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2011 

  Washington, DC, February 23, 2011 The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that...
03/29/2011
Yes, the tax credit is still available for vets, but it won't be for long. Military personnel and certain other federal employees serving overseas must act quickly if they plan to take advantage of the federal tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time buyers and $6,500 for long-time homeowner...
03/25/2011
A study by the University of Guelph in Ontario analyzed the wording of more than 20,000 Canadian home listings and found that a listing's phrasing can influence a home's sale price as well as the length of time it took for the home to sell. For example, when the listing's ad incorpor...
03/24/2011
A huge enhancement in smoke detectors has gone unnoticed by many homeowners. If a fire starts in your home, you have only about three minutes to escape. What if a fire starts in the basement and the door to the basement is closed? Precious minutes may be wasted if your detector near your bedroom ...
03/21/2011
Gives You More Control - That's right.  Here's a common scenario for you: the seller may desire a certain dollar amount for the home but you know that unless some changes are made, the seller won't get it.  By incorporating the first step in the home staging process, a Staging Consul...
03/20/2011
 Spring is best known for blooming flowers, warm sunshine and longer days. But, the arrival of spring also brings with it some key maintenance tasks all homeowners should tackle in order to prevent structural damage, save energy and keep their home's systems running properly. Take some time i...
03/20/2011
Two trends many are following recently: higher oil prices and lower real estate prices. Many are concerned that we are heading to $4.00 per gallon gas and a double dip in housing prices. However, we caution observers to look beyond the headlines. Let's start with oil. At the onset of the fisc...
03/18/2011
Search For Properties Like The Agents Do! Find Your Ideal Home With Our Free MLS Search Engine! Every Active Listing On The MLS In REAL TIME! Waste No More Time With Listings Which Are Under Contract Or Sold! Germantown Clarksburg Darnestown & More! ~ MD ~ DC ~ VA ~ WV ~ VA ~ DE ~ This is th...
03/13/2011
 As buyer activity increases due to today's record affordability, sellers can benefit from making their home stand out from the competition. A properly cared for home not only attracts more interest from potential buyers, but your tender loving care may also increase your home's value. If...
03/13/2011
Saving energy-and money-on your utility bill is a simple task if you follow these guidelines. Thanks to extreme weather conditions and poor public utility policies in some states, home electric bills have shot through the roof. Unfortunately, forecasters predict no end in sight to even higher el...
03/10/2011
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