Category Archives: Home Buyers

Why That Fixer-Upper Might Not Be the Right Purchase for You

It’s natural to want a deal and what better deals are out there than fixer-uppers? But does this home purchase make sense for you? Here are some things to consider ahead of time. • I’m handy but not a professional. … Continue reading

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Why Use a Realtor® with New Home Construction?

What is the need if the sales representative in the builder’s sales office can write up the offer for me? That’s a legitimate question and an easy one to answer. There are obvious reasons and then not-so-obvious ones. 1. The … Continue reading

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Millennial Home Buyers – Downsizing but Detail Oriented

According to a published report by Millennial Marketing, “Millennials are people born between 1977 and 2000. Although, there is not a universal agreement on this definition; There are more than 80 million of them. This makes their generation larger than … Continue reading

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Does Your Realtor Use Professional Photography to Market Your Home?

This is a question that needs to be asked but oddly enough, most times it is never even  brought up in a listing presentation!  I drive this point home to my sellers.  According to the National Association of Realtors statistical … Continue reading

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10 Terms First-Time Home Buyers Should Know

As first time home buyers prepare for the spring and contemplate whether to purchase or continue renting, this article is an excellent guide to navigating the often confusing language within mortgage lending! As a veteran agent, I still have trouble … Continue reading

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Trends To Expect in 2015

  There is much to look forward to where the real estate market in Northern Virginia is concerned – but it’s difficult to do so without reservation.  After surviving the Great Recession of 2008, we are left a bit hesitant to jump into any … Continue reading

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Embrey Mill athletic field complex moving forward – Stafford – Fredericksburg.com

Embrey Mill athletic field complex moving forward – Stafford – Fredericksburg.com.

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So You Say You Want a Great Deal on a Short Sale?

What you don’t know in real estate is always the biggest challenge we face as consumers. How can you find out about that home you so desperately want so you can make a smart offer? With a short sale, there … Continue reading

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Should You Repair it Yourself?

My husband can fix just about anything. For crying out loud, he built our house from nothing. He had help, of course, and we hired professionals when his expertise was lacking. But honestly, he can watch someone do or fix … Continue reading

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Stafford New Construction – Housing Boom!

Stafford New Construction As of 1/2015 Remember that sales representatives are employed by the builder and are not normally licensed Realtors®. They do NOT represent purchasers nor are they obligated to do so. Seek buyer/agent representation when working with new … Continue reading

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