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 [...]
Old School or New Tech Classic and inexpensive, but annual maintenance. Or new materials and styles with low maintenance... But it will cost you! Check out this article and learn about the pros and cons of each.
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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.