Matthew T. Smoot's Blog: Box Hill North

Interest Rates...What to Expect

Interest Rates...What to Expect With the economic recovery in full swing, there has been a lot of talk lately about interest rates and the possibility that an increase could be coming in the near future. This is a classic good news/bad news scenario: ... Read more

Rapid Home Price Gains Will Slow Down

Rapid Home Price Gains Will Slow Down While double digit gains have been common, home appreciation is projected to drop to 6.5% during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, according to a report released Thursday. That will follow a 10.2% jump for the ... Read more

Bidding Wars are Back...

Bidding Wars are Back... A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive this week reveals a dramatic reversal in previous years' buyers' market status. A current lack of inventory is producing a surplus of offers in many markets, giving brokers ... Read more

Housing Tax Incentives Can "Make" or "Break" the Middle Class

Housing Tax Incentives Can "Make" or "Break" the Middle Class To meet the nation's growing need for affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently called on Co... Read more

Big Changes for FHA Loans: Affecting Buyers & Sellers

Big Changes for FHA Loans: Affecting Buyers & Sellers FHA announced sweeping changes to mortgage insurance yesterday. For all FHA case numbers assigned on or after April 1, 2013, FHA will increase the monthly premium from 1.25% to 1.35%. While thi... Read more

Investing: 101 and Generating Passive Income

Investing: 101 and Generating Passive Income Now more than ever is the perfect time to invest in real estate. We all know that the real estate market has its "highs and lows," but there is always one thing you can be certain about when you in... Read more

Exquisite 3 Bedroom Penthouse Condo in Bowie (Woodland Lake)

15609 Everglaade Lane Unit #F304 Bowie, MD 20716 -3 Bedrooms -2 Full Baths -Gourmet Kitchen -Loft -Jacuzzi Tub -Swimming Pool Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Penthouse w/ Open Floor Plan & Gourmet Kitchen!Large Family Room w/ Gas Fireplace!Ma... Read more

Matthew T. Smoot-REALTOR, BROKER, Biography

Your "Whatever it Takes" Realtor® Delivering "Express Service" & "Express Results..." one Client at a Time!!! My name is Matthew T. Smoot and I specialize in assisting buyers, sellers, investors, and re... Read more

The First Time Seller

The First-Time SELLER Today’s buyer-take-all bonanza is a boon for fence-sitters and buyers with great credit and deep pockets. But sellers are gearing themselves to new realities that include paying (rather than making) money at the closing tabl... Read more

Staging Your Home

Selling a home in any market can be competitive. It’s essential that sellers follow some simple, yet important tips to help make their home more salable. A quicker home sale can be reached by keeping in mind the needs of the home’s most lik... Read more

7 Tips for Selling Your Home

Since the housing boom ended and the market began to shift, the phrase “going back to basics” has been tossed around quite frequently. From the way agents handle their business to the way they communicate with clients, the phrase has gotten qu... Read more

Shopping for a Mortgage

You wouldn’t buy a house without shopping around first, right? Then why would you commit to the loan you use to buy that house without making sure you’re getting the best deal possible? From the experts at LendingTree, here are six reasons why... Read more

The Appraisal Process

Preparing for Your Home Appraisal Home appraisals are a necessary step in the process of selling or refinancing your home. While many homes today aren’t worth as much as they were when they were bought, it is crucial for homeowners to be realist... Read more

New Home Sales Still Struggering

Sales of newly built, single-family homes held virtually unchanged in July with a 0.7 percent dip from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 298,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. “T... Read more

Delinquency Rates on Mortgages Going Down

The national delinquency rate for residential home loans fell to 7.99 percent in the third quarter-the lowest reading since the fourth quarter of 2008. This represents a decline of 45 basis points from the second quarter of this year, and a drop of 114 ba... Read more
Matthew T. Smoot (ABR, SFR, CDPE, CSP)
Your "Whatever it Takes" REALTOR
The Exit Express Team
"Express Service, Express Results"
Associate Broker of Exit Preferred Realty
443-504-8930 (cell)
410-670-9100 (office)
410-670-9151 (e-fax)
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Matt is an awesome agent; he was a pleasure to work with. I listed my home with Matthew in September and he was very informative and reassuring about the entire process. After a terrible experience in 2007 with another agency I was hesitant to begin the process again, especially with the state of the economy. Matthew went above and beyond to keep me informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. He also returned all calls and e-mails the same day. At the end of October I received two contracts on my home and he helpmed me make an educated decision about which to accept. Matthew was also present at all of the inspections during the selling process and kept close contact with the buyer's agent. We closed on the sale right before Thanksgiving. Matthew is an excellent agent and I was extremely happy with my entire selling experience. I will definitely refer him to friends and family and will use his services again when the need arises. Jennifer Burns (Middle River) 2010
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