Update on National Association of Realtors® Settlement


As you may have heard, on March 15, 2024, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced a settlement agreement to resolve litigation brought on behalf of home sellers related to broker commissions. I felt compelled to address the issue in this post, because there is a lot of misinformation out there in the media. Frankly, […]

2024 DAAR Annual Economic Summit for Realtors®


A highlight for area Realtors® each year is the Dulles Area Association of Realtors® Annual Economic Summit. This year’s distinguished speakers included Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors®; Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist for Bright MLS of the mid-Atlantic region; and Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of the Department of Economic […]

Hartland community in Loudoun County enters final phases of selling


I’ve shown homes in the Hartland community to a few sets of buyers over the past couple years, and over the weekend I found myself there again. I attended an event where they unveiled the new Clubhouse and pool which just opened. Hartland is a 800-acre community nestled between (and accessible via) Route 50 and […]

New Home Construction Can Help Solve Housing Dilemma


It feels like we’re back in 2021 or 2022 with the strength of the Sellers’ Market right now. Continued ultra-low inventory of homes has resulted in way more demand than supply. Buyers are getting into bidding wars and escalating their offers well above list price again. My last listing garnered 11 offers in just three […]

A Creative Way to Reduce Your Interest Rate on your Home Purchase


With interest rates on mortgages having shot up faster and to a much higher level than experts were initially forecasting for 2022, Buyers need to consider all options to get their monthly payments to a manageable level. One such option is something called a “Buydown.” Ever heard of it? It’s something the SELLER actually pays […]

The Many Reasons to Use a Realtor® When Buying New Construction


If buying new construction is on your radar, be sure to give me a call. There are numerous reasons to use a Realtor® when buying new construction. While most people DO have a Realtor® assist with this complex process, some think they can handle it on their own. Looking back, I wish my husband and […]