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“Surban” | The Housing Trend that May Change the Market

Most people are familiar with the urban, suburban and rural classifications. The new trend emerging is “surban” neighborhoods – a mix of urban and suburban, it’s classified as a mostly suburban area with a central urban hub such as a a vibrant town center. Homeowners in these surban communities have the option to live in […]

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Home Selling Made Simple

Selling a home can seem like a daunting task on its own, even more so if you are already going through a particularly stressful period such as a divorce, birth of a new baby or a death in the family. A good real estate agent will be able to identify your stressors and alleviate as […]

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2017 Home Improvement Trends

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Andrew Blate, owner of Beautiful Home Services, LLC. BHS is a highly rated and award winning remodeling company specializing in painting, drywall, carpentry, tile, bathroom and basement remodeling, flooring, and kitchen remodeling. BHS is licensed in MD, VA, DC and has been a leader in the industry for over 10 years. Trends […]

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What is Title Insurance? {Guest Post}

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Ruhi Mirza, attorney at Acer Title and Escrow. Acer Title is a highly rated settlement company who handles all your home purchase and refinancing needs as it relates to title (making sure the home is free from liens, past owner claims, etc). Ruhi is an established settlement attorney and is well-versed in issues […]

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{ASK PALMER} “Should I Sell or Rent?”

Q: “I’m ready to move out of my house. But if I sold it at today’s market value, I wouldn’t make a significant profit (if any). Is it better to cut my losses and sell now, or hold on to the house and rent it out in the hopes prices will rise enough in the next 5+ years?” […]

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Affordable Homes in Arlington

As home prices continue to rise around the area, many buyers feel they are being priced out of certain neighborhoods. Arlington tends to be one of the more expensive cities in the region, but there are usually options for any budget! Below are some examples of what you can get on a smaller budget in […]

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Open Houses April 8-9

The spring market is in full swing! Do your weekend plans involve visiting open houses? Take your pick from the full list below: Arlington County – http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3665996XDWbQ&p=DE-368281584-788 Falls Church City – http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3665996XDWbQ&p=DE-368281889-274 Fairfax City – http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3665996XDWbQ&p=DE-368282033-519 Fairfax County – http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=73471251757 Loudoun County – http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3665996XDWbQ&p=DE-368284923-855

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{ASK PALMER} “What Is the Best Time of Year to Buy?”

Q: “I’ve heard spring is the busiest time of year for real estate. Does that mean it’s the best time of year to buy?” A: There are two schools of thought to this. One is that spring, being the busiest time of year, is also the best time to buy because the most amount of homes are on the […]

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2016 Real Estate Recap {Arlington}

Arlington County condo and single family home prices remained quite steady year-over-year, while townhouse prices took a big dip in price. North Arlington single family home prices performed the best, breaking the $1 million mark at an average sales price of $1,020,000. The average days on the market went up slightly, though less inventory in 2017 will likely […]

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2016 Real Estate Recap {Reston}

Reston saw average sales prices drop and average days on market rise but more homes sell in 2016, indicating a buyer’s market. The average sales price went from $472,000 in 2015 to $459,000 in 2016, and the average days on market went from 43 to 59. Townhomes continue to dominate the market with over 500 selling at […]

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2016 Real Estate Recap {Fairfax}

Fairfax continues to have a strong, stable market. Over 2,000 homes sold in 2016, with the average sales price at just over $500,000 and the average time on the market at 1 1/2 months. Single family homes in the 22031 zip code were the most expensive at $716,000 and condos in the 22033 zip code were the […]

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What to Look for in a “Fixer-Upper” {Guest Post}

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Andrew Blate, owner of Beautiful Home Services, LLC. BHS is a highly rated and award winning remodeling company specializing in painting, drywall, carpentry, tile, bathroom and basement remodeling, flooring, and kitchen remodeling. BHS is licensed in MD, VA, DC and has been a leader in the industry for over 10 years. In […]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Get outside and enjoy the fall weather while taking care of these 11 seasonal maintenance items: ☐   Roof: Inspect roof surface, flashing, eaves, and soffits; repair if needed. ☐   Gutters and Downspouts: Clean out. Inspect and repair weak points; check for proper slope. ☐   Chimney: Clean flue (more frequently if needed); repair any cracks in […]

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