Vincent Caropreso's Blog Posts

To Fry Or Not To Fry The Turkey

To Fry or Not to Fry the Thanksgiving TurkeyThanksgiving is on its way, and for most of us, that means turkey. In recent years, fried turkey has grown significantly in popularity; this has led to a

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7 Ways To Help Your House Sell Faster

7 Ways To Help Your Home Sell FasterSelling your home isn’t always easy. While there’s always a buyer out there somewhere, connecting with that buyer and agreeing on a price sometimes takes a

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Fears Of Applying For A Home Loan

5 Ways To Reduce Your Fears Of Applying For A Home LoanA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process –

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Homeowners Are Worth 44x More Than Renters

Owning a home has great financial benefitsIn a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:

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5 Tips To Help Sell Your Home In The Off Season

Spring and summer are traditionally seen as the best times to sell your house. Research has actually shown that homes sold during the first half of May tend to sell faster and sell for a higher

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes Could Keep You From Owning A Home

Pumpkin Spiced Lattes or Buying a Home?Recently, this conversation was discussed among friends about how people will buy lattes, coffees, or other specialized drinks as part of their daily routines.

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Have You Hear About The Robotic Mower

Have You Hear About The Robotic Mower??? Believe it or not, the first robotic lawn mower was actually created and patented in 1969. Dubbed the MowBot, the robotic device was self-propelled and

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Learn The Truth About The Current Housing Market

Learn The Truth About The Current Housing Market2019 is half way over and speculation is building on these 2 questions:1. How is the housing market performing currently;2. Will the housing market

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Time To Upgrade To Your Next Home

Now is the Time for a Premium HomeHomes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” Maryland Real Estate has an abundant amount

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5 Tips To Find Your Dream Home

5 Tips To Find Your Dream HomeIn the current real estate market across a majority of the country, low housing inventory is the center of conversations with many home buyers. Home buyers are

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Are You A Rebound Home Buyer

Are you a Rebound Home Buyer?According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some home buyers

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Is Housing Affordable For First Time Buyers

Research shows Housing is Affordable for First-Time Home Buyers!!!  Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30

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Why Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home

Why Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your HomeEvery month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence

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7 Things To Know About Whole Home Generators

 7 Things to Know About Whole-Home GeneratorsThere’s little more frightening than losing your electricity in the middle of a big winter storm, a spring/summer tornado, or a fall.

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Finding And Fixing Leaks In Your Home

Finding and Fixing Leaks in Your HomeAnything in your home that’s attached to the water supply runs the risk of springing a leak. That also includes anything that drains water away. With so much

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Water Out Of Your Basement

5 Easy Ways to Keep Water Out of Your BasementWith April Showers in store for the month, our blogs will focus on the types of damage to cause to your home and how you prevent future issues.All homes

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Can You Save Green By Going Solar

CanYou Save Green By Going Solar? As spring begins to really set in across the country a lot of homeowners are finally getting out into the yard and garden, soaking up the sun’s rays.

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5 Tips To Saving Green Long Term With Green Home Updates

Making Your Home Green to Save MoneyBefore you can improve your home’s efficiency, you’re going to have to know where your home is under performing.  Is the attic lacking insulation?

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Is A Green Home Worth More

Welcome to our March Series which is exploring Green Homes!Unless you have been hiding under a rock, there is a large movement towards building Green Homes and renovating older homes that are Green

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5 WAYS TO MAKE BUYERS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME

It’s clichéd, but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Before your home hits the market, it may need a little face lift. We know you love your home (it’s

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Beauty Of Breakfast Nooks

What is the most important meal of the day?  Breakfast!!!! Then why are a majority of individuals spending their mornings eating over the sink as a way of rushing to get

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How Smart Is Your Security Camera

SMART SERIES PART 2Once upon a time having a security system or even just some video cameras meant that you either lived in a dodgy neighborhood or you had something really awesome to steal. Today,

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Will Home Automation Change Your World

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the world of smart homes and home automation, then the fact that smart switches and smart lights exist could not have escaped your notice. But if’

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Top 4 Reasons To Buy A Home In 2019

TOP FOUR REASONS TO BUY A HOMEMore often than not, people are advised to purchase a home for financial reasons.  However, there are emotional factors that influence a person when deciding to

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5 Best Places To See Chirstmas Lights Around Town

As the Holidays approach, tis the season for holiday decor and to be awed by Holiday lights.  Although Maryland is a large state and has many fabulous light displays in every city, these 5

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Are Mortage Interest Rates 2019 Going Up Or Down

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are

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7 Items To Check Before The Big Freeze

Winter is Coming….Winterizing means a lot of different things to people in different locations. For example, in New Jersey, you really need to go full bore and ensure anything that might be

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Why You SHOULD List Your Home For Sale During The Holidays

Why Waiting to List Your Home After The Holidays Is A Bad Idea: Every holiday season, potential sellers decide to wait to list their home for sale after the holiday season and many sellers

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3 Simple Secrets To Keep Your Home Warm

It’s been a busy year. It almost feels like we completely skipped over spring, summer and fall due to the cool temperatures and large amount of rainy days!!!  We have found ourselves

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Will Home Values Increase Or Decrease In 2019

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer

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Should You Buy A Home Warranty

Whether you’ve recently purchased a home or are considering renewing the home warranty that came with your home, chances are good that you’ve got questions. Big ones. You’ve probably heard a

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IS A BUYERS MARKET COMING TO MARYLAND

On a National Level: real estate market indicates home sales and values are appreciating at a slower pace as well as there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has

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FALL IN LOVE WITH CLOSING YOUR POOL

When you bought the house with the pool, it looked like it was going to be all fun in the sun and splishin’ and-a splashin’, but now that the first signs of fall are appearing (the emergence of

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How A School District Affects Your Homes Value

Home ValuesHome values are determined through a complicated series of calculations roughly based on the cost of actual construction plus value-adds like proximity to shopping and other conveniences.

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You Cant Afford Not To Fix Your Credit

Picture this: You are standing in the checkout lane with that new purchase and you swipe your credit card…..DENIED.  Does this sound familiar? As your stomach drops to your knees and feel

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Rent Or Buy

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize,

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What Is A Buyers Agent

What Is a Buyer's Agent? Ready to house hunt? It can be a jungle out there: Prepare for a flurry of paperwork, stampedes of buyers competing for the same digs, and other

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What To Expect From A Listing Agent

What role does a listing agent play?A listing agent's job is to help direct the seller in preparing the house for sale, market the property to buyer's agents, and handle the offer and

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ARE YOU REPRESENTED

ARE YOU REPRESENTED?HISTORYDid you know that not until 1999, real estate agents generally worked for home sellers.  Agents would assist sellers in finding qualified buyers for their property.

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Demand For Homes To Buy Continues To Climb

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to ClimbAcross the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers

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Should You Be Trying To Buy Right Now

Deciding you’re ready to buy a house is a big moment in your life, whether it’s a first time purchase or you’re snatching up yet another investment property. The home buying process is fraught

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The Number 1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW

The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply

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Be Prepared For Bidding Wars

Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding WarsSummer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on

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Selling Your House On Your Own Could Cost You

For Sale By OwnerIn this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize

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BUYER AND SELLER BEWARE

Why You Should Avoid Zillow at all Costs: Many of the homes listed on Zillow may not be for SALE!!!  The homes listed on the website are not updated of the current status and many

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5 Reasons Why To Sell This Summer

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Your House Needs More Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything. That’s as true for job interviews as it is for making your house the best version of itself it can be. No matter how big or small your remodeling budget, your

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Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your CornerWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO)

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5 Reasons Why To Sell This Spring

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory

Some Highlights: According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million. This

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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Let The Sun Shine In More Ways To Brighten Your Home And Improve Its Appeal

When you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the details. Should you paint the front door? How about changing out that fixture in the dining room? Do you need

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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate

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Tremendous Lack Of Inventory

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

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Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is A Great Time To Sell

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of

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Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your

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The 1 Reason To Sell Now Before Spring

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2018

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are

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If You Are Considering Selling ACT NOW

Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!How

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Why You Need A Professional On Your Team When Buying A Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In’

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FICO Scores On Approved Home Loans Drop Again

According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all

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Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy A Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons.No matter what shape or size your

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Rents Are On The Rise

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t Become Trapped 

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Why Getting PreApproved Should Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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Multigenerational Households May Be The Answer To Price Increases

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an articleby 

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate.

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Mortgage Vs Paying Rent

Renting or Buying…Either Way, You're Paying Someone's MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone

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Net Worth Of Homeowners 44X Greater Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey

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Our New Website

Welcome to our new website that has just gone live today!We still have some polishing up to do but we wanted to get it out to our clients as soon as we could so that you could have the

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