Home Improvement Projects with the Best Return on Investment

The characteristics that define a good Return on Investment (ROI) for your home meet these four criteria; Low-Maintenance, Good (not necessarily the highest) Quality, Energy-Efficient, and Relatively low cost. The top ROI projects in order, one being the best, are as follows: 1. Replacing Your Front Door 2. New Siding 3. Minor Kitchen Remodel 4.... Continue Reading →

Housing Inventory Snapshot – August 2014

We hope you will find the following snapshot of August's inventory statistics for our local Real Estate market informative. Please let us know if you need our help with anything real estate related.I am optimistic that we will have a strong Fall market based on the Days On Market through August. You will notice that, for... Continue Reading →

According to Wikipedia, "Diestrammena is a cricket genus in the family Rhaphidophoridae. It is native to Asia, including Japan. The United States is currently undergoing a camel cricket census conducted by researchers and citizen scientists at North Carolina State University. Citizen scientists were asked to survey their homes for presence or absence of camel crickets... Continue Reading →

Support Our Troops with Confidence

I was speaking with my father during his visit this past fall and mentioned that I was considering donating my horse to the PATH Intl. Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Riding Program which prompted a discussion about how much of the donated proceeds raised by the several Wounded Warrior type organizations actually go towards helping veterans and their... Continue Reading →

30 Things Every Homeowner Should Know     I don't know about you but I grew up watching Bob Vila on "This Old House". Bob has put together a really good list of helpful tips for homeowners, some more than others. I recommend you take a few minutes to read his suggestions, numbers 12 and... Continue Reading →

Is USAA’s Movers Advantage Program Really an Advantage?

Use caution when selecting vendors for your next real estate transaction. Mistakes like this can be costly! Update: We were contacted by USAA’s General Counsel regarding the article below. They have requested that Williams Realty amend the language under the section “How It Works”. It is our intent to be accurate, so to that end,... Continue Reading →

Northern Virginia Housing Market At-a-Glance

Comparing home sales from February 2012 with those of February of 2013 tells us the market has heated up. The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® has released its reports on February 2013 home sales activity for Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and... Continue Reading →

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