Springfield Real Estate News
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Dec 12, 2016 | via The Washington Post
With one month to go, the D.C. region's housing market is about to close out one of its strongest years since the housing boom. Home sales have been vigorous. Comment?
Oct 22, 2016 | via The Washington Post
My beloved Aunt Mary - we called her "Mimi" - left me and my siblings a few thousand dollars each as she approached her end several decades ago. I put the cash in a savings account and later folded it into a mutual fund. Comment?
Oct 20, 2016 | via WTOP-FM Washington
Monthly numbers on residential real estate sales can be volatile, and median prices based on just a few hundred sales aren't necessarily indicative of the market, but year-over-year prices have declined for two consecutive months in Arlington County and were relatively flat earlier this summer. Arlington County remains the most expensive county for housing in Northern Virginia, but Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. says the median price of a house or condo that sold in Arlington County in September was $515,000, down 10 percent from a year ago. Comment?
Oct 16, 2016 | via The Washington Post
Arlington County Board chair Libby Garvey said she wants to discuss raising - and possibly doubling - pay for elected board members, because the job requires "more than full time" hours. Garvey said in an interview that she would support "something on the order" of matching board pay more closely to the median family income in the county, which is $110,900 . Comment?
Sep 15, 2016 | via The Washington Post
Surrounded by woods and parkland, Raymondale in Fairfax County, Va., is an inside-the-Beltway community of 144 homes built mostly in the mid-1950s, said Peggy Yee, a broker with Frankly Realtors. Mary Cogbill said she had been waiting for what felt like "forever" for a house to go on the market in the Fairfax County community of Raymondale. Comment?
Thursday Jan 19 | via Bloomberg
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary nominee for president-elect Donald Trump, arrives to a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, dashed some investors' hopes for a rapid windfall on investments in mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the new administration. Mnuchin said comments he made last year on Fannie and Freddie weren't meant to endorse a view the government should quickly recapitalize the companies and then sell its stakes. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 18 | via NBC12
Hundreds of thousands of Virginians are swimming in student loan debt. An estimated 629,000 could benefit from refinancing at lower rates, according to some state legislators. Comment?
Monday Jan 9 | via NBC29
Lawmakers are introducing bills aimed at lowering interest rates, and having the commonwealth play a role in issuing new loans. Democrats argue Virginia's economy is being held back because graduates are unable to invest much in the economy. Comment?
Monday Jan 9 | via The Washington Post
For the most part, Northern Virginia has seen a stable pattern of real estate activity in the past five years. While home prices have experienced a steady upward trajectory, there are some signs that several locations have started to pull away from the pack and outpace the rest of the competition. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 4 | via NewsOK.com
District of Columbia residents filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at a rate almost three times as high as Americans overall during the first 11 months of 2016, according to data from the U.S. agency. Across the country, the per capita rate of complaints was 52.3 per 100,000 people during that period. Comment?
45 min ago | via Philly.com
Above left , the kitchen of this 2,300-square-foot renovated home in Fishtown has modern touches that buyers in this price range would expect after being rehabbed. In hindsight, all the signs were there in 2006. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Orange County Register
As President Donald Trump's team gets used to its new office space, I thought a stroll down memory lane would give some foundation for the debates about economic policy, and its ramifications for local real estate, that we'll get to slog through in the coming months. buying data from CoreLogic for the past three presidencies: Bill Clinton, 1993-2001; George W. Bush, 2001-2009; and Barack Obama, 2009-2017. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Spokesman-Review
In August 2015, the company formerly known as Google changed its name and corporate structure to better reflect its business model and strategy. Alphabet is now a collection of businesses of which Google is the largest and most important contributor in terms of sales and earnings. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Spokesman-Review
"What's a point?" the caller asked on our radio show. "My lender says I have to pay one to get the rate I want. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Denver Post
Donald Trump's acknowledgement last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes. "It's easy to point to some of the provisions that you may feel are in the law that are written to let some people pay zero taxes and ignore that you are getting significant benefits delivered to you through the Internal Revenue code to you, yourself," she said. Comment?
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