Northern Virginia Area Real Estate Blog
The Horror of Getting a COVID Test! (OK … not really!)
So, recently I was exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID. I was feeling fine, but I wanted to be proactive and take all the ...Read More
How much money do I need to buy a house? (Hint: it’s less than you think!)
"How much down payment do I need?" This question comes to me from a client in Winchester, Virginia. Quite honestly, I get this question almost daily. ...Read More
What is the risk of my house not appreciating in value?
I just received a question from a buyer in Ashburn, Virginia, about the difference between condos versus townhouses versus single-family homes. Is ...Read More
What is a Buyer's Market versus a Seller's Market?
I received a question from a client in Purcellville, Virginia. He asked, “When we talk about buyer's and seller's markets, like what does that ...Read More
Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes That Home Sellers Make in the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market
Here are the top five pitfalls that sellers often fall into in the Northern Virginia market: 1) Not making home improvements because a buyer may want ...Read More
Why does my credit rating from the mortgage lender look different from credit reporting agencies
I have a client buyer from Stafford, Virginia, asking me about credit scores and sources. He went and got his credit rating from a consumer agency. I ...Read More
The Way You Do One Thing Is The Way You Do All Things
This advice was given to me by a business coach several years ago. Recently, as I have been on something of a personal health journey in my ...Read More
Top Five Buyer Pitfalls In Real Estate And How To Avoid Them
Top Five Buyer Pitfalls In Real Estate And How To Avoid Them By Alex Bracke Over the years as a real estate agent, I have identified various ...Read More
Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?
There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home ...Read More
Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home
It is easy to become overwhelmed when you enter the home buying market. Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their ...Read More