4 Tips for selling in the spring

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MCE for sale signSpring months can be the liveliest time to put your home on the market. To ensure a swift sale, implement the following tips to prep your home this spring.

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15 Remodeling tips from the Property Brothers

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The Property Brothers spoke at the Capital Remodel + Garden Show last week and offered this advice for remodeling your home (Thanks to Curbed D.C.!)

Curbed listed the top 15 tips and tricks these two brothers discussed (my favorite piece of advice is #15).

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Checklist: Moving a dog to your new home

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Best time for D.C. homeowners to sell; Reston students celebrate art and creativity

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A recent post by Curbed D.C. suggests that homeowners looking to sell should put their home on the market one month earlier than the national average for the best results.

In D.C. proper, put your house on the market between April 16 to 30. During this time frame, listings sell an average of 18.5 days faster and 1 percent higher. Nationally, the best time to sell a home is between May 1 and May 15, according to a new analysis from Zillow.

Zillow said that D.C.’s earlier “best sell date” is due to distinct climate changes in the area. If sellers follow Zillow’s advice, their listing will most likely sell 18 days faster and 1.1 percent higher.

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Virginia No. 10 for retirement; Lucky Leprechaun 5K on March 12

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For some, retirement is just the next chapter of life — an empty nest and the opportunity to relocate to a place filled with sun, sand and warm breezes. However for others, relocating to warmer climates can make retirement a bit challenging especially if leaving family, friends, the beauty of four seasons and making ends meet on a strictly fixed income.

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Lessons from a lender: Credit score advice

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One of the most important aspects in the “underwriting triangle” is the credit score. Not only is credit elemental to the loan approval, but also has an impact on the monthly payment. Of the three critical underwriting elements and aside from the down payment, credit (typically calculated using the FICO scoring models) is the only one for which pricing adjustments are made as the variable changes.

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When Zillow’s CEO listed his own home, did the “Zestimate” matter?

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No, it didn’t. A home in Seattle owned by Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff tells us all we need to know about the accuracy of the computer-generated estimates of value that Zillow creates.

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