We decided to address Northern Virginia real estate market conditions after receiving the same question from homeowners visiting our website and asking us our opinion of the immediate outlook of home sales. Homeowners want to know if they should place their home on the market for sale, or wait for area housing prices to rise. Contact any experienced real estate agent who is active in the Northern Virginia sales market and they will tell you now is the time to sell a home. Here’s why Northern Virginia real estate market conditions dictate selling your home:
Before a scheduled home inspection we recommend home owners use licensed contractors to repair existing problems such as replacing cracked shingles (shown here).
After observing hundreds of home inspections by several Northern Virginia home inspectors, we feel confident telling our clients to trust hiring an inspector who possesses a Class A contractors license. In 2005, when the housing market began to go from boom-to-bust, many regional home builders were forced to change business plans from home builder to home inspector. Home inspectors who have a Virginia Class A Contractors License also have a minimum of 5 years in the home building business, can work on single contracts worth $70,000+ or $500,000+ over a 1 year period, and the minimum value of their contracting business must be at least $45,000. These minimum requirements should give Class A licensed home inspectors a competitive advantage when you’re selecting someone to inspect your next… Continue reading
VIDEO: Dwayne and Maryanne Moyers, Northern Virginia Realtors
We have created this video introducing our qualifications, abilities, and experience as Northern Virginia Realtors serving clients since 1999. Take away the facts presented in this video and the articles we have published and we think we present a good argument why we should represent your interests for future real estate transactions. We are Realtors. It’s how we survive. We didn’t select residential sales to supplement a retirement, give us something to do while our children were at school, or supplement the income of our spouse. Our profession is usually a 7 days a week endeavor. Our clients are our first priority.
If you are considering a move to Northern Virginia, feel free to contact us for guidance. We specialize in residential sales between the following Interstate 95 locations: Springfield, Lorton, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Stafford, Fredericksburg. and Spotsylvania. Interstate 66 locations… Continue reading
When I saw a QR code on my lunch I knew it was worth writing about on a real estate blog.
You’ve seen them on store windows, magazine covers, and ketchup bottles. We even stopped at Tropical Smoothie (everything on the menu is worth ordering) for lunch recently and found a QR (quick response) code sticker on a banana. When we used an Android Smartphone to scan the sticker we found it contained banana recipes. There’s clearly some thoughtful marketing in play here. If you think the recipes sticker was resourceful, click here for the story behind a QR code used to tell a life story on a tombstone.
Selling your home with QR codes and augmented reality doesn’t need us to be this clever. Just committed to utilizing the latest technology available to the real estate industry to reach the biggest target audience related to the sale of your… Continue reading
The Apex Building, Headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission, on Constitution Avenue and 17th Streets in Washington, D.C.
After the downward trend of housing prices in Northern Virginia, there have been several interested home buyers contact us with credit problems. Most are unfamiliar with the amount of time required for home purchases after credit problems. This is due to periodic changes by the Federal Trade Commission and government related services to the housing market. The latest time frames between qualifying for a mortgage after bankruptcies, short sales, and foreclosures are listed below. Most of these folks seeking our advice are credit challenged by a credit history which includes low scores, a short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy. So this chart should be of some use.
These are waiting periods of applying for a mortgage after a housing related credit problem.
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Homeowners in the Northern Virginia housing market are fortunate to have a job market supported by the added traffic of home buyers related to Government/Corporate/Military Relocation. What does it mean to someone who needs to sell a home in our area? It means you don’t have to give your house away. But buyers are not interested in paying fair market value for homes in need of repair. This article discusses the necessary preparations to sell your home and successfully receive a contract offer on your home within 90 days without giving your home away. Home buyers coming to Northern Virginia to find a home are almost always interested in purchasing a home which is move-in ready. Why is this a general rule? Because the daily work commute and long working hours in this region will not allow time for home improvement projects. Home sellers must put in the time, money,… Continue reading
Working for the Prince William County Police Department for 12 years has given me an education about the communities in Northern Virginia. But much of what I’ve learned in local law enforcement can be found by doing your homework with the help of the internet. As a Realtor, there are good questions asked by clients moving into the area which I am prohibited to answer. Ask a real estate agent the known locations of drug areas, the highest incidents of theft and assault related to gang activity, or habitual problem houses in any neighborhood, and they won’t be able to answer you because the Realtor Code of Ethics prohibits them from giving you a straight answer, or they simply don’t know. Other area police departments include: Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Fredericksburg City, and Fauquier County. These are the… Continue reading
We offer Listingbook services for anyone seeking real time Northern Virginia home searches. It’s the most accurate real estate information you can find through searching the internet. Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) provides a direct link to Listingbook real estate search services. This link also provides neighborhood information for population demographics, housing inventory, education statistics, employment statistics, interactive community comparison data, and interactive cost-of-living comparisons. This is a subscription service we provide at no cost. Contact us to link you to Listingbook, and find homes you want us to show you. Finding your next home couldn’t be easier than using Listingbook real estate searches.
After finding homes you may consider purchasing, contact us to schedule property viewings and we will accompany you to find the right house to make your next home. We then provide representation through the home buying process including suggestions for lenders, home inspectors, and title… Continue reading
Social media can often define real estate agents as professionals. Much can be learned about us by going to Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, ActiveRain, Google, and our website. But it doesn’t tell you who we are as people. So this is our story.
We met in 1985 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. We have lived in Northern Virginia for more than 25 years. Maryanne is from Metuchen, N.J., and is the youngest from a family of 9. Her father Frank Cammarano has been a Catholic Church Deacon since Maryanne was 13. His view of how you should treat people, as well as the mechanics of working together with her siblings, taught Maryanne the valuable skills of cooperation and negotiation. Dwayne describes Maryanne as the smartest woman he has ever met, and he often assures others that being married to her has little… Continue reading