Monday, June 27, 2016

Virtual Reality

Viewing homes online has become the first step in most home buyers home search.   3D and Virtual Reality are now playing a major role in simulating the actual walk through of a home.

HERE is an article that has a link to a fun video on virtual reality.  Enjoy!

                                                        Carla Brooks

PS Picture is a courtesy of free digital photos

Projects Around the House

If you are like most homeowners today, you have a running punch list of "to do" maintenance items for your home.  While it is nice to DIY projects to save money, it is best to leave some tasks to the professionals.  HERE is a list of 5 Projects that should be done by a professional.

If you would like to buy or sell a home, call me today.  Thank you for stopping by,

                                                                   Carla Brooks

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dulles Metro Rail Update

Phase Two of the Dulles Rail Metro Project is underway.  This Phase concentrates on the stretch from Reston to Ashburn.  Real all about the progress here.  Simply click on the link for the April newsletter to find the latest and greatest information.

The two pictures above were taken early on in Phase 1 of the Dulles metro rail project.  

If you would like to buy or sell a home, call me today.  I am here to help and make the process enjoyable.

Carla Brooks

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Selling your home?

If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, it is a good idea to know (in advance) what the costs will be at the settlement table.  Don't be afraid to ask your realtor to provide an estimate of closing costs.

Ris Media has posted an article today on the Hidden Costs of selling a home.  Click on the link to read about the costs and also be aware that each area of the country has its own costs and fees that may be in addition to the ones listed in the article.

Call me today if you would like to buy or sell a home, I am here to help.

                                                  Carla Brooks

PS Free Digital Photos is the source of the above photo.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dulles Metro Rail update

Previously, the Northern Virginia real estate market was a function of the federal government job market.  Over time, however, the federal government jobs will play less of a role in the supply and demand of the real estate market in Northern Virginia.

The primary reason Northern Virginia is attracting a multitude of new job opportunities is the Dulles Rail Metro Project.  Businesses have the confidence to locate to areas with metro service since it adds to the quality of life of their employees.  Please click on the link to read about the construction progress and view the wonderful photos.

Call me today for more information on the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market.  I am here to help!

                                                                  Carla Brooks

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Suburban Living or Not?

One of the trends in real estate is the resurgence of home buyers interest in the downtown living.  It makes sense to cut commuting time and increase the quality of life by spending less time in traffic.  His Media has an informative article on this topic today.

The article also lists the top 10 Downtown areas in the US.  Enjoy the read and if you are in the Northern Virginia area, enjoy the weather this week.

I am here to help with your real estate questions.  If you would like to buy or sell a home, call me today.

                                                            Carla Brooks

PS Free Digital Photos is the source of the above photo.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Underground Oil Tanks

Does your home have an underground oil tank?  Or, are you thinking of buying a home with an underground oil tank?

If so, there are companies that specialize in inspecting underground oil tanks( and the soil around them) to make sure that the tank is not leaking into the environment and water table.

Pollard Environmental is one company in Northern Virginia that offers this inspection service.

Call me today with your real estate question.  I am here to help.

                                                             Carla Brooks

PS Free Digital Photos is the source of the above photo