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Loudoun County: One of the Hottest Housing Markets in the Region

  • September 22, 2017

We’ve been looking at the August 2017 numbers and there continues to be plenty of upside in Loudoun County.  While the market tends to slow down in August, we saw meaningful changes in year-over-year activity.  Loudoun County homes sold 9 days faster in August 2017 when compared to the year before.  This is likely driven, … Continue reading “Loudoun County: One of the Hottest Housing Markets in the Region”

Keeping Stainless Steel Stainless

  • September 18, 2017

Stainless steel is brazen about touting its own ability to stay clean, but it sure does pick up the grime over time, which can be a bother for homeowners. Luckily, there are a few choice ways to maintain the stainless visage. Apply the simple solution ­ In a paper on proper metal maintenance from the … Continue reading “Keeping Stainless Steel Stainless”

8 Steps to Successfully Getting Your Home on the Market

  • August 28, 2017

If you are like most homeowners (and you aren’t a real estate agent), chances are you don’t sell homes on a regular basis.  Before committing to selling your home on your own, it’s best to get a better understanding of what you are in for.  While you can save a significant amount of money on … Continue reading “8 Steps to Successfully Getting Your Home on the Market”

What’s the best time to list your home?

  • August 21, 2017

This is a question we get all the time from prospective home sellers.  Unfortunately, the answer really depends on a number of factors and ultimately depends on your life circumstances.  Life rarely pauses to meet your needs, but it may be helpful to better understand the peaks and valleys of your specific market.  The graphic … Continue reading “What’s the best time to list your home?”

Getting Ready to Sell – Neutral Palettes Let Buyers Paint a Picture

  • August 3, 2017

You may have loved that bold color you came across several years ago, but prospective buyers might not share your love of the bold.  Despite the relatively small investment in changing a paint color, many buyers have a hard time seeing past the heavy blue you chose for your family room.  A relatively small investment … Continue reading “Getting Ready to Sell – Neutral Palettes Let Buyers Paint a Picture”

Getting Ready to Sell – Take Care of Obvious Blemishes

  • August 3, 2017

Even though you might have already taken care of a leak, you don’t want to draw attention to cosmetic problems it may have created.  Even if that blemish is small, it’s best to take care of it before prospective buyers arrive at your door.  If it’s still there, buyers will likely start wondering what’s behind … Continue reading “Getting Ready to Sell – Take Care of Obvious Blemishes”

Kitchens and Master Baths Sell Homes

  • August 3, 2017

The Kitchen The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the house.  For today’s home buyer, it’s not just a place to prepare meals, it’s also the hang-out space for family and friends.  But let’s first think about the functional aspects of your kitchen.  When a prospective buyer sees a cluttered kitchen, they … Continue reading “Kitchens and Master Baths Sell Homes”