Category Archives: Mortgage Lending

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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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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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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The train wreck we should have seen coming

In an attempt to increase home ownership among minorities and low to moderate income consumers, the Clinton Administration was instrumental in putting pressure on Fannie Mae to expand loan options to this demographic.  The article in the New York Times … Continue reading

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