Sheri Sackett - Pearson Smith Realty

Sheri Sackett - Pearson Smith Realty Hi friends! My territory is the Northern VA area & I specialize in home listings, buyers rep, rentals, and referrals. My #1 goal is customer satisfaction!
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Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market
12/18/2018
Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the market is hot, homeow...

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!
12/17/2018
5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

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

CASCADES MARKETPLACE GETTING NEW BBQ RESTAURANT – The Burn
12/15/2018
CASCADES MARKETPLACE GETTING NEW BBQ RESTAURANT – The Burn

CASCADES MARKETPLACE GETTING NEW BBQ RESTAURANT – The Burn

Restaurants by Chris WadsworthDecember 14, 20183:58 PMDecember 14, 2018 CASCADES MARKETPLACE GETTING NEW BBQ RESTAURANT There will soon be a new barbecue destination in Sterling when The Pit Stop opens in the Cascades Marketplace shopping center. The restaurant will be going into the small stand-alo...

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]
12/14/2018
4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which 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. Perhaps the

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019
12/12/2018
Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of ren

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing
12/11/2018
How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every m...

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?
12/10/2018
What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – ...

The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]
12/07/2018
The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and pre

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?
12/06/2018
2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we may be repeating last decade’s mistake. However, a c...

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?
12/05/2018
Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S.

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters
12/04/2018
Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase s

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!
12/03/2018
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at

Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]
11/30/2018
Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may e

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again
11/29/2018
Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home
11/28/2018
24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer's Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy. According to Bank of America’s annu...

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House
11/27/2018
The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reas...

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!
11/26/2018
Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

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

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]
11/23/2018
Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.22 million, which is up 1.4% over last month. This reverses the six-month trend of dips in sales every month. The inventory of existing homes is still below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market and is now at a

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?
11/21/2018
Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017. Among millennials with incomes over $100,000 a year, the top ways to come up wi

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!
11/20/2018
Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it! In 2018, for the second year in a row, single female buyers accounted for 18% of all buyers. In 201

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season
11/19/2018
7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation b

11/18/2018

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18851 POTOMAC STATION DR, LEESBURG, VA 20176
Today, 11/18/2018
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Over 3,200 sq ft of total living space
4 Bdr, 3.5 BA

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43777 Central Station Drive, Suite 390
Ashburn, VA
20147

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