Gas in Northern Virginia and around the country is, at the time of this writing, hovering around $4 dollars per gallon and in some places more! The cost of groceries is on the rise. Many homeowners and families around our area and even the entire country are experiencing financial issues and concerns. Then we could talk about the Stock Market, Paying Your Mortgage, are we or aren't we in a Recession and more. For certain, we are feeling the financial squeeze. The question becomes: So what are some smart money moves that I can make during these challenging financial times?
There are some things you can do. Specifically, you can prepare your finances so that you will maintain your credit; make sure you don't over extend and finally, read what the experts are saying about personal finance. For sure, knowledge and discipline must be balanced.
Here is something worth reading. 15 money moves for tough times is an article I recently came across that when followed will make a difference for you.
I know you are wondering, "David, your blog is suppose to be about Real Estate, so what does all of this have to do with buying or maintaining a house?" You simply must be financially ready.
David L. Burrows, Realtor®
Northern Virginia Fine Homes
Reston, Virginia 20191
Phone: 703.391.9200 x9119
Burrows' Thoughts worth considering: "One reason to have a Home Inspection by a Professional Inspector is not only to discover possible defects, but to help the new home owner to understand the need for proper maintenance on the items the Inspection brings to the purchasers attention."
Interested in Some Great Reading on selling your home? Take a look at these articles on my website: Selling Your Home: Where do you begin?
Seller Guidance: I would encourage you to employ a Realtor® to help you sell your home. When your agent or another agent is showing your house, go away and let them do your work for you. I also urge you to utilize my FREE SELLERS TOOLKIT before selling your house.
Buyer Guidance: I would encourage you to really check out anything and everything you are told by a well meaning seller. Employ the services of a Buyer's Agent to help you discern what you read and listen to about the area you are thinking of calling home. I would also urge you to get my FREE BUYERS TOOLKIT before heading out on the journey to find your new house.
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