Jan. 14, 2015

Top 4 Questions that Homebuyers Should Ask

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, feeling overwhelmed about the challenging task at hand is pretty normal. I get a lot of worried buyers who think that getting their dream home would be either too pricy or close to impossible. As their real estate agent, it is my job to make things easier for them to go through the whole home buying process. The following are some important things that you need to ask yourself when you’re looking to buy a new house.

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Posted in Home Buying
Dec. 16, 2014

The Key Elements on Buying a Short Sale Home

 

Buying a short sale home in Northern Virginia can be easy for as long as you know what to expect during the home buying process. Here are some of the basics that you might want to check out.

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Dec. 12, 2014

Residential Mortgages: What You Need to Know

If you’re looking to buy a Northern Virginia home but don’t have enough savings to purchase it in cash, you can always apply for a residential mortgage.

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Nov. 10, 2014

Homebuyers Secret: How Much Can You Afford?

Home shopping in Prince William or Fairfax County can be tough when you’re not sure how much you can afford. If you’ve wanted to live the dream of owning your own home, but haven’t been sure where to start, I’ve put together a few tips that can make it easier to get a handle on where to start.

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Posted in Home Buying
Nov. 7, 2014

Supersizing Small Living Spaces

Has your Northern Virginia home started to feel a little small for your family? It happens to the best of us. The things we own gradually end up colonizing a lot of our free space, and the house which felt “just right” a few years ago can suddenly feel as tiny as a shoe closet.

Fortunately, there are some simple tricks you can try to supersize your small space. Most of these tricks are a matter of changing perspective rather than opening up more square footage. Before you try them, consider a real effort to declutter first. If your declutter campaign falls short, though, these tactics may come to your rescue:

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Sept. 5, 2014

How to Add Backyard Shade Structures

Having a shady spot at your own backyard can be perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Backyard shade structures also help keep your outdoor furniture from fading. If you want to add this to your yard, explore the variety of options available and customize the design based on what you need.

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Sept. 3, 2014

Selling Your Home: 3 Must-Knows Before You List

Sometimes the hardest part of selling a home is making the decision to sell it. Our homes give us roots, provide sanctuary, house memories and, hopefully, give us some financial security. It's a huge decision to sell a home.

Once made, additional decisions will come fast and furious, so take some time now, before the frenzy, to understand three salient points about the successful sale of a home in today's real estate marketplace.

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Posted in Home Selling
Sept. 1, 2014

How To Pick The Right Type Of Fence for Your Home

When it comes to choosing a fence, you must always consider the style of your home. Having the perfect enclosure can easily boost the value of your Northern Virginia home because you’ve effectively improved your property’s curb appeal. So whether you're selling or are in search of ways to increase your home worth, here are some fencing options for various home styles.

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Aug. 29, 2014

How To Spot And Treat Mold In Your Home

Don’t panic if you see a spot that looks like mold. You can easily remove them without spending too much by checking out these tips.

Check To Be Sure It's Really Mold

Mold can look many different ways, depending on the type. Some are grayish-white; others are black and can look like a dirty smudge.  If you're in doubt, you can do a test with chlorine bleach. Simply put a drop on the spot. If the color immediately fades away, you have mold. Mold needs moisture to grow. You’ll need to find the source of the leak and repair it to prevent mold from growing and spreading.

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Aug. 27, 2014

4 Tips To Decrease Homeowner’s Insurance

If you're thinking of buying a home in Fairfax or Prince William County and you need homeowner's insurance, here are some few tips on getting quality insurance for a fair and reasonable price.

Shop Around 

    • Ask family and friends about their homeowner's insurance (aka hazard insurance).
    • Check the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
    • Check the state insurance department for more information
    • Consumer guides, insurance agents, and online insurance quote services.

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