Local Real Estate

Condo vs Townhouse: Similarities and Differences

February 8, 2022

According to a poll, one in three first-time home buyers cried at some point during the process – but that doesn’t mean navigating real estate has to be stressful for everyone! For many, looking towards condos or townhouses is a practical and attractive alternative to a single-family home. There are plenty of reasons to choose […]

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How To Find the Best Houses for Sale in Old Town Alexandria, VA

September 28, 2021
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Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. You may spend the next 20-30 years in that house.  So, you may have heard about a particular neighborhood like Old Town in a city that is attractive to live in. Whether you are moving to the Alexandria […]

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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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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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Ten Tips for Buying a Home to Flip

December 2, 2020

Though not foolproof, these tips will help you evaluate the potential of a home you plan to ‘flip’:   1. Look at the locks.  Schlage and Baldwin are the gold standard.  A Home Depot or Quickset lock may indicate a renovator who wasn’t willing to spend the extra money. 2. The quality of appliances vary […]

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The Home Inspection: A Test Drive with Higher Stakes

December 2, 2020

A standard checklist item of today’s home purchase, the home inspection is an opportunity to explore the ins-and-outs of a listing for sale. A certified home inspector, hired by the potential buyer, will closely assess the condition of a home for sale and provide a detailed report of their findings. Ideally, no major issues exist […]

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5 Advantages of Living in a Single-Family Home in Alexandria, VA

November 30, 2020

When embarking on the search for your next home in the Alexandria area, one of the first considerations is if you want a condo, townhouse, or single-family home. The term single-family home refers to a stand-alone residential dwelling set on its own piece of property. No land, utilities, or structural components are shared with any […]

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9 Real Life Benefits of Living in Northern Virginia

September 10, 2020

Did you know that 901,000 new homes were sold in the U.S. in July 2020? This shows an increase of 13.9% from the number of homes sold in the previous month. As of the end of July, there were 299,000 new homes for sale. The median price for houses sold in July 2020 was $330,600. […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria

September 10, 2020

Are you into history, art, and a little bit of whimsy? If so, you should see what Old Town Alexandria has to offer. This peaceful, old town might be best known for its sense of calm, but when you’re looking for things to do in Old Town Alexandria, you won’t have to look long. You can […]

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