Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog

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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog



“What is this charge for?”“What does owner’s title insurance insure me against and why should I buy it?”“Why am I required to purchase lender’s title insurance?”  Many a REALTOR has faced these questions and blank stares from a buyer at a settlement who notices the fees for title insurance on the...
In the early stages of the home buying process, many clients will often ask me what the monthly payment will be based on a price of a particular property.  It is impossible to answer this question without knowing more about the situation: what is your credit score?what is the interest rate on the...
When selecting your Realtor to represent you in the purchase or sale of a home in Northern Virginia there are several criteria that you may look for in terms of that agent's skills: Knowledgeable about the area and your selected neighborhoodUnderstands and can explain the real estate purchase or ...
Today, we had a mini-Bloggers Connect of sorts.  After 3 months on Active Rain, I had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with some wonderful Realtors who were complete strangers to me prior to July 2007, but were already good friends before we ever met in person.Once you leave the designation o...
With my 6th wedding anniversary coming up right around the corner this Sunday, I’ve been thinking about all things marriage this week (For a detailed account of the tumultuous days surrounding this great event less than 3 weeks after 9/11/01, read Where Were You on September 11th? (or how Septemb...
Six weeks ago I wrote that I was Taking the Next Big Step in Real Estate and starting classes to get my Virginia Broker's License.  Many of you commented back then about your experiences in getting a broker's license and wished me luck in this new endeavor.  Well, here's an update.  I'm 25% of th...
When you purchase or sell a home in Northern Virginia, it is important to understand the process.  To facilitate this, I have created a purchaser’s flowchart and a seller’s flowchart which detail the process in an easy to follow visual way.    Besides the process, it is crucial to be familiar wi...
Everybody wants a good deal!       That's basic human nature and the basic rules of real estate, investing, the stock market, and finance.  Buy Low -- Sell High.  You don't make money by buying an item -- whether it be a commodity like gold, a house, Google stock (boy I wish I bought shares a few...
This is a contest entry to the The Active Rain Buyer Challenge Dear Ms. Hilton, Thank you for contacting me regarding your potential move to Arlington, Virginia.  I appreciate you selecting me as your Realtor of choice for your move to our region.  Before outlining for you the specific homes that...
Last week I wrote that home sales are holding steady in Alexandria, Virginia.  The market has not slowed in Alexandria City as much as some other places in the Northern Virginia.   Today, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Christine Todd, CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of...

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