Tag Archive: afford to buy

Buy Now or Wait It Out?

There are lots of scary headlines out there making it almost impossible to decide if you should buy a home right now.    If you are worried about interest rates, remember these two things:  If you buy now and rates go lower, you can refinance to get the lower rate.  ...

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Buying With Today’s Mortgage Rates

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can afford to buy that’s within your financial reach. Mortgage rates directly impact the monthly payment ...

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Your Lender Matters

The Lender Your Work With Is Important The mortgage lender is one of the most important people you will work with when you buy a home.  And the person or company you work with will have a huge influence on how smoothly the home purchase process goes, starting with your ...

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Getting A Better Deal

As a buyer, can you get a better “deal” by going directly to the listing agent? In most cases, the answer is no. Some home buyers believe that if  the seller doesn’t have to pay the buyer’s agent, they will lower the price on the home. However, the commission that ...

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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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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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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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Home Buying Checklist

If you are thinking that it might be time to start planning on buying your own home, I say that the very first step is to talk to a local agent that can help guide you in the right direction from the start.  Feeling overwhelmed should not be the first step when ...

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New Price – 5 Braxton Dr, Sterling, VA

*Rare Opportunity In Countryside* $419,900 This home offers single-level living in a highly desirable neighborhood with wonderful amenities. There are 2 bedrooms, an office and 1.5 baths, all on one level. Windows were just replaced in 2020, new HVAC in 2019 and the roof is less than five years old. ...

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