We are becoming more virtually-oriented and very proficient in helping clients with tools and technology that ease the challenges of buying or selling a home in this environment. So rest assured that staying at home doesn't mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill. Take a look at the infographic … Continue reading How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place
There’s quite a bit going on in the world right now—impeachment hearings, Brexit, tensions with Iran, trade issues with China and, more recently, the coronavirus. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you may be wondering what effect, if any, these domestic and global events can have on real estate. Here … Continue reading What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?
I am honored to be associated with Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate which has long been a market leader in Bethesda and has been named the Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes in the annual Best of Bethesda awards. Hosted by Bethesda Magazine, the 2020 Best of Bethesda awards contest invites … Continue reading The Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes
Economic Uncertainty, Consumer Confidence, Inventory, New Construction, Appreciation, and Sales are all Factors.
January is the real start of the spring market. And if you are ready now, you can get the jump on that during the holiday season. For example, I have sold homes between Christmas and New Years five of the last ten years. While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs … Continue reading Why Now is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home!
Fall is officially here. Before colder weather arrives, there are a few things I recommend my clients do to prepare their homes for the upcoming season. Taking these steps now can help ensure you’ll go through fall (and winter) without any problems. Shut off outside water faucets. Close valves inside the house, then turn on … Continue reading Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Tips
No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market. With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened. These conditions present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying for those individuals who also need to buy a new property after selling. Thankfully, those … Continue reading Tremendous Opportunities for Sellers Who Prepare
While Millennials are entering the home-buying game later than earlier generations, their desire to achieve the American Dream remains and is stronger than previous generations.
I am sure you’ve seen or heard the headlines: "Interest rates are rising." Homeownership is no longer affordable." "The real estate market is headed for a bubble." While what is being said in the news media attracts attention, it’s critical to take a broader look at the housing market and historical trends to understand … Continue reading Take A Broader Look at the Housing Market
February 2019 Update: Low levels pushing prices for D.C. Metro areas to record February highs. Sales continue to slow. The February 2019 Washington D.C. Metro area median home price of $427,000 was up 4.1% or $17,000 from last year and marked the 29th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases. Sales volume across the DC Metro … Continue reading Metro DC Inventory Remains Historically Low
GUIDES FOR 2019 Clients call me because they know they have had a highly experienced professional from the top brokerage working for them. If you are planning to sell or buy during the upcoming Spring or Summer market, call me now for a complimentary confidential consultation to review your preparations for sale or purchase. My … Continue reading Planning to Buy or Sell? My Popular Guides for 2019 Are Now Available
It’s hard to believe that 2018 is soon coming to a close. With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking about what you should do if you might buy or sell a home in 2019. While many people wait until spring to begin their home-buying or selling process, I’m here to tell you … Continue reading What To Do If You Might Buy or Sell a Home in 2019
The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, it’s getting darker earlier and many people—myself included—have broken out their winter coats. While it may not officially be here, winter is certainly coming. To help you prepare for cooler weather, I’ve put together this list of five helpful home maintenance tips. Completing these simple tasks … Continue reading Prepare for Cooler Weather — Fall is here!
There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, … Continue reading Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?
As usual, with the spring market comes a fluster of buyers in the market, but much to their surprise this year — very little inventory. This lack of inventory is restricting the amount of homes being sold and driving up prices. For the entire Bright MLS market, first quarter sales were 2.2% lower than last … Continue reading The Lack of Inventory Makes for a Seller’s Market