Melissa Carrier-Realtor at City Scape Metro Group

Melissa Carrier-Realtor at City Scape Metro Group Melissa Carrier is licensed in Virginia and is associated with Keller Williams Realty- City Scape Metro Group

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CityScape Metro Group
01/21/2019

CityScape Metro Group

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, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion.

Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home.

Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them.

Buying and/or selling a home is definitely not something you want to DIY!

Here are just some of the reasons you need a real estate professional in your corner:

• There’s more to real estate than finding a house you like online!

There are over 230 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to ensure you achieve your dream?

• You Need a Skilled Negotiator

In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

• What is the home you’re buying or selling worth in today’s market?

There is so much information out there on the news and on the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage!

Let's discuss your selling/buying options today, you can call or text me directly at: (703) 423-0370 or schedule your call here: https://meetme.so/johnmurdock

How Rising Interest Rates Affect PurchasingPower. You probably instinctively realize that rising interest rates will aff...
01/16/2019

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Purchasing
Power. You probably instinctively realize that rising interest rates will affect home buyers. The interest rate you pay can make a big difference in the size of the home loan you will qualify for as well as the price of the home you’ll be able to buy. Mortgage brokers use the monthly mortgage payment to determine how much you can afford to pay. Of course the larger the payment, the harder it is to qualify.

Interest Rate And Its Effect On Affordability
All mortgage payments include principal and interest as part of the total cost. Lenders use this payment to determine how much you can borrow for the home loan. Commonly, you can have 31-35% of your total monthly gross income as a loan payment. It follows that you want the principal portion of your home mortgage payment to be as high as it can be so you qualify for a more expensive home.

Risks Of Waiting To Buy
We are still seeing all-time low rates but more increases are predicted. A home mortgage is the best hedge against inflation. By purchasing a home now, you lock in your monthly housing cost, which as we’ve already seen is the largest monthly expense for most families.
Interest rates are one of the biggest factors that affect your ability to finance a home purchase. Along with your credit score and employment history, the amount of interest you pay on the loan has a big impact on affordability.

CityScape Metro Group
01/11/2019

CityScape Metro Group

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01/10/2019
BOLD Invitation

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TO ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS OUT THERE!
Want to increase your income by 114% and your closed transactions by 50%?
Watch this video to find out how you can attend BOLD, one of the most successful real estate trainings in the world for absolutely free. First step of BOLD is January 16th. Comment below this video with your contact info and we will reach out with all the details you need to join.

ready to make 2019 one for the books 💫#newmonth #newyear #newchapters #newbeginnings #newlessons #newblessings #newminds...
01/03/2019

ready to make 2019 one for the books 💫#newmonth #newyear #newchapters #newbeginnings #newlessons #newblessings #newmindset #newfocus #newintentions #newinspiration #newopportunities #newresults

Closing Day 🏡. Such a pleasure working with these two. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness in their new home.
12/11/2018

Closing Day 🏡. Such a pleasure working with these two. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness in their new home.

Now is a great time to buy a home.  Call me today if you are thinking about buying, selling, or investing. #realestate #...
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Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽. Thankful for my family, friends, and clients.
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽. Thankful for my family, friends, and clients.

CityScape Metro Group
11/20/2018

CityScape Metro Group

Wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May you have an abundance of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, and beyond. We wish you, and all of your loved ones, a very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #givethanks #thankful #countyourblessings #cityscapemetrogroup #csmg #cityscapemetro #novarealtor #dmvrealtor #toprealtor #dmv #dmvhomes #realtor

Thank you for your service. You are appreciated. Happy Veterans Day 🇱🇷
11/11/2018

Thank you for your service. You are appreciated. Happy Veterans Day 🇱🇷

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Tips for Buying a House in the FallSurprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home. There are still homes on the market...
10/02/2018

Tips for Buying a House in the Fall
Surprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home. There are still homes on the market which did not sell during the summer months, some at deep discounts. There are also homes newly listed by sellers trying to beat the slower winter months. At the same time, there are fewer buyers out searching, which makes it the perfect time to buy a home.
• Fall home buyers should be ready to move when they find the right home and at the right price. Get prequalified so that you can jump at the right opportunity.
• Notice the imperfections. With windy or rainy weather, homes can show their scars. Look for evidence of water intrusion and evaluate the yard debris with the falling leaves. Look at gutters and ceilings for both.
• Visit the local school. With school in session, this is a good time to visit and ask questions from teachers and administrators.
• Wait for winter if necessary. Buyers all but evaporate in the winter months, so while the competition seems low in the fall, wait for the right home to come along, even if it’s in January.
Buying a home this fall is exciting. By using the season to its advantage, home buyers can get a great deal.

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CityScape Metro Group
09/21/2018

CityScape Metro Group

Join us this Saturday and Sunday at our OPEN HOUSES, including 4 FABULOUS homes in Fairfax Station, Ashburn, Centreville and Woodbridge! John Murdock Sam G. Saïd - Realtor Melissa Carrier-Realtor Sara Geis

CityScape Metro Group
09/21/2018

CityScape Metro Group

Join us this Saturday and Sunday at our OPEN HOUSES, including 4 FABULOUS homes in Fairfax Station, Ashburn, Centreville and Woodbridge! John Murdock Sam G. Saïd - Realtor Melissa Carrier-Realtor Sara Geis

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09/19/2018

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09/18/2018

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09/14/2018
CityScape Metro Group

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Pristine ‘Stanley Martin’ Townhouse in the coveted Riverwalk section of Belmont Bay! 3,328 square ft. with 3 sun-filled levels of living include 4 Bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half Bathrooms. Enjoy living in this great community just blocks away from the water, while also being a short drive from everything! Features include Chefs Kitchen w/ SS, Butlers Pantry, Family Room w/ outdoor access, luxe Master suite... so much more!

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09/14/2018

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09/12/2018

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The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-ApprovalThere are plenty of real estate terms used in transactions. N...
09/11/2018

The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval
There are plenty of real estate terms used in transactions. Needless-to-say it can be confusing for both buyers and sellers trying to navigate the process. The home loan process might feel overwhelming and difficult to understand. Both buyers and sellers find terms like “Pre-Qualification” and “Pre-Approval” used interchangeably, it’s no wonder they find themselves
wondering how to proceed.
Pre-Qualification
The first step in obtaining a home loan is to meet with a lender and discussing their financial situation. The lender will discuss income, job stability, debt and credit. Once they have performed a basic review of the qualifications and run credit, they will issue a Pre-Qualification
Letter to the potential buyer. This letter will identify the maximum sales price, down payment requirement and basic terms of the loan, such as interest rate.
The Pre-Qualification letter is used to provide evidence that the buyer has been reviewed by a lender who is vouching for their ability to obtain a loan.
Pre-Approval
A Pre-Approval is quite different. In this case, the lender collects all the necessary information and proof of eligibility and has it reviewed by the lender's underwriter for approval. A Pre-Approval letter is almost like shopping with cash, the only remaining piece of the puzzle is the
property they are buying.

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09/11/2018

Never forget

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09/07/2018
CityScape Metro Group

CityScape Metro Group

**RESTAURANT GIFT CARD RAFFLE** Visit us this SATURDAY 9/8 from 1-4 pm at 44573 Yarmouth Drive, Ashburn and ENTER TO WIN a Gift Card to a Restaurant in One Loudoun!

This pristine 3,775 sf Colonial truly has it all! 4 Bedrooms, 3/1 Bathrooms, finished Lower Level with full Bath (in-law/au-pair options!), Gourmet Kitchen w/ SS, granite, eating area & sliders to back patio. Come see it for yourself and be entered in our Gift Card Raffle!

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Address

11700 Plaza America Dr #150
Reston, VA
20190

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(703) 955-6673

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