Posts under Tag: Kenwood Forest Homes for sale
DuPont Has Us Spinning in Circles
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Are you missing the snowball fights of last winter? Looking for information about Dupont Circle? Listings? History of the city? Best restaurants and shops? The Lise Howe Team is here with all that and more! Did you know that the history of Dupont Circle is not as old as the rest of the city? and that it wasn’t even called Dupont Circle originally? It was supposed to be called Pacific Circle! The intersection of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire Avenues with Nineteenth and P Streets was there on Pierre L’Enfant’s 1791 plan for the city, but the land that is Dupont Circle today was not part of the original purchase of land by George Washington for the Federal City.

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BUYERS – DON’T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT TO CLOSE
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It is not enough to get the Bethesda home for sale under contract with that pre-approval letter from your lender. You have to keep your credit intact between your initial loan application and settlement to close on the DC condo. Buyers, and not just first time home buyers, commonly do things that jeopardize the safe and timely close of their mortgage loans because no one ever told them about the bomb craters out there waiting to derail their settlement. The “don’t do” list includes several things that adversely impact credit scores, and your lender may run your credit more than once, so keep it pristine – at least until after settlement!

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GOOD NEWS-FORECLOSURES ON THE WANE
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There might be a little bit of good news on the horizon according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA quarterly National Delinquency Survey revealed that the percentage of homeowners with mortgages who were in foreclosure or seriously delinquent fell during the first three months of the year, and improvement in the performance of loans taken out from 2005-07 suggests a sustainable trend.

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BUYERS NEED TO NEGOTIATE WISELY for BEST RESULTS
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Watch out Buyers!! You can annoy the Bethesda home seller without meaning to and suddenly, you are not getting that dream home at the best price and terms, or you have turned a smooth transaction into a nightmare! You might have to start over again in Chevy Chase!

Avoid unnecessarily irritating the seller and the listing agent and strive instead to create a environment of cooperation. Then you might just get a better price, extra items you want thrown into the deal, or even more flexibility around settlement and move in – all benefits that can make your life easier and your budget go further in Kenwood, Kenwood Forest, or Forest Hills.

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Advice to Sellers – Look Carefully at Those Offers in the First 14 Days to sell your Bethesda Home, Your Luxury DC Estate, Your Condo at Tysons
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Realtors always press sellers to price their house competitively right upfront. It’s one of the toughest jobs Realtors have, to explain that “testing the waters” serves no function in this market. An overpriced listing might serve one function, and that is that those “pent-up buyers” now recognize the value of another house already in the market that’s been reduced and they rush to buy it!
The early offers in the first 14 days of the listing represent the pent up demand for that particular house style, neighborhood and price range.

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Hints to Improve Your Credit Score! – And Buy those Bethesda Homes For Sale, DC Condo, Luxury Homes!
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Most credit scores do not change more than 30 points in a calendar quarter, so it’s a good idea for you to check your credit scores 6-12 months prior to applying for home loans. That way, if adjustments are needed that can affect credit score, you will have the time to do so.

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Kalorama Defines Elegance in NW DC
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Kalorama Triangle and Kalorama-Sheridan are noted for their park-like settings, large single-family homes, spacious and elegant pre-war condominiums and coops, and prestige as luxurury homes and desirable addresses within the Washington, D.C metro area.

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AN OPEN LETTER TO A FICTIONAL SELLER
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In listing a home for sale, it is crucial to be realistic. The most important decision a seller has to make in listing a property is the asking price. The market doesn’t care what the seller needs and will only pay what the home is worth. If you want to sell your home, you need to be realistic. Price your home in harmony with the rest of the market. No one is going to give you more than what your home is worth. The buyer can’t care what you need.

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HomeGain’s Survey of Top 12 Home Improvements
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Home staging has become so important that real estate agents say it offers more bang for the buck than any other activity except cleaning and decluttering, according to HomeGain’s survey of 1,000 real estate agents released last fall. In the 2007 survey, it was their No. 3 tip.

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Planning to Sell in 2011? Start Planning Now!
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If you are planning to sell your home in 2011, here are some suggestions to get yourself ready.

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