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Real Estate Trends Shaping 2024

January 18, 2024

Northern Virginia’s residential real estate market looks poised for another dynamic year! As we step into 2024, let’s explore some key facts shaping the market dynamics. 1. Appreciation Trends: Home values are steadily appreciating across Northern Virginia. The demand for housing remains high, with limited inventory continuing to fuel competition among buyers. This has led […]

Lower Mortgage Rates Unveiled!

December 9, 2023

Interest rates are on the decline! They’ve hit a four-month low for the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage. This drop in rates marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline, reflecting the recent downward trend in the 10-year Treasury yield, which significantly impacts loan pricing. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped to […]

Unlocking Opportunities: A Guide to Buying Homes with Dropping Rates & Mortgage Flexibility

November 5, 2023

We’re heading towards the end of 2023, and if buying a property is on the horizon for you, take note! The housing market’s on its seasonal slide into Fall, which is a fantastic time to consider buying. Why? Well, you’ve got a bit more breathing room to mull things over—think evaluations, home inspections, and even […]

Elevate Your Selling Success

October 5, 2023

Maintaining your home is crucial, even when you’re not planning to sell it. Consistent home maintenance is vital for preserving your home’s worth and preventing unexpected financial burdens. Here are some helpful tips to be mindful of. HVAC Maintenance: Have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system serviced annually. This includes cleaning or replacing […]

Knowledge is Key

September 5, 2023

Are you interested in purchasing a home, but uncertain about where to begin? Take advantage of the complimentary Virginia Housing educational session, facilitated in collaboration with Stephen Bilowus, designed to provide insights into the home-buying journey and how to prepare for homeownership. This course imparts essential knowledge about the various stages of the home-buying process. […]

Half Year Round-Up

August 5, 2023

As we reach the midpoint of the year, we take a moment to look at the current and upcoming conditions of the market. Prices are still holding up well, but there aren’t as many homes available, which has caused about a 20% drop in the number of homes sold in Northern Virginia. With a few […]

Strong First Impression

July 6, 2023

While the current real estate market may favor sellers, it’s still important for homeowners to tackle a few interior home renovation projects before listing their home for sale. Even in a sellers’ market, where demand is high, making strategic improvements to your home can help attract more potential buyers, increasing its overall value, and potentially […]

Curb Appeal

June 14, 2023

Considering selling your home, don’t sell yourself short! The exterior of your property is the first thing potential buyers will notice, setting their initial impression that can be hard to change. Consider exterior projects that focus on adding value to your home by enhancing its curb appeal. According to a study conducted by business professor Sriram […]

Strategies in a Seller’s Market

May 10, 2023

Get ready to embark on a house-hunting adventure filled with excitement and a touch of frustration! The housing market is still facing a shortage of homes for sale, which is not meeting the high demand from buyers, especially as we are experiencing the largest generation of homebuyers since the Baby Boomers (S&P/Case-Shiller). In fact, housing […]

Low Inventory as we Close out Q1

April 5, 2023

Over the last year, there have been varying opinions on the state of the housing market, with some predicting a drop in prices similar to the 2008 recession-which certainly has not occurred. Others have indicated stability. However, with the uncertainty of the economy, fluctuating interest rates and a multi-year low on inventory makes stability far […]

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