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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4 Things To Decide Before You Buy

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If you are getting ready to buy in spring 2020 you are not alone. Spring is the hottest season of the year for homebuyers and sellers alike. To get ready to go when that perfect home is listed you need to start preparing now. You should start by thinking about these 4 things: What areas and […]

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Rebuilding Pimmit Hills

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Back in March 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 […]

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Overcrowding of Rentals in Virginia and Fairfax County

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There is a lot of confusion out there as to what is allowed and what is not allowed in regards to limiting occupancy. The conflict is generally between HUD (that typically deems reasonable occupancy to be 2 persons per bedroom) and local jurisdictions and building codes (that calculates reasonable occupancy based on square footage of the bedroom.) […]

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Gates of McLean Market Outlook 2020

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After some challenging years since the market crash back in 2006, the prices at the Gates of McLean has increased steadily the last few years. 2019 turned out to be another  great year for the community with a year over year average price increase of about 6%. Updated units at the Gates of McLean are […]

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Short-Term Rentals and AirBnB in Fairfax County

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In response to the popularity of home sharing sites like AirBnb Fairfax County enacted a new Short-Term-Lodging (STL) ordinance on October 1, 2018. Owner occupied (or tenant occupied with the owners’ permission) properties may potentially qualify for being used for Short-Term-Lodging. Short-Term-Lodging is defined any occupancy of a dwelling for a period of less than […]

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