DC Area Home Prices Slowing

Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices By Suzanne De Vita   RISMEDIA, Saturday, September 29, 2018— The foot on the gas is letting up. The explosive growth in home prices is slowing, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found July prices rose 6 percent year-over-year—an easing from 6.2 percent in June, and a March…

Are Home Prices Softening?

  We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that these two situations will have on home values. Many of…

Understanding Home Appraisals

Home appraisals If you’re selling your house, your real estate agent can provide the appraiser with a copy of your home plans, noting unique and desirable features that are helpful for determining the home’s value. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, an accurate appraisal is key to the transaction’s success. When the appraisal is…

Hazards of Fallen Trees

The recent storms throughout Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and the Washington DC metro area forced us to fret about the hazards of falling trees among many other concerns that now haunt homeowners. My own experience was pretty scary when this huge tree fell in our front yard. This photo shows me in front of the…

Short Sale Reality Check

  There are very few short sales in the Washington DC and  Bethesda real estate market compared to other parts of the US but they do come along on occasion.  However, in the coming year, the market is expected to see increased short sale listings throughout the country.  In 2011, short sales were in short…

The Path to Homeownership

For anyone who is considering the purchase of one of our wonderful homes for sale in Bethesda or anywhere else in the US, and even those  of you who own but have not bought a home recently … it can be somewhat to very overwhelming trying to understand the entire process. The answers to questions about…

It’s a Fact .. the Market IS Recovering

How is the Bethesda real estate market and surrounding areas currently doing?  Just ask some of the leading economists about the current state of the real estate market and where it is heading.  According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Existing Sales Report released last week. sales were down 2.6% from the previous month. However, the…

Local Spring Market Springs Back

The Bethesda real estate market is in full swing this Spring and homes are selling fast and furious in many areas.    More and more experts are weighing in with positive projections about the national real estate market for 2012.   Our local area continues to outpace the nation and median prices are starting to…

Interest Rate Projections

Low Interest Rates Drive Affordability

March 24, 2012 – When considering a possible sale or purchase of Bethesda real estate, or anywhere for that matter … one of the most critical factors of course is the amount of interest that will be charged on the loan.  You may have noticed in some recent headlines that mortgage rates may be embarking…