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Visit Eric Stewart At The Beacon 50+ Expos 2018

By: Eric Stewart
October 11th, 2018

Meet Eric Stewart, host of Pointing You Home and Seniors Solutions, at the upcoming Beacon 50+ Expos, taking place in Silver Spring, MD, on Sunday, October 14th at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Events will be held from 12pm – 4pm.

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What Makes a Bedroom a Legal Bedroom?

By: Eric Stewart
June 14th, 2018

Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.  Requirements differ from county to county, so it's always safer to check with a Realtor or appraiser before you sell your home! 

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Visit the Eric Stewart Group At The Beacon 50+ Expos

By: Eric Stewart
October 15th, 2015

Meet the Realtors® from the Eric Stewart Group of Long & Foster at the upcoming Beacon 50+ Expos, taking placing in Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, October 18 at the Silver Spring Civic Center and on Sunday, October 25 in Arlington at the Ballston Mall. Both events will be held from 12pm – 4pm.

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What Makes A Bedroom A Legal Bedroom?

By: Eric Stewart
June 2nd, 2015

Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.

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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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What Adds Value To A Home: Inside The Appraisal Process

By: Eric Stewart
May 5th, 2015

Candy Watts, a Realtor® with the Eric Stewart Group, is also a certified residential appraiser. Over the past 12 years, she has completed more than 9,000 appraisals throughout the Washington, DC metro area. On a recent segment of Eric’s radio show, Candy provided insight into the appraisal process, including what does and does not add value to a home.

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Common Contingencies In A Real Estate Contract

By: Eric Stewart
April 28th, 2015

When buying a home, most people think the biggest hurdle is settling on the sales price, which many times becomes a negotiation between the buyer and seller if the buyer does not offer to pay the asking price.

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