Real estate market recap, Feb. 13-17

  In the 53 metro areas surveyed, total sales were up 4.5 percent over January 2016, which was previously the January with the most sales. The median sales price of $208,500 was up 4.3 percent and marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases. Source: Real estate market recap, Feb. 13-17

Project that calls for 173 townhomes in Baltimore’s Greektown moves forward

A project that would build 173 rowhomes in Greektown is moving forward. Elkridge-based H&H Rock Cos. is planning to build the rowhomes on 10 acres of vacant land at 4500-4600 Gough St., according to documents from the city’s Board of Estimates. Source: Project that calls for 173 townhomes in Baltimore’s Greektown moves forward

Make the Most of a Compact Kitchen (10 photos)

A kitchen has to run smoothly to be livable ( and likeable). Each component in a compact kitchen must be perfectly planned, from the layout to the appliances, and all must work cohesively to overcome the limitations of cooking in a confined space.

Some Helpful Tips For Investing In Real Estate Using Retirement Funds

The IRS permits the use of IRA and 401(k) funds to invest in alternate investments, such as real estate. Generally, you need a self-directed IRA for alternate investing. Source: Some Helpful Tips For Investing In Real Estate Using Retirement Funds

Real-Estate Investors Enjoy Postelection Boost – WSJ

Shares of real-estate investment trusts, which typically get hammered as interest rates rise, have so far bucked the trend with investors expecting a looser regulatory environment and fiscal stimulus under the administration of President Donald Trump. Source: Real-Estate Investors Enjoy Postelection Boost – WSJ

Renters Insurance Required: A Win-Win for Apartment Owners and Tenants

By Barry Bridges In years past, an apartment-hunter might have been able to find a place with little more than the first and last month’s rent and a handshake. But today, the conditions for signing a lease might include anything from a criminal background check to a pet interview. Source: Renters Insurance Required: A Win-Win […]

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in a multimeter and a lot of different settings to get used to. Make has a guide that walks you through everything you need to know. Source: Get to […]

How to Give Experiences Instead of Gifts | Wellness Mama

During the holidays, it’s customary to give gifts to family and friends. However, I’ve found it better to give experiences instead of gifts to our children. Source: How to Give Experiences Instead of Gifts | Wellness Mama

How to Gain Financial Freedom Faster by Maximizing Rental Income

Dreaming about financial freedom? Who isn’t? But if you’re counting how many rentals you’ll need to reach certain goals…let’s talk. Imagine what would happen if you earned twice as much from each rental. You could reach your financial goal with half as many units, right? Source: How to Gain Financial Freedom Faster by Maximizing Rental […]

Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now!

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather, or perhaps move across the state for better job opportunities. Homeowners in this situation must consider […]