Tag Archives: mclean real estate

May 11

Landscaping and Home Values in Great Falls and McLean

Landscaping, or the lack of it, can make or break a home’s curb appeal.  An established, beautiful garden is visually appealing and a sign to buyers that a home has been cared for and maintained.  A coherent landscaping plan with a variety of shrubs and perennials also adds real value to a home.  Good landscaping’s return on […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Home Selling Tips for Homeowners Who are Not Selling (Yet)

Selling your home may be an idea you are seriously considering, but that does not mean you are ready to put your home on the market just yet. You may be waiting to pay off your mortgage, you may be waiting for the kids to move out, or you may not be ready yet to […]

March 29

1449 Highwood Drive, McLean 22101: Best Home on Tour

We loved this new listing today at 1449 Highwood Drive in McLean.  A new construction build by Harvey Construction LLC and listed by Yeonas and Shafran, this arts and crafts style home was our hands-down favorite listing of this week’s Tuesday tour. Located in the popular Chain Bridge Woods neighborhood in McLean, this 6000 SF […]

March 28

How to Buy a Home: 7 Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Insiders

No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a better purchase. Here are our best tips to buying a […]