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How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 12/15/2019
How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Anticipate and Overcome House Selling Hurdles
Posted on 12/08/2019
Anticipate and Overcome House Selling Hurdles
The home selling process should be fast and profitable. Yet problems may arise that make it tough for a seller to optimize the value of his or her house and enjoy a seamless property selling experience. Lucky for you, we're here to help you plan ahead for the home selling journey and avoid potential pitfalls. Now, let's take a...
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Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Posted on 12/01/2019
Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Avoid Burglary
Posted on 11/24/2019
Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Avoid Burglary
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!" That saying (and old song) has been around for generations, but it's as true today as it was a century ago. Almost everyone would agree that your home should be a refuge from the calamity and dangers of the outside world. A related saying which has been repeated for...
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List Items Online Before You Sell a Home
Posted on 11/17/2019
List Items Online Before You Sell a Home
If you plan to add your residence to the housing market soon, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. In fact, there are many reasons to sell furniture, decorations or other unwanted items online prior to listing your residence, and these reasons include: 1. You can eliminate clutter from your home. Excess items may...
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Truths About Credit
Posted on 11/10/2019
Truths About Credit
When you want to buy a home, you know that good credit will be necessary. You may have heard some things about your credit score that just aren’t true. Read on to set the record straight on some of the most significant misconceptions about credit. Checking Your Credit Only Gives You Knowledge Checking your credit score or report will...
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2952 Sycamore Street, Alexandria, VA 22305 now has a new price of $639,000!
Posted on 11/05/2019
2952 Sycamore Street, Alexandria, VA 22305 now has a new price of $639,000!
Celebrate the Holiday's in your new home! UPDATES ARE ALMOST COMPLETE. Back on the market with a NEW full bathroom in the basement. Stop by our "OPEN HOUSE" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with two(2) parking spaces. This all brick 3 level townhome has been totally remodeled/updated in 2017. Wall removed for an open concept feel. Windows allow natural light in throughout the home. NEW in 2017: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, HVAC, Furnace, roof, Windows, beautiful wood flooring throughout home, washer/dryer, upper level bathroom and more! Owner changed from a gas stove to electric. Gas is still...
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Considering a 2nd Mortgage? Here's What Your Need to Know
Posted on 11/03/2019
Considering a 2nd Mortgage? Here's What Your Need to Know
You’ve been paying off your mortgage for 10 years, building equity while making careful financial decisions to ensure that you’re on track to pay off your mortgage. So, all of those payments are essentially money in the bank for you, right? Not quite. The equity you’ve built toward is home isn’t really accessible until you either fully pay off...
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2952 Sycamore Street, Alexandria, VA 22305 now has a new price of $645,000!
Posted on 10/31/2019
2952 Sycamore Street, Alexandria, VA 22305 now has a new price of $645,000!
Celebrate the Holiday's in your new home! UPDATES ARE ALMOST COMPLETE. Back on the market with a NEW full bathroom in the basement. Stop by our "OPEN HOUSE" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with two(2) parking spaces. This all brick 3 level townhome has been totally remodeled/updated in 2017. Wall removed for an open concept feel. Windows allow natural light in throughout the home. NEW in 2017: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, HVAC, Furnace, roof, Windows, beautiful wood flooring throughout home, washer/dryer, upper level bathroom and more! Owner changed from a gas stove to electric. Gas is still...
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What To Do Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
Posted on 10/27/2019
What To Do Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
Refinancing your home can have many benefits. First, you’ll be able to take out money to address immediate needs in your home like improvement projects. These things can only benefit your home’s value in the long term. Before you take the leap to refinance your home, you should be sure that you’re actually ready to take this step. Knowing...
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Should You Craft a House Selling Checklist?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Should You Craft a House Selling Checklist?
A home selling checklist is a must-have, regardless of whether you intend to list a single-family residence or a mansion. If you craft a home selling checklist today, you can prepare for the property selling journey. And as a result, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at...
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