Buying a House in a Tight Market

The word has finally gotten out that we are in a tight market. There are not enough houses on the market for all of the people who would like to buy a house. Of the 712 houses that closed in Fairfax County in January, 221 of them (31% )were on the market 10 days or less. 356 (50%) were gone within 30 days on the …

How to Connect with us to buy or sell a House

When you are interested in buying or selling a house, we’d love to connect with you. Here is how you can do that, and what to expect when you do. Home Buyers: Coffee Shop Meeting:  We often have an initial meeting with potential clients in a coffee shop that is near the area they want find a house. We spend 30-45 minutes talking over a …

A Very Useful Mobile App from Realtor.com

Are you looking for a good home search tool to take on the road with you? Everybody likes to drive around neighborhoods to get a feel for what’s on the market when they are looking for a new home. The new app from Realtor.com is the perfect tool to take with you on those drives. It gives you up to date information about homes for …

Should you take your Agent’s Recommendations for Lenders, Home Inspectors, and Title Companies?

Most home buyers automatically take their agent’s recommendations on service providers in a real estate transaction.  They do this for good reason:  they hired this agent because they have experience and expertise in buying real estate.  On a lot of levels, it makes sense to follow the advice of your agent when buying a house.  The question to ask in each instance is, “does my agent have …

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Buying a House through Skype

The temptation to buy a house sight-unseen through Skype is strong these days for people who live far from where they want to buy a house.  You can save the time and money involved in traveling to see a house before you purchase it.   You can avoid taking wasted trips for houses you don’t want to buy.  And in a market like we have …

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Buyer Agent FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on Buyer Agency: Do you work as a buyer’s agent? How much do you charge? What do you do for buyers? Do you work as a buyer’s agent? Yes.  we work for buyers, not for sellers when our client is buying a house. How much do you charge? We charge 3% of the sales price of the house, but this is often …