Dan Bouchard Residential Real Estate in DC and VA/MD Suburbs

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Topics on the practice of Residential Real Estate in the Metro Washington DC and Virginia market area as the issues come up.
This article will likely annoy and frustrate the new construction development sales people everywhere, but honestly by and large except for the rare exception, they are for the most part deceiving the public. This is a true recent story. Although the names have been altered to protect the innocen...
Without getting too intense in this discussion, I will try to keep the conversation fairly basic so as not to overwhelm most readers with too much detail. FHA mortgages are now the most common loans being generated today for new and resale home purchases. FHA mortgages today are the easiest for m...
Getting to the settlement table is a lot more involved than most people realize it is. There are usually, a LOT of moving parts functioning smoothly in the background of every transaction orchestrated by a skilled designated buyer's agent, that push us along to that final settlement day. Finally ...
Many years ago when I began my real estate career, FHA mortgages were the dread of real estate professionals. The process was so restrictive and cumbersome that it really was quite unpallatable to work with FHA home buyers. Home Sellers and Listing Agent's did not want to see an FHA contract beca...
Several years ago I represented a 3 time repeat client in the purchase of her new home in Arlington. It was a beautiful house in a fantastic neighborhood and fit all of her needs to a "T". We negotiated a contract that had some un-typical terms due to the circumstances around the buyer and the se...
Whether you are looking to refinance or to purchase a new home, shopping for the best deal you can find is exceedingly important. Presumption of "Shopping" Most Mortgage Lenders today expect that the borrowers who come to them will be "Shopping" for the best terms and rates. Gone are the days whe...
In a way it's kind of funny: Buying real estate  is the only financial activity you will endeavor where you have to pay someone.  to protect someone else, for some other person's mistakes! The Lenders Title Policy! If you've purchased a home in the past. you've likely been told that such "Lenders...
Recently, my home seller client and I had a learning opportunity that I must admit I was a little surprised about. Regardless of a wealth of experience in real estate transactions, the truth is every situation is different and dealing with the thoughts. emotions, motivations, strategies, and pers...
2 weeks ago, I was confronted with a home buyer situation that pops up from time to time so I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss the matter here. The Scenario: My first time home buyer client was looking for a detached home in the close-in Virginia Suburbs of Washington DC, which...
Every home buyer struggles with this question as soon as they find a home that they feel is "Just Right" for their situation. Many different personality types provide a wide range of responses to this question. The quick answer is, "That depends...!" Presumably, you have identified a single Realt...

A. Daniel Bouchard

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Topics on the practice of Residential Real Estate in the Metro Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia market area. Contracts, Ethics, Certified Distressed Property Expert, 203K FHA Purchase-renovation projects/loans, luxury properties, Virtual Tours, 17 year licensed Realtor experience. Condos, detached homes and townhouses.