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2010 

Having had a fairly fruitful first year full-time in real estate last year, I feel I've had a pretty good taste for a variety of offer negotiations.  One alot of us are familiar with in competitive marketplaces such as the DC area (especially for properties <300K) is when a Seller calls for "High...
02/22/2010
Housing Starts Better Than ExpectedThe real estate market is showing continued signs of recovery with housing starts beating forecasts, growing 590,000 in January, a 2.8% increase over December's 560,000.  In related news, building permits were very close to market expectations as they came in at...
02/22/2010
Here is what one of my Bank of America LO's shared with me last week - some ways they are attempting to redeem themselves by adapting to our current market: 1 - April of this year all of our loans will be processed locally.  This will allow for a much more hands on a personal loan processing expe...
02/21/2010
Foreclosure Rates FallIn another sign of an improving housing market, the number of Americans receiving foreclosure notices was down 9.7% last month.While there continues to be a lot of media hype about foreclosures, it is important to note that 408 out of every 409 homes are not in foreclosure! ...
02/15/2010
Pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes moved upward in December, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Their index showed that pending home sales based upon signed contracts that were not yet closed increased 1% in December.According to a Reuters/University of Michigan survey,...
02/07/2010
For prospective homebuyers who are on the fence about making a home purchase, the next few months represent a countdown of sorts as huge tax credits are about to expire. Here are important details for you to know: Tax Credit for First-Time Homebuyers (FTHBs) FTHBs (that is, people who have not ow...
02/04/2010
I was a good girl this morning and pitched in with snow chores before my morning coffee! After we finished, I couldn't resist running back in and going for a stroll to capture the historic barn that is a part of the Selma Plantation:   Selma Estates is tucked away behind the Raspberry Falls golf ...
02/02/2010
We have had very strong housing markets with 30 year fixed mortgage rates in the 7's and very poor housing markets with mortgage rates below 5.  Regardless of interest rates, tax credits, or home prices, the number one factor that determines the level of demand for housing is Consumer Confidence....
01/31/2010
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