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The Recap: Bernanke is clear that stimulus will taper off in time - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 02:17

The Recap: Bernanke is clear that stimulus will taper off in time
Washington Post
But investors and ordinary homebuyers alike have speculated that the easy money will soon end. The timeline provided by Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke was intended to address confusion over how the central bank will make the transition.¶ Stock markets did ...

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George Washington slept here: Historic W.Va. home up for sale. Asking price ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 13:35

George Washington slept here: Historic W.Va. home up for sale. Asking price ...
Washington Post
There's been a good amount of interest from potential buyers from the Washington area. While any buyer can do as they wish, “the person who's going to be interested in it is going to be by nature the type of person who would care for and respect a ...

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Milan seeks to shed malaise, woo Italian designers back from abroad and ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 20:41

Milan seeks to shed malaise, woo Italian designers back from abroad and ...
Washington Post
As for the source of the malaise, the economic crisis that has now stalled over Italy has zapped resources from the fashion houses, local government that might otherwise provide a boost and the world of fashion media and fashion buyers that feed the ...

Stocks, bonds extend slide as China adds to market fears of Fed stimulus pullback - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:03

Stocks, bonds extend slide as China adds to market fears of Fed stimulus pullback
Washington Post
The sharp increase in bond yields prompted investors to sell homebuilders, whose business could be hurt if the pace of home buying slows down. Those stocks fell even though the National Association of Realtors said Thursday U.S. sales of previously ...

Summertime, and selling a home isn't easy - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 13:06

Summertime, and selling a home isn't easy
Washington Post
Listings tend to languish as buyers turn their attention from interest rates and open houses to cookouts and lounging on the beach. So the Elmases aren't taking any chances. They're attempting to ratchet up their Virginia home's appeal. They're making ...

Summertime, and selling a home isn't easy - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 13:06

Summertime, and selling a home isn't easy
Washington Post
But this year, because so few homes are on the market, we may actually see more buyers out in the summer and, hopefully, more sellers will decide to list their homes.” Adam Gallegos, a broker with Arbour Realty in Arlington County, expects the summer ...

Home values in DC area grow, thanks to high demand and low inventory - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 13:05

Home values in DC area grow, thanks to high demand and low inventory
Washington Post
The RBI report said that more new listings eventually could cause home prices to stabilize, helping to bring them within reach of first-time buyers. But Lisa A. Sturtevant, deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis, said she believes it will ...

Bernanke speaks and rates rise for consumers and businesses while financial ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 04:10

Bernanke speaks and rates rise for consumers and businesses while financial ...
Washington Post
The biggest barrier for many home buyers has been difficulty obtaining a mortgage. Banks have tightened lending standards since the financial crisis erupted in 2008. Higher loan rates would allow banks to make more from mortgage lending and could lead ...

Slim Whitman, country crooner, dies at 90 - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 23:16

Slim Whitman, country crooner, dies at 90
Washington Post
Future Beatle George Harrison recalled his father, a merchant seaman, bringing Mr. Whitman's records home. Mr. Whitman, who strummed the guitar with his left hand, also bolstered fellow lefty Paul McCartney's resolve to play in the way that came naturally.

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The US military is scrapping up to 2000 of its mine-resistant vehicles, which ... - Washington Post (blog)

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 18:56

The US military is scrapping up to 2000 of its mine-resistant vehicles, which ...
Washington Post (blog)
The rest, including the 2,000 MRAPs in Afghanistan labeled as “excess,” cost $7 billion but aren't worth shipping home or even to other overseas U.S. bases, and are unlikely to find buyers. They are, as far as the United States military is concerned ...

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US sales of previously occupied homes rise above 5 million in May, first time ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:15

US sales of previously occupied homes rise above 5 million in May, first time ...
Washington Post
During that month and October 2009, a home-buying tax credit briefly inflated the sales pace. Prior to that, sales hadn't been above 5 million since July 2007. While the sales pace is still below the 5.5 million that is consistent with healthy markets ...

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Tips for selling a home in the slow summer months - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:17

Tips for selling a home in the slow summer months
Washington Post
○Have fresh fruit and chilled water or lemonade on hand for prospective buyers. ○Keep the lawn manicured and plant colorful flowers to enhance curb appeal. ○Stage the outside of the home to simulate preparations for an outdoor gathering. ○Enhance ...

Fed expects to begin stimulus pullback this year if recovery is steady - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 08:21

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Fed expects to begin stimulus pullback this year if recovery is steady
Washington Post
But investors and ordinary home buyers alike have been speculating that the easy money will soon come to an end. The timeline provided by Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday was intended to address confusion over how the central bank will ...

New report asserts that DC-area home values could go flat next year - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 08:05

New report asserts that DC-area home values could go flat next year
Washington Post
Meanwhile, home values during that period are expected to climb 4.1 percent nationally. In light of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's remarks Wednesday that the central bank will begin scaling back its $85 billion bond-buying program to boost ...

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Fairfax home sales - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 20:40

Fairfax home sales
Washington Post
Annandale Rd., 3505-House Buyers of America Inc. to Matthew and Rakelle Mullenix, $610,000. Bristow Dr., 7709-Nectar Projects Inc. and Gaston Aramayo to AJR Investment Corp., $315,800. Colt Lane, 9104-Paul A. Lluy to Robin S. Kelleher, $665,000.

Rising mortgage rates elicit fears they could hurt housing recovery - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:49

Rising mortgage rates elicit fears they could hurt housing recovery
Washington Post
In the short term, the jump in interest rates is spurring home buyers in the Washington region and other hot markets to action, adding to the already frenzied competition to get a home. But a sustained rise would hurt a fragile housing recovery, which ...

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Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman visits North Dakota base in wake of nuclear ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Tue, 06/18/2013 - 01:54

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman visits North Dakota base in wake of nuclear ...
Washington Post
The Minot base, home to about 4,800 active-duty military personnel, is one of the nation's two B-52 bomber bases and the command center for about 150 Minuteman III missiles, sunk in hardened silos across 8,500 square miles of northwest and north ...

Commuter train from NYC to Long Island shakes, derails in tunnel; passengers ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Tue, 06/18/2013 - 01:44

Commuter train from NYC to Long Island shakes, derails in tunnel; passengers ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — A commuter train shook on the tracks and then derailed in a tunnel under the East River shortly after leaving Penn Station on Monday night, forcing the hundreds of passengers on it to be removed and delaying the trip home for many others ...

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Person familiar with the negotiations: 'Framework' in place for Coyotes lease ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Sat, 06/15/2013 - 02:28

Person familiar with the negotiations: 'Framework' in place for Coyotes lease ...
Washington Post
Representatives of the team's prospective buyer, Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, have been talking with city officials about the lease, which is crucial for the sale of the team to go through and keep it playing at the city-owned Jobing.com Arena ...

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New York considering fines and jail time for customers buying counterfeit ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:30

New York considering fines and jail time for customers buying counterfeit ...
Washington Post
“I walk out of my house every day into it,” he says. “I'm sick of what this has done to our neighborhood.” Some at Thursday's hearing were concerned about how the new law would be enforced and whether it would hurt both businesses and buyers.

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