How To Get Your Home Holiday Ready

The holiday season is an exciting time of celebration with family and friends. You want your home to be beautiful, warm, and welcoming to the guests that visit over the next several weeks. Here are a few tips to get your home holiday ready. Now is the perfect time for...

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Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter

As the weather cools down outside you want your home to be a cozy place to relax and unwind. Here are a few ways to keep your home warm this winter. Upgrade Now is the time to consider upgrading your windows, doors, roof, siding, water heater, and home heating unit....

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5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home

To be considered for a mortgage you will need a credit score of at least 660, but to access the lowest interest rates you will need your score to be at least 740. For example, a 100 or so point higher credit score saves an average of $60,000 less in interest for a 30...

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How To Save For Your Down Payment

Saving for a down payment will take years but with a sound strategy in place, you can speed up the process. Most homeowners want to put at least 20 percent down, which in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties is around $104,000—with the median price in 2019 being around...

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Short-Term Living Solutions When In-Between Homes

In a perfect world, your move-in date would perfectly coincide with your move-out date, but we don’t live in a perfect world. Here are a few short-term living solutions if your home sells before you find a new home, or if you have just moved to Fairfax or Loudoun...

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How To Select The Perfect Plot Of Land

While most buyers are in the market for a finished commercial or residential space you might be in the market for the perfect plot of land. Buying land comes with a few unique considerations many of which are covered below. What Type Of Land Use Do You Desire? Land...

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The Cons Of Downsizing Your Home

Whether the kids have moved out, you are ready to retire, or you are trying to save money—there are a few cons to downsizing your home. Yes, there are plenty of benefits but you must be mindful of the impact of your decision to live in less square footage. Less...

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The Pros Of Downsizing Your Home

While the dream was once to buy the biggest most beautiful home that you could afford, a growing lifestyle and real estate trend is to live more with less. Here are the pros of downsizing your home. More Money A smaller home or condominium has a lower mortgage...

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Should You Stage Your Empty NoVA Home?

If you live in the home you are selling your realtor will provide you with tips for depersonalizing,  organizing and staging your home. This often includes rearranging or removing furniture and home accessories. But you might be wondering if you need to stage...

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Are You A Gen Xer Who Is Nervous To Buy?

We hear a lot of real estate statistics about Baby Boomers who are ready to downsize or buy a retirement home, and Millennials who at 35% are currently the largest buying demographic. But what about Generation X? Generation X is the demographic most negatively...

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