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August Newsletter

By |2019-08-12T08:38:47-05:00August 12th, 2019|

As Summer Comes to an End...  As a real estate professional I am often frustrated by the dichotomy between today's headlines and the economic realities of our local market.  Did you know that what is being reported today and pontificated upon is the result of activity and economic decisions that typically occurred 2-4 [...]

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Pool

By |2019-08-06T12:39:48-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Is it worth it to be "Home Base"? This home feature can divide a room.  A well built strategically placed pool can be a boon for many homeowners, especially with kids.  It adds another compelling element to the entertaining mix and I think the attendant costs are often over estimated.  Here's a great article [...]

11 Improvements To Your Garage That Will Add Value To Your Home

By |2019-08-02T13:16:28-05:00August 2nd, 2019|

Don't neglect your garage! If you are a garage snob like me you know how important this often overlooked structure is.  I've seen first hand the impression a well maintained and utilized garage can make on prospective purchasers.  Storage, work space, show place for that treasured automobile or motorcycle, guest or office space [...]

8 Ways You’re Making Your Mosquito Problem Worse

By |2019-07-30T14:50:48-05:00July 30th, 2019|

Mosquitos eating you alive?  Fight back! The moral of the story....no standing water anywhere on your property.  Don't give those buggers a foot hold.  Here's some potential water sources you probably didn't think about.  If you are looking for active treatment options reach out to me.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors Without Breaking the Bank

By |2019-07-19T13:07:36-05:00July 19th, 2019|

Should refinishing wood floors be a DIY project? I always said there were some projects I could do but everyone would know I did them.  Here's a great article about the pro's, con's and costs of doing your wood floors yourself or hiring out.  It's also part of the larger discussion about whether [...]

July Newsletter

By |2019-07-12T13:16:24-05:00July 12th, 2019|

Mid Year Update It is hard to believe we are already halfway through 2019. The two questions that I have are; where does the time go and where is the housing inventory? The number of houses in Northern Virginia remains extremely low – 20% below last year and nearly 33% from two years [...]