5 Crucial Tips to Prep Your Home This Fall
October 11, 2019
Fall is officially here! Before colder weather arrives, there are a few things you should do to prepare your home for the upcoming season. Taking these steps now can help ensure you’ll go through fall (and winter) without any problems.
Shut off outside water faucets. Close valves inside the house, then turn on the outside spigot to drain any remaining water from the line. Keep in mind some newer homes have a...
How the Market is Shaping Up So Far
July 07, 2019
It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2019. For those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year. While all real estate is local, a few trends have emerged nationwide.
Inventory shortages. Baby boomers are choosing to age-in-place and aren’t downsizing at the anticipated rate, so their home...
TAX UPDATES EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD KNOW
April 02, 2019
Tax day is right around the corner, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now in effect, which means there are new requirements for homeowners. The media covered the changes in much detail in early 2018, and I wanted to share a few housing-related highlights with you as you get ready to file your taxes.
As you may know, the number of income tax brackets remains the same, but they include lower tax rates. Several it...
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...