Coakley Realty Blog

How to Rent Out Your Property

Posted on: 12 December, 2014

Do you have a property in the DC metro area that you’re interested in renting out? This is often a more difficult task than people imagine. The real estate market in our area is very competitive, so it’s important that...

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10 Things to Look for When Buying a House

Posted on: 27 October, 2014

Buying a house elicits some of the same emotions as planning a wedding. You feel excitement and nervousness—and you’ll have plenty of sleepless nights leading up to the big day. Before you decide to buy a house, it’s important to...

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What Happens on Closing Day?

Posted on: 03 October, 2014

Closing day is the conclusion of a long and exciting process of buying a home—it’s when you finally get to sign on the dotted line (many, many times) and get the keys to your new home. But what, exactly, happens...

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Posted on: 02 September, 2014

The purpose of private mortgage insurance (PMI) is to protect the lender in case you, the borrower, default on your monthly house payments. If you fail to pay, the insurance provider pays the lender. However, mortgage lenders don’t require all...

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What Happens During a Real Estate Home Inspection?

Posted on: 04 August, 2014

Having a real estate home inspection performed is an important part of the home buying process. You may not be familiar with what an inspection entails, but it’s actually quite straightforward. Here’s what to expect during a real estate home...

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How to Find Good Tenants

Posted on: 26 June, 2014

Selecting tenants for your investment property can’t be an arbitrary or emotional decision. Instead, it should be based on a standardized screening method that allows you to make an objective decision. At Coakley Realty, we’ve been helping out clients find...

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Should I Stage My Home?

Posted on: 27 May, 2014

If you’re getting ready to sell your house in the DC metro area, you have many important decisions to make. One of these decisions is whether you should stage your home. Is it really worth the cost and extra work?...

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First Time Homebuyer Programs in Maryland

Posted on: 01 May, 2014

Purchasing your first home is a thrilling new chapter in your life—but it also requires a lot of time, energy, and money. Not only do you have to put down money for a down payment, but there are closing costs,...

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