Buying

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!

Five Signs You’re Ready for Homeownership

By |2019-01-07T08:51:19-05:00January 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 |2018-08-17T14:01:33-05:00August 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 |2018-08-07T14:17:39-05:00August 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 |2018-07-17T09:47:24-05:00July 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 [...]