Unlike the fleeting celebrity of your favorite American Idol contestant, real estate is always a hot topic. Whether the market's going up, down or sideways, having a home and a place to rest your head at night will always rank up there on Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Talking about the latest trends in real estate is something that never gets old.
As Spring is right around the corner, here's a look at
What's Hot & What's Not for D.C. & Northern Virginia real estate this Spring 2011!
Homes selling quickly Homes lingering on the market
Large downpayments No Money Down!
30 year fixed rate loans 5 year interest only ARM
Bidding wars are back No competition
Low inventory Tons of homes available
Luxury market (McLean, Great Falls) Foreclosures
Green Energy Efficient Homes Mega Mansions
Short Sales Short Sales
Full price offers Lowballing
Rental Properties Flipping
Searching online for homes Searching Sunday's paper for homes
Home inspections Waiving a home inspection
Staged homes Vacant homes
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