The Home Search

Keep your options open,
and we will find what you want,
where you want it
and for the best price we can get

 

Marilyn will discuss with you your housing wants and priorities - which features are essential, which are optional and why. The ”why” allows her to identify acceptable alternatives if your dream home doesn't appear immediately. Reality is no home is perfect, so you will have to make trade-offs.

Once the initial criteria is established, she will begin the house hunt with an overview of areas and properties. You will identify communities that appeal to you so you can focus on those areas. Her experience and familiarity with Northern Virginia and DC neighborhoods, home styles and available properties enables you to avoid needless wandering and frustration.

Marilyn monitors the market daily for new listings and price changes in the areas you identify.

You may find it necessary to review our search criteria and make adjustments.Considerations:
Location– If you aren’t finding what you want or where you want it to be, it might exist somewhere else. Often the trade-off is location for home or less home in the right location.
Price Range– Moving up in range, especially by changing your financing approach, may open up better possibilities.
Type– Detached, townhouse or condo? Staying in the area and price range, but moving to a townhome or condominium may give access to very workable properties, which still meet your essential needs.
Size– Square footage or extras? Perhaps you can live without the extra bedroom, garage, or family room, if everything else works for you.

 


Your Homework

Your Homework

The research you do before buying is invaluable to your satisfaction with the home selection you make.


Tax Benefits

Tax Benefits

Don’t miss this opportunity! One of the few remaining deductions we have on federal tax returns are real estate...