Valuing Your Home in Today’s Richmond Market

Large strides have been made to help homeowners and real estate agents determine the estimated values for residential real estate over the past 20 years.  At one time, the only way to get an estimate on a home’s value was to use the printed Multiple Listing Services (MLS) hard copy books.  These very large books … Continued

What’s My Best Choice: Short Sale or Foreclosure?

With all the foreclosure news over the past several years, people are hearing more and more about different options and alternatives versus foreclosure.  Probably the most widely discussed alternative to a foreclosure is a short sale.  Whether you are the homeowner or buyer, there are and disadvantages and advantages associated with both the foreclosure and … Continued

Guidelines for the First-Time Home Buyer

Buying a 1st home is one of the largest and most important decisions a person can make in his or her life. Often, your friends and family are more than willing to give you their “secrets” or “keys” to buying your first home, but be very careful.  While they may have good intentions, each of … Continued

Why Sell My House to an Investor?

Making the decision to sell your home is one of the biggest decisions that you will make. Once  you decided, you should carefully plan your actions to ensure the best outcome for you.  There are many options to consider and each has its pros and cons.  A local, successful, and experienced investor can and will make the process … Continued

What Should I Consider When Buying Richmond Rental Property?

Buying a rental property can be very lucrative and an excellent way to build equity.  You can accomplish this by allowing your tenants to pay the expenses of owning the property while it continues to increase in value. However, as in all real estate investments, it is very important to buy wisely to help ensure … Continued

Ten Keys to Selling a Vacant Richmond Home

Fall and Winter are busy when it comes to moving and many homes in Richmond will not be sold before the homeowners need to move out. This creates a concern for sellers as to what they should do if they want to continue to keep it their homes for sale. Making sure that a house looks … Continued

Here is What to Do When Preparing to Move

Once you make the decision that you are ready to move, there is a lot to remember when make the preparations.  It usually has taken a long time to acquire your belongings, so make sure you take the time to plan accorfingly!  By the time you pack all the furniture and personal items you have acquired into … Continued

Avoid These Mistakes When Looking to Add Value to Your Home in Richmond

Home improvements can great, but they can be expensive and may not increase your home’s resale value enough to justify the expense. In some cases, your pet project may cost you thousands of dollars and can actually have a negative impact on your home’s resale value. There are some considerations that need to be taken … Continued

Recognize Foreclosure Scams in Richmond, VA

During the past 10 years, foreclosures have risen significantly.  Just like with anything, when there’s an opportunity or when there’s people in pain… the dishonest and unscrupulous people in the world tend to come out of the dark shadows to prey on home owners who don’t know any better. Foreclosure scams in Richmond, VA have picked … Continued

Avoiding Investment Mortgage Payment Troubles In Richmond

You may think it’s only the homeowner who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as well. Here are some things you can do to avoid facing difficulty in paying your mortgage each month. Keep … Continued