Buyer information

Below are articles you may find useful as you consider buying real estate in Ocean City or the surrounding areas.  Should you have any other questions or want to discuss this process in greater detail feel free to contact me anytime at 443-614-9179.


Title Insurance

Title insurance is far from the most exciting part about buying real estate in Ocean City or the surrounding areas, but it is an important item to consider.  Your coastal home is likely one of your largest financial assets and it should be protected from the ever-growing list of bad actors ... Read more about Title Insurance

Choosing a Buyer's Agent

Recent developments in the real estate industry have brought Buyer Agency services to the forefront of the real estate conversation.  A Buyer's Agent represents a Buyer in identifying a property to buy.  They assist the Buyer in evaluating properties, preparing offers and ... Read more about Choosing a Buyer's Agent

Home Buyer's Guide - Property Showings

Once you identify some homes or condos for sale in Ocean City that are of interest I will schedule a private tour of these properties for you.  As you are going through the listings on this website you can save the listings you want to see as "favorites" by clicking the heart icon.  I can ... Read more about Home Buyer's Guide - Property Showings

Home Buyer's Guide - Mortgage Pre-Qualification

If you will be financing your upcoming Ocean City real estate purchase you will want to get pre-approved for the mortgage prior to looking at homes.  There are several advantages for securing mortgage pre-approval ahead of time: Financial Goals - Getting pre-approved ahead of time will ensure ... Read more about Home Buyer's Guide - Mortgage Pre-Qualification

Home Buyer's Guide - New Listing Updates

Getting the best Ocean City real estate deals requires knowing about the new listings and price adjustments as soon as they hit the market.  Once we have had our initial consultation and determined the property type that will best suit what you are looking for I will get your Listing Manager ... Read more about Home Buyer's Guide - New Listing Updates

Home Buyer's Guide - Initial Consultation

Ocean City real estate searches can get overwhelming with the various locations and property types that are available to choose from. A little strategic planning at the beginning of the process will go a long way in helping you find the perfect beach property. The first step in the home buying ... Read more about Home Buyer's Guide - Initial Consultation

Ocean Pines Amenities

Ocean Pines has long been one of the premier coastal resort communities in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Ocean Pines is a quiet, self-contained community that is just a short ten-minute drive from the beaches and attractions of Ocean City, MD.  One of the many nice things about the community ... Read more about Ocean Pines Amenities

Choosing a Realtor

There are hundreds of Realtors serving the Ocean City real estate market.  You owe it to yourself to do your due diligence before choosing an Ocean City Realtor to assist you.  The agent you choose to work with will have an impact on the value you get and the overall transaction. 1.  ... Read more about Choosing a Realtor

Home Inspection Types

Home inspections are an important contingency in Ocean City real estate contracts.  There are several different home inspection contingencies you can choose to include in your real estate contract, which you will find outlined below.   As-Is without Inspections Under this scenario ... Read more about Home Inspection Types

Escalation Clauses

There is currently a considerable lack of inventory in the Ocean City real estate market, which is leading to multiple offer situations on most new homes and condos for sale in Ocean City.  Many of these offers are written over the listing price, which is necessary in most situations in order ... Read more about Escalation Clauses

Seasonality and the Ocean City Real Estate market

Ocean City, Maryland is a great place to consider purchasing a second home or investment property. There are many things to consider in this process, one of which is the best time to buy.  Each season presents different opportunities and challenges in the Ocean City real estate market.  ... Read more about Seasonality and the Ocean City Real Estate market

How To Navigate Multiple Offer Situations

The current lack of inventory in the Ocean City real estate market, coupled with high Buyer demand is leading to multiple offer situations within a couple of days on a majority of new real estate listings in Ocean City.  Multiple offer situations are tricky to navigate and you have to be ... Read more about How To Navigate Multiple Offer Situations

Seven Step System for Buyers

Purchasing a home for sale in Ocean City or the surrounding areas is a large financial transaction that involves a lot of time, people and information to manage.  When improperly managed the process can be overwhelming and often results in undesirable outcomes.  You deserve to have an ... Read more about Seven Step System for Buyers

Monthly Costs

Below are the monthly expenses you can expect when owning real estate in Ocean City or the surrounding areas.  These costs will vary depending based on the property type, size and location of the Ocean City real estate you purchase: Electric Cable and Wifi Water and Sewer Gas (where ... Read more about Monthly Costs

Condominium Fees

As you are searching through real estate in Ocean City MD and the surrounding areas you likely have noticed the condo and/or HOA fees noted on the listing reports.  I get a lot of questions regarding these fees and thought it would be helpful to put together and article explaining them. ... Read more about Condominium Fees

Association Review

Anytime you buy a property that is part of a condo or home owners association you are entitled to a review phase of the respective community per Maryland law.  For your protection an addendum will be included in the contract of sale for this review contingency.  When buying into a condo ... Read more about Association Review

Property Insurance

As a Realtor serving Ocean City MD and the surrounding areas I am often asked about property insurance. As with all real estate purchases, obtaining adequate property insurance will be a crucial step. Being in a coastal community we are susceptible to hurricanes, nor' easters and flooding in ... Read more about Property Insurance

Property Inspections

One of the most important phases of buying real estate in Ocean City MD and the surrounding areas are the property inspections.  In most situations your are going to want to have inspections performed on the property you are pursuing to ensure it is sound structurally and that all of the ... Read more about Property Inspections

Financing Beach Homes

The mortgage process has undergone some changes over the past few years and if you haven’t been through it recently there are some things you should be aware of.  While the banks are eager to lend money (this is after all how they make a profit) they are performing considerably more due ... Read more about Financing Beach Homes

Closing Costs - Buyers

Closing costs are the fees and charges associated with buying a particular piece of real estate, which are in addition to the purchase price.  Closing costs will vary from deal to deal depending on the purchase price and overall deal structure, however there are some common similarities that ... Read more about Closing Costs - Buyers