5 Things You’re Probably Not Doing If You Want to Sell

It’s almost a new year. 2017 is just a day away. You might be thinking about selling OR maybe you’ve been on the market for a while with no bites. Think you’ve tried everything? Maybe… but maybe you’re missing a key component to getting your house sold. Whether you think you’ve tried it all or not, it Read more…

What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2017

2016 was a relatively calm real estate market. Houses gradually increased, some markets inflated higher than others and rates remained relatively low. But, is this what we are to expect for 2017? According to a recent article in the Washington Post, don’t expect any big catastrophes in the housing market over the next year. One Read more…

No Down Payment Doesn’t Mean No Money to Buy

Zero down home loans? No down payments? It can almost seem too good to be true and even though it does sound like a great way to save money, it doesn’t mean that you can buy a house without one penny in the bank. There are a lot of expenses when it comes to buying Read more…

How to Secure Financing for a 2017 Home Purchase

As we near the end of the year, many people are looking forward to 2017 and perhaps you’re considering buying your first house or another house or property in the new year. It’s always important to think ahead, plan and prepare, especially for such a large purchase. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have recently agreed Read more…

What Do I Have to Disclose When Selling a Condo?

Death, Flood, Suicide, Damage – Which one of these things do you have to disclose? Or do you have to disclose all of them? The Seller’s Disclosure Form is a form that all homeowners must fill out to the best of their ability before listing a property. Even if the homeowner doesn’t live in the Read more…

5 Keys to Locking in Your Mortgage Rate

LOCK IN YOUR MORTGAGE RATE A mortgage lock rate protects you, the borrower, during the duration of the transaction so that your mortgage interest rate will not increase by the time the transaction closes. It guarantees that the lender will offer the borrower a specific percentage interest rate and points. Points are a type of Read more…

Tips for Buying and Restoring Historic Properties

Not too long ago Nicole Curtis of the Rehab Addict, a show on the DIY network, sat down for an interview with Country Living Magazine. She shared some of her expert advice for loving on historic properties. Since the DC area and northern Virginia is full of great historic properties and luxury homes we thought Read more…