What a year we are having in Northern Virginia real estate! Inventory remains low – 13% below last year’s inventory levels, yet sales year over year are up 7.7%. We still have low interest rates and new loan programs – including grant programs – that are becoming available to help more people buy [...]
James Bond would love #7 There are some tremendous ideas in this article for creating innovative and functional usage of dead and/or small spaces in your home. I've sold several places recently where #2 would be perfect. Very creative.
PMI. If you have it, it helped you buy your home. But now it's time to get rid of it if you can. Here's a great article on practical ways to do so. Don't forget to call me if you think the re-fi route might be a good option so I can refer [...]
Common sense is not always common Be safe folks. Look at the heads up advice in this article. I know I've always been particularly lax with ladder safety. Ask me sometime about how I cleared the snow off my satellite dish so we could watch the Super Bowl.
New Bumper Sticker: "My Bathroom made the Honor Roll in Fairfax Heights" When I travel to Liberia I'm often taking bucket showers so Smart Bathrooms like these blow my mind. Pretty soon we'll need an AI just to go to use the facilities.
Wow, it’s the Fourth of July already! Will we see our sellers celebrate? Will we see our buyers celebrate? The answer – it depends. I'm not equivocating, it's just that this market, as I've been preaching for months, is not uniform so a lot depends upon the location and price point of the [...]
My vacuum cleaner also does my taxes now too! Fortunately our appliances keep getting smarter, especially since I don't appear to be (though I'm rocking it in the wisdom department). Some of these are cool, and some are just too much. Check them out here.
Become a painting expert without really getting better at it! This article has some great tips on how us rank amateurs can pull off a home painting project like a pro!
May you live in interesting times Sometimes the market is moving uniformly and powerfully in one direction or another throughout the range of prices and locations. This is not one of those times. We continue to be in a strong yet stratified market. Let's start with the numbers and they usually tell the [...]
Summer is here! Wow, that was one of the fastest months ever, in my opinion. Memorial Day week-end came and went in a blink of an eye, so it must be the height of the dynamic spring market! Median days on the market in Northern Virginia is just 8; the average days on [...]