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.
21 05, 2019

Putting Your Home on the Market this Spring? Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Potentially Ugly

By |2019-05-20T16:09:23-04:00May 21st, 2019|Advice, seasonal advice|

The spring and summer months have traditionally been the peak time for putting a home on the market. This is particularly the case in areas that can have cold and snowy winters, as ice and slush don’t make for very enjoyable home shopping. But, even though potential buyers are certainly more plentiful in warmer weather, [...]

16 04, 2019

Can You Buy a House Even If You Have Bad Credit?

By |2019-04-16T17:58:01-04:00April 16th, 2019|Financing|

If you’ve had your heart set on purchasing a house, but bad credit is holding you back, it may be time to start searching for your dream home again. That’s because, even though a good credit score can allow you to obtain a lower interest rate on a mortgage, having bad credit won’t necessarily prevent [...]

26 03, 2019

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time? Be Careful Not to Make These Common Mistakes

By |2019-03-27T16:01:17-04:00March 26th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying, Home Selling|

Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common [...]

12 03, 2019

Should You Go Ahead and Purchase a Home in 2019? Or is It Better to Wait It Out Until Next Year?

By |2019-03-14T20:11:57-04:00March 12th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

With all of the recent hoopla regarding interest rates and market ups and downs, it can be overwhelming at best to know what to do with your hard earned money – and that includes deciding whether or not you should move forward with the purchase of a home. So, before you make a 30-year commitment, [...]

5 03, 2019

Don’t Let the Cost of Home Staging Deter You from Making Your Property Look Great

By |2019-03-07T13:03:13-04:00March 5th, 2019|Advice, Home Selling|

If you’ve had a home on the market within the past few years, it is possible that the real estate agent suggested “staging” it so that it looks more appealing to potential purchasers. But, while there can be numerous benefits to home staging, this process can oftentimes end up costing thousands of dollars…or does it? [...]