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Where Have All The Homes Gone?

The Spring market in Northern Virginia is hot.  It is not uncommon for new listings to receive multiple offers.   In fact, I had 3 homes sell this month with multiple offers that were above asking.  Why is this happening? Well, interest rates are still very attractive and buyers are out in force but sellers are […]




Tune In Or Turn Off To Turn Key?

Many people want to invest in real estate but find that they can’t do so in their home market.  Either the cash flows are not there or the property is too expensive.  Here in Northern Virginia, the average price point is in the in the mid 500s and selections below $200,000 are very limited.  With […]




How Marketing A Home Is Like Selling Drugs

Sounds like a Freakanomics headline.  If you have read Steven Levitt’s book, you know his chapter headings often combine seemingly unrelated items to make his points.  For instance the first chapter is  “What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have in Common?”   I won’t tell you what he pairs real estate agents with but I will […]