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The mild weather across the DC metro region last month could have helped play a role in the decade high numbers seen in the housing market. Both sellers and buyers were not snowbound this year and could actually connect and settle, making it a record January for both closed and pending sales.

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When you buy a home these days, you don’t need to put 20% down.  That’s great news for many of you! So don’t feel like you have to pull out all the stops and liquidate everything to make a down payment. But, if you do want to put more down than you currently have and you don’t want to get help from family, then here’s another option to consider: You can borrow from yourself if you have a 401k plan.

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Are you ready to improve your current living situation before you become that couple battling it out on Love It or List It?  Here’s an idea I love …. Make your dream home out of the home you have now!  But, how are you going to get the cash needed for the renovation?  I’ll show you four of the most popular financing options out there for homeowners. You’ll learn that you CAN renovate your home, stay in the neighborhood you love, and not break the bank.

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Before you start high-fiving your ego about how much your home is worth, you might want to take a closer look at your tax assessment. Remember … the higher the assessment, the higher your tax bill. [Read More]

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If you’re a buyer on a tight budget, your family may want to help you out on a home purchase. If that’s the case, lucky you!  But, should you or shouldn’t you accept their help? [Read More]

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Condos are popular in the DC metro area because they tend to be more affordable, more attainable in this low-inventory market, and cater to buyers who want more ease and amenities in their daily lives. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or ready to downsize from a single-family home, buying a condo unit is like buying into a business. [Read More]

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Should You Move or Stay?

Your cozy home now feels cramped. Your hip neighborhood now feels noisy. Your job and commute have now changed. Your oldest kid starts school next year. Your youngest kid graduated from college. You change. Life changes.  And so do your needs and wants. [Read More]

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The DC area’s housing market received a holiday gift that’s never been seen before – the highest December median sales price ever on record at $410,000.  It was an appropriate high note to end 2016, which overall was a strong and robust housing market for the metro area. [Read More]

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If you plan to put “buying a home” at the top of your resolution list, then you need to start pre-planning now to jump start the home-buying process, especially if you want a home by springtime. Plus, there are predictions that mortgage rates may increase as the year progresses. [Read More]

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Selling a home can be overwhelming and time-consuming, and that’s even before you actually list it! If you’re even thinking of selling this year, then you need to start getting your home (and even yourself) ready and prepped as soon as possible. [Read More]

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