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The Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership in Northern VA. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from the rental trap of rising rents!  Northern VA residents can lock in housing cost for the life of your mortgage by buying a home. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, […]

Top 5 Benefits of Homeownership

Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership recently. According to their report, here are the top 5 benefits of homeownership that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in […]

Potential Home Buyers Wrong About Down Payment

Mortgage professionals say that first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy in today’s Northern VA real estate market.  To be exact 69% of first time buyers believe this.  Translation: most potential home buyers  wrong about down payment needs.  A recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage […]

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions?

Whether you are selling or buying a home in Northern VA, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry ‘lingo,’ but you should expect so much more than that. The housing crisis made everyone aware […]