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Is the American Dream of Homeownership Coming Back?

January 16, 2017

Is the American Dream of Homeownership Coming Back?

Americans associate the American Dream with opportunity, but that has been in short supply for the last several years — especially for Millennials and those who have not been able to buy a home yet.

In recent years, real estate has been a sellers’ market, meaning that demand for homes has outpaced the available inventory, driving up the selling price of homes on the market. Those who have been shopping around for awhile know just by looking that prices are higher. Home values have increased over 6.2% over the past year, rent prices have increased 1.4% over the past year, and there are 5.7% fewer homes for sale than a year ago, making it more difficult to afford to purchase a home. For those who are selling an existing property before buying a new home, this has been good news – their new home may be more expensive, but so is their profit from their home sale. Those who are trying to scrounge up a down payment for their first house, however, can become discouraged.

However, many experts will agree that the current housing situation will shift from what is currently a sellers’ market to a buyers’ market by the year 2019 – or possibly sooner.Read More

Listing of the Day is over at 9130 Fernwood Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817 Provided by Dana Scanlon with Keller Williams Realty Capital Properties.

January 12, 2017

9130 Fernwood Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

 

Residential home for sale in Bethesda, MD

Listing of the Day is over at 9130 Fernwood Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Provided by Dana Scanlon with Keller Williams Realty Capital Properties
Here is your opportunity to own a nice piece of property! This home is great if you are an expanding family and need to create some add on space to make it your own!
This house, on a magnificent private and tranquil lot, is located in the ideal Walt Whitman High School cluster. Renovate or expand this existing manor home from the 1930s with 5BR 4BA and 3 FP, or start fresh. Sitting above the hustle & bustle of Bethesda, this is a peaceful retreat with sylvan views all around. Super convenient location for easy access to major transportation routes. Own a piece of Bethesda history!

Listing agent is Dana Scanlon. For additional information see the listing hereRead More

Sustainability is Not Just for Commercial Buildings – Your Home Can Use It, Too

January 9, 2017

Sustainability is Not Just for Commercial Buildings - Your Home Can Use It, Too

This is a list of ideas that you can use to make your home more efficient and, in some areas, increase your home value. Many energy-efficient improvements can be made cost-effectively and even save money on utilities. Make sure that your home and the area where you live in are compatible.

Drought tolerant garden.

Homeowners use a lot of water in their gardens. Even if you have a hard time keeping anything green or if you don’t have a green thumb, you can get drought tolerant plants and add color to your garden. Crushed stone surrounding the plants can give everything an even more natural look. Inviting native life into your garden means that maintenance will be easier, because there will be less watering involved. If you live in a place that doesn’t get much rain, recycling rain water that comes from your gutters is a safe and cheap way of watering your garden.  You can also use a storage reservoir that keeps water so that you can have it in storage while keeping the rain from flooding your garden. Reusable and sustainable. Read More

Listing of the Day at 1070 Heaton Moor Drive, Walnut, CA. Provided by Mia McLeod with Mcleod and Associates Real Estate and Mortgage.

January 6, 2017

Residential Home for sale in Walnut, CA

This Listing of the Day is over at 1070 Heaton Moor Drive, Walnut, California 91789-4329
Provided by IDX Broker with Mcleod and Associates Real Estate and Mortgage.

 

Located in the Award Winning Rowland Unified School District, within walking distance to Oswalt Elementary and Creekside Park. A property in this neighborhood is what you’ve been waiting for. With 1,478 square feet of living space on nearly a 10,000 square foot lot, this end of cul de sac single story home features 3 bedrooms and 2 upgraded baths. Features include an upgraded kitchen, dual pane windows, and custom, attached cabinets in the garage; while the expansive front and backyards are ready for any entertaining. Added privacy with no houses behind the property. Move in ready, quiet and private feel, welcome to 1070 Heaton Moor Drive.

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Listing agent is Mia McLeod. See the listing here for additional information.

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