Brexit, the Stock Market and Regrexit

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The Economic Commentary This Week            BREXIT Markets React Quickly The United Kingdom’s vote was certainly felt by the markets. Stock markets around the world plummeted, oil prices moved lower and interest rates fell to record low territory. These low rates are spurring another round of refinancing across the land and these rates are expected to […]

Mortgage News You Can Use -No Need To Wait

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Mortgage news  can use                          No need to wait to buy a home, here’s why– Two years employment is not required- applicants school time is considered part of a two year work history Applicants who have changed jobs in the last two years in the same field are OK even with some gaps between jobs […]

Amusement Park Safety Tips

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Heading to an amusement park or other busy venue this summer? Police across the country are encouraging parents to write their cell phone number on their child’s wrist and cover it with liquid band aid in case you get separated. They also suggest taking a picture of your child so you know what clothes they […]

Small Town Warmth, Cutting Edge Vitality Vienna, VA-4th Best Place to Live

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Vienna (Fairfax County) Sprawling Fairfax County has thousands of neighborhoods, but according to Sam and Pamela Karam, there’s only one that is perfect. When they began their search for the best neighborhood, they had three criteria: One, the schools had to be excellent for their young sons. Two, the house had to be charming but […]

Your Window of Opportunity to Buy a Home is Now

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Your Window of Opportunity Is Open If you’ve been thinking about refinancing or buying a home, now may be the time to move on it. Rising home prices are being offset by home loan rates that remain near historic lows. Home Prices on the Up and Up Home prices, including distressed sales, rose by 6.8 […]

Global Tip of the Month January 2015 by CIPS

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Brought to you by the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation… Global Tip of the Month: January 2015 Develop Cultural Fluency: High and Low Context Cultures “One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life […]

Healthy Living Tips

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015

The big SCAM of the real estate industry, has always been that traditional real estate companies have been trying to convince consumers and agents, that the reason you want to hire an agent, is simply because the real estate company they work for. These companies value THEIR BRANDS as their greatest asset…not their agents, and […]

Mortgage Update

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Mortgage News You Can Use     On 1/26, Fannie Mae will debut their Appraisal Collateral Underwrite (CU).  This tool will enhance FNMA’s appraisal porthole currently used to account for appraisals.  The CU will be far more detailed in its review of completed appraisals and will provide feedback to lenders which , in some cases, could […]

Home Updates to Boost Resale Value

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The Hottests Topics On The Market Home updates that will boost the resale value January 15, 2015 at 6:17 am Lisa Ross 5 Tips & Tricks There is a general knowledge that home updates can increase your property’s sale price, and it is no wonder why. In order to keep up with today’s hectic rhythm […]