How did you get started in the real estate industry?
My background is in journalism, and I used to work as a newspaper reporter. As my husband and I were planning to move back to the States after serving two years overseas with the State Dept., a colleague suggested to me that I’d be great in real estate. I looked into what it would take to get a license. I ended up taking the licensure classes and sat for the national, Virginia and D.C. exams when we got back. And that was almost two years ago!
For months, interest rates have been at historic lows. Borrowers looking to buy a home today were able to get lower rates than those who purchased more than two years ago. But all of that has changed within the last few weeks, as interest rates climbed to their highest point since October 2014. Prior to that, rates hit an all-time low on Nov. 22, 2012, at 3.31%.
Worried about selling your home during the holidays? Follow these tips from Lisa Groover of McEnearney Associates in Alexandria.
There are pros and cons to listing your home for sale during the holidays; however, buyers looking during this time tend to be more serious and may be under a deadline to move. There is also less competition in the market. If you are prepared to modify your holiday plans to accommodate showings and the selling process, then here are some tips for preparing your home for sale: