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The Greater DC Real Estate blog is about helping people understand the market, review selling or buying options, hear and voice opinions, get news and find those resources most helpful for their real estate search.
A new FHA loan program provides low cost loans for high efficiency energy home upgrades! More real estate news The FHA’s new program is called “PowerSaver” and allows eligible owners to borrow up to $25,000 at fixed rates between 5 percent and 7 percent for as long as 20 years to finance high-ef...
There's been a lot of talk and speculation lately regarding the long term life expectancy of the 30 year mortgage. The impending mortgage insurance increase (coming in April) for an FHA loan coupled with the ongoing conversation about requiring a larger down payment (10% instead of the current 3....
News out today suggests that one of the leading credit reporting agencies will start including rent payments as part of the analysis tool they use to determine credit scores. All 3 reporting agencies currently include mortgage payments in their score analysis but rent payments could have an impac...
January housing statistics just came out for the greater Wash DC/Northern Va markets. Some very positive results mixed with some lackluster zip code performances. Overall Washington DC, Arlington County and Alexandria City had a good performance especially compared against LY numbers. As prices s...
First time home buyers thinking about buying in Washington DC have not only low interest rates to help persuade them to buy but they can also receive up to a $5000 tax credit through the end of 2011! That's right, the District of Columbia is offering a $5000 tax credit for first time home buyers...
What's a good neighborhood look like these days? For those first time home buyers, buyers looking to downsize and those buyers looking to move up, trying to determine where to live can be a real challenge. Most buyers look to the internet for their initial search but this doesn't give you the "fe...
Fannie Mae just released (Jan 6th) a new tool  called WaysHome to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and make good financial decisions about their homes. It's an interactive exercise that allows them to make decisions based on different scenarios affecting their homes. Check out the link below. Gr...
Good article from Realty Times regarding the recent housing numbers. Although, May was a tough month, the article suggests that the underlying infrastructure continues to point in a positive direction.    
Stunning panoramic front range mtn views overlooking golf course from the custom deck of this gorgeous 2 story home. This spectacular home features updated granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, large 5 PC master bath, large deck,finished walkout basement and beautifully landscaped ...
Denver continues to see the real estate market slowly regain some stability as this new foreclosure report points out. Although, we certainly aren't out of the woods, Denver's continuing home price increases, sold units and now this foreclosure news provides some signs of stability-and more impor...

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