Clear Spring Market Insider

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month for another edition of Market Insider! This week I’m featuring the lovely town of Clear Spring, MD. If you happen to be buying or selling a home here, you might want to take a quick read at this!

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The number of active listings in Clear Spring dropped by 5.3% from the previous month. The percent of unoccupied properties is -8.5% below the national average.The median listing price for homes in this area is $229,950.

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Median household income in Clear Spring is $62,150 with 53 households earning between $35,000 to $40,000 annually.

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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
39%
Married
2,034
Number of Homes
745
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 Front Royal, 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.

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

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Frederick Market Insider

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month for another edition of Market Insider! This week I’m featuring the lovely town of Frederick, MD. If you happen to be buying or selling a home here, you might want to take a quick read at this!

Homes for sale in Frederick, MD

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The number of active listings in Frederick dropped by 4.7% from the previous month.

Understand the difference between “listing prices” (what sellers are asking for) and “sold prices” (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you’ll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. (Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated.)

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Median household income is $75,004 with 494 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
32%
Married
14,862
Number of Homes
4,261
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.

Homes for sale in Frederick, MD

If you’d like to read more statistics on the current housing market in Frederick, 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!

Sharpsburg Market Insider

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month for another edition of Market Insider! This week I’m featuring the lovely town of Sharpsburg, MD. If you happen to be buying or selling a home here, you might want to take a quick read at this!

Homes for sale in Sharpsburg, MD

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The number of active listings in Sharpsburg increased by 22.7% from the previous month. The percent of owner occupied properties in this area is 12.71% above the national average. The median listing price for Sharpsburg is $249,900.

Understand the difference between “listing prices” (what sellers are asking for) and “sold prices” (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you’ll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. (Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated.)

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Median household income in Sharpsburg is $64,646 with 65 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
50%
Married
1,541
Number of Homes
518
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.

Homes for sale in Sharpsburg, MD

If you’d like to read more statistics on the current housing market in Falling Waters, 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.

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

What to Plant in May

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! How did you spend Memorial Day? It’s always great to be able to spend time and relax with loved ones while appreciating the beautiful outdoors this spring.

Speaking of the season, May is one of the best months to grow flowers! If you’re not into gardening, why not take up this fun and productive pastime to add some curb appeal to your home? For all you beginners out there, here’s a list of flowers you can plant this month, especially if you’re in the Mid-Atlantic region like I am!

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Here are the Top Ten crops for Mid-Atlantic gardens, followed by other recommended crops, as rated in our National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops. (The criteria for selection include ease of culture, efficient use of garden space and time, ease of storage and desirability at the table.) The recommended crops are sorted by plant family to help you plan rotations so that the same plant families are not grown consecutively in the same area, as much as possible.

Top 10 Crops: Mid-Atlantic Region

 1. Slicing tomato
2. Sweet pepper
3. Cherry tomato
4. Pole snap bean
5. Bush snap bean
6. Garlic
7. Potato
8. Snow/snap pea
9. Summer squash
10. Bulb onion

Other vegetables such as carrots, corn, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin and radish can be planted during May as well. For herbs, cilantro, dill, fennel, and parsley can be planted this month.

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family:  Broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi
Cucumber family:  Cucumber, winter squash
Leafy greens: Arugula, chard, lettuce, mache, mustard (all types), bok choi, sorrel, spinach
Legumes:  Asparagus/yard-long bean, bush lima bean, dry soup bean, edamame, peas (all types
Root crops:  Parsnip, radish, rutabaga, shallot, sunchoke, turnip
Tomato family:  Eggplant, peppers (all types), tomato (all types)
Miscellaneous:  Asparagus, leek, okra, scallions, sweet corn

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For more details/information, feel free to check out the rest of the article here.

See you all in June, 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!