Monthly Archives: April 2016

Do “Subway Tiles” and “Barn Doors” Sell Your House Faster?

Does your kitchen have a farmhouse sink or subway tile backsplash?  Is there a room in your home with sliding “barn doors”?  According to a the number crunchers at Zillow, these items can help your home sell for up to 13 percent more and 60 days faster!  Really? A Zillow Digs analysis of for-sale listings touting craftsman or […]

April 23

6868 Frase Drive, Falls Church, VA 22043: JUST LISTED, OPEN SUNDAY 4/24 from 1-4

At the top of many Northern Virginia buyers’ checklists today are:  open floor plan, large kitchen/gathering spot, natural light, high ceilings and a convenient location.  This elegant new listing in the popular Stockwell Manor community checks all the boxes and is a must see if you are in the market for a townhouse in the […]

How To Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. Small Maintenance […]

April 16

9563 Edmonston Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066: OPEN SUNDAY APRIL 17 FROM 1-4

Tucked away in the Carrwood Estates in Great Falls, this home and its setting are quintessential Great Falls.  Located between Beach Mill Road and the Potomac, the Carrwood Estates neighborhood is one of Great Falls’ most desirable locations, with an exclusive enclave of twenty homes, ranging from brick Georgians, contemporaries and Tudors, to a modern farmhouse […]

April 11

9113 Weant Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066:Adorable cottage, unbeatable price

Once upon a time in the lovely woodlands of Great Falls, there was an enchanting brown cottage with a bright red door.  This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage charmed all who walked through its bright scarlet door and fell instantly in love, especially when they found that it was priced at just $699,000!!! This is not […]

Great Falls & McLean Homebuyers: Choose your lender carefully!

It sounds antithetical, but do not choose your lender based on rate alone.  Beware the siren song of the “cheap” lender.  Choosing the wrong lender could cost you. Make Sure Your Lender Has a Good Track Record Select your lender based on their record of getting loans processed, underwritten and to the settlement table on […]

April 08

7229 Vistas Lane, McLean, VA 22101: OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1-4

In a zip code where the median sold price is $988,000, one is hard pressed to find homes for less than $800,000. Today in McLean 22101, there are only 11 homes (both townhouses and single family homes) on the market for less than $800,000.  10 of those 11 are less than 2000 square feet.  Great […]

April 07

Tips for Finding that Dream House

More than 90% of people start the process of looking for their next home by going online, and if one searches the term “Washington DC homes,” there are more than 134,000,000 results. How can you be sure not to miss the perfect house buried in all that info? If you are like most Americans, you’ll […]

Lessons from a Lender: Credit Score Advice

Written by Don Frutchey of Atlantic Coast Mortgage LLC One of the most important aspects in the “underwriting triangle” is the credit score. Not only is credit elemental to the loan approval but also has an impact on the monthly payment. Of the three critical underwriting elements and aside from the down payment, credit (typically […]

April 01

7704 Burford Drive, McLean, VA 22102: OPEN SUNDAY APRIL 3

This lovely 6 bedroom/7.5 bath, 6290 SF home is located on nearly an acre in the desirable Olde Swinks Mill Estates.  Priced at $1,625,000 it is one of the best values in McLean.  We love the curb appeal of the stately circular drive, and the cul-de-sac location. It is a must see and we’re holding it open […]