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Keeping Real Estate REAL for Washington DC and the surrounding area including Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.
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Are you retiring soon?Thinking about retiring abroad?Countries like Costa Rica, Panama and Belize have programs specifically tailored towards Americans who are retiring.Specially planned developments are being built to accommodate retirees like you who want to realize their dream of living in pa...
01/31/2014
Luxury Property in Washington, DC   Forbes magazine called Washington DC one of “The Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets” (Forbes, 1/30/2013). With it’s rich cultural history dating back to colonial times, Washington DC has grown into a modern and relevant city. The political center provides for a...
01/12/2014
For Sale, Two Story Townhouse Condo in Lorton, VA. Twenty miles outside Washington, DC. 2 bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms on two levels. 982 square feet (91 square meters) of sunny, spacious living. Great for first time homebuyers, investment, income property. First time Homebuyers programs av...
01/08/2014
These are the New Short Sale Rules, effective November 1st, 2012:   If you are current on your mortgage, you can still qualify for a short sale if you: are relocating more than 50 miles away (including military), going through divorce, have a permanent disability or other illness, or if the borro...
08/24/2012
In the spirit of consumer awareness. This morning, I received an online lead from the 3rd party vendor that our "big broker" contracts with for foreclosure leads. The customer was interested in a property that was listed as "bank-owned", or "REO". However, the property is not bank-owned. Now, I ...
04/30/2012
  As real estate professionals know, the key to increased home sales is an increase in consumers who are able to buy. More jobs = more folks able to achieve their dream of homeownership. The job market is getting stronger every day and more and more people are starting to feel more confident abou...
03/26/2012
(New!) HouseLogic’s Top-10 List of New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home When the new year arrives, promises and resolutions abound. Here’s the top-10 list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish this year. Read               Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2...
01/25/2012
So, you've lived in your place for a year or two and your landlord has approached you about buying it. You really like your house and you want to stay there, and the prospect of homeownership is very exciting indeed! Before you jump on that chance, however, here are a few tips for navigating the ...
01/03/2012
Friday Five: Refi Changes, Housing Commission Launched, and More In this week’s roundup of housing market headlines, pols step up rhetoric on home ownership issues, but many consumers are doubtful they’ll see relief. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ...
11/01/2011
When someone asks me for my professional real estate opinion about where is the best place to live in the DC area, I never hesitate to tell them the unrefuted truth: It Depends. Truthfully, "best" is subjective. I'll leave the rankings up to the professional statisticians who do that sort of thin...
10/31/2011
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