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”?
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
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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
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
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
My clients had been looking for several months for the right home, and we had seen a few that were close … but not close enough. So, they were well aware that they had to be prepared to act fast when the right house became available. Then it happened! They had ratified a contract on … Continue reading Chevy Chase Village Victorian Under Contract in 8 Hours!
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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
The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, it’s getting darker earlier and many people—myself included—have broken out their winter coats. While it may not officially be here, winter is certainly coming. To help you prepare for cooler weather, I’ve put together this list of five helpful home maintenance tips. Completing these simple tasks … Continue reading Prepare for Cooler Weather — Fall is here!
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
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
As usual, with the spring market comes a fluster of buyers in the market, but much to their surprise this year — very little inventory. This lack of inventory is restricting the amount of homes being sold and driving up prices. For the entire Bright MLS market, first quarter sales were 2.2% lower than last … Continue reading The Lack of Inventory Makes for a Seller’s Market
Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that item is high. Let’s see how … Continue reading Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now
The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research – an official publication of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). “These findings will help real estate brokers and sellers of homes … Continue reading Study Reveals Best Technique for Pricing a Home