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
Among all the market indicators we analyze, occasionally we take a look at foot traffic -‐ how many people actually are out there looking for houses. The Market is still strong, though not as strong as it was last July and August. We don’t have as many distressed properties for people to look at, but … Continue reading High Market Expectations Based on “Foot Traffic” and Affordable Down Payments
The latest statistics are out from NAR on the state of the residential real estate market this Spring. For detailed information and reports customized for your neighborhood and a comparable sales analysis for your home, call me directly at 301-452-1409. For regional market videos updated monthly, visit http://www.HillSlowinski.com and click on the "MARKET REPORTS" tab. … Continue reading NAR’s Latest Statistics are Out!
Christie's International Real Estate/Luxury Home Market and Regional Video Updates Our newly updated area market videos have just been posted. For easy access, just save the connection to these in your Favorites. Here is a direct link to this month's video summaries by RBI, RealEstate Business Intelligence, of today's trends in our area markets: Washington DC Market Update Suburban … Continue reading Estate and Luxury Home Market and Regional Video Updates
Don't Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that … Continue reading Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted
Buying - Selling - Renting? Review Your Preparations NOW I encourage you if you are considering buying, selling or renting in the next six months or so to call me now (301-452-1409) as the predictions are the real estate market will be more robust in the first half of 2014. If you are selling, my Homeseller's Handbook provides … Continue reading Buying – Selling – Renting? Review Your Preparations NOW
Negotiating Experience Matters Hill's Top 10 Client Advantages 1. Faster Sales: We do more marketing than other firms, and get faster sales. 2. Better Expertise: We are better trained and more up-to-date. 3. Neighborhood Specialization: We have a better understanding of these homes and the market. 4. More Activity: We spend more time and energy … Continue reading Negotiating Experience Matters
Save 35%, 40%, Even 50% or More - Where to Buy Instead of Rent! Updated reports indicate while rents continue to increase at a significant rate, the cost of homeownership is remarkably more affordable. The infographic below shows where buyers can realize significant savings over time. Nationally it is 44% cheaper to buy versus rent. In fact, homeownership is … Continue reading Save 35%, 40%, Even 50% or More – Where to Buy Instead of Rent!
Stand Out Among Buyers and Sellers! How? I represent only a few clients at a time to ensure I personally can provide full support. I work with first-time buyers, growing families, empty nesters, and individuals in transition with homes in all price ranges, from condos to single family homes to luxury estates. I am accepting … Continue reading Stand Out Among Buyers and Sellers! How?
It's Going To Be More Active Spring is officially here. Buyers and sellers are ready once again to participate in the most active home market period of the year. Sellers have painted everything inside and out and finished mulching their garden beds. Buyers have drafted their wish lists, review their favorite real estate websites daily … Continue reading Get Ready — This is Not Your Usual Spring Market!
Stronger Sales, With Financing The good news is that statistics show sales are really starting to take off and I think that will continue through 2012. Almost everyone who's making a projection going forward is projecting that the number of transactions in 2012 is really going to increase, and some believe rather dramatically. The current … Continue reading Stronger Sales, With Financing
10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home There is a huge difference between deciding you want to become an investor (and landlord) and deciding that renting your primary residence might be 'easier' than trying to sell it. Answer these 10 questions to see if renting your house out is right for you: 1.) How … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home
(Reprinted from The KCM Blog, October 2011. Disclaimer: This blog covers the national housing market as a whole. Please check with a local real estate professional to discover how the following information will impact your region. – The KCM Crew.) Hill's Comment: While the recent S&P/Case-Shiller Index data reflect an overall slight increase in Washington … Continue reading House Prices: Where They Will Be in the Spring
Selling Clients Ask 'What Methods Best Solicit Offers?' Each listing, each buyer, and each offer is different. I apply several strategies in response to expressions of interest and to encourage potential offers to a particular listing. I rarely have direct initial contact with buyers who are not my own clients as they are represented by their own … Continue reading Stimulating Offers from Prospective Buyers
In the Top 3: Notable Results Compared to 2010 levels So far this year, we have seen a remarkable increase in buyer activity (see new listings below) not only in visits to Open Houses in the area but also in the number of contract contracts written on homes on the market. We are also helping … Continue reading Our Market Performance in February 2011 vs. 2010