I admit it, I really enjoy studying American history even decades after taking those courses in high school and college. I should thank those that taught me and created a life-long desire to learn more.
So if you enjoy going to Mount Vernon and Monticello, visiting Colonial Williamsburg and the historic areas of places like Fredricksburg, perhaps you're curious about buying an antebellum (pre-Civil War) Virginia home. I can help you find them and buy them. You can start by clicking the photo above to see current listings. Then call, text or email me!
As a Realtor, I have been at many, many home inspections over the past 16 years observing and making sure my buying clients are learning as much as they can about the home they are under contract to purchase. All major items are checked - roof, foundation, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, and windows. A reminder, I am not an inspector. Odds are you are not either.
In the Spring/Summer 2018 the Washington Consumers' Checkbook is an excellent article on home inspections. They did not rate the inspectors by name, but in their test house, 18 inspectors charging from $300-$750 spent 1 1/2 to 4 hours each doing their inspections. Of the preset 28 "problems" in the home, none found all -- just 7 to 18 of them. Although buying a home in perfect condition is optimum, an inspection should prevent surprises and hopefully all potential expensive ones.
A home inspection is, for most purchasers, a must have contingency in the contract and a qualified, certified and experienced home inspector provides tremendous value.
If I can help you with your purchase, including advice with home inspections, call me, 703-220-0406
Here's an opportunity worth a look. Close to Reston's Wiehle METRO and Reston Town Center, but priced at just $225,000 for a 2 bedroom condo. The place is totally remodeled - Kitchen and Bath plus new Carpet, Fresh Paint and Light Fixtures/Ceiling Fan. Check out my 2 minute narrated tour at: http://bit.ly/2FaycXb
2047 Royal Fen Ct, #12 in Southgate Condominiums, Reston
I started with one and has grown to about 20 parcels from 1/4 to 3/4 of an acre located in the community of Wilde Acres in Winchester. I've gathered interested sellers of these lots t help promote them by shining a brighter light on them than advertising them separately with do.
The links to individual parcels will be working soon. Go to http://www.Winchester-Land.com and start shopping!
According to the Washington Post 1/18/18, Northern Virginia is still in the running for Amazon's big spend. This could be a wonderful boost to the economy.
As a Realtor with Weichert Realtors, I make sure that you home or land, for sale or rent, is exposed to ALL real estate professionals through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Our regional MLS was enlarged for everyone's benefit to now cover much more than the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Our map now looks like this.
What's this mean to you? You can search for land and homes, sale or rent, through my app -- homeASAP/DavidHoughtaling from Harrisburg (PA) to Harrisonburg (VA).
But, to avoid confusion with MLS numbers we have been using, now all listings have a traditional and new Bright number. Unfortunately, some of the public internet sites use one number or the other.
My HomeASAP/DavidHoughtaling App will continue to use the Traditional MLS Number and Address
Realtor.com only lets you search listings using the new Bright
Homesnap allows you to search by MLS number and uses the new
Bright MLS number for Central Pennsylvania only. You should continue to
use the Traditional MLS Number
Zillow, Trulia and Homes.com do not use MLS numbers for search.
I will be providing both numbers and of course continue to provide property addresses. Call, text or email me any time for assistance or questions. 703-220-0406
Just a reminder, particularly for those living in Reston, the Reston Community Center in Hunters Wood Plaza has an indoor pool. Your RA pool/tennis pass doesn't cover it, but their fees are nominal. Check out the pool calendar and charges here: http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/swim/pool-hours
The title is from Richard Carlson's 1997 little book, "Don't Worry, Make Money" and the gist is that marketing differently can have make what we do to promote our listings stand out. In the past few days I have heard from 4 people from West Virginia to Connecticut who received my postcard. So far that is 4 out of 852 and because I sent them postal bulk rate (29¢ instead of 49¢ each), folks with TX, CA, and AK addresses may not get them for a while.
3 of the 4 are interested in hiring me. The 4th already had signed with someone else. But why me?
Timing is possible. So is my filling a recognized need. So are several other reasons, but my promise to my clients when I am hired to represent them includes trying out of the ordinary approaches. If I can get buyers or sellers to take a look at my offering when there is so much competition for their attention, you and I both succeed.
Would you like to talk to me about how my ideas might help you?