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Posted on 06/28/2020
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
What You Should Know About Buying Land Before You Build Your Home
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Have you always wanted to design your dream home at a location of your choosing? If so, buying a plot of land to build your customized home on is probably your best option. Before getting started, you'll want to do your due diligence to ensure you're making a smart investment. Find a...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Which Is Best to Buy: An Older Home or New Construction?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a House Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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Posted on 05/31/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Video Tour - 1400 S Edgewood Street #526, Arlington, VA 22204
Brick, slate hip-roof 1BR TOWNHOUSE faces east/west for best light. Off-street parking in rear and more parking in front. You get two parking passes. Vintage hardwood floors, plush carpeted stairs, crown molding and fresh paint. Exterior of custom wood windows just painted & cleaned for long lasting comfort and easy maintenance. Sunny, eat-in kitchen has oak cabinets and gas cooking, plus all-in-one Washer/Dryer. White ceramic tile bath. Big BR with 2 closets, 2 windows with deep sills & custom blinds, plus a nook just right for a home office. Sunny deck recently built. Pool, tennis, water, sewer, trash, parking & all outside...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
1400 S Edgewood Street #526, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick, slate hip-roof 1BR TOWNHOUSE faces east/west for best light. Off-street parking in rear and more parking in front. You get two parking passes. Vintage hardwood floors, plush carpeted stairs, crown molding and fresh paint. Exterior of custom wood windows just painted & cleaned for long lasting comfort and easy maintenance. Sunny, eat-in kitchen has oak cabinets and gas cooking, plus all-in-one Washer/Dryer. White ceramic tile bath. Big BR with 2 closets, 2 windows with deep sills & custom blinds, plus a nook just right for a home office. Sunny deck recently built. Pool, tennis, water, sewer, trash, parking & all outside...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Mortgage Options: Which One is Right for You?
Photo by Mastersenaiper via Pixabay When it comes to financing your home, you have a several mortgage options available. Each type of mortgage offers different advantages, so be sure to do research before applying. Below are some of the most popular types of mortgages borrowers may consider. Conventional Loans A conventional loan is a mortgage not insured by...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Buying Remotely: From Commute Time to Neighborhood Crime
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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