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Gary S. Williams: Do all your homework before deciding to buy a house

Home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. But before you start looking, there are a number of things you need to consider. First, you should determine what your needs are and whether owning your own home will meet ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Marketing in Real Estate

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Real Estate Weekly – 7/22/11: Walmart Supercenter slated for Denton

Hotel planned for Maple Lawn Two local real estate development companies, St. John Properties Inc. and Greenebaum and Rose Associates, announced plans to construct a new, full-service hotel at Maple Lawn, a 600-acre, mixed-use community in Howard County. The hotel ...

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Home sales on pace for worst showing in 14 years

WASHINGTON — Halfway through 2011, people are buying homes at the weakest pace in 14 years. Sales of previously occupied homes fell in June for a third straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.77 million homes, the ...

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Home construction jumps in June but overall outlook remains bleak

WASHINGTON — Builders broke ground on more single-family homes and apartments in June, helping the battered construction industry gain a little life after a dismal spring. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 629,000 ...

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Wells Fargo turns to cost cuts as recovery stalls

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest mortgage lender is turning to cost-cutting as the economy sputters and the grinding housing slump means waning profits from new mortgages. Wells Fargo & Co. on Tuesday posted a 30 percent leap in second-quarter ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Foreclosure and Short Sale Update

In many parts of Maryland, the housing market is beginning to heal. Especially for the perimeter of Washington, D.C., popular benchmarks like the Case-Shiller Home Price Index have shown consistent improvement for some time now. The D.C. area continues to ...

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Maryland foreclosures fall, but news isn’t good

Foreclosures on Maryland properties in the first half of this year fell more than 68 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2010, an extreme example of a nationwide trend, foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. But the decline, ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Buying vs. renting

These days, many people think that renting might be a better deal than making the leap to home ownership. Much of the decision can rest on your current financial condition and overall ability to buy. For some, a poor credit ...

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Editorial: Fast Track offers hope

The O’Malley administration took a much-needed step last week when the governor unveiled a streamlined state approval process for development projects that will generate large numbers of jobs. But a lack of specifics accompanying the announcement left unanswered questions about ...

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