Ken LaVine Real Estate

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02/21/2012
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Check out our new Press Room and some of our latest Press Releases.

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01/31/2012
Real Estate Market Minutes | Long & Foster Companies

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Long & Foster offers real estate market information within our Mid-Atlantic region of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.

Study Finds 38% of Homes Purchased in 2011 Bought with Cash
12/27/2011
Study Finds 38% of Homes Purchased in 2011 Bought with Cash

Study Finds 38% of Homes Purchased in 2011 Bought with Cash

Despite record low mortgage rates, 2011 has seen a surprisingly high level of cash home purchases, according to the real estate research firm Hanley Wood Market Intelligence. Analysts with the company say between tight lending standards and a desperate se

Study Uncovers Declines Among Owner-Occupant REO Buyers
12/06/2011
Study Uncovers Declines Among Owner-Occupant REO Buyers

Study Uncovers Declines Among Owner-Occupant REO Buyers

Looking for an REO buyer? It’s becoming harder to find owner-occupants to fit that bill. New Vista Asset Management has published the results of a three-year study examining buyers of foreclosed homes in 18 counties hit hardest by the mortgage crisi

11/18/2011

As many of you know I have decided to pursue a position with Long & Foster's headquarters in VA. My page is a little stale so I figured I would send a quick update. If you have any questions about the local real estate market or a specific market or neighborhood in general, let me know, I would still be more than happy to help! I will try to post things from time to time that will help you out and hopefully help you realize that Long & Foster is a great real estate company and we have the most knowledgeable, well informed, agents in the region!

Real Estate | Long & Foster Companies
09/06/2011
Real Estate | Long & Foster Companies

Real Estate | Long & Foster Companies

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CNN Money's top 100 small towns to live.. see why inside.  Leesburg, VA - #4?
08/16/2011
Best Places to Live 2011 - Top 100: 1-25 - from MONEY Magazine

CNN Money's top 100 small towns to live.. see why inside. Leesburg, VA - #4?

MONEY Magazine's annual ranking of the best places to live in America. See the top 100 towns, plus an online-only database with stats for more than 1,800 U.S. towns.

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08/10/2011
Real Estate Market Minutes | Long & Foster Companies

Type in your zip code, or city, click the BLUE dot to find out conditions in your local market area.

Long & Foster offers real estate market information within our Mid-Atlantic region of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.

This week's mortgage rates, still low!
07/29/2011

This week's mortgage rates, still low!

Pending Home Sales Rise in June
07/28/2011
Pending Home Sales Rise in June

Pending Home Sales Rise in June

Pending home sales increased in June following a wide swing down in April and then up in May, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity increased in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and Northeast; all regions show strong double-digit gains from a year ago.

07/26/2011

Finally Ratified on Spring Rd!

07/19/2011

Thinking of buying, selling, or renting in MD or DC? Give me a call, Id love to help!

07/15/2011

Looks like my last listing is getting a contract today, I need more. Anyone want to sell or rent their house??

New kitchen.
07/12/2011

New kitchen.

Nice finishes.
07/12/2011

Nice finishes.

My Client's new construction.
07/12/2011

My Client's new construction.

07/11/2011

Bad news: im back to work/reality..
Good news: getting ready for another settlement tomorrow!

Writing an offer on this bad boy today!
07/01/2011

Writing an offer on this bad boy today!

My Client's new condo in Silver Spring.
06/28/2011

My Client's new condo in Silver Spring.

06/24/2011

30 Year fixed FHA loan around 4.25% this week.. These are historically low interest rates!

My client's rental application just got accepted at the MICA in downtown Silver Spring.  This building is really nice.
06/23/2011

My client's rental application just got accepted at the MICA in downtown Silver Spring. This building is really nice.

06/17/2011

Showing some Silver Spring property.

06/15/2011
7 Highest-Performing Major Housing Markets | LinkedIn

DC and Northern VA have the top performing residential real estate markets in the country, with a quarter to quarter price increase of 4.5%. The next closest was St. Louis, Mo. with a 2.2% increase from last quarter. Only 7 markets in the country showed any increase at all.

06/14/2011

Thinking of buying, renting, or selling in MD or DC? Give me a call, Id love to help you out!

06/13/2011
Homeowner's Insurance Basics

Some good basic info about Homeowner's Insurance.

Homeowners insurance exists because a home is a huge investment, often one of the largest purchases many people make in their lifetimes. Naturally, people want to protect the value of their precious property. Homeowners insurance is a contract between a homeowner and an insurance company. As long as

Some things to consider before buying a home.  I think numbers 6 and 11 are the most crucial.
06/09/2011
14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

Some things to consider before buying a home. I think numbers 6 and 11 are the most crucial.

Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things beyond the size, style and price. When buying a home, it’s easy to let emotions get in the way of reality, or get sudden amnesia about factors that may make a diffe

New business cards, equipped with the red diamond.
06/08/2011

New business cards, equipped with the red diamond.

06/08/2011

Searching for a ~$5,000/mth rental property in Bethesda or Potomac.. some people just have to much money on their hands!

U St condo
06/05/2011

U St condo

06/05/2011

That's NW dc, Dupont area.

06/05/2011

Holding an open house at 1726 U St. Today from 12-3.. if your in DC you have to see this place.

Renting vs. Buying in DC?  If you have a steady income you should certainly consider buying. DC has one of the most expe...
06/04/2011
Rent vs. Buy in DC

Renting vs. Buying in DC? If you have a steady income you should certainly consider buying. DC has one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. The $5,000 first time homebuyer tax credit has been extended through 2011, and many condos are FHA approved - you can secure a loan with 3.5% down!

A blog post about escalating rents in Washington DC and programs available to assist first-time buyers

06/04/2011

On floor until noon, come on listing calls!

05/31/2011

Working on a couple rentals today.. doesn't anyone want to buy??

05/24/2011

Busy, busy, Getting ready for 2 settlements this week!

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