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5 02, 2019

Downsizing Your House can make Sense

2019-09-27T17:05:36-04:00February 5th, 2019|Home Buyers, Home Sellers|

Some people can see themselves wanting to purchase a home by the sea, or in a secluded cabin far away from the hustle and bustle of life. Even if you have remodel goals, once the kids have left for college or the time is right, downsizing your home makes a lot of sense. You can take that opportunity to turn [...]

30 01, 2019

Here is simple advice to keep those pipes from bursting during the cold winter months

2019-09-27T17:05:36-04:00January 30th, 2019|Home Sellers, Renters|

How do you prevent pipes bursting in winter inside your home? When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting skyrockets. Did you know burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause unwanted costs in water damage. The pipes most at risk are those in unheated interior spaces [...]

10 10, 2018

Whether you are a Buyer or Seller these factors will affect you

2020-03-31T11:32:50-04:00October 10th, 2018|Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Uncategorized|

There are many things buyers and sellers should consider when looking to buy or sell a home. Location, why you want to buy or sell, and help you along your journey are some examples. When it comes to today’s real estate market, the top two factors to consider include Interest Rates and Inventory. Interest Rates in Today's Real Estate Market [...]

8 10, 2018

Increase in 10-Year Yields are hurting our Financial System

2020-03-31T11:32:21-04:00October 8th, 2018|Market News|

The short term interest rate increases from the FED are affecting our Personal Finances. The recent spike in the yield of the 10-year Treasury note to 3.25% is the highest level since the Spring 2011. You can expect your borrowing costs and investment accounts to be affected.  The yield on the key U.S government bond influences everything from fixed-rate mortgages to [...]

5 10, 2018

Make Plans now for the Community Partnership Night on October 16th

2019-09-27T17:05:36-04:00October 5th, 2018|Market News|

Set the date for a great cause coming later this month! Cafe Mezzanotte is sponsoring the Community Partnership Night for Services from the Heart, which is a BackPack Buddies Program. Last month we were able to raise $980 from donations from our wonderful clients! We spent time at the Severna Park Community Center packing food and helping prepare weekend meals [...]

4 10, 2018

Fall 2018 Home Makeover Guide

2019-09-27T17:05:36-04:00October 4th, 2018|Staging|

Its that time of year again! Leaves begin to change colors, the temperature comes down to a "normal" degree and decorating for all of these holidays begins. Not only is Fall a refreshing time of year, but it's a great time to give your home a makeover. Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Stahley Thompson Homes. We [...]

18 09, 2018

IKEA Marks 75th Anniversary with its Vintage Collection

2020-03-26T11:39:06-04:00September 18th, 2018|Staging|

When Ikea opened its first retail store in Älmhult, Sweden, in 1958, it launched with stellar items like the Ganget armchair, a circular wicker seat and a spindly floor lamp with elongated cotton lamp shades. At the time, Ikea’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, was trying to design “modern” furniture that evoked an optimistic future. Now those once futuristic designs are available [...]

16 09, 2018

Want to sell your House? Here are 7 things to avoid.

2020-03-26T11:38:25-04:00September 16th, 2018|Home Sellers|

If you’re planning on selling your house, you want to have it sold as soon as possible. Here are 10 frequent issues we see that homeowners must avoid to sell fast - and get the best possible price.   Remember Curb Appeal Importance Don’t underestimate the impact of a first impression on a potential buyer's offer on your home. A well [...]

30 08, 2018

The recent drop in rates is not Helping the Mortgage Business

2020-03-31T11:32:33-04:00August 30th, 2018|Market News|

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, total mortgage application volume decreased 1.7 percent last week, leaving volume was 15 percent lower that a year ago. We had hoped that the drop in mortgage rates should have given a little life to the mortgage business, but it did not. The weekending is aggravating potential home-buyers, and it is taking a real chunk [...]