A Costly Real Estate Myth

A Costly Real Estate Myth In my career as a listing agent, I have helped hundreds of home owners sell their properties. As many as I have helped, you could double easily that number to reflect the number of home owners I have met with that believe a real estate myth that is costing them Read More …

HOA & Condo Capitalization Fees

HOA & Condo Capitalization Fees Having worked in the Gainesville/Haymarket area real estate market since 2005, one time capitalization fees are a normal part of a buyer’s real estate fees, most typically seen in gated communities and in condo buildings. Also known as capital contribution fees, these capitalization fees are disclosed in the HOA or Read More …

The Gifts of the Season

The Gifts of the Season What a wonderful holiday season! December is always one of my favorite months, despite the shortened hours of sunlight we experience this time of year. The sights and sounds of the holiday season always brighten the darkness. This year was no different. This year, I made it a point to Read More …

Thoughts of Home on This Thanksgiving Eve

Thoughts of Home on This Thanksgiving Eve As night falls on this Thanksgiving Eve, I am so thankful for those that have trusted me to help them purchase their homes, sell their homes, rent investment properties and find rental homes this year and all the years prior. Finding someone a place to call home, or Read More …

What a Great Friday the 13th

What a Great Friday the 13th Friday the 13th doesn’t have a great connotation with many people, myself included. Maybe too many horror movies from my childhood days. Call me silly, but when I saw the month of October had a Friday the 13th, it creeped me out. What happened today was nothing I would Read More …

Why Do Home Inspectors Look in the Attic?

Why Do Home Inspectors Look in the Attic? A while back I was looking through some statistics on my website. I am always curious to know how many people I am reaching and what they typed in to find my site if they came through a search engine. Someone was Googling, “Why do home inspectors Read More …

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

If at First You Don’t Succeed… The sellers market in Northern Virginia has been ripe with the tales multiple offers and buyers waiving whatever they can in order to be the one offer in a pile chosen by the seller. The tales of buyer remorse are those often quietly discussed between agents, largely hidden from Read More …

An Often Unexplored, Yet Successful, Path for a Buyer

An Often Unexplored, Yet Successful, Path for a Buyer When I listed 15120 Heather Mill Lane #407 for sale, I had no idea how many wonderful people it would lead my way. When that home was still available for sale, one of the people that came into my life as a result was a buyer Read More …

It’s Not Too Late If You Want a Regency at Dominion Valley Condo

It’s Not Too Late If You Want a Regency at Dominion Valley Condo Yesterday (September 6, 2023) I was so pleased to get my sellers at 15120 Heather Mill Lane, Unit 407, to the closing table. Theirs was a journey that was not atypical of Active Adult condos, but certainly not what every other type Read More …

Just Listed: Active Adult Duplex in Dunbarton

Just Listed: Active Adult Duplex in Dunbarton Duplexes in Dunbarton do not hit the market as often as Active Adult buyers would like. In the past, I have had to resort to working my Dunbarton network to find one of these gems for interested buyers. Today, I am the proud Listing Agent of a gorgeous Read More …