Category Archives: Home buying tips

I love first time homebuyers!

This is a picture of me in this house in Arlington, Virginia, our first house circa 2001, happily scrubbing away at my worn out, hideous old kitchen that we were in the process of remodeling. Why do I look so bug-eyed and delirious? The first time homeowner high. Continue reading

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Top compromises to make when you are buying a home

Smart buyers who can look beyond these cosmetic flaws, can get a better deal in today’s Northern Virginia real estate market. Continue reading

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Home inspections – how they can best protect you

Home Inspections are a critical part of the home buying process.  It was unfortunate that during the boom years they were often skipped, as buyers deserve the peace of mind that comes with being allowed to spend 3 hours in … Continue reading

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Is your real estate agent really representing your needs?

Technically, when a Realtor is engaged in a relationship with a buyer to help them find a house to buy, they are only representing them if they’ve signed an “Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer” agreement.   If one of these … Continue reading

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The North Arlington Market from $1 million to $1.5

My previous blog had the numbers of sales and active in North Arlington, and how it is a tight seller’s market with less than one month of inventory in the $700,000 and under price range. I got curious about the higher … Continue reading

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How’s the real estate market in Arlington?

I get that question every day. Most are surprised to hear, “It’s quite great!” I think they expect to hear the doom and gloom of the national news or soundbites like yesterday’s big one of Barney Frank saying Fannie Mae … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello world!  I’ve just started my first very own real estate blog.  There are always plenty of things to write about on the subject of real estate.  Topics will include things like the ever changing mortgage industry, the settlement process, … Continue reading

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