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Refinancing Boom Fuels Mortgages to Postcrisis Record

By |2020-02-13T14:13:14-05:00February 13th, 2020|

The economic hits just keep on coming!! These days when I go to post it's not about whether there is good economic news to share, but about which indicator of it to choose from!  Nice problem to have.  Rates continue to hover near historic lows which all of my buyer clients are loving, [...]

Quartz Kitchen Countertops Have Captured Our Hearts—Here’s Why

By |2020-02-11T16:08:37-05:00February 11th, 2020|

It's hip, it's versatile, it's in...but it's not cheap Amongst an ever expanding universe of counter top options Quartz has a unique place.  Really the only down side is price.  Here's a great article about the positives of this unique and versatile surface.  Call me if you are looking for advice or contractor [...]

February Newsletter

By |2020-02-06T17:17:40-05:00February 6th, 2020|

Unusual February Weather The weather in February is heating up just like the Northern Virginia real estate market. The Spring Market is in full swing and should continue.  I have to agree with Punxsutawney Phil:  Early Spring and a market that will continue to be on fire. All jokes aside, we are still experiencing [...]

FICO Changes Could Lower Your Credit Score

By |2020-01-30T16:41:03-05:00January 30th, 2020|

It's about to get easier (and harder) to get a loan Changes in how FICO credit scores are calculated make managing your credit score more important than ever!  The good news, these changes will likely improve the scores of those who already have good to exceptional scores as their successful financial management habits [...]

11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

By |2020-01-17T16:03:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|

Winter can be rough on your home It might be unseasonably balmy out now but you know Old Man Winter will make his inevitable appearance.  Mistakes of commission and omission can be costly to your home or lawn in the winter time.  Here is a great list of some simple things to do [...]

Top 10 Flooring Trends for 2020: Tile, Terrazzo, and Beyond

By |2020-01-14T12:04:49-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Your floors look Awesome! I have never seen so many diverse yet also top quality flooring options in my 30 years of doing this.  Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, wood look porcelain, and responsibly sourced and natural products abound and they look outstanding!  Don't just run to carpet or hardwoods.  Here's a great article [...]

January Newsletter

By |2020-01-09T13:52:16-05:00January 9th, 2020|

Happy New Year! As we enter the New Year and New Decade of the 2020’s we are experiencing the lowest levels of available homes for sale in many, many years. We currently have just 1,946 homes for sale in all of Northern Virginia. We have a serious need for more houses to come [...]