It was another amazing client party to bring 2017 to a close! Thanks to everyone for coming by and Marijana at BaBa/Ambar in Clarendon for making everyone feel so welcome and special. Can’t wait to find another fun location for our 2018 client party. My clients are amazing people and I am truly honored to be working with them. Lucky me!
The revamped Ballston Mall will have a slew of food options for patrons when it opens next year. Quarter Market Food Hall at the Ballston Quarter development will have 18 different vendors, many that are well-known in the DC area. Ice Cream Jubilee, Buredo and Timber Pizza Company are just a few of the eateries that have already signed on. The food hall will center around a 5,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor plaza. Forest City is redeveloping the three-story mall at the Continue Reading
Effective December 11 you could benefit from some changes coming that would allow you to put more of your mortgage into a conforming loan before bumping up to a jumbo loan. The limits on conventional loans are increasing slightly. Given our high real estate prices, buyers often use two loans to buy a house: a first (conforming) and a second (at a higher interest rate). The bump up in conforming loan limits means that more of the mortgage could Continue Reading
This new toy is AWESOME… Check it out! Map Arlington Projects with New County Tool Starting today, anyone will be able to locate and learn more about County projects happening around Arlington by using the My Arlington – Projects map. The new tool, a collaborative effort across multiple County departments, provides a map view of County government projects in Arlington: daily work, transportation, parks, water and utilities, facilities projects, and private development. Projects can be filtered by type and status. Continue Reading
Terrific rundown of flooring options/upgrades detailed by the folks at Houzz. I just sold some clients a condo in Ballston that was renovated using a tile floor product that looked just like wood and is absolutely gorgeous, not to mention easy to clean and maintain. Pros and Cons of 5 Popular Kitchen Flooring Materials
As reported by RISMEDIA, Wednesday, December 06, 2017— Analysts are expecting even higher home prices in 2018 than originally projected, according to new research. Zillow’s 2017 Q4 Home Price Expectations Survey reveals experts are anticipating a 4.1 percent hike in the new year, up from the 3 percent they forecasted a year ago. Over 100 experts, including economists, participated in the survey. Their reasoning? Home-building has not panned out as planned—yet. “The American labor market is stronger than it’s been Continue Reading
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion. However, the increase in prices is easily Continue Reading
All of real estate is a risk. Some risks bigger than others, and the key is to minimize that risk, whether buying your first home or work a real estate investment. Some house flippers use short-term financing to buy a house in need of renovations, but it can have a higher interest rate than other types of financing. It also costs a flipper money in the form of daily interest charges. Other house flippers use their own cash reserves to Continue Reading
A few tricks used by professional home stagers can make your home holiday-guest-ready: Cleanliness first. Make bathrooms sparkle and shine, since these are rooms every guest will probably see. Add fresh cut greens on top of the window treatments, and set out festive holiday hand towels or napkins. Keep small caddies of cleaning supplies in the bathroom and kitchen, or at least on each level of the home, to make clean-ups faster. In the kitchen, run a piece of fresh Continue Reading
Enjoy the Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie!