It wouldn't be wrong to call this "30 things you never knew". Those of you I've worked with in the past can surely attest to the veracity of . But a great broker does more than take care of you just during the transaction. Need some trees taken down? Call Chris. Wondering about what [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
Who knew mortgages were such a personal thing? This article does a great job of breaking down the somewhat out dated ideas that one size fits all in the mortgage world. Some of the "truisms" are couched in seeming prudence and some are flat out wrong (ie. that you need 20% down to [...]
Are you ready to take the plunge? Here's an excellent check list to see if it might be your time to become a homeowner. Even if you are not, give me a call so that together we can lay out a road map for you to "be ready to be ready"!
A break for those with some hits on their credit might open up the path to home ownership for some. How many of us rail against the iniquities of being narrowly defined by a credit score? Check out this article about some good news and give me a call to see if it [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]