Category Archives: Fairfax & Northern VA Homebuyer Savings Strategies

Will it Hurt if I Wait to Buy?

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” – Maimonides Whether you agree with the quote above or not, by delaying your decision to buy in today’s market it will cost you more. Indecision has lost more money than any bad decision every did. As I have reported to you […]


"Please take our offer…"

Homeowners with homes for sale in Northern Virginia have found that the housing climate has changed very quickly. Buyers, who still think it’s a buyer’s market have been surprised to find listing prices rising and they are missing their opportunity to buy the home they really want.


Save Money on Your Taxes by Bunching

Having low mortgage interest rates can be a drawback if the total interest and property taxes paid are below the amount paid for a standard deduction.  If you plan a little you may be able to improve your situation at least every other year. Anyone that keeps tabs on their taxes knows that you can […]


Smart Buyer Tips – Northern Virginia Real Estate 2013

If you have been shopping for Fairfax, Va real estate recently, you may notice prices are rising again, and competition for homes has started heating up. A “sellers market” may be where you find yourself as a buyer if you are looking at homes for sale in Northern Virginia.
As the market shifts from a buyer’s market, it’s good to know how to improve your chances to have the seller accept your offer. The secret to finding the best home at the best price is knowing how to present your offer in this changing market.


Home Warranties – Avoid the Unexpected in Northern Virginia

Do you know the pros and cons of having a home warranty? It’s common for sellers to offer home warranties on their properties, and buyers might find it an incentive. But a growing number of owners of Fairfax, VA real estate and Vienna, VA real estate are purchasing home warranties without even being in a real estate transaction. Some have seen that the home warranty service agreement can limit the unexpected expenses of repairs and replacements of the home you intend to live in for awhile.


Have Your Tenants Send Your Kids to College

There are many owners of Fairfax, Va real estate who are concerned right now about how to afford one of the larger price tags of parenthood: funding your child’s college education. As homeowners, we have a lot of things to save for and invest in, but not always enough discretionary income after the family essentials have been met. In almost any economy, wise real estate investors have an interesting option…