Buying

Real Estate Regret: 10 Simple Ways to Avoid It

By |2019-02-18T16:38:42+00:00February 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!

Five Signs You’re Ready for Homeownership

By |2019-01-07T08:51:19+00:00January 7th, 2019|

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"!

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!   [...]