Buying

November 1, 2019

Third Quarter 2019 real estate market update for Arlington VA and surrounding DC area

While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs and flows, a number of trends still affect the market as a whole. Throughout the third quarter of 2019, inventory challenges and declining mortgage rates certainly remained a […]
September 6, 2019

How to succeed in today’s Arlington VA real estate market

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market. With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened. These conditions present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying […]
August 2, 2019

First-Time Homebuyer? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Do’s and don’ts for your homebuying journey – from the Long and Foster blog So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy a home? If you’re a first-time homebuyer, the process can feel daunting. There are many mistakes that […]
March 7, 2019

Build Wealth through Real Estate, For Real!

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 […]
March 1, 2019

Things to think about when buying a home

When looking for a home to buy, the stakes are high and the to-do list is long. Mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars. Is there also a not-to-do list of things to avoid if you want this process to […]
February 20, 2019

Millionaire Says To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your […]
January 11, 2019

Let’s talk interest rates…again

“Keep your eye on the ball.”  I can’t seem to get away from the sports metaphors.  The “ball” is interest rates.  Keep your eye on “interest rates”. Why?  Because despite the Federal Reserve raising the federal fund rate by another […]
November 12, 2018

4th Quarter Real Estate Market Update

Current conventional wisdom is that our real estate market has transitioned from a sellers market to a buyers market.   Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, writes that home prices have been rising too much relative to income for many buyers to […]
April 11, 2018

How to win a bidding war for a home in North Arlington

Congrats to my buyer clients who now have a North Arlington home under contract.  It took 3 previous offers to get them their dream home.  They consider this the best of all the homes they’d seen in their budget range, […]