Surviving a Tough Real Estate Market: How a Good Roof Can Help

To say the US housing market has been in a bit of a slump is an understatement. But for what it’s worth, the state of the real estate market across the country has been steadily improving despite the fact that the numbers are still far from what we were seeing before the recession hit.Foreclosure rates reamined high in March in Maryland Image

If you’re a Silver Spring resident waiting to sell your property, you might have to put your plans off until a better time. Still, if nearby Baltimore’s good luck rubs off on Silver Spring, the wait might not be as long as you’d imagined:

Agents and economists said March’s unusually harsh weather dampened last month’s activity, but the Baltimore region fared better than other markets, such as Washington. Many are predicting that pent-up demand will drive a busy spring season.

“We would have had a better March if we had more traditional weather,” said Alyssia Essig, sales manager for the Prudential/PenFed Realty office in Roland Park. “I think you’re going to see an explosive spring.”

“There’s enough demand in the market that it’s not causing home prices to decrease, even with the additional foreclosure activity,” [RealtyTrac’s] Blomquist said.

Ross Mackesey, sales manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Greenspring office in Lutherville, predicted that prices will rise this spring.

In the meantime, you can take proactive steps to ensure that your property is in its best state when it finally gets listed. Your first step: giving Silver Spring roofers a call. A stronger market means more competition, so you have to make sure your home stands out. Getting a whole new roof or even just keeping up with repairs can give you that edge you’re looking for and boost your chances of making a profitable sale.

When it comes to Silver Spring roofing services, Mid Atlantic Construction of VA and MD (MAC) is the company to call. They employ only licensed, factory-certified roofing technicians, all of whom receive regular training to keep them updated on the latest roofing solutions. MAC provides industry-leading warranties for all the products they use in their projects to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

(Article Excerpt and Image from “Foreclosure rates remained high in March in Maryland”, The Baltimore Sun, April 10, 2014)