Sep 2020 Housing Up

Wow – Real Estate in NVA keeps moving up – August 2020 Prices Up nearly 10%; September tracking above 30%

With historic low interest rates and a continued strong real estate market around the Nation’s capital city, home sales continue their push forward this summer. And prices are following right along. In Northern Virginia, prices are up, new home listings are up (though the overall inventory is down), and closings are — you guessed it … Continued

COVID UPDATE: Northern Virginia Market Recovers?

It’s August 2020 in Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland suburbs – listings are moving up, buyers have not stopped their search for a good property, and mortgage interest rates are the lowest in recorded tracking history! So how’s the market? The short of it is the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market during COVID SHRANK — … Continued

Local Java Shops in Northern Virginia

Tired of the Starbucks, Peets and Dunkins of the world? Drink your java local by clicking the coffee image map below to go to my Google map of local or little known coffee shops and roasters in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. Many of these folks not only serve local … Continued

Buying A Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Talking about buying anything except food and supplies is a hard question to ask when there’s an outbreak like this Coronavirus Pandemic. However, in the Northern Virginia real estate market, the quarantine for Virginians (and even Maryland and DC residents), has created an, albeit awkward, opportunity. The first thing is the interest rate levels for … Continued
Home Inspection

Negotiating Home Defects After the Inspection

Q:  I am currently in escrow on a house. We had the inspection done yesterday. There are a few major concerns of which we were unaware.  The largest is a faulty shower pan, which has been leaking for several years and has caused substantial damage to the sub-flooring. What is the best way to handle … Continued