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Fairfax County VA Veterans & Surviving Spouses Benefits

There are an estimated 77,000 military veterans who live in Fairfax County, home of Fort Belvoir, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Recognizing the number of veterans in the area Fairfax County has a number of programs designed to assist county residents.  One of the biggest benefits is the real estate tax exemption available to […]


Are Bad Photos Keeping Buyers Away From Your Door?

You are getting ready to list your home for sale and interviewing Realtors® to help you with one of the biggest single financial transactions you will make.   One of the questions that seems to be overlooked in most interviews is “show me how your listings look on-line.”   Does it make a difference? The […]


Relocating To Fort Belvoir? What Will You Find?

Fort Belvoir’s history goes back to the founding of Fairfax County, the settling of Virginia and the beginning of our nation’s history. The 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River which makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king.  For the next 100 years Fort Belvoir lands […]


What You Get For Your Money In Northern Virginia

There are plenty of HGTV, BRAVO and A&E network TV shows that talk about “what you get for the money” in certain areas of the country. If you are a prospective buyer relocating to Northern Virginia or already living here and considering a home purchase the same question applies only on a much more micro […]


Comparing Lenders Is A Must When Buying A NoVA Home

Are you getting ready to buy a new home in Northern Virginia?  Did you call a lender to get a pre-qualification and say great now I’m ready? Wait are you only going to check with one lender?  Let me give you a real life scenario.  First time home buyers give me a call and are […]


I’m Not Hiding Houses From You-They Just Aren’t For Sale

The great thing about the internet is if you are house hunting you can find dozens hundreds of sites with listings.  The problem is figuring out which of those sites has accurate information and whether those homes are still for sale. When inventory is tight, as it has been in Northern Virginia for the last […]


Can I buy new construction with a VA loan?

The answer is a resounding YES. In the last year six of my clients buying new construction in Northern Virginia have used a VA home loans.   As far as I know there aren’t any new home builders who don’t have a VA home loan option and most of them also offer an incentive to […]


Virginia Grants For Home Modifications for Disabled Veteran’s

The Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) was established in 1972. The VHDA is a non-profit organization which helps Virginian’s purchase affordable housing.  VHDA offers a variety of home loan programs aimed towards first time home buyers and veterans. In addition the offering VA Loans the VHDA also offers “Granting Freedom” to provide funds for […]


Should I Wait Till Spring to List my NoVa Home?

It’s winter, it’s cold and the thought of putting your home on the market when it gets dark before 5 PM seems daunting.  It’s a conversation that is repeated many times during the winter months with prospective home sellers in Northern Virginia.  Let’s just wait until the spring when there are more buyers looking for […]


Goldilocks & The Three Bears Buy A New Home

In Northern Virginia the competition for listings is strong.   Not as crazy as the height of the market but in many cases listings will bring multiple offers. For Northern Virginia buyers that means working closely with a buyer’s agent to craft the best deal you can on your dream home.  Recently while reviewing offers […]