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A frequent question when a family member dies in Washington DC is How to deal with property during the probate process? The probate process and the administration of an estate can quickly become complicated, particularly if several heirs are involved. Disputes about the validity of a will or trust, as well as the proper manner […]
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Winter House Sale in Baltimore

We are mid-October and college football is already in its sixth week.  Soon it will be winter.  Can you make a winter house sale in Baltimore? Yes you can! Some people love to shop in December for a major purchase. That’s why you see TV car ads showing big red Christmas bows on expensive autos […]
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Foreign Investors Are Back

Erika Morphy at GlobeSt.com writes, “As Q3’s numbers come in for the District and surrounding suburbs one trend is standing out — foreign investors are back. That is one of the main findings by CBRE as it analyzes activity in the region.” Manhattan was the largest recipient of foreign investment, followed by the DC area. Los Angeles was third, Boston was fourth […]
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Fall Real Estate Market in Maryland

The Washington Post writes about The Fall Real Estate Market in Maryland, “While no one anticipates a return to the frenzied housing market of the pre-recession days or even the hectic pace in 2013 when low inventory and low mortgage rates pushed some buyers into bidding wars, the fall real estate market in Maryland is […]
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Interest Rates Are Going to Stay Low

Back in December we wrote in Five Real Estate Trends for 2015: Mark Livingstone, a mortgage broker and president at Cornerstone First Financial in Washington, D.C., says he sees a prosperous 2015 ahead, and he plans to add to his staff of mortgage officers as a result. The key factor: Interest rates are going to stay […]
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What Happens in Maryland When a Person Dies

The People’s Law Library of Maryland describes what happens in Maryland when a person dies. “When a person dies, that person (the “decedent”) may or may not have left a will. If the decedent did not have a will, Maryland law determines how the decedent’s property will pass to the family of the decedent. If […]
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Single Family Houses Are Losing Value

The Financial Post says, “Almost half of single family houses are losing value in the New York and Washington metropolitan areas, according to a new index created by Allan Weiss, co-founder of the Case-Shiller home price indexes, a sign that buyers’ tolerance for high prices in many large U.S. cities may be reaching a limit. “A […]
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Do Not Have Sole Ownership

Here’s a good question: how do you sell a house when you do not have sole ownership? Maybe you aren’t in touch with the other owner(s) or they may not want to cooperate? This scenario has become an increasing problem for many U.S. homeowners in the wake of the last 7 years. Properties have changed […]
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The Probate Process

What is the probate process is a frequent question when a family member dies. The probate process and the administration of an estate can quickly become complicated, particularly if several heirs are involved. Disputes about the validity of a will or trust, as well as the proper manner in which they should be executed, can […]
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Sign of Healthy Market

The Washington Blade reported “Best July for closed sales and pending sales in a decade!” shout the real estate headlines. It’s a sign of healthy market activity. As you can see from the chart, the number of sales in the District has been climbing steadily from 343 in January 2008 to 821 this past July […]
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