The holiday season just kicked off with one gift that homebuyers are going to love all next year — an increase in the DC metro’s conforming loan limit from $625,500 to $636,150. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the national conforming loan limits for the first time since 2006, including a bump in baseline limits from $417,000 to $424,100 for many other U.S. markets. [Read More]
Learn everything you need to know about what maintenance items your home needs now to make it through this upcoming Fall and Winter. [Read More]
Seems counterintuitive, but it’s true! I’ll explain why. Most first-time buyers may not realize that those plastic cards found in wallets may help them buy a home. How’s that you might ask? Because in order to qualify for a loan, your lender needs to see that you have established a “credit history” … and you can’t do that without a credit card. [Read More]
We all love our first home but eventually there comes a point when it’s time to move on. Life changes and so do our needs and wants in a home. When you are ready for a new home but also have one to sell or rent-out, the stakes are much higher. This time around, you’ve got more to think about, plan, and “get right” then when you bought your first home. [Read More]
The DC metro housing market kicked off the fall season with some record high levels for closed sales and prices for the month of September. This good news offsets the decline in new and active listings, continuing the lack of robust inventory for buyers in the DC area. [Read More]
Taking that first step to buy your very first home can be scary and daunting. You want to find a home you will love but also afford. In my four-part “how-to” series for first-time buyers, you’ll learn what to do every step of the way and how to incorporate these strategies with your own to find a home that is “perfect” for your budget and your lifestyle.
When you are ready for a new home but also have one to sell or rent-out, the stakes are much higher. This time around, you’ve got more to think about, plan, and “get right” then when you bought your first home. My 4-part weekly series is a “how-to” guide for moving up to your next home with as little stress as possible. Whether you’ve bought and sold homes dozens of times, or it’s your first time being a move-up buyer, this series will walk you through exactly what to do when, how, and why.
With the Fall market getting into full swing this week, here is my quick and easy guide to get your home looking its best for its debut on the market! With a little elbow grease in just the right places, you’ll get your home ready for multiple offers in no time.
Buying a home is a major financial commitment that takes lots of pre-planning before you sign on the dotted line to make your dream of owning a home a reality. And, since most buyers need to finance their purchase with a mortgage, I’m here to get you all set on what you need to know and what you need to do along the way.
Once you decide to buy a home, it’s tempting to run out and start seeing houses immediately. Not so fast. There’s a very specific formula we use with clients to make sure they end up with the house that best fits their needs and budget. It requires some patience to make sure things are done right. This is the biggest financial decision of your life, and it should be done slowly, steadily and with precision.