Great Cacapon Market Insider

Great Friday, everyone! May is only a few days away! It’s really crazy how time flies by so fast! Anywho, before I leave you guys to enjoy your weekend it’s that time of the month for our Market Insider edition. This week I’m featuring the small town of Great Cacapon in West Virginia, so if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in this area, I hope you find this information helpful somehow!

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The median list price in April for single family homes in Great Cacapon is $170,000. The list prices dropped by -1.44% from the previous month.

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Median household income in Great Cacapon is $32,082 with 61 households earning between $35,000 to $40,000 annually. Income levels are listed along the left side of the chart, and the number of households are displayed along the bottom.

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The Crime Risk Index compares the likelihood of different crimes happening within this community to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 100. A score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk.

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Median Age
44%
Married
784
Number of Homes
217
Homes with Children

The above data was gathered from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions.

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If you’d like to read more statistics on the current housing market in Great Cacapon, visit my website here. You can find more information on it such as local schools, a list of establishments (categorized and searchable by map), and you can even compare areas/neighborhoods according to zip code. It can really provide you with a thorough insight so you have a better idea of the community you want to move into.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Home Alone (in Buying a Home)?

Hey guys! Hope you all had a good weekend! As a real estate agent blogger I’ve discussed a lot about the home buying process, but today I will shed the spotlight on single home buyers who are wary of purchasing a house all by themselves. Compared to the majority of buyers with families, single home buyers are definitely smaller in numbers. To those of you who fall under this category, here are some quick tips that will hopefully help you in the home buying process.

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Interestingly enough, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012, twice as many single women bought homes than single men. Of course, there are pros and cons in buying a home by yourself.

1. Master of your own domain. Naturally, you get to have full control of everything. The look of the house, the neighborhood… all of it gets to be decided by you.

2. Getting a mortgage. Studies show that it’s more challenging for single buyers to qualify for a mortgage compared to couples. Of course, it can also depend on the state of the economy, but one positive thing to qualifying alone is that you have no chances of being dragged down by a partner’s credit score, debt, or loan.

3. Basking in triumph. Simply put, it’s more rewarding realizing you managed to bought a home all by yourself.

4. Financial concerns. Unless you happen to be well-off, it’s clearly more challenging to purchase a home with only your funds. A partner could definitely help in shouldering the financial responsibilities.

5. Giving off the wrong vibe. Some might consider being a single homeowner as a sign that you are too settled. Also, while you may be single now, you might also consider having a spouse and children in the future, affecting the choices you make in choosing the right home at the right time.

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These are just some points to consider if you are thinking of buying a home by yourself. To read the rest of the article, check it out here.

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

Changing Color Catalogues!

Awesome Friday, everyone! It’s the last day of the work week again before we know it! Today I’m back with some interior design tips on one of my more popular topics: color. And I won’t just be focusing on one aspect of the house! If you want a full makeover for your home, you don’t even have to buy furniture! As I always say time and time again, colors are limitless and will help you in achieving a new look for less!

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1. Bedroom
To give your bedroom a sleek, contemporary feel, try a combination of a dark neutral shade such as slate gray and a bright color like lemon yellow. This way the yellow is not overwhelming nor painful to the eye because the gray balances it out. It also helps make the lighter color pop out in a tasteful fashion. It’s a subtle way to give any room personality!

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2. Living Room
Give your living room a warm, countryside feel with greens and browns. Not only does it make everything feel cozy and comfortable, the citrus green also brings a refreshing mood to the room. Also, greens and browns give a natural, earthy vibe that will make anyone feel right at home.

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3. Bathroom
Bathrooms no longer need to have a cold, clinical feel to them if you consider using the palettes above, which is a combination of peach, bronze, and white. Different from blues and greens often used in bathrooms, bringing a subtle shade of orange or gold to your bathroom will give it a warm, glowing feel, as if you were just soaking in a hot tub!

There are numerous other color ideas for other rooms of the house. Feel free to check out the rest of the article here.

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Hope this inspires or helps you in your quest for home remodeling! Have a great weekend, everyone!

The Most Expensive Homes in Maryland!

Hey everyone! How’s your week going so far? I’m back with my Most Expensive Homes series and this week I’m featuring the fanciest properties in Maryland! Let’s take a look at the homes of the rich and famous in the Old Line State, shall we?

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Currently, the third most expensive property in Maryland is 10501 Chapel Rd in Potomac, MD. Constructed in 2009, this estate is priced at $10,000,000, where you’re free to roam around 25,000 square feet of land. With 9 beds and 16 bathrooms, you’ll be living in the suburbs of Washington DC and pampered with the latest state-of-the-art amenities and classic architectural design. With its own pool, sauna, and elevator, you’ll receive nothing but fancy treatment here!

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#2 on the list is 938 Old County Rd in Severna Park, MD. You can have this 10-bedroom, 17-bath home for $19,500,000! Stretching to over 20 acres, this property has the feel of a warm, inviting home with the grandeur of an estate. The main residence includes a library, fitness room, home theater, wine cellar, elevator and two 3-car garages. Many parts of the home use materials all the way from France, some even dating back to the 18th century! Fancy that!

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And the one that takes the cake is an undisclosed address in Annapolis, MD! Priced at a jaw-dropping $32,000,000, this 10-bed 15-bath home is currently the most expensive home in all of Maryland. It was formerly a monastery, but today it’s a residence with its own ballroom, conservatory, a 60-foot infinity edge pool, a private boat dock and even a secret vault! Sounds like something out of a James Bond movie!

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To check out the top 10 most expensive homes in MD, feel free to browse through the rest of the list here.

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

So You Want To Buy A Home In A Year?

Great Friday, guys! The weekend is in sight! Any plans with friends or family? Before we say goodbye to this week I’m dropping by to give some tips if you’re a home buyer who wants to secure a house within a year.

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I won’t bombard you with details, but here’s a quick rundown of the things you might want to accomplish each month if you want to stick close to your one-year deadline.

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1. March. Review your credit report and build and enhance your credit.
2. April. Ask yourself the following questions: What’s your income? How much savings do you have? Assess your needs and see if you prequalify for a mortgage and pick one best suited for you.
3. May. Consider transportation options. How are the schools rated? What amenities do you want?
4. June. Check out neighborhoods where you would like to live. What properties are available that fit your wants and needs? Review the market’s “price supports” — jobs, schools, shopping.
5. July. Find an experienced agent you trust. Discuss market conditions. Check out neighborhoods. Discuss your timeline. Discuss what type of property you want to buy. Determine whether you can afford what you want in that neighborhood.
6. August. Research other professionals such as lawyers, home inspectors, and insurers that will help you in the home buying process.
7. September. Organize your paperwork. This means tax forms, asset and income statements, and so on.
8. October. Mortgage? Search for local lenders to start the preapproval process.
9. November. Get your contracts drawn up. Finalize and complete your mortgage-related paperwork.
10. December. Review your lease and give proper notice to your landlord. Review your utility service. Will you move yourself or hire a professional? Research moving (and possibly storage) costs.
11. January. Pack and prepare for your arrival in your new place. Consider the following: What’s your closing date? Can you move right in or will there be a delay between moving out and moving in? Check utilities. There may be no lights, heat, phone or cable when you move in.
12. February. Have a contingency plan. Don’t leave yourself without any options. Don’t leave yourself financially strapped if things don’t go according to plan.

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Having a monthly breakdown of things to do lessens the stress and burden of what is usually a hectic process. This also maximizes efficiency and gives you the chance to be sure of your decisions. Nobody wants last-minute decisions and mistakes, right?

For a more detailed breakdown, feel free to check out the rest of the article here.

Have a great weekend, guys!