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2019 Toys for Tots Drop-off Location

2019 Toys for Tots Drop-off Location

We are proud to announce Realty Advantage has been approved to be a 2019 Toys for Tots Drop-Off Location again this year! Realty Advantage has been supporting Toys for Tots for several years.  We have served as a drop-off location to collect toys, delivered donations, and volunteered in the warehouse.…

QOZ101: The Basics of Qualified Opportunity Zones

QOZ101: The Basics of Qualified Opportunity Zones

Maryland was designated 149 Opportunity Zones! Perhaps you’ve heard of a Federal tax incentive referred to as Qualified Opportunity Zones, or QOZ’s.  QOZs have been a hot topic, and are touted as a tool for investors to pick up business properties at a great price, defer capital gains, and in…

August 2019 market report

August 2019 market report

Sale Prices continue to increase for homes in Montgomery County.  Days on Market and Active Listings are still down from last year, continuing a competitive market for Buyers. Of course, how much competition you are dealing with is usually directly related to the condition and location of the home. For…

September is Realtor Safety Month

September is Realtor Safety Month

As real estate professionals, we often deal with strangers as customers and potential clients.  We are also possibly put in unsettling situations, being inside an unknown home with an unknown person.  It is so important that you take precautions to ensure your safety while providing service and meeting new potential…

Promote listings on Social Media using Bright MLS and HomeSnap

Starting August 29, 2019 – Agents can use Bright MLS and HomeSnap to easily promote their Listings on Social Media. One of the most common questions we get from agents is “how can I market on Google and Facebook”? To be honest, before now it wasn’t easy. Trying to design…

Get Ready! Maryland Tax-Free Shopping Week starts tomorrow!

Get Ready! Maryland Tax-Free Shopping Week starts tomorrow!

Maryland Tax-Free Shopping Week is August 11th-17th Get ready for back to school!  Maryland Tax-Free Shopping Week starts tomorrow! The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. Take advantage of this benefit offered in Maryland  because the savings can really…

New MoCo Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rule

New MoCo Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rule

Montgomery County has issued new rules regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarms As of July 1, 2019, your home MUST have a Carbon Monoxide Alarm if the following apply: Single-unit, two-unit or townhouse Building permit issued prior to January 2008 Has gas-operated appliances or an attached garage This is an improvement from…

Germantown $1 Family Movies this Summer!

Germantown $1 Family Movies this Summer!

Regal Cinemas in Germantown is Sharing $1 Family Movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays this Summer! Looking for something cheap and fun to do to keep the kids busy and escape the heat?  Don’t ‘miss the Regal Summer Movie Express!!  Regal Cinemas is offering some popular family friendly movies on Tuesdays…

Bright MLS – Lunch & Learn

Bright MLS – Lunch & Learn

Bright MLS Training Class with Adam Iobst We want to thank everyone who attended our recent training class at Bright MLS.  Adam Iobst hosted this fun & informative class.  As one the head trainers for Bright MLS, Adam explained the recent updates to the MLS platform and demonstrated powerful new…

Earnest Money Deposit – What Every Buyer Should Know

Earnest Money Deposit – What Every Buyer Should Know

What You Should Know About Earnest Money and How to Protect It! If you’re getting ready to purchase a home, your agent or lender has likely already told you to be ready to put up a good amount of money as ‘Earnest Money Deposit’.  (This is also sometimes called ‘EMD’…