Category: Home Values

5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Annually

While credit isn’t always the most exciting topic to talk about, it’s important to understand where you stand with your credit history. After all, your credit has a huge impact on your financial future and well-being. Your credit can affect where you can live, what jobs you’re eligible for, how much money you can borrow,

Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

The sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even greater. That’s because the pride of homeownership for first-generation buyers extends far beyond the homebuyer. In other words, your dream of homeownership has far-reaching impacts. If you’re about to be the first

How to Plant a Low-Maintenance Garden to Increase your Property Value

Virginia is for outdoor lovers. But people who love the outdoors want to play in their backyard, not work in it. You can maximize the value of your property by minimizing the amount of work it needs. One easy way to do this is by creating a low-maintenance garden – one that oozes curb appeal

How buyers can win in 2022’s spring housing market

What do buyers have in store for them this spring? Inventory challenges, multiple offers, and increased listing prices will prove home shopping this spring to be difficult, but certainly do-able when you arm yourself with knowledge and an experienced Realtor by your side. Here are our best tips for buyers in the 2022 spring housing

Tips for Making Your Best Offer

In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for sale and high buyer demand. If you’re buying, you’ll want every advantage, especially when you’ve found the home of your dreams. Below are five things to keep in

Tips for Single Homebuyers

If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right team of experts. Research from Freddie Mac shows 28% of all households (36.1 million) are sole-person, and that number is growing. Over the past 40 years, the number of sole-person households has nearly doubled, and that’s