Tremendous Opportunities for Sellers Who Prepare

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market.   With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened.  These conditions present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying for those individuals who also need to buy a new property after selling. Thankfully, those … Continue reading Tremendous Opportunities for Sellers Who Prepare

My Letter to You on the Washington Market

As a real estate professional, I’m often asked if now is a good time to buy or sell a home.  The answer is yes!  It’s a great time to move, and I’d like to tell you some of the reasons this is such a unique market. Property values have been increasing in most places across … Continue reading My Letter to You on the Washington Market

Benefits Of Listing Your Home In Winter and The Holiday Season

The common assumption is that the warmer months are the best times to sell a Washington, DC area home. It’s true that many buyers do plan their new home purchases in the spring and summer seasons but that doesn’t mean all serious buyers vanish during holidays or the winter months. Thanks to reduced competition, motivated … Continue reading Benefits Of Listing Your Home In Winter and The Holiday Season

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

NAR’s Latest Statistics are Out!

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!

Work • Live • Play: Urbanizing Suburbia in Montgomery County’s New Downtowns

The Board of Directors and Hill Slowinski, Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee of The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, cordially invite you to its 2014 Real Estate Presentation Urbanizing Suburbia in Montgomery County's New Downtowns Work • Live • Play Friday, June 6, at The Round House Theater, Bethesda, MD from 7:30 AM … Continue reading Work • Live • Play: Urbanizing Suburbia in Montgomery County’s New Downtowns

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

Infographics: the Real Estate Market

"INFOGRAPHICS" on the Market Here are three interesting and illustrative infographics on the current national perspective on the real estate market, the cost of waiting to buy, and the benefits to buyers and sellers in hiring an experienced full-time professional when buying or selling real estate in today's transitional environment ___________________________________________ F. Hill Slowinski, JD, REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA … Continue reading Infographics: the Real Estate Market

Market Perspective: Jeff Detwiler, President/COO, The Long & Foster Companies

Market Perspective:  Jeff Detwiler, President/COO, The Long & Foster Companies Demand for housing is normal; supply/inventory remains below average because of: 1)  An inability to meet builder profit margin requirements.  Why?  1. Owners still have negative equity  2. Consumers continue to deleverage their debt  3. Mortgage financing is still attractive 2)  The mortgage interest rate … Continue reading Market Perspective: Jeff Detwiler, President/COO, The Long & Foster Companies