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Many prospective homebuyers find real estate agents before they start looking for homes. As the name implies, a buyer's agent represents the buyer's interests and will negotiate on the buyer's behalf during the transaction.
Employees at a nonprofit organization that former council member Harry Thomas Jr. used as a conduit to steal from the city raised concerns about fast-tracked grants and the risk of becoming a "check-on-demand kind of place," according to testimony at a D.C. Council oversight hearing on Monday.
The first piece of advice many Realtors give homeowners who want to sell their home while a tenant is in residence is short and not-so-sweet: Don't do it.
Homeowners in the D.C. area often find themselves assigned to offices in other parts of the world for a year or two at a time and need to rent their property to generate added income. Other homeowners are waiting for the economy to improve before putting their homes on the market and are becoming landlords in the meantime. Homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure also may choose to rent their property, cover the mortgage with the rental payment and move to a less expensive home while waiting for home values to rise and their finances to improve.
When real estate agent Trudy Severa works with a seller, she's waiting for her client to utter a sentence that can take a long time to say and can be even harder for the seller to realize:
The real estate market in the Washington metro area has been luckier than most in maintaining its stability, but it has by no means been immune to the economic downturn.
The days when homebuyers flipped through a magazine of homes for sale, peering at a small black-and-white photo to see whether a property appealed to them, are long gone.
Heather Elias, a Realtor with Century 21 Redwood Realty, has been in real estate since 2004.