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
Hill Slowinski is First Recipient of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Above and Beyond Award' for Outstanding Service Susan Sanford, managing broker of the Bethesda All Points Office, is proud to announce that Hill Slowinski has received the ‘Above and Beyond Award’ from The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Click here to see … Continue reading Long & Foster Recognizes Outstanding Service Award Recipient Hill Slowinski
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.
I am sure you’ve seen or heard the headlines: "Interest rates are rising." Homeownership is no longer affordable." "The real estate market is headed for a bubble." While what is being said in the news media attracts attention, it’s critical to take a broader look at the housing market and historical trends to understand … Continue reading Take A Broader Look at the Housing Market
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
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!
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?
As a real estate professional, I’m often asked if now is a good time to buy or sell a home. The answer is yes! It’s a great time to move, and I’d like to tell you some of the reasons this is such a unique market. Property values have been increasing in most places across … Continue reading My Letter to You on the Washington Market
Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Spring If you’re like me, you’re always happy to see warm weather arrive so you can enjoy not only the inside of your home, but the outside too. You’ll get even more enjoyment if your house is in good repair, and you have taken measures to address the effects … Continue reading Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Spring
As usual, with the spring market comes a fluster of buyers in the market, but much to their surprise this year — very little inventory. This lack of inventory is restricting the amount of homes being sold and driving up prices. For the entire Bright MLS market, first quarter sales were 2.2% lower than last … Continue reading The Lack of Inventory Makes for a Seller’s Market
Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that item is high. Let’s see how … Continue reading Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now
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?