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?