FIVE TIPS TO WHIP YOUR FINANCES INTO SHAPE

It’s a new year, so that means a new you. Isn’t that the high hope that most of us set during this time of year? Whether your focus is on improving your health, finances or even picking up a new hobby in 2016, if you’ve already set the goal, you’re one step closer to achieving…

The Hot List of Home Features for 2016

Did you ever wonder what home features are all the rage, what the up-and-coming are, and whats heading out the door? Well, Realtor.com®‘s data team recently sifted through their millions of listings to find out what features are highlighted in listing descriptions over the past five years. Check out the 20 features that are most often promoted in listings: Fireplace Wood Flooring Carpeting…

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

1. Meet with a sales associate. Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?   2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Why Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage? How Much Home Can I Afford? Mortgage Approval and Student Loans   3. Search for your first home. My HomeFinder Listing Status   4. Find your home…

8 Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Agent

  1. Education and Experience You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. A real estate professional is the manager of your home buying process. They are aware of your concerns, needs and priorities. They are up-to-date on the latest regulations and…

Happy Father’s Day!

Homesale Realty would like to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers! Have a wonderful day! AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Homesale Realty Family. The Homesale Family of Companies is the leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Maryland, South…

Neighborhood Spotlight – Westminster, MD

Thinking about moving? Carroll County, Maryland has a diverse selection of neighborhoods and locations to choose from. Located at the seat of Carroll County is Westminster. Westminster, Maryland, provides a balanced quality of life and well-established neighborhoods. Westminster real estate is a popular choice among home buyers due to the town’s active community and year round family-fun events….

Closing the door on 2014

Yesterday, S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices. The index tracks home prices nationwide and in 20 major cities. There are two composites conducted; 10-City and 20-City. Both of the composites saw year-over-year declines in October compared to September. The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers…

7 Things to Avoid Before Purchasing a Home

  If you have been approved for a mortgage for your next home, you might be assuming you can breathe easy now and concentrate on packing. Not quite yet though. While most of your hard work of building a good credit profile and gathering savings for a down payment and closing costs is behind you, it’s important to…

Considering a Vacation Home?

Purchasing a vacation home can be very rewarding – both personally and financially! Many look at vacation homes for entertaining purposes, while others simply want a home-away-from-home for annual family trips, or even a home that can be passed from generation-to-generation. Whatever your reason may be, there are several things to carefully consider before taking…

Prep Your Home for Vacation

Before you head out the door to your favorite summer vacation spot, take a few minutes to run through this checklist and prep your home before you leave; it could make your return just a little bit sweeter. Light it up – the kitchen (usually in the rear of the home) is a favorite break-in…