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601, 2017

Renting vs Buying – 50 Things to Think About Before Choosing

Renting vs Buying – 50 Pros and Cons There is no universal right or wrong in the rent vs. buy discussion. It comes down to what is right for YOU. Before getting into the

3112, 2016

Fairfax County Services for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

We at NoVa House and Home are excited about our new roles as Community Ambassadors, Financial Advisors and Meals on Wheels food delivery. Our charge as Community Ambassadors is to spread the word about

3012, 2016

10 Red Flags to Watch for When Choosing a New Home

Purchasing a new home is a big investment, especially one that's near the Falls Church community. Check out these tips and make sure that you're not putting your family in a position where your "Dream

3012, 2016

What does a realtor do other than find me a house?

I participate in several online Q&A forums and there’s a question that comes up frequently from buyers and sellers. The thought is that if a consumer can find a house on their own, using

2106, 2016

Zillow Zestimate Missed by a Mile

The following was adapted for Northern Virginia based on a blog that ran on May 23, 2016 by Tallahassee Realtor Joe Manausa. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics.

1905, 2016

The Prince of Home Ownership

After the death of my favorite artist, one of the most pleasing things to me was finding out the extent of his charity. The way he mentored young artists and gave back to his

302, 2016

14 Interior Design Trends to Watch for in 2016

Custom Tiles, Wallpaper, Copper, Pottery (pics from Pinterest)   More from this Author: How To Decorate Your Home With Pantone's Unexpected Color Of The Year 6 Ways To Properly Arrange Furniture And Make

202, 2016

How long can a house stay in PRE-FORECLOSURE?

By Scott Godzyk New Hampshire Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services Share: February 01, 2016 05:00 AM REPORT If a Buyer asks you about a Pre-Foreclosure, would you know what they are talking

2401, 2016

Give Your Life and Home Some Color

A pop of color will transform any space or your entire home. You can show your personal style, but it can be risky. It’s not easy to pick the perfect combinations. Paint chips and combinations

1801, 2016

Avoid These Mortgage Mistakes

This all may seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised the number of people who ask these questions, or even worse don’t ask and inadvertently lose their mortgage approval. Many seemingly simple actions can

1501, 2016

11 Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

What kind of neighborhood do you want to live in? A neighborly place may seem rare these days, but we’re seeing a sense of community becoming more and more important to home buyers. Here

501, 2016

Saving for a Down Payment

Start a Budget There are hundreds of tools available to track your spending and help you create a budget that works for you. A successful budget is based on small daily choices. If you aren’t

201, 2016

5 Steps to De-clutter and Organize

If you want long term results that will last, this process will help you permanently declutter and stay organized. I’m not gonna lie to you and say how easy and quick it is. But, the

2012, 2015


We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter so far, so it’s no surprise many of us chose to take advantage and be out and about rather than focus on winterizing our homes. Tis the season to

2508, 2015

Reasons Millennials Aren’t Buying Homes Part 1

The real reasons millennials aren’t buying homes: Part 1 Several common misconceptions unveiled by Bernice Ross Aug 24, 2015 Takeaways: The real reasons millennials aren’t buying might be quite different from what the conventional wisdom

906, 2015

Should I Stay or Should I Go???

Before you decide to sell, make sure it’s right for you! A couple of stories from recent listing meetings with clients. Jack and Diane Jack and Diane bought their 3 bedroom 1.5 bath house in

1405, 2015

Making the Decision to Sell Isn’t Always Easy

Making the Decision to Sell Isn’t Always Easy After many years in a home it’s no longer just a property or a “thing”. It’s part of your life, it’s part of your life story.

1405, 2015

Custom Plan Designed Just for You

Earlier today I wrote an absolutely brilliant article about designing a custom plan for every client...somehow I didn't save it and now it's gone. I will rewrite this brilliant article on another day.   For

1704, 2015

Goodbye Winter

This past winter felt particularly harsh this year. I have a knack for scheduling travel during the worst storms. Snowmageddon found me in an airport in South Carolina with the first snow they'd seen in

1704, 2015

Information Overload

There is so much information about real estate available on the web, which is great for consumers, agents and people just looking for ideas. Great, now what? How do you take all this information and

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