Real Estate and Buying Tips from Our Local Experts

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By Shirley Lucas on

2021 is my 50th year of being licensed real estate in Florida. Yes you read that correctly and it was not a typo, 50 years, in Florida real estate. My husband, Chad, is the Broker for Global Realty LLC, a commercial brokerage office. In addition to the full real estate...

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

By Sharad Gupta on

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive...

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By Betsy Brooks on

If you are interested in Buying or Selling a home in Pasadena, Maryland or any surrounding counties! We am here to help! As a member of The Hulsman Group our achievements in Real Estate can be attributed to two simple facts - We love our work & thrive on the...

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

By Sharad Gupta on

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no...

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

By Sharad Gupta on

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates...

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What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

By Sharad Gupta on

According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments...

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How to buy a home in a multiple offer situation

By Troy Krabbenhoft on

Fighting multiple offers on a house can be a nightmare for buyers: It basically means that you’ve found your dream home, but everyone else also wants it. Unless you go to the mat and really play your cards right, this place could easily slip through your fingers. That’s why it’s critical to put your best...

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Most Pandemic Buyers Happy with Their New Homes

By Charles Gardner on

The news seems to be filled these days with tearful tales of folks who bought homes for well over the asking price—some sight unseen—during the coronavirus pandemic. They lament that they bought these properties at the height of the real estate market, often spending more than they planned, and didn’t...

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

By Sharad Gupta on

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large...

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