PRESENTING "Idyllic" on the Wicomico River 14950 Deer Haven Place, Issue, MD 20645 Charles County, Southern Maryland I am pleased to present an Extraordinary Retreat on 26+ riverfront acres barely an hour from Washington, D.C. Finally! Your private waterfront home/retreat, located only an hour south of Washington DC in historic Southern Maryland! Delight in nature’s tranquility, unparalleled expansive … Continue reading “Idyllic” on the Wicomico River — Southern Maryland, “Where Eagles Fly!”
Don't Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that … Continue reading Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted
Buying - Selling - Renting? Review Your Preparations NOW I encourage you if you are considering buying, selling or renting in the next six months or so to call me now (301-452-1409) as the predictions are the real estate market will be more robust in the first half of 2014. If you are selling, my Homeseller's Handbook provides … Continue reading Buying – Selling – Renting? Review Your Preparations NOW
Negotiating Experience Matters Hill's Top 10 Client Advantages 1. Faster Sales: We do more marketing than other firms, and get faster sales. 2. Better Expertise: We are better trained and more up-to-date. 3. Neighborhood Specialization: We have a better understanding of these homes and the market. 4. More Activity: We spend more time and energy … Continue reading Negotiating Experience Matters
Current Trends -- Different from Last Year Where we are now: Prices are Leveling Off Inventory is Increasing Interest Rates have Decreased Slightly Activity is Returning to Seasonal Cycles List prices for homes in 2/3 of the largest metropolitan areas are cooling. In fact, they are falling, not just rising more slowly, in 11 of … Continue reading Current Trends — Different from Last Year
Luxury Housing Market Beginning to Surge Sales of homes over $1 million in the country increased 44.1% over the same period last year, says the Wall Street Journal. One reason is financing in the jumbo mortgage market is becoming more readily available, good news in our DC market, where even modest homes can exceed $1 million. Sales of … Continue reading Luxury Housing Market Beginning to Surge
The 3.8% Tax: What's True, What's Not Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors about the 3.8% Medicare tax continue to circulate. The tax doesn't target real estate and will in fact affect very few home sales. Here's the definitive word on what's true and what's not … Continue reading The 3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not
"INFOGRAPHICS" on the Market Here are three interesting and illustrative infographics on the current national perspective on the real estate market, the cost of waiting to buy, and the benefits to buyers and sellers in hiring an experienced full-time professional when buying or selling real estate in today's transitional environment ___________________________________________ F. Hill Slowinski, JD, REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA … Continue reading Infographics: the Real Estate Market
Market Perspective: Jeff Detwiler, President/COO, The Long & Foster Companies Demand for housing is normal; supply/inventory remains below average because of: 1) An inability to meet builder profit margin requirements. Why? 1. Owners still have negative equity 2. Consumers continue to deleverage their debt 3. Mortgage financing is still attractive 2) The mortgage interest rate … Continue reading Market Perspective: Jeff Detwiler, President/COO, The Long & Foster Companies
Seven Secrets For A Successful Sale With the real estate recovery underway, why are some properties not getting calls, showings, or offers from prospective buyers? Seven important factors that influence an offer: 7. Get the help of an agent/brokler who offers the broadest and most varied marketing tools and services. Professional agents use all the … Continue reading Seven Secrets For A Successful Sale
What My Clients Say... "One of the best service experiences I have encountered..." "Never had an agent take care of so many details..." "Would not dream of using another agent!" "First class service-incredibly timely, rapid responses..." Washingtonian by Birth, Lawyer by Training, and Realtor of Choice No two clients, no two homes, and no two transactions … Continue reading What My Clients Say…
Specialized Support for High-Value Clients What sets my help apart from the rest when it comes to representing high-end properties and clients? It is unmatched -- Experience, negotiation expertise, integrity, and highly developed programs that successfully support client goals and objectives. On the purchase side, the first is for those clients who prefer the confidentiality, flexibility, … Continue reading Specialized Support for High-Value Clients
What Do I REALLY Do? In my work, I don't really buy or sell houses. I offer my time and expertise to my clients. My job as a real estate professional is to devote my time to best serve my clients, much like the lawyer I was first trained to be. When I communicate with clients, … Continue reading What Do I REALLY Do?
Economist: Reality Check on Home Prices Adapted from an article posted June 10th 2013, 14:20 by Economist.com In the chart below, the tan line (Washington DC) shows that we are back to the area price levels of 2Q 2002 and 1Q 2008, while the peak was 2Q 2005: The full interactive chart (CLICK HERE) allows readers to compare the … Continue reading Economist: Reality Check on Home Prices
Save 35%, 40%, Even 50% or More - Where to Buy Instead of Rent! Updated reports indicate while rents continue to increase at a significant rate, the cost of homeownership is remarkably more affordable. The infographic below shows where buyers can realize significant savings over time. Nationally it is 44% cheaper to buy versus rent. In fact, homeownership is … Continue reading Save 35%, 40%, Even 50% or More – Where to Buy Instead of Rent!