The D.C. region’s largest residential real estate network is putting its heft directly at the feet of would-be workers at Amazon’s future second headquarters.
Area real estate experts say many first-time buyers want a picture-perfect, move-in ready condo, and they are paying a premium for it. There are hidden costs to that, and a lot of more affordable options. But there’s a good reason young people don’t jump at them either.
Find out what the median prices of condos, co-ops, town houses and single-family homes were in October and how they compared with five years ago.
This summer, a family of four will move from their one-bedroom Arlington apartment to a new three-bedroom house in Alexandria. They are just one of many local families to benefit from volunteers and staff at Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.
Home sales are slowing in the Washington region, but prices are still rising, with the median price of a house or condo that sold in the metro last month hitting the highest level for an October in 10 years.
Long & Foster’s monthly report card on the area’s housing market notes inventory last month was down 14 percent in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties by 14 percent from a year ago. The number of homes sold in Alexandria, Virginia last month was up 10 percent from a year ago, but down 6 percent in neighboring Fairfax County.
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The recession is long gone and prices on properties at Delmarva Beach are back to what real estate agents consider “normal.” If you are thinking about buying a getaway, here are a few things you might not know about buying in a resort area.
“We were astonished at how poorly many of them performed … many of them performed just terribly,” said Kevin Brasler, executive editor at Checkbook.org.
“The longtime homeowners and the homeowners who bought near the bottom (of the market) have both seen a huge increase in the equity that they have in their homes,” Daren Blomquistar of Attom Data Solutions told WTOP.
Don’t buy a house without using a critical eye to discover any potential deal breakers like a damaged.
In the current, competitive housing market, it helps to be able to show a seller you’ve already got your financing ducks in a row, and a letter from the lender can do that.
Ron Sitrin of Long and Foster says baby boomer and young home buyers are competing for the same amenities — walkability and smaller homes.
WTOP talks to Eldad Moraru from Long & Foster about what home buyers need to do to seal their perfect deal.
The D.C. area has the fifth most mansions among major cities in the United States. See photos of area homes.
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