Well, not really in Northern Virginia! In the grand scheme of things, we should see home buyers having the best of times with this real estate market. The available home buyer tax credits, home prices are the lowest in years, mortgage interest rates are still around 5%, spring is in the air... okay, that's a stretch. As I went over NVAR's end Continue Reading
It’s a race to finish the Home Buyer Tax Credit for 2010?
REVISED for the extension (see new post below) (expired in 2010) If you are or have a friend who is thinking about buying a home and taking advantage of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, then there are some facts you need to know, and we need to talk today. Especially since everyone and their little brother/sister knows about the Continue Reading
Your FICO score matters!
Okay, driving through Fairfax County I share my thoughts on the essentials of knowing your FICO Score and the importance of getting a credit report early on in the home buying process. If the FICO Score isn't 700 720 then there may be ways to improve it... since 720+ is the magic number for availability and good pricing. So after you have Continue Reading
3126 Windwood Farms Ct, Oakton VA The Video Tour
OFF THE MARKET A new video tour of this home in Oakton that is now ready for you. Okay, maybe too many suggestions and comments about the wallpaper, but this home has great potential. And like they always say in real estate, location, location, location... it's 1.5 miles to the Vienna Metro. Yes, it's from YouTube! Continue Reading
A secret buyer agent search strategy for a home in Vienna, Virginia
Yes, another buyer agent secret search strategy for a lucky client living in Vienna, Virginia When I meet with buyer clients, I like to discuss how our home search is going to involve a multi-pronged effort in order to be successful. The client will use the resources of the Internet with sites like Homesdatabase.com, Realtor.com, Trulia or Continue Reading
Home search sites are all over, but gimme some help…
There are MLS home search sites all over, but the new Homesdatabase.com looks really sharp and easy to use. And my blog adds more too. Should I just add this link to the blog? These are my thoughts on IDX too, as I try to decide to pay for IDX or link to the free site that my clients already seem to like? I understand that finding the house is Continue Reading