A new year; time to start fresh. Have you thought about ways to redecorate your home? Here are five luxury home design trends to watch in 2017: 1. Cork Walls Say goodbye to your chalkboard wall. The chalk dust gets all over the place anyway. It's time for a cleaner, less assuming trend to invade … Continue reading Luxury Home Design Trends to Watch
For years and years, we dream of the home we'd like to call our own. Your first home is usually cozy and warm, and then you start to have kids. This is typically the first time that homeowners believe that upsizing is necessary. Although the traditional notion for homeowners is that bigger is better, in … Continue reading Signs It Might Be Time to Downsize
Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to turn your attention to your home. The changing of the season always acts as a call to action for fine-tuning your home, and the onset of fall is no different. Below, we’ll share with you 10 tips for getting your home ready for cooler weather. Check out … Continue reading Get Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter: Helpful Maintenance Tips
Plan Your Estate while You’re Young Watching financial advisors put their house in order can teach you about building your own plan. You’re never too young, and here’s why. Everyone should make plans so that their wishes are known. First time home buyers are usually just starting out accumulating wealth, and this is the largest … Continue reading Start Planning Your Estate While You’re Young!
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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
This has been one of the most read articles in The Washington Post real estate section over the past few days along with a high number of shares on social media so this is clearly a hot topic for our area. What are your predictions for 2015? Will it be better or worse than 2014? … Continue reading MRIS CEO David Charron Shares Predictions For 2015
A brand new study done by Gallup shows that if you take a look at all the different types of investment, real estate ‐ according to their poll ‐ real estate still comes out as the best long‐term investment available. Here is an Infographic that illustrates the poll results. There has never been a time … Continue reading Real Estate Seen as a Better Investment by All Age Groups
QRM: Buyers and Sellers Benefit More by Acting Now Rather than Later Our best advice to our clients (BOTH Buyers and Sellers) is to act now ahead of the implementation of the Qualified Residential Mortgage rules being issued later this year. Further explanation of these rules follows, but you must be aware of the potential impact this: Buyers will … Continue reading QRM: Buyers and Sellers Benefit More by Acting Now Rather than Later
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?
More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market These infographics illustrate the current US housing market trends: Long-Term Return on Investment continues to outpace the stock market: Mortgage Rates continue to reach historic lows, now at or below 3.75% The July 2012 S&P Case-Shiller chart below shows the 10- and 20-city indices. … Continue reading More Reasons to Sell Found in Understanding the Current Market
Stronger Sales, With Financing The good news is that statistics show sales are really starting to take off and I think that will continue through 2012. Almost everyone who's making a projection going forward is projecting that the number of transactions in 2012 is really going to increase, and some believe rather dramatically. The current … Continue reading Stronger Sales, With Financing
10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home There is a huge difference between deciding you want to become an investor (and landlord) and deciding that renting your primary residence might be 'easier' than trying to sell it. Answer these 10 questions to see if renting your house out is right for you: 1.) How … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home
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 …
(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