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26 10, 2020

It’s a Seller’s Market – Here’s What That Means for You

2020-10-26T10:20:47-04:00October 26th, 2020|The Insider|

For much of the last decade, the real estate market has been underperforming. Over the course of the past few years, though, there’s been quite the turnaround, to the point where in many parts of the country are experiencing better market conditions. If you've browsed through Anne Arundel County home listings, you might have noticed something. There aren't many listings [...]

21 10, 2020

Thinking of Buying a Waterfront Home? Read This First

2020-10-21T13:29:12-04:00October 21st, 2020|The Insider|

As the home-buying season transitions into the fall market, prospective homeowners thinking of buying a waterfront home should ask certain questions before submitting an offer. Anne Arundel County has a unique geography compared to other waterfront markets. Annapolis, Severna Park, Edgewater, and similar cities are located on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Over the past year, we have seen [...]

15 10, 2020

Why your new waterfront home should be in Annapolis, Maryland

2020-10-15T18:16:31-04:00October 15th, 2020|The Insider|

We may be a bit biased, but the capital of Maryland has always been one of the most desirable communities in the state. Annapolis is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Annapolis is diverse in its culture, history, and activities. There are job opportunities in and around the city including government positions less than 20 minutes [...]

22 09, 2020

What is an adverse market fee when refinancing your mortgage?

2020-09-22T13:14:59-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Real Estate, The Insider|

With rates at record lows, you may be considering about refinancing your mortgage. However, be aware that it could be a more expensive transaction. Effective on December 1st, a 0.5% adverse market fee will be imposed on lenders by mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Many experts are suggesting that homeowners are going to absorb at least some of [...]

4 10, 2018

Fall 2018 Annapolis Home Makeover Guide

2020-09-24T13:56:24-04:00October 4th, 2018|The Insider|

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

2020-09-24T14:02:31-04:00September 18th, 2018|The Insider|

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 lampshades. 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 again, [...]