About 15 years ago, we experienced a housing crisis. Unfortunately, at that time, many Americans lost their homes and real estate investments. Although our current market is shifting, homeowners need not worry that history will repeat itself. The factors affecting today’s housing market are vastly different than they were in the mid to late 2000s. … Continue reading The Difference Between Today’s Shifting Market and the 2008 Housing Crisis
There’s been so much news lately relating to the economy and real estate. If you’re planning to buy or sell a home soon, you may be wondering what it means for you. The housing market, which received a boost from record low interest rates during the Covid-19 pandemic, has begun to shift. The Arrival of … Continue reading The Changing Real Estate Market: A Return to “Normal”?
The housing market is influenced by the state of the economy. With so many economic developments recently, you may be wondering about the impact on the housing market. To keep you informed, we looked at a few factors that are currently affecting the real estate market. Rising Mortgage Rates The recent increase in mortgage interest … Continue reading May Residential Real Estate Market Update
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As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — … Continue reading What You Can Expect In the Spring Market
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Tax season is upon us and, this year, the filing deadline is April 18. The deadline was pushed back from April 15 because of Emancipation Day, which is a holiday in Washington, D.C. As you prepare your 2021 taxes, here are a few housing-related items to keep in mind. Home interest deductions · Mortgages that … Continue reading Tax Time: Housing-related Items to Keep in Mind
I am so grateful and fortunate to be a member of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate. We have been named again as the Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes in Bethesda, Maryland, for 2022 by readers of Bethesda Magazine in the annual Best of Bethesda awards. The Best of Bethesda awards … Continue reading Voted “Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes 2022” by Readers of Bethesda Magazine
While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs and flows, a number of trends still affect the market as a whole. Throughout 2021, inventory challenges and low mortgage rates remained a common theme. With the arrival of winter and recent news of upward pressure on interest rates expected throughout 2022, if … Continue reading Now is a Particularly Great Time to Sell a Home
Context is Important. There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – … Continue reading The Facts Many Headlines Overlook
The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs. As a seller, if you no longer need the extra room you have in your … Continue reading Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?
Luxury Specialist Conference, hosted by Christie’s International Real Estate, continues to set the industry standard in marketing high-value homes F. Hill Slowinski, JD, from Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. awarded elite luxury designation as a Luxury Specialist by Christie’s Education New York, New York (September 23, 2021) — Christie’s International Real Estate, the real … Continue reading Christie’s International Real Estate Awards F. Hill Slowinski Exclusive “2021 Luxury Specialist” Designation for Expertise in High-End Client Service
As summer comes to a close, with school starting, and fall just around the corner, September brings a time of transition. If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be hearing reports of inventory trickling back on the market in some locations and bidding wars appearing to be slightly less common. Here’s some insight on … Continue reading Selling In An Adjusting Market
My clients had been looking for several months for the right home, and we had seen a few that were close … but not close enough. So, they were well aware that they had to be prepared to act fast when the right house became available. Then it happened! They had ratified a contract on … Continue reading Chevy Chase Village Victorian Under Contract in 8 Hours!
Where We Are Heading After a whirlwind of a year in 2020, the housing market looks like a minefield of complications. Thanks to COVID-19 and its impact on the U.S., the right decisions for a potential home buyer may be completely different from what they were in 2019. Some have to permanently work from home … Continue reading 2021 Housing Market Predictions And Forecasts