Contract Accepted – now what?

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Navigating the current competitive real estate market in Northern Virginia requires a strategic approach, especially as multiple offers and waived contingencies become the standard for updated homes in sought-after locations. Yet, successfully having your offer accepted is just the beginning of the journey. Post-acceptance, a myriad of dates, steps, and contingencies must be carefully managed […]

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Why you need a home inspection

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In the current sellers’ market, getting a home inspection contingency may be a challenge. Buying a home is one of the most significant investments that most people will make in their lifetime. With such a significant investment at stake, it’s essential to know as much as possible about the property you’re considering. That’s where a home […]

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Bamboozled on Bamboo in Fairfax County

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If you own a home in Fairfax County with bamboo on your property, you may be in for a surprise come January 1, 2023. Run amok bamboo has become an issue and the bamboo is difficult to remove and contain. A new Fairfax County ordinance goes into effect on that date, and neighbors can report […]

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Pimmit Hills Transformation

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Back in 2015 I wrote an article titled “Pimmit Hills 2015 – “Should I Stay or Should I Go!.” The article spoke of the changes taking place in the neighborhood with old small homes being demolished to make space for larger new ones. While progress in inevitable, the modern homes bring with them different demographics with […]

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Maximizing Leverage with Net Annual Constant

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When investing in residential real estate there are many things that make up the overall benefit of the investment. Cashflow, value appreciation, tax depreciation and tax deductibility are a few that comes to mind. Another important element is leverage. How much or your capital is tied up in the investment and what is your monthly […]

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Your Own Beach 90 mins from NOVA?

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While this summer has seen the regular stampede of people seeking out the beaches of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Outer Banks, the COVID epidemic has changed the landscape quite a bit. The inability to go on a regular vacation, working from home and remote learning for school all changed peoples priorities and presented new opportunities […]

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HOT July Market in Tysons area!

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The real estate market in Northern Virginia has remained open for business throughout the COVID crisis.  Will sales slowed significantly in  April, May and June it is back to business as usual in July. The overall listing volume for the year is down – but the number of listings increased significantly in June and July […]

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Tysons Corner Market Slowdown

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As opposed to other regions the real estate market in Northern Virginia has remained open for business through the COVID crisis. We all take precautions and do things differently and homes do still get listed for sale and buyers are still looking for and buying them. The record low interest rate has also created a […]

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Are Home Inspections a Waste of Money?

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In the Northern Virginia area (like Fairfax County, Loudoun County etc) the most common inspection when buying a home would be a general Home Inspection. As some areas in the Northern Virginia region has high levels of Radon, radon testing is also done regularly (particularly in homes with basements.) A general Home Inspection is a […]

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Great communities near the Silver Line metro

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With the Silver Line metro line phase 1 long completed and phase 2 on the way many communities are now metro-walkable for the first time. Apart from being able to park your car at home there are also other great new areas  amenities like new grocery stores, retail and restaurants. While there are some new […]

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