Monthly Archives: March 2014

Virginia Realtor Daan De Raedt named “30 Under 30” winner

Congratulations to Realtor Daan De Raedt of RE/MAX Allegiance in Arlington, who was named as one of REALTOR magazine’s 2014 “30 Under 30” — “hard-working young professionals [who]… put their customers first, and are champions for their communities.” And congrats, … Continue reading

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VAR CEO named one of Virginia’s most influential people

As the first women to head Virginia’s largest trade association, VAR CEO Terrie Suit was named in Virginia Business magazine’s “On the move” section — part of its annual feature on the most influential people in the state. The magazine … Continue reading

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Four things to know for Friday

Did you know that inventory is up 6.2% from last year? That’s based on NAR’s numbers, and includes single family homes and condos. It’s the first national March-to-March increase since 2008. The median asking price of these homes was estimated … Continue reading

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WaPo column offers perspective on off-market listings

There’s an excellent column in the Washington Post by regular contributor Jill Chodorov on off-market or “pocket” listings. (Technically it’s a column, but it reads more like a well-researched article.) Whatever you think of pocket/off-market/pre-listing listings, it’s worth a read … Continue reading

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Vote for these three Virginia finalists for NAR’s 30-Under-30 contest

Three Virginia Realtors have made the final 50 of REALTOR magazine’s annual 30-Under-30 contest: Alex Belcher of Fredericksburg, Richard Bridges of Woodbridge, and Daan De Raedt of Arlington. Here’s how REALTOR mag explains the contest: Each May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features … Continue reading

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President Obama signs flood insurance bill

As expected, President Obama signed the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act on March 21, which extended government flood-insurance subsidies to people in flood zones. Because of the 2012 Biggert-Waters law, many of those people would have seen their flood … Continue reading

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Housing market slow to thaw

The pace of Virginia homes sales increased in February, but only by 3.15% despite decreasing unemployment and mortgage interest rates. Prices remained fairly stable and days on the market continued to increase, indicating low demand rather than restricted supply. So … Continue reading

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Three things to know for Friday

Three quick real estate news facts to take to the water cooler. Continue reading

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Three things to know for Thursday

Did you know that NAR joined Move (operator of Realtor.com) in a lawsuit against Zillow? After Errol Samuelson, former president of Realtor.com, “defected” to Zillow (to use Realtor magazine’s term), Move and NAR sued both Zillow and Samuelson for breach … Continue reading

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A slick buy-vs.-rent calculator from the Times

The New York Times has a very cool calculator up — it lets you see whether it makes more sense to buy or to rent. You input your rent, the price and down payment for the home you’re considering, your … Continue reading

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