A fabulous family-friendly environment is one of the top draws for the Loudoun/Clarke/Winchester corridor. Our region is an excellent place to raise a family, with highly-rated schools, recreation facilities, and plenty of parks and outdoor spaces for adventures. But when it’s chilly, drizzly, and gray, parents and kids can go stir-crazy. Fortunately, our region boasts top-notch indoor activities ... Continue Reading
Where Are the Best Places to see Christmas Lights in Loudoun County?
Are you feeling festive yet? We are! As your leading Northern Virginia real estate agent, Yvonne Holland loves checking out Christmas lights around the region. It’s one of the best ways to get to know our neighborhoods and enjoy a hearty helping of holiday cheer. Bundle up, grab a cozy hot chocolate and head out to check out some fabulous local light displays. But how can folks find the best ... Continue Reading
What If My Parents Want to Move Closer to Me?
Mom and dad are retiring–and guess what? They’ve decided they want to move closer to their favorite adult child: you. Okay, so maybe it’s really the grandkids. The idea of your parents moving closer is something to celebrate but can also bring mixed feelings. Will they want to spend too much time with your family and interfere with your routines? Ideally, you can get them close– but not too close, ... Continue Reading
What’s The Status of the Northern Virginia Housing Market?
As interest rates rise, we’re getting more questions from buyers and sellers about the market in our region. Will interest rates impact my ability to sell my home for a fair price–or prevent me from buying my dream home? Why are houses sitting longer? Are we headed for a 2008-style crash? Will my home retain its value? As a top Northern Virginia real estate agent for decades, Yvonne Holland has ... Continue Reading
What Should I Do To Prep My Home for Fall?
There’s nothing quite like fall in Northern Virginia, with crisp air, colorful trees, and beautiful blue skies. It’s the perfect time of year to explore our region’s stunning country roads, visit corn mazes and pumpkin patches and check out fabulous fall festivals. Many of us also feel a burst of energy as the cooler weather arrives. We’re ready to tackle home projects and get organized. Early ... Continue Reading
What Can I Do If My Appraisal Comes In Too Low?
It’s an old joke: where a tax assessor sees a mansion, an appraiser sees a shack. It’s obviously an exaggeration, but low appraisals are something sellers (and buyers) worry about with good reason. A buyer’s lender requires an independent appraisal because they need to know the value of your home before giving the buyer a mortgage. But what happens when the appraisal is lower than the asking ... Continue Reading