Resources for Home Buyers
We love working with all types of home buyers! For us, there’s no such thing as a small client.We believe first-time home buyers deserve the same attention and respect as those buying waterfront estates. Our Realtors are happy to spend time with you, helping you understand the buying process and the local market. We’ve also provided resources for you here. Read on for FAQs about buying a home, links to articles & advice for home buyers, and financial tools for home buyers.
Home Buyer FAQs
When should I begin working with a Realtor?
How do I choose the right Realtor?
important, but so is personality and fit. You need someone you feel truly comfortable with and can trust to give and receive honest feedback. Check out this article about choosing the right realtor for more advice. You can also read about the Realtors on our team here.
What is the home buying process like? What steps should I take to buy a home?
How should I approach my home search?
How much cash do I need to buy a home?
What types of loans are available for first-time home buyers?
What if I have to sell my current home before I can buy a new one?
What are some common home buying mistakes to avoid?
Local Services Guide
First Home Mortgage | 410-820-5200
OMC Mortgage (Oyster Mortgage Company) | 410-221-8177
Provident State Bank | 410-228-1554
Residential Mortgage Services | 443-738-1701
Choptank Home Inspections
Compass Property Inspections
High Tech Home Inspections
Choptank Electric Cooperative | 877-892-0001 choptankelectric.com
Delmarva Power | 800-375-7117 www.delmarva.com
Gas / Oil Companies
Chesapeake Utilities | 800-427-0015 www.chpkgas.com
Pep-Up, Inc. | 410-228-3515 www.pepupinc.com
Sharp Energy | 410-822-8567 www.sharpenergy.com
Suburban Propane | 410-228-2992 www.suburbanpropane.com
Tri-Gas & Oil Company | 410-228-8500 www.trigas-oil.com
AT&T | 800-222-0300 www.att.com
Verizon | 800-837-4966 www.verizon.com
Cable & Internet Companies
Bay Country Communications | 410-901-2224 bcctv.com
Comcast | 888-266-2278 my.xfinity.com
Direct TV | 800-240-1583 www.directv.com
Verizon Wireline (Fios) | visit website
Bay Country Security | 410-228-5785 baycountrysecurity.com
Water & Sewer Service
Please contact your local municipality or county government.
If your property is within an incorporated municipality, please contact the Town Office.
Private Collection Services:
Shore Waste | 443-521-0475
Town & Country Disposal, Inc. | 410-228-2699 www.facebook.com
Financial Tools for Home Buyers
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Articles & Advice for Buying a Home
Eastern Shore Real Estate Market Stats
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard that the real estate market is "hot" right now. But just how hot is it? And what does a "hot market" really mean? We're sharing real estate market stats from four Eastern Shore counties that illustrate just how...
5 Tips for House Hunting as a Couple
Buying a house is one of the most significant and expensive purchases made in a relationship. This decision can be stressful, especially for couples with little to no experience in the field of real estate. There are many decisions to be made while house hunting, from...
8 Tips for a Successful Home Search
So you’ve decided you want to buy a house… Congratulations! Buying a home can be incredibly rewarding – both financially and personally. In the 40+ years we’ve helped people find their homes, we’ve learned that there’s definitely a right way to approach your home...