6 real estate headlines: 15-September
A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and home sellers.
|Homeowners: Beware of post-Irene scams
HSH.com: No matter if your home was affected by Hurricane Irene or any other natural disaster, a call to your insurance company should be the first call you make.
|To protect real estate assets be prepared
Washington Post: Couples who own real estate before marriage may take advantage of a particular form of title known as “tenancy by the entirety.”
|Do you have to escrow for taxes?
Washington Post: If you are buying a home in the District and putting down 20 percent or more, you have the right to pay your own real estate taxes and insurance.
|Six steps that could boost refinancing
Wall Street Journal: Demand for new loans or refinancing remains muted, underscoring reasons why policy makers at the White House and Federal Reserve are thinking about new ways to help more homeowners refinance.
|Jumbo loans make a come-back in metro market
Washington Examiner: Jumbo loans in the $1 million to $3 million range, with interest rates between 4.25 percent and 4.75 percent, are available to buyers with credit scores of at least 740.
|What $1.2M buys you in DC
DC Urban Turf: The second most-expensive home on the DC market is listed at $12 million. Here's a look of some other million dollar homes.