Category Archives: Real Estate Ramblings







So You Want To Pass On The Home Inspection?

The house had everything we wanted. Beautiful hardwood floors, remodeled bathrooms, cathedral ceilings and lots of outdoor space. We started planning the garden and where we would store they kayak. Even though everything looked perfect as a Realtor® I always recommend buyers have a home inspection. Fortunately I took my own advise. What happened next […]


Forget About Square Feet Think Room Sizes

At least a couple of times a week someone asks why does Zillow or Trulia shows their Northern Virginia home as only 1500 square feet (SF) when it’s really 2500 SF. The answer is fairly straightforward.  These sites ( and many others) pull information for the county tax records.  In most cases our tax records […]



The Perfect Storm In NoVA is Brewing Again

Does this sound familiar? Lots of buyers. Low inventory. Multiple Offers. Bidding Wars. This is positive news for sellers. Competition with other properties is lower. Buyers are out making offers.  Price it right and they will likely come.  Price it to high and the appraisers will knock you back to reality as they aren’t letting […]