Portia Stringer-Aleem - Licensed Realtor in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Motivated to help you through the process with a personalized approach!
CONGRATULATIONS to my friend Karen for closing on her brand new home! I was so honored to be of service to her! Thank you for the opportunity to be with you during this journey to your new home!
Happy New Year! May all your goals and aspirations for this year be acquired!
If you need any assistance with your real estate needs don't hesitate to give me a call! 571-399-6865
What better way to start off 2018 than saving for your own home?
Save for a down payment on a house in less than two years with this helpful guide. We show you how to save for your dream home in five steps.
Thinking of selling your home? Here's some tips on getting your home picture perfect! :)
Need an agent? I'm here to help!
Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. Here are 8 things homesellers risk without an agent.
Another great home inspection completed!
If you're in the market for a new home, allow me to help you through the process!
Traveling this Summer? Check out this article on how to avoid pesky bug bites.
Avoid bug bites
Happy Independence Day!
If you or anyone you know would like the independence of homeownership, contact me, so that we can get the ball rolling.
Congratulations to my friend and client, Christine, on the purchase of her new home!
The selling process begins with calling me. Together we can determine how quickly you need to sell and how much you want to net from the sale.
Getting the best interest rate on a home loan comes down to one important number – your credit score. Better rates mean a better loan. Do you know your score? If you moved today, would you qualify for a good interest rate?
Here are four do’s and don’ts to manage your scores:
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Come and see this beautiful fully renovated, 5BR, 4BA home on a quiet cul-de-sac!
9297 Hillis Court Manassas
Can I afford NOT to buy?
Do you know someone who is throwing money away on rent? Remember, if you're paying rent, you can afford to buy. And the earlier you buy, the earlier you will benefit from equity buildup, value appreciation and tax benefits. I can be a valuable resource for you during your home-buying process
Reasons to consider purchasing this Fall.
1. There’s less competition.
Sales Tax Free Weekend - Aug. 5 - 7!
Tax-free Items include:
Energy and Water Efficient Products: < $2500 Purchases of products meeting the Energy Star and WaterSense qualifications, such as certain energy-efficient appliances, are exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Eligible products must be priced at $2,500 or less for each item, and be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items: Purchases of items designated by the Department of Taxation as hurricane preparedness equipment are exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Portable generators priced at $1,000 or less, gas-powered chainsaws priced at $350 or less, chainsaw accessories priced at $60 or less, and other eligible items priced at $60 or less for each item are exempt from sales tax.
School Supplies: < $20 Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear are exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less.
5 Tips to Help Take Charge of Debt
With the right plan, you can be debt free! These five tips may put you on a path toward financial freedom.
With the right plan, it's possible to be debt free and ready to meet life's challenges. These five tips may put you on a path toward financial freedom.
Let's work together to make your Real Estate goals a SUCCESS! Contact me if you ever have any Real Estate needs!
Moving can get expensive! Read this for tips on moving on a budget!
I wish I'd known these YEARS AGO!
Whether you're considering the purchase of a new home or ready to prep for a quick sale, you know there are home improvements that can increase your home's value and appeal.
So, which remodeling projects offer the potential for some of the biggest paybacks? The following midrange remodeling jobs offer the highest returns!
Is your credit keeping you from taking the step to ownership? Read this article on how you can improve your credit.
Real estate agents are often asked how to improve credit scores. Here are 10 tips that will help buyers improve their credit score and acquire a home loan.
8 Solutions to Real-Life Renter Problems
Like dealing with a landlord who takes forever to make repairs.
Read this article about what goes into your closing costs and more importantly, how to cut them down a size.
In this installment of our Home-Buying Guide, we walk you through closing costs—and how to negotiate and lower these fees.
Four common mortgage mistakes and how to avoid them.
The time and energy will be worth the investment.
June is National Homeownership Month
It’s the best investment in our future.
Never give up...
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM - 4PM! JUST REDUCED!! COME OUT AND BRING A FRIEND!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM - 4PM! JUST REDUCED!! COME OUT AND BRING A FRIEND!
June is National Homeownership Month. Homeownership affords families a space of comfort, helps build financial security through equity, and creates residential longevity that strengthens communities.
If you want to own the dream, I'd love to help make that dream a reality!
Consider these six home improvements to make your home sell faster and for more cash.
These simple home improvements will make your home sell faster and for more money with just a little work.
Consider this checklist when thinking of buying a home.
Review our handy checklist of what to do before buying a home.
How do you know when it's time to let go?
If you don't have circumstances requiring you to move, you may never know when to put your home on the market. Here are telltale ways to know when to sell.
When you're ready to take advantage of the most affordable housing market in decades, you want to find the right property, at the best price, with the least hassle.
As you're looking for the right home, my website allows you to:
Narrow your search
Choose the right location on a map
Save your search
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Keller Williams will help you find a home in Manassas. Contact us Today.
Looking for even greater savings? I can make recommendations for the right local professionals who can increase your home's energy efficiency through cost–effective improvements.
Want real estate at your fingertips? Download my app! Text KWJVMLS to 87778!
Have any questions, call me!
See what this current market means for sellers and buyers.
Low inventories and escalating prices continue to define residential real estate markets across the country. Low mortgage rates are a boon for business, but first-time buyers need a greater supply of homes and easier financing to get them back into the market at normal levels.
Buying a home can be a tedious process but when you get the home of your dreams, you won't regret it. Don't give up! I'm here to help. 😀
To help hone your “less is more” attitude when it comes to talking with prospective buyers, read this.
If you're trying to sell your home, there are certain things you should never, ever say to buyers. Here are a few key phrases to avoid at all costs.
Lock in with the low mortgage rates while you can!
A certain type of home buyer is getting an unexpected bonus: mortgage rates that are lingering at their lowest level in three years. But there's a catch.
“You must learn from other people’s mistakes. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”
ONE of Prince's homes listed at $12.8 million!
Following Prince's tragic death, the iconic pop star's former Toronto home has been listed for $12.8 million.
Still on the fence about selling your home? Read this and then give me a call!
Pending home sales increased slightly in March for the second consecutive month and reached their highest level in almost a year.
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