Category Archives: Residential Investment Real Estate

Why have 3rd party energy efficiency certification?

Home Buyers and Home Owners continue to focus on energy costs as part of the total home ownership cost.  A National Association  of REALTORS (NAR) study shows buyers will pay more for a 3rd party certified energy efficient home! Is … Continue reading

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Call before you Wire

If you’re participating in a real estate transaction, don’t get burned with your wire transfer!  Anytime you’re going to wire money, please call the recipient prior to executing the wire transfer to verify the wiring instructions.  I’ve talked several Central … Continue reading

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Secure Your Home

  With the downturn in our economy, stealing mettle items to sell for scrap continues to rise.  Recently a home in Southern Albemarle County, Virginia became the target of thieves.  In addition to taking the real estate for sale sign, … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Virginia REALTORS (CAAR) Release 2012 Year End Market Report

Over the recent holidays, I got many questions about the local real estate market and how were sales in 2012.  I shared my market experience, trends we see at RE/MAX Assured Properties (my company), and comments from other agents in … Continue reading

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Is Now a good time to sell your home w/ Investors & 1st Time Home-buyers competing for homes

Nationally and in Central Virginia 1st Time Home-buyers and Investors are competing for the same homes (medium priced & fixer upper homes).  Check out the HOUSINGWIRE article on the national trend.  Mortgages like FHA, USDA-RD, and VA require low to no … Continue reading

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Why buy residential investment real estate now?

Have you been thinking of buying a fixer upper home and using as a rental or to diversify your investment options by including residential real estate?  Has the current downturn (sale price decrease), lower interest rates, and increased inventory of homes … Continue reading

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