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Interest rates are still near record lows and if you are thinking of buying now or in the near future, I would recommend that you check your credit score before talking to a lender to make sure everything is in order.  If you have a low score with a credit bureau, many lenders can make recommenda...
This list surprised me a bit when I read it.  I admit I don’t live in many of these markets but based upon what I have been reading and hearing on the news I was surprised to see LA and any city in Florida on the list.  Being in the Washington DC area and reading the Case-Shiller index, I was sur...
As we try to add more green to our lives, be it by taking public transportation, recycling or using earth-friendly cleaners, this is a change many of us are making.  But are green cleaners really as effective as those trusted ones we have used in the past?  Realty Times recently published an arti...
GCAAR has published the April 2011 Housing Report for Washington DC.   The condo and coop market inventory had increased each month of 2011, with the exception of April and there currently over 1,200 properties on the market.   So far year-to-date the total number of contracts on condos and coops...
It seems that the condo boom of the early 2000s has started again in Logan, U St up through to Columbia Heights.  There are several new developments that have either broken ground or will this year.  With mortgage rates still near record lows (you can still get a 30 yr fixed mortgage for around 5...
As more listings come onto the market with the spring selling season, it is a good time to get out and look.  Mortgage rates are staying low, with plenty of good options out there and with good credit some lenders are only asking for 10% down.  If you are looking to buy in the fall, it is good ti...
Coming soon or recently opened . . . To Shrilington, the popular Del Ray Cheesetique, will feature an abundant array of cheeses, wine, beer and other specialty items.  Coming Fall 2011. In Clarendon, Pete’s New Haven Pizza has been open over a month now and seems to be pretty popular, as every ti...
Sellers, one of the most important things you can do is de-personalize and clean your house before you put it on the market.  By cleaning and depersonalizing, the photos your agent will have taken, will help your home show that much better.  Cleaning, includes doing the little touch-ups as well s...
  Coming soon to a neighborhood in Washington DC . . . To Georgetown, it seems Michael Kors is going to lease the space the White House and Black Market just vacated.  Just a few steps away at the corner of 31st and M Brooks Brothers has moved in and is opening soon. Near U Street, El Centro just...
I found this article in the online Realtor's magazine I get each week and thought it was interesting that 9 of the 10 cheapest cities were in the mid-west.  The one exception is Las Vegas.  I seem to remember a number of people talking about how hard many areas of Florida real estate were hit but...

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