Our weekly round up of real estate links we love ….
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Washington, D.C.’s male-dominated commercial real estate industry is dotted with powerful women who are behind some of the city’s most transformative projects. They are also keen on which neighborhoods they intend to plant their flags next...read full story here
Property tax assessments in the City of Richmond saw the largest year to year increase in a decade, according to the city assessor, who said home owners have been both thrilled and dismayed by the surge. Ask anyone who works in the Richmond real estate market about the residential home market, and inevitably the word "hot" enters the conversation. Home prices in Richmond have continued to rise over the couple of years, leading to big returns for some homeowners and squeezing out some potential buyers...read full story here
Contract signings to purchase previously-owned U.S. homes rose for the first time in three months, indicating the housing market is stabilizing on the heels of a modest pickup in listings, lower taxes and a robust labor market, data from the National Association of Realtors in Washington showed Monday...read full story here
REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVICE
One of Washington’s few remaining underdeveloped neighborhoods, Deanwood offers potential buyers plenty of space at a price that won’t break the bank...read full story here
More Than 10,000 Neighborhoods Ranked and Assigned Letter Grades from A to F; Report Also Provides Aggregate Housing Characteristics and Trends by Neighborhood Grade...read full story here
Do you know what the number one cause of chickening out and not purchasing real estate is? Analysis by paralysis, a “disease” caused by over-analysis and inaction. I’m no doctor, but from what I’ve seen, the primary cause of this disease is the overwhelming amount of tasks that need to be completed in order to close a deal...read full story here
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
First impressions matter—and when you're selling your house, there's nothing quite like the vision of a manicured yard to really wow potential buyers. Like staging the inside of your home, staging your yard takes time, effort, and a little bit of money. But your hard work is sure to impress, and the payoff can be a fast offer. Here are some of the best projects you can do to stage your yard and get ready for an open house...read full story here
When you’re tackling a major home improvement project, one tool in particular can help you get the job done for less hassle and potentially at a lower cost: a good credit score...read full story here
Whether you just closed on a fixer-upper or you’re looking to update the house you’ve lived in for 20 years, there’s a good chance you’ve got plans to make home improvements in the near future...read full story here
Join us and fellow real estate investors for an evening of learning, networking, and good food (we heard everyone loved the fajitas from our last meetup)! This month's meetup will offer you a guide on the steps to get you from construction to selling or renting!