The Home Inspection

Home inspections are pretty common contingencies with any purchase contract nowadays. There was a time back in the bubble years when a buyer would waive the home inspection and lots of other contingencies just to get the competitive edge to buy a home. Of course, we all know … [Read more...]

Your House As Art

Art is a highly subjective thing. Some people like landscapes. Some people like abstract paintings. Some people like sculpture. It's the same way with houses. Some people like single level homes to avoid the stairs. Others like colonials with multiple floors. Some people … [Read more...]

New Appraisal Rules From Fannie and Freddie

In case you came in late, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the two behemoth mortgage giants. They don't hand out mortgages directly to people like you and me. No, Fannie and Freddie buy the mortgages that the banks and mortgage companies make. Why? So the banks and mortgage … [Read more...]

Home Price Sticker Shock

It comes to no surprise to us in the Washington DC area that this is one of the most expensive areas in the country to live. Home prices, relative to home prices in many other parts of the country, are high. Very high. The sticker shock people get when they move here (or want to … [Read more...]

Selling Your House In The Winter

No less a personage than Kenneth Harney, a widely syndicated real estate journalist and opinion leader, has written about the benefits of selling your home in the winter.  His article about this can be found by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page to look for The … [Read more...]