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?
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
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
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
Watch the July 2018 broadcast of The Probate Nation on Selling District of Columbia Real Estate by an Estate or Conservator, an interview with F. Hill Slowinski, JD by Richard John Ruddy, Jr., Esq. Click on THIS LINK.
Dear Friends, The real estate market is very attractive for homeowners right now. Housing inventory is down, prices are rising and, while mortgage rates remain low, they will likely grind higher through 2018. As you know, real estate is very similar to the stock market in that you’d like to “buy low and sell high”. … Continue reading Demand is Rising for Properties Like Yours!
This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors, and other professionals use one or more of these valuation methods, depending on circumstances and the type of … Continue reading CMAs, BPOs, AVMs and Appraisals Explained
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median … Continue reading How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?
Where to look? What to rely on? How to keep current? I initiated this blog years ago because my Clients need and want trustworthy and informed resources on real estate matters. My clients also get prompt access directly to me to address important questions and issues they encounter and to prepare them for the transactional … Continue reading Online Real Estate Information Resources
In my regular email newsletter, there is a featured service where you can get the real story on your neighborhood -- or any neighborhood -- and see data about everything from schools to household income. Use the Neighborhood Widget to get all sorts of facts about your neighborhood or any neighborhood including schools, income levels … Continue reading All New Deep Data For Your Neighborhood
The Details: 38,000 sq ft new construction home +17,000 sq ft of entertainment decks, 2 master suites, 10 oversized VIP guest suites, 21 luxury bathrooms, three gourmet kitchens, five bars, massage studio/wellness spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 85-foot glass tile infinity swimming pool, 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos Theater, four lane bowling alley/lounge, auto gallery with cars … Continue reading America’s MOST Expensive Home For Sale
Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to turn your attention to your home. The changing of the season always acts as a call to action for fine-tuning your home, and the onset of fall is no different. Below, we’ll share with you 10 tips for getting your home ready for cooler weather. Check out … Continue reading Get Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter: Helpful Maintenance Tips