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
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
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
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!
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR 2012? Five Trends... 1. Buyers Will Return In 2011, a lack of consumer confidence in the overall economy dramatically impacted the housing market. Buyers were afraid to make a purchasing decision on any big ticket item. By the end of 2011, consumer confidence began to return and sales increased. Economic conditions will … Continue reading What’s Ahead for 2012? Five Trends …
Owners' Continuing Responsibility for Snow/Ice Removal With the arrival of Winter this coming week and the surprise snowfall we had last week, it is time to complete your winter preparations, if you have not done so already. These are particularly important if you have a home listed for sale that is vacant or you are going … Continue reading Winter Preparations Checklist for Homes on the Market
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
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?
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
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