Amazon’s Headed to Virginia: Here’s What You Need to Know
November 21, 2018
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It's been nearly a week since the newly dubbed "National Landing" neighborhoods including pieces of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yards in Arlington County, Virginia, were named by Amazon as one of its two HQ2 locations.
Jeff Bezos, as you may know, believes every day is Day 1 at Amazon, where, even as a ...
Living in Dunn Loring, VA
November 19, 2018
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First, a quick History lesson.
Dunn Loring is the earliest platted subdivision in Fairfax County and possibly Virginia. General William McKee Dunn and his wife Elizabeth Lanier Dunn purchased about 600 acres on the Washington, Ohio and Western Railroad (now the Washington and Old Do...
5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up
February 10, 2017
A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter offseason not only sell faster than those in the spring, but sellers also net more above their asking price at this tim...
Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home
November 09, 2016
Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be?
Your home should be your haven: the place where you will be protected from harm. It should be a top priority, and yet every year 1200 people ...
The Home Equity Playbook
October 18, 2016
What is Home Equity?
Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example:
Current Home Market Value $325,000
Existing Mortgage $225,000
Homeowner Equity $100,000
One side of the equ...