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Home Security Checkup – Is Your Home Secure?

2018-12-11T19:38:25+00:00December 10th, 2018|Insights|

Home security equals peace of mind. But let's be honest: Have you inspected your home's security measures recently? If you're like most of us, the answer is probably no. We usually don't really think much about home security beyond locking our doors and windows until we—or someone we know—are victimized. If you haven't given [...]

Fairfax County Market Report – Summer & Fall 2018

2018-12-04T16:46:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Insights|

As a Realtor® and builder, I mainly focus on the areas of Northern Virginia that lie inside the beltway. Because of that focus, it's been a while since I looked at how the Market in Fairfax County is performing as a whole. As we approach the new year, I was curious about the larger [...]

Vienna Market Report – Summer & Fall 2018

2018-11-26T22:24:21+00:00November 26th, 2018|Insights|

I'm getting ready to start construction on three new homes in Vienna, so I decided to take an in-depth look at how the market has performed over the last six months. I pulled data for Vienna single family home sales this Summer and Fall, and compared the numbers to the same period of 2017. [...]

Arlington Market Report – Summer & Fall 2018

2018-11-19T22:06:03+00:00November 19th, 2018|Insights|

I recently took a thorough look at how the Arlington Real Estate market performed this Summer and Fall, and compared the numbers to the same period of 2017. Here's what I found: Arlington Single Family Home Sale Statistics May 23rd-November 19th 2018  Sale Date Range # Homes Sold Avg # [...]

Winter is Coming! Is Your Home Ready?

2018-11-14T15:52:04+00:00November 14th, 2018|Insights|

Winter is Almost Upon us Here in Northern Virginia. Is Your House Ready For the Cold, Windy Months Ahead? As fall ends and winter begins, it's time to get your home ready for the cold months ahead. Here is a simple checklist that I go through every year at my own [...]

Amazon is Coming! What Does It Mean for Us?

2018-11-08T21:17:22+00:00November 8th, 2018|Insights|

It looks very likely that one of Amazon's new HQ2 locations will be Crystal City. So, what does that mean for real estate and home building here in Northern Virginia? I've already had a few people ask me how Amazon's HQ2 coming to Crystal City will impact the real estate and building [...]

Thoughts on designing an Exercise Space

2018-10-04T16:34:01+00:00October 4th, 2018|Insights|

Creating a Fun and Inviting Exercise Space is about simplicity When we moved into our current home, I had a roughly 12x12 area to work with for our exercise room. With this limited amount of space, I had to really consider what was important and what wasn't. Here’s how I thought out our [...]

Adding Real Estate Investing to your Wealth Portfolio

2018-09-21T21:17:03+00:00September 21st, 2018|Insights|

Given the potential ROI on investment properties here in Northern Virginia, should you consider adding Real Estate holdings to your wealth portfolio? I’ve been looking at return on investment, or ROI, for an investor. He’s heavy into the stock market and wants to balance out his investment portfolio with real estate. [...]

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 [...]

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