Jennifer Burns's Blog Posts

How Do I Finance A Fixer Upper Home

So you want to buy a fixer-upper home but don't have the money saved to make the repairs. What do you do? Talk with your agent who is educated on FHA 203(K) Loans. FHA 203(K) loans

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4 Reasons Why Its Important To Have A Buyers Agent When Purchasing A Foreclosure Property

You're buying a foreclosure property, do you need a buyers agent? In a home foreclosure, the seller is the Bank or mortgage lender. The lender in this transaction is trying to recover as much

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Dream Home Or Starter Home And What I Could Save

Many First-Time Homebuyers today start to look for a Dream home instead of a Starter home. Home prices are on the rise and the inventory of affordable homes is dwindling. My advice to first

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Yard Maintenance Moves To Do This Fall

We all are excited in the Spring to dig into our yards and gardens to get them looking good but the fall is a critical time to do maintenance to keep it looking good in the months to come.;

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The Housing Slowdown May Be Coming To An End

The Housing slowdown may be coming to an end....The housing slowdown we've experienced since last summer may be reversing this fall which is a boon for sellers and not so much for buyers. Last

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Rehab Mortgage Is It Right For Me

"Rehab Mortgage" Is it Right for Me? I've been asked this many time by my clients. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers a unique program that may be a good fit. It's called Section 203(k)

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1st Step Every First Time Home Buyer Should Make

You're a first time home buyer and you're excited but anxious at the same time because it's one of the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Now is the time to do your homework. You have lots of

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Top Home Renovations That Will Give You A Great Return On Your Money

Thinking of remodeling your home? Be careful which projects you choose as not all will give you a return on your money. It's a new year and you want to do some remodeling. Before you start, 

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The Government Shut Down And The Negative Impact On Real Estate

If you think you have to be a government worker to be affected by the Government shut down, think again. The shutdown has already started to have a negative impact on the Real estate Market.

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YOUR Credit And WHY It Is Important THE BASICS

YOUR Credit and WHY it is ImportantMoney and credit. We have conversations about them all the time in business and in the news. However, these topics are rarely discussed with family, friends, over

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Start These Habits Now If You Want To Buy A Home Next Year

5 Habits to start now to buy a home next yearAutomate your down payment savings-Start by depositing a small sum from each paycheck into a separate savings account. If you don't see it you won't

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Graduating From Renting To Owning A Home Are You Ready

Those that have just graduated may be contemplating a change in their living quarters. Some may be moving out of Mom and Dad's house or maybe out of dorms into their own apartments.Are you 

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Buying A Home Without A 20 Percent Down Payment

I'm sure you heard or read when you started considering purchasing a home that you need a hefty chunk of change upfront. if you speak with your financial planner they will suggest at

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

Selling your home is more than putting a sign up in the yard and adding the listing to the MLS and hoping for someone to show up for a showing. So before you list your home, use these tips for

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HOME ENERGY AUDIT

I had clients recently that took very good care of their home. It was immaculate inside but more importantly they took great care of the routine maintenance of their home. They were always looking

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Its Time To Declutter

Are you ready for some Spring Cleaning? It's time to reorganize your home room by room. It's time to leave winter behind and let the sunshine in.  Our project this month is to DECLUTTER.

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How To Master The Art Of Buying A Fixer Upper

You see it all over the internet and television. Shows such as Fixer Upper, Design Star, Property Brothers, Flipping Out make us all believe we can easily manage a home renovation project. 

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First Saturday In Downtown Frederick Nov 4th

First Saturday in Downtown Frederick: Get It Downtown November 4, 2017DOWNTOWN FREDERICKFrederick, MD 21701301.698.81185:00 PM to 9:00 PMFreeE-MAIL|VISIT WEBSITEOVERVIEW MAP The

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What Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover

Quality Homeowners Insurance You Can Count On.Homeowners insurance can help you protect many different aspects of your home such as the physical structure of your home, the belongings inside

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10 Ways To Refresh Your Style From HGTV

1. First Impressions are everything. Spruce up your front door with a new coat of paint or new door knocker or shiny door handle. Make sure your door bell works too. 2, Refresh your walls with

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