Buy Alexandria Real Estate: Is Now a Good Time to Buy Real Estate? The Game Show Version

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Real Estate? The Game Show Version

Game ShowIt's the question that's on everyone's mind.


Let's see how that question would be answered on various classic game shows.


Cue up the music and my best Richard Dawson impression... "OUR SURVEY SAID":

According to the Pew Research Center's March 2009 report, 75% of respondents said that it was a good or very good time to buy a home. 

In case you need more confirmation, had an article on "Ten Things to Buy Before the Economy Improves."  Here's what they answered our question of the day, "At the top of the list: housing.  This may be the best time in a generation to buy a home."



Let's see... $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit.  Interest rates at historic lows.  Prices are down just about everywhere. 

What's the value of this showcase on the Showcase Showdown?

That's it -- THE PRICE IS RIGHT!



Alex, I'll take housing market for $400.

Answer: Kiplinger's Personal Finance recent advice about buying a home.

What is "It's a good time to snag a bargain if you're confident in your job prospects and you don't plan to sell in the next five years?"



Ready to take advantage of the opportunities in today's real estate market?  Don't PRESS YOUR LUCK.  Choose the right REALTOR and you won't be faced with any WHAMMIES!



Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney, RE/MAX Allegiance: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C.  703-626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Great Falls, Lorton, McLean, Springfield, Washington D.C., contact Brian today.



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Comment balloon 6 commentsBrian Block • April 08 2009 02:04PM


I like your style. Informative and fun. It certainly is a great time to buy real estate.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 9 years ago

Cute. You could also add the $10,000 new home credit in California. That wouyld make the showcase a real bargain!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 9 years ago

Brian - it definitely seems like that some days...everyone comes out a winner if you buy now! :) BTW - great new picture!

Posted by Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director (Virginia Beach) over 9 years ago

If today isn't a good time to buy, they don't want to buy.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Cute post. I even know some of these TV shows...

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 9 years ago

I like the TV version of this much better then the way I explain it. I just might be using these lines tomorrow.

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) over 9 years ago