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Welcome to the Northern Virginia Property Shop.  Come on in and take a look around.  You may want to get comfortable, because you’ll probably want to stay awhile as you browse available properties, read the latest market statistics and learn more about the varied communities of Alexandria VA.

So, feel free to look around, try a few things on for size, and browse as much as you like…just remember, if you have any questions or need something different than what you see here, all you have to do is let me know and I’ll be happy to check on it for you.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by the Northern Virginia Property Shop as often you would like…the shop where browsing is encouraged!

400 KING STREET   ALEXANDRIA  VA  22314   (703) 683.0400

Are You Still Renting in Alexandria VA?

Are You Still Renting in Alexandria VA?

Are you still renting your home in Alexandria? If so, have you considered the disadvantages and the dangers? You already know some of the disadvantages: You can’t repaint to suit your taste – you might not even be allowed to hang a picture. You have rules to live by – things like not owning a…

What’s the difference between VA, FHA, and Conventional Loans?

What’s the difference between VA, FHA, and Conventional Loans?

What’s the difference between VA, FHA, and Conventional Loans? The differences between VA, FHA, and Conventional loans are based on two things: the borrower’s down payment and qualifications, and the condition of the property. VA loans are zero down, but are only available to veterans or active duty military personnel and their families. Do note…

Buying a Home with Student Loan Debt

Buying a Home with Student Loan Debt

Can you buy a house if you have a student loan? While many believe that the answer is no, the real answer is “probably.” It all depends upon the expertise of your lender. That means the first question you need to ask of any lender is “Do you have experience in placing loans for buyers…

10 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Save Money and Become Eco-Friendly

10 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Save Money and Become Eco-Friendly

10 easy, inexpensive ways to save money and become more eco-friendly When it comes to your home, there are numerous expensive ways to become more eco-friendly. Start with replacing old appliances with new ones that use less energy. Then install double or triple glaze windows. Buy some heavy drapes for your windows to keep winter…

Don’t Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish – Hire a Home Inspector

Don’t Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish – Hire a Home Inspector

Do you really need that home inspection? Alexandria home buyers on a budget are often tempted to skip the home inspection. Either they’ve looked the house over carefully themselves and see nothing wrong or it’s a new house and they assume that all will be well. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. Saying “no” to the inspection…

First Time Home Buyers:  Where Do You Start?

First Time Home Buyers: Where Do You Start?

So you are thinking about buying your first home, and you’re not quite sure how you start. Many first time home buyers start by logging on to public websites and looking at the kind of home they think they would like. Then they go online, start searching for helpful hints in buying that first home and…

How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home

How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home

How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home No – you don’t want to destroy your chances of owning a new home here in Alexandria, VA, but so many would-be homeowners do it each year that it seems like a good idea to mention just how they go about it. Here’s…

Moving – Make it Easier on the Kids

Moving – Make it Easier on the Kids

Unless you’re moving to a new home within your current Alexandria neighborhood, this transition can be both exciting and terrifying for your school-age children. In addition to leaving a home they just might love, they’re leaving their friends, their playgrounds, their school, family members who lived nearby, their favorite ice cream shop – everything they’re…

Unhappy with your agent? Tell your agent.

Unhappy with your agent? Tell your agent.

Not long ago a REALTOR® I know got a call from a homeowner whose house is on the market with another agent here in Alexandria. It hadn’t sold after months on the market and he wanted my friend to come and tell him why. Of course the agent said no. When a home is listed…

One of the Biggest Mistakes Alexandria Home Sellers Can Make

One of the Biggest Mistakes Alexandria Home Sellers Can Make

Home sellers here in Alexandria can make plenty of mistakes, starting with hiring a listing agent because they’re related to you or to a friend; not listening when your agent shows you what your price should be; and failing to de-clutter, clean, and generally get the house ready for viewing. Those are all serious mistakes,…