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.



In today's home selling environment the most difficult task may be in coming up with the right list price on a property. My neighbor's house sold for $xxx,xxx 6 months ago, therefore mine is worth 10% more now If I price it $20,000 more than I expect, I will get more in the end. I need to price i...
Finding the best Loan & Lender Shopping Lenders and loan products If you need Lender referrals check out Dan's list of recommended Lenders! But whomever you decide to use, Dan is happy to work with almost any honorable legitimate local lender. Or ask friends who have had a recent outstanding expe...
Shopping for the right Lender & Loan Step 2: Assess the data in your 3 credit reports The next step is to carefully scrutinize each report for accuracy. You may be surprised to see what is actually present in these reports with respect to the scope of data there as well as the age of some of tha...
Before you are ready to shop- Do your own homework   Step 1: Obtain your own 3 current full credit files. 6 months before you are ready to find your new home, there are a few steps you should take in preparation for that effort. Ideally this process should begin about 6 months prior, but if you n...
Without question, Washington DC is one of the most transient residential regions anywhere in the world. The US Government, Government contractors for Defense, Commerce, Diplomacy, Agriculture, Environment all feed the relocation machine greedily with job transfers in the Washington DC and Virgini...
I can't tell you how often I get that question or some variation of it in the conduct of my real estate business in a tri-jurisdiction region. Buyers want to see where they will get the biggest bang for their dollars. In-arguably, the Metro Washington DC area and local suburbs have seen the stron...
History: Earnest Money, years ago was a major part and process of buying a home, It was a scary concept with a great deal of risk associated with it. In those days it was not uncommon to require 5-10-15% of a purchase price as Earnest Money Deposit! In the early days, a prospective home buyer who...
Preface: The topic of Earnest Money is one of those nebulous real estate terms that few consumers (and many Realtors) have solid understanding about. This discussion hopefully will open up a dialog for buyers and sellers to gain a better understanding of the term and the concepts involved with re...
In the recent National Association of REALTORS®, National 2010 Convention, final approval was ratified for several changes to the Standards and Ethics policies all REALTORS® are obligated to conduct themselves with in the conduct of their business. Among these changes is the long awaited extensio...
Recently the abundance of tightened lending guidelines by mortgage lenders in conjunction with an abundance of Short Sale and Foreclosure Home saturating the Listing inventories nationwide has created an unusually high market for an old Financing Tool that previously had very little use or applic...

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