The Eric Stewart Group Blog

Trusted resource for local and national real estate news and trending topics, and everything you need to know about the buying and selling process.

5 Day Trips Within a Three-Hour Drive of DC

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying A Home

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The Ultimate Home Item Checklist for First-Time Homeowners

VIDEO: Do You Need a Home Inspection Contingency?

VIDEO: What Will the 2021 Housing Market Look Like?

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Questions to Ask Your Potential Realtor®

How You Can Celebrate Valentine's Day in 2021!

When Does the Spring Market Kick Off?

Q&A Between a First-Time Homebuyer and a Buyers' Agent

8 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs to Ask

What are the Real Stories Behind Our Most Beloved Christmas Carols?

4 Things You Should Know About Discount Brokers

What is a Contingency in Real Estate?

Congrats On Your Real Estate License! Now What?

Is Now the Right Time to Buy or Sell?

2 Reasons Why the Market is Going Crazy

Market Update from Realtor® Robert Garcia

Things to Do in the DMV During the Ongoing Pandemic

Eric Stewart's Radio Show Recap: Seniors Solutions

Eric Stewart's Radio Show Recap

Do You Need a Bigger House?

Is a Rebound in Home Sales Underway in the DMV?

Good News Happening in the DMV

4 Ways You Can Still Give Mom a Mother's Day Brunch

COVID-19 Testing Centers in MD and DC

11 Local Restaurants Still Open in the DMV

Updates to this Year's National Cherry Blossom Festival

10 Things to Do While Social Distancing

VIDEO: Why Timing of the Market Trumps Condition

5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the DMV

VIDEO: How We Overcome the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Home Selling

How Does the Coronavirus Affect My Move this Year?

3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Before Starting Your Home Search

Zillow Estimates

A 90 Day Countdown For Spring Sellers


7 Places You Can Move to When You're Ready to Downsize

Navigating the Summer Real Estate Market

Top 6 Home Tips: Summer Edition!

These Are Your Housing Options When You Decide to Downsize

"Should I Build a New Home or Buy an Older Construction?"

Will Updating Your Kitchen Help Sell Your Home?

Spring 2019 Is A Seller's Market! Why?

Are there advantages to selling your home 'as is'?

What Capital Gains Taxes Do I Pay When I Sell My Home?

When Should You Move Out If You Are Selling Your Home?

What happens when a buyer no longer wants to buy your home?

Fact or Fake: The DC Area has both a Fall Market & a Spring Real Estate Market

Around Your Neighborhood - Pike & Rose

Why 2019 is a Good Time to Buy or Sell your Home

Strategies For Winning In Multiple Offer Situations

Amazon HQ2: Effects on the DMV

How Do You Know It's Time To Move?

2018 Recap & What To Expect in the 2019 Housing Market

"Contingency" - What does contingency mean for real estate?

What Happens Once Your House Goes Under Contract?

Events For The Family This Holiday Season In The DMV

The Magic of Home Staging

Seven Tips For Coping With The Holidays

Pet Sensitivity When Buying and Selling A Home - PLUS ESG Staff & Agent Pet Photos!

Do Open Houses Help or Hurt Your Property?

Who Has Time To Sell Their Home? You Do And Here's Why.

Montgomery County Community Events for November

Introduction to Solar Panels

Visit Eric Stewart At The Beacon 50+ Expos 2018

Real Estate Market Update - Fall 2018

Home Tips: How to Prepare for Fall & Winter

What Are The 3 Ways Buyers Can Lose Their Earnest Money Deposit?

What Is The Difference Between An Earnest Money Deposit And A Down Payment?

Should you MOVE or IMPROVE?

Home Buying: How to Determine your Search Criteria

Insider Story: Real Estate Scam - Don't Let This Happen To You!

Real Estate Observations from Brooklyn, New York - by Adriana Parreira Cora

How do you buy a home before it hits the open market?

How does the DC market compare to Seattle?

How do you sell a luxury home?

How does having a pool affect the value of your home?

Selling in the Summer: Is it Possible?

Should I sell my home or rent it out?

Should You Sell Your Home "As-Is"?

Why Curb Appeal is NOT as Important as it Seems....

Learning More About the Nation's First Retirement Community for Military Families

TIMBER! Part 2: Home Renovation Progress from Oakton, VA

House Surveys: Why They Are Important in Home Buying

Is it okay to sell my house in the summer?

What Makes a Bedroom a Legal Bedroom?

Your DC Metro Area Community Events Update!

Possessions & Time - Series for Downsizers

How Local Air Quality Affects the Value of Your Home

Is Sustainability Important to Buyers?

Home Upgrades Offer Wide Range of Return on Investment

Is owning a second home a smart investment?

Where Can You Live on $60,000/Year?

Your Potomac MD Neighborhood Update!

How Do You Pick a Real Estate Agent?

Everything You Need to Know about Egress Window Requirements

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Should DEFINITELY Avoid

Everything You Need to Know About Earnest Money Deposits

TIMBER! What happens when a massive tree falls on a vacant property days away from settlement? Watch now!

8 Reasons People May Be Stalling On Buying A Home

APPRAISALS: How to prepare for one, what do appraisers look for, and what happens if an appraisal comes in too low?  

How Time Management can save you Headaches When Selling Your Home

Why "Stink Up" Your Chances of Selling your House?

BLOG: What is Escrow?

BLOG: Downsize Your Life with These Easy Steps

GUEST BLOG: How a Property Survey Could Save You Thousands

Happy Holidays! Looking Ahead to 2018...

VLOG: How Everyone Loses When you Co-sign on a Loan

Eric Stewart to Speak about Aging in Place on December 12th & 14th in Virginia & Maryland

7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Owner's Title Insurance

VLOG: Fulcrum Pricing - What is it? How does it help you get Top Dollar for your Home?

VLOG: Protect Your Property - Easy Steps to Winterize your Home

VLOG: Spooky! Do you have to disclose if you think your home is haunted?

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar - LIVE THIS WEEK!

The History of Architecture in Washington, DC

Top 6 Home Tips: Preventing a Break-In - Secrets from the Eric Stewart Show

Top 4 Myths About Realtors®

Why 20% of Homebuyers May Not Sleep Tonight

A New Crop Of Buyers is Entering the Market

Death and Disclosure

What details as a home office?

What Happens When an Appraisal Comes in too Low During the Sale of your Home? - Secrets from the Eric Stewart Show

Selling Your Home 'As Is'

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

How To Avoid Owning Two Homes

Word to the Wise: Practice Safe Money Habits

How Sellers Can Create a Bidding War On Their Property

Making the Best Offer to Win the House of Your Dreams

What Size Room Qualifies as a Bedroom?

Thinking of Buying a House? You'll Need a Home Inspection

Are Open Houses Overrated?

Vlog: What is a Brick House and Why is it Valuable?

How a Hidden Defect Killed the Sale of a Gorgeous House — Twice! PLUS — How to Handle Earthquake Damage in a Home Sale

Pricing Your House to Sell

Timing the Market – Part 2

Timing the Market ­– Part 1

[LIVE Webinar] How to sell your home for top dollar

Eric Stewart To Speak On Downsizing At Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase on October 5th

Stage An Older Home With These Cost-Effective Tips

Why Your Realtor Should Be Using A Centralized Showing Service

How Sellers Can Prepare For A Home Inspection

Avoid These 8 Common Home Buyer Mistakes

How Selling A Home "As Is" Can Be Beneficial And Financially Rewarding

A Realtor's Perspective On How To Win Against Multiple Home Offers

What Are The 6 Risks If You Price Your Home Too High?

Should You Renovate Your Home Before You Sell?

What Is The Best Day To Put Your Home On The Market?

What Are The Hottest Selling Items At Garage Sales?

How To Protect Your Home From A Wet Basement

Get The Inside Scoop On How To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

Eric Stewart To Speak On Aging In Place At Potomac Community Village Event On April 14

Who Should You Notify When You Change Addresses?

What Are The 10 Best States For Retirement?

6 Ways To Learn About A Neighborhood

Are Open Houses Helpful Or Harmful?

Get Your House Ready To Sell With These 5 Decluttering Tips

Learn The Insider Tips To Selling Your Home For Top Dollar

4 Things Sellers Should Do To Prepare For A Home Appraisal

How To Preserve And Enjoy Your Lifetime Of Photos

What Is The Real Meaning Behind The Twelve Days Of Christmas?

How To Attract More Buyers To Your Listing

Get The Inside Scoop On How To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

Which of Your Unwanted Items Will Sell Best on eBay?

11 Tips For Winterizing A Vacant Home

Reverse Mortgages: Make Sure You Don't Become A Prisoner In Your Own Home

Who Is Your Secret Weapon When It Comes To Downsizing?

How A Home Inventory Will Help If Disaster Strikes

Tips For Parents Considering Helping Their Child Buy A Home

Learn About The Joys Of Downsizing and Retirement Living Via Our "Senior Moments" Series

Visit the Eric Stewart Group At The Beacon 50+ Expos

How Will Retirement Communities Follow In The Footsteps of Coca-Cola?

What Are The 10 Most Overvalued Housing Markets in the U.S.?

10 Online Options To Sell Or Donate Your Unwanted Stuff

Join Widow Care at 2nd Annual 5K!

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

Can A Tree Kill A Home Sale?

Downsizing Can Help You Save Money For Retirement If Done Right

It's Time To Call The Realtor®: 10 Signs Of Stress And Burnout

5 Factors To Consider When Determining The Asking Price On Your Home

How To Decide Whether To Downsize Or Age In Place

What Makes Up A Mortgage Payment?

What Documents And Financial Information Are Needed For Mortgage Approval?

How To Evaluate The Resale Value Of A Home

How To Prepare For A Move And Avoid Extra Moving Costs

What Is A Material Latent Defect?

How To Prepare Your Home For Real Estate Photos

Widow Care: Helping Widows and Widowers with a Loss

How To Help Your Elderly Parents Downsize

What Is The Impact Of The Magna Carta On Modern Day Real Estate?

The Emotional Rewards Of Downsizing

6 Ways To Get Your Dream Home When There Are Multiple Offers

What Makes A Bedroom A Legal Bedroom?

7 Tips On Prepping Your Home For A Showing

DC Metro Area Spring Market Is In Full Bloom

What Is The Difference Between A Real Estate Agent And A REALTOR®?

Eric Stewart To Speak On Downsizing At Burtonsville Community Center on May 14th

What Adds Value To A Home: Inside The Appraisal Process

Common Contingencies In A Real Estate Contract

Home Staging: What Color To Paint Your Walls