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.

28 11, 2017

Working Around Your Spouse or Partner’s Poor Credit Score When Buying Your Next Home

2017-11-27T15:59:05+00:00 By |Advice, Financing|

Prior to getting married or choosing a partner, most people won’t run a credit check. After all, when you love someone, their financial situation really shouldn’t matter. But, when the time comes for you to purchase a home together, his or her credit score could potentially make or break the deal. So, if there are [...]

24 10, 2017

How Much Does Location Really Matter in Real Estate? More Than Many People Might Think

2017-10-26T08:18:16+00:00 By |Advice, Home Buying, Real Estate|

Most everyone has heard the old saying at least once: "The three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location." But, while this can make for a catchy phrase, does location really matter all that much when you are buying and / or selling a home? In a word, yes. There are [...]

10 10, 2017

Are You Ready for a Tiny House?

2017-10-10T17:52:12+00:00 By |Advice, Home Buying|

If you watch any reality TV, then it's possible that you are familiar with the "tiny house" craze. Regardless of whether you love them or not, these small homes can certainly offer their residents many benefits. But there are also some important aspects to consider before moving forward with your own tiny house. Starting with [...]

3 10, 2017

What to Know About Hurricane Insurance

2017-10-03T14:25:29+00:00 By |Advice, insurance|

While properties closest to the coast are usually the likely targets of a hurricane, there are times when a storm will make an unexpected turn and impact more inland properties. If that occurs, do you know how to get the most from your insurance coverage? After an incident has occurred (or ideally, before a natural [...]