Author Archives: CurtissPM

Winning ratified contracts in Northern Va. during the 2018 Seller’s Market

Two thirds the way through the 2018 first quarter and homes are going under contract before the open house.  And to add to the stress,  homes that are priced under $400k are receiving  mega-multiple offers  and the inventory is staying … Continue reading

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Monitoring Mortgage Rates thru TNX

Watching mortgage rates is just as crucial as finding that perfect home, because it can dramatically affect your purchasing power.  It works like this, simply put, mortgage rates increase, the interest on your mortgage increases and that increases your monthly … Continue reading

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Why buy? – The long and short of it!

Overview There are many reasons why people buy or not buy homes.  From financing limits to preference of area currently living to using the investment for cash flow or tax purposes.  Regardless of the reasons, exploring that right decision can … Continue reading

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Which comes first, Realtor or Mortgage Broker?

Most buyers find a Realtor to help them shop for a home to purchase and then work with their Realtor to find a Mortgage lender.  But, recently, Mortgage Brokers are advertising to come to them first, to be pre-approved for … Continue reading

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0 (Zero) Evictions in over 18 years?

Yes, zero evictions in over 18 years with tenants that we’ve recommended to be placed into our client’s homes.  And, on top of that, that is carrying an average inventory of over 400 properties a year. That is a great … Continue reading

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Posting Rentals on Craigslist!

A funny thing happened to me as I was considering to post one of my client’s condos on Craigslist.  It started out as a normal morning of me going through my eMails of potential tenants asking to see a variety … Continue reading

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Pulling the turkey out of the portfolio!

Happy Thanksgiving and please excuse my metaphor!  But, sometimes these timely metaphors can really help capture what is going on with ones portfolio of investments, especially with Real Estate. The real question becomes, when do I know I own a … Continue reading

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Winterizing your investment properties, who takes care of that?

There are several key winterization items that should be done every winter, but who is responsible, the owner or tenant?  I break them down into two categories. The first are the items that are the “must dos” to protect the … Continue reading

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