Is Buying Your First Home Within Your Grasp?

Are you an “old millennial”? Despite the terrible name chosen for this generation, you might be a good candidate for home ownership! Based on the infographic below, you will see that those that have been categorized as “old millennials” are dominating the first time home buying market.


How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

As the value of a family’s home (an asset) increases, so does their equity. Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recentHome Price Expectation Survey (HPES)helps target these projected answers. Here are the results from theQ2 2019 Survey: Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2019


Home Buying with the Sasha Farmer Team

This is a quick overview of the many steps we will help you with along the way. Don’t fret- there are many steps in the home buying process, but we have an extremely smooth and stress-free process for our home buyers. We would love to get together with you to discuss this more and answer any questions you may have!


Remodeling Cost vs Value for 2013

Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home renovation that you hope will add value to your house (and not just enjoyment), take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of remodeling cost vs. value for the mid-atlantic region first!  This list provides a national survey highlighting which improvements are the most valuable and will produce the highest return


Real Estate Provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

For those of you wondering about what the fiscal cliff means for real estate, what is going to happen with the mortgage interest deduction, and what will happen with capital gains taxes and estate taxes, check out this very brief summary of the fiscal cliff provisions regarding real estate.  These are current as of January 1, when both the Senate and


Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2011-2012 Released

Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home renovation that you hope will add value to your house (and not just enjoyment), take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of remodeling cost vs. value for the mid-atlantic region first!  This list provides a national survey highlighting which improvements are the most valuable and will produce the highest return


Building Your Home: Floor Plan Tool

Check out this great tool for selecting a floor plan that will work for your family! Dream Home Source is a great tool to add in the criteria for you dream home, and then be provided with floor plans and exterior sketches of a home that meets all of your criteria and needs! Home building does NOT need to be


But Zillow says my house is worth…

It is actually quite often that people I run into have been completely misguided about their home values.  With the incredible technology and information online about real estate and home searches, people often feel that real estate websites are getting to the point where they are extremely accurate and reliable.  In some large cities, evidently this is true.  In Charlottesville,


We are really outgrowing out current home, but…

In the current market, there are many homeowners out there who would like to have a larger/nicer home but are patiently waiting for the market to improve. A frequently heard objection is that they can’t sell their home for what they think it should be worth, so they are trying to wait for the market to improve a bit and


Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

Time Magazine’s September 11 cover story attempts to make a strong case against homeownership in the article found here; but I have actually found my recent conversations with clients (current and pending) to present a story that is quite the opposite. Are you still debating whether or not it is a “good time to buy”?  It is never a good