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By James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
(Real Living | At Home)
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   AV sold PricePrice vs.     Last YRUnits SoldUnit Sold vs. Last YRDOMDOM vs. Last YR.% Sales Price$565,1946.61%74010.61%6017.65%96.39%While the Real Estate market in many parts of the country remains slow and declining; the state of the market in the Nation's Capitol is looking up.In the month ...

By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
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BEAUTY IN ANACOSTIA?This D.C. neighborhood on the east bank of the Anacostia River is primarily known for its excessive crime rates.  Out of 195 D.C. homicides in 2005, 62 occurred in the Greater Anacostia area of the District.  But amidst this turmoil, neglect, abandoned homes, and bad reputatio...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
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If you've outgrown your house, you have a couple of choices. You can try to change the house with a renovation or addition. Or, you change your location - move! My house, which I love in many ways, wasn't working.  I chose renovation.  The next time, I will just move. Move is a 4-letter word.  I ...

By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
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Halfway through the year, here are the top twelve sales in Washington D.C. so far in 2007.  D.C.'s Top Dozen Sales: (information provided by MRIS) 1.  2860 Woodland Drive, NW 20008 -- topping the list at a sales price of $7,400,000, this home in Massachusetts Avenue Heights is on almost an acre w...

By Cheryl S. Miller, Maryland Real Estate, COS, Serving The National Harbor Area
(Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.)
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Community News:  This is a Message from your Realtor - Cheryl S. Miller The National Fireworks on the Mall can be viewed just about anywhere in the Nations Capitol.  Traditional many family spend a great portion of the day on the mall to secure their front row seat.Those families wishing not to s...

By Kenneth Ruffo
(TEXAS PREMIER REALTY)
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I get a lot of calls from potential clients looking for "a deal". In my experience, most of the callers are watching infomercials late at night because they believe that Foreclosures and HUD owned homes are deals. My purpose today, is to inform and enlighten on the continuing dynamic Washington D...

By Eva Wilson, BS, GRI - DC Metro Area - Home Marketing Specialist: The DVD Lady
(Long & Foster Real Estate)
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Here is my top 5 ways to market your open house list - please note that these may vary by market, and the type of house you are selling:1) Invitations to the neighbors - Neighbors are inherently nosey (myself included) they have always wanted to know what your house looks like on the inside.  An ...

By Katie Wethman, CPA, MBA, Realtor - Northern Virginia & DC Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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Thanks, Mary Ellen, for sharing this cool link with me: One of the best Rent vs. Buy calculators I've seen, especially for the visually-oriented and "what if" type of people:Rent vs. Buy Calculator :http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/business/2007_BUYRENT_GRAPHIC.html?ex=1178683200&en=2165805548a5...

By Gregory Maley, REALTOR, GRI, CBR, SHS, e-PRO, ABR
(Sold Buy the Sea Realty & R.E.N.T.)
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There are currently 5 single family homes for sale in Washington, DC that feature in-ground Swimming Pools, with an average list price of $2,453,980. There are additionally 2 Pool Homes currently under contract, with an average list price of $4,447,500. In March, 5 Pool Homes were Sold for an ave...

By Chris Upham
(The Upham Group | KW Capital Properties)
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New Construction Condos & Lofts   The developers of many new construction lofts and condos fail to advertise their units in the Multiple Listing Service.  I don't know why because it would open their sales to a much broader market of people like yourself that use the MLS to search for their next ...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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 I recently read an article on Money Magazine's website that addressed the possibility of the government and lenders allowing some borrowers with ARMs to swap them out for fixed rate mortgages.  Speakers at a Congressional hearing of the House Financial Services Committe called for restructuring ...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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 Have you ever applied for a mortgage and all of a sudden get a swarm of calls from other lenders the next day promising to give you a better deal?  This phenomenom occurs because the credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion) sell your information for a pretty penny and other lenders can...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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MyCommunity Mortgages: which are sponsored by Fannie Mae and is designed to assist low and moderate income families, public service employees, and disabled people to realize their dream of owning an affordable home.  This program allows for 100% financing and little to no money required into the ...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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We all know that the woes of the subprime market has now made it difficult for a good number of the population to obtain mortgages. Most of the 100%, no money down, no credit needed financing are now disappearing. Those of us with good credit may be thinking that "this won't affect me". Or maybe ...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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We have all seen the increase in business for the home inspector in this buyer's real estate market. The professional home stager is another real estate business that is seeing a resurgence in activity. This Spring will see an increase in homes on the market and each seller needs to get every com...

By D'Ann Faught
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I have been working with a lot of first-time buyers as of late and several of them have asked me...what questions should I be asking that I'm not asking?  It has really reminded me that oftentimes, first-time buyers just don't know what they don't know. :)So, in response, here's some pointers I s...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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 With spring upon us, there will be an increase real estate market activity.  Sellers will definitely be selling ..... and hopefully buyers will be buying :).  But what are the best strategies for getting the best deal out there.  Well today, I am on the buyer's side ... sorry sellers ;).  One te...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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I wanted to share this with everyone. I was out with some friends the other night and this came up in discussion. I found this extremely interesting. Most of what is mentioned, I never knew about. This is great for you history buffs.  Especially number 6, the physical traits. Pay attention to th...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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 While many real estate professionals have experienced a slowing in business, there is one group that has seen an upturn .... the home inspector.  While we had the torrid pace of home sales during the 2000 - 2005 real estate boom, the home inspector was relatively left out in the cold.  If you pr...

By Victor Emeli, www.HouseWealthy.com
(The Manor Enterprises)
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 A common mistake among real estate investors (I am guilty of this too, when I first started investing) is that they often do not deduct depreciation on their investment properties when doing their taxes.  The government allows you to take a depreciation deduction each year on your investment pro...

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