This is shaping up to be one of the most interesting start of the New Year markets I've experienced in my almost 30 years in the business. First the meat. Inventory in the NOVA area is down to a meager 3,366 homes. That is down 18% from 2017, which was down 24% from 2016! [...]
How Smart do you want your house? Smart homes are the future and a growing part of the present. I'm sure many of you invited Alexa into your lives this Christmas where she is doing everything but the laundry. This article has some practical security and privacy suggestions worth considering (though the first [...]
I laugh with unbridled contempt at this silly "cold" spell. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather. Just bad gear! Happy New Year! The temperatures in Northern Virginia are frigid, but the real estate market is anything but that. We are seeing activity throughout our area which is great for sellers. We [...]
Safety, Style and Moolah! There's plenty of time between bowl games to tackle lots of these great small projects that cumulatively can make a big impact on your budget, safety and sanity! Great article. If you need contractor recommendations let me know.
To Pre-pay or Not To Pre-pay The new tax law and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) could necessitate some immediate action by the end of the year or none at all. First determine if you will be itemizing next year or not. If you are not this [...]
Credit Scores: You gotta deal with them. Regrettably credit scores have taken on a dramatically inflated role in our world but until you reach the Holy Grail of paying cash for homes and being self insured rendering your score irrelevant it behooves you to keep it in shape. What increases or decreases your score is often counter [...]
Market Update As we enter the holiday season, we continue to see strong sales numbers in the Northern Virginia housing market, even as inventory levels continue to decline. Right now we have 24% fewer homes for sale than the last week of November in 2016. We are seeing houses that are priced right often [...]
Come have Breakfast with Santa at our annual Toys for Tots celebration this coming Saturday Dec 9th from 9-12 at the Kiddie Academy in South Riding! Watch Santa arrive on a Fire Truck, meet some Marines, bring some great toys for kids who don't have as much and bring your own list to Santa! [...]
A Peek Behind The Curtain! Have you always wondered what went on when the cameras were off on some of these home remodel shows? Check out this article about one couples experience. The good news? They'd "Do it all again in a heartbeat!". Enjoy!