First-Time Home Buyers

Blog The Top 4 Questions We Get From Renters We often get questions from renters who are either enjoying renting or those who are contemplating making the switch from renting to homeownership.  Today, we’re answering the four most common questions renters are asking us.   Should I rent or buy?    For nearly every individual or family, this answer will vary. Depending on your […]
Buyers The Ultimate Guide To Relocating A Family With Kids The Ultimate Guide To Relocating A Family With Kids You may have heard that moving with young kids is difficult. No matter how important the move is for you and your family, children can have a tough time leaving behind friends and familiar environments, not to mention accepting their new home. The truth is that […]
First-Time Home Buyers What You Need to Know as a First-Time Homebuyer What should a new homebuyer know before they start shopping? Here are some tips to help keep you confident and prepared.
Buyers Real Estate Upgrades Millennials are Passionate About Millennials make up the largest generation of homebuyers. So, it is crucial to figure out what they like when selling them a home. Knowing which upgrades are essential to millennials will help sellers maximize their return on investment and quickly sell the house. Let’s look at the trends in real estate that millennials care about […]
Buyers Why homebuying may be more hectic this spring & how to prepare  When the pandemic first started, a rush to purchase homes followed. Now two years later, the market is still very competitive for buyers. A competitive market doesn’t mean an impossible market, though. Read on to learn why homebuying may be more hectic this spring and three ways you can prepare to find a house in this market. 
Buyers Renting vs. Buying a Home: The Pros and Cons In this competitive market, many prospective homebuyers are considering alternatives to buying—like renting. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to buy or rent your home. 
Buyers 7 Things to Ask Before You Buy Your First House Even if you’re just beginning to think about searching for a home, something that can ease your mind is knowing what questions to ask before you purchase your first home. Whether you’re looking for a home in which to settle down and raise a family or beginning your real estate journey, utilize these helpful questions to guide you through the home-buying process.
Buyers The 6 Steps of Buying a House Buying a home is a huge accomplishment, not least because it is a process that takes time and care to navigate. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may feel especially daunted by the process and what it involves. Fear not—knowing what to expect and how to plan is half the battle! 
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Buyers How to Get the Most Out of a Home Inspection When you’re buying or selling a house you want to be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth. You may have a general idea of your home’s value and any necessary repairs, but you won’t know for certain until you hire a certified home inspector who can thoroughly analyze the property. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of a home inspection.
Buyers 6 Things to Consider When Buying a House with a Pool Houses with pools have been in higher demand in the past couple of years, perhaps because people are spending more time at home. Owning a pool provides a fun, relaxing way to cool off during hot summer days, as well as a nice gathering place for parties and events. Owning a pool also means that staycations can feel more like vacations, and who doesn’t want that? With this being said, owning a pool comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities.
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Blog How Much Money Do I Need To Save To Buy A House? Exactly how much cash do you need to have on hand when buying a home? We’re going to dive into how much money you really need to save up to afford a house, the hidden expenses you may not have planned for and some tips for how to find your perfect house budget!
Blog 6 Luxury Waterfront Listings We’re Loving This Summer Owning a waterfront luxury home is a dream for many buyers and we're excited to show off SIX of our waterfront Global Luxury homes!
Blog Home How-To: Housewarming Parties The origin of the housewarming party is unclear--some say it's rooted in the medieval tradition of literally warming the house with the community bringing gifts of firewood, while others say it stems from the idea of lighting a candle on the first night to ward off evil spirits.
Blog Avoiding Common Moving Day Mishaps Moving is undoubtedly stressful, but the right preparations can make it easier. When picking your moving day, take some time off for the family in the months before or after summer when rates are low. Have some extra buffer time to make sure the adjustment goes smoothly for everyone. When it comes to organization, a good cleanout can make all the difference before it is time to pack. Communicate with your movers about how to handle delicate and valuable items, and make sure everything is clearly labeled to make unpacking the house easier for all.
Blog Is It Time to Take the Next Step? Buying a Home With a Partner First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…a nice home with room for a carriage? In terms of relationship milestones, buying a home with a partner can be an exciting and life-changing step! How do you know whether buying a home with another person (married or not) is the right decision? What are the legal […]
Blog Local Love: What Made You Fall In Love with Your Neighborhood? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about your hometown or favorite neighborhood that really made you fall in love with the place… Was it the charming Main Street or the easy access to awesome shopping? What about the local playground or the incredible library? Whether you’re moving to the area soon or have […]
Blog We Know What It Means To Serve The greater Fredericksburg region is a hotspot for military families and defense contractors! Just a short trip away from the Nation’s Capital and only minutes from Quantico MCB, Fort AP Hill and NSF Dahlgren, we are in the perfect spot for those looking to live close to work, shopping and entertainment yet still have a […]
Blog Home Buying 101: The Appraisal You’ve spent months looking and finally settled on the house of your dreams. The seller even accepted your offer! Congrats! It’s not *quite* time to break out the bubbly yet, though! So many home buyers and sellers have questions about the appraisal process, we wanted to make sure we addressed it on our blog! For […]
Blog Home of the Brave: 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile We’re lucky to be located near several military bases and government contractors so serving veterans and active duty military members is one of our top priorities. We’ve taken a closer look at the 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile report to analyze the differences between recent active-duty and veteran homebuyers and sellers versus […]