Finally, it's SUMMERTIME! Have you been dreaming about inviting friends over and grilling on your deck? What about finally moving in to a condo or home with an HOA that has a swimming pool? Before you put on your swim trunks be sure to grab your free copy of our Summer 2019 Home Buyer Guide.
There's so much going on in the real Alexandria VA real estate market right now, not to mention keeping a close eye on what's happening on the national level. But when you peak inside our guide, you'll learn about:
This awesome guide is free and you don't even have to register. Just click here to download your free copy right now. When you're ready to find the perfect place where you can barbeque, swim, or just relax on your private balcony with a view, call me at 703-623-8759 to get started!
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.
There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, and price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.
Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:
With more competition coming to the market this spring, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.
Tam's Tip: When I'm working with buyers as a buyers agent, I can tell you that buyers want to be able to enter the home without obstacles when showing up to view a property. They've already decided from the online photos and virtual tours that your home is one they want to see, so make it easy. Have your listing agent use an electronic lockbox. Our lockboxes require a chip card, like most credit cards now, and they keep track of who has accessed the key, what time they entered, and what time they left. When I'm working with out-of-town buyers who have limited time, if there are any barriers to entry...NEXT. So sellers, the bottom line is, when you limit access to your home, you run the risk of dramatically increasing your days on market. This will cause buyer speculation and the inevitable 'what's wrong with it' question. It also open you up to lower offers or no offers at all because buyers will think that you aren't willing to negotiate.
January 1 has come and gone, your lease is ending soon, and you may find yourself thinking about jumping into the real estate market. Well, before you jump in, download your copy of our 2019 Spring Home Buyer Guide. You'll want to arm yourself with the general knowledge about qualifying for a mortgage, interest rate trends, down payments, and closing costs.
You may have heard lenders say, "be thankful you don't have to pay Mom and Dad's interest rates," but what are the interest rates now? Learn how interest rates have been trending over the years, and what's expected for 2019. There's also a helpful chart to show you how the varying rates impact your purchasing power.
Do you know everything you need to know about about getting your mortgage approval? Learn about the 4 C's that help determine how much you'll likely be approved for your loan.
We've made it interesting. We've made it simple. We understand how easy it is to get lost in the abyss of the internet when it comes to doing your research. So, use this free guide as a starting point, and when you're ready to meet with an Alexandria VA buyer agent who will help you with no pressure, give me a call at 703-623-8759.
Alexandria VA High-Rise Condos For Sale - What makes people want to live in a high-rise building in Alexandria VA? Usually, the top reason is security, followed by no exterior maintenance, and amenities that are included without the hassle of driving elsewhere.
That's all here at the Hallmark Condos located at 200 N Pickett Street. Units rarely become available in this building, but you can take advantage of this turnkey unit at #613. If you're venturing from Old Town Alexandria, drive down Duke Street westbound, and you'll see the Hallmark building next to the Charles Beatley library and adjacent to Holmes Run Trail. Also convenient to I-395, living at the Hallmark means you're close to Shirlington, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Washington DC.
There's ample visitor parking in the front, so invite your guests anytime. Buzz them in via the callbox at the front entry and they'll be greeted by a luxuriously renovated lobby with contemporary furniture and neutral colors.
Click here for more details and all photos for Unit 613, no registration required.
You may have put thoughts on buying a home in 2019 on the back burner for now, but if you're like most people, as soon as the last gift is opened, you'll be online checking out Alexandria VA real estate and the newest listings. Believe it or not, December is a popular month for people to start shopping for houses. With the new year, why not a new house?
While you're browsing, be sure to grab your free copy of our 2019 Winter Home Buying Guide. There's so much information online, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. So, instead of opening up multiple windows, doing a gazillion searches, start by reading our guide today.
Here's a sneak peak at what's inside:
Our buyers guide is not just boring data. It's easy to read and understand, and it covers the most common questions that buyer ask. So, take a look, and give me a call at 703-623-8759 to start your search. If you still want to browse and stay up to date, stay here and take a look at the Alexandria VA homes just listed and see if there's a home for you!
Resort-styled living in popular Skyline Plaza! Beautiful hardwood floors will greet you as you enter this 15th floor unit with breathtaking panoramic views. This bright and open unit is a true two bedroom home with one full and one half bath. If offers a modern chef's kitchen complete with granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances with gas cooking. New front load, high-efficiency washer/dryer. Your private master bedroom has an oversized large walk-in closet. The master bathroom has updated vanity and lights, plus a shower with ceramic tile surround and new showerhead. After a hard day's work, relax and enjoy the breath-taking views of the city on your private balcony. Come and be part of the Skyline Plaza lifestyle. Monthly condo fee includes all utilities, and endless amenities with barber/salon, fitness center, party rooms, outdoor pool, picnic area, sauna, billiards, media room, and 24 hour front desk service. Bus lines at the community entrance mean you never have to drive. Leave your car parked in your deeded underground garage space and bus to Pentagon City, Old Town, Tysons Corner, Rosslyn, or into Washingtin DC!
This attractive price is great for first-time buyers so ask me about GRANT funds and down payment assistance to see if you qualify for up to $4900! Don't miss this opportunity!
Is now a good time to sell my Alexandria VA home? That's a good question. And you'd be surprised to know that the answer is an absolute YES!
Buyers who are actively looking at homes for sale in Alexandria VA are serious. Many are motivated by the emotions of the holidays, and want to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas in their new house. Others may be motivated by Uncle Sam and want to finalize a purchase before the end of the calendar year. So while the overall pool of buyers may be smaller than what we typically see in the spring real estate market, fall is still a good time to get your home sold quickly.
Download my free 2018 Fall Home Selling Guide today. There's no registration required, so take a look, and don't forget to share with your friends. If you're not quite ready to sell your Alexandria VA home, be sure to sign up for your free Market Report. You'll get a monthly email report of all the homes that have come on the market and sold in your neighborhood. This will help you keep your finger on the pulse of the market and see how home values are trending in your backyard.
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There no shortage of information online, but when it comes to understanding exactly what you need to know when you're ready to buy a home in Alexandria VA, it can be pretty overwhelming. There's national real estate news, and there's local real estate news. What about interest rates, what are they doing, are they going up or down? Are home prices trending up or down?