Robert Tolosa, Realtor

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Office: 571-386-1075 Cell: 240-654-2824 [email protected] Pearson Smith Realty Ashburn, VA

Some things to consider when deciding if you should rent or buy.
05/17/2017
Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

Some things to consider when deciding if you should rent or buy.

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Zillow recently reported that: “With Rents continuing to climb and interest ra

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble
05/17/2017
3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago. Last decade, demand for housing was artificially prop

05/10/2017

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Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]
05/01/2017
Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked abou

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!
04/20/2017
US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to

Where Did Americans Move in 2016?
03/06/2017
Where Did Americans Move in 2016?

Where Did Americans Move in 2016?

Some Highlights: For the 5th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of “High Outbound” activity. For the first time ever, South Dakota held the top spot for “High Inbound” states. Much of America’s outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates afte

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs
03/01/2017
Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were requi

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]
02/25/2017
Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. January marked the 59th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median home price rose 7.1% to $228,900. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun had th

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home
02/15/2017
3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questi

If you're thinking about selling, then talk to me and let's see what we can do to get it sold.  The buyers are out there...
02/09/2017
Buyers Are Searching For Your House

If you're thinking about selling, then talk to me and let's see what we can do to get it sold. The buyers are out there and the inventory is low.

The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as existing home sales are also forecasted to be on pace for 5.54 million in 2017, a 1.7% increase over 2016, which was the be

Tips for Preparing Your House For Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]
01/30/2017
Tips for Preparing Your House For Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tips for Preparing Your House For Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for marke

How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power
01/25/2017
How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very low in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs,

Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step
01/16/2017
Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualifi

Prices Rose 7.1% Year-Over-Year [INFOGRAPHIC]
01/13/2017
Prices Rose 7.1% Year-Over-Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

Prices Rose 7.1% Year-Over-Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index shows that prices rose by 7.1% across the United States year-over-year. With mortgage interest rates rising in the short term, CoreLogic believes price appreciation will slow to 4.7% by this time next year. 49 out of 50 states, and the

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!
01/06/2017
Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!

Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" because buying real estate is "an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: "If millennials don't buy a home, their chances of

Year-Over-Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits in 5 Price Categories
01/04/2017
Year-Over-Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits in 5 Price Categories

Year-Over-Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits in 5 Price Categories

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that, compared to last year, home sales are up dramatically in five of the six price ranges they measure. Homes priced between $100-250K showed a 20.7% increase year-over-year. This is an impressive increase, sh

Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up
01/03/2017
Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up

Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up

The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed a direct correlation between a lack of inventory and rising prices. We are all familiar with the concept of supply and demand. As the demand for an item increases the supply of that same item goes down,

Download your free eGuide to help you navigate through the Buying Process!
12/16/2016
Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?

Download your free eGuide to help you navigate through the Buying Process!

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go through it alone. You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home...or if interest rates are projected to rise or fall.The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go thro

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers
12/14/2016
Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close. It’s no surprise that listi

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11/29/2016
Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?

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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a significant increase so quickly. Why did rates go

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