9 INDICATORS OF A MARKET SHIFT In hindsight, the market has shifted. As recession looms and mortgage interest rates spiked, many home buyers were no longer eager to find a home and many decided to give up all together. Still, homeownership is the dream of many who are frustrated with paying rent ... » Learn More about What is this Real Estate Market Shift?
Deciding to buy a home is a big step. Most people who start searching for homes online eventually want to start touring in person. When this happens, they are often faced with the dreaded question, "Do you have a pre-approval letter?". Oftentimes, it leaves potential buyers feeling overwhelmed. They ... » Learn More about 5 Steps to Homeownership
Selling your home can stir up a range of emotions. Many don't realize when it's happening to them. While you may feel excited about the opportunity to move into a new house and get a fresh start, you may also experience feelings of sadness or loss. Your reactions may surprise you. Stress is usually ... » Learn More about 5 Tips on how to Handle Emotions when Selling
Interview with Walter Ferebee In this edition of the "Inspirational Companies" video series, I interviewed Walter Ferebee. Walter is the owner of Chip Technology and Chips Edible Sweets. Based in in Culpeper, Virginia, this entrepreneur shows what's possible. He is now running 2 successful ... » Learn More about Running 2 Successful Businesses from Home
While Spring is traditionally the best time of year to buy a home, I think we can all agree that "tradition" is not our new normal. The last two years have been devastating times for many. The future holds few certainties. The talk now is about the great resignation as record numbers of Americas ... » Learn More about 5 Facts to Know if You Need to Buy a Home This Fall
Unless you are paying cash for your home, the house serves as collateral for the mortgage loan. The lender needs to make sure that the home is worth what they are lending you. An appraisal offers the opportunity for the lender to determine the value and condition of the property. The process ... » Learn More about What to Expect During the Appraisal Process
This holiday season will be like no other. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are forced to stay at home for work, school, and time-off. Now, with the holidays fast approaching, many are wondering how it will all pan out. Large Thanksgiving gatherings, eating out at restaurants, meeting up with ... » Learn More about How to Entertain Safely This Holiday Season