MyNvaHomes

MyNvaHomes Northern Virginia Real Estate Brokerage Services

Thomas Merical was educated at the University of Virginia and Mount Saint Mary's University where he excelled in baseball and business. His sales experience dates back more than 10 years. A resident of the Northern Viginia area his entire life...

Buying a home with Low or No Money Down Programs
08/16/2018
Buying a home with Low or No Money Down Programs

Buying a home with Low or No Money Down Programs

Lack of a down payment is the reason for most first time homebuyers to enter the market. Even if buying a home is not an immediate need for a client,

06/28/2018

ATTENTION!!!!! If you are thinking of PURCHASING a NEW HOME, please contact me BEFORE VIEWING ANY NEW HOMES so I can show you how I can SAVE YOU THOUSANDS of DOLLARS! NO joke here. It has come to my attention that 7 of my "FRIENDS" have bought new homes without telling me. They have ALL missed out on an average of "$10,000" SAVINGS over anything they can get on their own. This is not a joke, has no catch, it's just the way the business is run and you are missing out if you don't contact me.

Potomac Station, Leesburg, VA
06/02/2018

Potomac Station, Leesburg, VA

05/26/2018

How to find; The Perfect Neighborhood

If you’re shopping for a new place, you may find the perfect home—but remember, you also need to consider the neighborhood to make sure the community and location are right for you.

For those with children, the neighborhood’s school district may be at the top of your priority list. Check out the public-school ratings, or if you plan on sending your kids to private school, look at the pricing and make sure it’s something you can afford.

It’s also a good idea to look at nearby parks and community centers to check out what type of recreational activities are available for children. Most kids are going to want to play a sport or be involved in an extracurricular activity, so make sure that your potential community offers them.

Are you someone who can’t survive without their daily Starbucks coffee or are you an organic shopper who has a certain store they must shop at? Check your GPS to see how far your favorite locations are from the potential home. While you’re at it, look at local restaurants and read the reviews on Yelp to see where you might be getting that Friday night pizza or where to go for a romantic night out.

Don’t forget to look at how far your new home will be from work and where the nearest public transportation is located if you need that option. And as for train stations, make sure they offer parking spaces—many places are so crowded there is a waiting list. If you do drive, you’ll want to understand the traffic patterns to and from your job. You won’t want to waste half your day in traffic.

Take a gander at the living conditions of the neighborhood. Do you see a lot of fences and “Keep Out” signs? Are there many kids on the block? Do people walk their dogs on the street? Are there posted neighborhood events? Visit on a weekend day to say hello to some of the residents and ask about the neighborhood before putting in an offer.

You’ll also need to learn if your potential new home is part of a neighborhood association and if your community has lawn or construction restrictions. If so, what fees are involved? The last thing you want is to find out you can’t put those holiday decorations up because of a strict town ordinance.

Some people may want to live in a historic neighborhood with a lot of character, while others may want a newer development with more modern features. Everyone is different and you need to make sure that your perfect house is in a neighborhood that meets your needs.

Herndon Patch
05/17/2018
Herndon Patch

Herndon Patch

The days of paying $2.50 at the main plaza and $1 at exit ramps may soon be history.

05/06/2018
The Bill Davis Team
04/29/2018
The Bill Davis Team

The Bill Davis Team

A new report from Trulia says housing is actually more affordable now than it was 40 years ago. Is it time to buy your dream home?

Mi Casa!
04/21/2018

Mi Casa!

Loudoun Times-Mirror
03/30/2018
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Loudoun Times-Mirror

Actor Martin Lawrence has put his 22,538-square-foot Purcellville home on the market for $8.5 million.

41129 PIEBALD SQ, ALDIE, VA 20105$365,0003bd 2.5baFully Optioned Condo Townhome in Virginia Manor. Designer Blinds, upgr...
03/05/2018

41129 PIEBALD SQ, ALDIE, VA 20105
$365,000
3bd 2.5ba
Fully Optioned Condo Townhome in Virginia Manor. Designer Blinds, upgraded washer and dryer, upgraded hardwoods, lighting and more. See documents for total list. Resort Style Pool and Clubhouse with a Fitness Center. 4 Miles of Walking trails, tot lots. Appliances under factory warranty.

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02/08/2018
For Sale Over 5k sq/ft Finished, Huge deck, pool, dual zoned heat and air, 1 acre lot.$1.150.000
02/07/2018

For Sale Over 5k sq/ft Finished, Huge deck, pool, dual zoned heat and air, 1 acre lot.
$1.150.000

02/07/2018
11689 Hollyview Dr, Great Falls, VA 22066
02/07/2018

11689 Hollyview Dr, Great Falls, VA 22066

Gorgeous in #GreatFallsVA.  Come see my new #KellerWilliamsRealty #Listing this Sunday, February 11th from 1to 4PM.  #Op...
02/04/2018
11689 Hollyview Dr, Great Falls, VA 22066 | MLS #1004786941 | Zillow

Gorgeous in #GreatFallsVA. Come see my new #KellerWilliamsRealty #Listing this Sunday, February 11th from 1to 4PM. #OpenHouse Favorite.

For sale: $1,150,000. Be the King and Queen of your own castle. Immaculately kept colonial in the Langley Pyramid with Pool, Gazebo and large back yard that backs to trees. One of a kind property in the 22066 zip code offers large ample space, side garages, dual zoned heating and air conditioning fo...

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01/31/2018

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01/31/2018
01/29/2018
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MyNvaHomes
11/23/2017
MyNvaHomes

MyNvaHomes

Have you thought that you don't quite make enough money?

Consider that if you purchased a $300,000 home, with minimal money out of pocket, you can earn ON AVERAGE about 7% per year. That's an extra $21,000 per year, on borrowed money, that you will most likely double your investment in one year. Just a thought.

11/21/2017

Purchase or Sell your home this Year and receive a Free Home Warranty!

11/08/2017

Now is the Time to Winterize Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Fall is almost over and winter is just around the corner. The following tips can help subdue the lion of winter energy costs and make your home safer too:

Check for leaks:

Replacing worn weather stripping and caulking are probably the least expensive, simplest, most effective ways to combat high electric bills. Improperly sealed homes cost homeowners 10-15% on the dollar.

Make sure doors and windows are properly sealed. If windows leak, consider replacing them with new, more energy efficient models. Though costly, new windows pay for themselves in energy savings within months. What’s more, new windows are more attractive than older models, improving your home's value as well. Don’t forget about attic and basement windows! If windows leak and replacement is out of the question, consider installing inexpensive heavy-duty, clear plastic to provide temporary relief from bitter wind and cold.

Weather stripping can also be applied around drafty doors. Inexpensive plastic, metal, or wooden draft stoppers can also be screwed or glued to the bottoms of doors. If these methods fail to prevent air leaks, consider replacing the door. Why pay to heat or cool air only to have it escape? If you can fit it into your budget, hire a contractor to perform a blower door test on your home. This test pinpoints the location and severity of air leaks.

Another way that air escapes is through electric wall plugs and switch plates. If air is escaping, purchase simple-to-install pre-cut foam gaskets that fit behind the switch plate.

Close the damper on your fireplace when not in use.

Examine your home’s heating duct system for leaks. The Department of Energy estimates that gaps, cracks, and disconnections in a home’s duct system can cost 25-40% in heating and air conditioning costs. In fact, if your home is ten years or older, you can be sure the ducts were originally sealed with duct tape, which practically guarantees they will eventually flatten or tear.

Close crawlspace vents. If your home has a crawlspace, make sure vents to it are closed during the summer and winter and left open in spring and fall.

Check your heating and air conditioning systems:

Perform regular maintenance inspections on heating and a/c units. Regular service on such devices is akin to oil changes for vehicles. If you don’t service it regularly, don’t be surprised if it breaks. Remember, it’s more cost effective to maintain than it is to repair. Professional service should include cleaning, checking, and lubricating the system, as well as changing dirty, clogged filters.

Replace your heater’s air filter monthly. If the filter is clean, the system will have to work less.

If your heating system is old, consider updating it. Modern gas furnaces achieve energy efficiency ratings of 97%. If your system was installed prior to 1977, your unit is probably only 50-60% energy efficient.

Use your setback thermostat. Houses built in California, where energy efficiency is crucial, are required to have them. A setback thermostat turns the heat or the a/c down when you are away at work or sleeping. The unit automatically sets the temperature at a more comfortable level when you are home during the day.

In winter, reverse the switch on your ceiling fans so they blow upward, toward the ceiling. In the summer, ceiling fans are ideal because they direct air downward, making the room’s temperature up to four degrees cooler. However, in the winter, the blades should move air upward to circulate heat without chilling you with a breeze.

Make sure your furnace is in good working order. Check that the furnace filter is clean. Replace it if it isn’t. Ensure that the thermostat and pilot lights work properly. Purchase a kerosene heater in case of emergency. If you live in a cold region, a generator may even be advisable.

Check insulation:

Insulate your attic. In an older home, this is the most efficient way to reduce home heating costs.
Check outside:

Trim trees and remove dead branches to prevent weather-related accidents. Clean your gutters and check your chimney.

Keep snow and ice from accumulating around your garage door. This will allow it to close securely and keep it from warping.

Make sure steps and handrails are in good condition. Broken stairs and banisters become dangerous when covered with ice or snow

11/08/2017

The Federal Reserve will be raising Interest Rates 4x in the next year. Time to get off the fence!

If you or someone you know is looking to purchase, let them know that the time is meow! Interest rate hikes will be absolute in the future. I would ask you to kindly let me know who might be purchasing in the next 90 days so that they can get the help they deserve, for FREE!

11/01/2017

Just a thought. Let me show you what your neighborhood is doing.
📍 STERLING Home Owners: 29 homes sold in September, up 31.82% over 2016. Average sale price $438,811, up 10.32% over 2016. These home sales affect your home's value!

👉🏼 Find out the value of your home in seconds! No cost and no obligation!

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10/31/2017

As you are trick or treating this evening, who do you know that may be thinking of selling their home in the next 90 days? The beginning of the NEW YEAR is fast approaching and most people will be thinking of moving now, planning on moving tomorrow and pulling the trigger a little too late. Don't let your friends and family fall into the "We should have listed earlier" loophole. The greatest service you can do for your friends is to let me and my team help them "From House to Home".

The 10 Richest Counties In America 2017
10/17/2017
The 10 Richest Counties In America 2017

The 10 Richest Counties In America 2017

Find out which counties made it to our list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. 10. Santa Clara County, CA (Median household income: $102,191) Santa Clara County is the largest county on the list with 1.89 million residents. It contains San Jose, California’s third-la

Fauquier Times
10/17/2017
Fauquier Times

Fauquier Times

READER SURVEY: Were you shocked to see your recent real estate tax assessment? Many county residents say they saw increases of 15-25 percent, and many plan to appeal. Tell us about yours for a story we're working on this week!

MyNvaHomes
10/13/2017
MyNvaHomes

MyNvaHomes

Have you thought that you don't quite make enough money?

Consider that if you purchased a $300,000 home, with minimal money out of pocket, you can earn ON AVERAGE about 7% per year. That's an extra $21,000 per year, on borrowed money, that you will most likely double your investment in one year. Just a thought.

10/13/2017
Have you thought that you don't quite make enough money?Consider that if you purchased a $300,000 home, with minimal mon...
10/07/2017
My Northern Virginia Homes and Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Have you thought that you don't quite make enough money?

Consider that if you purchased a $300,000 home, with minimal money out of pocket, you can earn ON AVERAGE about 7% per year. That's an extra $21,000 per year, on borrowed money, that you will most likely double your investment in one year. Just a thought.

Thomas Merical will help you find a home in Northern Virginia. Contact me Today.

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46169 Westlake Dr Suite 204
Sterling, VA
20165

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Thomas Merical utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to meet your expectations. However, more importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you. "J.D. Power and Associates highest in customer satisfaction for second year in a row.", Keller Williams® Realty and My Northern Virginia Homes takes a different approach, one that is built on personal touches, a professional approach and positive results. Thanks for starting your real estate search with us. This website is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in Fairfax, Fairfax City, Chantilly, South Riding, Centreville, Arlington, Alexandria, Ashburn, Aldie, Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Tysons Corner, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Great Falls, and many other towns in Northern Virginia. Specializing Northern Virginia Luxury Homes, Military and Relocation, Northern Virginia First Time Buyers, Northern Virginia Residential Listing Specialist, Investor and Referral Networks, Northern Virginia Investment and Rental Properties

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