Posts Tagged ‘Northern Virginia home values’

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve a home and make it more sellable, according to HomeGain’s 2012 National Home Improvement Survey.


HomeGain surveyed nearly 500 real estate professionals nationwide to determine the top do-it-yourself home improvement projects that offer some of the biggest bang for your buck when selling a home. (more…)

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Most of us know the housing bubble of 2002-2006 and the subsequent housing crash that followed in 2007 was caused by the deregulation of the lending industry by the government, which brought into the market many sub-prime lenders offering no-downpayment-interest-only-loans,  ARM loans and option ARM loans, and other “exotic” loans.

This easy credit and availability of money artificially increased demand for homes, which in turn artificially increased home prices until they became unsustainable, which led to the housing crash – all in a span of a few short years. (more…)

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