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
Take a look at some of the most obnoxious spite homes below. Fences wouldn't make a difference in the dispute, except they would be a cheaper alternative! The Froling Spite House Located on a spit of land in Alameda, Calif., a city between Oakland and San Francisco, this 10-feet deep home was erected around the … Continue reading 5 Homes Built Out of Spite
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
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
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! 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!
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!
(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
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
A Rare 1770 "Flounder" Beautifully Renovated -- SOLD!! 202 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA OFFERED for $1,410,000 This rare 1770 freestanding brick flounder, built well back from the street and surrounded by a formal garden with potting shed and high brick walls, is a jewel of Old Town. The two and one-half story brick home, … Continue reading “A Jewel of Old Town” Alexandria, VA
Old Town Alexandria: Close to Everything! 211 South Payne Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 Offered for $875,000 This two-story brick Colonial Revival style detached townhouse was built in 1900, with a three-bay façade with six-over-one windows and an abbreviated classical cornice. It is in easy walking distance to the King Street shopping and … Continue reading The Best of In-Town Living!
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