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Big changes may be coming to FHA loans this year that may make FHA loans a far less attractive option for today's buyers. Following a comment period, it's expected that the following proposals will be enacted (read more here). Changes to Mortgage Insurance Premiums The annual mortgage insurance p...
Buying a home in 2013? If so, here are some tips for preparing to buy a home. Save your cash. You're going to need it for your down payment and closing costs. Save at least 3% of the purchase price to put toward closing costs, even if you're asking the sellers to chip in. The lower the price of t...
Homeowners beware: Some unscrupulous companies are trying to get owners to pony up for a copy of their deed, but it's a scam. You can get this document yourself—for free—from the recorder's office in the jurisdiction where your property is located. This deed scam is common across the country and ...
If you've been to Merrifield lately, you've surely noticed all the hustle and bustle. After several years of construction, the Mosaic District is coming to life. Target has finally opened it's doors and was swarming with shoppers this past Saturday! And there's plenty of parking for everyone (ove...
Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and seeps into homes from the ground through cracks and joints in the house. It's also suspected of causing thousands of lung cancer deaths every year. Radon gas can be found anywhere in the country, and it's not unusual for an inspection to detect levels of rado...
Phew! We here at the Wethman Group are TIRED! It has been a CRAZY month in the real estate market. Multiple offers, bidding wars, and more. We would like to start off by thanking all of YOU for your referrals. Thanks to you, we have 13 settlements this month! And it's not just us...many agents ar...
Afton Glen is located in Springfield and comprises about 140 single-family homes built in the mid 1980s. Most of the homes are colonials or split-levels with exteriors of brick and/or siding. Afton Glen’s home-owners association keeps the community well-maintained and clean. The neighborhood has ...
We here at the Wethman Group are so lucky to work with wonderful clients.  In fact, over 60% of our business since 2010 has been referrals from past clients and friends.  We strive to make every transaction smooth and constantly troubleshoot potential issues.  We’re grateful for our clients and t...
Continuing our "Best of" Series, we have posted below links to some of our most useful relocation resources for clients. Even the most seasoned mover usually has the same same concerns and surprises when arriving in the DC metro area: Commuting - DC is forever making "Worst Traffic" lists. You ca...
The Washington Post had a few good articles this weekend about battling foreclosure. One article, in particular, highlighted the differences in approach by Virginia and Maryland. Starting in 2008, Maryland lawmakers passed laws to give homeowners more time to try to work out solutions with lender...

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