Navigating the Annapolis Real Estate Market. Topics include what’s driving the market, factors affecting the price of your home, and market news.

2 04, 2020

Kicking the Can Down the Road is not as good as it sounds

2020-04-02T14:02:22-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Real Estate, Renters|

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and several leading groups are saying the $2 trillion stimulus package President Trump signed into law to bolster the economy doesn’t do enough for our industry. Indeed, the plan offers some relief to real estate, though the cash payments to individuals and a boost in unemployment insurance could (in theory) help ease some economic [...]

31 03, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Maryland Real Estate and Showings

2020-03-31T12:11:47-04:00March 31st, 2020|Annapolis Homes, Real Estate|

Nobody knows how the impact of COVID-19 on Maryland Real Estate and Showings will impact the real estate market over the next few months because we don’t know what the real impact of the virus will be on public health and markets. According to the POTUS, it could disappear one day - and according to others, we could face a [...]

30 03, 2020

The Coronavirus effect on Anne Arundel and Annapolis Real Estate

2020-04-02T14:01:50-04:00March 30th, 2020|Real Estate|

The Anne Arundel County home-buying season usually coincides with the arrival of spring. This year, however, spring is coming alongside a virus circling the globe. The Coronavirus effect on Anne Arundel and Annapolis Real Estate has just started to show.home-buying season usually coincides with the arrival of spring. This year, however, spring is coming alongside a virus circling the globe. [...]

27 03, 2020

Record of 3.28 million people file for unemployment – what does this mean for the Real Estate Market?

2020-03-31T11:31:55-04:00March 27th, 2020|Real Estate|

When Goldman Sachs recently predicted that 2.25 million people would file for unemployment last week, it made headlines nationwide - which obliterated the previous weekly record that has stood since 1982. But the actual figure is much worse than Goldman Sachs predicted. According to the Department of Labor, nearly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment in the week ending March [...]

27 03, 2020

5 Questions about the state of the mortgage market

2020-03-27T14:24:58-04:00March 27th, 2020|Real Estate|

At the beginning of 2020, low-interest rates and strong job growth contributed to a steady climb in consumer-purchasing power, which led to an uptick in both refinance and purchase demand. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly spread in March, many of the nation’s consumers were either forced to work remotely or not at all, as the incredibly infectious disease forced [...]

25 03, 2020

OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

2020-09-24T13:59:34-04:00March 25th, 2020|Real Estate|

The COVID-19 health crisis is presenting challenges that are unprecedented in our lifetime. Our thoughts and well wishes are with everyone affected by COVID-19. At Stahley Thompson Homes we have been carefully evaluating the situation, following the guidance of public health officials and listening to news reports from around the world. The safety of our clients and agents is our [...]

25 03, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts On Real Estate and Statistics that will surprise you

2020-03-25T12:47:40-04:00March 25th, 2020|Annapolis Homes, Real Estate|

The real estate industry is constantly changing, both in terms of residential and commercial. Now add the current state of the Corona Virus and you have an industry that is very unsettled right now. Knowing the latest real estate statistics (as of February 2020) is a great way to better position yourself for success as the industry attempts to get [...]

8 10, 2018

Increase in 10-Year Yields are hurting our Financial System

2020-09-24T14:01:52-04:00October 8th, 2018|Real Estate|

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|Real Estate|

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 [...]

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