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 on the market during this period is when you are likely to get top dollar... 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 costs are usually paid by the seller but can be assigned to the buyer.
Recording... Continue Reading Article »
Homeowners who want to increase the appeal of their residence before putting it up for sale can, within a few hours and with a little elbow grease, perform some do-it-yourself (DIY) kitchen upgrades that are sure to pique the interest of would-be buyers.
Many people either have or are in the process of listing their home, so it makes sense to do as much as possible to attract the interest of prospective purchasers.
It need not cost a proverbial arm and a... Continue Reading Article »
The concept of 'staging' - or expertly setting up your furniture and home decor for the purpose of selling your home - has gotten more popular over the last several years. You can hire dedicated home stagers to come to your home and stage your existing decor - or even hire a company to lease you decor in order to make your home more appealing to buyers. With the latter, your own furniture either goes into storage, or simply goes... Continue Reading Article »
It's that time of year again. As the leaves and temperature falls, autumn is definitely in full swing. What else is falling? You guessed it: Fairfax and Arlington County market sales activity. As seen in the below two charts, both Fairfax County and Arlington County are experiencing the usual seasonal decrease in the number of homes sold. This trend typically continues until mid-January before we see the tides turn and sales begin to increase. So what does this all mean?
If... Continue Reading Article »