Buying

February 3, 2016

Arlington VA property previews

The DC area snow has really put a damper on new listings coming on the market, so yesterday’s Brokers Open previews had limited choices for my preview tour.  I saw 3 new listings that are either about to come on […]
January 6, 2016

What will the 2016 real estate market look like?

There was a great article in the Washington Post that neatly elaborates on these main factors that will determine what to expect of our local real estate market: concerns about interest rates rising may dictate an early “Spring” market it’s always […]
December 3, 2015

We Love Reston, VA

The area around Wiehle Avenue in Reston is experiencing a  development boom that should certainly increase property values, the variety of retail and restaurant options available, as well as population density. Developers are latching onto land near the Wiehle-Reston Metro with nearly 3,000 residential units planned over […]
October 26, 2015

Meet Me for Monday Morning Coffee

See anything good over the weekend?  Just getting started thinking about real estate?  Wondering how in the world you can move into something new if you’ve got a house to sell?  New to the area and want to rent first? […]
October 9, 2015

Friday Faves: New Arlington VA property listings for the weekend

Ranging in price from $144,950 to $1,849,900, 51 new listings hit the Arlington VA real estate market this past week.  Fewer newer listings are coming on the market than earlier this Fall.   Among them I think these properties represent […]
September 28, 2015

Mortgage Interest Rates: Where have they gone?

According to Freddie Mac, average fixed mortgage rates declined following the Federal Reserve’s decision earlier this month to defer a hike in the Federal funds rate.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.86 percent with an average 0.7 point for the […]
September 24, 2015

Now that totally makes sense

According to Zillow, taking on student debt and buying a house after graduation may not be so much at odds as people think.  It depends on what sort of degree you end up with.  And at least getting the degree […]
May 5, 2015

Looking for the Light!

My client had certain requirements:  newer construction with modern open floor plan, over 1300 square feet, maximum light, 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms/2 parking spots, well located in Arlington, walk-to restaurants/shops/grocery/, easy commute into DC, priced under $850,000 and reasonable condo fee. […]
March 18, 2015

Closing in on April 15

The tax deadline is almost here and many people are probably wondering what they can do to pay less tax next year. Buying a home continues to provide great tax benefits as well as other advantages for Americans looking to build wealth. […]