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Have you thought about using your home for a short-term rental through Airbnb, HomeAway or through VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner)? [Read More]

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Tax deductions are a real benefit of homeownership.  Everyone talks about them enthusiastically at this time of year! [Read More]

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It’s time to tackle some must-do tasks in your home and yard.  Give your home some loving care and schedule time for some spring cleaning this month. [Read More]

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Busy working on your 2016 taxes? Already done … good for you!

Either way, I thought it was a good time to highlight the tax benefits of homeownership.

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The Fed rate just went up 0.25% and that could mean mortgage interest rates will follow. Even though the Federal fund rate is not linked directly to mortgage interest rates, its movement can impact mortgage rate fluctuations. [Read More]

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The DC metro market turned up the heat in February with decade highs for median sales price, closed sales, and pending sales.  The record-breaking warm (even hot!) temperatures for the month may have lured homebuyers out of hibernation, who quickly snapped up those homes on the market.

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Many people feel the student loan debt pinch when it comes to buying a home.  One reason many people put off their home search is because they think they won’t be able to buy anything with the amount of student loans they have to repay. [Read More]

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Buying or selling in the DC metro market requires an understanding of not only the seasonal shifts in market activity but also the weekly flow of the market. [Read More]

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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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