Category Archives: First Time Buyers

The Top 4 Reasons Contracts Fall Apart

In this hot market, if you are trying to buy, getting a home under contract takes hard work, great strategy and, often, a bit of luck. Inventory remains low and demand far exceeds supply. Yet, I sense that more contracts then ever are falling apart before they get to settlement. How can that be? Well, […]




Wire Fraud And Real Estate

We have all received emails from foreign “dignitaries” who need our help transferring millions of dollars into the US.  Or we get an email from a “relative” who was robbed while on vacation and needs money to get back home.  These are easy to spot as frauds.  But now hackers are getting more sophisticated. They […]


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 […]