Tag Archives: home sellers

Metro DC Home Sales Are Soaring Despite Pandemic

Many industries have no doubt been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many businesses within them unfortunately closing entirely. And while the uncertainties of the pandemic may have you on the fence about making any real estate moves in the near future, it’s important to know that Metro DC home sales are soaring despite the […]

Understanding Capital Gains

Have you recently sold your Washington, DC area home? With tax season upon us, a recent home sale can have an effect on your tax return. Read on to learn more about capital gains. What Tax Exclusions Can I Make If I’ve Sold My Home? You could exclude up to $250,000 of gain from selling […]

3 Encouraging Signs for the US and Canadian Housing Markets

Home prices in both the United States and Canada have steadily been increasing over the last several months, according to recent housing market data. Evidently, CoreLogic Home Price Index recently reported that U.S. home prices have increased in nearly all major cities, and were up 12.4 percent year-over-year in August. Meanwhile, in Canada, home prices […]

Basement Value: Appraising Below Grade Footage

Would you say that a large lot adds home value? What about having a sizable basement? While the seller might tell you that these things increase a home’s value, lenders and appraisers have a different take. A home’s appraisal won’t take this extra space into account if it’s below grade or related to lot size. […]