Housing Inventory Snapshot – October 2016

This supports our anecdotal perception that through October there has been lot of inventory and the buyers are being very choosey. It does appear that the end of the political season has resolved questions that were keeping buyers on the fence.

USAA’s Movers Advantage Program gives their Members No Advantage

  The internet is littered with personal accounts from buyers, sellers, and Realtors who have been burned by USAA’s MoversAdvantage Program, where brokers who participate pay a fee to “Cartus” (a 3rd party vendor). The Members access the program through USAA’s Real Estate Rewards Network when they are referred to a USAA Realtor. The cost … Continue reading USAA’s Movers Advantage Program gives their Members No Advantage

Housing Inventory Snapshot – April 2016

We hope you will find the following snapshot of April’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our Northern Virginia Real Estate market informative. This snapshot features new data points that we introduced last year. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good … Continue reading Housing Inventory Snapshot – April 2016

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 Home Improvement Projects with the Best Return on Investment