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In an article titled Buy vs. rent: What you’ll pay in the 1o biggest cities, explains in the top 10 cities in America, how much you can save with buying instead of renting. Of course Washington D.C. is on the list and here is’s conclusion on how much you can save when you buy a home:
  • “Median home price : $330,000
  • Median rent: $2,100
  • % saved buying: 34%

With the federal government providing steady employment to many of the D.C.-area’s residents, the housing market has recovered quickly from the bust.

Home prices are expected to keep climbing modestly over the next couple of years, at an annual appreciation rate of about 2.6%, according to Trulia. That should be enough for buyers to stay ahead of renters.

Nationwide, homebuyers who remain in their homes for seven years will save an average of 38% over renting, Trulia found. A year ago, buying was 44% cheaper.”

There are a lot of factors to figure in when you are contemplating buying vs renting. If you are moving to the Northern Virginia/D.C. Metro area or are currently renting and have questions about buying, please give us a call!

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Price Improvement — Best Value in Stone Ridge!

by Jennifer Young on August 19, 2014

41902 CINNABAR SQ, ALDIE, VA 20105

LO8402122  ——— List Price:  $383,900

Gorgeous brick front townhouse w/2 car garage loaded w/upgrades! Hardwood flooring, 9′ ceilings, windows galore, custom moldings. Bright open floor plan w/living room, dining room, family room off kitchen w/42″ cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Corian, double ovens, breakfast bar. Master bedroom w/soaring ceiling, luxurious master bathroom w/separate shower, soaking tub. Sun filled lower level has huge rec room w/fireplace & leads to brick patio & fenced yard. Fantastic amenities, 3 pools, fitness center & more

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Seed Your Lawn in the Fall to Prepare for Listing Your Home in the Spring!

August 19, 2014

Seed in the Fall Are you planning on listing your home for sale next spring? Now is the best time to get that curb appeal kicked in gear! If you start the seeding process in the fall, the grass will be nice and beautiful with minimal effort come spring, which means you can focus on [...]

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Benefits of Having a Solid Down Payment

August 15, 2014

Having a %20 down payment for a home is every buyers best chance of saving in the long run but it can take a lot of time and sacrifice to save up. What are the benefits of waiting, scrimping and saving that money for a down payment? 1. Lower Interest Rate You may be able [...]

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Can I buy a Home with NO Down Payment?

August 14, 2014

When making the decision to buy a home, one of the biggest hold backs for many people is the down payment. It takes a lot of discipline and sacrifice to save up a down payment for a home. This may not be easily attainable for many people who can pay a monthly rent but after [...]

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5 Things to Know Before You Begin Investing In Real Estate

August 12, 2014

There are many things you need to know before you begin investing in real estate but we will start with 5 basic ones to wet your appetite. 1. Numbers, Numbers, Numbers Investing in real estate is a numbers game. You need to keep your emotions out of it and remember it is a business. Make [...]

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JUST REDUCED! Single Family Home in Herndon – 5BR/2.5BA

August 11, 2014

Recent Price Reduction — List Price Now $499,000 Beautiful updated home in quiet neighborhood in great Herndon location! 5 bedrooms, 2full/one half bath, 2 car garage. Hardwood flooring, moldings, formal living room & dining room, renovated kitchen w/new stainless steel appliances & granite. Family room w/vaulted ceiling & fireplace leads to composite deck overlooking private [...]

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Tricks to Making a Small Space Look Bigger

August 11, 2014

If you are looking to sell or purchase a home, these tricks to making a small space look bigger may come in handy! When you are getting your home ready to put on the market, you want it to look spacious, not cramped. And when you are getting ready to buy a home, you may [...]

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JUST LISTED – OPEN HOUSE Sunday 8/10 from 1-4PM

August 8, 2014

1936 13TH ST N, ARLINGTON, VA 22201 List Price:  $1,299,900 Listing ID: AR8423741 Exquisite brick & stone end unit garage townhouse loaded w/upgrades & shows like a model. Five levels, four bedrooms, four and a half baths. Hardwood floors, moldings, plantation shutters through-out, whole home audio system. Living room w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, stainless steel [...]

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Replace Windows or Not to Replace Windows?

August 5, 2014

That is the question! Is it worth replacing those windows before you sell? How much return on your investment will you get? Is it worth replacing the windows if you buy a house? How much of an up front cost is it? Windows are not only an important aesthetic feature in a home, but also [...]

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