Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d [...]

By |2019-06-26T06:00:34-04:00June 26th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false [...]

By |2019-06-25T06:00:21-04:00June 25th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a [...]

By |2019-06-24T06:00:09-04:00June 24th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their favorite home features. According to a survey from Open [...]

By |2019-06-20T06:00:56-04:00June 20th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What [...]

By |2019-06-19T06:00:43-04:00June 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:00:18-04:00June 18th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in [...]

By |2019-06-17T06:00:37-04:00June 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Whether you plan to stay in your house for [...]

By |2019-06-14T06:00:33-04:00June 14th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other [...]

By |2019-06-13T06:00:01-04:00June 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

Best Richmond Brunch Spots To Stop At This Summer

Lulu's Lunch. Supper! Heritage Perly's Can Can Brasserie Kuba Kuba The Jefferson Hotel 821 Cafe The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing The Daily Kitchen and Bar https://foursquare.com/top-places/richmond/best-places-brunch-foods

By |2019-06-12T15:16:44-04:00June 12th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Best Richmond Brunch Spots To Stop At This Summer