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Centreville Virginia Home Buyers Guide

Home Buyers Guide

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The Three Most Common Fears of Home Buyers and How to Conquer Them

Buying a home must be up there with public speaking and the remake of The Exorcist for frightening experiences, but many of us will buy a home, speak publicly and watch horror movies again and again in our lifetimes. By giving you a few “behind-the-scenes” secrets, we hope to help you deal with the 3 things that scare you most about buying a home.

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Five Smart Ways to Plan Ahead For Buying a Home

If you’re in college or university, or if you just started a job, it’s most likely that “home” to you right now means a crash pad. But it’s never too early to start thinking about the future! Here are five valuable tips to consider that will make your life easier when you do want to buy a home, a few years down the road.

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How to Avoid 10 Common Rookie Mistakes When Buying a Home

First-time homebuyers face a steep learning curve. There’s much to know, much to learn, and a great potential for “rookie mistakes” — with potentially costly consequences. What should you do to avoid making these mistakes? Here are 10 basic issues to consider.

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Basement Water Woes

Sometimes older homes weren't built with the understanding that the basement would be used as a family living space or rental unit. It’s estimated that one-third to one-half of all homes have mold present in the basement. Every homeowner should be aware that the possibility of having water penetration in their basement is fairly high and be prepared to take care of the issue.

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What has your Paralysis of Analysis cost you?

You've look at dozens of homes and your Realtor is about to tear her hair out with frustration. You are paralyzed, letting one great home after another pass you by. Why can’t you make a decision?

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Decorating Blunders: Revamp Your Home with Easy Fixes

You've spent a fortune on the perfect sofa, drop-dead wing chairs, and truly artistic wallpaper. You've even sprung for an entertainment center that’s not made out of plywood and cinder blocks. So why doesn't your room feel pulled together? What’s keeping it from looking great?

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Generation X Wants Informality and Comfort in their Wired Home

For years, the leading edge of Baby Boomers has influenced home design, but now Generation X, which is at the tail end of the Baby Boom, is starting to become a force to be reckoned with, according to surveys from south of the Border.

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Real Estate Language Defined

From time to time you may hear us, a lender, an appraiser or any other number of people involved in your real estate transaction use some of the following terms. Many you may be familiar with, but we are including this glossary so that you can feel comfortable with all of the terminology that surrounds your transaction.

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How to Take Advantage Of A Tight Seller

Centreville’s house sales are still at record levels. That’s great news for sellers, but is it enough to make a potential buyer’s stomach churn watching prices mount on a monthly basis. So, if you are a buyer, it’s more important than ever to be prepared and be ready to make an offer at a moment’s notice.

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Spencer’s Moving Checklist...

Planning a move can be stressful. We've compiled a checklist to help you remember everything when planning your move.

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Multiple offers? What do I do?

First of all, we have many ways to try to avoid this situation at all for our buyers, from being right on top of the latest listings. Still, you can’t always avoid multiple offer situations. Some listing agents even put a home up for viewing and then proclaim a date when they will accept offers, usually several days after viewing has started. So, the best way is to gain an understanding of how multiple offers work and how they benefit the seller.

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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

According to the EPA, carbon monoxide poisoning represents a silent, but very real, killer. The colorless, odorless gas is found as a result of “incomplete” combustion. People become ill when their heaters are not properly vented or are broken, when their automobile is allowed to run in a confined space, when indoor appliances such as gas ovens and dryers operate improperly, and in other similar ways.

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Real Estate Speak

Breaking the Code: A Guide to ‘Real Estate Speak’

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Seniors Home Safety Checklists

Falls are the leading cause of injury and the leading cause of death in persons over the age of 65. Many risk factors for falling have been identified. Environmental factors are the most obvious and easy to change.

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Seven Different Reasons Why You Should Quit Renting and Own Your Own Home

Your Landlord Loves You For Paying Rent But You’re NOT Building Any Equity For Yourself!

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Six Ways to Beat The Stress Of Buying A Home

DEATH, DIVORCE & MOVING are the three most stressful experiences in life.

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What by Referral Only Means

How You Benefit From Our By Referral Only Business Philosophy

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Market Stats Defined

Having a bunch of number on a spreadsheet is fine, but it doesn't mean a thing if you don’t know what the numbers mean or how they apply to the local market.

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How Much House Can You Afford?

Calling lenders, looking at mortgage loan programs and interest rates can be confusing. There is an easy way to get started! Read this report today!

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Closing Costs Explained

It can be surprising to see so many different items on your closing statement. What do they all mean? Find out here!

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Closing Costs Explained Home Buyer Guide

Make your next offer count! These eight insider tips for buyers will help you get the most house for the money!

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Questions to Ask Any Agent

Before you get in that agent's car, make sure you ask them these important questions! Save both time and money by hiring the right professional!

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Save Thousands On Interest & Taxes

Did you know that you can save thousands of dollars when you buy your next home? It's absolutely true! Read this report for money saving strategies!

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