How To Find The Perfect Northern Virginia Home In 2019

Not so long ago searching for the perfect home was both much easier and much more difficult. It was fast because your only resources were realtors’ brochures and the classifieds and, of course, driving around neighborhoods looking for for-sale signs. Not much to it really, but you were pretty limited and had no way of … Continued

The Biggest Misconceptions About Buying A Home in Northern Virginia

Buying a home, especially for first-time buyers, can be a complicated, confusing undertaking. And to further complicate matters, the housing market is different from what it was just a decade or so ago. Some of the rules that once applied no longer matter now. It doesn’t help matters any that there is so much bad information and … Continued

Tips For Staging Your Home For Less In Northern Virginia

When you list your home for sale, preparation and presentation are two key ingredients for a quick sale at the price you need. Mostly that presentation means effective staging to showcase your home’s best features, especially for online house hunters. But many sellers, naturally, balk at the price of professional staging, which runs about $300-$600 … Continued

How To Calculate The True Value of Your House In Northern Virginia

If you intend to sell your house, you certainly need to know it’s value. The problem is that “value” has different meanings in different contexts and for different people. For example, the valuation can vary according to whether it is done for tax or lending purposes. But for selling purposes, your house is worth what someone is … Continued

Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Selling Your Home In Northern Virginia

Things can feel chaotic when selling your home, no matter what else is going on in your life. You’ve got to balance work, family time, and hobbies with keeping your home presentable and ready for potential buyers. While things can feel overwhelming, here are some common pitfalls to avoid when selling your home in Northern … Continued

How To Buy A Northern Virginia House Without Over Paying

You’re on the hunt for the home of your dreams, but you worry about paying too much. What can be negotiated down in price and what can’t? How do you ask for a lower price without insulting the sellers and they stop negotiating with you? How do you buy a house without overpaying? Whether you’re … Continued

What A Home Inspection Won’t Tell You About A Northern Virginia Property

In general, home inspectors do a very thorough job, examining things during a home inspection that most of us would never dream of looking at. After all, they have 1,600+ items on their inspection checklists. Still, despite that thoroughness, inspectors don’t and can’t look at everything. Here, then, is what a home inspection won’t tell … Continued