Tag Archives: Fairfax County

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Thoughts and choices   If you are trying to decide to take standard tax deduction or itemize when filing your income tax return, you need to look at what gives you the highest return.   Most people that make over $75,000 a year itemize their deductions, but with lower interest rates is this wise?   For […]


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.




Tax Tips for Fairfax VA Home Owners

One of the greatest perks about owning your own home versus renting is all of the tax deductions.  In fact, owners who itemize their taxes can deduct 100 percent of their mortgage interest and property taxes from their income tax returns. That means that if you’re in a 28% tax bracket, Uncle Sam effectively subsidizes […]