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?
Economic Uncertainty, Consumer Confidence, Inventory, New Construction, Appreciation, and Sales are all Factors.
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
More than halfway through 2019, for those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year.
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
The Internet is a tremendous resource and essential tool to help you in your real estate research, communications, and transactions. And with those opportunities come real risk. Almost every day, we hear about fraud, phishing emails, online identity theft or other cyber security risks, and that’s why it’s critical that we actively protect ourselves … Continue reading Anti-Fraud and Password Safety in Today’s Real Estate World
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
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?
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!
Riparian water rights are the rights that landowners have to make "exclusive use" or “reasonable use” of the water that abuts, or flows through or over their properties. Examples of riparian rights include the right to build structures like docks or piers, access to the water for the purposes of swimming or fishing, and the … Continue reading What are Riparian Rights in Maryland and Virginia Waterfront Property?
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
Whether you're buying or selling a home (or both), pay special attention to how a home inspection can serve your interests. A professional home inspection protects both buyers and sellers from legal action sparked by problems found after a home is sold. Buyers have long been advised to include a home inspection contingency in their … Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection