Some Advice on How to Keep Your Settlement Sweet

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’re aware that our historically low interest rates continue to remain at the lowest on record dating back to 1971. With mortgage rates like this, it’s a great time to get into the market whether you are a first-time homebuyer or want to sell and buy into … [Read more...]

The Highs and Lows of Appraisals

Thinking of selling your home?  If you’ve been waiting on the sidelines for better market conditions, wait no more!  Now is the time to reap the benefit of a low inventory, rising home prices, and motivated buyers.    Our present market offers all of these advantages, but … [Read more...]

Improvements to Your Existing Home: Dollars and Sense

Periodically, I am contacted by clients that have purchased a home asking what type of improvements they should make to their existing home. As usual, my answer often begins with a series of questions: What type of home do you own—townhome or single-family detached? How long do you intend on … [Read more...]

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Trading up to a Larger Home

Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you are looking to move up and you already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It is important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to … [Read more...]

11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection

Although homebuyers in Northern Virginia are as individual as the homes they plan on purchasing, one thing they share is a desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. Will the roof end up leaking? Is the wiring safe? What about the … [Read more...]

The Homebuyers’ Guide to Buying a Newly Constructed Home

Read this BEFORE you Visit Your First Model Home When shopping for your home, you’ll discover that most homes on the market are resales. One out of four homebuyers purchases a new home. Both new homes and re-sales offer advantages. Before you make a decision, lets… COMPARE THESE POINTS! New … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Creating a Spa-Like Bathroom

Going to the spa is an expensive proposition—not to mention costly in terms of time. Bringing the relaxation of the spa to your own home, however, means that you can kick back and relax whenever you like. A simple bathroom redesign can be enough to completely change the way your bathroom feels, … [Read more...]

New Home Trends: Dome Lights, ‘Maximalism’ and More

So you're all fired up to make some changes around the house this season? Good! In the following rundown, you'll hear from a bunch of worthy experts pointing to some of the hottest design and decorating trends that everybody will be gabbing about.     - Gabrielle Savoie at … [Read more...]

Decorating With Bold Colors

From dark and moody to vibrant and bold, colorful design is gaining favor among homeowners ditching safe, neutral palettes to create more daring, dramatic spaces. Decorating with deeply saturated colors can be intimidating. Explore these ideas to welcome more bold colors into your home and create … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Home

People are spending more time at home, where their living spaces have become classrooms, gyms, offices, restaurants and more. The additional time at home provides a unique opportunity to make changes to create healthier living environments.  In fact, a majority of Americans (54%) report … [Read more...]

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