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December 2019


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Have a wonderful Holiday Season!


Status Update: Dulles Market Corridor (DMC) Real Estate

The DMC real estate market remains very strong with continued low inventory levels, good buyer activity and low mortgage interest rates. You may want to review our 2019 year-end analysis and our incites for the DMC real estate market in 2020. You can always review DMC market details anytime at this link: R&R Team Blog: Local Real Estate Market Status.

If you are currently or a soon-to-be active buyer or seller in the local market, we highly recommend that you monitor our continuing blog updates on the local DMC market at this blog link and review the latest detailed data for each of the important market status indicators (interest rates, market appreciation/depreciation, etc.). We attempt to update this market status blog weekly or more often as needed.


When is the Best Time to Buy or Sale?_____________________________________________________ 

If you are not sure about when is the best time to sell or buy real estate, then do not guess...being right can save you a lot of frustration and bring you a lot of rewards. Please read this article from our R&R Team website to learn more on when is the best time to sell or buy real estate.  


Why Hire The R&R Team to Help You Buy or Sell (Or Both)?_____________________________________________________

The R&R Team has helped over 620 clients succeed over the years in buying and selling homes and we can help you succeed too:

     - We are an EXPERIENCED and a PROVEN FULL-SERVICE Team; we have been full-time in real estate for 21+ years and have successfully closed over 620 transactions for sellers and buyers (more than $220 million in sales volume) throughout Northern Virginia.                                                       

     - We will apply our 21 years of proven experience assisting you every step of the way from start to finish (more details for buyers at this link...and for sellers at this link.                   

     - Most importantly, besides applying our expertise and energies on your behalf, you will enjoy HONESTY, INTEGRITY & RESULTS...that is our GUARANTEE when you hire The R&R Team! 

If you would appreciate such attention to detail, combined with our expertise, then do yourself a favor and call us at 703-625-5586 or send us an email.


Down Payment Help – What Is It, Who Gets It, and How It Could Help You Buy a Home?_____________________________________________________

The National Association of Realtors® issued a recent report that shows that one-third of first-time buyers in 2018 used help from family or friends for their down payment that year. The other two-thirds didn’t even know you could use gift funds for a down payment. OK, that second part is made up…but it’s probably not stray far from the truth.

The reality is that dedicated down payment assistance funds often go unused and many of those who might like to buy a home don’t even consider it because they don’t have enough money saved for the down payment and don’t know there are easy—and free—ways to come up with one, like the aforementioned gift funds, as well as grants and forgivable loans. This article provides details on how and where to get help. Also, most good mortgage loan officers can provide needed advice and assistance on this subject...please see our list of recommended lenders at this link 


Help You Sell Your Home With These 10 Affordable Tweaks


Putting your home on the market can be a stressful time as you’re transitioning to move out and also preparing your house for showing. This article discusses 10 affordable tweaks that you can do yourself in just a few hours or a few days...these tweaks are bound to be an investment well spent.


Answers to Your Real Estate Questions at Your Fingertips

We have developed the R&R Team website with you in mind to help answers your real estate-related questions. Simply go to the "Resource Center" on our website at this link...whether you are buying, selling, refinancing or remodeling/repairing, we have attempted to provide sound answers to your real estate-related questions. Also, you can always feel free to call us at 703-625-5586 or send us an email.


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