Northern Virginia and Washington, DC are home to thousands of military personnel stationed at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, and Marine Corps Base Quantico. So where are the best places to live?
Northern Virginia and Washington, DC are frequently rated among the best places to live in the United States, with a wide range of housing options and real estate, several good school districts, abundant cultural and... Continue Reading Article »
I Have Orders to the Pentagon: Where Should I Live?
So you’re in the military with PCS Inbound orders to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Where do people who work at the Pentagon live?
The Pentagon is situated on hundreds of acres in the northeast section of Arlington, Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C. There is no military housing at the Pentagon.
Typically, people with orders to the... Continue Reading Article »
For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them!
Selling At The Wrong Time
From early spring to late summer is home-buying season for most people, especially those with children. Putting your house... Continue Reading Article »
If you’re willing to put in some time, energy and money, buying a home that’s considered a “fixer-upper” can be a rewarding experience. But there are important differences between a fixer-upper home and a real money pit. Here are some of those differences.
While things like location, neighborhood and local amenities are important in any home purchase, you should answer these questions when looking at... Continue Reading Article »
The DC area is home to some hot, humid summers.
Air conditioning can be a fantastic relief. Here are some tips to ensure the longevity of your air conditioning system and to save money on air conditioning in DC’s heat.
Keep doors and windows closed
This is the easiest mistake to avoid, but it’s also the easiest one to overlook. With kids coming in and out of the... Continue Reading Article »
Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America's Independence Day celebrations. This is an all-day event in the nation's capital, beginning with a parade along Constitution Avenue and ending with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. ... Continue Reading Article »
Too many troops and veterans either don’t know about their VA home loan benefit or are being discouraged from using it, experts say.
The Veterans Affairs Department should modernize the program and fund outreach efforts to educate real estate professionals and loan counselors — as well as troops and vets — about the benefit, said Son Nguyen, who heads the nonprofit Veterans Association of Real Estate... Continue Reading Article »
You’ve found the perfect property and a great mortgage loan with the best interest rate you can find. What’s next in the home buying experience? Signing the contracts and paying the closing costs. But what exactly are closing costs?
Here Is A List Of The Most Common Closing Costs:
Titling Fees – These include the title search and title insurance, and the associated attorney fees. These... Continue Reading Article »