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Yard Arm WG 2 CUChris Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected]

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Howard County Schools REPRESENT! NEWSWEEK 2014 TOP HIGH SCHOOLS

By: Debbie Weymouth, The Weymouth Group
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Chris & Debbie = Win WinHere is how some of our Howard County Schools fared in Newsweek’s 2014 America’s High Schools

#18 CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL, Ellicott City       #258 MARRIOTTS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, Marriottsville    #266 RIVER HILL HIGH SCHOOL, Columbia      #407 ATHOLTON HIGH SCHOOL, Columbia      #490  MOUNT HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL, Ellicott City

The Methodology (excerpted from Newsweek)

The question “What are the best schools?” has two different answers, depending on whether or not you take student poverty into account.  In 2014, we decided to address this disparity by publishing two lists: “America’s Top High Schools 2014,” which ranks schools based solely on performance (our “absolute” list), and “Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students,” which ranks schools with poverty levels taken into account (our “relative” list).

HERE ARE SOME GREAT LINKS TO THE MAG!

Frequently Asked Questions | Understanding the Rankings | Top 10 High Schools | America’s Top High Schools | Beating the Odds – Top Schools for Low Income Students | Mapping America’s Top High Schools | Newsweek’s Top High Schools Special Section

Want to sell in this awesome county, call me: Debbie Weymouth at 443-827-0700 or email me at [email protected]

Debbie Luber Weymouth, REALTORChris & Debbie Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected]

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Top 5 Things Buyers Should Know by Denise Grove, Lead Buyer Agent – The Weymouth Group

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Denise Grove, The Weymouth Group with one of her many gifts from her satisfied clients

I recently had an in-depth conversation with Denise Grove, Lead Buyer Agent for the Weymouth Group of Keller Williams Select Realtors.  One of the most intriguing aspects about Denise are the rave reviews she gets from her clients. Denise secures her business mostly by her personal references from previous and current clients.  There rarely is a day that goes by where Denise is getting some gift from Buyers thanking her for her service.  In our conversation, I wanted to tap into her expertise, asking her the Top 5 Things Every Buyer Should Know before making an offer on a home. Here is her list:

You can reach Denise Grove at [email protected] or call her at (800)976-9446

1)      FIRST and FOREMOST! Speak to a loan officer and lender and obtain a pre-approval letter BEFORE you start your home search. It is important to know your Buying Power. Bear in mind: Mistakes happen. There could be a minor issue on your credit record you might not be aware of that could affect your qualifications and interest rate. These issues can easily be fixed with little effort.  It’s miserable to fall in love with a home and miss out on the opportunity to own it simply because you were putting the cart before the horse. Also, you may also find that you can afford more than you thought you could! There are also some great First Time Buyer Programs out there for the new buyer such as My1stHomeRebate.com. You should take advantage of these programs as much as you can.

2)      Meet with your Rock Star Realtor and prioritize your needs and wants. Your Realtor can help you determine whether it is possible to fit all your dreams within your budget.  Remember that there are always trade offs: You could purchase in a neighborhood with good schools and compromise on a smaller home or buy a larger in a district with marginal schools.

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Realtors Have The Best Tools

3)      The Internet is a fabulous source for information on homes and neighborhoods, however; nothing beats visiting in person an area where you want to live.  Take some time to drive around an region that you think you might like to live.  Visit the shops and schools.  Talk to the teachers and principal of the school. You will know if it “feels right”. Visit at different times of the day and on the weekend.  If there are people out and about, be bold and chat with them. Ask questions. Most often, you will quickly determine if that neighborhood feels like it could be “home” for you and your family.  If you do like that neighborhood, tell your Realtor. He or she has ways focusing on that community for you and locate the home that will match your housing needs.  If they don’t know how to do that call me. I will tell you how to do it.

4)      There are distressed homes such as short sales and foreclosures (REO) readily available. Talk with your Realtor to understand whether these properties might be a good fit for you and have them explain the purchasing process. You can get some great deals if you are willing invest some time and energy into the distressed home if it needs it. You will need patience and flexibility, as it may take additional efforts to get the bank approvals in order to get to settlement but it will be well worth it. Your Realtor should have the necessary knowledge to get you there. If they don’t, see #3 above and call me.

5)      Finally, be prepared to make a fair offer based on the recent comparables for the neighborhood. Your real estate agent can educate you on what current sales prices and trends are for the area as well as pertinent information relative to the home and neighborhood. Some sellers are a bit reluctant to even a counter an offer that they feel might be too low so be careful.  Your Realtor is a great person to lean on in situations like this.  I have had a few clients that went the “I can do this myself” route. Almost all of them said they would never do that again.

 

 

Chris Weymouth Director, The Weymouth Group

Chris Weymouth
Director, The Weymouth Group

Chris Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected] 

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Our Clients Rave About My First Home Rebate!

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It’s easy. It’s savings. It’s smart. It’s My 1st Home Rebate!

 

“Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! It was very unexpected but a welcomed bonus. With the free rebate, I was able to buy the furniture I needed for my new home and didn’t have to dip into savings!”  Carol and Steve, Ellicott City, MD.

“Thank you, Chris for telling me about My1stHomeRebate.com. I thought there was a catch, but you were right – there were no strings attached. Seeing that rebate on my closing statement was a blessing! Very unexpected and very appreciated. I will tell all my friends about My1stHomeRebate.com.”  Jerod, Tampa, FL

What Is My 1st Home Rebate & My Rent Rebate?

With the 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit gone and sellers getting tighter with the values on their homes, what can a well qualified buyer do to get closing costs help?  My1stHomeRebate.com is where!  Register today and start saving for tomorrow. How does it work? Easy.  If you are a 1st time home buyer in Maryland or active military and are currently renting, you will be eligible for monthly rebates that will be credited to you when you purchase a home. Have more questions, Click Here for our VIQs - Very Important Questions.

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National Luxury Home News Trends – Baltimore

ILHM Luxury Housing Report Detail: Baltimore

The charts below show the 7-day and 90-day rolling averages for list pricedays on market, and inventory for the metro area’s luxury market (e.g. top 10 zips with median prices above $500k)

ilhm-baltimore vs National

The charts below compare the ilhm-baltimore luxury market with the ILHM National Luxury Market Index and show 90-day rolling averages for Median List Price and Days on Market.

The chart below shows the Altos Market Action Index for the metro area’s luxury market and the National Index.

 

The Weymouth Group SignChris Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected]

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The Weymouth GroupChris Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected]

Loan Mortgage Rate Update

From Mortgage Daily News:

BY: MATTHEW GRAHAM
Mortgage Rates Relatively Unscathed by Jobs Data

Jun 6 2014, 3:24PM

Mortgage rates remained very close to yesterday’s latest levels, though that varies depending on the time of day.  Though they returned closer to ‘unchanged’ in the afternoon, earlier this morning, rates were slightly stronger (lower) after an uneventful Employment Situation Report.  This is the most important piece of economic data in the US, and for it to come in so perfectly in line with forecasts is rare.  For that to happen a day after the European Central Bank (ECB) adjusted policy almost perfectly in line with forecasts is downright spooky.  Bond market trading levels (which ultimately inform mortgage rates) are right where they were hours before yesterday’s ECB news, like it never even happened. Click here to see the rest of the article.

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Chris Weymouth Director, The Weymouth Group

Chris Weymouth
Director The Weymouth Group

Chris Weymouth, Director, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS and Debbie Luber Weymouth, Manager, have marketed and sold over 4000 homes in Maryland since 1983. Expertly trained and award winning agents, they are leaders for The Weymouth Group at Keller Williams that has been recognized by their peers as one of the best in the business. Chris Weymouth is ranked in the top 1% at Keller Williams Select Realtors, top 1% in Howard County and Maryland among Realtors. Serving Central Maryland and all our friends and family for almost 60 years. Need a Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Specialist in Howard County (Ellicott City, Woodstock, Clarksville, Marriottsville, Fulton, Laurel, West Friendship, Glenelg, Columbia, Elkridge, Dayton, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and more), Carroll County (Elkridge & Sykesville), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Pikesville and Reisterstown), Anne Arundel County (Pasadena, Severna Park, Hanover, Severn, Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Odenton), Prince Georges County (Bowie & Laurel), Montgomery County (Silver Spring, Olney, Bethesda and Sandy Spring) or Harford County? We Know This Market! Then call Chris at 443-280-1922 or email [email protected]

 

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Michael Kelly and Danielle Roussey join The Weymouth Group

We are proud to have Danielle, our new Client Care Coordinator and Mike Kelly, Realtor as part of the Weymouth Group. Give us a call our check us out on the web at TheWeymouthGroup.com.

Michael Kelly, REALTOR

Michael Kelly, REALTOR

Danielle Roussey,Client Care Coordinator

Danielle Roussey, Client Care Coordinator

 

 

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The Weymouth Group is Growing!

Please Join The Weymouth Group in Welcoming our New Team Members Michael Kelly and Danielle Roussey.

mike kelly 3Michael Kelly, Realtor
Chris Weymouth and The Weymouth Group is proud to announce that Michael Kelly has joined our team! Mike
has an extensive 22 year corporate background in sales management, title and appraisal management. His recent success has allowed him to explore a new career path in real estate and he found that Keller Williams is the best avenue for his skill set.

“I explored many options when considering a career change and I determined that I was best suited for the real estate industry. Keller Williams, be the most technologically advanced of all the companies, appeared to be the ideal company. I also decided that working on a team was the best option. When I looked into which team to join, The Weymouth Group stood out among all other teams based on reputation,” said Mike. Michael can be reached directly by phone at (443) 618.3636 or by email at [email protected]

Chris’ relationship with Mike goes beyond business and his friendship with Mike was a clear bonus for him.  “I always enjoyed Mike and respected his business acumen. His reputation in our industry is the main reason why I am so excited he chose to be part of our team.”, said Chris Weymouth, Director – The Weymouth Group of Keller Williams Select Realtors.

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Danielle Roussey, Client Care Coordinator
Danielle has a successful background working in the real estate industry that includes Keller Williams where she was the Associate Services Coordinator. “I’m thrilled to join The Weymouth Group. Each team member brings extensive industry experience to the table. I’m proud to be a part of a team where efficiently serving our clients is the top priority,” said Danielle.

We would like to welcome Danielle to our team. Her industry experience, organizational skills and attention to detail make her a wonderful resource to our clients and our office. Danielle can be reached directly by phone at (443) 574.1741 or by email at [email protected]

 

 

90-Day Luxury Housing Report Detail for Baltimore 2014

The charts below show the 7-day and 90-day rolling averages for list pricedays on market, and inventory for the metro area’s luxury market (e.g. top 10 zips with median prices above $500k). If you want more detailed information for your ZIP, contact me at [email protected] or call me at 443-280-1922. Chris Weymouth and The Weymouth Group. Your Luxury Home Marketing Specialist in Maryland and only one of three CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST Designee’s in Howard County. When you need to market your luxury home, make sure they have the CLHMS certification.

 ilhm-baltimore vs National

The charts below compare the ilhm-baltimore luxury market with the ILHM National Luxury Market Index and show 90-day rolling averages for Median List Price and Days on Market.

The chart below shows the Altos Market Action Index for the metro area’s luxury market and the National Index.

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Fannie Mae offering cash incentives to some home buyers

FROM THE LA TIMES:

home in basketFannie Mae, the largest mortgage investor in the country, has a bulging portfolio of houses acquired through foreclosures nationwide. About 31,000 of these properties are listed on its HomePath resale marketing site. To move them quickly out of inventory, Fannie temporarily is offering qualified owner-occupant purchasers — but not investors — cash incentives toward closing costs of 3.5% of the purchase price. But you have to submit your initial offer no later than March 31 and close by May 31.

Homes that are from a one-bedroom condo in San Diego to a four-bedroom, four-bath single-family home in suburban Montgomery Village, Md. Some states have thousands of HomePath listings online: Florida has nearly 12,000; Illinois, 4,360; Ohio, 2,800; California, more than 2,300; Washington state, nearly 1,800; and Nevada, about 1,400. Asking prices range from $30,000 to $600,000 or more. On a $400,000 house, the 3.5% closing cost incentive would amount to $14,000.

You can INCREASE your incentive by registering with My1stHomeRebate.com, where you get a REBATE on the purchase of your 1st home!

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