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    How to prepare your home for a winning sale

    By Helena Talbot | March 7, 2021

    How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring Some Highlights With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast. That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move. Let’s connect to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale this... Read More

    Home Prices: what will happen this year?

    By Helena Talbot | March 2, 2021

    Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year? The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices... Read More

    What are the benefits of a 20% down payment?

    By Helena Talbot | March 1, 2021

    What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment? If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down payment options... Read More

    Don’t let buyer competition keep you from purchasing a home

    By Helena Talbot | February 27, 2021

    Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream... Read More

    How much leverage do today’s house sellers have?

    By Helena Talbot | February 24, 2021

    How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have? The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales are up 23.7% from the same time last... Read More

    Mortgage Rates are projected to increase and what it means for you

    By Helena Talbot | February 23, 2021

    The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last... Read More

    Where have all the houses gone in Northern Virginia?

    By Helena Talbot | February 22, 2021

    Where Have All the Houses Gone? In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed... Read More

    Will low mortgage rates continue through 2021?

    By Helena Talbot | February 18, 2021

    Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021? With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise. Recently, Freddie Mac released their quarterly forecast, noting: “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record low over a dozen times in 2020 and the low... Read More

    Is it time to buy a bigger home?

    By Helena Talbot | February 16, 2021

    Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home? In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often considered prime homebuying years when many people begin to form their own households and invest in real... Read More

    3 ways you win when buying a home this year

    By Helena Talbot | February 15, 2021

    3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security... Read More