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 […]
October 11, 2018

How to successfully sell your property

Here’s an excellent case study of getting everything right when listing and selling your house: 1. As with most things, success lies in the prep. That’s often the hardest part, and I have strategies and resources to help with that. […]
February 28, 2018

Arlington VA Home Sellers: listen up!

10 THINGS YOU MUST FIX BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME (Courtesy of US Inspect) If you’re planning to list your home for sale, now is the perfect time to fix odds and ends. Over the last 30 years, our inspectors have […]
February 2, 2018

DC-area Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today!

Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes. Mortgage rates hovered around 4% for all of 2017 which forced many buyers off the […]
January 31, 2018

What Not to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

Most seasoned real estate agents have seen it all when showing homes to potential buyers: sinks full of dishes, worn-out carpets and all manner of creative paint schemes. If you’re getting your home ready to go on the market, you […]
January 29, 2018

Home Inspections: Top Ten List of Repair Items

U.S. Inspect, one of the more respected and used inspection companies around town, has recently issued a list of the most commonly called-out items that they see in home inspection reports: Damaged or deteriorated trim. Water problem! Permits water intrusion. […]
January 19, 2018

Getting the Best Bang for the (Renovation) Buck

A strong housing market isn’t necessarily all good news for sellers. As evidenced by Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report for 2018, average return on investment (ROI) for home improvement projects dipped across the board, with “upscale” projects taking the biggest hit. […]
January 17, 2018

Should You Sell First or Buy First?

Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or simply moving locations, you might ask yourself – should I sell my current home first or should I buy a new home first? Evaluating several factors, including your financial resources, mortgage loan details and […]
January 9, 2018

Thinking of selling? Now is a GREAT time!

Both locally and nationally, the house inventory is low, meaning supply is low.  Demand, on the other hand, is high.  This may seem counterintuitive in today’s political environment, but it is true.  Locally, people STILL want to buy a house […]