Barry Constant- Realtor at Patriots Home Group

Barry Constant- Realtor at Patriots Home Group I am a licensed Real Estate agent in Northern Virginia. Use a trusted Veteran for all your real estate needs. My passion is serving those who serve us. I offer U.S.Military, First Responders and Teachers a personal rebate at closing.

As a licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia I believe in helping clients achieve their dreams. Whether you are selling a home and moving forward in life, or purchasing your dream home, I am your constant companion. I am a retired Federal Worker and proud former U.S.Military Veteran. I am a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and a Notary Public. Let me help you achieve your dreams.

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5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent
07/09/2019
5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained: “Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, wit

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!
07/08/2019
Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

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

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house. Much of the demand for hou

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?
07/03/2019
Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity situation (where the

Please talk with me first before you take that leap. It will save you money.
07/01/2019
Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Please talk with me first before you take that leap. It will save you money.

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The top 5 reasons are listed below:

This applies to commercial real estate as well. I can help you with both.
06/28/2019
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

This applies to commercial real estate as well. I can help you with both.

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the o

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!
06/26/2019
Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to...

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!
06/25/2019
Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!
06/24/2019
Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

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

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/21/2019
4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Now may be t

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes
06/20/2019
Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their fa

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
06/19/2019
What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

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

Now we know.
06/18/2019
Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

Now we know.

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

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/14/2019
Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!
06/12/2019
3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?
06/11/2019
Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy a home? L

Is it within your reach? Lets talk.
06/10/2019
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Is it within your reach? Lets talk.

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?
06/06/2019
What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repai...

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home
06/05/2019
The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whe

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
06/04/2019
How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownershi

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer
06/03/2019
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8%

What is your top reason to own a home?
05/31/2019
The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is your top reason to own a home?

Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?

Do you need a larger home?
05/29/2019
Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

Do you need a larger home?

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average age in the U.S. is 78 years old! As a result, 41% of Americans in th...

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home
05/28/2019
2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner

Staging makes all the difference. For a free staging consultation, just give me a call.
05/24/2019
The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

Staging makes all the difference. For a free staging consultation, just give me a call.

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in d

Ready to lay your Real Estate nest egg? I can guide you.
05/23/2019
4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Ready to lay your Real Estate nest egg? I can guide you.

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not alw

I can help answer these questions.
05/20/2019
Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

I can help answer these questions.

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highl...

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer
05/19/2019
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps provid

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]
05/17/2019
Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all i

Just give me a call for a free evaluation of your homes appreciation.
05/16/2019
What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Just give me a call for a free evaluation of your homes appreciation.

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger

This is why you need a professional in your corner.
05/15/2019
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

This is why you need a professional in your corner.

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps provid

The opportunities are out there.
05/14/2019
New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

The opportunities are out there.

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (F

A great time to sell in the DMV area. Are you ready?
05/13/2019
A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

A great time to sell in the DMV area. Are you ready?

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 and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, t

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited
05/09/2019
Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment
05/08/2019
The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth is that there are many programs available

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!
05/07/2019
Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a...

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!
05/06/2019
Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, follow...

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available
05/02/2019
Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial

Ready for a conversation? Just give me a call.
05/01/2019
2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

Ready for a conversation? Just give me a call.

Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that wages have increased at their highest rate in decades! These two factors have helped keep housing affor

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?
04/29/2019
How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from HUD, Census and Apartme

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

Sure you want to continue to rent? In most cases, its better to buy than to rent. Let me show you why.
04/25/2019
Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Sure you want to continue to rent? In most cases, its better to buy than to rent. Let me show you why.

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...

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

Need someone to fight for you this spring? Just give me a call!
04/22/2019
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Need someone to fight for you this spring? Just give me a call!

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

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