Repeat Buyer

Repeat Buyer

Buying your second (or even fifth) home can be a lot different than buying your first house. Your needs may change or you may be looking for an investment property. Use our guides to buying a new home that fits your specific criteria, and discover the enjoyment of customizing your home search and purchase process.

Advantages of Buying a Home in Spring

Advantages of Buying a Home in Spring

05/10/16

In the spring, as the green buds begin sprouting to liven up the fading winter landscape, so do new homes on the housing market. With spring comes an explosion of new listings as well as the clear, mild weather that motivates us to break out of the winter doldrums and get out there to search for our...
Posted in: Buying Success
How much of a down payment do I really need to buy a home?

How much of a down payment do I really need to buy a home?

03/15/16

A down payment of 20% or more has been the ideal amount to put down on a home for quite some time. It is a robust number that shows financial stability and puts a home buyer in an excellent position for loan approval, affordable monthly payments and immediate equity accrual. If you don’t have ...
What are the most important factors when purchasing a home?

What are the most important factors when purchasing a home?

03/01/16

Purchasing a home is likely to be one of the largest and most exhilarating decisions both financially and emotionally that you will ever make in your lifetime. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of house hunting. Our minds wander with the endless possibilities of how to make the home...
Posted in: Purchasing Power
Is a New Home the Perfect Holiday Gift?

Is a New Home the Perfect Holiday Gift?

12/22/15

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the last-minute scramble for the right gifts for each member of your family; the perfect gift for the entire family could be right down the street. What’s that gift, you ask? Well, it could just be your new home.   Over time, we’ve all accum...
Posted in: Purchasing Power
Meet Our Agent: Rhonda O’Guinn

Meet Our Agent: Rhonda O’Guinn

10/12/15

Choosing only the most experienced and hardworking agents to represent the Creig Northrop Team is one of the ways we earned our recognition as the #1 Real Estate Team in Maryland*. We want agents with excitement and enthusiasm about the industry and who believe in our vision of being the best real e...
Posted in: Agent Profiles
Top 10 Tips on How to Select your Second Home Successfully

Top 10 Tips on How to Select your Second Home Successfully

08/17/15

Once you’ve reached a level of financial comfort, you may want to expand your real estate portfolio and venture into the market for a second home.  Homes are an outstanding investment, especially in the current market where home prices are climbing and interest rates remain low. Whether y...
Posted in: Top Ten
Should you buy a bigger home for your growing family?

Should you buy a bigger home for your growing family?

06/29/15

“Congratulations! It’s a …” whether it’s a boy a girl, one thing is for certain – your family just got a little bigger, which means your apartment or home just got a lot smaller, especially if this isn’t your first child. When the joy of a new addition sett...
Multi-Generational Homes are the New Norm

Multi-Generational Homes are the New Norm

05/04/15

The last time this many Americans were living in multi-generational homes (or homes with multiple generations living under the same roof), most television shows were still black and white. At its lowest point in 1980, a little more than 12% of Americans lived in a multi-generational home. Since 1980...
Investing in the real estate market right now: Smart or Genius?

Investing in the real estate market right now: Smart or Genius?

04/13/15

More than half a decade has passed since the housing crash in 2008, and curious homeowners and renters are ready to explore the market again. For homeowners who were unable to move because their houses lost value, or potential new home buyers who opted to rent rather than commit to an unstable ...

Frequently Asked Questions About the Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit

12/10/09

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has established a tax credit of up to $6,500 for qualified move-up/repeat home buyers (existing home owners) purchasing a principal residence after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010 (or purchased by June 30, 2010 with a bi...

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