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Airbnb Impacting Housing in Washington D.C. - Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III, LLC

Airbnb Impacting Housing in Washington D.C.

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

There is a worsening housing crisis in the District, and city regulators are attempting to ease the pressure on homebuyers and tenants by cracking down on short-term rentals. There are more than 31,000 hotel rooms in Washington D.C. alone, yet it has become increasingly popular for tourists and business travelers to seek lodging through… Read More »

Home Prices are Rising in Maryland and the DC area - Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III

The Current State of Residential Home Building

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Home buyers in some of this nation’s biggest housing markets are finding themselves in bidding wars as the supply of available homes begins to slow. Reuters reports that housing starts in May 2017 dropped 5.5 percent to their lowest level since September 2016. Home builders are increasingly attempting to move away from luxury housing in favor… Read More »

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Construction Defects in Maryland: What Homeowners Need to Know

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

As a homeowner, it can be very disheartening to learn that your home is suffering from a construction defect. While you may have the right to seek money damages from the careless home builders who caused the defect, some Maryland homeowners have been dismayed to find that they waited too long to bring a… Read More »

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3 Legal Issues to Consider Before Listing Your Home

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Perhaps you’ve finished all the remodeling projects, updated the appliances, and applied a fresh coat of paint to your home, and you think you’re ready to call a listing agent to put your home on the market. Before you do, there are a number of important legal issues for you to consider, many of… Read More »

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What to Expect at Your Real Estate Closing in Maryland

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Purchasing a piece of real estate, whether a residential property where you plan to live for years, or a commercial property where you hope to build your business, is likely to be one of the single largest purchases you make in your lifetime. You want to be sure that the investment is sound and… Read More »

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Condo Owners, Do You Know What Your Insurance Covers?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Condo ownership can bring with it the investment value of owning a home, while also bringing the advantages of communal living. There are unique aspects of owning a condominium that every Maryland condo dweller should understand. Possibly chief among these is the subject of insurance. Master and individual condo insurance policies There are typically… Read More »

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What is the Process for Obtaining a Zoning Variance?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

When purchasing commercial real estate with the intention of using it for a new business, it can be difficult to find a property that perfectly suits your needs. You may find the ideal property, only to learn that the parcel’s zoning requirements would prevent you from designing the ideal structure to house your business…. Read More »

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Investing In Commercial Real Estate for the First Time

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Perhaps you’ve long wanted to generate a revenue stream from real estate investments and finally have the capital to do so, or perhaps your investments have so far been more hands-off, but you’ve found an opportunity to buy that’s too good to pass up. Real estate can be a stable investment alternative to an… Read More »

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Reverse Mortgage Companies Issued Major Fine for Deceptive Practices

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

We have previously discussed the merits and risks of reverse mortgages in a prior post on our blog. While much of the negative reputation that reverse mortgage purveyors carry is outdated, there are still numerous risks involved in taking out a reverse mortgage on the equity you’ve built up in your home. In order… Read More »

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Disclosure Obligations in a Maryland Home Sale

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

If you’re attempting to sell a home or condo in Maryland, you want your home to appear perfect and move-in ready to potential buyers, so that you can get the sale price you feel that you deserve. Defects in your home, even if they’re small and inconsequential, could scare off skittish buyers, so disclosing… Read More »

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