Coakley Realty Blog

Should I Get a Real Estate Appraisal?

Posted on: 01 May, 2016

Have you been wondering how much your home is worth? Maybe you’re planning on selling your home, or perhaps you’re hoping to make an offer on a new home. In fact, a property appraisal is typically mandatory if you’re in...

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Should I Rent or Buy?

Posted on: 31 March, 2016

When it comes to your future home, one of the biggest questions you may face is whether you should rent or buy. While there’s no right answer, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Between your lifestyle, financial situation, and...

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Rustic Roads

Posted on: 16 March, 2016

The “Glen Area” of Potomac is the home of numerous Rustic Roads. The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPP) defines rustic roads which “exemplify the rural and agricultural character of the area.” MNCPP goes on to say “Rustic...

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Finding a Good Property Manager

Posted on: 11 March, 2016

As you go through the process of finding and buying or renting a home, you probably have a checklist of things that you want in a new living space. Maybe you’re dreaming of a spacious kitchen. Perhaps you are hoping...

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Benefits of a Property Manager for Owners & Renters

Posted on: 29 February, 2016

Whether you own a residential investment property or you’re looking for a place to rent, having a property manager is very beneficial. The fact that both property owners and tenants benefit when a property manager is involved makes hiring one...

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Should I Rent Out or Sell My Home?

Posted on: 17 February, 2016

Is your family outgrowing the house you’re currently living in? Does a job offer have you considering a move? Your gut reaction might be to place your house immediately up for sale, but could renting out your home be the...

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How you Know You Have A Good Property Manager

Posted on: 04 February, 2016

A property manager is essentially the middle man between landlords and tenants. They collect rent, hire repairmen, and keep the property updated. They ensure that buildings are maintained and that things run smoothly. All of this requires, as Liam Neeson says in...

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Should I Appeal My Real Estate Property Taxes?

Posted on: 15 December, 2015

Are you considering appealing your property taxes? You’re not alone. As a Maryland homeowner, you know that the second biggest expense—after your mortgage—is typically your property taxes. With 30 to 60 percent of taxable property being over-assessed, there's a good chance you're...

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