Category Archives: DC Area Real Estate





How Has the Real Estate Market Changed from Recent Tax Laws?

Real Estate Tax Laws

When recent tax laws were altered to cut tax benefits for homeowners, there was an uproar around the nation. Many concerned homeowners, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals believed that these new laws would shake up the housing market in big ways. Sales would plummet, prices would plummet, mortgages would increase. It depended on who […]



5 D.C. Real Estate Trends to Keep Your Eye On

DC Real Estate Market

Real estate professionals, landlords, homeowners, and potential homeowners should all stay aware of what is going on in the real estate market. The D.C. area has been seeing a significant shift in multiple corners of the real estate market, which could potentially mean substantial changes for some. To see what this might mean for you, […]



As Mortgage Rates Increase, Will Home Prices Decrease?

buyer looking at mortgage rates

As of December 8, mortgage rates have climbed to 4.13% for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. With the recent increase in interest rates, many people assume that home prices will decrease. After all, if fewer people are able to purchase a house due to higher mortgage rates, then the demand for homes (and therefore the price) should decrease. […]


Preparing Your Home for the Market

Top country-wide real estate trainer asked to interview Melinda Estridge to help advance the careers of other Realtors nationwide. Click here to listen to the full interview. Putting a house on the market today, not just in the DC Metro area but nationwide, is vastly different than it was 30 years ago. How you present your home is […]