What renovations are likely to bring the most value when selling your home?

So, you’re contemplating selling your home.  You have an older home that could use a little updating before putting it on the market.  There’s a lot to consider and one of the top items on your list may be which renovations to my house will bring the most value at time of sale? Renovating certain […]

Taxes February 2019

Having met with our new tax accountant, here are a few noteworthy items we discovered and thought we would share:   There are seven Important Deductions Going Away • Dependent & personal exemptions • Interest on Home Equity Loans not used to build, buy or improve your home • Mortgage Insurance Premiums  (Ugh!) • Exclusion for forgiven debt • Miscellaneous […]

Somewhat off topic, but hopefully still helpful

January 2019 Backstory:  Of my mother’s nine siblings, five contracted appendicitis.  One sibling died after it was misdiagnosed as stomach flu.  Since I heard that story, I’ve carried a loathing of appendicitis.  Would I recognize it? Would my doctors? Would I overreact? Would it strike slowly? Quickly? Am I paranoid to worry about it? In […]

October 2018 Market Update & Giving Back

With many August home sales data points tracking horizontally or up, leaders at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors conclude that the anticipated expected tax deductions have not adversely affected Northern Virginia home sales.  For the short term, the limits to the state and local tax deductions (SALT) appear to be only a slight headwind […]

Why do your own job all day, then ours too??

When it comes to buying or selling your home, doing it by yourself can lead to frustration and aggravation…  Not to mention costly mistakes due to inexperience with local laws and regulations regarding the transfer of real estate. We are ready to help you in any real estate transaction by being an objective guide, helping […]

End of the 2016 – save some $$ on energy!

It’s not uncommon for the final months of the year to show the highest consumption of energy. As the weather gets colder and the nights get longer, we often turn on our lights and heating systems sooner during the day. This increase in energy usage typically means an increase in our monthly utility bill. With […]