Should Northern VA Boomers Rent or Buy after Selling?

Over the last 25 years or more, homes in Northern Va have become larger in size.  Baby boomers who find themselves in a large empty home often decide to downsize for real estate with less maintenance and expense   Those homeowners close to or already in retirement considering selling have an important decision to make! Should […]

Home Equity in Retirement Planning

I often discuss with potential clients the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home.  Home equity in retirement planning is a major benefit when considering homeownership. The nonpartisan Employee Benefit […]

Seller’s Market in Northern VA, Downsize Now!

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. There are a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners in Northern VA.  You can find those below.  The biggest current motivation may be with a seller’s market in Northern VA, […]

55+ Living, When and Where to Move in Northern VA?

The older I get, the more I am aware of the “clock” of life.  It seems everyone around me is aging so quickly, most obviously my daughters which gives me perspective.  Even as I write this I feel myself tearing up, mostly joyous to watch my daughters grow into young ladies. The other, partly concerned, […]