Northern Virginia Real Estate and Community News

April 21, 2021

Easy Landscaping DIY Projects

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.

Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!

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Posted in Selling Your Home
April 7, 2021

The Difference Between Home Warranty and Home Insurance

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Here is some brief information on home insurance versus home warranty to help educate you on your options.

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Posted in Buying a Home
March 24, 2021

Tips On Selling Your Home

Planning to sell a home for the first time can be overwhelming. Home selling involves a lot of complex processes that require a huge time commitment - that’s where Real Estate agents can help. Agents will help save you the stress of finding homebuyers as well as handling all of the paperwork involved. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home for the first time:

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Posted in Selling Your Home
March 10, 2021

Closing A Home - The Final Step

Closing a home, or “settlement,” is the final step - when both parties sign the final ownership and insurance paperwork, and the buyer becomes the legal owner of the home.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 23, 2021

Consider This: When To Refinance

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ones.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 9, 2021

Your Guide to the Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist: the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that?

The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property. It is conducted by a certified third party and is used to determine whether the home is priced appropriately.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Jan. 29, 2021

Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders.

But there can actually be financial benefits to putting down a small down payment—as low as three percent—rather than parting with so much cash up front, even if you have the money available.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Jan. 15, 2021

Top Tips For House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things in mind.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Dec. 10, 2020

Staging Strategies For Your Home

STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOME

Staging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you sell it more quickly. Here’s what you should keep in mind as you prepare for your next open house or viewing!

 

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Nov. 19, 2020

Options To Finance Your Home Renovation

 

How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to make your dreams become a reality.

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Posted in Selling Your Home