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What to expect from the real estate market in 2019 | WTOP

What to expect from the real estate market in 2019 By Rachel Nania | @rnania January 14, 2019 12:13 am FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo sold placards top sale signs outside homes on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the National Association of...

3 Signs 2019 Is Going To Be A Hot Market

3 signs 2019 is going to be a hot market Existing home sales, housing units authorized (but not yet started) and real disposable personal income will be key indicators by Andrew Duguay November 30, 2018 We all know last year was a seller’s market in residential real...

Is Title Insurance Worth The Cost For Your Buyers?

Is title insurance worth the cost for your buyers? Here's how to talk to your clients about this closing expense by Steve Cook Nov 1 Just when first-time buyers have stretched their budgets too much for the down payment on the best home they can, they confront closing...

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, gives his predictions for 2019 by Matthew Gardner Dec 18 What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several...

Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage | WTOP

Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage By The Associated Press December 12, 2018 10:10 am It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready. One...

5 uncommon ways to use a home equity line of credit | WTOP

5 uncommon ways to use a home equity line of credit By Dawn Doebler and Kittye Tilford | @HerWealthTCG October 3, 2018 4:34 am WASHINGTON — A home is the largest asset for most Americans. Not only is it where you live and make memories, tapping into a home’s equity —...

Real Estate Agents Answer: What Should Buyers Look For In A Home?

When you're planning on buying a house in the near future, you're subject to lots of advice. Suddenly, everyone seems to have an opinion on which features your new home needs to have. We thought we would take this debate to the experts to settle it once and for all....

Realtor Q&A: Where to spend in order to maximize resale value

by DAVE FACINOLI, Sun Gazette Newspapers Jun 26, 2018 Updated Jun 28, 2018  If a homeowner has $1,000, $10,000 or $50,000 to spend, how would top real-estate professionals advise them to spend the various amounts to maximize the sales price for the home? Some local...

5 things all homeowners should fix before selling

These repairs can make all the difference by Kathleen Kuhn As summer approaches and the U.S. real estate market heats up, prospective sellers might be anxious to list and rush to market. Although timing is important, there are some things sellers should check into...

Home Appreciation Climbs to Highest Rate In 12 Years, Zillow Finds

In April, home values increased 8.7 percent year-over-year, the highest they've been since June 2006, right before the housing bubble burst by Marian McPherson Staff Writer May 24 Home values have risen 8.7 percent year-over-year to a median of $215,600 in April —...

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