Buying

Why it Makes Sense to Compare Homeowner’s Insurance Rates

By |2018-08-17T14:01:33+00:00August 17th, 2018|

Make sure you're covered! Insurance coverage for your home is both one of the most variable and important components of home ownership.  Make sure you have enough coverage and also not too much!  Good article on options.  Call me with questions and for a referral to a great insurance agent.

Dearth of entry-level properties constricting N.Va. homes market

By |2018-08-07T14:17:39+00:00August 7th, 2018|

Entry level buyers are the mouse moving through the snake Being an entry level purchaser in the Northern Virginia region can be a tad daunting, especially from Fairfax county and in.  But such purchasers are critically important to the strength and vibrancy of a healthy real estate market.  There's no move up market if no [...]

How to Win a Bidding War Without Coughing Up More Money

By |2018-07-17T09:47:24+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Creativity, not cash often wins bidding wars There are some crazy, creative and effective examples of non monetary twists in this article that won buyers homes.  When my folks win in these bidding situations I would say more often than not they are not the highest bidder.  Why?  I have a stable of [...]

March Newsletter

By |2018-03-08T14:13:47+00:00March 8th, 2018|

Spring is here…. Save for the dusting of snow! The real estate market in Northern Virginia continues its roll into the Spring selling season. Inventory on resale homes has risen slightly, but so have sales. The slight rise in interest rates have not slowed things down and we don’t expect anything to change. [...]

11 must-haves to sell to millennial homebuyers

By |2018-03-05T12:40:19+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Calling all Millennials! As I mentioned in my most recent Platinum Club post Millennials are a major, major driver of the market and rest assured I'm ready and able to help meet your unique needs.  I'm actually working with the daughter of one of my first clients who would have been in the [...]

January Platinum Club

By |2018-01-19T13:06:33+00:00January 19th, 2018|

This is shaping up to be one of the most interesting start of the New Year markets I've experienced in my almost 30 years in the business. First the meat.  Inventory in the NOVA area is down to a meager 3,366 homes.   That is down 18% from 2017, which was down 24% from 2016!   [...]

Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year

By |2017-12-14T13:13:43+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Credit Scores:  You gotta deal with them. Regrettably credit scores have taken on a dramatically inflated role in our world but until you reach the Holy Grail of paying cash for homes and being self insured rendering your score irrelevant it behooves you to keep it in shape.  What increases or decreases your score is often counter [...]

Should you lock your credit report?

By |2017-11-06T11:14:46+00:00November 6th, 2017|

I was recently interviewed by the National Organization of Realtors on this important and topical issue.   As we all know there have been serious breaches of the credit data of millions of people in this country and given the evolving narrative we likely don't know the totality of our exposure, so from my [...]