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Why Now Might Be The Perfect Time To Acquire Real Estate

May 8, 2020 – Keep in mind that the housing market is strong and resilient. Everyone needs a place to live, and in previous recessions (other than that of 2008), housing prices have actually increased or remained steady. I predict the current climate could lead to a significant drop in real estate values in the […]

Nimble and Savvy Real Estate Companies Can Deliver

April 20, 2020 –  At Compass, the health and safety of our agents, clients, staff, and the communities where they live, work, and play is our #1 priority. Here’s what we’re up to here at Compass to ensure that we stay connected and continue to provide you with impeccable service.   View Video   Virtual […]

Waiving Home Inspections: Just Don’t!

April 13, 2020 – In a sellers’ market, it is tempting to waive the home inspection and buy a property “as is.” But, that’s a very bad idea. In an aggressive sellers’ market like we often experience in Northern Virginia—and are likely to again despite the coronavirus—buyers can get frustrated by losing out to the […]

What COVID-19 Means For The Sellers’ Market That Started 2020

April 2, 2020 – The coronavirus has changed the American experience dramatically in just a matter of weeks. But what will its impact be on the American dream? The pandemic has significantly changed the outlook for the spring market here in Northern Virginia, which had been shaping up to be an aggressive sellers’ market—until buyers […]

Preparing Your Property for a Home Inspection

March 26, 2020 – You sold your house. Hooray! But before you order the champagne and moving boxes, make sure you have done all you can so your home passes an inspection with flying colors. Typically, an inspection is scheduled after the buyer signs the purchase agreement and before the final closing. Many closing are […]

The Most (and Least) Valuable Home Renovations

March 19, 2020 – Cooped up at home with nothing to do but watch reruns? Start planning your next remodeling project.   If you are stuck at home and running out of Honey Dos or getting sick of watching reruns of The Simpsons, Friends, or Cheers, this could be the perfect time to plan your […]

How Can YOU Respond To A Seller’s Market? (Buyer’s Edition)

February 27, 2020 – “2020 will prove to be the most challenging year for buyers,” according to Forbes, “not because of what they can afford, but rather what they can find.” The decline in mortgage rates is predicted to average around 3.85 percent, which will only spur on this hot seller’s market. And, of course, […]

Unifying NOVA With a New I-66

December 1, 2019 – Patience is a virtue, but that can be hard to remember when we’re dealing with the recent increases in traffic levels as our infrastructure undergoes transformation. Just like with the redevelopment and repair of existing WMATA metro lines, all that frustration and inconvenience is finally paying off. This is particularly contrasted […]

Windows: Your Most Reliable Return-on-Investment

November 2, 2019 – Homes are what I do. For my clients, the value of a home is two-fold: it’s the financial value to those buying and selling on the real estate market, and it’s the personal, physical value to you as you spend your days and nights at home. By serving clients as both […]

Amazon Is Coming and Creating New Neighborhoods in NOVA

October 1, 2019 – Amazon’s new HQ2 complex is scheduled to open in Arlington this month. Media outlets nationwide and data-driven real estate companies like Redfin all agree that Arlington and Alexandria are the two most competitive housing markets in the country. Their findings, based on a number of competing home offers and supplemental data, […]

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