Tag Archives: Northern Virginia Homes for sale

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 […]


Preparing your home to sell quickly

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.




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.



Water Damage – Is it Covered by Insurance?

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.


Rent vs. Buy – Which is best for you?

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?



New Home Preparations – Don’t Forget Your ISP

For most Northern Virginia homeowners, Internet access in the home is as necessary as electricity and water. We work, play, learn, communicate and recreate using the Internet. While the Internet is a great resource to locate information about food, travel and a number of other things, it isn’t necessarily the best place to find a local internet service provider for your home in Northern Virginia.