Alexandria VA Real Estate News

8 Home Staging Tips to Ensure a Quick Sale

June 8, 2021
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Did you know that 83% of potential home buyers say that it is easier to imagine themselves living in a home if it has been staged? Home staging is the process of rearranging furniture and adding decor to make it more desirable to prospective buyers. If you want to be able to sell your home […]

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8 Questions to Ask Your Alexandria Real Estate Agent

June 1, 2021
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Whether you are buying or selling a home, it’s likely one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make in your life. For example, the median home price in the state of Virginia is $285,229, although this is likely much higher in the Alexandria and northern Virginia area.  The significance of this transaction and the fast-paced […]

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Prepping Your Alexandria House for Sale: Marie Kondo Method

May 20, 2021
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According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, the 2020 real estate market valued the average Alexandria house 9 percent above the 2019 average. As a homeowner, it might seem like a quick sale is guaranteed.  Not quite.  There are more homes on the market in 2021. It’s essential to do as much as you can to […]

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What Factors Bring Down Property Value?

May 13, 2021
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Property values fluctuate depending on whether economic factors make it a buyer or seller market. Changes in interest rates, a rise in unemployment, and poor municipal management are out of your control. You know that you can’t change the location of your home or unsightly neighbors. Yet, you can focus on features of your home that […]

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The Complete Guide: Estate Sales vs. Garage Sales

April 29, 2021
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Around 20% of US adults moved in 2020 or, at the very least, knew someone who did. Are you getting ready to join this elite group? If so, you may be wondering: how can I get rid of all my extra stuff? It’s easy to accumulate extra clutter when you’ve lived in your current home […]

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Does a Finished Basement Add Value to Your Home?

April 23, 2021
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Finished basements are becoming more popular and for many reasons. They add extra space that you can use for an extra room, another living area, an entertainment room, a space for children, and more. Another reason that more homeowners are adding a finished basement is that they offer added home value. Or do they? Is […]

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Manage Your Mortgage: The Guide to Your First Mortgage

March 23, 2021
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Mortgages can seem like a complicated process but are pretty straightforward. If you’re applying for your first mortgage and want to get a good idea of the entire process, keep reading. In this article, we go into credit scores, comparing rates, and more. It’s important to be well informed and prepared before starting your first […]

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The Key Steps to Successfully Selling Your House

March 16, 2021
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Selling a home can be a stressful experience, no matter how prepared you are. However, there are certain steps to selling a house that can minimize your stress, and hopefully, how many days your house sits on the market. Most home sells within a matter of months. However, it’s not uncommon, under the right conditions, […]

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6 Advantages of Living in a Townhouse

January 15, 2021

Home is where the heart is, but what type of home is right for you? Maybe you know a single-family home is simply too much and an apartment is just too small, but you are unsure of the meaning of it all. You’ve heard of condominiums and townhouses, but it’s a lot to take in. […]

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Home Maintenance Tips to Improve Home Value

December 2, 2020

Perhaps the best investment a homeowner can make is to learn the ins-and-out of home maintenance. Proactive measures will likely pay back in buckets and includes the regular inspection and updating of a home’s major systems and structure. Below are a few of the most important items, including the most damaging and costly to a […]

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