Categories for Seller Advice

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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This Crazy Market

2021 Housing Market – January If you have talked to anyone trying to buy a house in Northern VA recently, you may have heard that it seems impossible. Homes are selling within hours and buyers are having to take extreme measures to have their offer accepted, short of offering their ...

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How To Finance A Renovation

How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation Do you have an outdated kitchen? Overrun backyard? Unusable basement space? If you have a home renovation project on your mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to ...

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Off Market Properties

What is an Off-Market Property? Recently, I’ve had a few clients ask me about finding “Off-market” properties.  Off-market means that the house is not in the MLS, Zillow, or any of the other home search websites.  Real estate agents call these opportunities “pocket listings”.  And until recently, an agent could ...

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2021 Housing Predictions

The housing market is going strong and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. None of us predicted the surge in sales the second-half of 2020. Many of us agents thought our businesses were going to take a huge hit and plenty of sellers would put their moving ...

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Q3 Housing Stats in LOCO

Here is a quick little snapshot of the housing market in 3rd Quarter for Loudoun County.  No surprise that home prices are up 8% from this time last year and that the average days on market is 19 days. Mortgage rates remained at historically low levels throughout the 3rd quarter ...

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2020 Real Estate Forecast

Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? Some Highlights: The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength. Historically low mortgage rates are creating great potential for homebuyers, and home sales are on the rise. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a ...

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