Category Archives: Realtor Advice

All DC Rentals Need a Basic Business License

#‎Realtor‬ Advice: All ‎DC‬ rentals are required to have a Basic Business License (‪#‎BBL‬) by DC Government. It protects both the landlord and renter. Landlords can pay for their BBL at DCRA website. It is $190.30 for a 2-year license. READ MORE: http://ow.ly/ZgSFn ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬ ‪#‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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Realtor Advice: Deciding on a neighborhood to purchase your home?

#Realtor Advice: Deciding on a neighborhood to purchase your home? Research and tour the neighborhood to determine if it matches your current lifestyle and identify any upcoming developments. Use local blogs such as #Urbanturf, #Popville, #DCist, #FreeInDC, #HillIsHome, and #EaterDC. #realestate #RealtyPros #Tips #RealtorJason #dc

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CNBC: Housing flipping: It’s riskier but more lucrative

“Higher home prices are making house flipping harder, but more lucrative. Flipping, which is generally defined as buying and selling a home in the same calendar year, was popular during the housing boom, when investors could get easy mortgage financing. Now investors need cash, and as lower-priced, distressed homes dry up, they need more cash.” […]

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Realtor Advice: Using a VA loan is a great option.

#Realtor Advice: Using a VA loan is a great option. VA loans require no downpayment but you have to pay closing costs. The problem is there are fewer condos everyday that are VA and FHA approved in #DC. #RealtyPros #RealtorJason #Tips #md #va #dc #realestate

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‪Realtor‬ Advice: Always write an offer on a property.

‪#‎Realtor‬ Advice: Always write an offer on a property. Even if you think the property is overpriced, putting a reasonable offer in writing will likely make the seller want to negotiate. The key word is reasonable…NO Lowball offers need apply. ‪#‎realtypros‬ ‪#‎realtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎realestate‬

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When to file a claim for homeowners insurance?

#‎Realtor‬ Advice: When to file a claim for homeowners insurance? The best rule to determine whether to file a claim is when the cost repairing the damage exceeds your deductible. Make sure you get estimates for the repair beforehand and file no later than 2 weeks after the incident. ALWAYS file a claim if someone […]

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Realtor Advice

#Realtor Advice: Using a VA loan is a great option. VA loans require no downpayment but you have to pay closing costs. The problem is there are fewer condos everyday that are VA and FHA approved in #DC.#RealtyPros #RealtorJason #Tips #md #va #dc#realestate   ‪#‎Realtor‬ Advice: The biggest issue for ‪#‎homebuyers‬ considering a condominium is […]

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Is your Realtor a “Used Car Salesman?”

DISCLAIMER: Some of my best friends are car salespersons. This post is no reflection on the automobile industry or the talented men and women who provide professional customer service when selling cars everyday. In all industries, as a consumer we frequently come across three different types of service providers: GREAT, BAD, and the “NOT IN […]

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Termites: The Other White Meat

Termites are a big issue when dealing with homeownership. Simply put, they eat houses and buildings! They cause over five billion dollars worth of damage every year for homeowners. You will NEVER see only one termite because they gather together in colonies. A small group or colony of termites (approximately sixty thousand or so) can […]

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