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10 Online Options To Sell Or Donate Your Unwanted Stuff

By: Eric Stewart
September 29th, 2015

When it’s time to downsize, you will most likely have many items that you will not have room for at your new residence. While yard or estate sales are still popular options, you will increase your reach and exposure through online channels.

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Can A Tree Kill A Home Sale?

By: Eric Stewart
September 15th, 2015

When a home is for sale, mature trees on the property are often a selling point. Trees and other landscaping add to a home’s curb appeal and make the home more inviting. However, are there times when a tree can kill a home sale?

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

By: Eric Stewart
September 2nd, 2015

One of the biggest decisions that must be made when selling your home is determining the asking price. There is a direct relationship between how your house is priced and how many buyers will be interested in it.

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What Makes Up A Mortgage Payment?

By: Eric Stewart
August 19th, 2015

If you are in the market for a new home, chances are you are busily gathering documents for your mortgage loan application. Your lender will calculate your down payment and monthly payments based on the financial information you provide, from credit history to current employment. You may wonder what is included in the mortgage payment. Mortgage payments include principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI).

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What Documents And Financial Information Are Needed For Mortgage Approval?

By: Eric Stewart
August 12th, 2015

If you are planning to move within the next year, you should start thinking about your mortgage loan or other financing options now. Based on the projected down payment you have available and the monthly mortgage payments your income can sustain, you will decide what amount of home you can afford and are comfortable buying. Before beginning to house-hunt, you should examine your credit history and gather the documents required by your lender.

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How To Evaluate The Resale Value Of A Home

By: Eric Stewart
July 21st, 2015

Are you on the hunt for a new home? In the mix of things to consider when touring different properties is a home’s resale value. If you buy a home that is appealing to other homebuyers, it should be fairly easy to sell if and when that time comes.

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DC Metro Area Spring Market Is In Full Bloom

By: Eric Stewart
May 19th, 2015

Housing data for April 2015, released by RealEstate Business Intelligence, shows a continued trend of modest price increases, higher sales, lower days-on-market, and greater inventory through the first four months of the year.

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