How far to go updating for living or selling? Here's a great article about how renovations of all scale can go to transform a home. There are so many mistakes homeowners make in this process, often going either too far or not far enough in their renovations and ignoring the exterior. Call me to [...]
Is this George Washington's favorite time of year? Yep it's cherry blossom time. Great article on welcoming Spring and how to best enjoy one of the signature attractions of our region.
The Hot, Trendy Home Feature for 2019 is........The Laundry Room??? It appears that pragmatism reigns in 2019. Here's a cool and informative article about the most desired home features as well as info about kitchen and bath remodels.
Great house hunting lessons from HGTV I'm compelled to point out that they forgot the most important one: Get an elite broker to guide you through the process! An excellent article, and every one of these lessons are ones that I engage my clients with. See if they jive with what you have [...]
The Spring Market has Arrived! The Spring Market has sprung into action! Although inventory levels are down, activity on listings is up, open house visitors are abundant and multiple contracts on listings are happening more frequently throughout Northern Virginia. In Arlington and close in locations, and in certain entry level price points (under [...]
Basements offer unique opportunities!! Here's some epic ideas for basement configurations. Because they are on their own level you can often design them in a style that is a stark departure from the rest of the home. My favorite spaces I've seen over the years have always been in the basements or on [...]
Cash is King......but perhaps sometimes it shouldn't be. Deciding whether to pay cash for a property is a fairly nuanced process that requires thoughtful analysis. When it comes to your principle residence in particular there are some non financial factors that you need to attempt to quantify. This article does a great job [...]
Is Uber a component of your commute plan? Lot's of my clients and I have been talking about how ride sharing services could fill in some gaps in commute options which is having something of an impact on buying decisions. I always thought that these services would actually increase total driving miles in [...]
There is a reason "The Fundamentals" are called "The Fundamentals. Every one of the principles and actions in this article are things I discuss with and advocate for with my clients. If it's time to buy lets sit down and get the foundation of a successful transaction set!
Home ownership leads to significantly increased wealth! I've learned after 30 years in the business to not take for granted that certain things are known thus the reason for posting this article. There is a huge gap in wealth accumulation between homeowners and lifelong renters that has always been the case, to say nothing about the non financial advantages of [...]