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National Housing Survey Says It’s Time To Sell

  Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey says it’s time to sell your home.  Rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it was this time last year. A whopping 62% of Americans […]

Surprised by Closing Costs?

  Over half of all homebuyers are surprised by closing costs required to obtain their mortgage, according to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp.   The survey included 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers.  The results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the […]

Know Your Wants vs. Needs Before Buying a Home

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home in Northern Va, you should make a list to know your wants vs. needs before buying a home. Many homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on HGTV , Pinterest, or Houzz.com.  Unfortunately those homebuyers start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses. Do you […]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in Northern VA This Fall!

Here are 4 reasons to buy a home in Northern VA this fall, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next […]

52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750

The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that many millennials have not yet considered purchasing homes simply because […]