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As you may have seen in NVAR’s e-mails, I’m running to serve on NVAR’s Board of Directors this year. My bio can be found here: and you can vote here:  I would love it and be honored …

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Fall Really Feels Like Spring Fall Really Feels Like Spring


Last spring, we witnessed some very advantageous dynamics for home sellers. Active buyers, anxious to take advantage of low interest rates and prices, flowed into the marketplace bringing with them bidding wars and quick home …

Military Personnel and the Home Buyer Tax Credit Military Personnel and the Home Buyer Tax Credit

It is important to remember that members of the military may have an additional year to buy a home and claim the Home Buyer Tax Credit which otherwise requires buyers to enter into a “binding” …

Coldwell Banker Begins Own Housing Stimulus Program

Coldwell Banker CEO Jim Gillespie on the Realtor’s promotion to help boost housing sales after the homebuyer’s tax credit ends. Watch his appearance on Fox News below.
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Tax Credit Deadline Reminder Tax Credit Deadline Reminder


As we approach the deadline for the home buyer tax credit, I wanted to provide a few important reminders:

In order to be eligible, a fully executed contract must be in place by 11:59 pm this …

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

Average interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose slightly in the week ending March 25, the U.S. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said.
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99 percent with an average …

Changes to Conventional Financing

Recently, there are a few positive changes to mortgage insurance that are summarized below: (Keep in mind these are all changes that impact only conventional loans.)
The Washington, DC (CBSA-47894) area has been removed from …