Great time to refinance your mortgage

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Recently, a very successful and experienced mortgage loan officer we know said that rates are now “stupid low.” This is from someone who’s been doing what he’s been doing for a long time. He should know. Mortgage rates have been at historical lows for a number of years now, allowing new buyers the opportunity to […]

Radon – What Every Homeowner Should Know

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

If you have bought or sold a house in Northern Virginia, you’ve undoubtedly encountered radon tests and have some basic knowledge of the hazards of radon. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell […]

Real Estate Myths

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers and Sellers While there’s a prevailing belief that buying without a real estate agent will save you money, the truth is you’re almost always better off working with a pro. Buying or selling a house is not something most of us do every day. Despite the fact that […]

Hiring Remodeling Contractors

Monday, March 14th, 2016

It’s almost spring and many homeowners are thinking of hiring remodeling contractors to prepare their home for sale this spring or are looking to upgrade their existing space or add an addition. As with any industry, there are some excellent remodeling professionals out there and there are some less-than-desirable ones as well. Hire the wrong […]

6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

If you’re thinking you might want to buy a home in 2016 but are hesitant for any reason, check out this excellent article from      

Staging Tips: Keep it Simple and Real

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Thanks to HGTV©, staging a house to sell has evolved from a novelty practiced by a few to a necessity expected by the majority of agents and buyers. Over the past ten years, buyer expectations have shifted along with market conditions. Take a well-staged home from 2010, list it in today’s market, and it will […]

Increase your home sale price

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Home sellers do not always welcome the idea of renovating their property before selling their homes due to financial constraints. Furthermore, home renovations are not only a cost issue, they’re also an issue about time and effort. But the one thing to keep in mind is that minor renovations and touch ups can do so […]

Mold and Your Home

Friday, September 18th, 2015

In a recent article in the Home section of the Washington Post, columnist Sandy Gadow highlighted mold in your home and the dangers it can pose to the health of your entire family, And, left unattended, fast growing mold can cause damage to your home that will cost in the thousands of dollars to eradicate. […]

ReStore — A Hidden Treasure

Friday, August 14th, 2015

There’s a hidden treasure here in Loudoun County sitting at the corner of Rt. 15 and Battlefield Pwky in Leesburg. It is called the ReStore and it offers a great place for shoppers to find deals on new and gently used furniture and home remodeling materials. For donors, it offers a place to make a […]

Hail damage and insurance claim tips

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A recent hailstorm in our area has brought up a number of questions from concerned homeowners including, “Did the hail cause damage to our roof and siding?,“ “What’s the best way to check if there is damage?,” and, “Should we call our insurance company?” To answer the last question first, beware about calling your insurance […]