Category Archives: Real Estate Tips


Where Did the Assumptions Go?

Where Did the Assumptions Go?

For the last 30 years, mortgage rates have been on a steady decline and mortgage assumptions have not been practical. Even if a seller today has a rate lower than the current rate, the new buyer has to qualify to assume the loan. Unfortunately, with conventional loans, the lender can increase the rate to the […]


Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Five percent of all homebuyers choose not to work with an agent. They conduct their own home search, contact the sellers, negotiate their contract, locate their financing and arranged inspections. All these services are provided by a RealtorĀ®. If you had to think about what motivated them to do all this work, it would have […]


Are you an empty nester?

Current statistics put about 12.5 percent of the population over the age of 65. With a good amount of these “empty nesters” they might not need all the space of a larger home. Making a case for downsizing to a smaller home. With downsizing, you are saving money and maybe clearing out life’s unnecessary clutter. […]


Is that Point Deductible?

When buying a home you may be given the opportunity to prepay some interest in the form of “points.” This allows the buyer to bring down their mortgage interest rate by making upfront payments. Points can also be paid for building a home or for improving your principal residence. However, points paid when you refinance […]


Fabulous Homes for Sale in Alexandria

Homes for Sale in Alexandria

Are you planning on buying one of the fabulous homes for sale in Alexandria? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve got the perfect listing for you. This amazing 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home is a wonder to behold! This beautiful three level Colonial is located just minutes away from Fort Belvoir, shopping, Mt. Vernon, and […]


Stunning Homes for Sale in Chantilly

Homes for Sale in Chantilly

If you’re planning on buying one of the stunning homes for sale in Chantilly, you’ve already made a wonderful choice. Chantilly is a great place to live! Located close to the airport and just over 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Chantilly is in a great location. If you’ve got your heart set on buying […]


Homes for Sale in Centreville: Featured Listing

Homes for Sale in Centreville

If you’re browsing through the gorgeous homes for sale in Centreville, you’re in for a treat. With a rich history, wonderful schools, and quick access to wonderful shopping and Washington, D.C., Centreville is a great place to live! If you’ve got your heart set on buying one of the amazing homes for sale in Centreville, […]


Buying a Home in Burke During the Winter

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home in Burke, you’ve chosen well! Burke is a wonderful place to live. Offering tons of opportunities for outdoor recreation and top-notch education for the kids, Burke has received national attention as one of the best small cities to call home. You can’t go wrong with buying a […]