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Yes, interest rates are higher than they’ve been in years.  But should higher rates prevent you from moving forward with buying a home?   Maybe, maybe not.  As I always say, the best time to buy a home, whether you’re buying your first home or your 10th home, is when it makes financial sense for YOU […]

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There seems to be some confusion about whether off-market properties are a good idea or a bad idea, so I wanted to clear this up for you. An off-market property is a home that is not listed on the MLS.  Both buyers and sellers often think that an off-market property provides a more “exclusive” transaction. […]

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Staging is more popular than ever when it comes to selling a home. But, you might wonder if it’s really worth the inconvenience and upfront costs for you. Even with a well-maintained (and well-decorated!) home, staging can increase the price you end up getting for your home and decrease the time it stays on the […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Series – Week 5 Follow this series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals. You’ll see what steps you need to take throughout this process to make it productive and successful. This week you’ll learn why the interest rate you see […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Series  –  Week 4 Follow this series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals. You’ll see what steps you need to take throughout this process to make it productive and successful. This week you’ll learn why your credit score is one […]

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Are you ready to improve your home with a remodeling project that you can’t wait to get started?  Maybe you are ready to finally redo that bathroom or kitchen. Or, maybe you’re finally ready to add on that master bedroom ensuite you’ve been dreaming about. One of the questions I get asked most often by […]

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Buying or selling in the Northern Virginia market requires an understanding of not only the seasonal shifts in market activity but also the weekly flow of the market.  This ebb and flow is not quite so simple to describe. So Iet’s take a look at it so you can better understand it. Whether you’re listing […]

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When you bought your home, you might have had to get Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).  If so, you might have been paying it for a while and it could be time to petition your lender to stop this payment requirement. For a quick recap — PMI is insurance that protects the lender in case you […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Series  –  Week 3 Follow this series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals. You’ll see what steps you need to take throughout this process to make it productive and successful. This week you will learn about down payment options and […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Series – Week 2 Follow this series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals.  You’ll see what steps you need to take throughout this process to make it productive and successful! It’s all about what you can afford each month before […]

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I'm Anna, a Realtor® with a passion for helping first-timers and up-sizers find home in Northern Virginia.

If you've been thinking about buying your first home, or moving to your forever home, and are just not sure of the steps involved, or even where to start, then I'm glad you're here! 


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