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Important Information About Home Appreciation

Home Price Appreciation Forecast Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years.

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Upgrade Your Home Now

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home! Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s

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Home Inspection Is Important

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your

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Using A Real Estate Professional Makes All The Difference

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference! In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of

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Sell Your Home This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index 

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3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today! A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of

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Dont Wait To Buy

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest

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This Summer Is The Time To Buy

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price

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Real Estate Is The Best Investment

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice

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How To Price Your Home To Sell

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However,

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Get The Most Money From Selling Your Home

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the

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Search For Your Dream Home

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to

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Top 4 Ways To Make Your Offer Competitive

4 Tips for Making a Competitive OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market,

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Access To Your Home Will Get Your Home Sold

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold! So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the

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Keeping Housing Affordable

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing AffordableTwo positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to

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Before You Renew Your Lease Again Find Out If You Can Put Your Housing Costs To Work By Buying This

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the 

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Homebuyers Shouldnt Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over AgainLast week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index from the 

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Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates

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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately PTSI

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price

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Parkfairfax VS Fairlington Condo Communities

Parkfairfax vs Fairlington Communities in Alexandria/Arlington These two communities feature hundreds of brick buildings nestled in the trees.  They were built quickly following WW2 to

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Whats Going On With Bidding Wars

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars? In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A

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How To Have A Unique Open House

How to Have a Unique Open House According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of

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Four Bedroom Herndon Home In Great Location Coming Soon

Move in ready! Wonderful location at end of cul-de-sac with large flat fenced rear yard. The interior has lots of wonderful updates to include: kitchen with granite countertops and stainless

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230 Steps To Buy A House Use A Professional

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of

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Interest Rates Are Expected To Rise Over The Next Year The Time To Buy Is NOW

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to

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Is The Recent Dip In Interest Rates Here To Stay In Reston

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned

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Excited About Buying A Home This Year Heres What To Watch

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of

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Heres To A Wonderful 2019

Here’s to a Wonderful 2019!We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and!

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Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

Why You Should Not For Sale By OwnerIn today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the

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Where Is The Housing Market Headed In 2019

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate

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24 Hours That Suddenly Improved The Market

24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the MarketThis year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost

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How To Save Thousands Of Dollars In Interest On Your Mortgage

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your MortgageOne of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the

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What Makes A House A Home For You

What Makes a House a Home For You?We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones

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Homeownership Remains A Huge Part Of The American Dream

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American DreamAs we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory

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Why Houses DO NOT Sell In A Strong Market

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong MarketAs we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question,“If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why’

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4 Reasons To Sell Your House This Winter

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another

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No Bubble Here How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are HelpingReal estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are

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Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your

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2018 Vs Now Are Owners Using Their Homes As ATMs Again

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why

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Homeowners Aged 65plus Have 48times More Net Worth Than Renters

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across

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Further Proof Its Not 2008 All Over Again

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over AgainHome sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing.

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Twenty Four Percent Of Renters Believe Winter Is The Best Time To Buy A Home

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a HomeIn real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists

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The Number 1 Reason To Not Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your HouseMany sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that

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Females Are Making It A Priority To Invest In Real Estate

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who

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Existing Home Sales Slowed By Lack Of Listings

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.22 million, which is up 1.4% over last month.

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7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time,

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Baby Boomers Are Downsizing Are You Ready To Move

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Fall

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price

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Renovation Included In Home Purchase Loan

If you are not finding the PERFECT property, here is a easy loan product to finance the purchase and renovation! Get the money for the new kitchen and paint! Call for more!

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home Heres Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and

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Buying A Home Can Be Scary Until You Know The Facts

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to

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Real Estate Tip Of The Day YOUR PHOTOS MATTER

Real Estate Tip: Your exterior photos matter!If you’re even considering selling your house anytime in the next 6 months 🏡 , let us take professional pictures 📸 for you

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Downsizing Advice Seniors Can Actually Use

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on UnsplashDownsizing Advice Seniors Can Actually UseIf you’re a senior or approaching retirement, you may already know a few people who decided to downsize. Downsizing is

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Dispelling The Myth About Home Affordability

Dispelling the Myth About Home AffordabilityWe have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those

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Buying A Home Do You Know The Lingo

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path

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Coming Soon 12044 Lake Newport Road

12044 Lake Newport Road, Reston VA 20194 Listing Price: $749,900 | Listing Date: Friday, Oct. 12Large 5 bedroom home with huge kitchen and family room, updated master bath, walk out lower

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Still Going Up Should You Wait To Buy

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the

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2 Factors To Watch In Todays Real Estate Market Whether Buying Or Selling

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you

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Are We About To Enter A Buyers Market

Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has

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The True Cost Of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your HomeOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part

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Twenty Five Percent Of Homes With A Mortgage Are Now Equity Rich

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be.

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Home Prices The Difference Five Years Makes

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years MakesCoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing

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If You Are Thinking Of Selling You Must Act Now

If You Are Thinking of Selling You Must Act NOW!If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below;

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Is Buying A Home Really More Stressful Than Planning A Wedding

Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that

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Almost New Townhouse Near Future Ashburn Metro

22634 Cambridgeport Square$549,999 Townhouse 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 Half Baths, Ashburn Open House Sun 01:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PMOpen House! Sun 01:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM FIRST OPEN HOUSE!

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Home Prices Have Appreciated

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018 Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home

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NAR Reports Show Its A Great Time To Sell

NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell! We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two

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4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home

4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy A Home! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest

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Home Prices Up Across The Country

Home Prices Up 6.49% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest quarterly Home

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What Does The Future Hold For Home Prices

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively

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Rents Are On The Rise Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Rents Are on The Rise: Don’t Get Caught in The Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing

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Rents Are On The Rise Dont Get Caught In Rental Trap In Reston

Rents Are on The Rise: Don’t Get Caught in The Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your

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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall!Here are five reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Why Are Existing Home Sales Down

Why are Existing Home Sales Down?The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four

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Top 3 Myths About Todays Real Estate Market

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate MarketThere are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced

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Home Sales Expected To Continue Increasing In 2019

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing in 2019Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase nicely in

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Rent Or Buy Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize,

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Homebuyers Willing To Sacrifice Must Haves In Favor Of Good School Districts

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School DistrictsIt should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to&

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You Need An Agent Who Will Always Put You First

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You FirstWhether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the

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The Number One Reason To Put Your House On The Market Today

The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 5 Years Running

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long

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4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing BubbleWith home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom &

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Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs In Retirement

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In

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Selling Your Home Heres 2 Ways To Get The Best Price

Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price! Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee

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Lack Of Listings Slowing Down The Market

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the MarketAs the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales

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What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already 

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Housing Will Not Fall Victim To Next Economic Storm

Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic StormSome experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could

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Demand For Homes To Buy Continues To Climb

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to ClimbAcross the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers

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4 Real Reasons Why We Buy A Home

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.No matter

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First Time Home Buyers Continue To Put Down Less Than 6 Percent

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased

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Want To Sell Your House Faster

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their 

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House Buying Power At Near Historic Levels

House-Buying Power at Near-Historic LevelsWe keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is

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Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened DemandSince the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to 

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How Long Do Most Families Live In A House

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has

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The Number 1 Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply

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Cost Across Time

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to

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Homes Are More Affordable Today Than 1985 Through 2000

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own

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Buying This Summer Be Prepared For Bidding Wars

Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on

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Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home? There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might

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You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy Your Home Now

You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors(NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat

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4 Reasons To Sell This Summer

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few

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3 Issues Facing Todays Real Estate Market

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate MarketLast week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the

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Happy Birthday America Here Is A Quick Guide To 4th Of July Events In And Around Reston Virginia

Happy Birthday, America! Here is a quick guide to 4th of July Events in and around Reston! With summer in full swing, kids out of school, and anticipated upcoming summer vacations, it’s that time

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Parents Say Kids Opinions Matter Big When Buying A Home

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a HomeA recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of

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When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain

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Days On The Market Drops To A New Low In April

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in AprilAccording to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent

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4 Steps To Follow When Presenting An Offer In Todays Market

4 Steps to Follow When Presenting an Offer in Today’s Market!So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such

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4 Reasons Why Summer Is A Great Time To Buys A Home

4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s 

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Top Reasons To Own Your Home

Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way

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Will Home Prices Fall As Mortgage Rates Rise

Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional

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Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes For Their Dream Homes

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream HomesA new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the

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5 Reasons Why To Sell This Summer

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Moving Up To Your Dream Home Do Not Wait

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home

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Renters Under 50 Want To Buy A Home

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range

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Access An Important Factor In Getting Your House Sold

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they

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3 Tips For Making Your Dream Of Owning A Home A Reality

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without

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5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted The 2018 Housing Market

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing MarketStarting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll For 5th Year Running

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year RunningEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a

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Home Inspections What To Expect

Home Inspections: What to ExpectSo you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a

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What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained

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Fifty Percent Of Homes Sold In 30 Days In March

50% of Homes Sold in 30 Days in March  Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The

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4 Reasons Why Todays Housing Market Is NOT 2006 All Over Again

4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over AgainWith home prices rising again this year, some are concerned that we may be repeating the 2006 housing bubble that caused families so

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Data Says May Is The Best Month To Sell Your Home

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your HomeAccording to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an

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Why Home Prices Are Increasing

Why Home Prices Are IncreasingThere are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too

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Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory

Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory Some Highlights: According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1%

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How Much Do You Need To Make To Buy A Home In Your State

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates 

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Buying A Home Is Cheaper Than Renting In The Majority Of The US

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the USThe results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own )

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The COST Of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents Home Was

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home Was There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in

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US Housing Market Still In Buy Territory

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With Thanksgiving just a couple days away (and guests sure to descend upon your home over the festive season), it's high time to take care of all the small-scale home improvements you've been

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8 Easy Fixes For Thanksgiving Dinner Mishaps

Grandma Rose isn't speaking to Aunt Essie. Cousin Jim just converted to "Jediism." Ruffles threw up on the living-room rug.You have enough Thanksgiving woes without having to worry about the meal.

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The Mini Caramel Apples Recipe Ingredients are super easy. Same as you would need for full sized caramel apples, you just need some cake pop sticks and a melon baller.With the

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PRICE REDUCTION END UNIT TOWNHOUSE ON GOLF COURSE

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With buyers seeking perfection, here is what sellers can do to ensure their home looks good and is priced right1. Sellers should understand the “HGTV effect” — buyers are looking for

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The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’.  If the supply of an item is larger than the amount of people looking to purchase that item,

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Halloween Safety Tips For Homeowners

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

1.  Education and Experience, you don't need to know everything about real estate if you hire a professional.2.  Neighborhood Knowledge, agents either possess knowledge or where to find it

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Granite, quartz, marble, concrete - there are so many relatively standard options for countertops. But what if you want something a little different?Go exotic, and you'll never be worried about

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This elegant, beautifully maintained three level end unit townhouse is filled with light, has an open floor plan, a soaring entry and an upper level loft overlook to the living area. The kitchen is

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THE TOP 8 WAYS TO SAVE A BUCK WHEN ADDING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

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From USAA Is It A Sellers Market

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REFINANCE NOW

Refinance mortgage rates are holding steady nationwide. U.S. homeowners have opportunity to save money on their home loans.The 30-year mortgage rate averaged 4.10% last week, marking the 4th

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OPEN HOUSE 9715 BEACH MILL RD GREAT FALLS VA

Join us today for an open house at 9715 Beach Mill Rd, Great Falls, VA. Lunch is on us.  This grand estate home sits on over an acre of forested and landscaped land. The five bedroom home

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Home Staging Tips For Fall

These eight seasonal staging ideas will make your home for sale feel warm and cozy for potential buyers this fall.Photo by: Rate My Space user Patrick | View Full Photo

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Want To Sell Your House This Fall

Fall often signals a slowing down in the real estate business. While steady home sales are expected to continue through the year, many regions will likely slowly shift from a sellers market to a

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Stunning Townhouse Back On The Market

Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 half bath Townhouse in Sterling boasts three levels with a garage. Lower level consists of a half bath, beautiful family room with hardwood and walk out fenced backyard.

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Save The Date Summer Snow Day For Dogs Aug 23 And More

The dog days of summer have everyone, including pets, looking to cool off.That’s why Unleashed by Petco is trucking in snow to Reston Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 23. Pets can frolic like it is

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Successful Photo Shoot Preparation Part 2

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MAKE YOUR PHOTOS COUNT

A picture says a thousand words is an old cliche, but so very true in the real estate market. Here is a checklist to help you, the homeowner, get the most out of the professional photos we offer in

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GORGEOUS STERLING TOWNHOUSE

This stunning Sterling Townhouse is back on the market.  3 bdr 2 full and 2 half ba home features a lower level family room with gas fireplace, patio, laundry and half bath. Main level features

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Are Service Plans And Home Warranties Worth The Cost

Extended warranties, or service plans, offer consumers longer terms of coverage on service, repair and replacement for their home's appliances than the standard out-of-the-box warranty from the

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How To Enhance Your Life And Home With Lighting

Your home’s interior lights want to help you have fun, feel better, and save energy. Will you let them?It used to be we’d walk into a room and flip on the light switch, maybe slide the

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11 Ways To Create A Welcoming Front Entrance For Under 100

First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the

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Should I Tip My Movers

Tip etiquette is a touchy subject under any circumstances. It’s even more fraught with questions when deciding whether to tip your movers.Because movers are entrusted with your

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The Reason They Are Called Benefits

The Veterans Administration guarantees home loans for eligible veterans. It is considered an attractive loan because the veteran can purchase the home with no down payment up to specific loan limits

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DIY Disasters And How To Avoid Them

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Sellers always want to know why the house down the street sold so quickly and theirs is still on the market. There are so many factors. Timing, the right buyer was looking at the right time.,

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Condo For Lease Reston Towne Center

Live in the heart of of Reston Town Center , unit with updated kitchen and maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Corian counters. Open floor plan with dual Master bedrooms, located in a

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Real estate is a big deal. For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION GORGEOUS SULLY ESTATES

Huge price reduction on this gorgeous Sully Estates home. 4 BDR  4 Bath  home on 5+ acres at Chandley Farms at Centreville. Gorgeous entry with soaring stairway and crystal chandelier on

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15 Reasons Americans Move

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Ready Set Go Mortgage Checklist

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July 2014 Newsletter

Nikki Ryan Concierge Real Estate | 11700 Plaza America Drive | Reston | VA | 20190Add nikki@nikkiryan.com to your safe senders list. Click here for directions.This message was sent on

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12 Questions To Ask When Choosing Your REALTOR

How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions — is mostly learned

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School News And Community Input Requested Reston Rocks

New Today: (7/10) Students from nine Fairfax County public schools won awards—including four first place awards—at the 2014 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference held

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July Market Report

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GORGEOUS GREAT FALLS ESTATE

TOTALLY UPDATED WONDERFUL EUROPEAN CUSTOM COLONIAL W/ HIGH END FINISHES. SITUATED ON TWO PRIVATE ACRES! OPEN FLOOR PLAN. BRIGHT AND AIRY. ENJOY NATURE AS YOU RELAX FROM ANY ROOM IN THE HOUSE.

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Gorgeous Sterling Townhouse Just Listed

Beautiful three level townhouse In Sterling’s Dominion Station.  Entry Foyer with   tile floors, guest bath and family room with fireplace, hardwood floors,  as well as

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Winter Pine Townhouse New Listing

 Beautiful townhouse with hardwood through out the main level, kitchen with gorgeous cherry cabintry and granite counter tops. Walkout lower level with fireplace and even an attic with pulldown

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5270 Chandley Farm Circle Centreville VA 20120

Welcome to the exclusive executive community of Sully Estates.  This home is nestled on a 5 acre lot with beautiful wooded views.  The home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and has 3

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Daily Reminders While Your House Is Listed For Sale

Here is a reminder list of the little things to do before leaving the house!  Daily Reminder   ·      Make beds & tidy rooms & closets. · 

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HOW DO I CLEAN MY GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

What Are Granite Countertops?:Granite is a super tough stone that is formed from volcanic magma. Granite has earned a reputation as a great building stone. It ranges in color, but is known for how

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Local Market Trends April 2014

APR-2014 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletterWelcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that

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Why Renovate 100000 Reasons

Would an extra $100k mean anything to your investment plans, retirement, a trip, college for the kids or any other reason that it might impact your life?  Here at Concierge Real Estate I

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Winding Down Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Will Impact Mortgage And Housing Markets

May 6, 2014by Shashank ShekharImpact Mortgage and Housing MarketsMay 6, 2014by Shashank ShekharLeaders of the Senate Banking Committee unveiled a bipartisan plan last month that would wind

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10 Best Home Improvement Projects For 2014

From realtor.com comes the market trends for home improvments:If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which

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OVER 200K IN UPGRADES OVER 100K PRICE DROP 1146 Round Pebble Lane Reston

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Save The Date May 16 To 18 From Reston Now

Save The Date: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Returns May 16-18by Karen GoffMore than 200 artists and artisans will line the streets of Reston Town Center May 16-18 as the Northern Virginia

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HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR LENDER

When you write an offer to purchase a home you also submit a Lender Letter.  The Lender Letter is provided after you meet with the lender to discuss financing your new home purchase.  The

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TGIF When Listing Your House Could Mean 5000 More Money

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Number One Reason To Buy Now

There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by approximately 4% this year and%

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WHY LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE NOW Part 2

There Is Less Competition - For Now Housing supply always grows from the spring through the early summer. Also, there has been a growing desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable

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From Reston Now Updates For April 9

No Comment On Silver Line — Sources say the issues with Metro’s Silver Line may be repaired in two weeks and handed over to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority soon after. Metro,

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WHY List Your House For Sale NOW

The market is always the most active in the spring. Most people want to be in their new house by the end of the summer.  If they have children, they want them moved and settled over the

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Coming Soon 42786 Explorer Drive Ashburn VA 20148

The popular Clara Bow model by Miller & Smith.  Stunning from top to bottom, inside and out.  The main level has walls of windows and tons of natural light.  There is 

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Diamond In The Rough 12229 Thoroughbred Road Herndon VA 20171

Diamond in the Rough!Fabulous Opportunity to remodel the original home or build new!  This rambler has awesome bones, large room sizes, 5 bedrooms and 4 baths on the main level.  There is

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Coming Soon 3815 Elbert Avenue Alexandria VA 22305

Welcome home to this charming cape style home.  The home is currently being renovated inside and out!  New flooring throughout with hardwood floors on main level, new carpet in lower

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1146 Round Pebble Lane Reston VA 20194

This beautiful updated home is move in ready!  Totally updated and reconfigured kitchen with French Country Style cabinetry from Thomasville, double stacked for excellent storage, natural

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Theres An App For That

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Should I Buy First Or Sell First In Reston And Great Falls

Should I buy first or sell first in Reston and Great Falls?   This can be a tough question.  If you find a place to buy but need to sell your current property to have enough down

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4 Ways Your Home Is Changing New Building And Design Trends

Coming from the first annual Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, here are five trends from today's homebuilding industry and a snapshot of what is to come.In early February, the National

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Your Home It Pays To Keep Up With The Joneses

By Amanda Gengler  @Money March 21, 2014: 7:00 PM ET Is your home the neighborhood slacker? If you've lived there for years without making many improvements, there's a good chance your house

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Josh Temples 10 Remodeling Dos And Donts

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Mortgage Rates Sideways Ahead Of Fed Announcement

March 18, 2014 Mortgage rates were effectively unchanged today, putting an end to 2 days spent moving higher as the threat of violence diminished in

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