Lorrie Geiss' Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
Is Your Home's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Traveling to Maine? Here's What You Must See
Photo by J. Lynne Hardesty via PixabayThe little state of Maine draws thousands of travelers each year. If you’re among those who are making the trek to this popular travel destination, you may feel overwhelmed by the plethora of things to see and do. If your time is limited, here are a few things you simply must see...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Develop Raw Land Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Know When It's Time to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property
Photo by fran hogan on Unsplash If you’re a homeowner considering selling your home as an investment property, timing is important. From a financial perspective, just as you probably bought strategically, you want to sell strategically too. The trick is knowing when the right time arrives. Here are four common metrics people use to determine when it's time...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
What does Live-Work Space Mean?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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Posted on 06/28/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay It’s part of the American DNA to want to own a home. It can be your immense joy or become a nightmare if you don’t avoid some of these first-time buyer lapses in judgment. What to Avoid Overbuying. The mantra used to be “buy the biggest house you can afford.” After all...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
1 Shaston Court, Cockeysville, MD 21030 now has a new price of $399,500!
It is often said "Home is where the heart is" and you will certainly see evidence of that in this beautifully maintained one owner home. Court location!! Spacious and Bright rooms welcome you in. Updated kitchen and baths are just a few of the many amenities in this home. A wonderful family room with cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Freshly painted lower level. Siding, Roof and windows were replaced in 2017 - deck in 2018. Easy to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Should You Negotiate with a Homebuyer?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, you should be open to negotiating with a homebuyer. Because if you communicate with a property buyer, you may increase your chances of enjoying a quick, successful home selling experience. There is no need to stress about a home negotiation. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Methods of Holding Property
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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