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Posted on 08/09/2020
Should You Cosign on a Mortgage?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Create a Personalized Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
How to Protect Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Real Estate Investing 101: Asset-Backed Security
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
3113 20TH Street Se, Washington, DC 20020 is now new to the market!
A great starter home nestled in a cul-de-sac. Open living/dining area with hardwood floors, half bath, a country kitchen with table space and exit to rear yard. 3 comfortable bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level. Sizeable lot with off street and room for garden. Easy access to Suitland Parkway, and less than 1 mile to Congress Heights Metro...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Will Climate Change Impact Real Estate Values?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Everything You Need to Know About the Homebuyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
1245 U Street Se, Washington, DC 20020 is now new to the market!
Opportunity Awaits! The investment has a strong upside. Situated in the heart of a progressively changing Anacostia, this porch front Colonial is steps to the reviving commercial strip with restaurants, coffee houses, specialty stores & more. 5 minutes to Anacostia Metro Station and quick access to I-295, 695 & 395. Stroll or bike through the Anacostia Park with river shoreline and walking bridges for quick access to the stadium side of the river. Currently rented for $2,275, property has an open floor plan with enclosed rear porch space to extended living space on 1st level, and add sitting areas to both rear bedrooms on...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
1142 44TH Place Se, Washington, DC 20019 is now new to the market!
You will be enchanted at first sight by the charismatic charm of this home. Nestled in Fort Dupont Park and stately situated on a double size lot, this brick Tudor has been lovingly maintained and offers you it's comfort and serenity. 1st Level - entry foyer with double closets, a formal Living Room embanked by windows has a decorative fireplace mantel, built in shelves, crown molding, recessed lighting, and access to the fully screened-in side porch with front and rear yard views. The formal Dining Room has built in shelves, chair railing and 2 entry ways. There is a breakfast room that leads to the galley kitchen with its stainless...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Top Five Tips for Room Layout in your Home
Photo by Daniel Mielcarski via Pixabay So you just bought that beautiful space, the one with the soaring ceilings and tall windows -- or is it the one with a lot of clever nooks and crannies? Decorating smaller and larger spaces hold unique challenges, and facing the decoration of an entire house -- either from scratch, or by...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Stage Your Home for Different Buyers
Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay Staging can be a controversial topic for many home sellers, especially considering the effort and costs it takes to properly prepare the home. But there's no doubt the investment is worth it for many homes in that staging can transform the property entirely for the benefit of the bottom line. We'll look...
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