Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter
The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on December 2, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Great Investment Opportunity: 166 Hackberry Drive in Stephens City, VA
Nearly a 10% return on your cash invested. Requiring $31,000 cash, anticipated annual cash flow of $3341. Total returns with appreciation, depreciation, debt reduction, and cash flow close to 30% annually!
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Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on November 18, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
How To Earn a 245% Return on $28,000 Invested in the Northern Virginia Area in 5 Years
Do you have $28,000 for a down payment on an investment property in the Northern Virginia area? I have found some great investment opportunities that will yield $450 per month cash flow with $28,000 invested! That’s a 20% return on ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on October 25, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
WATCH: Affordable Living in Haymarket, VA
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Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on October 9, 2019 in Buying a Home
VIDEO: Should I Refinance? Leveraging Low Interest Rates & Debt Reduction
Even though I’m not a lender, I often get asked: “Should I refinance my house?” The answer is always, it depends. It depends on numerous factors. Here are things to consider if you are wanting to refinance your ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on October 4, 2019 in Refinance
VIDEO: Affordable Living in Gainesville, VA
Today I'm sharing some insight and information for affordable real estate options in Gainesville, VA. In the following video, I highlight some communities in Gainesville as well as pricing options available in each of the neighborhoods.
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Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on September 27, 2019 in Buying a Home
How to Buy a Bigger House in Haymarket, Virginia!
There is so much information and insight available for First Time Homebuyers that we often overlook the first time home seller looking to stay in their community but still needing the assistance and guidance of being a first time home seller. ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on September 13, 2019 in Buying a Home
Stepping Up to a Bigger Home and Saving Money!
The current market is ideal for those wishing to upgrade their housing situation! Years of steady property value appreciation, coupled with historically low-interest rates may make it possible to step up to a larger home and lower your monthly ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on September 6, 2019 in Buying a Home
How much does it cost to build a new home in Virginia?
13 Things to Consider When Pursuing Purchasing Raw Land
Raw land can be very challenging and very rewarding for home buyers. However, a land transaction will likely require a large amount of cash on hand to successfully manage the building and ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on August 26, 2019 in Real Estate Land Purchases
Stunning, Must See 7972 Canova Forest Ct. in Manassas, VA for Sale
Stunning Main Level Living Single Family Home sited on a 2 Acre Cul-de-Sac Lot backing to Trees in quiet Posey Canova Neighborhood of Manassas, VA. The welcoming front porch and stained-glass front door with transom windows welcome you into the ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on August 24, 2019 in Real Estate For Sale
43712 Vineyard Terrace in Ashburn, VA for Sale
Fantastic location, the Ridges at Ashburn in the heart of Ashburn! Minutes from One Loudoun, Belmont Chase & Ashburn Village with tons of shopping, dining & transportation options. Townhouse style that lives like a ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on August 19, 2019 in Real Estate For Sale
Great News for Condominium Financing and Great News for Investors
There was some big and interesting financial news happening today that I felt was worthy of note. Firstly, FHA will be adjusting its guidelines to make it easier for low down payment FHA financing for condominiums. This is in an effort ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on August 14, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
Are New Appliances Worth the Pre-Sale Investment?
As a prominent Real Estate listing agent in Northern Virginia, I’m often involved with pre-marketing home renovation and staging discussions. One very important area to explore is the kitchen and the question of whether new kitchen appliances ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on August 2, 2019 in Selling Your Home
How far will your dollar go? The purchasing power of buying a home in Manassas, VA
The Purchasing Power of Manassas Virginia. How far does your dollar go in Manassas! A Bargain in The DC Metropolitan Area! A look at 7279 Canova Forest Court, Manassas VA 20112.
The Northern Virginia market is very divergent on ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on July 31, 2019 in Buying a Home
How to Invest in Real Estate: 5 Scenarios to Consider
The first question to ask yourself is what are my real estate goals?
Am I looking for a quick return or short term gain? Am I looking for income? Am I looking for a long term gain? Am I looking to use my primary ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on July 3, 2019 in Real Estate Investment
Interested in Buying a Fixer Upper? 5 Simple Tips to Keep Your Sanity
As an industry distressed asset expert, I meet many buyers that want to buy a distressed property or a fixer upper. HGTV has romanticized the process and the chance to remodel an eyesore into a dream house. Many would be fixer upper ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on June 20, 2019 in Real Estate Flips
Owner Occupied Flips: An Interesting Real Estate Strategy to Grow Your Wealth Tax Free
Most buyers recognize that their home is their largest investment. However, most buyers don’t look at their home as an investment that can grow their wealth dramatically. However, a few very savvy buyers flip their primary residence ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on June 13, 2019 in Buying a Home
Mold is a Four-Letter Word… Things for the mold sensitive home buyer to consider
Recent studies suggest that 1 of out every 5 people have mold sensitivities or intolerances. This is a huge percentage of potential homeowners and home buyers.
Here are some recommendations for families facing these challenges to consider when ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on May 10, 2019 in Buying a Home
Rent vs. Buy: The Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home in Northern Virginia
Opportunity Cost is defined as the loss of potential gain when one alternative, or path, is chosen over another. As a Trusted Real Estate Advisor with deep roots in finance and economics, the term opportunity cost really sums up the question many ...
Posted by Carolyn Capalbo on April 22, 2019 in Buying a Home