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10 House-Hunting Lessons You Can Learn from the TV Shows

By |2019-03-14T07:28:19-05:00March 14th, 2019|

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 [...]

March Newsletter

By |2019-03-10T09:15:22-05:00March 10th, 2019|

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 [...]

Reasons Not to Buy Your House With Cash

By |2019-02-26T15:24:46-05:00February 26th, 2019|

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 [...]

Are Uber and Lyft helping or hurting public transit?

By |2019-02-21T11:11:38-05:00February 21st, 2019|

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 [...]

Real Estate Regret: 10 Simple Ways to Avoid It

By |2019-02-18T16:38:42-05:00February 18th, 2019|

 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!

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

By |2019-02-14T17:05:54-05:00February 14th, 2019|

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 [...]