arlington: Are you a Smart Home Seller or a Wanna be Smart Home seller? - 04/30/14 12:14 AM

Are you a smart home seller or a wanna be smart home seller, is an interesting article that has useful tips for preparing to sell your home. For more specific information about selling your home, continue reading below.
Are you a Smart Home Seller or a Wanna be Smart Home seller?

A month or so ago clients were referred to me by a long time friend/associate. Every client that this friend/business associate has referred to me has been a wonderful experience and clients so I wasn't surprised to find this couple on the top step of the ladder!  Very Smart Home … (1 comments)

arlington: 4 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance Your Home - 04/30/14 12:12 AM

Four questions to ask before you refinance your home, is an interesting article that current home owners might find useful. For more specific information about refinancing your home, continue reading below.
There are many reasons why homeowners opt to refinance, from obtaining a lower interest rate, to shortening the term of the loan, to switching mortgage loan types, to tapping into home equity.
Here are 4 essential questions that you should ask before signing on the dotted line.
1. How Much Equity Do I Have In My Home?
Equity is the difference between what your home is currently worth and what you … (1 comments)

arlington: Reasons You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent - 04/29/14 01:00 AM

Reasons  you should hire a real estate agent, is an interesting article that gives several reasons why it is a good idea to work with a Real Estate Agent. For more specific information, continue reading below.
Reasons You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent  
Have you been thinking of selling or buying a home in Morrow County? There are a lot of factors to consider when buying or selling a home.  Some people consider doing it all alone without choosing the right real estate professional for help.  Here are some reasons you should hire a real estate agent:   Education and Experience You don't … (2 comments)

arlington: Buying a Home This Spring? Simple Steps to Reduce Your Mortgage Costs - 04/29/14 12:58 AM

Buying a home this spring? Simple steps to reduce your mortgage costs, is an interesting article that can help potential buyers. For more specific information about buying a home this Spring, continue reading below.
Mortgage rates may rise or fall this spring (lately they seem to be falling!)—but that needn’t prevent you from saving even more money when it’s time to structure your own mortgage. The under publicized fact is that mortgage rates are only one of the factors that affect how much you wind up paying. No matter what happens to mortgage rates in 2014, here are some keys to … (0 comments)

arlington: be well prepared to get that home - 04/29/14 12:56 AM

Be prepared to get that home, is an interesting article that can help potential buyers get the home they are interested in. For more specific information about getting your home, continue reading below.
Savvy Shopping-8 Things to Know When Buying a Home  
Spring is here, and along with the buds and flowers comes a new crop of home buyers-Are you one of them? If so, you want to be well prepared to get that home you have always wanted.
 
Mortgage Matters "Pre-qualified" sure sounds good, but in fact, it doesn't ensure that homeowners or realtors will consider your offer. … (0 comments)

arlington: How To Stage Your Home To Sell - 04/28/14 12:52 AM

How to stage your home to sell, is an useful article for clients with properties on the market. For more specific information about staging your home to sell, continue reading below.

Getting ready to sell your home can be stressful. Follow some of these tips to make it easier on you, and get your home sold quickly!
De-clutter: Getting rid of all the clutter in your house allows others to picture living there too! While we all love our knick-knacks and stacks of cozy blankets, it takes away from what your home can truly offer. Keep it Smelling Fresh: A fresh smelling home is … (2 comments)

arlington: 10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - 04/28/14 12:50 AM

Ten ways to spruce up your home is an interesting article that home owners might find useful. For the complete list of ten ways to spruce up your home, continue reading below.

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - Sprucing up your home can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. Whether you want to spruce up your home for the summer season or you just want to change things around a bit, here are 10 helpful tips for you!
1. Let’s start with the entrance to your home: the front door. Throw a … (1 comments)

arlington: Investing in Real Estate 101 - 04/28/14 12:48 AM

Investing in Real Estate 101, is an interesting article that potential investors might find useful. For more specific details about investing in real estate, continue reading below.
No matter how long you have been investing in Real Estate, it’s important to always follow a procedure.  Of course the most important step is to get started, don’t get stuck in the planning phase!
 
1. Get With the Plan
 
Figure out what your short and long term real estate goals are then create a profitable plan. Determine what steps you need to take to get started. Some of the steps include; setting … (1 comments)

arlington: First Time Home Buyers: To Put Things In Perspective - 04/28/14 12:46 AM

First time home buyers: to put things in perspective, is an interesting article that potential home buyers might find relevant. For more specific information about first time home buyers, continue reading below.
First Time Home Buyers: To Put Things In Perspective… There will never again in our lifetime ever be a better time for first time home buyers to tell the landlord to “Shove off!”  Mortgage rates are at the lowest levels of our lifetimes.  Home values are beginning to increase after a few years of stagnation and mortgage rates will not stay this low for much longer.  These factors ad up to … (0 comments)

arlington: Photo Album of Spring, Marymount University, Stuart Nesbitt, etc. - 04/25/14 01:23 AM
Father and son walk back from a meal in Old Town, Alexandria Stuart Nesbitt gets a photo before attending an event at the Army Navy Country Club It’s time to learn at Marymount University The Mount Vernon Trail has splendid views from Arlington of the Potomac River and the DC skyline Outside the Fairlington neighborhood General William “Wild Bill” Weise, USMC (Ret.). gives a speech about his experience during the Vietnam War The campus at Marymount University Mount Vernon RECenter has ice skate rentals Marymount University is in Arlington Aubrey Nesbitt volunteers at the Mount Vernon RECenterSee all Fairlington. Nesbitt Realty … (8 comments)

arlington: What is Your Seller Looking For in an Offer? - 04/25/14 01:16 AM

What is your seller looking for in an offer, is an interesting article that can add some perspective to the home buying process. For more specific information about what a seller is looking for in an offer, continue reading below.
As the Spring real estate market begins to heat up we are seeing more and more multiple offers.  As you are reviewing offers, do you know what your seller is looking for in an offer?

It's All About the Money When you think about what the seller is looking for, the first thing that comes to mind is price.  Most … (3 comments)

arlington: FHA : What Are Points? - 04/25/14 01:14 AM

FHA: what are points, is an interesting article that can help people understand points, in reference to FHA. For more specific details about FHA points, continue reading below.
The terms point (or points) is industry terminology for "percentage".
One point refers to one percent of the loan amount, two points is two percent of the loan amount, three points is three percent, and so on. One point for a $100,000 loan is $1,000. 1% of $100,000 is also $1,000. 1 point equals 1%.
Lets look at the two different types of points that can be charged to an FHA mortgage borrower.
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arlington: 10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters - 04/24/14 12:28 AM

Ten reasons why homeowners have an edge on renters, is an interesting article for those contemplating home ownership. For more specific information about home ownership vs. renting, continue reading below.
Homebuying has earned a bad rap in recent years: The subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing economic meltdown left many homeowners underwater, unable to pay their mortgage and even facing foreclosure. Homeownership rates fell throughout the recession and got down to about 65 percent, compared with almost 70 percent before the recession, according to the Census Bureau. While record low interest rates helped entice homebuyers, the bureau reports that the homeownership rate remains … (2 comments)

arlington: Showing Your House to Home Buyers - 04/24/14 12:23 AM

Showing your house to home buyers, is an interesting article for clients interesting in initiating the home selling process. For specific information about showing your house to home buyers, continue reading below.
Showing Your House to Home Buyers
This is it. The icing to your cake. The moment you’ve been waiting for ever since you decide to sell your home. The price is right, the marketing is going well, and you watch with enthusiasm as the response started coming: the home buyers are coming! It’s now time to take your marketing to the next level: house showings. How are you preparing for … (1 comments)

arlington: 5 Landlord Mistakes- If You Make The First One –You Will Make The Rest. - 04/24/14 12:21 AM

Five landlord mistakes, if you make the first one, you will make the rest, is an interesting article that potential landlords might want to consider reading. For more specific information about landlord mistakes, continue reading below.
There is a long list of mistakes landlords make – but there is also a short list – critical ones that if avoided from the get go improve success!
Here are the top 5 mistakes I think landlords make:
Buying “wrong”.  This includes many things – just simply buying the wrong kind of property to rent, buying in the wrong area, buying with no capital- … (2 comments)

arlington: Listings at Carlin Springs Elementary School District - 04/23/14 12:32 AM
Carlin Springs Elementary School, located in Arlington, Virginia, serves grades PK-5 in the Arlington County Public Schools district.
Carlin Springs Elementary School
5995 South 5th Road
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-6645
See all Carlin Springs Elementary School District.
Looking for detailed information on Arlington school test scores? How about information from local parents about Arlington VA schools?
Contact us if you need help identifying preferred school districts. Use our site to search by school district or just see what's available here:
Arlington County School Rankings Arlington Elementary Schools Arlington Middle Schools Arlington High Schools

Nesbitt Realty can … (6 comments)

arlington: 20 Tips to Win a Bidding War - 04/23/14 12:27 AM

Twenty tips to win a bidding war, is an interesting article that potential home buyers might find useful during the negotiations process. For more specific information about how to win a bidding war, continue reading below.
It's getting brutal right now in the DFW market.   Lots of cash offers and lots of homes getting multiple offers.

Here are my bull whacking tips for winning what is quickly becoming all out war for home buyers or in Texas terms a Steer Wrestling Contest.
Bidding Tips
Bid quickly.  1st day on the market is best.  Know what you are willing to offer … (2 comments)

arlington: Creative Way To Come Up With A Down Payment… - 04/23/14 12:25 AM

Creative way to come up with a down payment, is an interesting article with a useful tip for those interesting in purchasing a home. For more specific information about coming up with a down payment, continue reading below.
I get this question sometimes: “Can I sell a car to come up with a down payment?”
The answer is “yes”. …It’s possible to sell a personal asset (car, boat, jewelry, baseball card collection, etc.) to raise the money for your down payment.
Here is what you would need to provide the mortgage company if you decide to sell a personal asset…
1) … (1 comments)

arlington: How to Pack Your House Like a Pro - 04/23/14 12:24 AM

How to pack your house like a pro, is an interesting article that potential movers might find relevant. For more specific information on how to pack, continue reading below.
The key to a smooth moving process is organization. Here are some tips on the best way to pack when moving out of your home.
Packing Materials The first step to pack like a pro is getting all your packing supplies together.
Depending on the number of rooms you have, make sure you have plenty of sturdy boxes that close. You should also have enough packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing tape, markers, … (0 comments)

arlington: Aurora Hills Branch Library is in Crystal City - 04/22/14 12:36 AM
House at Aurora Hills is in Arlington 22202
Crystal City is served by the Aurora Hills Branch Library. Aurora Hills Library is in a spacious, contemporary building. The collection is broad and diverse but highlights contemporary, popular fiction and nonfiction titles. Periodicals and books-on-tape are also available for borrowing. Inquire at the library to learn more about the book discussion groups that meet here monthly, or to learn more about the pre-schooler program.
Filed Under: Aurora Highlands, Libraries, Southampton Tagged With: 22202 … (5 comments)

 
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