Monthly Archives: February 2013

Alexandria VA Home Sellers: Part 2, Surviving the Home Inspection

Alexandria VA Home Sellers: Part 2, Surviving the Home Inspection

Alexandria VA Home Sellers: Part 2, Surviving the Home Inspection In part 1 of this series, Alexandria VA Home Sellers: Surviving the Home Inspection, we touched on how stressful a home inspection can be on a seller who is under contract. In this post, we’ll discuss some practical actions you can take before your house… Continue Reading

Alexandria Sellers: Part I: Surviving the Home Inspection

Alexandria Sellers: Part I: Surviving the Home Inspection

Alexandria Sellers: Part I: Surviving the Home Inspection After all the preparations, the days of keeping your house  “model home” ready for that next showing and the initial offer negotiations,  you cannot help but be excited when your agent finally says, “Congratulations, you’re officially under contract!” That excitement can turn to dismay, though,  once you… Continue Reading

New FHA Guidelines Effective 4/1/13

New FHA Guidelines Effective 4/1/13

Heads up!  If you considering buying an Alexandria VA home with FHA backed financing, there are some significant changes on the immediate horizon. Effective for all FHA Loans with Case numbers issued AFTER 4/1/13 – and affecting all traditional 3.5% down FHA purchases: Monthly PMI (private mortgage insurance) will now be set at 135 BPS;… Continue Reading