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Home Prices in Fredericksburg Up Year over Year

The latest reports from the Metropolitan Regional Information Service, which tracks real estate in the Fredericksburg area, has indicated that home sale prices were up in October 2013 compared to October of 2012.  The average home price in October 2013 was $239,950 which represented a price 8% higher than October of last year. The average […]

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The Heat is On- Fred Real Estate Market Heating Up

It would appear that real estate in the Greater Fredericksburg area is making great strides year over year and continues to show strong improvement.  Both anecdotal and empirical evidence point to the fact that the heat is on in the Fredericksburg market.           Here is what the number crunchers are telling […]

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Mortgage Interest Deduction In Jeopardy

Just as the housing market begins to recover the politicians in Washington stand ready to strike a blow to the housing recovery by eliminating the popular mortgage interest deduction.  As it stands now taxpayers are able to deduct a significant portion of interest paid on their home on their taxes.  While in most cases this […]

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Fredericksburg Market Snapshot

Here is the latest Fredericksburg Market snapshot for October 2012 from the Metropolitan Regional Information System MRIS.  Click here for the full report.  The numbers cover the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, and King George. Median housing prices rose in the Fredericksburg area for the ninth-straight month in October compared with the year before. […]

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News You Can Use

Here are some recent headlines from around the real estate world that you can use or at least  find entertaining. 5 Great Plants for Indoor Gardens via Zillow The 3 ft. Wide House via House Logic Mortgage Rates Settle in Near Record Lows via Realty Times If the White House Were for Sale, How Much […]

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What Are Lenders Looking For?

What are lenders looking for from home buyers in the Fredericksburg, VA area?  Mortgage rates nationwide continue to hover near record lows.  In the Fredericksburg, Virginia area there is little doubt that the market is continuing to make improvements as home prices recover.  Now is certainly a great time to buy.  As one thinks about […]

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The Value a Realtor Can Bring to You

There are some distinctive advantages to using a realtor to sell your home or buy a new home.  These advantages range from higher sales prices for homes listed via a realtor to help with all the forms and documents needed for a successful real estate transaction.  Those in the greater Fredericksburg area would do well […]

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Investors Corner

One question investors have faced over the years is does one invest for the equity or cash flow?  And, the answer is yes. To play it safe, you will want to have a real estate investment model that allows for ample cash flow.  This cash flow (proceeds left over after the principal, interest, taxes and […]

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Homeselling 101- Curb Appeal

The importance of curb appeal in selling your home cannot be overstated.  As the cliche reminds us, “There is only one chance to make a great first impression.” Curb appeal, sprucing up the exterior of your house and surrounding grounds, does not have to be expensive.  Here are some quick ideas… Make sure all grass […]

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Homeowner Tricks and Tips

Find below some nifty tips and tricks for your home.  Enjoy! Clear the Air in Your Kitchen via Zillow Prepare for the Stink Bug Invasion from Houselogic How to Turn Autumn Leaves into Home Decor (video) via Coldwell Banker 10 Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall via Freshome

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