Buying a home

Snow Today; New Home Tomorrow.

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I’m watching Mother Nature dump another bucket of snow on the region. The snow is coming down so hard it’s as if I’m living in a snow globe. This never-ending winter has left me wanting to snuggle up under a bed full of heavy blankets and fluffy pillows until it’s over. It’s hard to believe spring will be in here a few weeks and my shut-tight windows will be wide open with breezes blowing out the dust of winter and blowing in longer days, warmer temps, pretty flowers and short-sleeve t-shirts.

Spring also marks the start of the often-frenzied real estate market. Home sellers are preparing their homes by painting, updating and doing regular home maintenance so they can stand out from the competition. Home buyers are starting to look online to see what homes are available in their price range, talking with lenders about financing, and interviewing REALTORS. With near historic low interest rates, increased home inventory, and overall market optimism, 2015 is expected to be a great year to buy or sell a home.

If you’re a first-time home buyer and don’t know where to start, someone new to the DC real estate market, or someone who hasn’t bought a home in a while, I encourage you to attend the DC Home Buyer Seminar on March 19 at matchbox on 14th. Topics covered include:

  • Steps to finding a home.
  • The offer, negotiation, and closing process.
  • Financing, including loan approval and figuring out what you can afford.
  • The current Washington DC real estate market.

Most importantly, your home buying questions will be thoroughly answered. There will be plenty of time to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the seminar, as well as a chance to meet with the speakers individually to ask private questions. Space is limited so I strongly encourage you to reserve your spot today. RSVP here.

If the seminar is not your thing or you have a previous commitment you can schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss the home buying process. Email robyn@robynporter.com or call 703-963-0142.

Don’t let another spring home buying season pass you by. Remember, everybody needs housing and whether or not you own a home you’re still paying a mortgage. Let 2015 be the year you pay your own mortgage and not your landlord’s. If you’re still on the fence, check this out.

Keep warm and THINK SPRING!

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