arlington: 7 tips to prevent hardwood floors from scratching - 05/12/14 12:13 AM

Seven tips to prevent hardwood floors from scratching, is an interesting article that can help those living with hardwood floors prevent causing damage to them. For more specific details about avoiding scratching hardwood floors, continue reading below.
Here are 7 tips to prevent scratches in your hardwood flooring. 
First, let me start by warning that ALL hardwood dents and scratches.  Anyone that tells you the hardwood flooring won't scratch, isn't telling the truth. It's just a matter of time. Yes, some woods are harder than others and yes, some have a bit more scratch protection than others, and some woods show … (1 comments)

arlington: 4 Buyer Tips On Winning the Listing - 05/09/14 01:03 AM

Four buyer tips on winning the listing, is an interesting article that can help clients in the process of purchasing a home. For more specific information on winning the listing, continue reading below.
When it comes to bidding on a home when there is low inventory and a
 lot of buyers it's important to have a system in place or a strategy to win the home you desire. It's not rocket science but you should have a plan. As you might have seen in your search for a home that they go pending quickly, usually less than 7 days on homes, especially homes that … (3 comments)

arlington: How Do Americans Feel About Buying and Selling a Home? - 05/09/14 01:00 AM

How do Americans feel about buying and selling a home, is an interesting question that Silvia Dukes answers with her research about transitions of home ownership. For more specific details about buying a selling a home, continue reading below.
How Do Americans Feel About Buying and Selling a Home?
 
Fannie Mae just released the results of its monthly national housing survey for April 2013 in a consumer news release.  
 
The responses of the survey reveal an overall positive consumer attitude toward real estate and seem to point toward an increasing optimism among consumers and especially those who may … (2 comments)

arlington: How to Submit a Competitive Offer - 05/08/14 03:37 AM

How to submit a competitive offer, is an interesting article relevant to Real Estate industries through out the world. For more specific information on how to submit a competitive offer, continue reading below.
How to Submit a Competitive Offer
With inventories of available homes sliding ever downward, real estate markets across the country are becoming more competitive. It seems like only yesterday that buyers were in the driver's seat, able to take their time with the purchase process. Today, it's a whole different story.
Nationwide, the inventory of available homes has shrunk to its lowest level in 13 years. At the … (3 comments)

arlington: Things To Ask A Home Inspector Before You Hire Them - 05/08/14 03:35 AM

Things to ask a home inspector before you hire them, is an interesting article that can help people through the home inspection process. For more specific details about what to ask a home inspector before you hire them, continue reading below.
Do you have insurance and are you bonded?  Believe it or not there are a lot of home inspectors out there that don’t have insurance.  This is significant because if something should happen to the inspector during the home inspection like falling off the roof or getting injured in the crawl space, you could be held liable.  If the inspector … (2 comments)

arlington: What Makes Aurora Highlands a Desirable Neighborhood? - 05/06/14 12:25 AM
Atmosphere  
This is a very luxurious neighborhood with mature trees and sidewalk lined roads that are great for walking your dog along. Speaking of walking, according to walkscore.com these neighborhoods are the 4th most walkable in all of Arlington, with a high ranking walk score of 85. Being so close to the surrounding metropolis makes this neighborhood have a nice balance between privacy and convenience. Enjoying all that Arlington has to offer (e.g. parks, bike trails, shopping, dining, nightlife, etc.) can be an adventure in itself.
 
Location  
A nice aspect of living in Aurora Highlands, is the close … (4 comments)

arlington: Should Your Real Estate Agent Help You Buy a House? - 05/06/14 12:06 AM

Should your Real Estate agent help you buy a house, is an interesting article that some clients might want to read. For more specific information about buying a house with the help of a Realtor, continue reading below.
Two questions for you, why is it okay for everyone else to get paid, but not the real estate agent?  Why do some clients feel it's okay to ask for a percentage of our income?  Essentially they are asking us to help them buy a house...but why?
Can You Give Me a Discount? This has got to be one of the few professions … (1 comments)

arlington: Starting Off a Realtor/Client Relationship - 05/06/14 12:04 AM

Starting off a Realtor / client relationship, is an interesting article that potential customers and Real Estate professionals might find insightful. For more specific information about starting a Realtor / client relationship, continue reading below.
When we work with a buyer or seller to help them get their family moved to or from a home, it can become what's probably the most intimate relationship they'll ever have that doesn't involve sex. 
Between the first meeting and the final exchange of signatures and money at the settlement table, we learn all about them - and a lot of it is their personal … (2 comments)

arlington: How To Go Green: 5 Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs - 05/06/14 12:02 AM

How to go green: five ways to cut your energy costs, is an interesting article that some home owners might find useful. For more specific information about how to go green, continue reading below.
Go Green: 5 Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs
Implementing energy-saving measures in your home will reduce your utility usage and costs. Every bit you save has a far wider impact, however.  You'll also lessen your consumption of the Earth's natural resources and eliminate a portion of the air, water and soil pollution that occurs in the process. Start with five methods to cut your energy costs … (0 comments)

arlington: My Visit to the Army Navy Country Club - 05/05/14 12:29 AM
Yesterday, my brother and I attended an Objective Rally Point event with the Alexandria Veteran Business Enterprise Center at the Army Navy Country Club.
 
We arrived 10 minutes early. Upon entrance there was a very timeless and grand staircase that separated the floors, while simultaneously showcasing the interior of the different levels. Next, after climbing the stairs, hanging up our coats, and being given our name tags from the receptionist, we entered the main banquet room.
 
In the main banquet room we networked over coffee. After that, breakfast was served and I found a place in line, and filled … (1 comments)

arlington: First Time Homebuyer Seminars ..... Choosing A Realtor - 05/04/14 11:56 PM

First time home buyer seminars ... choosing a Realtor, is an interesting article that can help clients know what to look for in a Real Estate agent. For more specific information on choosing a Realtor, continue reading below.
First Time Homebuyer Seminars ..... Choosing A Realtor.  This part of the Seminar I have to give credit to an ActiveRain Member, and Realtor I worked with on several Loans, Valerie Osterhoudt.  Even though I do the First Time Homebuyer Seminars on my own, from time to time I do invite a Reator/Agent I partner with, or a new Real Estate Agent to … (0 comments)

arlington: He Tells Me I Don’t Want You Wasting My Time And Then I Say - 05/04/14 11:54 PM

He tells me I don't want you wasting my time and then I say, is an interesting article that shines a light on the everyday duties of a Realtor. For more specific information about daily real estate inquiries, continue reading below.
He Tells Me I Don’t Want You Wasting My Time And Then I Say
 
I was finishing dinner and taking plates to the kitchen sink when the phone rings…
 
I’m sitting in front of one of your signs -- is this a condo or what?
 
Ahh, what a nice way to start the conversation, I say to … (0 comments)

arlington: Expected costs of buying a home - 05/01/14 11:56 PM

Expected costs of buying a home, is an important question to research before making the commitment to become a home owner. For more specific details about costs associated with buying a home, continue reading below.
 
 
Over the last week I have had several questions put to me about the costs a buyer should expect when buying a home in Utah.
First, commissions.  In a typical home purchase the person selling a home will pay a commission to their agent (the listing agent).  This is normally around 6%.  The listing agent then offers a portion of that commission, usually 3% to … (4 comments)

arlington: Are All Buyer's Agents Alike? - 05/01/14 11:52 PM

Are all buyer's agents alike, is an interesting question that potential home owners might want to consider before starting the home buying process. For more specific information about buyer's agents, continue reading below.
"Does it really matter what agent I use to look for a home to buy.  I mean, they all have access to the MLS, and all they really do is meet me at homes, right?"
I actually heard a buyer say this and was shocked.  Are all agents alike?  Not even close.
As one of the top selling teams in Utah we are always getting calls on homes … (0 comments)

arlington: What Americans Want From A Home - 05/01/14 11:50 PM

What Americans want from a home, is an interesting article that shows some common ground between American home owners. For more specific details about what Americans want from a home, continue reading below.
Ikea did a survey of 4,000 Americans between the ages of 25-54 who earned at least $35,000 a year. Houselogic.com shared these interesting points from the study:

"The Swedish retailer’s first annual “US Life at Home Report” uncovered that, above all else, 95% of Americans consider comfort a top home feature. We’re not talking about cushy furniture or other features that makes life at home physically more … (0 comments)

arlington: The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there. - 05/01/14 12:46 AM

The soul of a home - you can not see it, but it is there, is an interesting article that can provide some tips for those shopping for a specific home. For more information about the sould of a home, continue reading below.
The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there.
You can sense it, or the lack of it, in homes. It’s a feeling, often a physical or emotional connection one seems to get in a certain house. I remember when we sold one of our own homes 7 years ago, the other Realtor told me the buyer … (5 comments)

arlington: Thinking About Selling Your Home? - 05/01/14 12:42 AM

Thinking about selling your home, is an interesting article that potential sellers prepare for the market. For more specific information about thinking about selling your home, continue reading below.
 
Often I talk to people who are asking if I think now is a good time to sell their home.  That is a good question with which I respond with the following questions:
What’s the reason for wanting to sell?  Size, neighborhood, changing jobs-need better location? Do you know what your home is worth and how much equity (if any) you have currently? Are you ready for the work needed to … (0 comments)

arlington: Buying & Selling at the Same Time? - 05/01/14 12:40 AM

Buying and selling at the same time, is an interesting article that can help those in the transition process. For more specific details about buying and selling at the same time, continue reading below.
How to Sell Your Home and Buy Another at the Same Time  Being a move-up buyer can be tough in today’s market. Although deals are closing rapidly, there’s no guarantee that your new dream home will close at the same time as your old dream home. Selling and buying at the same time is a delicate dance, but it is doable. There are a few ways to … (1 comments)

arlington: Facts About Wakefield High School - 04/30/14 12:19 AM
 
Facts about Wakefield High School
 
President of the United States Barrack Obama visited in 2009 & 2011 Serves grades 9-12 Is in Arlington County‘s Public School System Is located at 4901 South Chesterfield Rd Arlington, VA 22206 Phone number is (703) 228-670 Wakefield’s initiatives have earned international, national, state and local recognition Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in Arlington.
Has an Advanced Placement Network 92 percent of WHS graduates move on to attend college WHS has coursework in French, Latin, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic The music department was the Grand Champion of the … (4 comments)

arlington: Dreaming of Owning a Home? Potential Move-Up Homebuyer? Don't Be Afraid! - 04/30/14 12:17 AM

Dreaming of owning a home? Potential move up home buyer? Don't be afraid - is a useful article for those considering becoming a home owner. For more specific information and statistics about home ownership, continue reading below.
 
 Dreaming of Owning a Home? Potential Move-Up Homebuyer? 
 Don't Be Afraid!
       Two articles I read just this morning addressed the issue of potential home buyers' fears of rejection as they pertain to mortgage financing.  Each article, also spoke about the many misconceptions the public has that contribute to their fears.
     The statistics quoted in these articles (per a … (2 comments)

 
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