Buying Secrets

February 3, 2017

It’s the Spring Real Estate Market in Arlington, VA!

It may not look like it outside, but it IS the Spring real estate market.  Bidding wars, competition, tactics to achieve a successful home purchase, tactics to get the highest price on the sale of a house — all of […]
December 3, 2015

We Love Reston, VA

The area around Wiehle Avenue in Reston is experiencing a  development boom that should certainly increase property values, the variety of retail and restaurant options available, as well as population density. Developers are latching onto land near the Wiehle-Reston Metro with nearly 3,000 residential units planned over […]
May 5, 2015

Looking for the Light!

My client had certain requirements:  newer construction with modern open floor plan, over 1300 square feet, maximum light, 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms/2 parking spots, well located in Arlington, walk-to restaurants/shops/grocery/, easy commute into DC, priced under $850,000 and reasonable condo fee. […]
December 1, 2014

Trader Joes and Busboys

I find it interesting that when home shopping with clients, they often rely on certain indicators for whether the neighborhood is one that will appeal to them.   Most recently, I’m hearing a lot of talk about finding a home […]
November 24, 2014

Special Financing Help for DC Home Buyers

There are two programs you need to know about if you have limited resources and want to purchase property in DC: 1.     The Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) provides interest-free loans and closing cost assistance to qualified applicants, […]
November 19, 2014

7 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Even though each home and home buyer is unique, the same mistakes tend to be made over and over again when making a purchase.  These are the top 7 to try to avoid: Not being prepared.  Considering how large a […]
August 11, 2014

What is a “pocket listing”?

A pocket listing is a listing that is not advertised on the MLS, rather the listing agent shops around the listing to other agents in their office, their own buyer clients, or uses something like the Zillow “coming soon” option. […]
August 8, 2014

Location, location, location

There is a good reason that the old adage “location, location, location” remains the primary focus for many home buyers.  Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle.  These are […]
May 1, 2014
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7 Reasons to Buy Real Estate as an Investment

We are seeing investors POURING their money into the Washington DC real estate market these days.  Almost everyone is an investor.  Let’s look at some reasons why this is the case, and why we are experiencing huge bidding wars for […]