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September Platinum Club

By | 2017-09-18T09:06:43+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

It's all about the Millennials. This month we discussed some deep dive statistics and trends that are informing our understanding of the market. The national home ownership rate is holding steady at about 64% which is only 1% above the figure it bottomed out at over the last decade.  Even with easing credit [...]

Boomers, Millennials, and the McMansions No One Wants

By | 2017-09-05T11:38:13+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

"Status" is out!   Buyers of all ages are just no longer chasing square footage in their purchases.   This article delves into an interesting market dynamic where you have multiple generations going after the same market.  Lifestyle is in and status is out.  It explains and dovetails nicely with many of my previous blog [...]

Home design gets tiny

By | 2017-08-28T12:37:09+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Buy a really nice home and "nest" or something more modest and tour the world? Hmmm... Check out this article and see if the tiny house lifestyle is for you.

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time—Without Losing Your Mind

By | 2017-08-23T13:34:29+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

Call Chris Dominick. Drop the mic. The first thing I'll tell you is the last thing in this article:  Never operate out of fear.  Buyers and sellers have been doing multiple transactions simultaneously for many, many years and I've been guiding clients through the process for almost 3 decades!  Call me and we'll work out a [...]

August Market Update

By | 2017-08-17T13:43:02+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

How Smart Is Your Bathroom?

By | 2017-07-13T15:57:12+00:00 July 13th, 2017|

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.