Your Home in Loudoun County

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Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]
04/26/2019
Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales slowed to an annual pace of 5.21 million home sales in March. Low inventory levels are still impacting home sales! The current month’s supply of homes for sale is 3.9-months. Median home prices were up 3.8% over last March at $259,400. This marked the

Nothing terrifying about this...
04/25/2019

Nothing terrifying about this...

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less
04/25/2019
Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% ove...

I suppose if you're into huge infinity pools with amazing views...
04/24/2019

I suppose if you're into huge infinity pools with amazing views...

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage
04/24/2019
New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them...

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?
04/23/2019
With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will inc

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
04/22/2019
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sell

Brace yourselves, the flippers are coming!
04/21/2019
House flipping is back to pre-crisis levels: Here's why it's less of a concern

Brace yourselves, the flippers are coming!

House flipping is back to nearly the same level it was around the peak of the housing boom, when it became a symbol of rampant speculation. But a new analysis from CoreLogic suggests most of the current flips are less risky than the ones more than a decade ago.

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
04/19/2019
5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennial

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins
04/18/2019
Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last t

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?
04/17/2019
Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House
04/16/2019
Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a s

Vinegar doesn't play well with wood and stone!
04/15/2019
Spring Cleaning on a Budget: 3 Things to Stop Doing Now

Vinegar doesn't play well with wood and stone!

Spring cleaning on a budget: Here are three little cleaning habits that you're wasting time and money on from HouseLogic. While vinegar works great on lots of things, it could damage others.

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home
04/15/2019
3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests 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 three questi

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]
04/12/2019
Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loa

One of the joys of owning your home is maintenance! Don't let the tub leak!
04/11/2019
How to Caulk Around a Tub

One of the joys of owning your home is maintenance! Don't let the tub leak!

Take aim at old, cruddy caulk, and give your tub a fresh new seal

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize
04/11/2019
Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was r...

Please contact me immediately for a replacement!
04/10/2019

Please contact me immediately for a replacement!

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come
04/10/2019
Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced th...

Thinking of painting? Some advice from the pros:
04/09/2019
Paint a Room Like a Pro

Thinking of painting? Some advice from the pros:

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner the basics of painting a room perfectly

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand
04/09/2019
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you ar...

Timeline Photos
04/08/2019

Timeline Photos

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In
04/08/2019
What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to...

What style of house do you own (or want to own)?
04/07/2019

What style of house do you own (or want to own)?

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]
04/05/2019
Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for gett

Making your bathroom feel like a spa will definitely entice buyers!
04/04/2019
8 Things Everyone Forgets When Renovating Their Bathroom

Making your bathroom feel like a spa will definitely entice buyers!

Before you go wild with new tile and the perfect pedestal sink, make sure you aren't forgetting these crucial components as you renovate your bathroom.

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market
04/04/2019
3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go...

I'm here whenever you're ready!
04/03/2019
Are you ready to buy your first home?

I'm here whenever you're ready!

For the millennial generation, homeownership can still be intimidating. Here's what you should consider before making an offer.

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!
04/03/2019
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house and move...

Did you just buy or rent a new home? Here are some moving tips to avoid extra headaches.
04/02/2019
8 Common Moving Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Did you just buy or rent a new home? Here are some moving tips to avoid extra headaches.

Moving can be messy and complicated; lack of adequate preparation can cause problems and unnecessary grief. But don’t stress! You’re not the first person to move and you won’t be the last, but you can learn from others!

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again
04/02/2019
Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending recession and its possible impact on the housing market. Two major takeaways from the survey: 42% believe a recessio

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
04/01/2019
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willin

🐶 I will accept commission in treats (chocolate preferred) 🍫
03/31/2019
A Craftsman-Style Doghouse

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A bungalow in miniature, complete with wood-shingle siding and a cedar-shake roof for a lucky dog named Gumpy From the popular magazine feature, ''A Doghouse Like Your House''

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