Some Thoughts from Realtor, David Houghtaling

The people at Pantone have in recent years told us that what would be the color taking over clothing and items for sale on the shelves and some of the success of their predictions must come from the power of suggestion.  In 2019 it is said to be living coral as you likely heard or read on the news.

But living coral isn't going to be the favorite color of kitchen cabinets.  But could it show up on powder room walls?  Could it be a background color for drapes?  IKEA is already promoting it.

Perhaps to both.  Be on the lookout for it in model homes or when paint consultants are commissioned to help you with your new wall paint colors!

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Posted by David Houghtaling on December 11th, 2018 6:55 PM

So we had a bit of snow, sleet, and hail today -- November 15th -- so before Thanksgiving and still in Fall.  Does it mean anything to sellers or buyers?

Yes, and yet how much of an impact?  First thing first.  People get put off by bad weather when they are looking for a home unless they really need to buy a home.  Perhaps they are relocating or have a family change occurring.  Casual lookers are probably using this as one more reason to wait.

Sellers become more anxious if they aren't well represented because the sellers fear anything beyond their control and weather is definitely one of those things.  However, like the insurance commercial, "I've seen a thing or two" and let's talk about seasons, seasonality and responding to it.  It doesn't have to be a bad thing at all and maybe it will put buyers in the holiday spirit when they come to look at your home!  Call me.

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Posted by David Houghtaling on November 15th, 2018 6:02 PM

Rather than resummarize the work done by Reston Association in their October 2018 RESTON Magazine, I have provided you a link to the 13 pages HERE

Reston will be going from the one existing METRO station to its second located next to the Toll Road, Sunset Hills Road, and Town Center Boulevard in an area that has generally been called Town Center West for the past few years.  At the same time Reston's 2nd station opens in 2020, Herndon, Dulles Airport and Ashburn will get their stations.

If you are interested in buying or selling, call, text or email me.  If you have questions, let's talk.

703-220-0406  David@BuyOrSelltime.com

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Posted by David Houghtaling on October 29th, 2018 12:49 PM
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$482,500.00
46144 Aisquith Terrace

Potomac Falls, VA 20165



Beds: 4 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2406
Garage: 2 Built: 1999
 

Coming Friday, September 28th! A 2-Car Garage, Brick Front Townhome with over 2400 SF of Finished Space including 4 Bedrooms! Hardwoods on Main. HVAC and Roof Replaced in past Year. Fresh Interior Paint and Exterior Trim in 2017. Master and Upstairs Full Bath Updated 2018. Half Bath on the Lower Level is Now a FULL Bath! Larger than Many Single Family Homes! See it for the LOCATION, SCHOOLS, SPACIOUSNESS, AND UPDATES. MOVE IN BECAUSE IT WILL IMMEDIATELY FEEL LIKE HOME!
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Posted by David Houghtaling on September 26th, 2018 5:13 PM

  Wet Weichert Walk to End Alzheimer's Today

Do you like to take a walk in the rain like a young child in you with your yellow rubber boots?  Today you can relive that feeling as the Northern Virginia community, along with Weichert Realtors, will meet in Reston Town Center between 1:30 and 2:30 and Walk to End Alzheimer's.

If you can come and join in, I'll be carrying the yellow Weichert flag, probably wearing me yellow raincoat, and will be happy to see you.

And, whether you walk or not, consider clicking http://act.alz.org/goto/Houghtaling  and making a donation.  Small or Large, Thank you.

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Posted by David Houghtaling on September 23rd, 2018 9:51 AM
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$3300.00
1258 Woodbrook Ct

Reston, VA 20194



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 4 Sq. Ft.: 2500
Garage: 1 Built: 0
 

This is a large, 3 level, garage townhome in North Reston wit a brand new kitchen, hardwoods on the main, 4 full bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and one of those is on the main level.
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Posted by David Houghtaling on September 12th, 2018 2:46 PM

That's "Be Aware" and not "Beware."  The State of Virginia has made some changes this summer regarding renting properties.  First, as landlords you have been able to restrict "smoking" in your properties for quite some time, but now electronic cigarettes are included with tobacco as "smoking" making both lumped together and may be prohibited.

Next, the common law lease has gone through another round of changes and now very closely resembles the landlord-tenant act lease.   If you have 2 or more rental properties in the State of Virginia, we now must use the later.   In reality, because of the changes to the former, most will now use the  VRLTA.

And lastly, with only one client exception in 16 years, I have never had a problem with landlords and abiding with the Fair Housing laws of VA and the US.  As of this summer the Feral Government has made many changes to allow tenants with "Assistance Animals."  Let me first remind you that an assistance animal is NOT a pet.  No pet addendums or pet security deposits and no restrictions can be made by a landlord, condo association, or home owners association restricting residency by an assistance animal with his/her person.

We all would likely agree these rules make sense, but the implementation is tricky.  Landlords, if I'm representing you, we will walk through these rules and changes.  To others, lean on your Realtors because ignorance of the regulations is not a defense.

Finally, I am not an attorney and you unrepresented landlords may want to engage their counsel on these items before they need to hire one to defend them.

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Posted by David Houghtaling on August 14th, 2018 2:37 PM

Barry Taylor, Manager of our Weichert, Realtors Great Falls Office, stopped by this morning around 9:00 as he visits every office in the Capital Region on his way to New Jersey for the 18th annual Weichert Charity Outing. 

Weichert raised more than $170,000 last year and is working to raise even more this month. 

You can still donate at https://www.gofundme.com/hef68p-breast-cancer-research.

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Posted by David Houghtaling on August 14th, 2018 2:27 PM
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2204 Westcourt Lane #218

Herndon, VA 20170



Beds: 1 Rooms: 1
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 810
Garage: 0 Built: 1994
 

Peace and security of a locked elevator condo building with a reserved parking space adjacent to the building included. Granite kitchen counters, white cabinets, carpeting, a private balcony, and a spacious bath, too. Enjoy the 24 hour fitness center year round and the outdoor swimming pool in season. Close to shopping, Dulles Airport, Dulles Toll Road, and METRO in Reston with METRO in Herndon coming within 2 years.
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

David Houghtaling
David Houghtaling
7032640000
www.buyorselltime.com



 
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Posted by David Houghtaling on August 8th, 2018 8:05 AM

Consumers Checkbook Advice

I'm a fan of the information provided by the not-for-profit local Washington, DC Consumer's Checkbook and with all of the rain we have had lately, here's some timely information.  Maybe some of this will be helpful before we have new storms, too.

Grading is often a issue during home inspections because the slope of the lawn goes down towards your foundation instead of down and away.  But there is more.  Do a quick read and if I can be of help, call me -- David Houghtaling, 703-220-0406

Some Great Information: CLICK HERE   https://www.checkbook.org/puget-sound-area/basement-waterproofers/articles/How-to-Solve-Basement-Moisture-Problems-2301

Check it out

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Posted by David Houghtaling on July 26th, 2018 11:44 AM

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