The DC Housing Market: 7 of the Greatest Places to Invest



There are many great places in Washington, DC when it comes to investing in real estate. You can learn more about the DC housing market here. Washington DC is home to a lot of amazing things. From The White House to the Smithsonian Museums to countless restaurants, breweries, and entertainment venues, DC has it all.  […]

Short Sales: What Buyers Need to Know



Buyers looking for a bargain often ask their agents about short sales and foreclosures, hoping to get a property at bargain pricing. But when they don’t educate themselves about these types of properties, some buyers find themselves in for more than they bargained for. What is a short sale?A short sale gets its name because […]

How the U.S. Housing Market Might Be Impacted by COVID-19



In spite of the damage caused by the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has witnessed continued growth for the past decade. However, with the surge in the number of global COVID-19 cases, several sectors are now feeling the economic impact of the pandemic. The housing market is one major sector that’s poised to be hit […]

Could vacant malls be used to house coronavirus patients?



What with the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continuing to grow, medical professionals have voiced concerns that the nation could soon run out of hospital beds. And there are questions on how to quarantine patients so they don’t infect others too. Brandon Hardin, a research economist with the National Association of Realtors, has […]

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac ease mortgage requirements



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been told by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to come up with alternatives to appraisal requirements and employment verification on loans they service through May 17, in response to the COVID-19 shutdown. “To allow for homes to be bought, sold, and refinanced as our nation deals with the challenges […]

5 Simple Steps for Keeping Bathroom Floors Clean



We all know that a clean bathroom floor is essential to a clean and healthy home. Many of us have probably cleaned or thought we have a pretty good idea of how to clean a bathroom floor. Yes, it is pretty standard work, but there may be some effective and important steps to getting the […]

Report: iBuyers shut up shop as coronavirus fight continues



Some of America’s biggest iBuyers – or companies that make instant cash offers on people’s homes – are said to be suspending their services due to the coronavirus outbreak. The companies include Opendoor, the largest iBuyer in the U.S., as well as the iBuying businesses of brokerages such as Redfin and Realogy. Realogy said it […]

NAR: Strong home sales in Feb give cause for optimism



Although the U.S. is gripped by the cornonavirus outbreak, there was some good news for the real estate industry as existing home sales performed better than expected, with three out of four regions showing an increase in sales, according to National Association of Realtors’ data. The NAR said total existing home sales, which includes single-family, […]

Why Now Is a Good Time for Getting Your First Mortgage



The panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak has caused widespread economic upheaval. Stock markets have crashed, companies from all across the country have shuttered operations and laid off employees, and many are predicting that a major recession (or even a depression) will soon be upon us. So, it might sound counterintuitive to consider buying a home […]

Refinancing Opportunities



Clearly, the new historically low interest rates offer many, if not most, homeowners an opportunity to refinance mortgages. If you are considering refinancing, make sure you have clear goals about what you want to accomplish because this opportunity isn’t likely to come around again during your lifetime. Generally, refinancing is done to accomplish one of […]