Residential Real Estate Post-Pandemic: What’s in Store for 2021?

Here's to you, 2020 - Good Riddance! If you're like me, you are looking forward to a return to normalcy as we start the new year. We want kids to be back to school, people back at work, some normal social interaction and safe travels. As the pandemic hopefully enters our rear-view mirror, many are …

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What’s in Store for 2020 for Real Estate and Beyond?

As the 2010's come to an end, many folks are wondering what next year - and, in fact, what the next decade - will bring to residential real estate and the economy in general. These questions from our clients and friends compelled me to take particular interest in the first ever Real Estate Forecast Summit, …

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The Amazon Decision: What Does it Mean for Residential Real Estate in Arlington?

Recalling the various holiday parties I attended, it generally took about 5 minutes of conversation before someone asked, "What does the Amazon HQ2 move mean for real estate?" It is not surprising that people want to know how such significant news affects what is usually their biggest investment (their residence). The questions of when and …

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Home Improvements: What Gets You the Greatest Bang for the Buck?

Clients and friends often ask me what home improvements are the smartest ones to make, both short-term when listing a home for sale, as well as generally over the long-term. The question is always - will I get this money back when I sell?When listing a home for sale, my experience has convinced me that …

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The New Tax Law: What Does it Mean for Residential Real Estate?

In recent weeks, I have often been asked what the new tax law means for real estate. Friends and clients want to know if and when should they buy or sell, or more generally how the law affects them. Of course, I recommend that both homeowners and prospective buyers and sellers consult their accountant and/or …

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NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017

The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017. But supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nation’s low homeownership rate subdued. These conclusions were part of NAR chief economist …

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John Seggerman Discusses the Outlook on US Real Estate

Why is the Outlook on US Real Estate Important? If you are planning to either buy or sell in the US real estate market and you want the best results, you need to understand it’s estimated outlook. For example, if you believe that the US real estate market is going to heat up, you may want to wait …

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Should You Manage Your Own Rental Properties?

The Benefits of Proper Management Rental properties can provide their owners with a lot of benefits. For example, rental properties earn revenues over time rather than all at once, meaning that such investments can be more profitable than even the most successful fixer-upper in the long run. Likewise, other benefits can range from tax deductions to …

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