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5331 Chesapeake Rd Hyattsville, MD 20781 Fernando Herboso Listing Agent 301-246-0001

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands, Kentlands Ridge
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11893 CHESTNUT BRANCH WAY in Clarksburg MD

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands, Kentlands Ridge

11893 CHESTNUT BRANCH WAY,

CLARKSBURG, MD 20871



This extraordinary, (almost) new, 5 bedroom 4.5 bath luxury home features warmth throughout..model condition, extensively decorated with custom blinds and window treatments.

Large kitchen island, spacious, upgraded and tastefully decorated with lots of extras

Beautiful custom built home with hard wood floors , white picket fence with upgrades galore including over $10K in exterior upgrades landscaping features like privacy trees and finished patio with pergola.
This home has over 4300 sq feet of finished living space included finished basement with high ceilings, separatebedroom and full bath.

Walk to Harris Teeter and other nearby stores and restaurants. Available now…

You’ll enjoy easy access to I-270, Ridge Road, Minutes away to future Outlet Center and surrounded by 5 different parks featuring Little Bennet Regional and Black Hill Parks.

For a private showing call 301-246-0001

http://www.reallynicehomes.com/11893-chestnut-branch-way-clarksburg-md-20871/

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9612 Greenel Rd in Damascus MD | Custom Home

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands, Kentlands Ridge

Property Description

 

9612 GREENEL RD, DAMASCUS, MD   20872

 

Living in this beautiful home will bring an spirited lifestyle not equal anywhere in Montgomery County Maryland

This spacious high-quality, custom built home built in the southern  part of Damascus in 1999. Conveniently located amidst open features in County View subdivision where expansive homes are appreciated by it’s openness,  green land and pride in home ownership.
 
 
This luxurious  five-bedroom- 4 and a half baths is conveniently accessed by using Route 124 with direct connection to the northern part of Gaithersburg .
It’s open floor plan with high ceilings, a large living/dining space, and an efficient kitchen that includes all newer appliances and a sub-zero refrigerator. One spacious bedroom and full bath on the ground level basement. Lots of windows facing private green areas and surrounded by a park-like setting that includes over 100 bushes and trees landscaped professionally to obtain the beauty of nature around this impeccable house.
Other desirable features include 4 spacious bathrooms upstairs, plenty of storage, a separate utility room and a deck offering a private view of an expansive land surrounded by  beautiful trees.
 

A convenient bar located on the bottom floor with access to a relaxing patio and deck. Central vacuum system, a custom shower in Master Bath, Canadian hardwood floors, a hand-carved mantle in the fireplace adorning a two story family room. Fresh pain throughout most parts of the house, new front portico, play area, outside storage area and much much more extras and amenities and surprises waiting for you…
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
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When First Time Home Buyers Feel Intimidated. .

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands

When First Time Home Buyers Feel Intimidated. .

There are very few instances in ones life that is as important as buying your first home. 
You don’t have to do it alone, there are real estate professionals willing to help you achieve this dream. 
Just be sure that you are motivated to be a homeowner and hire an agent whom you feel comfortable with.
 
Remember, when you are buying a home, the seller has their own agent representing them….you need a buyer’s agent to represent your best interests when buying a home
 
A first time home buyer is defined as an individual, who has not had an ownership interest in a home prior and has little or no experience in the home buying process
The National Board of Realtors advice to these buyers is to take your time and not rush. There are lots of steps and you need professional help.
 
One of the first steps to being a first time home buyer is to get their financial house in order, your Real Estate Agent will help you make sure your credit scores are compliant with all the new mortgage lending guidelines. You need a mortgage loan and that is the first focus in the home buying process. 
 
You need to be aware that the actual cost of buying home is usually much higher than the cost of the home itself, as it includes taxes, interest, and closing costs etc. 
But one thing you should not pay is your own Real Estate Agent, they are paid from the commissions offered by the seller. 
 
In general, the purchase of any real estate is contingent upon the contract price being at or below a fair market value determined by an appraisal. 
This will assure you that you will not overpay a penny over what the house is worth. 
Your lender send a third party appraiser to make sure the sales price in your contract is exactly what the house is worth or MORE.  
 
What happens if the house is valued less than the purchase price previously agreed with the seller? 
In this case the lender will not fund the loan to you. If the house’s value is less than what your contract with the seller says..the lender will not give you a loan and subsequently  there will be no sale. 
 
The seller then will have to reconsider and they have the option to drop the price to the appraised value of dispute it by using another appraiser
This is when your real estate agent comes handy…to protect your best interests and advice you accordingly. 
 
 

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301-246-0001

 

Originally published http://www.reallynicehomes.com/blog/when-first-time-home-buyers-feel-intimidated/

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HELP My House is Not Selling in Gaithersburg – Home Not Selling Forum

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands

HELP My House is Not Selling

What To Do When Your House Don’t Sell

Here’s a list of important facts we gather from homes that did not sell.

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Q & A

What to Do When Your House Doesn’t Sell? 

  • Q: “Should I drop my price and re-list it with my agent once again? A :Often the reason a home doesn’t sell is because it wasn’t properly positioned to attract to the maximum number of buyers. Your house needs to be in “POSITION TO SELL”. So what is the solution? I understand your past agent may be a good agent, but should you considered allowing someone to give you a second opinion on the marketing of your home?  What would your agent do different the second time around?  (see answer “Home Not Selling Forum”)
  • Q: “We had several showings, but not one offer. What are we doing wrong? A:There’s many reason for this. One of them could be that you as a seller like to follow potential buyers around the house to tell them everything that’s great about your place. Don’t be a HOME SELLER KILLER! that’s what your agent is supposed to do for you. All communications should be between your agent and the buyers.  It can also be your price, then you are helping your competition sell their homes instead of selling yours. Is your house cluttered full of stuff, vacation pictures and mug collections? Is your house clean? How is your curb appeal? Is the Internet description of your house matching the actual condition of the house?(see answer “Home Not Selling Forum”)
  • Q:”Should I take it off the market, remodel my kitchen with granite counters and put it back for sale?  A:  It depends, Your best bet is to figure out where you stand by taking stock of your home, what needs repairs, what’s the current market, and nearby sales activity. The answers to this will give you a clearer answer if you should repair your house or not. Is all about the return on investment. (ROI) If you spend $5000 for a new kitchen, can you sell your house for $10,000 more? Are nearby sales supportive in raising your price $10,000 more? You need guidance and a complete assessment before you spend $20,000 to only sell it for $10,000 more.(see answer “Home Not Selling Forum”)

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original article here: Help My House is Not Selling 

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Should You Buy a House Now…or Later This Year? Maryland Real Estate

Author: Fernando Herboso / Category: Gaithersburg Kentlands, Kentlands Ridge

Ask the tiger of real estate

 

from: http://www.reallynicehomes.com/blog/should-you-buy-house-now-or-later-year/

 

 

Q: My wife and I are having a discussion. She says we should buy a house now and I really think that we should wait for later on the year to buy and see if prices get cheaper… Who is right? Do you think prices will come down? 

 

A: A great question to ask and congratulations my friend…you have a very smart wife!

Aside the fact that the decision to buy a home should be timed based on your needs and not the market, let me give you an explanation of what we are expecting on prices this year.

A recent post from Keepingcurrentmatters.com indicated the cost vs price difference in housing for 2015 to be higher at the last quarter of 2015.

This is a little hard to understand from a buyers point of view, specially if you are not a regular follower of real estate market statistics…

But here’s a brief explanation what this means for you:

Should I buy a house in the first quarter of 2015?

or 

Should I buy a house in the last quarter of 2015?

A nationwide panel of real estate experts, including economists  and investment market strategists have predicted that home values will appreciate for at least 4% by the end of the year

Additionally as they look at mortgage rate form Freddie Mac most recent commentary and projections, there is a consensus that interest rates will appreciate to 4.5 by the end of 2015

What is the bottom line if you buy now or wait until the end of the year?

This is a demonstration of what is your bottom line if you wait to buy now in dollar amounts 

Taking as an example buying a typical $250,000 home today.

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Easy to understand.

If the economists are right, for a $250,000 house, you will be paying $172.32 more per month. .

On a typical 30 year mortgage, you will end up paying a total of $62,035.20 more at the end of your loan.

 

Now the question comes again..

Should I buy a house in the first quarter of 2015?

or 

Should I buy a house in the last quarter of 2015?

The answer is YES if you want to save around $60,000 in the next few years…

And you should buy your wife a diamond ring. ..for saving you all this money!

 

 

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