How to Spot the Difference Between a Stick and Mason Home
There are a variety of types of homes out there, and the architectural differences can become confusing quickly. One way to cut back on the ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on March 17, 2020
Start Your Home Buying Experience with a Wish List
Will you be buying a Cameron Station home soon? Do you know what kind of home you want to buy? Do you know how many bedrooms you need, how large the ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on February 4, 2020
BAH Tables - DC Metropolitan Area
Is your next assignment to the Washington, DC Metro area? If so, knowing your BAH for 2020 for your PCS move is high on your 'to do' ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on January 1, 2020
What Should Future Homeowners Know About an HOA?
When people start looking to buy a home, they may discover many references to a homeowners association. These tips help home buyers understand what ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on December 24, 2019
How to Build a Strong Homebuying Budget
Before committing to buying an Alexandria home, it is important to know the type of household someone can afford. Otherwise, homeowners could end up ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on December 10, 2019
Most Common Floor Plans for Homes
The type of home you choose to buy will have a long-lasting impact on your happiness as a Kingstowne homeowner. Although it may sound relatively ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on November 26, 2019
Owning Historic Property: What You Need to Know
Buying a landmark Del Ray home may be tempting, but it always entails specific requirements and limitations. If the property is listed on the ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on November 12, 2019
Should You Buy a Tiny Home?
The tiny home craze has taken off in recent years. For people who want a very specific type of lifestyle, a tiny home could be a good deal. However, ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on November 5, 2019
All About Buying a Home in an Age-Restricted Community
Designed to meet the needs and interests of adults age 55 and older, age-restricted communities for Old Town Alexandria homeowners are an excellent ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on October 15, 2019
Want to Rent a Home? What Investors Should Know About Tenancies
Becoming a property investor can be a smart way to diversify an otherwise linear portfolio. However, Mount Vernon homeowners who plan to rent out a ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on October 1, 2019
What Is a 1031 Exchange?
For many years, investors have used the 1031 exchange rules in the tax code to avoid paying gains when exchanging one Old Town Alexandria home or ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on September 17, 2019
How Does a Preapproval Letter vs. a Prequalification Letter Affect My Chances of Buying?
There are very few buyers that don't have to seek out lender approval for a new mortgage before they purchase their home, which means the first step ...
Posted by Sallie McBrien on August 20, 2019
What Not To do Before Applying for a Mortgage
The weeks before you buy a home, especially in a competitive housing market, are critical in your financial life. Major changes to your financial ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on July 17, 2019
Home Buyer Tips for Researching the Real Estate Market
Before a potential buyer even starts looking at home listings, it helps to have an idea of their neighborhood's real estate market. If the prices in ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on June 18, 2019
Is Buying a Condo Right for You?
There may come a time to stop renting and become a homeowner with condominiums a popular options for new homeowners and those looking to downsize. ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on April 30, 2019
Red Flags Home Buyers Should Watch Out For
When Alexandria South new home buyers begin their home search with a real estate agent, they often have a list of criteria for their new house. They ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on April 16, 2019
How to Navigate a Home Bidding War
When buying a new home, especially in a competitive market, buyers may find that they have become part of a bidding war. Bidding wars typically ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on January 3, 2019
Using BAH on a Mortgage Application
Although active-duty military personnel may be stationed in many parts of the country throughout their careers, they can still buy homes. Many find ...
Posted by David Rainey and Sallie McBrien on December 20, 2018