Meet Kevin Hogan

A single dad, Realtor, music aficionado, gourmet cook, University of Maryland grad who is intelligent, honest and fun. I love technology, black and white movies, my kids, and making buying or selling a home easy for people. Read more >>

Min Price
Max Price

Homebuyer's FAQ

Buying a home is one of, if not the, largest descions and investments you will make in your life. When you decide to  buy a home there are many questions and I am here to help you. This is just a basic overview of what will happen when we begin the process of finding you a home and you are always free to email me or call me directly at anytime at 443-536-9966.

The first question I am often asked is "what does a Realtor do for me as a buyer?" and this depends on how you and I decide to proceed with our relationship. When I become your buyer’s agent, I advocate for you, getting you the best price, dealing with the little things and helping you find the best loan available. I owe you my full fiduciary (legal) duties, like loyalty and confidentiality, making sure that at the end of the day you have a worry free experience.

Next you may ask "What else do I get when I have Kevin W Hogan as my buyer's agent?" and the answer is simple, everything you need. This includes helping you define what you want and need from a home, giving you information on schools and neighborhoods, and evaluating any property you select to see. I also explain all forms in easy to understand language, cutting through the legalise and letting you know what contingencies to ask for to protect you and give you the best deal. Finally you know your position and information is safe with me as I monitor the entire process from start to finish.

You may now think, "That's a lot of service, what will it cost me?" and the answer is I normally receive compensation through the listing broker. This is why when we meet I ask to enter into a mutual contract with you and become your buyer's agent, you recieve the highest level of service with nothing out of pocket.  

The next thing to consider is "How much can I afford?" This is determined ultimately by a loan officer.  If you have one and she has given you an amount you are approved for then we can start looking now, if not I can suggest a lender for you to speak to. The process involves a series of questions and calculations that will allow us to know how much house you can afford. Keep in mind that most lenders will not let your monthly mortgage payment exceed 28 percent of your monthly pre-tax income. There are a myriad of loan options available, from convential to FHA and VA loans.Even people with low or bad credit have options, check out this article, Getting A Mortgage With A Low Credit Score, for options if this is your situation. Contact me directly for more information or use the handly calculator below to get a general idea of what you can afford.



When speaking to a lender you will be pre-qualified, which is a rather informal number of what you can afford. When we begin looking in earnest for your dream house you will want to get pre-approved, which is a guarantee in writing from your lender that the money will be there when you make an offer.  This makes your offer all that more attractive and can greatly reduce the time until closing.


Kevin W Hogan - Realtor -  Member of The Paul Gillespie Team of Exit Preferred Realty - Through a combination of advanced search technologies and old fashioned personalized service, he affords his clients with the highest level of service and is there for each step of the sale or purchase of your home. Customer First and FHA 203k Loan agent specializing in communities in and around the Carroll County such as Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mt. Airy, Woodbine and Hampstead.

Call Kevin W Hogan at 443-536-9966 or connect 


Kevin Hogan on FacebookKevin Hogan on TwitterKevin Hogan on Google+Kevin Hogan on LinkedinKevin Hogan on Pinterest

The information on this page is accurate to the best of my knowledge.



Looking for a new home? Check back here often to see our Featured Listings, or use my Dream Home Finder form and I'll conduct a personalized search for you. I have also provided a brief FAQ for first time buyers. Carroll County is one of the fastest growing areas in Maryland, close to both Washington DC and Baltimore, while retaining the slower pace of a semi-rural community. I also specialize in distressed properties like foreclosures and short sales, in addition to new construction and general resales.

If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. Through a combination of advanced search technology, strategic listing placement and old fashion personailized service, I use the most effective techniques to get you top dollar in a reasonable amount of time. I would love to help you with a FREE Staging Evaluation that can help you get the most money for your house.

As a paralegal, Customer First agent and FHA 203k Loan specialist, I deal extensively with property sales stemming from divorce, foreclosures and other legal actions, representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property within Carroll County Maryland's southern area, including Eldersburg, Sykesville, Woodbine, New Windsor and Mt Airy.

I hope you enjoy your visit and contact me for any of your Carroll County real estate needs.

Kevin Hogan

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu