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August 25

How to be the house that sells in a saturated buyers market

Recently, the CIO and EVP of McEnearney Associates Realtors, David Howell, wrote a column for the Washington Post headlined “More evidence of how farther-out communities are losing favor with buyers,” a claim that surely will send chills down the spine of current and potential sellers in many outside the beltway communities, including our hometown of Great […]

May 27

Great Falls in the News!

Our community of Great Falls is one of the cover stories in this month’s Virginia Living Magazine.  Read more here…

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 […]

March 07

Are You Thinking About Downsizing?

Are the kids grown and gone and now it seems you have too much space you never use? Would you rather be traveling than maintaining your home?  Are you ready for a change, maybe to a smaller place or in a different neighborhood?  Then maybe it is time to downsize. The idea of downsizing from a […]

February 29

Top 3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Before you start your McLean or Great Falls home search, you want to know how much you can afford, right? There are two ways to do this: with a mortgage pre-qualification and a mortgage pre-approval. As a home buyer, the pre-approval is more valuable to you during your home search. How Pre-Approval Helps You as […]

February 08

Paint Colors We Love for Selling and Living

Ginny: I love to paint.  There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to change up a room.  I repainted our front door at least 5 times before sadly resigning myself to a glossy black after realizing that double doors don’t do well in color. When it comes to interior paint, while I love […]

5 Ways to Host the Perfect, Mess Free Super Bowl Party

If you are hosting a big party to celebrate Super Bowl 50, you probably want it to be an event that you and your guests remember for years to come. But Super Bowl parties can be messy: Crumbs and dirt from your guests’ shoes can embed themselves in your carpet, drinking glasses and plates can […]

February 04

About Great Falls

Through most of its history, Great Falls has been a farming community. The original landowners (after King Charles II) were the Fairfax cousins – Thomas, Lord of Fairfax and his cousin, William Fairfax. The two men owned over 18,000 acres in Fairfax County, including what is now Great Falls. Most of the landowners in the […]

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