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3 Homebuying Questions and How to Address Them
Posted on 01/05/2020
3 Homebuying Questions and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a house in the near future, you should try to map out the property buying journey. By doing so, you can identify any potential homebuying hurdles and resolve such issues. To better understand what to expect when you pursue your dream home, let's take a look at three key questions that every homebuyer needs...
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How to Speed Up Your Homebuying Timeline
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Speed Up Your Homebuying Timeline
You know that you want to buy a house, but you may have only a limited amount of time to conduct a home search and discover your ideal residence. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to speed up your homebuying timeline. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you accelerate your journey from...
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Who Occupies Live-Work Properties?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Who Occupies Live-Work Properties?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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How to Compare Your Dream Homes Before Making an Offer
Posted on 12/15/2019
How to Compare Your Dream Homes Before Making an Offer
Buying a new home can be an exciting but anxiety-inducing experience. With so many things to consider, it can be difficult to keep track of the things that matter most to you. This process is complicated further when you discover a second or third home that you like as much as the first and you’re trying to decide which...
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Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Posted on 12/08/2019
Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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What to Expect After You List Your House
Posted on 12/01/2019
What to Expect After You List Your House
If you recently added your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of time before you sell your house. In fact, if you know what to expect after a home listing is published, you can plan accordingly for all stages of the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 11/24/2019
3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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Tips for Managing Your Homebuying Expectations
Posted on 11/17/2019
Tips for Managing Your Homebuying Expectations
If you intend to buy a house, it generally is a good idea to establish realistic property buying expectations. That way, you can plan ahead for the homebuying journey and avoid potential problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you...
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Pay off Your Mortgage Early with These Techniques
Posted on 11/10/2019
Pay off Your Mortgage Early with These Techniques
Paying off a mortgage early is a dream of many homeowners. By making larger payments on your home loan, you can cut years off of your loan term and save thousands of dollars in interest payments that you can use toward savings or investments. But in an economy that has seen decades of wage stagnation and increasing costs of...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Home?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Home?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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How to Avoid a Complicated Homebuying Experience
Posted on 10/27/2019
How to Avoid a Complicated Homebuying Experience
As a homebuyer, you likely want to do everything you can to ensure you can seamlessly navigate the property buying journey. Yet problems may arise that hamper your homebuying aspirations. Lucky for you, we're here to help you analyze the property buying journey and ensure you can avoid complications along the way. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Video Tour  - 6122 Franklin Park Road, Mclean, VA 22101
Posted on 10/23/2019
Video Tour - 6122 Franklin Park Road, Mclean, VA 22101
New Construction! Spring 2020 expected delivery! Introducing, The Benjamin @ Franklin Park, in McLean VA. This exquisite luxury Estate home is sure to wow you on every level. This exciting model boast well over 10,000 finished living sq ft on 3 levels. Dual Masters Suites with nearly identical options for either main level living or upper level preferences. 7 bedrooms total, 6 full baths, 2 power rooms, 2 Laundry rooms, office, mudroom, 4 car garage (2 separate 2 car garages). 3 Zone HVAC (Carrier Infinity systems.) Natural Gas heat, whole house backup generator. Private and secluded in sought after southern McLean (McLean School...
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