WASHINGTON POST

Same-sex marriages create new questions in property laws

On Jan. 1, residents in Maryland joined those in the District, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York in the ability to have same-sex marriages. While laws in the District and those states may have settled the big question on who can get married, they raise a number of practical real estate questions. One question arises ...
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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...
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Laura Rubinchuk

About Laura Rubinchuk Laura J. Rubinchuk calls Arlington home. Prior to becoming a full-time Realtor, Laura served as an analyst and consultant in the finance realm of the Federal Government. Laura completed her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester and holds a dual degree in Economics and Statistics, as well as a Master’s Degree in ...

VA Insider Tips

Photo Sue Goodhart When is a Deal a Deal? Insider tips McEnearney Associates in Alexandria, VA How can you Be sure that your purchase in Northern Virginia is really a deal?  Understanding your position as a buyer in Virginia when buying in the Washington DC metro area is an important first step in finding a deal that works in your favor. Read ...

No mention of MID in State of Union Speech

  President Barack Obama talked about the need to reduce the federal deficit and simplify the tax code in his state of the Union speech last night but in leaving out the specifics of how he would accomplish those goals he left it unclear whether changes to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) would be part of the mix. Source: Web: www.realtor.org  

Double Dip? Not in Washington D.C.

Double Dip? Not in Washington D.C. David Abromowitz dabromowitz /@\ americanprogress.org Jobs and housing prices are strongly connected. The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va metropolitan area has a 5.4 percent unemployment rate, second lowest in the country for any area over 1 million in population. Conversely, foreclosures in most ...