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!
W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors® succeeded as a division of its Washington, DC parent company. The Miller company was founded on integrity, professionalism, hard work and trust; values that never waver. We proudly carry on the heritage of W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors (founded 1912) and Christie's International Real Estate (founded 1766), businesses long recognized … Continue reading Long & Foster, Wes Foster, and Warren Buffett
Seven Exceptional Attributes to Look For Finding an excellent real estate agent or Realtor® can be a challenge. There are many to choose from and they all appear eager to help you. But how do you know which will serve your interests and help you best? There are so many to choose from - but … Continue reading Picking a Real Estate Agent?
SELLERS: Why Your House WILL Sell When Others Don't; BUYERS: How to Prepare For, Find, and GET the Home You Want Navigating today's dramatically changing real estate market can be challenging. Add to that the complexities of buying or selling a home and you have the makings for a whole lot of confusion. These free seminars will … Continue reading FREE Home Buyer & Seller Seminar Series
7717 Garland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 -- MRIS# MC7318585, Offered for $578,000 $561,000 -- SOLD!! Experience the charm of timeless character and new renovations in keeping with its surroundings and history. This home has been upgraded and improved by an assiduous owner who has done it all and made every space functional. Move in … Continue reading Classic 1926 Takoma Park Bungalow — All Renovated and Ready!
Positive Trend Reverses Declines Since 2004 New sales contracts in 2009 for residential properties were 21% ahead of 2008. The number of properties on the market at the end of 2009 was 25% lower than the end of 2008 -- a five month supply. This is a market which most housing economists feel is in … Continue reading Washington, DC Market: 2009 Review and 2010 Outlook
Current Program Extended and Revised; Expanded to Repeat Home Buyers Despite the many rumors, projections, and hopeful expectations presented in the press in very recent weeks, the final legislation for the tax credit afforded home purchasers has several new features and requirements that distinguish this program from the one which is due to expire November … Continue reading 2009-2010 Home Buyer Tax Credit Summary
I will hold an Open House this Sunday for this beautiful Darnestown estate NEW PRICE: Offered for $1,249,000 $1,099,000!-- 13520 Deakins Lane, Darnestown, MD 20874 (outside Potomac off Seneca Road between River Road and Esworthy Road). Just imagine! 8.25 bucolic acres just outside Potomac is the site of this 1964 Colonial with an elegant marble foyer, … Continue reading Open House, Sunday 10/4, 1-4 PM: Grand Darnestown, MD Estate
It's All About My Clients ... When clients engage me, either with the renowned Washington brokerage of W.C. & A.N. Miller REALTORS®, exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, or with Sloans & Kenyon in its marketing association for their luxury real estate needs, they find my service levels cannot be matched. My clients understand … Continue reading The Testimonials Speak for Themselves…..
September 17, 2009: Potomac, MD (11:00 am); McLean, VA (1:00 pm) Bidder registration 48 hours in advance of auction is necessary for participation. Buyer representation is recommended and is available without obligation. Call for full details 9034 Bronson Drive, Potomac, MD 20854, MC7126291 SOLD: $5,029,000 This spacious home is situated atop a rolling hill with a level back and … Continue reading MAGNIFICENT ESTATE HOME AUCTIONS: Potomac, MD; McLean, VA
To Discourage Rush Closings, Reduce Last Minute Rescues, and Cut Down Closing Table Changes Both buyers and sellers need to be aware of the changes brought about by the HVCC (see article below) and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA), which goes into effect July 30, 2009. HERA is intended to better inform the consumer, … Continue reading HVCC, HERA Disclosure Timeframes Slow Closing Process, Ensure Accuracy
What the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) Means to You Both sellers and buyers must be aware of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) legislation recently enacted in response to the mortgage crisis brought on by lenders who took unacceptable risks. This is a legislative effort to create consistent business practices among lenders … Continue reading Smooth vs. Quick Settlements under HVCC
Available for ANY Home at ALL Income Levels How do you buy a house in need of repair and finance the repairs all at the same time? Most mortgage financing plans provide only permanent financing. That is, the lender will not usually close the loan and release the mortgage proceeds unless the condition and value … Continue reading FHA 203K Renovation Loans: Buy AND Renovate with One Loan!
Early 2009 Market Results: Increased Activity for Buyers and Sellers We are two-thirds of the way through of the 2009 Spring Market, and we have had a roller-coaster of regional activity – some areas have popped up in sales, others suddenly are flat – on both sellers’ and buyers’ sides. The news on the economy … Continue reading Hill’s May 2009 Real Estate Update
Good for Closing Costs, Rate Buy Down, But Not Minimum Down Payment