Not all real estate practitioners are enthusiastic about the effectiveness of open houses, but here are five good reasons to consider holding one:
The odds are low but sometimes open houses lead to a sale.
Home sellers like them. They like seeing their real estate professional working hard for them.
Visitor feedback is good for sellers.
Other real estate practitioners tour open houses and they sometimes produce sales.
Open houses engage people, including friends and neighbors who might bring in a buyer.
Source: Inman News, Mary Umberger (02/17/2010)
Inlet Cove is near Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills
Inlet Cove is alongside Route 1 This neighborhood of townhouses is near grocers and eateries Inlet Cove is close to Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, and Potomac Mills shops, in the city of Woodbridge Interior to these properties are multilevel Inlet Cove is serene
Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1…
Some of the best housing deals are on high-end homes, many over $1 million. Some of them need TLC or they aren’t in the most-coveted locations. But there are plenty of desirable properties and lots of sellers who are getting impatient. Buyers with cash have the best opportunities. Buyers who need a mortgage should move…
If you love price drops we have good news. NesbittRealty.com now features the biggest and most recent price drops on area real estate. We have condos, townhouses and houses all with big price reductions. These HOT properties will attract a lot of attention so contact us to take a closer look. In general we look…
The National Association of Realtors recently did a study about the characteristics of home buyers. Some of the findings might surprise you. Thirteen percent of buyers purchased a home with one or more parents and grandparents together with adult children. There were several reasons given for purchasing a multi-generational home. Cost savings; Children over the…
Here are some of the basics about title insurance:
1. Every mortgage lender requires title insurance. Title insurance protects the lender and the secondary markets to which they sell the loans from defects in the title to your home and property. It ensures the validity and enforceability of the mortgage document. Title defects could include mistakes made in the local property office, forged documents and claims from unknown parties. The amount of the policy is equal to the amount of your mortgage at its inception. You pay a one-time fee as part of your closing costs. If you are purchasing a home, you should also purchase an owner’s policy which provides coverage up to the purchase price of the home you are buying. In some states it is customary for the seller to purchase the owner’s policy on your behalf.
2. You have the right to choose your title insurance provider! You can shop around for a lower insurance premium rate on line at sites, or you can also ask your lender or real estate professional for help in getting quotes.
3. Check the companies out before you select one. Make sure the title insurance company you choose has a favorable Financial Stability Rating® with Demotech, Inc., the leading title insurance rating company.
4. It’s easy to save money on title insurance. Request quotes from a few companies and then reach out and speak to them. Ask about hidden fees and charges which could make one quote seem more attractive than another. Ask about discounts. There are often discounts available if you are refinancing and sometimes even when you are purchasing if the current policy issued to the seller on the property isn’t too old.
5. Even new construction needs coverage. Even though the home is new, the land isn’t. There may be claims to the land or liens placed during the construction which could negatively impact your home.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
Julie Nesbitt is one of the hard-working real estate professionals at Condo Alexandria. As many people know, she’s a force behind much of what gets done here. We snapped a few publicity photos of her this Spring. Which one do you like best?