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 [...]

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 [...]

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