Buying or Selling Your Castle? Let’s Review Your Preparations NOW

Put Your Current or Next Home in Hill's Good Hands 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 even more robust in 2016.  If you are selling, my free Homeseller’s Handbook provides helpful … Continue reading Buying or Selling Your Castle? Let’s Review Your Preparations NOW

Area Home Sales Will Remain “Hot” This Summer

People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot. The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are more buyers out looking at homes right … Continue reading Area Home Sales Will Remain “Hot” This Summer

High Market Expectations Based on “Foot Traffic” and Affordable Down Payments

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

Buying – Selling – Renting? Review Your Preparations NOW

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

Save 35%, 40%, Even 50% or More – Where to Buy Instead of Rent!

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!

Get Ready — This is Not Your Usual Spring Market!

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!

THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers

Price - For a Listing and for a Contract of Sale.  Sellers and buyers both rely on their agent's expertise and research to help them understand today's market and what are reasonable price expectations.  A wrong price can kill a listing or a deal. This single factor is so important. An agent who tries to … Continue reading THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers

Major FHA Changes Expected to Take Place in Early 2010

Mortgage Insurance Premium, Credit Scores, and Seller Contribution Affected On January 20, 2010, FHA announced major changes to ensure its long-term financial soundness. FHA is trying to balance three fundamental objectives: Financial soundness of the FHA insurance fund – ensuring that its capital ratio returns above 2 percent, Fulfilling its mission of serving borrowers not … Continue reading Major FHA Changes Expected to Take Place in Early 2010