This fantastic four bedroom colonial in the Virginia Run community in Centreville, VA that backs to true parkland, has an oversize screened-in porch and was a really good house to buy for my buyer clients. Turn key and not a short-sale. Doug was the "buyer's agent" in this transaction. The home was built in 1993 and featured the expanded floor Continue Reading
It’s a Home Buyer’s Market, right?
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 time to re-connect… my resolution for 2010
Happy New Year! Like most of you, I recently sat down to review the last year and look ahead to 2010. And like any business person, I took a long hard look at my real estate business, the Northern Virginia real estate market as a whole, my relationships with clients, and where I saw the business in the new year. One of my primary thoughts was Continue Reading
An Urgent Virginia Homeowner Tip for December 2009
Clear your downspouts of snow and ice so water can drain away from your house! Last weekend's 20+ inches of snow is going to hang around through the holidays, but Northern Virginia homeowners need to plan right now for the rain that is forecast for Christmas Day right into Boxing Day. Yes, rain is forecast and, potentially, a lot of it. Snow Continue Reading
McLean, VA | My Buyer Agent Snapshot of Mortgage Rates
As 2009 draws to a close, I have seen mortgage rates stay historically low and some McLean mortgage insiders forecast that they will stay low for the near term. The terrible economy has a lot to do with it... job insecurity, weak demand, and an unwillingness to enter into a 30 year relationship when rumors are easy to believe. The truth is that Continue Reading
It Does Snow in Northern Virginia!
Yes, we get all the seasons here in Northern Virginia, and I just decided this is a good category for the VLOG! The seasonal breakdown to prepare you for living in Northern Virginia In the Winter we get icy weather including snow, temperatures in the teens, sleet and "wintery weather". In the Spring it is 70's and 80's with a long Continue Reading
Does Your Real Estate Offer have a Deadline?
If you are submitting a written real estate offer to buy a home then you want the sellers to respond in a reasonable time-frame, right? So, is there a set deadline for them to respond to your offer? Well here is the truth: Unless you put in a deadline in your offer, then your offer is out there until it is accepted, countered or withdrawn by Continue Reading
Vienna, VA Holiday Stroll on Church Street | 2019
Updated for 2019 The 23rd annual Church Street Holiday Stroll will be held in Vienna, Virginia on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 6 to 9, a much-anticipated free event for everyone living in Vienna. This is always a fun evening for everyone to stroll from Lawyers Road to Mill Street where Mayor DiRocco will light the Holiday Tree near the Freeman Continue Reading
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