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REAL ESTATE NEWS
Solid growth in year-over-year home sales coupled with more modest increases in prices is helping push the Northern Virginia real estate through a strong spring season. Across Northern Virginia, home sales in April totaled 2,079, up 4.2 percent from a year before, according to figures reported May 10 by RealEstate Business Intelligence ,based on data from Bright MLS...read full story here
North Carolina lawmakers are preparing a bid for a new Apple campus, according to a report in the Triangle Business Journal. Separately, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has also floated areas near Washington, D.C., like Crystal City and Tysons, as locales for Apple...read full story here
Living in Maryland might be expensive, but buying a home here doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re in the market for a home in Maryland and your budget is under $500,000, Patch has a slew of listing provided by their partners at Realtor.com...read full story here
REAL ESTATE INVESTING TIPS
One of the best ways to get into the real estate market is to rehabilitate a home in disrepair. But rehabbing a house from start to finish takes a lot of time, preparation and most of all, patience. Whether you are flipping a home or planning to live on the property, rehabbing a home is not without its difficulties. Check out Joe Fairless’ rehab house checklist so you can be sure that the process moves along as seamlessly as possible.
Joint ventures, wholesaling and property management are just a few of the ways investors can profit from real estate, but it takes a little savvy to be successful in this competitive arena...read full story here
Rising interest rates mean investors need to take appropriate action. Here is some advice from an industry pro...read full story here
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project should begin with a careful financial planning...read full story here
Memorial Day is right around the corner which means longer days and warmer weather. Is your home ready? Read the full story here
Mother-daughter duo Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak have risen to fame on HGTV’s home renovation show Good Bones. They’ve shared their tips for spearheading your own home renovation - and doing it on the cheap...read full story here