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How to Move Like a Celebrity

NSecurity is key for celebrities making a big move and you can move just like a celebrity too if you follow these simple guidelines.Read More

How Much Does it Really Cost to Buy a House?

howmuchwillitcosttosellCaught up in the excitement of buying your home, it can be easy to miss some of the not-so-obvious costs associated with the purchase.Read More

Home Security Options That Won’t Ruin Your Style

homesecuritysolutionsHome security need not be expensive, clunky with obnoxious false alarms with these simple and cheap options.Read More

Questions to Ask Your Future Agent

whattoaskanagentAs you hire a real estate agent there are certain questions you should ask to make sure you know how an agent will be able to help you as you make the most important purchase of your lifetime.Read More

When is the Right Time for Investing in Property

propertyinvestorsProperty is one of the best investments around especially in the current housing market where home prices and mortgage rates are low.Read More

Credit Checks & Inquiries

Credit Checks & Inquiries

Will my FICO Score drop if I apply for new credit?

If it does, it probably won’t drop much. If you apply for several credit cards within a short period of time, multiple inquiries will appear on your report. Looking for new credit can equate with higher risk, but most Credit Scores are not affected by multiple inquiries from auto, mortgage or student loan lenders within a short period of time. Typically, these are treated as a single inquiry and will have little impact on the credit score.

The Basics

What is an “inquiry”?

When you apply for credit, you authorize those lenders to ask or “inquire” for a copy of your credit report from a credit bureau. When you later check your Credit Report, you may notice that their credit inquiries are listed...

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10 DC Neighborhoods Where Homes Are Selling In 10 Days Or Less

In conjunction with the launch of RealEstate Business Intelligence’s new city and subdivision features, MRIS and RBI have compiled a list of DC’s hottest neighborhoods in 2014. To find the hottest neighborhoods, we looked at the median days on market for homes sold from January 2014 through April 2014. Then, we compared that number with last year’s days on market for each neighborhood. All of the subdivisions that made the cut had a median days on market of ten days or less.

So what are people looking for that is driving these neighborhoods? Accessibility and affordability are common themes in these subdivisions.

Ten DC Neighborhoods Where Homes Are Selling In Ten Days Or Less

1. Takoma Park
Takoma Park, DC is the very definition of affordable homes that are close enough inside the District...

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Top FSBO Proponent Lists Home With Agent

FSBOuseagentIt turns out that even those who make their living on convincing sellers to list their own homes choose to use an agent to list their home.Read More

4 Things Buyers Should Never Say

homebuyersshouldneversayNegotiating successfully is all about power and a homebuyer can harm their position if they say or communicate these four things.Read More