Bowie MD homes for sale

Renters up against ballooning costs in sought-after cities have steadily spread outward for rent relief—but now, costs are climbing in areas outside of cities, too. In fact, according to a recently released report by Zillow, rent appreciation is accelerating faster in suburban areas than urban ones, with the median rental cost in suburban areas up 2.5 percent year-over-year, while the median rental cost in urban areas is up 2.3 percent. “Because walkable urban centers close to amenitie

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First-Time Homebuyers Shell Out More for Upgrades  

While first-time homebuyers are facing certain challenges entering the housing market, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending on upgrades to the homes they end up owning. According to a recent report by Houzz, first-time homebuyers in 2016 dropped more than ever on renovations, spending an average $33,800. Homeowners overall spent an average $60,400. First-time homebuyers aren’t starting with small changes, either—in fact, many have taken on remodeling four rooms at once, including

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Home-Buying Confidence Springs Back  

Confidence in home-buying is springing back, with more buyers optimistic about their ability to move off the fence and into the market, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for April. The HPSI bounced back 2.2 percentage points to 86.7 last month, up from 84.5 in March. Those surveyed for the Index who reported it being “a good time to buy a house” climbed 5 percentage points to 35 percent—but those who reported it being “a good time to

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Mortgage Rates Stay Within Range  

Mortgage rates stayed within the 4 percent range this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 4.05 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®.) Rates rose above 4 percent following the presidential election in November, and have fluctuated since. The 15-year, fixed rate, at the same time, averaged 3.29 percent, up from 3.27 percent the week prior, while the 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate averaged 3.14 percent, up from

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Grambills MD Homes for Sale

Now that Labor Day is long gone, it’s truly time to get into the heart of the fall season. And if you’re trying to put your Gambrills MD home for sale in  this autumn, you’ve got to realize that it’s a very competitive time of year in Anne Arundel County. You have put a lot of love and a great deal of care into your house, and prospective buyers should be able to tell that you’ve treated your home like a member of the family. But as you move on to the next phase in your life, it’s

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Crofton MD homes for sale

The crisp, cool fall weather signals the start of another school year, and for many parents in the region, it means sending a son or daughter off to college. Thankfully, this part of the country is extraordinarily fortunate to have a number of excellent colleges and universities located within very close proximity. People who own homes in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas value education highly, which is one of the reasons why it’s such a wonderful place to live. However, making th

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Experience the Magic of Autumn in Anne Arundel County  

When people think late of October and the onset of autumn, they envision colorful leaves, cool yet comfortable temperatures, pumpkin patches and Halloween happenings, but this idealized picture of the fall season isn’t a reality in most places. However, as a new homeowner in Anne Arundel County, you will realize quickly that you’ve landed in a postcard setting that offers all of the wonderful aspects of this special time of year. The leaves on the trees are reaching peak color and busin

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Bowie MD homes for sale

When autumn comes, it arrives carrying a number of well-known characteristics in its arms. The temperatures drop to become much more comfortable and cozy. The leaves on the trees change from green to the familiar oranges, yellows and reds, and kids are back in school. One of the other key signifiers of fall is the kickoff of the NFL football season, and for residents of Anne Arundel County, two teams dominate -- the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins. The I-95 Football Rivalry Ar

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