CHEAP & CHIC DECORATING!

Updating the paint color on your walls brings new life to your home. Why not bring new life to your kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities without spending thousands and thousands of dollars? This project will take another couple of weeks to be fully finished but look how different it already looks with painted cabinets, quartz countertops, granite composite sink and faucet. The biggest feature of this kitchen arrives next week. Stay tuned!!
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Categories: Home Decorating, Realestatesdc, Renovations, and Staging to Sell.

DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!

JUST LISTED! 5904 Queens Wood Drive, Burke, VA List Price – $664,900 4 bedroom/3 bath Absolutely stunning! This beautiful gem was completely & tastefully renovated 2 years ago so it’s “Move-In-Ready”. Gorgeous hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, open family room, upgraded bathrooms, neutral paint, access home from garage, private back yard and much, much, more! For more information please contact Patti or Eva at 703.935.8881 or info@lifestyleconciergeva.com
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Categories: Home Decorating, Homeforsale, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, Realestatesdc, and Staging to Sell.

Home Inspections: What to Expect

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some cases, walk away. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed. How to Choose an Inspector Your agent will most likely have a short list of inspectors that they have worked with in the past that they
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Categories: Home Buying Tips, Home Inspections, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, Realestatesdc, and Senior Downsizing.

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home. For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is a breakdown by month: ATTOM even went a step further and broke their results down by day. Top 5 Days to Sell: June 28th – 9.1% above market February 15th – 9.0% above market May 31st –
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Categories: Downsizing, Homeforsale, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, Realestatesdc, and Selling Your Home.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families. Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO: The buyer who
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Categories: Downsizing, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, Realestatesdc, and Selling Your Home.

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this January. If we only look at the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will they earn over the next 5 years? Since the experts predict that home prices will increase by 5.0% in 2018, the young homeowners will have gained
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Categories: Home Buying Tips, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, and realestatedc.

STAGING TO SELL!

Our client’s condo needed a little boost to give it a little pizazz but they were on a low budget. Using most of their existing furniture, we brought in art, accessories, bedding and a few pieces of our furniture to spruce it up. They were thrilled with the outcome and hope that this update will bring them a contract soon. Here are a few before and after pics.
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Categories: Pearson Smith Realty, realestatedc, Selling Your Home, and Staging to Sell.

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home to Retire In

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement. According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home. 1. Affordability “It may be easy enough to purchase your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account
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Categories: Downsizing, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, realestatedc, Selling Your Home, and Senior Downsizing.

Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house. Let’s look at the data covered in the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index and Existing Home Sales Report. REALTORS® CONFIDENCE INDEX Every month, NAR surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.” This month, the index showed (again) that homebuying demand continued
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Categories: Homeforsale, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Pearson Smith Realty, realestatedc, and Selling Your Home.