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2019: The Year of The House 🏡All your questions answered in one simple graphic[click below]
12/28/2018
Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

2019: The Year of The House 🏡
All your questions answered in one simple graphic
[click below]

Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLog

Good Info Inside...
12/04/2018
Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Good Info Inside...

Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they

And the outlook is.... (may surprise you!)
11/01/2018
How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

And the outlook is....
(may surprise you!)

There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) - As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to succes

This is a nice little list!
10/24/2018
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is a nice little list!

Some 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

Fresh Face in #Montclair, the best neighborhood in Prince William County!  Check out the private Lake/Beach🏡 3beds/3....
10/04/2018

Fresh Face in #Montclair, the best neighborhood
in Prince William County!
Check out the private Lake/Beach
🏡 3beds/3.5baths
💰 [$289,000]
📍15665 Viewpoint Circle
Dumfries, VA 22025

#Nailedit
09/24/2018

#Nailedit

ADT got nuttin’ on this contraption!  (we came through the front door)Seller says SELL! 😂•••#realtorlife #sho...
09/18/2018

ADT got nuttin’ on this contraption! (we came through the front door)
Seller says SELL! 😂



#realtorlife #showing #security_system #realestate

In a rising interest rate environment, this chart says it all!
08/21/2018
The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a rising interest rate environment, this chart says it all!

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching

ACTIVE! :: Reston’s finest just became available. Come experience the Quaint/Comfortable/Convenient North Point Villas...
08/09/2018

ACTIVE! :: Reston’s finest just became available. Come experience the Quaint/Comfortable/Convenient North Point Villas!
[2beds/2baths + private storage]
$317K



#reston #condo #npv #restontowncenter #restonmetro #psr #feelslikenew #bestneighborhood #topfloor @ Reston, Virginia

LIVE Friday :: OPEN Sunday (1-3pm)111 S. Cameron St, Sterling$447K [4bed/3bath]•••#sterling #realestate #comingsoo...
08/08/2018

LIVE Friday :: OPEN Sunday (1-3pm)
111 S. Cameron St, Sterling
$447K [4bed/3bath]



#sterling #realestate #comingsoon #justlisted #splitlevel #openconcept #openhouse #psr #loudouncounty

#sneakpeak into this perfectly updated split level in Sterling. Just look at that open concept kitchen; so rare is this ...
07/25/2018

#sneakpeak into this perfectly updated split level in Sterling. Just look at that open concept kitchen; so rare is this price range. Will be offered at under $450k! Professional photos and website to follow.



#comingsoon #sterling #virginia #splitlevel #openconcept #realestate #showstopper

07/23/2018

Coming Soon! Reston’s best kept secret [neighborhood]
👀 Just a Sneak Peek
📷 Professional photos to follow



#northpointvillas #npv # reston #realestate #restonrealestate #2beds2baths #northreston

#makememovemonday Off market, potential listings!  If you’re not finding what you want, I can hunt them down!  Any of ...
07/23/2018

#makememovemonday
Off market, potential listings! If you’re not finding what you want, I can hunt them down! Any of these areas on your radar?



#realestate #reston #herndon #sterling #ashburn #realtor #nova #virginia

🔑   👀   💸   Milennials are a knockin'
07/17/2018
First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

🔑 👀 💸
Milennials are a knockin'

According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves witho

Sailing from hump day and into the weekend... showings charted and listing appointment lined up. Who else can I help?  I...
07/11/2018

Sailing from hump day and into the weekend... showings charted and listing appointment lined up. Who else can I help? I’m a breeze to work with, promise! 🇺🇸😎



#realtorlife #sailingrealtor #bvi #catamaran #easybreezy #realestateagent

07/10/2018

Just saw this quote and it resonated...

🔥 "When emotion is high, intelligence is low." 🔥

Real estate can be very emotional; who's on your side to be your counter balance?

Hint: Me 😎

The struggle...she’s real...#realestate #condoliving #showingcondos
07/05/2018

The struggle...she’s real

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#realestate #condoliving #showingcondos

Inventory is still below "healthy levels"  Now may be your best opportunity to sell!
06/20/2018
How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

Inventory is still below "healthy levels"
Now may be your best opportunity to sell!

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen i

😎
06/14/2018

😎

Simple logic.

Here are 6 reasons your agent wants you pre-approved before showing you homes ==> http://bit.ly/1nLmkO4

On the Up & Up
06/11/2018
Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

On the Up & Up

Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate. However, some prominent expert

Timing is Everything!  Is waiting it out a good idea?
05/07/2018
What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?

Timing is Everything! Is waiting it out a good idea?

We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home ...

Just over here slaying myths ⚔
04/25/2018

Just over here slaying myths ⚔

Current Trend:
04/05/2018
House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand

Current Trend:

Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “the amount of a commodity, product, or service available and ...

Wow 😳 This is a list of BUYER needs (and a few coming soon listings) from only 5% of the agents in my office. To say ...
03/30/2018

Wow 😳 This is a list of BUYER needs (and a few coming soon listings) from only 5% of the agents in my office. To say there is a shortage of inventory right now wouldn't even do it justice! Low inventory + rising interest rates ... you couldn't ask for better timing to sell! Message me before the wknd!

Quick Tax Re-Cap
01/17/2018
Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide

Quick Tax Re-Cap

When the tax code was originally being overhauled by the House and the Senate, there were three major proposals being considered that would have substantially impacted the residential real estate market.

A pain is the butt for sure, but definitely worth it.  Makes for a healthier lending environment.  A good lender will ha...
12/07/2017
Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

A pain is the butt for sure, but definitely worth it. Makes for a healthier lending environment. A good lender will have a streamlined user friendly application process. I may know of a few of those, just ask! :-)

Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends

They call this "House Hacking" and it's smart!
10/26/2017
How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

They call this "House Hacking" and it's smart!

In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains: “Since we started keeping track in 2012, it’s been a better deal to buy than rent in America’s largest

Plenty of options and programs.  Happy to help, just ask!
10/09/2017
No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

Plenty of options and programs. Happy to help, just ask!

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for

Top Floor {no noisy neighbors} ✔️Reston Amenities 😎Awesome Price 💯Fully Updated 🛠️
10/05/2017
FOR SALE - Reston

Top Floor {no noisy neighbors} ✔️
Reston Amenities 😎
Awesome Price 💯
Fully Updated 🛠️

Get the current price, photos, details and more now!

Keep the DREAM alive!
09/14/2017
Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream

Keep the DREAM alive!

Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including millennials–agree homeownership is very important to achieving the American Dream.”

Say NO to FSBO!
08/24/2017
Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

Say NO to FSBO!

One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anyth

My instincts say...SELL!
08/09/2017
Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

My instincts say...SELL!

Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for sale and move on to the home that will

Happy buyers make happy agents!  [or vice-versa]  😎🤔
08/08/2017

Happy buyers make happy agents! [or vice-versa] 😎🤔

Single females are running the [buyer's] show!
07/26/2017
Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC]

Single females are running the [buyer's] show!

Some Highlights: According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year. The percentage of first-time buyers who were single females rose to 17% (up from 16%), as the share of single men dro

Historically low rates don't stay forever!  Buy a bigger home today than you may be able to tomorrow.  +Interesting char...
07/20/2017
The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power

Historically low rates don't stay forever! Buy a bigger home today than you may be able to tomorrow. +Interesting chart in this article

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing

Interesting numbers.  Remember, real estate is hyper-local; but these are still fun to look at!
07/10/2017
Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Interesting numbers. Remember, real estate is hyper-local; but these are still fun to look at!

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

Cannot harp on this enough!  If you're not pre-approved, you're not a ready buyer.
06/27/2017
Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

Cannot harp on this enough! If you're not pre-approved, you're not a ready buyer.

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

Plenty of options and products out there.  Let's talk!
06/07/2017
69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

Plenty of options and products out there. Let's talk!

According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, 69% of mortgage professionals say that first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy in today’s market. Nearly 40% of mortgage indus

Be ready to pull the trigger; that dream house won't wait for you!
06/06/2017

Be ready to pull the trigger; that dream house won't wait for you!

April took a little dip, mostly because March was so strong.  Low inventory; still the common issue nationally
06/01/2017
Inventory Challenges Continue! [INFOGRAPHIC]

April took a little dip, mostly because March was so strong. Low inventory; still the common issue nationally

Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% over last year to $244,800. New home prices

What is this PMI you speak of?
05/02/2017
Get All the Facts about PMI

What is this PMI you speak of?

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mo

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43777 Central Station Drive, Suite 390, Ste 390
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 21:00
Saturday 07:00 - 21:00
Sunday 07:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(703) 581-9971

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