Four Hacks to Pay Down Your Mortgage

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A mortgage payment can easily be the biggest bill in a monthly budget. A great goal is to pay down your mortgage – to pay off that mortgage – as soon as possible!  Coming up with that extra money can be easy in some months and more difficult in others. Turning those difficult months into … Continued

Rising Home Prices in Metro DC Continue in 2018

Best Time to Sell

Rising home prices in DC means good news for sellers!  Not great news for buyers! Home price increases are continuing their steady path upward.  According to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, home prices experienced a gain of 6.3 percent in February.  Washington, D.C. was one of the ten metro areas measured which experienced rising home prices. … Continued

3 New Bethesda Townhome Communities

Is there anything more fun in buying a new Bethesda townhome and getting exactly what you want? When you can choose your own granite and floor colors, bath tiles and lighting fixtures, you can make you new Bethesda townhome exactly what you want it to be!  Here are three communities of new townhomes being built … Continued

How Do You Know It is the Right Home for You?

Finding the right home for you – and knowing it is – can be a lot like dating: it pays to be cautious but you also want to remain open to possibilities.  You don’t want to let the good one get away!  Here are five hints to decide if the home you just saw is … Continued

The Stonehall Luxury Condo in Bethesda Md

Are you looking for a Bethesda luxury condo to treat yourself right?  There are lots to choose from now, including the Adagio, Lionsgate, the Darcy, the Lauren, Hampden Row, the Cheval (under construction) and now the Stonehall Bethesda.  Have you seen the Stonehall at 8302 Woodmont Avenue, in Bethesda MD? .  The development was built by Duball LLC in 2017 with a … Continued

3 Things About Condos in the DC Luxury Real Estate

New York and Miami set a high bar for luxury real estate, but there is a robust DC luxury real estate market.  In fact, there are more than 200 properties listed at $1,000,000 or more in DC.  Here are 3 things to know about condos in the DC luxury real estate Market! 1. DC Luxury … Continued

North Bethesda-Best Place to Live in Maryland 2018

North Bethesda Condos

You might have suspected that North Bethesda is the best place to live in Maryland. But now it is official according to a new set of rankings released by the neighborhood data site, Niche.com. Niche.com creates a list of best places to live around the country each year.  It examines several factors before determining its rankings, … Continued

How to Work With International Buyers

Foreign Buyers Start Online Too

Will working with international buyers affect your real estate transaction? Every buyer and seller – and every transaction – is different. That is what keeps us as Realtors on our toes since it is so important to manage expectations on both sides of the deal.   When you add to the mix an international buyer, it … Continued

Do Rising Rates Impact Home Values?

Face it. Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many who follow the Fed are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year.  Do rising rates impact home values? How do rising rates impact values? Many quickly jump to the conclusion … Continued

Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Remain on Your Credit Report – But Not Forever

Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Remain on Your Credit Score

Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Remain on Your Credit Score typically for seven to 10 years.  After bankruptcy or foreclosure, your credit score may drop more than 200 points. However, a borrower who works hard to reestablish good credit may be viewed more kindly the lender. In addition, the circumstances surrounding the bankruptcy may also influence a lender’s … Continued