Monthly Archives: November 2017

Consumers are More Confident Than They Have Been in 17 Years

By |2017-11-28T21:06:11+00:00November 28th, 2017|

Thanksgiving is not over for the US Economy! Consumer Confidence just hit a 17 year high!  The great news is that this bullish feeling is not limited to specific income groups but reaches across multiple income sectors.   The stock market continues to regularly set new records, employers are hiring with confidence and expectation, [...]

Incorporate 2018’s design trends into your home

By |2017-11-20T11:25:49+00:00November 20th, 2017|

What's in is what makes you smile! This is one of the best articles I've ever read about home design as it balances the often competing concepts of personal taste and marketability down the road.  It also speaks to designing with regards to flexibility down the road in acknowledgement of changing family needs and how [...]

Amazon wants the keys to your home

By |2017-11-17T12:13:44+00:00November 17th, 2017|

Have we lost our minds? At a time with all sorts of serious and often undisclosed data breaches and the practical necessity of having professional identity and credit monitoring Amazon decides it's a good idea to ask for access to our homes. I shudder to think. In the interest of full disclosure I [...]

November Market Update

By |2017-11-14T12:52:35+00:00November 14th, 2017|

The Northern Virginia real estate market continues to chug along like the "Little Engine That Could." Inventory levels continue to shrink, yet sales remain consistent. Right now, inventory levels are 13.5% below last year and sales are only 85 sales behind the previous 30 days numbers last year. Lack of inventory is holding [...]

Should you lock your credit report?

By |2017-11-06T11:14:46+00:00November 6th, 2017|

I was recently interviewed by the National Organization of Realtors on this important and topical issue.   As we all know there have been serious breaches of the credit data of millions of people in this country and given the evolving narrative we likely don't know the totality of our exposure, so from my [...]