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#1 Reason To List Now & Not Wait For Spring

December 10, 2017

Kingstowne Homeowner — What To Do Now? The holidays are in full swing and locally many homeowners in Kingstowne Alexandria, Virginia 22315 are anxiously waiting for spring to put their homes on the market or back on the market because they took them off for the winter.  The question is, ...

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5 Tips To Make Your Home Warm Cozy Home During the Cold Winter in Northern Virginia

December 5, 2017

  In the NoVA and the DC area the temperatures in November were mild. While November brought a few chilly nights, the coming cold blast by the second week of December has all the signs of the region’s first real taste of an extended winter chill. December is actually not ...

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Keep your Pumpkins — Jack-o-Lantern — Safe From Squirrels & Other Pests

October 24, 2017

Protect your Halloween Decorations No Halloween decorations are complete without a carved pumpkin — Jack-o-Lantern.  Nothing is worse than having your creation destroyed by squirrels. Here are some handy tips you can use to prevent your Halloween Pumpkins from becoming a meal for neighborhood squirrels and rodents. Tip #1 Hot ...

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Preparing To Buy A Home

October 5, 2017

Perhaps you feel like you are getting close? Or maybe it still feels like buying a home might be something a year or perhaps a few years away. Regardless of exactly how far or near purchasing a home is for you, you want to be as prepared as possible and ...

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6 Never Fail Tips To — Get Your Offer Accepted — in a Seller’s Market

September 25, 2017

1. Don’t ask for extras. Keep your offer simple and “clean”. If at all possible avoid the offer being contingent on the sale of another property or any other financial constraint. 2. Don’t ask for seller closing cost help or other concessions unless absolutely necessary, as doing so weakens your ...

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Reasons to Raise a Family in Northern Virginia

September 18, 2017

There are many gorgeous places around the world, and the beauty of these places is recognized by all human beings around the world. Yet, there still are hundreds of stunning places that don’t always get the recognition that they deserve. Northern Virginia is one such place, and although it has ...

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Dogs Are Key To Home Buying Decisions For Many Home Buyers — More Than — Babies or Marriage - Northern Virginia

Dogs Rank Higher Than — Marriage or a Baby!

August 7, 2017

  Harris Poll Survey Shows 33% Of Recent Home Buyers say their dog or a desire to have a dog played a major role in their home buying choice. This percentage was higher than Marriage or the Birth of a Child in their home buying decision. Consideration for their four ...

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5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

July 11, 2017

Most inexperienced home sellers make the mistake of assuming that selling a home is a piece of cake – just fix it up, place an ad and boom – buyers start bidding for the home. In truth, selling a home requires a lot of work, and things can quickly get ...

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