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Preparing Your Northern Virginia Home for the Holidays

During the holiday season many often have an influx of guests stopping by to share in the celebrations. With all the excitement, we love to get our homes ready for these special occasions. Whether you’re accommodating or just trying to get i...

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Top Notch Home Staging Tips

No matter how well you care for your home, when it is time to sell, there are many things you can do to boost the appeal of your house. Home staging is a way to make your home even more appealing to potential buyers. With a little effort and so...

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Experience Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia

As the leaves start to change and the air cools, our thoughts turn toward pumpkins, apple cider, donuts and fall festivals. Northern Virginia is beautiful year-round, but I really love it in the fall! The vibrant colors of the leaves, the crisp...

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COMING SOON! 9118 Steven Irving Ct, Springfield

This beautifully updated home in the popular Orange Hunt community will be available soon! You will have plenty of space to grow in this 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home. There are many updates to appreciate, including a fantastic Michael Nash kitchen ...

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Getting Started – First- Time Home Buyer Tips

Do you feel ready to start putting rent money towards a home of your own, but the thought of going through the home buying process seems way too daunting? Here are some tips we want to share, to help you toward one of the most exciting purchase...

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Home Security Technology

We all want to feel safe in our home and want that same peace of mind when we leave our home unattended. There are many smart security systems available to help protect your home and monitor it from wherever you may be. Since there are so ma...

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The Mortgage Process

If you want to buy a new home, what is one thing that may be holding you back? Is it the thought of going through the mortgage process? Even if you are a repeat home buyer, the rules may have changed since your last home purchase, and it seems ...

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Tips for Credit Triage

Many homeowners or prospective homeowners find themselves in less than stellar credit situations. Job losses, medical bills, divorce, student loans…there are a number of reasons why good people may find themselves on the low-end of the credit...

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Burke Market Update – April 2017

In this month’s market update, we’ll focus specifically on Burke, VA, and specifically the 22015 area code. The entire DC Metro and Northern Virginia area are still struggling with low inventory and high demand, and Burke is no exception. H...

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Spring 2017 Festivals in Northern Virginia

“Virginia is for Lovers” as the saying goes, and nothing exemplifies it more than spring festivals that we look forward to every year. Here is a list of some of the upcoming events and festivals for the Northern Virginia area. Mark your cal...

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Fairfax County Market Update – February 2017

In this month’s market update, we’ll focus specifically on Fairfax county as a whole. Fairfax County is experiencing some incredible growth, and the Spring market is primed for an explosion of demand, with continued inadequate supply. This ...

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COMING SOON! 6483 O’Hara Ct, Springfield, VA

End unit townhome COMING SOON in West Springfield!  Encompassing three full levels, you will have plenty of room to spread out in this home! Featuring 3 bedrooms, with master suite, hall bath, half bath on the main level,  and a fully finishe...

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COMING SOON! 7401 Calico Ct, Springfield, VA

This exquisite, large single-family home on a large private lot won’t last long when it’s listed. Highly sought-after four-bedroom home with attached garage is among the largest model in Orange Hunt Estates. You will love this beautiful col...

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Prepping for Spring Gardening

What a strange winter we've been having. Record high temperatures, that lull us into thinking that we can come out of hibernation, only to be sacked with a few more days of cold. Still plenty of time left in winter for a late snow storm! As mu...

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Springfield, VA (22153) Market Update – February 2017

In this month’s market update, we’ll focus specifically on the Springfield zip code 22153, which includes the West Springfield area bordering Burke and Fairfax. While the overall Northern Virginia area is struggling with inadequate supply o...

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Springfield, VA Market Update – January 2017

The Springfield area has been subject to many of the same market pressures that the Northern Virginia region has been experiencing. While individual communities within a given area may vary, Springfield on average has experienced similar pent-u...

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Can’t find your perfect home? Here are 10 reasons to look at ugly homes.

Ugly is subjective. We won't debate the definition of ugly, or what makes a home ugly. What appeals to one person may not appeal to another, and that's ok. However, if you aren't finding just the right home, then it's time to think about your c...

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A Holiday Message from Jason and Bonnie

As many people often do, the end of another year and the start of a new year causes us to reflect on where we have been, and where we are going. This year, especially, has given us plenty to think about. We have much to be thankful for. Firs...

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November 2016 NOVA Update

A strong seller’s market continues in Northern Virginia as we near the close of 2016. A strong uptick in sales, despite low inventories, demonstrates the overall strength of the market. It seems that the temporary paralysis caused by the end ...

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Remembering our Blessings on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving offers us many opportunities to celebrate. We gather with family or friends, have a great meal, watch the Macy’s Day Parade, and fall asleep in the recliner with a full belly and football on the TV. Many of have well-loved family...

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A dip in supply, steady demand, heading into holiday season

As we gear up for Thanksgiving and the holidays, the noticeable drop in available listings and slow-down in sales continues to drive the Northern Virginia markets. Many people don’t want to deal with the hassle of listing and keeping their ho...

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DIY Landlord: 5 Pre-Screening Questions You Should Always Ask

Every rent-by-owner I have ever talked to has the same #1 complaint. Prospective tenants often waste the rental owner’s time by: Not showing up for the showing when they said they would Lacking the necessary qualifications to move for...

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Coming Soon in Annandale!

4534 Garbo Ct, Annandale, VA 22003 $385,000 SO NEW IT’S NOT EVEN LISTED YET! Check out this three-level, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome inside the Beltway! Main level includes bamboo flooring, separate dining room, spacious living room and...

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Your Investment Property – Tips to help you find your own tenant (Part 2)

Recently we posted Part 1 of a 3-part series on home marketing for DIY landlords. Whether you are new to the rental property scene or you own an extensive portfolio of properties, you will eventually be faced with challenging situations when lo...

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September NoVA Market Update

Now deep into Fall, the seasonal slow-down is evident. Fall is a great time to buy a home, as increased supply sometimes translates into a small downtick in prices. If you want to be in a new home by the holidays, now would be the time to start...

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Your Investment Property – Tips to help you find your own tenant (Part 1)

There are numerous reasons why homeowners may choose to rent their homes. Regardless of whether you are looking to build a portfolio of rental properties or just need to rent your home during a temporary job move, attracting quality tenants is ...

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Avoid these First-Time Home-Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home can often feel like an overwhelming experience. The amount of paperwork, the endless home tours, and online searches looking for just that perfect combination of style, space, and location, and the financial stress can ...

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Update

As we near the transition from summer to fall, the signs are all around us: cool evenings, changing leaves, darkness falling earlier. One other effect of the change in seasons is the cyclical movement of the real estate market. August brough...

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Staging your home for maximum appeal: How to rise above other listings and increase profit.

It's time to list your home for sale and you have a great deal of awareness that things need to happen to prepare your home for a competitive market. But where do you start? In this article we are revealing our secrets on increasing desirabilit...

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Why Do You Need a Realtor When Buying a Home?

Buying a home is a big deal. In Northern Virginia the excessive price tag compared to most other regions adds to that commitment. So as a buyer, why should you engage a Realtor? You may ask what a Realtor can see that a buyer cannot when se...

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Coming Soon in Burke’s Southport Subdivision!

5567 Queen Victoria Court Burke, VA 22015 $664,900 [caption id="attachment_441" align="alignright" width="300"] Spacious Colonial with 2 Car Garage! Walk to Lake Braddock Secondary![/caption] Gorgeous Colonial home with 2 car garage b...

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The Perfect Date to List My Home

Timing is everything. We all want to be able to make life's biggest decisions at the perfect time. If not, maybe we could lose out. What if we make the big decision today and then find out later that next month would have been better? Or 2 m...

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