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If you have a question on real estate, Ask The Cribline

The latest questions to The Cribline:  Dear Eric, My housing questions are in the realm of short sales and foreclosures.  Even in an up swinging market in DC and Seattle, houses are still selling below their list values.  How much below the list price is a short sale property likely to sell for?  How much […]

The Cribline House Pick of the Week: August 21, 2011

The Cribline House Pick of the Week: August 21, 2011

A couple good storms this weekend blew through DC, but it didn’t stop The Cribline from making the rounds around town. It stopped us last week, and some of us were on work travel. Today, we made our way through several neighborhoods, led by Sunday’s Post. We started in Logan Circle, then to Kalorama, then […]

Why People are Investing in Real Estate Now

Why People are Investing in Real Estate Now

Take a look at today’s The Washington Post and an article that addresses why real estate investment is on the rise. A nice Saturday read… and a good warm up to The Cribline’s House Pick of the Week that will be revealed tomorrow.    

Surprise Fall in Interest Rates This Week–Real Estate is Good

We wanted to post as soon as we heard…From today’s White House Bulletin: 15-Year Mortgage Rate Hits Record Low.  Freddie Mac reports this morning that the average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.54 percent this week from 3.66 percent last week, the lowest level since tracking began in 1991.  The average rate on […]