Should I Remodel My House or Move?

If your current home no longer suits you, should you make some modifications to it, or is it time to move? Before you make any drastic decisions, let’s take this step by step. Like many complicated things, this decision can be broken down into simpler steps. What Are Your “Wants” and What Are Your “Needs”?… Read more

How to Prevent Foreclosure

Going into foreclosure is a stressful time for anyone. But it doesn’t have to be inevitable. There are several tools you can use to avoid going into foreclosure — the most important of which is selling your home before it can be foreclosed on. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Communicate With Your Bank… Read more

Should I Rent or Sell My House?

If you’re looking at your home as an investment, you have two major options: renting or selling. Both options have merit, but which one is better? Here are the factors to weigh when determining if you should rent or sell your house:  Are You in a Good Rental Market? Compare your mortgage payments with your… Read more

Home Appraisal Tips for Sellers

A home appraisal is one of the earliest steps in the home-selling process. Most lenders require an assessment from an FHA-approved home appraiser, who will determine the perceived value of the home in question. As a seller, you’ll want to stay informed about the home-appraisal process and maybe even help the appraiser to ensure the… Read more

What is a Cash Offer?

You’ve likely heard the term ‘cash offer’ while preparing to sell your house in Virginia. It’s a common real estate term that denotes an all-cash bid on a house. Typically a cash offer will come from a real estate investor who does not need a mortgage or financing to buy the house. They have the… Read more

Renovations Worth Every Penny When Selling a Home

Your home is more than just a building. It’s your castle. You’re free to do with it as you please, including major renovations. If your plan is to eventually sell, you might not want to jump headfirst into renovations, though. Doing so could cost you a pretty penny. Some renovations—a decked-out kitchen, for example—are costly…. Read more