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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]