to veterans and active military members by offering freebie...

Dont Forget To Set Your Clocks Back Tonight
Every Hour in the US Housing Market: 633 Homes Sell253 Homes Regain Positive EquityMedian Home Values Go Up $1.43My team and I are real estate experts in Montgomery County and the ...

4 Ways For New Buyers To Set Yourself Up For Success
As one of the largest financial decisions in a person's life, buying a home requires discretion, sensibility and budgeting. The following tips will keep you on the right path as yo...

Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to...

Thinking About A Fixer Upper
Fixer uppers can come with huge price benefits and opportunity, as well as problems.  Make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into before you purchase a home tha...

Buying Is Now Over 37 Percent Cheaper Than Renting
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report  from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 large...

How Many Millennials Are Actually Living With Their Parents
Every day we are pleasantly surprised with the research coming forward regarding the Millennial generation. Whether it was the over-exaggeration of the student debt challenge, the ...

5 Reasons To Sell Your House Now
 Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  Thes...

The 4 Most Common Mortgage Questions Answered
Making the decision to purchase a home is one of the most significant investments most people will make in their life, and this automatically means there are a lot of questions tha...

Have You Put Aside Enough For Closing Costs
There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or move on to their next home. Time after time,...

Lack Of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales
Some Highlights:Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year.A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buyer deman...

4 Tips For Making A Successful Offer
So you've been searching for that perfect house to call a 'home' and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a go...

Happy National Coffee Day
Visit a Krispy Kreme Doughnut store and you will get a free cup of coffee and a free glazed doughnut.To celebrate its 66th birthday, Dunkin' Donuts says it will be selling med...

Dont Underestimate The Importance Of Using An Agent When Selling Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most impo...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now
There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house befor...

Why Getting PreApproval Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace ...

5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and...

The Housing Market Is Doing Just Fine
There are some that think that housing affordability is a challenge. Historically, that's not true. Others think that home prices are approaching bubble values. If we look back ove...

5 Tips To Make Moving With Kids Easier
Sometimes a move is unavoidable, regardless of how much you or your kids' would rather stay in your current home. If your young ones are not looking forward to a change in scenery,...

Why Is There So Much Paperwork To Sign To Get A Mortgage
We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything abo...

Old Millennials Diving Into Homeownership
Some Highlights: 'Old Millennials' are defined as 25-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau. According to NAR's latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of...

2 Mortgage Myths That May Be Holding You Back
Fannie Mae's "What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?"Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when ...

Real Life VS Reality TV
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV 'show hole'*? We've all been there... watching entire seasons of "Love it or L...

Buying Remains 36 Percent Cheaper Than Renting
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metr...

Do You Know The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes
Some Highlights:Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years.The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can aff...

What Does Home Mean To You
No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it's a certain scent or a favorite chair, ...

Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Dont Know The Answers To
Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know the a...

4 Reasons To Buy This Summer
Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider b...


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