The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” Let’s break down these … Continue reading Two Big Issues Facing the Housing Market Right Now
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Four Reasons Why Now’s a Good Time to Sell
While the housing market traditionally heats up with the weather, buyers are looking year-round. If you’re thinking about selling your home, here are a few reasons why now is a great time to get it on the market. Appreciation. Your home’s value is based on the market, not the season. In the last few years, … Continue reading Four Reasons Why Now’s a Good Time to Sell
Our Real Estate Market Predictions for 2023
Everything in the economy is cyclical and real estate is no exception. After a few robust years, 2022 brought the housing market to more normal (pre-Covid) levels, which we expect to continue in 2023. Here are a few more of the trends that my team at Long & Foster Real Estate and I expect to … Continue reading Our Real Estate Market Predictions for 2023
Third Quarter 2022 Real Estate Market Update
It’s hard to believe that we’re more than three quarters into 2022 and will soon ring in a new year. After a few years of a hot real estate market, you may wonder what’s happening now - especially if you’re planning to buy or sell a home in the next few months. In 2020 and … Continue reading Third Quarter 2022 Real Estate Market Update
Guidance for Buyers: Marry the House and Date Your Rate
This last hike by the Fed, along with their language about future increases and numbers in the UK have led to quite the spike in rates. We were talking about rates in the 5’s and just into the 6’s, but very quickly we’ve escalated into needing to talk about the 7’s. We’ve been here before, … Continue reading Guidance for Buyers: Marry the House and Date Your Rate
The Changing Real Estate Market: A Return to “Normal”?
There’s been so much news lately relating to the economy and real estate. If you’re planning to buy or sell a home soon, you may be wondering what it means for you. The housing market, which received a boost from record low interest rates during the Covid-19 pandemic, has begun to shift. The Arrival of … Continue reading The Changing Real Estate Market: A Return to “Normal”?
May Residential Real Estate Market Update
The housing market is influenced by the state of the economy. With so many economic developments recently, you may be wondering about the impact on the housing market. To keep you informed, we looked at a few factors that are currently affecting the real estate market. Rising Mortgage Rates The recent increase in mortgage interest … Continue reading May Residential Real Estate Market Update
What You Can Expect In the Spring Market
As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — … Continue reading What You Can Expect In the Spring Market
GCAAR Recognizes Hill Slowinski with Award
Sales between $5 million and $10 million I am grateful and honored to be recognized for excellence in 2021 which would not have been possible without the continued support and referrals of my wonderful clients, colleagues, friends, and family. I and my family thank you for your confidence and trust!
Tax Time: Housing-related Items to Keep in Mind
Tax season is upon us and, this year, the filing deadline is April 18. The deadline was pushed back from April 15 because of Emancipation Day, which is a holiday in Washington, D.C. As you prepare your 2021 taxes, here are a few housing-related items to keep in mind. Home interest deductions · Mortgages that … Continue reading Tax Time: Housing-related Items to Keep in Mind
Voted “Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes 2022” by Readers of Bethesda Magazine
I am so grateful and fortunate to be a member of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate. We have been named again as the Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes in Bethesda, Maryland, for 2022 by readers of Bethesda Magazine in the annual Best of Bethesda awards. The Best of Bethesda awards … Continue reading Voted “Best Real Estate Brokerage for Luxury Homes 2022” by Readers of Bethesda Magazine
Now is a Particularly Great Time to Sell a Home
While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs and flows, a number of trends still affect the market as a whole. Throughout 2021, inventory challenges and low mortgage rates remained a common theme. With the arrival of winter and recent news of upward pressure on interest rates expected throughout 2022, if … Continue reading Now is a Particularly Great Time to Sell a Home
The Facts Many Headlines Overlook
Context is Important. There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – … Continue reading The Facts Many Headlines Overlook
Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?
The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs. As a seller, if you no longer need the extra room you have in your … Continue reading Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?
Selling In An Adjusting Market
As summer comes to a close, with school starting, and fall just around the corner, September brings a time of transition. If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be hearing reports of inventory trickling back on the market in some locations and bidding wars appearing to be slightly less common. Here’s some insight on … Continue reading Selling In An Adjusting Market