tips: Springtime home maintenance tips - 03/07/17 09:03 AM
Springtime home maintenance tips is a published blog in Active Rain that is pertinent to Real Estate. To see the entire blog, scroll down.
Tim L. Ramey
LaBelle Real Estate Group
Tim@TimLRamey.com
612 701 5335
www.TimLRamey.com
 
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tips: 10 Tips for Successful Real Estate Property Investment - 02/24/17 06:16 AM
Just because real estate prices seem to have hit a temporary ceiling in many countries around the world, that doesn’t mean that profits from property investments are hard to come by.
Even during a real estate market slowdown, stagnation or depression profits can be made locally and overseas. This article shows you the top ten tips that real estate investors apply to their property portfolio building strategy to ensure success from their investments.
1) Research the curve – the concept of a property market cycle existing is not myth it’s a fact and is generally accepted to be based on a price-income relationship. … (6 comments)

tips: 7 Tips For Finding the Best Realtor in Alexandria - 02/22/17 08:41 AM
Finding the right Realtor for you can be difficult, but here are a few tips to help you through the process.
Statistics in Northern Virginia real estate show that the average family is ready to move to a new home almost every 5 years. When it’s time to move, it’s time to find the best real estate brokerage to help you to sell your most valuable asset and move to the next step of finding your next “dream home.” Here are a few thoughts to consider:
Find an agent with a marketing plan that is designed to incorporate all the resources, tools, … (3 comments)

tips: Del Ray Home Buying Tips - 02/16/17 07:43 AM
Welcome to the Del Ray home buying market in Alexandria VA! This is an exciting time to be purchasing a home, with an array of new homes coming onto the market these is some excellent value to be found. All it takes is a little time and effort in looking and you can find your dream home for a dream price. But you should always be a smart buyer. There are those out there that will take advantage of someone who is eager to buy so, if you do your homework; the deals will follow.
If you’re looking to buy in Del … (1 comments)

tips: 5 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Value When You Sell - 02/15/17 12:50 PM
1) First, do your homework. Find out the local market conditions for your neighborhood. Depending on your area, there may be better/worse times to sell. Once you’ve decided to sell, there are three different levels of service that you may want to consider:
• Sell the home yourself (FSBO)
• List your with a Discount / Flat fee broker
• Utilize a full service real estate agent/brokerage
If you are inclined to sell the home yourself, note that you will bear the responsibility for marketing your property, along with full legal disclosures, inspections, appraisals and the like. You should be very comfortable with real estate … (0 comments)

tips: Tips For Selling Your Home in Springfield - 02/07/17 10:42 AM
Unlike other things that you may own, you can never take selling your home lightly. A house is a big commodity, one that is worth a lot of money. Before you even think about selling your home, you should put a lot of thought and consideration into it. Although you may want to sell your Springfield home – you should make sure that you do it the right way.
The first thing you should do when you are thinking of selling your Springfield home is to hire yourself a qualified real estate agent who knows the Springfield VA. An agent who knows Springfield will known … (3 comments)

tips: 9 Tips for Buying a Home Without Breaking the Budget - 01/19/17 08:03 AM
If you want to buy a home, but aren’t sure if your budget can handle soaring real estate prices, we’ve got good news. There are things you can do to stretch your buying power. With the help of your real estate agent – and these 10 tips – you can become a savvy home buyer without breaking your budget. We’ll also tell you how to save thousands on your purchase!
1. Get pre-approved for your home loan. This means, fill out a loan application and go through the process of securing financing. That way, when you’re ready to seriously evaluate real estate, you’ll … (6 comments)

tips: 8 Tips to Guide Your Home Search in Northern Virginia - 11/09/15 03:19 AM
1. Get your finances in order.Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then, talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage. This will save you the heartache later of falling in love with a house you can’t afford.
2. Research before you look.Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing. Is walkability important to you? How about proximity to the Metro? Perhaps you want your new home to … (2 comments)

tips: Real Estate tips for picking the right neighborhood - 11/05/15 03:35 AM
When considering a potential new residence it’s important to think about the neighborhood and surrounding amenities that are close by. Make a list of all of the amenities or services that are nearby or close to the neighborhood and track how long it takes as well as what routes you might use to get to each. You can also check the Walk Score of a neighborhood for a short-hand look at convenience.
Next, decide what the best characteristics of the neighborhoods are and determine what you like about them. Making a list of each neighborhood you are considering can be particularly helpful … (2 comments)

tips: Want to Know Why to Hire Nesbitt Realty as Your Property Manager? - 09/21/15 01:45 AM
RelocationAre you leaving the area, but not quite ready to part with your Clarendon townhome? Are you active duty military, with upcoming orders for assignment in Germany? Regardless of your circumstances, property management is a great way of safely and effectively renting out your property. You could use your rental property income to put towards the mortgage, if you haven’t paid it off yet.
Separation between ClientsTenants and landlords each have their own wishes that they each want met (e.g. timely rent payments, proper repairs / maintenance, thorough unit inspections, etc.) Having a property manager can make this process a walk in … (0 comments)

tips: Want to know simple tips for selling your home? - 09/21/15 01:32 AM
It’s hard to tell exactly what will sell your home. But it’s fairly easy to spot things that will prevent your house or condo in Northern Virginia from selling. Whenever possible, follow these tips for the maximum impact.
1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.
2. Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.
3. Keep … (0 comments)

tips: Five Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes - 09/21/15 01:22 AM
1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.
2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.
3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.
4. Start saving.Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down payment. … (1 comments)

tips: Tips for Metro Commuting - 02/10/15 05:07 AM
For your Metro ride to become pleasurable, avoid the busiest times. As much as possible, take the train during off-peak hours. Doing so will save you time, money and most of all patience.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the most jam-packed days while the most congested periods start from 7:45 to 8:45 in the morning and 4:45 to 5:45 in the afternoon. You can save time if you have a round-trip farecard, a valid pass or SmarTrip card at hand. Check how many cars are in the arriving train through electronic message signs. Though it is almost always crowded in the … (8 comments)

tips: Old Town Gallery - 02/03/15 05:31 AM
Old Town is home to restaurants, nightlife, jobs, entertainment, arts and crafts, etc. Even on a winter day in the end of January it can be pleasant to people watch and see what is going on during an afternoon lunch break. Historically, Old Town is a diverse and unique city that is close to Del Ray, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Arlington. Old Town has a waterfront that is the Potomac River.

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tips: Tips for Real Estate photography - 10/29/14 11:36 PM
Exterior of House
 
Move cars away from front and / or rear of house and close garage doors. Move trash cans and recycling bins inside or away from house. Remove newspapers from driveway and sweep leaves. Open deck furniture umbrellas, remove grill covers and put any deck cushions on furniture. Hide toys and sporting equipment in garage or storage containers.  
Interior of House
 
Turn on all interior lights and open all blinds. Make sure any burned out light bulbs have been replaced. Clean vertical surfaces that reflect light such as mirrors, refrigerators, windows, television screens, etc. Hide all … (8 comments)

tips: From the Broker: Q&A on Earnest Money - 07/10/14 05:55 AM
I recently received this question by email:
 
Is a E M D asked for when the other party doesn ‘t believe the buyer is serious? Also if I refuse to put down a earnest money deposit do I risk ending negotiations for the property?
 
 
A buyer should always ask his or her own agent questions like this. If you don’t trust your agent to give you the right answer you probably have the wrong agent.  When you question your agent’s judgement you can always ask for an explanation from the agent’s broker. That said, what follows is not … (0 comments)

tips: Questions about Earnest Money - 06/23/14 07:39 AM
I recently received this question by email: Is a E M D asked for when the other party doesn ‘t believe the buyer is serious? Also if I refuse to put down a earnest money deposit do I risk ending negotiations for the property?
  A buyer should always ask his or her own agent questions like this. If you don’t trust your agent to give you the right answer you probably have the wrong agent.  When you question your agent’s judgement you can always ask for an explanation from the agent’s broker. That said, what follows is not a specific … (4 comments)

tips: Quick Home Sale: Tips from a Realtor - 06/18/14 02:24 AM
Julie Nesbitt of Nesbitt Realty recommends the following preparation tips for those who are selling their homes:
 
 
Create a neutral environment by boxing up personal items such as knick-knacks, family mementos, and books. Make the rooms seem more spacious by removing excess furniture. Thoroughly clean carpets, windows, closets, and ovens. Assess needed household repairs and make them. Clear debris from sidewalks, decks, and driveways. Get a qualified HVAC specialist to certify that the furnace and air conditioner is in good condition. Replace dated kitchen and bathroom hardware and fixtures. Remove heavy curtains that block light. Repaint rooms that look … (9 comments)

tips: Home Buying Advice: Why buy houses that are not selling? - 06/17/14 06:07 AM

Home buying advice, why buy houses that are not selling, is an interesting article that is relevant to home buyers. For more specific information on buying a house, continue reading below.
Any house that has been in the market for several months reflects a bad impression over potential buyers. The first and most common reflection is about some hidden deficiencies in the house because of which it has been rejected until now. However, you might end up with the best deal possible with that house and we are going to discuss the most important reasons to buy that house.

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tips: It's the People that Make a House a Home - 06/12/14 04:03 AM

It's the people that make a house a home, is an interesting article that potential shoppers might find as an adequate beginning to start considering owning. For the complete details on people and home ownership, continue reading below.
When you buy a property, you are buying a house, a building made from bricks or blocks, wood and nails. It is the people that move into the house that make it a home; their home.
We grow together and raise a family in our home. Often we get married and have our first child in our home. We watch that baby take their first … (1 comments)

 
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