Matt's Real Estate Corner
From Matt Wilkins
Matt Wilkins, Compass Real Estate Consulting
2887 Burgundy Pl. #1-6, Woodbridge, VA 22192
(w) 571.408.9490

When to claim the $500,000 capital gains exclusion

DEAR BENNY: My wife and I have jointly owned two homes (one for 15-plus years and one for 34-plus years),...
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Four steps to hiring a qualified contractor

If you own your home, you understand the advantages of do-it-yourself projects. You can do things your wa...
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Common contingency hang-ups

Recently, buyers removed the loan contingency after the lender's underwriter told their mortgage broker t...
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Four common real estate deal-killers

Recently, the sellers of an architect-designed home in the hills above Oakland, Calif., received two offe...
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Following the lead of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac is expanding its "First Look" program to give buyers who are looking for a home to live in, rather than flip, an opportunity to buy without competition fr... CHECK OUT MORE
Location has been touted by housing experts as the most important factor to consider when buying a home. Does this adage still hold, or has price trumped location as the most important consideration?... CHECK OUT MORE
It's an all too common situation. You find a perfect home for sale in an ideal neighborhood. It's been beautifully remodeled, and it has everything you've been searching for. Even the price is right. ... CHECK OUT MORE
Most buyers and sellers share similar frustrations in the current housing market. Buyers look long and hard for the right home to buy, exercising caution to make sure they don't make a mistake that co... CHECK OUT MORE