About Patrick McCarthy, Realtor

I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.
14 01, 2022

How Much is Your Current Home Really Worth in Today’s Real Estate Market?

By |2022-01-14T16:03:38-05:00January 14th, 2022|Advice, Home Buying, Home Selling, Real Estate|

If you’re considering putting your home on the market in 2022 – or even if you are just a bit curious about its value, given the intense seller’s market of the past 18 months or so – then you may have visited various websites like Zillow and/or Realtor.com to do a bit of research.

12 11, 2021

Should You Include a Homeowner’s Warranty When Selling Your House?

By |2021-11-12T17:47:56-05:00November 12th, 2021|Advice, Home Selling, Real Estate|

In the hot seller’s market over the past year or so, many of those who have real estate to offer have reaped a long list of benefits – including cashing in on above asking sale prices. With that in mind, does it make sense for sellers to offer added incentives (and costs) like a homeowner’s warranty when putting their house on the market?

14 10, 2021

Does It Make Sense to Pay Cash for Your Next Home?

By |2021-10-14T14:37:02-04:00October 14th, 2021|Advice, Financing, Home Buying, Real Estate|

With a housing market that has been hot for more than a year now, many people are considering whether it makes sense to renovate their current abode in order to better fit current (and future) needs, or to start from scratch with a new home – especially given the ongoing historically low interest rate environment.

6 08, 2021

How the Delta Variant is Impacting the Hot U.S. Real Estate Market

By |2021-08-06T13:51:41-04:00August 6th, 2021|Advice, Home Buying, Home Selling, Real Estate|

When the Coronavirus initially hit the United States back in early 2020, it had a negative impact on the stock market, and created a great deal of chaos for businesses and home sellers. But in the real estate market, things soon took an unexpected turn when home prices in many areas of the country skyrocketed. That, coupled with low mortgage rates, quickly led to a hot seller’s market – even resulting in multiple above-list-price offers on both condos and single family homes.

11 06, 2021

Is Now Really a Good Time to Buy a Home?

By |2021-06-16T14:19:00-04:00June 11th, 2021|Advice, Home Buying, Real Estate|

With all of the action going on in the real estate market, it could be a good time to purchase a new home – especially given the low mortgage rates. But before you make a decision about what is oftentimes the largest purchase of a lifetime, there are some other factors to consider, particularly with rising home prices and a shortage of properties for sale.