GETTING THE RIGHT FIVE BEDROOM HOME

Right now, spacious homes are available and are trending. Depending on where you search, 5-bedroom homes can range from $200,000 to over $1,00,000! Why the price variance? Well, location factors into the pricing. So does the condition of the home. The style of construction and amenities built into the home can also cause the price Read more…

5 Mistakes Senior Home Buyers Can Easily Make

  Considering purchasing a home in Northern Virginia, DC or Maryland? Are you a senior citizen looking to buy, rent or potentially lease a new property? Here are some of the top home buying mistakes that seniors can make when considering purchasing a new property, home or condominium. Not considering transportation. Transportation should be important Read more…

Must-Do’s to Narrow Down Your House Search

Finding your dream home is a process that takes time but doesn’t have to include compromise. There are a number of ways to go about finding and purchasing a home, especially in the DC area. Here are must-do’s to narrow down your house search and get that dream real estate you have in mind. Have 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…

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…

5 Tips on How to Prepare for Buying a House

If you’ve come to a point in your life where buying a house seems like the logical next step, I have five major keys that can prepare you for buying real estate. Simply jumping in blindly can lead to frustration and disappointment, but knowing the process, which includes everything you need to get started and Read more…

Will Buyers Run for the Hills if Mortgage Rates Rise?

What if Buyers Run for the Hills as Mortgage Rates Rise? Will it scare them from buying? Home sales are climbing and they’re selling more quickly. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales rose strongly in September, propelled by first-time buyer sales reaching a 34% share, a high not seen in over Read more…