I hope that all of my Fairfax County, VA friends had a wonderful holiday season! After spending the holidays with family and friends, this is a time of the year to start thinking about changes to make in our lives, both personal and in business.
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.
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…
If you are in process of procuring a mortgage to purchase a Fairfax, Va home, or any home for sale in Northern Virginia, it’s important to understand the tax implications of “buying down” your interest rate with pre-paid points. Pre-paid interest, sometimes called “points”, can be tax deductible when a person pays them in connection […]
This has been a hard week for residents of Fairfax, Vienna, Reston and all owners of Northern Virginia real estate.
Many of us are recovering from the damage and/or inconvenience of Hurricane Sandy. I hope that you, your family and friends have weathered the storm safely and that you have the support and resources to get “back to normal”. That’s what we are trying to do here at the Roche household. For more local information from Fairfax County government on Hurricane Sandy recovery, visit the Fairfax County Emergency Information blog.
The question plaguing every Northern Virginia tenant who wants a home of their own is whether it is more beneficial to continue renting, or to purchase a home of their own. The Fairfax, Virginia real estate prices look great, and the interest rates are still attractive. But what factors should you consider before taking the plunge?