Maryland Real Estate and Community News

March 27, 2018

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household's Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however,
according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older say the same. There is no secret to becoming rich: it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.

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Posted in Buying a Home
March 23, 2018

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready


Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.

If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But we’ve outlined three simple steps to get you started on your path to homeownership.

Even if you’re a current homeowner, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance so you don’t encounter any surprises along the way. Lending requirements have become more rigorous in recent years, and changes to your credit history, debt levels, job type and other factors could impact your chances of approval.

It’s never too early to start preparing to buy a home. Follow these three steps to begin laying the foundation for your future home purchase today!



Your credit score is one of the first things a lender will check to see if you qualify for a loan. It’s a good idea to review your credit report and score yourself before you’re ready to apply for a mortgage. If you have a low score, you will need time to raise it. And sometimes fraudulent activity or erroneous information will appear on your report, which can take months to correct.

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Posted in Design Trends
Feb. 23, 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. 

Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?

So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of “remodeler’s remorse” down the road.


While 2017 was all about millennial pink, brass fixtures and bright white kitchens, this year we expect to see a move toward warmer, cozier elements throughout the home.

1. Warm Colors

A cool color scheme has dominated home design in recent years, but this year warm neutrals like brown and tan are back, along with rich jewel tones. While the pastel craze of last year is still hanging on, expect to see alternative color palettes featuring deep, saturated shades of red, yellow, green and navy. Grey will remain popular, but in warmer tones, often referred to as “greige.”


Warm Colors

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Posted in Design Trends
April 28, 2017

The Matt Rhine Group is Hiring!

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Posted in Community News
Feb. 24, 2017

Let's Talk DIYs: Spending on a Budget

Let’s Talk DIYs: Spending on a Budget

Buying, furnishing and decorating a new home can be expensive. It can drain out your funds before you even have the chance to blink, but it doesn't have to be, so why not save some money and do what you can yourself!


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Posted in Community News
Feb. 15, 2017

This Weekend Is Tax-Free Appliance Weekend!



Attention Homeowners & Homebuyers!

Don’t miss this amazing tax-free Weekend!

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Posted in Community News
Feb. 8, 2017

Matt Rhine Group Welcomes a New Member

Meet Erin


The Matt Rhine Group is happy to introduce Erin Garnes!

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Posted in Community News
Sept. 28, 2016

Free Oak Tree Giveaway In Baltimore County


Fall Tree Giveaway this Saturday, October 1st from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

"If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree." - English Proverb.

Great news for Baltimore County residents who are looking for that perfect tree to hang a tire swing, or relax beneath and read a book, have a picnic or watch the cloud formations change on a sunny afternoon.  

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Posted in Community News
Aug. 26, 2016

Winter Wonderland Coming Soon - It's A Great Time To Buy A Home

The weather outside may be frightful, but the home-buying deals are delightful!

As hard as it is to believe right now when your ice cream cone melts before you can finish it, winter is just around the corner.  Gone will be the days of bare feet and bathing suits and the horrors of shoveling and scraping car windshields will be routine.  

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Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 18, 2016

Is Storage on Your Housing Wish List?

Storage, storage, storage is right up there with location, location, location!

Don't you just wish you had a closet like the one pictured above?  

Home buyers are looking for storage anywhere they can get it (laundry rooms, bathroom linen closets, garage shelving, kitchen pantries), but especially important to many buyers is the bedroom walk-in closet area.

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Posted in Community News