Categories for Buyer Advice

How To Buy Before You Sell

Have you been thinking about moving, but not sure how you can buy a new home without selling your current home? Good news! There are several financial options that would allow you to buy before you sell.  This is extremely helpful in a market like ours, where inventory is low. ...

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Market Data for 20165 – Sterling

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® just released the May 2021 statistics for Loudoun County.   For the 20165 area of Sterling, we have seen a 15% increase in median sales price compared to May of 2020.   Now we are starting to see more inventory coming to market.  In ...

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Why Aren’t There Enough Homes?

Baby Boom + Pandemic + Very Low Interest Rates = Not Enough Homes to Meet the Demand We have been hearing for months about how low housing inventory is. But why? Babyboom According to the latest census, about 30 years ago there was a significant baby boom. And now, there ...

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Before You Move In

You just finished signing the closing paperwork for your new home and you are very excited to start painting, unpacking and decorating.  But here are a few more important tasks that you should take care of as soon as you can.   ...

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Buying Tips

What is the first thing that you should do when you think you are ready to buy a home? Call me! I will walk you through the process step by step so that you don’t have to spend endless hours researching and wondering what you should be doing.   Trying ...

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Low Inventory – It’s True!

As you know, the market has been moving at a crazy fast pace, with prices increasing. It is not just in the Sterling area, it is county and nationwide. The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® just released a first quarter report and here is one slide that tells it all.  ...

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ASK THE EXPERT – HOME INSPECTOR

In this edition of Ask the Expert, I talk with Brandon, a home inspector with Donofrio and Associates. He talks about the five most common maintenance things that homeowners are not doing. You would be surprised at what they are and how easy they are to do.   ...

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ASK THE EXPERT – FOUNDATIONS

I have been through many home inspections and there are definitely common things that happen with every home. I wanted to start a mini video series where I talk with experts in different areas about the things they wish homeowners knew. In this short video, I am talking with Tony, ...

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Contract Contingencies

When you start the process of searching for a new home or putting your home up for sale, you have probably heard your real estate agent use the term “Contingency” when it comes to the contract details.  But what is a contingency and what does that mean for you? A contingency clause ...

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