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Downsizing or Moving Sideways?

2018-08-23T19:55:15+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Insights|

If you're thinking about downsizing, there are a number of factors to consider. One topic that comes up often when I hold an open house is downsizing. Sometimes it's brought up by neighbors who are thinking about downsizing. Other times it’s people who have sold (or are in the process of selling) that big [...]

How $5K Down Buys a $500K House in Northern Virginia*

2018-08-16T20:26:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|Insights|

Are you looking to buy a home in Northern Virginia, but don't think you make enough to qualify for a loan? Or are you worried that you'll never be able to save enough for a down payment? Well, good news! Virginia offers some great programs to help folks buy a home in our area. [...]

Is Your House a Teardown?

2018-07-20T16:29:21+00:00July 20th, 2018|Insights|

In my experience with Northern Virginia real estate, if you think your home might be a teardown candidate, chances are you're right. We have a unique market here inside the beltway. There are very few vacant lots available, and as a result, the majority of new homes are built by purchasing [...]

How To Buy A Starter Home in Arlington

2018-07-06T22:30:05+00:00July 6th, 2018|Insights|

Practical Tips for Buying a Home in Arlington for $500k-$750k Buying an entry-level home in Arlington can be a tough nut to crack. Single Family Homes in the $500k-$750k range sell very quickly, usually for full asking price. On top of that, this segment of the market has experienced a chronic inventory shortage over the [...]

Droning on About Real Estate Photography

2018-08-01T19:23:21+00:00June 11th, 2018|Insights|

A Recent Experience with How Drone Photography Can Elevate a Listing to the Next Level An Arlington friend was looking for home in the country and ran across a listing in the Plains (Virginia). She sent me the listing agent’s website for the property which featured drone video. WOW! (Yea it was that cool). [...]

Northern Virginia Real Estate: Mid-Year Market Recap

2018-07-06T21:25:12+00:00May 29th, 2018|Insights|

June is almost here. So, what’s up with the real estate market? The last 6 months in Northern Virginia Real Estate have seen strong sales figures region-wide. Here are some numbers: Region-wide it’s still a seller’s market, BUT we are starting to see a potential change in the $1.25m+ price range—There are signs [...]

What’s Your Everest?

2018-07-06T21:23:00+00:00May 25th, 2018|Insights|

I've always loved the creative process. Now, as I’m about to turn 66 on the year gauge, I wonder if I didn’t think big enough. Willy Unsoeld spoke at a graduation ceremony at Prescott College, I think it was 1973. Willy was an explorer and climber, worked in the Peace Core and Outward Bound, and [...]

Are You Growing Mold in Your Basement?

2018-05-16T14:36:34+00:00May 16th, 2018|Insights|

Does your basement feel like the rain forest? Does it Smell Musty, Wet or Damp? Chances are you're growing mold! Mold needs three things to grow: MoistureTemperature (warmth), and;An organic food source.So, how do you prevent mold from growing? Here’s a tip from the building science guru, Joseph Lstiburek’s, website: Building Science Corporation.If there’s dampness [...]

Are Online Home Value Estimates Accurate?

2018-06-28T18:29:17+00:00May 11th, 2018|Insights|

Unless you've had an appraisal or home value report done by a Realtor® recently, chances are the value of your home is different than you think. 'But Lou, isn't it really easy to find out what my home is worth these days? I mean, can't I just go online, enter my address into a [...]

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