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401, 2019

What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS

January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred. This partial [...]

401, 2019

Baltimore City Increases Recordation and Transfer Taxes to Help Fund Affordable Housing Trust Fund

January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Baltimore City Recordation and Transfer Tax Increase The Tax Increase will Increase Baltimore's Affordable Housing Trust Fund On December 12th, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh signed into law Council Bill 118-0221, enacting the imposition of an increase in Baltimore City's recordation (0.15%) and transfer (0.6%) taxes with respect to [...]

510, 2018

Global Business Dialogues and Negotiations

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

In a competitive market, it is no longer a luxury or fad for corporations to become a part of international community. More than ever before, organizations are expanding their operations and marketing activities beyond national boundaries. Contract manufacturing, reaching out to more suitable investors, and realizing economies of scale are a [...]

410, 2018

Getting Started as a New Agent

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

By Melissa Evans, REALTOR, ABR, SRS, PSA Welcome to an exciting career! It can take some time and effort to get started as a new agent, but once you’ve built up your business, you’ll enjoy the flexibility and rewards of life as a REALTOR. Now that you’ve completed your [...]

410, 2018

First Time Home Buyers Article for GBBR due July 30th

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

First Time Home Buyers, steps to finding the right agent, getting prequalified, making a wish list of must haves and compromising, working within your budget, home buying process (showings to offer to settlement) Step 1 - First Time Buyers – How do I find the “right agent”? Buying your [...]

410, 2018

GBBR Legislative Update

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

As legislative counsel for GBBR, we track all local and state legislation affecting anything related to property rights and real estate. Please see a breakdown below of both recent activity in Baltimore City and the State: Baltimore City At the end of 2017 leading into 2018, Baltimore City Councilman [...]

410, 2018

2018 Tax changes Summarized – Individual 1040

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Most tax brackets decreased 3% with the maximum rate of 39.6% for 2017 and 37% for 2018 401K deferrals are limited to $18,000 in 2017 and $18,500 in 2018 Maximum child tax credit amount per child was doubled for 2018 to $2,000 per “qualifying child” with phase outs as [...]

108, 2018

NEW REQUIREMENT – CITY OF BALTIMORE RENTAL INSPECTIONS

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

By Robert Curtin Agents and Brokers;  If you have rental units in the City of Baltimore that you are managing,  selling or renting for your clients; Beginning August 1st, (tomorrow), the City of Baltimore requires ALL rental units to be inspected by Licensed Home Inspectors and file the new inspection [...]

603, 2018

Do you want to delight your customers and close more transactions?

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

By Deizshel Setzer The key to any great relationship is being reliable and dependable. Theere are not many things in life that are certain.  There are somethings that should never waiver -trust, honesty and integrity.  I am uniquely different as my inbreed heritage realizes that exceptional service is a requirement.  [...]

2202, 2018

Ready to buy a home that needs some tender loving care?

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Deizshel Setzer For years many have overlooked a federal program that requires a little sweat equity to make their dream home a reality.  The FHA 203k program.  This programs allows buyers to remodel, revamp and update the home to their specific design.  It will transition an ugly swan [...]

1810, 2017

Open House Incidents – Protect Your License and Yourself

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By Greg Alford First, let me just say I'm not an attorney. In saying that, I have not posted or commented on this board for a while. But I had some time the other day and read a few posts where agents are taking pictures of Open House visitors that [...]

1705, 2016

First Time Home Buyer Grants & Programs in Maryland

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

By Mike Davis  As a first time buyer, purchasing your first home can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many helpful programs and resources in the state of Maryland to aid you in the process. By taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the many different options offered, [...]