winchesterva: Designing Backyard Shade Structures - 10/12/15 12:30 AM
In the midst of summer's sweltering heat, nothing provides relief like having a shady spot for relaxing. Backyard shade structures also help keep your outdoor furniture from fading.
If you want to add a shade structure to your yard, explore the variety of options available and customize the design based on your needs.
Design ConsiderationsHow do you envision your backyard retreat? Here are some factors to consider:
Location: If you wish to erect a shade structure that relies on flat ground, select an area that needs little leveling to reduce labor. Look at your backyard and consider the amount of work necessary to prepare … (0 comments)

winchesterva: Swimming Pools: Do They Add Value or Turn Home Buyers Off? - 10/07/15 04:04 AM
Sparkling blue water, especially when it's lit up at night – what's not to love about a swimming pool in your backyard? If you have one, you may feel blessed. If you don't, and are considering adding one, hang on a minute.
Who Wants a Pool? According to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, middle-aged buyers with teenagers at home comprise the biggest market segment for homes with swimming pools. This makes sense when you consider how dangerous an unfenced pool is for families with toddlers.
Another segment of homebuyers who may find a pool desirable are younger couples who … (0 comments)

winchesterva: Budgeting to Buy a House - 10/05/15 03:03 AM
No matter how good the credit rating, today's homebuyer no longer has the luxury of buying with little or zero down. Unless you are low-income with good credit, or a veteran, no-down loans are also a thing of the past.
Most lenders today want at least 20 percent of the loan amount as a down payment on a house. For a home priced between $168,300 and $287,500, a homebuyer would need to come up with between $33,660 and $57,500 just for a down payment. Then, there are closing costs to consider. These vary by state, but figure you'll pay over … (0 comments)

winchesterva: Buying a Home: Practical Considerations - 07/08/15 11:33 PM

Buying a home is an important decision that can make an enormous difference in your lifestyle. It is also the biggest financial transaction you may make. There are some specific things to consider about a home to buy.
Be realistic: There are no perfect homes. Decide what is important to you, and make sure you find a home that has the features you require. Be prepared to compromise on some of the items on your wish list. 
Decide on a price: Get pre-approved for a loan, not just prequalified. Consider not only the amount of the loan the lender will allow, but … (0 comments)

winchesterva: What to Look for When Buying an Older Home - 07/07/15 01:33 AM
Anyone who has visited San Francisco or Cape May, New Jersey knows how beautiful historic architecture can be. In San Francisco, they've even named their stately, restored Victorian homes "Painted Ladies."
But, are these older homes good buys? Considering that most of a home's components deteriorate with age, you may be not only buying a vintage home, but vintage problems as well.
Here's a quick look at some of the more common problems with older homes.
Foundation It would seem that an old house in #WinchesterVA has done all the settling it's going to do, right? Wrong, according to Page Engineering … (1 comments)

winchesterva: Common Pests and Your Home - 03/03/15 04:09 AM

The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home in #WinchesterVA or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your home. Pests range throughout the U.S., but the most common pests are those that have become almost commonplace in our lives. Here are some of the most common pests encountered by homeowners throughout the U.S., and what you can do to help prevent pests in your home.
Most common … (1 comments)

winchesterva: Housing Trends Winchester VA February 2016 - 02/25/15 11:57 PM

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home in #WinchesterVA, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.
Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends February 2016 Newsletter
The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, reports and other sources.
Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price … (0 comments)

winchesterva: What You Must Know About Insurance When Buying a Home - 01/08/15 10:54 PM
What You Must Know About Insurance When Buying a Home In #WinchesterVA
Purchasing a home involves getting to know a lot of financial terms and processes that most first-time homebuyers have never been exposed to. One of the most confusing is insurance. If you've never owned a home before, your familiarity with insurance most likely centers around auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance and, perhaps, renter's insurance.
Even then, your level of familiarity may be minimal, if you are like most Americans. In fact, a mere 14 percent of those who have health insurance understand even the most basic insurance jargon, … (2 comments)

winchesterva: Measuring the Value of a View When Selling Your Home - 11/10/14 10:05 PM
Homes With A View
Suppose you own a castle on the flats and your brother owns one high atop a hill that features amazing, unobstructed views. Aside from location, the two castles are identical. Which one has the higher resale value?
If you guessed that it's the hilltop castle, you are correct. When valuing two similar pieces of property, location is king and everything else is secondary.
While it's easy to say that the home in #WinchesterVA with the view is "worth more" than the home without one, there are no rules on how much value the amenity adds.
Agents and … (0 comments)

winchesterva: Foreclosures Have A Huge Impact On CMAs - 02/04/08 10:59 PM
When meeting with my potential sellers, I have to used comparable foreclosures or short sale listings when performing a comparative market analysis.
For one, like it or not, these homes are my sellers' competition. By showing these foreclosure properties, my sellers learn a very valuable lesson in pricing the property at market value and will most likely not overprice the properties.
Foreclosures have had a huge impact on the CMAS on homes for sale in Winchester VA and the Frederick county Virginia area in some neighborhoods, I always try to run one CMA with the foreclosures included and one without to review with my … (3 comments)

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