Category: Renting a Home

Zillow’s Zestimate Is Frequently Wrong in Northern Virginia; Unhelpful to Buyers, Sellers & Renters

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Zillow’s Inaccuracy Frustrates Consumers & Company CEO

So much so that Zillow has been accused of misleading and irresponsible home price estimates that have hurt both home buyers and sellers. Certain complaints have risen to the level of class-action lawsuits filed against Zillow in federal court. These court briefs outline that Zillow’s Zestimates are consistently inaccurate by anywhere from 6%  …  Read More

Mortgage Rates Nearing Historic Lows in Northern Virginia. Opportunity Strikes Again!

  • It’s amazing how many times a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes around. But here we are again with mortgage rates nearing historic lows.
  • People who need to pay the most attention are the one-third (1/3) of homeowners who could currently benefit from refinancing. Not to mention buyers sitting on the sidelines deciding when is the right time to purchase a home.
  • It’s fairly unprecedented
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Agents Must Work Differently to Help Home Buyers Become Better Positioned to Compete in Northern Virginia – Here’s why…

People are Competitive and So is Buying a Home
Competition is at the root of our evolutionary heritage. Competition is one of the most basic functions of nature. This was a well studied subject in the 1800’s by Charles Darwin, the father of natural selection. It can sure feel like survival of the fittest when helping a buyer compete in  …  Read More

The Advantages of BUYING vs. RENTING in Northern Virginia; Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage – Why Not Have It Be YOURS!

stencil.newletter-header (1)Buying a Home Requires Less Income Than Renting a Home (~20% less income)
If you are renting a home in Northern Virginia and you think you can’t afford to buy a home – THINK AGAIN – buying costs significantly less than renting.  This is surprising to most people, BUT YES, it generally takes less of your income to buy a home in  …  Read More

How to Buy a Home in Northern Virginia; the Step-by-Step Process

Most Important First Step is Selecting a Realtor® 
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a move-up purchaser, acquiring an investment property, or relocating across the country to find a home, buying a home is one of the most thrilling events experienced in your lifetime. The process can be a confusing one for some, or simply a re-fresher for others who  …  Read More