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Our favorite real estate stories (Week of April 17)


Is living in D.C. worth it for Millennials? Are robots taking over the home construction business? Why should you hire a real estate attorney anyway? All this and more in this week’s favorite stories.

The Robots Streamlining Home Construction | Urban Turf

Humans pick up where the robots leave off, adding details to more-customized pieces and moving and packing the products to be shipped to development sites.

Selling Your Home in a Seller’s Market Isn’t as Easy as You Think | Washington Post

Some say a home in this market will sell itself. That’s true, but only if it’s priced strategically, staged well, photographed professionally and marketed properly.

For Millennials, is living in Washington, D.C. worth it? | Curbed DC

What needs to happen for developers to keep Millennials in the District is to construct housing that will appeal to the values of those who are trying to build a family: good schools, low-cost housing, and more space.

Republican tax reform plan puts 1031 Exchanges on the chopping block | Bisnow

Investors use 1031 exchanges as a way to defer the tax from any capital gains earned through the sale of a property, so long as the money is immediately used to purchase another asset.

Buying a house? Hire a real estate attorney | Huffington Post

Attorneys are the only professionals involved in the real estate transaction who represent you and are ethically bound to act in your interest.

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