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Closing Costs 101: Expert Tips for Keeping Your Costs Down When Finalizing Your Mortgage

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 30, 2017

Are you thinking about buying a new home? If you are going to make use of mortgage financing, you may be wondering about some of the costs attached. As you may have heard, all mortgages have a number of fees and other costs that are assessed at the “close,” or when you finalize the loan.…

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Millennials in NoVA Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 29, 2017

It doesn’t matter what age you are, it’s always painful to save up for the down-payment when purchasing a home. But there’s good news, especially if you’re a millennial looking for your first home purchase. A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or…

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October 2017 Market Update

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 28, 2017

Jason Mitchell 2025408160 View My Website View My Facebook Featured Video for Haymarket, VA It’s A Great Time To Buy! Here is your local market video with the most recent activity for Haymarket, VA! Please click the link above to view and contact me if you have any questions regarding your next real estate transaction…

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Buying a Home Can Be Scary In Prince William… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 28, 2017

Even out in Prince William County homes are more expensive than average compared to most of the country. So buying a home can indeed be scary! But if you’re looking to buy you just need to educate yourself. Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO®…

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 27, 2017

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The…

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 25, 2017

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find…

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Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 21, 2017

It’s a very exciting time for most parents when their kids begin to crawl, but it can also be much more difficult to watch over your child and ensure their safety. If your child is starting to get along on their own and you’re preparing to baby proof, here are the main areas and items…

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Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You Nothing vs. FSBO

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 19, 2017

There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The skills of a professional negotiator A layer of protection from possible legal liabilities Professional guidance in navigating any pitfalls that may arise A…

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