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 […]
First impressions of a home go a long way in determining how quickly your home will sell. Your major role as a seller will be to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers – you need to be viewing your home through the eyes of potential buyers. With some time, effort and limited financial investment, you can grab the competitive edge you need to sell your home at the price you want.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans can be confusing because the FHA does not make loans. It insures the loans made by lenders it has approved. So, if a lender defaults, the FHA covers the losses – not the lender.
One of the great benefits of an FHA insured loan is that it only requires a 3.5% down payment, making homeownership much more feasible for those potential buyers purchasing Fairfax VA Real Estate, who do not have the traditional 10%-20% down that conventional mortgages require.
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Selecting the right color paint for your walls Do you own Fairfax VA Real Estate? Does your home need a facelift? Painting is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to add new life to the rooms in your home. It sounds easy – go to the paint store, pick out a sample […]
The term Fiscal Cliff has become a commonly used term, but most of us don’t know what it means and how it applies to Real Estate. Simply, it refers to sweeping tax cuts enacted a decade ago that were set to expire at year’s end. For real estate, it had the potential to derail the recovery that’s been slowly taking hold. Foreclosures would rise and home values would drop.
The uncertainty of what would happen if the Fiscal Cliff bill did not pass, had potential home buyers and sellers holding back on making a transaction
But, the recent legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President, makes Northern Virginia Real Estate a good investment.
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.
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…