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Recent Posts

How Will Amazon Impact Housing?

You’ve heard by now that Amazon has selected Northern Virginia as the location for half of its new HQ2. People are buzzing about changes in everything from traffic to retail, but one of the biggest questions is how will it affect the housing market? Many are already speculating including Washingtonian, WBJ, and GMU’s Fuller Institute. […]

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Fall Activities in Virginia

Fall is officially here, and there’s no denying that Virginia is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the season! Check out the list below for our favorite family-friendly fall activities in Northern Virginia and beyond. LOUDOUN COUNTY Pumpkin Village – Leesburg – Open daily 9/15-11/6 Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga – Chantilly – […]

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Fall Home Selling Tips

The fall real estate market is in full swing. But just because it will start getting dark earlier doesn’t mean showings have to dwindle! In fact, fall is the 2nd busiest time of year for home sales. Below are 4 quick tips for a successful fall listing: Use the fall foliage to your advantage – […]

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Would You List Your Home for $1?

This article from REALTOR® Magazine piqued my interest because it’s a theory I try to explain to my clients all the time. A real estate agent in Oklahoma had his clients list their $413,000 home for $1 to ignite a bidding war. Just 2 days and 7 offers later, the sellers ended up getting slightly […]

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Can You Buy a House with Bitcoin?

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency phenomenon, is still somewhat of a mystery to many. In short, it’s a virtual currency with no bank involvement, instead using encryption techniques to regulate funds. In 2010, Bitcoin’s value was just $0.06. In 2018, the value of one coin is over $11,000! So an increasingly common question from those profiting off […]

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Which County is Best for Investing?

Are you thinking of investing in a rental property in Northern Virginia, or just wondering where you might get the most for your money? Keep in mind every city and neighborhood is different and numbers vary between the type of home, but the information below will give you a snapshot of where to start your […]

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Homeowners and the Tax Reform Bill | 5 Things You Need to Know

This week Congress passed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. There have been a few different versions of the bill and thus some confusion surrounding it. The good news is, the final version will not have a significant impact on most homeowners. What You Need to Know: The capital gains tax […]

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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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